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    Hi all,
    I am sorry for this non-RAF post but I would like to ask forum members for help which is more NAVY and language one.

    In the reports of 311 Sq crews when flying with Coastal Command in 1942 over Bay of Biscay there are often mentioned ships. But I have quite a big problem how to make a difference between the types when trying to translate the reports. Would be anybody able to help me with description or the main difference?
    trawler - bigger fishing boat?
    tunnymen - smaller fishing boat?
    crabber ketchey - ?
    coaster - ?

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    Pavel
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    Tunnymen were smaller fishing boats, specifically used for tuna fishing. Tunny is another name for tuna.

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    Coaster was a small iron/steel ship, usually steam powered that plied between coastal ports.

    Google Steam Coaster and in particular the links for SS Robin

    Google Crabbing Ketch for the sail powered vessel

    Google sailing trawler and in particular Brixham for the similar vessel to the ketch.

    All a bit difficult to explain the differences in the sailing vessels so pictures are best.

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    Thanks for both replies which leads me to the correct names and also understanding of the differences.
    Ross you are right - the pictures are the best.

    Pavel
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