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Definition of mortar vessel

mortar vessel
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 mortar vessel from wikipedia

- A mortar is usually a simple, lightweight, man portable, muzzle-loaded weapon, consisting of a smooth-bore metal tube fixed to a base plate (to absorb...
- 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)—although...
- eventually developed, the mortar vessels, divided into 60-, 65-, 70- and 75-foot types, and the mortar floats. The mortar vessels carried a basic rig on...
- Lime mortar is composed of lime and an aggregate such as sand, mixed with water. The Ancient Egyptians were the first to use lime mortars. About 6,000...
- Plymouth until sold in 1814. HMS Firm (1855), a mortar vessel, launched on 1 March 1855, renamed Mortar Vessel 11 later that year, and disposed of in 1858...
- (1856), 166 ton mortar vessel No 50 (1856), 166 ton mortar vessel No 51 (1856), 166 ton mortar vessel No 52 (1856), 166 ton mortar vessel Ernest (1856)...
- watch vessel in 1834 and was broken up in 1859. HMS Havock (1855) was a mortar vessel launched in 1855, and renamed MV5 later that year. She became a customs...
- in 1824 and sold 1851. HMS Mastiff (1855) was a mortar vessel launched in 1855 but renamed Mortar Vessel 7 later that year; transferred to HM Coastguard...
- vessel launched in 1845 and sold in 1850. HMS Grappler (1855) was a mortar vessel launched in 1855, renamed MV18 later that year, and hulked in 1866....
- She was sold in 1833. HMS Manly (1855) was a mortar vessel launched in 1855, but renamed Mortar Vessel 6 shortly afterwards. She was hulked in 1866....
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