Mortar boat

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mortar boat (Naut) a boat strongly built and adapted to carrying a mortar or mortars for bombarding; a bomb ketch.
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Usage

In literature:

On the eighteenth of April the mortar-boats began heaving shells at the forts.
"Captains of the Civil War" by William Wood
On the next day he started with five gunboats and four mortar-boats.
"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete" by Ulysses S. Grant
On the next day he started with five gunboats and four mortar-boats.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
The fleet, the armor clads, the floating batteries, and the mortar boats, were coming straight toward the fort.
"The Guns of Shiloh" by Joseph A. Altsheler
On the next day he started with five gunboats and four mortar-boats.
"The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 3." by Ulysses S. Grant
The boom of the huge mortars on the boats there sounded above everything.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
All the gun and mortar-boats, except seven; thirty destroyed.
"The Pirates Own Book" by Charles Ellms
There were six ironclads, one of which was the Benton carrying the flag-officer's flag, and ten mortar-boats.
"The Gulf and Inland Waters" by A. T. Mahan
They had, too, in addition, four frigates, besides the mortar vessels, gun-boats, and the battery on the island of Aboukir.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
On March 15th, Commodore Foote moved with his fleet of gunboats and mortar-boats to the neighborhood of Island No.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
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