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War vessel   /wɔr vˈɛsəl/   Listen
War vessel

A government ship that is available for waging war.  Synonyms: combat ship, warship.

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"War vessel" Quotes from Famous Books

... is that the Lusitania was a British war vessel under orders of the Admiralty to carry a cargo of contraband of war. The passengers had had full warning, first by the German note to England in February, second ...
— New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915 - April-September, 1915 • Various

... with a firm belief that he would commit no infraction of the truce. Afterward was another matter. In the meantime they were one in the effort to get Beth Drexel back to the safety of riotous Tampico or of a war vessel. ...
— Dutch Courage and Other Stories • Jack London

... up with the other two, and the "Long Island" was vanishing in the distance ahead, not a light showing, for it is the privilege of the commander of a war vessel to sail without lights, when the interests of the services may be furthered thereby. Nor did any of the ...
— Dave Darrin at Vera Cruz • H. Irving Hancock

... of Lee.%—At the beginning of 1865 the situation of Lee was desperate, and in February, Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy, met Lincoln and Secretary Seward on a war vessel in Hampton Roads to discuss terms of peace. Lincoln demanded three things: 1. That the Confederate armies be disbanded and the men sent home. 2. That the Confederate States submit to the rule of Congress. 3. That slavery be ...
— A School History of the United States • John Bach McMaster

... on the air. It was the answering salute from the war vessel. She had heeded the call of the ...
— Madge Morton's Secret • Amy D. V. Chalmers

... to be the Talbot, an English ship cruising in those waters. The whole affair was a splendid display of courage on the part of the Nashville in clearing ship and showing fight to the big English gunboat. Every man on the American ship knew that if the stranger proved to be a Spanish war vessel the chances were ten to one against the Nashville; but none of them stopped to think of that, but made ready to fight her. Now we will return to Cienfuegos and see how our splendid seamen cut the Spanish cables in the very ...
— Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain • Prescott Holmes

Words linked to "War vessel" :   flattop, submersible warship, aircraft carrier, torpedo boat, conning tower, ship, corvette, three-decker, privateer, battleship, guided missile destroyer, naval gun, battlewagon, warship, man-of-war, cruiser, destroyer, armed services, war machine, fleet, capital ship, sloop of war, ironclad, carrier, military, armed forces, destroyer escort, frigate, guard ship, submersible, combat ship, ship of the line, military vehicle, military machine, attack aircraft carrier, surface ship

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