Sloops sentence example
Sloops, fire - ships, bomb-vessels and royal yachts were said to be not rated.
The land forces were supported by a river fleet consisting (in 1479) of 360 vessels, mostly sloops and corvettes, manned by 2600 sailors, generally Croats, and carrying 10,000 soldiers.
Sloops of an excellent type were built for work on the high seas, of which the celebrated "Kearsarge" was one.
The forces actually available on the American side when the war began consisted of a small squadron of very fine frigates and sloops in an 5 efficient state.
In November 1805 he was raised to the rank of admiral; and in the summer of 1807, whilst still a lord of the admiralty, he was appointed to the command of the fleet ordered to the Baltic, which, in concert with the army under Lord Cathcart, reduced Copenhagen, and enforced the surrender of the Danish navy, consisting of nineteen ships of the line, besides frigates, sloops, gunboats, and naval stores.Advertisement
The remainder of the expedition, employing several small sloops, did a great deal of useful work.
The Yealm is navigable for sloops and small brigs, to Kitley Key.
There were numerous operations by British frigates and sloops along the American seaboard.
Charles Smith was appointed Captain of Spy, one of the new sloops building at Chatham.
More often than not, however, the vessels were used as patrol or convoy escort sloops.Advertisement
The eight sloops recently built in his Majesty 's Yards have been ordered to their stations to prevent the running of wool from Ireland.