Modern designers might well pine for a vessel with the nearly unlimited range, comparatively low construction cost, and ease of repair and resupply offered by the sailing man-of-war .
Jones, a man known for his attention to detail in shipbuilding praised the craftsmanship of the Portsmouth workers when they built the man-of-war , America, in 1782.
As we got into position, the guns of men-o'-war in the mouth of the Strait were doing damage, and already the village was burning.
The stronger and longer the wind blows onshore, the more likely men-of-war will be around.
Nonetheless, mariners landing in 1803 and 1822 found no inhabitants save ‘cormorants, petrels, gannets, man-of-war birds , and turtles weighing from five hundred to seven hundred pounds.’
One meets interesting people at government houses, at messes, clubs, and on board men-of-war , and learns about colonial problems, while avoiding snow, blizzards, and influenza.
Small birds are altogether absent and, except the ordinary domestic fowl, we found only the tropic or man-of-war bird , petrels, gulls, and a variety of aquatic birds.
William Dampier observes that he remarked that the man-of-war birds and the boobies always left sentinels near their young ones, especially while the old birds were gone to sea on their fishing-expeditions, and that there were a great number of sick or crippled man-of-war birds which appeared to be no longer in a state to go out for provisions.
The Eugene Register Guard notes that the island is located three miles off Nicaragua's Atlantic coast, is 20 acres in size, and is home to man-of-war birds and pelicans, lizards, orchids, pineapples, mangos and many, many coconuts.
It is certain that on moonlit nights the man-of-war bird may be seen for hours floating far above the sea.