well-found [wel-found] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- well-furnished with supplies, necessaries, etc.: a well-found ship.
Origin of well-found 1300–50 for earlier sense “welcome”; Middle English Examples from the Web for well-found Historical Examples of well-found
Finally, there is all that is needed in every well-found vessel which is ‘fit to go foreign.’
The Triton was a well-found, well-officered, and well-manned ship.
Uruguay, more especially its capital, is well-found in the matter of femininity.
W. H. Koebel
So the passage seems “well-found” and successful by dint of suggestion.
By this time his vessels had become strained, so that well-found merchant ships had less difficulty in escaping them.
British Dictionary definitions for well-found well-found adjective (well found when postpositive)
- furnished or supplied with all or most necessary things