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BACK of the post to BALANCE of the mizen

BALANCE of the boom sail to BARK

BARNACLE to BEAMS

BEAMS to BED of a river

BED of a cannon to BIGHT

BILANDER to BLACK-STRAKES

BLADE to Trim the BOAT!

To bale the BOAT to BOLT-ROPE

BOMB to BOTTOM
BOMB
BOMB-VESSEL
BONNET
BOOM
BOOM-IRON
BOOMS
BOOT-TOPPING
BORE
BOTH SHEETS AFT
BOTTOM

BOTTOM to BOX-HAULING

BOXING to To BREAK-UP

BREAK-WATER to BRIDLES of the bowline

BRIG, or BRIGANTINE to Ship-BUILDING

Ship-BUILDING to BUNTINE

BUNTLINES to BUTTONS


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BOMB-VESSEL

BOMB-VESSEL, (bombarde, Fr.) a small ship particularly calculated to throw shells into a fortress. They are said to be invented by M. Reyneau, and to have been first put in action at the bombardment of Algiers. Till then it had been judged impraticable to bombard a place from the sea. See a particular description of these ships in the article KETCH.


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