Thus, you see, comparing the tonnage of a warship with that of a merchant ship is somewhat like comparing a pound with a bushel.
Behold what the quarter-deck training even in a merchant ship will do!
She was no merchant ship, this was already clear, but there was still the hope that she might be a man-of-war or a privateer.
Labourers employed to load and unload a merchant ship when in harbour.
We had not even weapons of defence which are always allowed on every English merchant ship.
There were all the transports and galleys of the host and many a merchant ship.
How disagreable is the act of leaving harbour in a merchant ship!
I enlisted as a signalman, and was assigned to duty on a merchant ship.
We shipped in a merchant ship at Liverpool, and sailed for the west coast of Africa.
We were escorting a merchant ship flotilla—a whole flock of us.