sloop of war

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a sailing or steam warship having cannons on only one deck

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As captain of the sloop of war Ranger, he raided the English coast and tried to burn the shipping at Whitehaven in Cumbria.
By 1804, Charles had left the Endymion (24 guns), was promoted to commander and commissioned as captain of the new sloop of war Indian (18 guns) then building in Bermuda.
USS Constellation: From Frigate to Sloop of War, by Geoffrey M.
discover the trials and tribulations of commanding a sloop of war.
Descriptions of construction of the Hunley and the training of the crew are followed by the tale of its subsequent disastrous assault on a Union sloop of war in 1864 in the harbor at Charleston, South Carolina, which was blockaded by the Union Navy.