In fact, Australia lost just two ships in that campaign - the light cruiser Perth and the small sloop Yarra.
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.
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.
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.
The sloop 's rudder had dislodged, leaving a gaping hole below the waterline that could not be closed.
Matt followed Katherine's lead and moved out onto the tiny foredeck of the sloop .
Johnson is a tacky tuna boat owner who buys the sloop out from under Ross, but then offers him a chance to ‘buy it back’ by indenturing him to captain his fishing fleet.
The colony of Victoria, also concerned with its security, acquired the steam sloop Victoria in 1855.
In addition, the wind is often light and, when it blows, amazingly fluky - I can remember sailing almost completely around one of the San Juans without touching our sloop 's sheets.
When he stood, he glanced out the window and was able to see just the top of the mast of the anchored sloop .