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Bomb ketch
Ketch Ketch (k[e^]ch), n. [Prob. corrupted fr. Turk. q[=a][imac]q : cf. F. caiche. Cf. Ca["i]que.] (Naut.) An almost obsolete form of vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden. Bomb ketch. See under Bomb.
Bomb ketch
Bomb Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber beneath. --Bacon. 2. (Mil.) A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired from mortars. See Shell. 3. A bomb ketch. Bomb chest (Mil.), a chest filled with bombs, or only with gunpowder, placed under ground, to cause destruction by its explosion. Bomb ketch, Bomb vessel (Naut.), a small ketch or vessel, very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be used in naval bombardments; -- called also mortar vessel. Bomb lance, a lance or harpoon with an explosive head, used in whale fishing. Volcanic bomb, a mass of lava of a spherical or pear shape. ``I noticed volcanic bombs.' --Darwin.

Meaning of Bomb ketch from wikipedia

- A bomb vessel, bomb ship, bomb ketch, or simply bomb was a type of wooden sailing naval ship. Its primary armament was not cannons (long guns or carronades)...
- ammunition. Early bomb vessels were rigged as ketches with two masts. They were awkward vessels to handle, in part because bomb ketches typically had the...
- Ghost Rider (Daniel "Danny" Ketch) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the third Marvel character...
- USS Vesuvius was a bomb ketch, and the first ship of the United States Navy named for the Italian volcano. Vesuvius was built by Jacob Coffin at Newburyport...
- A ketch is a two-masted sailboat whose mainmast is taller than the mizzen mast (or aft-mast), and whose mizzen mast is stepped forward of the rudder post...
- expedition. The vessel was sold to Tripoli, which she served as Mastico. The bomb ketch was one of several Tripolitan vessels which captured Philadelphia on 31...
- the hospital ship Looe (Timothy Splaine), the bomb-ketch Basilisk (John Hubbard) and an unnamed bomb tender. Real San Felipe (San Felipe El Real) 74...
- February 16, 1804, a small contingent of U.S. Marines in a captured Tripolitan ketch rechristened USSĀ Intrepid and led by Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, Jr. were...
- USS Spitfire was a bomb ketch converted from a sloop that served the U.S. Navy during the republic's early years. She carried ammunition for the U.S. Navy...
- commanded by Commander Cole. HMS Harvey, a bomb ketch, commanded by Lieutenant Mound. HMS Moth, a bomb ketch, commanded by Lieutenant Duncan. HMS Clam...