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  • He'd recognized the distinctive bomb-ship masts and rigging of HMS Terror almost immediately, even through the shimmering, shifting air, and for a few seconds of confusion bordering on vertigo, Crozier had wondered if somehow they had managed to get lost, turned around, and were actually heading back to the northwest toward the ship they'd abandoned hours earlier.

    The Terror

  • As it was thought advisable to reduce some of the smaller towns before the attack on Fort Royale, we were ordered with one of the sixty-fours, two frigates, the bomb-ship and some gun-boats to assault the town of St. Pierre.

    A Sailor of King George

  • On the third day after our arrival a frigate with a bomb-ship and three gun-boats engaged it, and three hours afterwards it capitulated.

    A Sailor of King George

  • He signalled accordingly; and at nine-thirty, under the eyes of the squadron, a boat from the bomb-ship started to tow the infernal machine towards the harbour.

    The Mayor of Troy

  • That on the 9th of August last [year], the _Ramilies_ 74, the _Pactolus_ 44, the _Terror_ bomb-ship, and the

    The Defence of Stonington (Connecticut) Against a British Squadron, August 9th to 12th, 1814

  • About 8 o'clock in the evening they commenced by the fire of a shell from the bomb-ship, which was immediately returned by a shot from our 18-pounder.

    The Defence of Stonington (Connecticut) Against a British Squadron, August 9th to 12th, 1814

  • I made the signal for the squadron to weigh; and to engage the Danish line, consisting of seven sail of the line, ten floating-batteries mounting from twenty-six twenty-four pounders, to eighteen eighteen pounders, and one bomb-ship, besides schooner gun-vessels.

    The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson

  • "The bomb-ship, and schooner gun-vessels, made their escape; the other seventeen sail are sunk, burnt, or taken, being the whole of the Danish line to the southward of the Crown Islands, after a battle of four hours.

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

  • “The bomb-ship, and schooner gun-vessels, made their escape; the other seventeen sail are sunk, burnt, or taken, being the whole of the Danish line to the southward of the Crown Islands, after a battle of four hours.

    The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson

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  • A certain kind of warship. See bomb.

    September 6, 2008