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Ceremonial ship launching

Ceremonial ship launching is the process of transferring a vessel to the water. [1]

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Aboriginal peoples in Canada

Aboriginal peoples in Canada, or Aboriginal Canadians, are the indigenous peoples within the boundaries of present-day Canada.

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Airship

An airship or dirigible is a type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft which can navigate through the air under its own power.

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Alexandra of Denmark

Alexandra of Denmark (Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia; 1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925) was Queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress consort of India as the wife of King-Emperor Edward VII.

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Allah

Allah (or; الله) is the Arabic word for God (al ilāh, literally "the God").

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American Civil War

The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.

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American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, was the armed conflict between Great Britain and thirteen of its former North American colonies, which had declared themselves the independent United States of America.

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Andrew Doria (1775 brig)

Andrew Doria was a brig purchased by the Continental Congress in October 1775.

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Babylon

Babylon (Bābili or Babilim; بابل, Bābil) was a significant city in ancient Mesopotamia, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

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Baptism

Baptism (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα baptisma; see below) is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water, into the Christian Church generally and also a particular church.

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Benjamin F. Tracy

Benjamin Franklin Tracy (April 26, 1830 – August 6, 1915) was a United States political figure who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1889 through 1893, during the administration of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison.

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Bow (ship)

The bow is the forward part of the hull of a ship or boat, the point that is usually most forward when the vessel is underway.

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Bowsprit

The bowsprit of a sailing vessel is a spar extending forward from the vessel's prow.

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Brandy

Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn, "gebrande wijn" "burned wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard

The United States Navy Yard, also known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the New York Naval Shipyard (NYNSY), is a shipyard located in Brooklyn, New York, northeast of the Battery on the East River in Wallabout Basin, a semicircular bend of the river across from Corlear's Hook in Manhattan.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.

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Chain

A chain is a series of connected links which are typically made of metal.

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Champagne

Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand, among other things, secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation, specific vineyard practices, sourcing of grapes exclusively from specific parcels in the Champagne appellation and specific pressing regimes unique to the region.

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Chickasaw, Alabama

Chickasaw is a city in Mobile County, Alabama, United States.

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Christianity

ChristianityFrom the Ancient Greek word Χριστός, Christos, a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", together with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.

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Coconut

The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family).

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Confederate States of America

The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was a confederation of secessionist American states existing from 1861 to 1865.

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Connecticut River

The Connecticut River is the longest river in the New England region of the United States.

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Cruiser

A cruiser is a type of warship.

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CSS Virginia

CSS Virginia was the first steam-powered ironclad warship built by the Confederate States Navy during the first year of the American Civil War; it was constructed as a casemate ironclad using the raised and cut down original lower hull and engines of the scuttled steam frigate.

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David Farragut

David Glasgow (aka Glascoe) Farragut (July 5, 1801 – August 14, 1870) was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War.

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Dry dock

A dry dock (sometimes dry-dock or drydock) is a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform.

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Edward VII

Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.

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First Lady of the United States

The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) is an unofficial title and position traditionally held by the wife of the president, concurrent with his term of office.

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Fitting-out

Fitting-out, or "outfitting”, is the process in modern shipbuilding that follows the float-out of a vessel and precedes sea trials.

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Flagship

A flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, reflecting the custom of its commander, characteristically a flag officer, flying a distinguishing flag.

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Float-out

Float-out is the process in modern shipbuilding that follows the keel laying and precedes the fitting-out process.

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Glasgow

Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham).

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Govan

Govan (Scottish Gaelic: Baile a' Ghobhainn) is a district, parish, and former burgh now part of southwest City of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Grace Coolidge

Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge (January 3, 1879 – July 8, 1957) was the wife of the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge.

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Greek mythology

Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices.

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Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and the historic seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960.

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Hindu

Hindu has historically referred to geographical, religious or cultural identifier for people indigenous to the Indian subcontinent.

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HMS Albion (1898)

HMS Albion was a British ''Canopus''-class predreadnought battleship.

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HMS Alexandra (1875)

HMS Alexandra was a central battery ironclad of the Victorian Royal Navy, whose seagoing career was from 1877 to 1900.

