When the gunboats
were approaching the obstruction, a very heavy rifle and machine-gun fire was opened on them from both banks.
Manila: The Philippine Navy deployed a gunboat
and a surveillance plane to a World Heritage-listed marine sanctuary after a suspected Vietnamese fishing vessel was seen there, authorities said Monday.
Old Pulteney was once banned in its home town of Wick after Navy gunboats
were called in to keep sozzled locals in order.
The discussion reflects concern that the continuing aggressive use of gunboats
by Iran's Pasdaran may result in a violent clash at sea.
BEIRUT: An aid ship rammed nearly two weeks ago by an Israeli gunboat
while trying to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip has yet be properly examined or undergo initial repairs, according to its captain, despite having been docked in Lebanon since the New Year.
Australia's action against Japanese whalers is a case of gunboat
diplomacy and, as is usual with such tactics, it may have perverse consequences.
Then on 30 April 1915 disaster; endangered by an unaccountable loss of diving trim and under gunfire from the Turkish gunboat
Sultan Hissar the AE2 was scuttled, the crew of 32 being rescued by the Turks.
I hope we aren't headed toward the Bush administration's dangerous new version of the old gunboat
diplomacy: Forget talking softly, just swing a big stick.
Clinton landed alongside the gunboat
to verify the contact and took off for the unseen objective.
Lemon Ralph, the Irish Champion Stakes winner now under Nick Savva's supervision, showed smart early pace to lead up Gunboat
Regatta in the second heat.
military advisors already among the war dead and television accounts of helicopter gunboat
attacks on jungle guerrillas beaming into U.
Puerto Rico is a political anachronism, a throwback to the days of gunboat
diplomacy and the handlebar mustache.