In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- In 1808-1811, the British navy, desperate for able-bodied seamen, impressed more than six thousand Americans.
- He is wearing the navy-blue sailor's uniform jersey that he had been given upon his promotion from ordinary seaman to able-bodied seaman on board the cruise ship Philadelphia in 1911.
- There is also a medal for Robertson, an able-bodied seaman who was lost aboard the Clonlara, sunk by a U-boat en route to Lisbon in August 1941.
- A team of two ‘abies' (able-bodied seamen) were the artists.
- Traditionally, the U.S. Navy relied on an apprentice system of shipboard training to produce able-bodied seamen.
- ‘Basically we became like family,’ says John, who was an able-bodied seaman of 18 when his ship went down at Cove.
- With her she was taking 50 able-bodied seamen and 20 some foot soldiers.
- Actually, it requires more craftsmanship to qualify as an able-bodied seaman than as a journeyman reporter.
- His dad, Tom, now in his eighties, started off in the Navy as an able-bodied seaman, but worked his way up to become a first officer in the Admiralty.
- Follow the Fleet was the first film to attempt to make a ‘regular guy’ out of Fred Astaire, portraying him as an able-bodied seaman rather than a male ingenue.
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