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SHIP. This word, in its most enlarged sense, signifies a vessel employed in navigation; for example, the terms the ship's papers, the ship's husband, shipwreck, and the like, are employed whether the vessel referred to be a brig, a sloop, or a three-masted vessel.
     2. In a more confined sense, it means such a vessel with three masts 4 Wash. C. C. Rep. 530; Wesk. Inst. h.t. p. 514 the boats and rigging; 2 Marsh. Ins. 727 together with the anchors, masts, cables, pullies, and such like objects, are considered as part of the ship. Pard. n. 599; Dig. 22, 2, 44.
     3. The capacity of a ship is ascertained by its tonnage, or the space which may be occupied by its cargo. Vide Story's Laws U. S. Index, h.t.; Gordon's Dig. h.t.; Abbott on Ship. Index, h.t.; Park. Ins. Index, h.t.; Phil. Ev. Index, h.t. Bac. Ab. Merchant, N; 3 Kent, Com. 93 Molloy, Jure Mar. Index, h.t.; l Chit. Pr. 91; Whart. Dig. h.t.; 1 Bell's Com. 496, 624; and see General Ships; Names of Ships.

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On middle and upper Danube in periods of high water level, certain bridges have the height of only 6 meters and represent unavoidable obstacles not only for sea going ships but some types of river motorships and push-boats too.
In 1948, Haines residents Steve Homer and Ray Gelotte converted a surplus World War II LCT-Mark 6 landing craft into the M/V Chilkoot, and started a ferry service, Chilkoot Motorship Lines, up the Lynn Canal from Tee Harbor in Juneau to Haines and Skagway.
Thousands of kilometres from Japan, the Swedish motorship Gripsholm left New York with Japanese nationals on board.
Louis was not an SS but an MS or MV- motorship or motor vehicle-powered by diesels, not steam.