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Sloopers were soldiers of the infantry serving on the sailing ships of the Danube fleet, which were called sloops. In the 16th century there were 33 soldiers on a slooper, whose leader was the sloop voivode. In medieval Hungary there were sloopers in border fortresses along the Lower Danube, in the 16-17th centuries they served in Komárom and Győr. Within the border fortress army they formed a special group, since their letter of privilege issued by King Louis II in 1525 was acknowledged by King Ferdinand I (1526-1564) in 1554. Their name changed in the 17th century because of their new type of ships.