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  • n. Plural form of sloop.


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  • Though called sloops-of-war, the tonnage and batteries of these ships were superior to those of the medium ships-of-the-line of the beginning of this century, with which

    Admiral Farragut

  • They get involved with a press-gang raid by one of HM sloops, which is accompanied by a revenue cutter.

    The Lost Middy Being the Secret of the Smugglers' Gap

  • [Footnote 126: This expression, _tall ships_, so often used in these early voyages, evidently means square-rigged vessels having top-masts; as contradistinguished from low-masted vessels, such as sloops and pinnaces.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 08

  • The Royal Navy categorized sailing ships (i.e., three-masted_ from the most powerful 1st rate to the light 6th rates; smaller fighting vessels, such as sloops and brigs, were not

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • The juniper-made sloops may no longer navigate the oceans between Europe, the West Indies and America, but if the mercantile trade has withered, the age of re-insurance and international finance has grown, helping swell the economy of this 54-square-kilometer enclave to an estimated € 4.3 billion.

    Losing Oneself in Bermuda

  • The oyster pirates, a fleet of a dozen sloops, were lying at anchor on what was known as the "Deserted Beds."

    A Raid on the Oyster Pirates

  • This was the predicament of the pirates: because of the big run-out, the tide was now rushing back like a mill-race, and it was impossible for the strongest swimmer in the world to make against it the three miles to the sloops.

    A Raid on the Oyster Pirates

  • Nicholas asked, when they had departed to their various sloops.

    A Raid on the Oyster Pirates

  • NEW YORK — For more than a century, tens of thousands worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, building some of the nation's most storied warships – sailing frigates, Civil War ironclads, gunboats, sloops and 20th-century warships and submarines.

    New $25M Museum To Display Navy Yard's 200-Year History

  • Then jump right in and choose one of 238 WWI vessels, choosing from among battleships, cruisers, sloops and others.

    British scientists seek help extracting weather data from WWI naval records


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  • Spools in reverse.

    October 30, 2007

  • You're right. This is the worst trip I've ever been on.

    October 30, 2007

  • Har! If it was, it wasn't listed by name. I could understand wanting to go home, though...

    October 29, 2007

  • Was the John B. one of them?

    October 29, 2007

  • In addition to four named ships listed as "belonging to the army" (British army) that were captured at Yorktown, also captured were "a considerable number of small sloops and schooners, and 12 or 15 galleys" as well as "private vessels."

    October 29, 2007