- an armed scow, variously rigged, used as a floating battery during the American Revolution.
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Then three vessels under sail, and one at anchor above Split Rock, and behind it the radeau, Thunderer.
He therefore judged it necessary to build a brigantine, a radeau, and a sloop of 16 guns.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2
In this statement the radeau and gondola have not been included, because of their unmanageableness.
The radeau had six 24-pounders, six 12's, and two howitzers; the gondola, seven 9-pounders.