war vessel

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Noun1.war vessel - a government ship that is available for waging warwar vessel - a government ship that is available for waging war
aircraft carrier, attack aircraft carrier, flattop, carrier - a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
battleship, battlewagon - large and heavily armoured warship
capital ship - a warship of the first rank in size and armament
conning tower - an armored pilothouse on a warship
corvette - a highly maneuverable escort warship; smaller than a destroyer
cruiser - a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer
destroyer, guided missile destroyer - a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
destroyer escort - warship smaller than a destroyer; designed to escort fleets or convoys
frigate - a United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser
frigate - a medium size square-rigged warship of the 18th and 19th centuries
guard ship - a warship (at anchor or under way) required to maintain a higher degree of readiness than others in its squadron
ironclad - a wooden warship of the 19th century that is plated with iron or steel armor
man-of-war, ship of the line - a warship intended for combat
military vehicle - vehicle used by the armed forces
naval gun - naval weaponry consisting of a large gun carried on a warship
privateer - a privately owned warship commissioned to prey on the commercial shipping or warships of an enemy nation
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
sloop of war - a sailing or steam warship having cannons on only one deck
submersible warship, submersible - a warship designed to operate under water
surface ship - a warship that operates on the surface of the water
three-decker - a warship carrying guns on three decks
torpedo boat - small high-speed warship designed for torpedo attacks in coastal waters
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
fleet - a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
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Half a year after, a war vessel had poked her nose into the lagoon, shelled Ano Ano, and sent its inhabitants scurrying into the bush.
Besides, it had been over two years since the last British war vessel had appeared in the Solomons.
Intense excitement prevailed upon her deck, where men were running hither and thither, manning the guns and preparing to launch the small, one-man fliers, a fleet of which is part of the equipment of every Martian war vessel.
Badly injured and only partially manned they had limped slowly toward Helium, but while passing near the city of Zodanga, the capital of Helium's hereditary enemies among the red men of Barsoom, they had been attacked by a great body of war vessels and all but the craft to which Kantos Kan belonged were either destroyed or captured.
So here I had to hold up the social end, entertain on board, be entertained ashore by planters, traders, governors, captains of war vessels, kinky-headed cannibal kings, and prime ministers sometimes fortunate enough to be clad in cotton shifts.
Two months after they weighed anchor and cleared from the port of Freetown a half dozen British war vessels were scouring the south Atlantic for trace of them or their little vessel, and it was almost immediately that the wreckage was found upon the shores of St.
For a twelve-month the manufacture of powder ceased, and all soldiers and sailors were withdrawn from all fortifications and war vessels.
Only one error of any significance was found, and this involves the US visit of the war vessel U-53 under the command of Hans Rose.
Bridgend's role in funding the war vessel is welldocumented.
In it, they read about the loss of his old ship, The Chancellor, a German war vessel that had been carrying an astonishing secret cargo: a fortune in Nazi gold
Like his contemporaries, he acknowledged that it could be used to plant torpedoes beneath a war vessel, as the Civil War navies had intended.
NNA - A celebration was held Friday at Beirut naval base as the United States Army granted the Lebanese Armed Forces a war vessel.