Guide to Merchant Ships

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The combination carrier Arctic does a little bit of everything, carrying wet and dry cargoes, along with a handful of containers on the deck, as well.


Photograph by Jean Hemond, used with permission. Check on official terminology.


Panel 1 - Bulk Carriers: Dry Goods


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Panel 2 - Bulk Carriers: Wet Goods


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