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  • "Don't tell me that's the powder-ship, up the river!"

    Shining Ferry

  • Nor was that enough, for His lightning smote the powder-ship, the _Morning Star_, where she swung at her moorings off from Burling Slip, and the very sky seemed falling in the thunder that shook the shoreward houses into ruins.

    The Reckoning

  • Charleston fitted out a vessel, which captured the powder-ship, and, eluding a number of British cruisers, returned safely to Charleston with fifteen thousand pounds of gunpowder for the colonial army.

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

  • It tried the Dutch Gap and the powder-ship, and shelled and shovelled till Sherman had cut five

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, and His Romaunt Abroad During the War

  • The notion of the powder-ship which, as stated above, was blown up near Fort Fisher with such trivial result, was suggested by the effect of the explosion at Erith; and the method of fitting out and firing the vessel is thus described: --

    Foreign and Colonial Intelligence

  • Admiral Porter, in his report of the operations, stated that on the 24th ult., after a large powder-ship had been blown up under the walls of Fort Fisher, without doing any damage, his fleet bombarded the fort, and in an hour silenced the Confederate fire.

    Foreign and Colonial Intelligence

  • It consisted of seventeen ships of the line, thirteen frigates, six corvettes, seven transports, and a powder-ship, forty-four sail in all, conveying eight thousand troops under the command of Generals Grouchy, Borin, and Humbert.

    By Conduct and Courage A Story of the Days of Nelson

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  • "'The French had gathered seventeen of the line, thirteen frigates, six brig-corvettes, seven transports and a powder-ship...'"

    --P. O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral, 109

    March 19, 2008