But, I thought most of those French corvettes were wall-sided, sir?
The Tortue frigate, two corvettes, and four transports, were taken.
But her frigates and corvettes still scoured the ocean, closely followed ever by those of her rival.
The British force cruising off the coast consisted of eight men-of-war, carrying 312 guns, with a number of corvettes and sloops.
He didn't give a damn if a dozen corvettes were already slicing the bay in pursuit.
Two of the Turkish corvettes were so severely handled that they had to retire under the shelter of the guns of the fleet.
The corvettes soon entered a huge basin, formed by the coast and the ice-islands which had just been passed.
On the 24th the two corvettes crossed a series of floating islets, and entered a plain where the ice was melting.
He chased two small English corvettes up the Delaware almost to Newcastle.
Four heavy, doublebanked frigates and three corvettes to frighten a parcel of naked heathen into subjection!