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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

- cannons (long guns or carronades)—although bomb vessels carried a few cannons for self-defence—but mortars mounted forward near the bow and elevated to a...
- quickly taken up, necessitating a new form of naval ship, the bomb vessel. Mortars pla**** a significant role in the Venetian conquest of Morea and in...
- Bomb vessels were designed to bombard enemy positions on land, such as towns and fortresses. For this they were ****ed with one or two mortars that could...
- 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...
- HMS Grappler (1845) was an iron paddle vessel launched in 1845 and sold in 1850. HMS Grappler (1855) was a mortar vessel launched in 1855, renamed MV18 later...
- 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....
- converted to a survey vessel in 1824 and sold 1851. HMS Mastiff (1855) was a mortar vessel launched in 1855 but renamed Mortar Vessel 7 later that year;...
- became a lightvessel in 1821, a watch vessel in 1834 and was broken up in 1859. HMS Havock (1855) was a mortar vessel launched in 1855, and renamed MV5 later...
- launched in 1834, converted to a survey vessel in 1843, and broken up in 1853. HMS Blazer (1855) was a mortar vessel launched in 1855, renamed MV3 later that...
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