a vessel used in training students for nautical careers.
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How to use school ship in a sentence
This is an “Industrial school ship” for boys between the ages of 11 and 14 years.The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy" | John MacGregor
The boys did not believe that he was one of the crew of the school ship Investigator.The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands | Roger Thompson Finlay
She is now used as a school-ship for the training of seamen.Stories of Heroic Deeds for Boys and Girls | James Johonnot
The school-ship St. Mary's has just started off for her summer cruise.
Harry Darrel, having received a nautical training on a school-ship, is bent on going to sea.Ralph Gurney's Oil Speculation | James Otis
British Dictionary definitions for school ship
a ship for training young men in seamanship, for a career in the regular or merchant navy
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