A late 19th century French model of a Sloop 'man of war' ship.

A late 19th century French model of a Sloop 'man of war' ship.

USS Constellation, 1854, a sloop-of-war, the only ship left that had active service during the Civil War.

USS Constellation, 1854, a sloop-of-war, the only ship left that had active service during the Civil War.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloop-of-war HMS Beagle was this class of ship.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloop-of-war HMS Beagle was this class of ship.

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'

Action Between U.s. Sloop-of-war wasp And H.m. Brig-of-war frolic Painting

The schooner "America" crossing the bow of the frigate "Constitution", early in the morning of the summer of 1865. In the background, on the left hand side, are the two sloops of war, "Marion" and "Macedonian". Painting by A.D. Blake.

The schooner "America" crossing the bow of the frigate "Constitution", early in the morning of the summer of 1865. In the background, on the left hand side, are the two sloops of war, "Marion" and "Macedonian". Painting by A.D. Blake.

Action Between U.s. Sloop-of-war 'wasp' And H.m. Brig-of-war 'frolic' by Richard Willis  - Action Between U.s. Sloop-of-war 'wasp' And H.M.Brig-of-War "Frolic" 1812 by Richard Willis ...google --for sale fineartamerica.com

Action Between U.s. Sloop-of-war 'wasp' And H.m. Brig-of-war 'frolic'

Action Between U.s. Sloop-of-war 'wasp' And H.m. Brig-of-war 'frolic' by Richard Willis - Action Between U.s. Sloop-of-war 'wasp' And H.M.Brig-of-War "Frolic" 1812 by Richard Willis ...google --for sale fineartamerica.com

Whether you are serious scholar, a devotee of naval history, or just like a good book, Sloop of War does not disappoint. The amount of research done by author Ian McLaughlan and Derek Andrews, to whom the book is dedicated, is simply astounding.  Inspired by a feeling that the literature was lacking on this unappreciated class of sailing ship, McLaughlan made it his mission to give the sloop its due.

Whether you are serious scholar, a devotee of naval history, or just like a good book, Sloop of War does not disappoint. The amount of research done by author Ian McLaughlan and Derek Andrews, to whom the book is dedicated, is simply astounding. Inspired by a feeling that the literature was lacking on this unappreciated class of sailing ship, McLaughlan made it his mission to give the sloop its due.

Jim Gray (1932-      )  British Sloop of War  (Watercolor from the historical series of paintings of ships in Mobile Bay)

Jim Gray (1932- ) British Sloop of War (Watercolor from the historical series of paintings of ships in Mobile Bay)

Sloop of War

Sloop of War

There are three ships of the United States Navy that have borne the name USS Constellation, honoring the new constellation of stars (it was up to 15 when the first was launched) on the United States flag.

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