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HMS Prince Royal (1610)

Prince Royal was a 55-gun royal ship of the English Royal Navy, built by Phineas Pett I at Woolwich and launched in 1610.

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HNoMS Eidsvold

HNoMS Eidsvold was a coastal defence ship and the lead ship of her class, serving in the Royal Norwegian Navy.

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Hull (watercraft)

A hull is the watertight body of a ship or boat.

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Hull classification symbol

The United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, and United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) use a hull classification symbol (sometimes called hull code or hull number) to identify their ships by type and by individual ship within a type.

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India

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history", "one of the 19th century engineering giants", and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions".

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Islay

Islay (Ìle) is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

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Japanese ship-naming conventions

Japanese ship naming conventions are different from those in the West.

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Jetty

A jetty is a structure that projects from the land out into water.

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Jews

The Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation), also known as the Jewish people, are an ethnoreligious and ethno-cultural group descended from the Israelites of the Ancient Near East and originating from the historical kingdoms of Israel and Judah.

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Knights Hospitaller

The Order of the Knights of Saint John, also known as Order of Saint John, Order of Hospitallers, Knights Hospitaller, and the Hospitallers, were among the most famous of the Roman Catholic military orders during the Middle Ages.

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Landing craft

Landing craft are boats and seagoing vessels used to convey a landing force (infantry and vehicles) from the sea to the shore during an amphibious assault.

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Lou Henry Hoover

Lou Henry Hoover (March 29, 1874 – January 7, 1944) was the wife of President of the United States Herbert Hoover and served as First Lady from 1929 to 1933.

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Madeira wine

Madeira is a fortified Portuguese wine made in the Madeira Islands.

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Mary of Teck

Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress consort of India, as the wife of King-Emperor George V. Although technically a princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Württemberg, she was born and raised in England.

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Merrimack River

The Merrimack River or Merrimac River, an occasional earlier spelling) is a riverU.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data., accessed October 3, 2011 in the northeastern United States. It rises at the confluence of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee rivers in Franklin, New Hampshire, flows southward into Massachusetts, and then flows northeast until it empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Newburyport. From the point where the Merrimack turns northeast in Lowell, Massachusetts, onward, the Massachusetts–New Hampshire border is roughly calculated as the line three miles north of the river. The Merrimack is an important regional focus in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The central-southern part of New Hampshire and most of northeast Massachusetts is known as the Merrimack Valley. Several U.S. naval ships have been named the USS ''Merrimack'' and USS Merrimac in honor of this river.

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Naval History & Heritage Command

The Naval History & Heritage Command, located at the historic Washington Navy Yard, is an Echelon II command responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of U.S. naval history and heritage.

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Naval tradition

A naval tradition is a tradition that is, or has been, observed in one or more navies.

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Naval Vessel Register

The Naval Vessel Register (NVR) is the official inventory of ships and service craft in custody of or titled by the United States Navy.

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Neptune (mythology)

Neptune (Neptūnus) was the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion.

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Oregon

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

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Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire (دَوْلَتِ عَلِيّهٔ عُثمَانِیّه Devlet-i Aliyye-i Osmâniyye, Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti) which is also known as the Turkish Empire or Turkey, was an empire founded in 1299 by Oghuz Turks under Osman I in northwestern Anatolia.

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a U.S. state located in the North and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and the Great Lakes region.

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous in the United States.

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Philadelphia Naval Shipyard

The Navy Yard, formerly known as the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and Philadelphia Naval Business Center, was an important naval shipyard of the United States for over a century.

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Phineas Pett

Phineas Pett (1 November 1570 – August 1647) was a shipwright and a member of the Pett dynasty.

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Poop deck

In naval architecture, a poop deck is a deck that forms the roof of a cabin built in the rear, or "aft", part of the superstructure of a ship.

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Port and starboard

Port and starboard are nautical terms for left and right, respectively.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States.

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Poseidon

Poseidon (Greek: Ποσειδῶν) is one of the twelve Olympian deities of the pantheon in Greek mythology.

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Prince of Wales

Prince of Wales (Tywysog Cymru) is a title traditionally granted to the heir apparent of the British or English monarch.

