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    To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of

    Hello.

    To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of nine cruise ships for docking during this year and hopes to secure work on a further three vessels.

    In my opinion, "To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of nine cruise ships for docking during this year" means that "So far The Grand Bahama Shipyard has succeeded, in spite of difficulties, in gaining/winning a total of nine cruise ships for docking during this year".

    Stem (verb)
    To make headway against (a tide or current, for example).

    What is your opinion?

    Thank you.

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    Re: To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of

    I typed "Grand Bahama Shipyard" and there was no mention of any new buildings anywhere. In my opinion, the verb "stem" means "manage to secure orders". I don't think RobertJ is right but I may as well be wrong. Could some of the native speakers of English provide explanation of the word "stem"?

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    Re: To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of

    I can't think of any meaning of the verb 'stem' that would make that sentence comprehensible.
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    Re: To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of

    How about "make progress against (any opposition)"?

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    Re: To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of

    Could I quote in this thread another sentence that includes the verb "stem" and is connected with ships?

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    Re: To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of

    When you say that something stems from​ something else, you mean the first originates with the second. It would not be natural to use "to stem" about building ships.
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    Re: To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of

    There is no "from" after "stem" in "my" text.

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    Re: To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    I typed "Grand Bahama Shipyard" and there was no mention of any new buildings anywhere. In my opinion, the verb "stem" means "manage to secure orders". I don't think RobertJ is right but I may as well be wrong. Could some of the native speakers of English provide explanation of the word "stem"?
    I don't see why a shipyard can't be ground for building ships. What do you think shipyards are for?

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    Re: To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello.

    To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of nine cruise ships for docking during this year and hopes to secure work on a further three vessels.

    In my opinion, "To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of nine cruise ships for docking during this year" means that "So far The Grand Bahama Shipyard has succeeded, in spite of difficulties, in gaining/winning a total of nine cruise ships for docking during this year".

    Stem (verb)
    To make headway against (a tide or current, for example).

    What is your opinion?

    Thank you.
    The phrase "hope to secure work" in the future only makes me agree more with what Robert has said. Native speakers use nouns as verbs all the time.

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    Re: To date The Grand Bahama Shipyard has stemmed a total of

    RobertJ. Please accept my apologies. I didn't mean to offend you by saying that you are not a native speaker but how should I know.

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