Sloop vs Gunboat - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between sloop and gunboat
is that sloop
) a single-masted sailboat with only one headsail while gunboat
is (nautical) any of various types of small armed vessel.
(label) A single-masted sailboat with only one headsail.
* 1789 , (Olaudah Equiano) (Gustavus Vassa), (The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano) ,
- I stayed in this island for a few days; I believe it could not be above a fortnight; when I and some few more slaves, that were not saleable amongst the rest, from very much fretting, were shipped off in a sloop for North America.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=Mr. Cooke had had a sloop
?yacht built at Far Harbor, the completion of which had been delayed, and which was but just delivered.}}
(label) A sailing warship, smaller than a frigate, with its guns all on one deck.
A sloop of war, smaller than a frigate, larger than a corvette.
* gunboat diplomacy
* mortar barge
* patrol boat
* torpedo boat