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Prohibition

Prohibition is the legal act of prohibiting the manufacture, storage in barrels, bottles, transportation and sale of alcohol including alcoholic beverages.

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Protestant Reformation

The Protestant Reformation, often referred to simply as the Reformation, was the schism within Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli and other early Protestant Reformers.

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Protestantism

Protestantism is a form of Christian faith and practice which originated with the Protestant Reformation, a movement against what its followers considered to be errors in the Roman Catholic Church.

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Psalm 107

Psalm 107 (Greek numbering: 106) is a psalm in the biblical book of Psalms.

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Puja (Hinduism)

Pūjā or Poojan is a prayer ritual performed by Hindus to host, honour and worship one or more deities, or to spiritually celebrate an event.

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Quarterdeck

The quarterdeck is a raised deck behind the main mast of a sailing ship.

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Queen Elizabeth 2

Queen Elizabeth 2, often referred to simply as QE2, is an ocean liner built for the Cunard Line which was operated by Cunard as both a transatlantic liner and a cruise ship from 1969 to 2008.

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

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RMS Queen Elizabeth

RMS Queen Elizabeth was an ocean liner operated by the Cunard Line.

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Roman mythology

Roman mythology is the body of traditional stories pertaining to ancient Rome's legendary origins and religious system, as represented in the literature and visual arts of the Romans.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's principal naval warfare force.

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Russian ship naming conventions

The Russian and Soviet Navy's naming conventions were similar to those of other nations.

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice is the offering of food, objects or the lives of animals to a higher purpose, in particular divine beings, as an act of propitiation or worship.

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Scotland

Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Ship commissioning

Ship commissioning is the act or ceremony of placing a ship in active service, and may be regarded as a particular application of the general concepts and practices of project commissioning.

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Ship sponsor

A ship sponsor, by tradition, is a female civilian who is invited to "sponsor" a vessel, presumably to bestow good luck and divine protection over the seagoing vessel and all that sail aboard.

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Shipyard

Shipyards and dockyards are places where ships are repaired and built.

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Slipway

A slipway, also known as boat ramp or launch, is a ramp on the shore by which ships or boats can be moved to and from the water.

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Sloop-of-war

In the 18th and most of the 19th centuries, a sloop-of-war in the British Navy was a warship with a single gun deck that carried up to eighteen guns.

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SS Daphne (1883)

SS Daphne was a ship which sank moments after her launching at a the shipyard of Alexander Stephen and Sons in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, on 3 July 1883.

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SS Great Eastern

SS Great Eastern was an iron sailing steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and built by J. Scott Russell & Co. at Millwall on the River Thames, London.

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SS Principessa Jolanda

A number of steamships were named Principessa Jolanda, including -.

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Stern

The stern is the back or aft-most part of a ship or boat, technically defined as the area built up over the sternpost, extending upwards from the counter rail to the taffrail.

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Submarine

A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.

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Tallow

Tallow is a rendered form of beef or mutton fat, processed from suet.

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The Scotsman

The Scotsman is a Scottish compact newspaper published from Edinburgh.

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Tide

Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of gravitational forces exerted by the Moon, Sun, and rotation of the Earth.

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Tugboat

A tugboat (tug) is a boat that maneuvers vessels by pushing or towing them.

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is a regional group of United Kingdom national museums and the county archives service located across the Tyne and Wear area of north-east England.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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United States Congress

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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United States Department of the Navy

The United States Department of the Navy (DoN) was established by an Act of Congress on 30 April 1798 (initiated by the recommendation of James McHenry),Bernard C. Steiner and James McHenry, (Cleveland: Burrows Brothers Co., 1907).

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United States Maritime Commission

The United States Maritime Commission was an independent executive agency of the U.S. federal government that was created by the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, passed by Congress on June 29, 1936, and replaced the United States Shipping Board which had existed since World War I. It was intended to formulate a merchant shipbuilding program to design and build five hundred modern merchant cargo ships to replace the World War I vintage vessels that comprised the bulk of the United States Merchant Marine, and to administer a subsidy system authorized by the Act to offset the cost differential between building in the U.S. and operating ships under the American flag.

