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  • The armament at Toulon consisted of thirteen ships of the line, seven forty-gun frigates, with twenty-four smaller vessels of war, and nearly

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • On the afternoon of July 12, the forty-gun Phoenix and the Rose, twenty guns, with the accompanying schooner Tryal and two tenders, were seen to move towards North River.

    Washington

  • A forty-gun ship started up East River and opened on the batteries, which responded angrily.

    Washington

  • By staying here, and employed, they would liberate us from our enemy close to our door; gratify the Emperor of Russia; protect our Levant trade; and relieve a squadron of our ships from the service: besides giving us one eighty-gun ship, two forty-gun frigates, a Maltese new ship of the line ready for sea, and two frigates.

    The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Volume 2

  • Under the protection of the batteries of the castle of Callao lay three Spanish armed vessels, a forty-gun frigate and two sloops-of-war, guarded by fourteen gunboats.

    The Land We Live In The Story of Our Country

  • He kept the log of the forty-gun frigate Arabella, on which he served as master, or, as we should say to-day, navigating officer, as no log that I have seen was ever kept.

    Captain Blood

  • Among the spoils of war falling into Confederate hands were twelve hundred guns and the _Merrimac_, a forty-gun steam frigate.

    Captains of the Civil War; a chronicle of the blue and the gray

  • The Prince de Neuchatel had the honor of beating off the attack of a forty-gun British frigate -- an exploit second only to that of the General

    The Old Merchant Marine; A chronicle of American ships and sailors

  • They have a forty-gun frigate on the stocks, and expect two cruisers from the grand seignior.

    Reports and Opinions While Secretary of State

  • In August, 1798, three forty-gun frigates landed 1100 men under Humbert, making the passage from

    Political Pamphlets

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