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Armed Merchant Cruiser

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  1. has come to mean merchant ships equipped with guns, usually for defensive purposes, either by design or after the fact

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 21, 2008
  2. In the days of sail, piracy and privateers, many merchantmen would be routinely armed, especially those engaging in long distance and high value trade

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  3. a type of vessel serving in WWII

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  4. The most famous of this type were the East Indiamen which were known to be able to defeat regular warships in battle

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  5. These were used in both World Wars by both Germany and the United Kingdom

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