How to use Preble in a sentence
Commodore Preble was a daring officer, and was ready enough for this, if he only knew how it could be done.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
Preble divided his ships, and ordered them to close in on the enemy's vessels, although the latter outnumbered them three to one.
The Pasha, however, demanded one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and Preble was not willing to pay that amount.
Again the harbor shook under the guns of the fleet and the forts, and at sunset Preble had to withdraw.
Accordingly, a squadron of seven sail was ordered, of which Commodore Preble was put in command.Great Events in the History of North and South America | Charles A. Goodrich