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PREFERRED TERM
AUXILIARY SLOOP  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • A decked sailing vessel, having fore-and-aft sails (including a single headsail and often a gaff main) on a single mast. Several variants have been recognised within this generalised type of vessel, which was used for a variety of purposes. In naval service, the term was commonly applied to a vessel deemed too small to be given a formal rating; these vessels carried between 18 and 36 guns, and were rigged as Ships or Brigs, being termed Ship-sloops or Brig-sloops respectively.
ATTRIBUTION NAME
  • RCAHMS
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  • http://purl.org/heritagedata/schemes/3/concepts/502263
DATE ISSUED
  • 7/17/13
PUBLISHER
URI
http://purl.org/heritagedata/schemes/3/concepts/502263
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