Sloop Of War
His Majesty's Sloop-Of-War Diamond Rock
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Sloop of War
Excerpt from Letter From the Secretary of the Navy, Transmitting the Official Account of the Capture of the British Sloop of War Reindeer: By the United States' Sloop Wasp, Commanded by Captain Johnston Blakeley, on the Twenty-Eighth June Last Sir, In order that congress may proceed in the agreeable duty of bestowing suitable honors and rewards on those gallant men, whose noble achievements have already so signally distinguished themselves and their country during this war, I am directed by the committee on naval affairs, on the part of the senate of the United States, to request that you will transmit all the information in possession of the navy department, relating to the capture of the British sloop of war Reindeer, by the American sloop of war Wasp.
British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WW II
This is the first study in depth of the Royal Navy's vital, but largely ignored small craft. In the age of sail they were built in huge numbers and in far greater variety than the more regulated major warships, so they present a particular challenge to any historian attempting a coherent design history. However, for the first time this book charts the development of the ancillary types, variously described in the 17th century as sloops, ketches, brigantines, advice boats and even yachts, as they coalesce into the single 18th-century category of Sloop of War.