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SADDLE to To strike SAIL

SAILING to SALUTE

SALUTE to SCHOONER

SCOOP to SEA-COAST

SEA-CLOTHS to SENDING

SENNIT to SHANK

SHANK-PAINTER to SHEET

SHEET-ANCHOR to SHIP

SHIP to SHIP-SHAPE
SHIP
Armed SHIP
Hospital-SHIP
Leeward-SHIP
Merchant-SHIP
Private SHIP of War
Store-SHIP
Transport-SHIP
To SHIP
SHIP-SHAPE

SHIPPING to SHOT

SHOT to SLAB-LINE

SLACK-WATER to SNATCH-BLOCK

SNOTTER to SPILL

SPILLING-LINES to SPRING A LEAK

SPRINGING THE LUFF to SQUALL

SQUARE to STANDING-WATER

STARBOARD to STEM

STEMSON to STEWARD

STIFF to STRAKES or STREAKS

STRAND to STUDDING-SAILS

STUFF to SWEEPER of the sky

SWEEPING to To SWING


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Hospital-SHIP

Hospital-SHIP, a vessel fitted up to attend on a fleet of men of war, and receive their sick or wounded; for which purpose her decks should be high, and her ports sufficiently large. The gun-deck is entirely appropriated for the reception of the sick, and is flush without cabins or bulk-heads; except one of deal, or canvas, for separating those in malignant distempers. Two pair of checquered linen sheets are allowed to each bed, and scuttles cut in the sides for inlets of air. The sick are visited by a physician, and constantly attended by a surgeon, a proportionable number of mates, assistants, servant to him, a baker and washerwomen. Her cables ought also to run upon the upper deck, to the end that the beds or cradles may be more commodiously placed between decks, and admit a free passage of the air, to disperse that which is offensive or corrupted.


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