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  • The "Essex" soon came near enough to the squadron to ascertain that it was a fleet of British merchantmen and transports convoyed by a frigate and bomb-vessel.

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 1 (of 2)

  • The Spaniards confined themselves to a passive defence by their shore batteries, which proved indeed sufficient to protect the town and shipping, for on the second night they got the range of the bomb-vessel so accurately that the British were forced to withdraw her; but this did not relieve the vital pressure of the blockade, which could only be removed by the mobile naval force coming out and fighting.

    The Life of Nelson

  • Only one bomb-vessel was provided, so that very extensive results could scarcely have been anticipated; but Nelson saw, with evident glee, that the enemy's gunboats had taken advanced positions, and intended to have a hand in the night's work.

    The Life of Nelson

  • The main attack was to be further supported by a bomb-vessel, the _Thunder_, accompanied by the armed transport _Friendship_, which were to take station to the southeast of the east bastion of the engaged front of the fort.

    The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence

  • Only one bomb-vessel was provided, so that very extensive results could scarcely have been anticipated; but Nelson saw, with evident glee, that the enemy's gunboats had taken advanced positions, and intended to have a hand in the night's work.

    The Life of Nelson, Volume 1 (of 2) The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain

  • The Spaniards confined themselves to a passive defence by their shore batteries, which proved indeed sufficient to protect the town and shipping, for on the second night they got the range of the bomb-vessel so accurately that the British were forced to withdraw her; but this did not relieve the vital pressure of the blockade, which could only be removed by the mobile naval force coming out and fighting.

    The Life of Nelson, Volume 1 (of 2) The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain

  • Captains Lane of the thirty-two-gun frigate _Astrea_ and Ryves of the bomb-vessel _Bulldog_, were landed to co-operate with the troops.

    By Conduct and Courage A Story of the Days of Nelson

  • These suggestions so far weighed with the English Admiralty as to lead to the equipment of two small vessels, the bomb-vessel _Hecla_ and the brigantine _Griper_, which left the Thames on the 5th May, 1819, under command of Lieutenant William Parry, whose opinion as to the existence of the north-west passage had not coincided with that of his chief.

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century

  • The "Mortar" bomb-vessel had all her company lost.

    John Deane of Nottingham Historic Adventures by Land and Sea

  • Five or six sloops-of-war and brigs were placed near the east end of the island to make a diversion, while a bomb-vessel and several small craft, supplied with rockets, took up their stations near the Boyart shoal.

    Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships A Story of the Last Naval War

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  • A certain kind of warship. See bomb.

    September 6, 2008