(1) The captain of a submarine is shown observing through the periscope a broken-backed merchantman , torpedoed fair amidships and sinking by the bow, with the complacent rhyme.(2) The first raid failed to destroy the docks, but X24 succeeded in despatching a merchantman .(3) They live happily for some years, until Enoch is compelled through temporary adversity to go as boatswain in a merchantman .(4) A crewman pretending to be the merchantman 's captain could be put in front of the video link, so the warship's CO can certify or disprove who he is.(5) He shouted fresh commands and the oarsmen went to work again, backing the ship away from the sinking merchantman .(6) The ships were going to Wreck Reef off the Barrier Reef to rescue the ship's companies of HMS Porpoise and the merchantman Cato.(7) A commander was appointed for the campaign, after which most of the vessels, being converted merchantmen , returned to their home ports.(8) These were flat-bottomed craft with a shallow draft, and were lowered from the davits of larger troop-carrying merchantmen , like lifeboats.(9) More than 6,000 ships, warships, merchantmen , landing craft and barges, sailed across the channel in marked lanes cleared by minesweepers.(10) More than 50 British warships, survey vessels, training ships and auxiliaries will be joined by more than 120 foreign warships, merchantmen and tall ships in a review formation at Spithead.(11) The commotion on the two ships' decks was incredible as pirates streamed onto the merchantmen and sailors streamed onto the Emerald Lady.(12) But New England had had a fright, and next year, a motley force of armed merchantmen and fishing vessels set out from Boston to capture Louisbourg.(13) Whenever the Brazilian fleets arrive on the Tagus, British navy vessels and merchantmen already lie in wait, a continual irritant to Portuguese port authorities.(14) This reflects an increasingly clear division after about 1500 between the builders of great decked ships, the warships and merchantmen , and the builders of undecked boats - fishing vessels, barges and riverboats.(15) Off Cowes and Portsmouth these mighty vessels lay at anchor along with attendant merchantmen and store ships.(16) This picturesque town has been a haven for ships - merchantmen , naval vessels, and buccaneer galleons - since the 1600s.