A tramp steamer, or tramp for short, is any ship which does not have a fixed schedule or published ports of call. (As opposed to freight liners) Tramp ships trade on the spot market with no fixed schedule or itinerary/ports-of-call(s). 'Steamer' or 'Steamers' are infrequently seen today, as marine engine plants that burned oil or coal to create heat to boil water to make steam, which turned turbine or piston engines, have largely been replaced by diesel engines -- which can be operated more economically, by smaller crews with less maintenance. Because of this the term tramp freighter is sometimes used. Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft, usually with multiple decks. ... A cargo ship sailing on a regular schedule, as opposed to a tramp ship. ...
The term is derived from an old meaning of "tramp" as itinerant beggar or vagrant, and is first documented in the 1880s, along with "ocean tramp" (at the time many sailing vessels engaged in irregular trade as well).
A trampsteamer, or tramp for short, is any ship which is not dedicated to a Liner Service which has a fixed schedule and published ports of call.
Trampships trade on the spot market with no fixed schedule or itinerary/ports-of-call(s).
'Steamer' or 'Steamers' no longer operate per-se as the turbine engine (oil burned to create heat to boil water to make steam) has been replaced by diesel engines which are used exclusively as a source of power in TrampSteamers.
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