What is another word for gunboat?

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[ ɡˈʌnbə͡ʊt], [ ɡˈʌnbə‍ʊt], [ ɡ_ˈʌ_n_b_əʊ_t]

How to use "Gunboat" in context?

The gunboat was a type of small, fast, seaworthy cruiser that played an important role in naval warfare before and during the age of steam. Named for their large gun turrets, these ships were quite capable of handling themselves in a fight and played a significant role in defending colonies and stopping pirate raids. Gunboats also played an important role in the naval battle of Trafalgar, where they helped force the surrender of HMS Victory.

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