(1) The colony of Victoria, also concerned with its security, acquired the steam sloop Victoria in 1855.(2) Fortunately, the skipper has both dogs, as well as kids and crew, in life jackets aboard the family sloop Off Call.(3) In fact, Australia lost just two ships in that campaign - the light cruiser Perth and the small sloop Yarra.(4) Before the war, the Admiralty had developed a sloop design for convoy escort work.(5) From May 1941 to February 1943 Parker was in HMS Fareham, a sloop operating off the coast of Cyraniaca in support of the Eighth Army in the Western Desert.(6) When he stood, he glanced out the window and was able to see just the top of the mast of the anchored sloop .(7) Matt followed Katherine's lead and moved out onto the tiny foredeck of the sloop .(8) The sloop 's rudder had dislodged, leaving a gaping hole below the waterline that could not be closed.(9) For most coastal cruising conditions the sloop would be the preferred rig on this size boat but, perhaps for aesthetic reasons, most were rigged with the double headsail arrangement.(10) I like storms even though one tried to kill me a few years ago, late at night on a 36-foot sloop with its full mainsail still stupidly up, twenty miles from the nearest shore of Lake Superior.(11) A small sloop approaches the shore ferrying a group of passengers from Gloucester.(12) Shots were fired from behind and an all out sea battle began, the sloop versus three heavily armed galleons.(13) He returned to Australia in 1941 and was appointed in command of the sloop HMAS Yarra in January 1942.(14) In July 1798, Stephen Decatur, on the sloop Delaware, captured the French schooner Croyable off New Jersey.(15) Johnson is a tacky tuna boat owner who buys the sloop out from under Ross, but then offers him a chance to ├ö├ç├┐buy it back├ö├ç├û by indenturing him to captain his fishing fleet.(16) During WWII, while in command of the sloop HMAS Yarra, he and his ship's company put up a valiant fight to protect an Allied convoy from Japanese attack in the Java Sea.