war vessel

Definitions

  • The Demologos, or Fulton the First. The first steam vessel-of-war in the world
    The Demologos, or Fulton the First. The first steam vessel-of-war in the world
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n war vessel a government ship that is available for waging war
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Usage

In literature:

These eighteen vessels were the nucleus of the fighting force with which the government met the war of 1861.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
Every man upon the war-vessel is imbued with a strange sense of sadness.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Captain Lawrence had to engage many men who had never been on a war-vessel before, and did not know how to work the guns.
"Newfoundland and the Jingoes" by John Fretwell
Carthage possessed war vessels with five banks of oars, and built on a plan different from that of the smaller vessels.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
All of Waugh's goods were seized, by the officers of the war-vessel, and sold, and he was forced to leave.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
He had three vessels capable of fighting men-of-war.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
A new order of war-vessel, fitted for running prow on against an enemy's ship, to stave her in by crushing.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Young Greek seamen should be employed by the civilized nations in their vessels of war and commerce.
"The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol. II" by Thomas Lord Cochrane
The great war-vessels moved into position, and prepared to cover with a terrific fire the landing of the troops.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The great activity that we had observed on the decks of the war-vessel ceased as mysteriously as it had begun.
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton
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In poetry:

For when he cut his war-arrow,
Lords and liegemen soon were mustered,
And to aid from Sweden, Denmark,
England, France, swift-flying vessels
Coursed the sea-ways toward his standard.
"P. A. Munch" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
The "Victoria" sank in fifteen minutes after she was rammed,
In eighty fathoms of water, which was smoothly calmed;
The monster war vessel capsized bottom uppermost,
And, alas, lies buried in the sea totally lost.
"The Loss of the 'Victoria'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The Brig Niagra sailing ship is a restoration of the vessel that served as the flagship for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry during the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
A crew member aboard a clamming vessel that pulled up mysterious canisters from the ocean off Long Island was exposed to mustard gas, the World War I chemical warfare agent, the doctor treating the man said today.
The World War II ship ran aground after navigating out of the channel Monday while traveling down the Cumberland River to the vessel's home port in Evansville.
BOSTON — Tall ships and naval vessels from around the world arrive in Boston this week to celebrate Independence Day and mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812 during Harborfest.
A crew member aboard a clamming vessel that pulled up mysterious canisters from the ocean off Long Island was exposed to mustard gas , the World War I chemical warfare agent, the doctor treating the man said today.
War of 1812 fighting vessel HMS General Hunter came to rest in Southampton, Ont.
Leon Williams, 87, of Niles, discusses his World War II experiences as a gunner on merchant and Navy vessels.
War of 1812 fighting vessel HMS General Hunter came to rest in Southampton, Ont.
The battleship USS Iowa, a storied vessel that served during World War Two and the Cold War, made a brief final voyage on Saturday to its permanent berth at the Port of Los Angeles, where it will open as a naval museum next month.
A super-secret chapter in Navy history will soon close quietly on a scrap heap, as the service auctions off a famed Cold War-era research vessel cloaked in a unique coating.
The mission of a World War II submarine was usually pretty straightforward: seek out and destroy enemy vessels.
'Whale Wars' vessel to open for public tours.
A vessel featured on the television series "Whale Wars" will be docked in Marina del Rey this week and next for public tours.
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