It was said to consist of twenty-four sail of the line, six frigates, and three sloops.
Then thou can easily beat the sloops or schooners, that have nothing but sails.
There are only four or five brigs and sloops that belong to the place.
Twelve ships on two decks, and eight frigates, sloops and luggers.
Then plundered two Sloops, they returned to Jamaica, where they took a Schooner.
His force now consisted of 26 sail of the line and 13 frigates and sloops.
He stowed these upon the ship of the ill-fated Bland and upon a number of sloops.
Arms, ammunition, and stores were sent up the rivers in sloops.
The navy in 1776 consisted of 317 ships of various sizes and 49 sloops.
Reinforcements could be sent from the sloops and the brigantine as soon as they were signaled for.