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  • n  a small shallow-draft boat carrying mounted guns; used by costal patrols

  • The Peruvian gunboat Loreto should not be the pride and joy of anyone's navy.
  • You would think by now that the Bush Administration would realize that the days of gunboat diplomacy -- when the US could influence the course of international events with a .
  • Another Norwegian gunboat appeared, joining the first to bar the fjord to the British.
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  • Ohio River island site of Civil War battle
    RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. -- With no coastline and no ocean ports, West Virginia seems an unlikely locale for a battle involving the U.S. Navy. But 150 years ago today, a few miles upstream from this Ohio River town, artillery fire from a pair of Navy gunboats in ...
    July 19, 2013 - The Charleston Gazette
  • Fighting drug gangs in the notorious Golden Triangle
    A Thai police gunboat prowls the waters of the Mekong River searching for the drug gangs that haunt this territory deep in the Golden Triangle, an age-old smuggling route -- with a new scourge.
    July 18, 2013 - Fox News
  • CSS Neuse Interpretive Center to hold ‘Soft Opening’
    Moving the remains of Kinston's Civil War era gunboat indoors is a process that has been decades in the making. But now it is just days until the public can see what's left of the historic ironclad
    July 15, 2013 - WNCT Greenville

  • John Kerry in National Review Online
    In March 1986, Kerry said, during a speech on the Senate floor, that, "I remember Christmas of 1968 sitting on a gunboat in Cambodia. I remember what it was like to be shot at by the Vietnamese and Khmer Rouge and Cambodians, and have the president...
  • Sergey Lavrov in Columbus Dispatch
    Battleships do not normally deliver aid, and this is gunboat diplomacy,Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "It does not make the situation more stable."
  • Ahmad Tejan Kabbah in Patriotic Vanguard
    First, I asked my officials to tell me where the gunboat was, and I was told that the boat was somewhere in Liverpool (England), where it would be inspected,Mr. Kabbah said. "Then I realized that my Minister of Health, Tejan Jalloh, had...

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