A sloop is one of the sailboats that have platform from prow to stern. It has one mast later than the cutter mast. Sloops are not too big like a cutter’s. Sloops are simple and efficient sailing crafts. The sloop doubles a headsail but other sloops (Friendship Sloop) could have 2 or more. For defining if a ship is considered a sloop, it is essential to review the mast position.
Most of modern sailboats are sloop rigged. Also, they have a headsail before the mast and a mainsail on a surge of the mast stern. These modern sloops could be separated in fractional-rigged sloops and masthead-rigged sloops. The masthead-rigged sloops have its forestay which is in upper mast. In addition, the mainsail is smaller than the headsail. On the other hand, the fractional-rigged sloop has a forestay which is in under the top mast. It has a mast situated below. In comparison with the masthead-rigged sloop, the fractional-rigged could result small than a jib with respect of the mainsail.
Actually, the term sloop could be used to refer to a warship among a frigate and corvette. On the age of steam, these boats were used regularly. By the Second World War, ships of this type got to be outdated. By the First World War, the Royal Navy, the Flower class and antisubmarine warfare used sloops.
The same thing happened on the Second World War when the Black Swan class was availed by the Royal Navy. Five German submarines were defeated by many sloops of the Royal Navy on the Second World War.