Dispatch boat

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a swift vessel for conveying dispatches; an advice boat.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The "gentle tale" that the "brightening star of New York journalism" tells his fellow reporter on a dispatch boat off Cuba had been the result of a "murder assignment" from his "city editor"; yet the reporter-listener suspects the story is "more" than the truth, and indeed the reporter-speaker says he is telling the murder story as "I imagine it was done," complete with notorious invented quotations (727).
Because of his undoubted skills, Smalls was promoted to wheelman of the Planter, a Confederate steamer which served as the flagship and dispatch boat of Brig.
Copy transmitted by Naval Dispatch Boat Service (NDBS) will be censored in the U.K."