- a small, fast boat used for delivering dispatches.
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The fight that ensued had continued for perhaps half an hour, when the quartermaster reported the dispatch-boat approaching.
Two days afterward the dispatch-boat came alongside, on her way up the river, and the major took passage on her for Cairo.
The dispatch-boat had scarcely left the Boxer, when the officer of the deck reported a canoe approaching.
As soon as possible I took a dispatch-boat thence to Washington City.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete
Ulysses S. Grant
When I made his acquaintance he was commanding a Dispatch-boat, carrying sixty men and four cannons.The King of the Mountains