Definition of ship's company in English:

ship's company

noun

  • The crew of a ship.

    • ‘Our proposition to the ship and the ship's company is that the vessel ought to return to international waters.’
    • ‘To have the ship's company clearly visible on deck, or in the days of sail, aloft on the yards, meant that the guns were not manned.’
    • ‘His most recent training drills have involved the ship's companies of HMA Ships Melbourne, Yarra, Hawkesbury and Waterhen.’
    • ‘Around 2,000 people visited the ship over three days, stretching the ship's company to the full.’
    • ‘But the first leg of her journey had a more domestic feel to it, as she sailed from Devon to Scotland, carrying relatives of the ship's company to Aberdeen.’
    • ‘That allowed the embarked Marines and members of the ship's company to go ashore.’
    • ‘She is 130m long and carries a ship's company of 228.’
    • ‘Peter, from Plymouth, was the only member of the ship's company not at action stations at the time.’
    • ‘Beagle and her ship's company of 37 have spent more than nine months away from their Devonport base, surveying in Sierra Leone and the Arabian Gulf.’
    • ‘The Wallabies presented the ship's company with a signed jersey which will take pride of place in the junior sailors' sports café.’
    • ‘Behind him the ship's company, some carrying red roses, streamed down the brows to reunite with their loved ones.’
    • ‘By order of the Admiralty both ships exchanged entire ship's companies, officer complement and Fleet Command, and returned to their respective stations.’
    • ‘A platoon from Pembroke paraded through the streets of Parnu, where the salute was taken by the President, and the ship's company also managed a good run ashore.’
    • ‘This held them in good stead with the ship's company.’
    • ‘At this point the Maritime Commander asked each of the ship's companies how many were Western Australians.’
    • ‘With a ship's company of over 240, many of them with homes in the Portsmouth area, the arrival was a welcome and long-awaited event.’
    • ‘This was rowed from ship to ship and the ship's company in each case were assembled to witness the punishment.’
    • ‘When in service, Enterprise, which is more than 90 metres long, will have a ship's company of 81 and a top speed of 15 knots.’
    • ‘Two hours from Cairo, the port made an excellent starting point for the ship's company to explore the ancient cities.’
    • ‘Her final operational task involved trials in Norway, and the ship's company of 35 enjoyed their final foreign run ashore in Stavanger.’
    sailors, seamen, mariners, hands
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