Configuration of typical brig-sloop.  In the 1770s, the two-masted sloop re-appeared in a new guise as the brig sloop. The successor to the former snow sloops, brig sloops had two masts while ship sloops continued to have three (since a brig is a two-masted, square-rigged vessel and a ship is a square-rigger with three or more masts, though invariably only three in that period).

Configuration of typical brig-sloop. In the 1770s, the two-masted sloop re-appeared in a new guise as the brig sloop. The successor to the former snow sloops, brig sloops had two masts while ship sloops continued to have three (since a brig is a two-masted, square-rigged vessel and a ship is a square-rigger with three or more masts, though invariably only three in that period).

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Action Between U.S. Sloop-of-War Wasp and H.M. Brig-of-War Frolic Painting  - Action Between U.S. Sloop-of-War Wasp and H.M. Brig-of-War Frolic Fine Art Print

Action Between U.S. Sloop-of-War Wasp and H.M. Brig-of-War Frolic Painting - Action Between U.S. Sloop-of-War Wasp and H.M. Brig-of-War Frolic Fine Art Print

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Because of either only models or paintings or rebuilding pictures are all that is available, a link has been provided for all US Navy Sloops of War.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sloops_of_war_of_the_United_States_Navy

Because of either only models or paintings or rebuilding pictures are all that is available, a link has been provided for all US Navy Sloops of War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sloops_of_war_of_the_United_States_Navy

HMS Royal George was a 100-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Woolwich Dockyard and launched on 18 February 1756. The largest warship in the world at the time of launching, she saw service during the Seven Years' War including being Admiral Sir Edward Hawke's flagship at the Battle of Quiberon Bay and later taking part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent.

HMS Royal George was a 100-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, built at Woolwich Dockyard and launched on 18 February 1756. The largest warship in the world at the time of launching, she saw service during the Seven Years' War including being Admiral Sir Edward Hawke's flagship at the Battle of Quiberon Bay and later taking part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent.

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The Trent Affair - James Mason and John Slidell are brought to the U.S. sloop of war San Jacinto as prisoners.

The Trent Affair - James Mason and John Slidell are brought to the U.S. sloop of war San Jacinto as prisoners.

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Joint Concept Note 1/12: Future 'Black Swan' Class Sloop-of-War: A Group System - Publications - GOV.UK

Joint Concept Note 1/12: Future 'Black Swan' Class Sloop-of-War: A Group System - Publications - GOV.UK

Sailor's Woolwork of a Second Rate Royal Navy Battleship and Sloop of War | 1stdibs.com

Sailor's Woolwork of a Second Rate Royal Navy Battleship and Sloop of War | 1stdibs.com

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