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Ship's papers   /ʃɪps pˈeɪpərz/   Listen
Ship's papers

Official papers which a ship is legally required to have; related to ownership, cargo, etc..

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"Ship's papers" Quotes from Famous Books

... so, "This book is sufficient for every purpose, and you know, sir, my sextant is a good one." Four cutlasses, a 28-gallon cask of water, 150 pounds of bread, 6 quarts of rum, 6 bottles of wine, 32 pounds of pork, twine, canvas, sails, some small empty water-casks, and most of the ship's papers were put in the boat, and she ...
— The Naval Pioneers of Australia • Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery

... Commander Martyn returned Barry's salute in the usual naval manner—as if he had never before seen him in his life—and asked to see the ship's papers. He was conducted to the cabin, and the ship's papers and all other necessary documents bearing upon John Tracey's rights of possession of Arrecifos laid ...
— Edward Barry - South Sea Pearler • Louis Becke

... the captured sailors, that they relinquished their design; and Mugford, crowding all sail on his prize, soon was bowling along before a stiff breeze, with the British squadron in hot pursuit. An examination of the ship's papers showed her to be the most valuable prize yet taken by the Americans. In her hold were fifteen hundred barrels of powder, a thousand carbines, a great number of travelling carriages for cannon, and a most ...
— The Naval History of the United States - Volume 1 (of 2) • Willis J. Abbot

... was back again in a moment, cooking the new log. Goddedaal's was then carefully destroyed, and a hunt began for the ship's papers. Of all the agonies of that breathless morning, this was perhaps the most poignant. Here and there the two men searched, cursing, cannoning together, streaming with heat, freezing with terror. News was bawled down ...
— The Wrecker • Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Words linked to "Ship's papers" :   instrument, legal document, official document, legal instrument, jurisprudence, law

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