Bomb vessel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bomb vessel (Naut) a small ketch or vessel, very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be used in naval bombardments; -- called also mortar vessel.
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Usage

In literature:

The armament of each vessel consisted of but one gun, of large calibre, placed on the forward deck, and protected by a bomb-proof covering.
"The Great War Syndicate" by Frank Stockton
That bomb on the vessel had a funny look, even if it was not meant to kill Tom or me.
"Tom Swift and his Big Tunnel" by Victor Appleton
A frigate and two bomb vessels crossed the bay and threatened the castle.
"The Bravest of the Brave" by G. A. Henty
The gun-boats, the bomb-vessels, and all the ships that could approach the shore, were thundering against the fortifications.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXII." by Various
Four hours with bomb vessels, would set all in a blaze, and we know what an army is without stores.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Soon, in the white glare of the bombs, we could distinguish the actual shapes of the vessels.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
The attacking forces formed into two lines, with the regular naval vessels in the rear, and the gunboats and bomb-vessels in front.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The "Mortar" bomb-vessel had all her company lost.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
More bombs were near the vessel, but none of them found its mark.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
Hitherto, submarines had been accustomed to operate an the surface, board vessels, and sink them by bombs or gunfire.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
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