from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A ship stationed permanently in a harbor to receive recruits for the navy until they can be transferred to a cruising ship.
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We visited the naval yard at Charlestown, and the _Ohio_, an old seventy-four, now used as a receiving-ship.
At present, she is used as a receiving-ship at the United States Navy
Slowly and gently we swept past the islands and great ships; there on the shore is Point Pleasant in full uniform, its red soldiers and yellow tents in the thick of the pines and spruces; yonder is the admiralty, and the "Boscawen" seventy-four, the receiving-ship, a French war-steamer, and merchantmen of all flags.
From our midshipman, now aboard the receiving-ship
Harrison, Mrs. Burton, 1843-1920. Recollections Grave and Gay
It was this telegram, brief but extremely comprehensive, received early on the morning of the twenty-sixth of April, which sent me post-haste to the old receiving-ship "New Hampshire," moored at the end of an East
Massachusetts battalion drilled on the receiving-ship "Wabash," and the New York battalion on the receiving-ship "Minnesota."
The tramp marched to the receiving-ship with a squad of other recruits, and on the way smiled triumphantly into the face of a mulatto policeman, who glared at him.
On board the receiving-ship he was given an outfit of clothes and bedding; but before he had learned more than the correct way to lash his hammock and tie his silk neckerchief he was detailed for sea duty, and with a draft of men went to Key West in a navy-yard tug; for war was on, and the fleet blockading Havana needed men.
We visited the naval yard at Charlestown, and the _Ohio_, an old seventy - four, now used as a receiving-ship.
The officer in command of the receiving-ship at Whitby had passed on to the captain of the cutter what had been told him of the two boys by the lieutenant of the _Antelope_, and he in turn related the story to one of the chief officers of the dockyard.
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