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United States Secretary of the Navy

The Secretary of the Navy (or SECNAV) is a statutory office and the head (chief executive officer) of the Department of the Navy, a military department (component organization) within the Department of Defense of the United States of America.

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United States ship naming conventions

United States ship naming conventions for the navy were established by United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt.

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USS Akron (ZRS-4)

USS Akron (ZRS-4) was a helium-filled rigid airship of the U.S. Navy which operated between September 1931 and April 1933.

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USS Alfred (1774)

Alfred was the merchant vessel Black Prince, named for Edward, the Black Prince, and launched in 1774.

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USS Cabot (1775)

The first USS Cabot of the United States was a 14-gun brig, one of the first ships of the Continental Navy, and the first to be captured in the American Revolutionary War.

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USS California (BB-44)

USS California (BB-44), one of two s completed shortly after World War I, was the fifth ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 31st state.

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USS Columbus (1774)

The first USS Columbus was a ship in the Continental Navy.

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USS Constitution

USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America.

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USS Delaware (1776)

The first USS Delaware of the United States Navy was a 24-gun sailing frigate that had a short career in the American Revolutionary War.

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USS Germantown (1846)

USS Germantown was a sloop-of-war in the United States Navy.

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USS Hartford (1858)

USS Hartford, a sloop-of-war, steamer, was the first ship of the United States Navy named for Hartford, the capital of Connecticut.

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USS Houston (CA-30)

USS Houston (CA-30) (originally designated CL-30), nicknamed the "Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast", was a ''Northampton''-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy.

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USS Los Angeles (ZR-3)

The USS Los Angeles was a rigid airship, designated ZR-3, which was built in 1923–1924 by the Zeppelin company in Friedrichshafen, Germany as war reparation.

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USS MacKenzie (TB-17)

The first USS MacKenzie (Torpedo Boat No. 17/TB-17), was laid down by Charles Hillman Ship & Engine Building Company, Philadelphia, 15 April 1897; launched 19 February 1898; sponsored by Master Charles Hillman; and commissioned 1 May 1899, Lt.

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USS Macon (ZRS-5)

USS Macon (ZRS-5) was a rigid airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting and served as a "flying aircraft carrier", designed to carry biplane parasite aircraft, five single-seat Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk for scouting or two-seat Fleet N2Y-1 for training.

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USS Maine (ACR-1)

USS Maine (ACR-1), commissioned in 1895, was the first United States Navy ship to be named after the state of Maine.

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USS Merrimack (1855)

USS Merrimack (often spelled without the "k") was a frigate, best known as the hull upon which the ironclad warship CSS ''Virginia'' was constructed during the American Civil War.

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USS Nautilus (SS-168)

USS Nautilus (SF-9/SS-168), a and one of the "V-boats", was the third ship of the United States Navy to bear the name. She was originally named and designated V-6 (SF-9), but was redesignated and given hull classification symbol SC-2 on 11 February 1925. Her keel was laid on 10 May 1927 by the Mare Island Naval Shipyard of Vallejo, California. She was launched on 15 March 1930 sponsored by Miss Joan Keesling, and commissioned on 1 July 1930 with Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Doyle, Jr. in command.

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USS Pensacola (CA-24)

USS Pensacola (CL/CA-24) of the United States Navy was the lead ship of 's, later reclassified as a heavy cruiser.

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USS Plymouth (1844)

USS Plymouth was a sloop-of-war constructed and commissioned just prior to the Mexican-American War.

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USS Portsmouth (1798)

USS Portsmouth was constructed for the United States Navy in 1798 by master shipbuilder James Hackett to a design of Josiah Fox at what is now Badger's Island in Kittery, Maine, directly across the Piscataqua River from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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USS President (1800)

USS President was a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, nominally rated at 44 guns.

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USS Princeton (1843)

The first Princeton was the first screw steam warship in the United States Navy.

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USS Providence (1776 frigate)

The second Providence, a 28-gun frigate, built by Silvester Bowes at Providence, Rhode Island, by order of the Continental Congress, was launched in May 1776.

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USS Raleigh (1776)

USS Raleigh was one of thirteen ships that the Continental Congress authorized for the United States Navy in 1775.

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USS Raritan (1843)

The first USS Raritan was a wooden-hulled, three-masted sailing frigate of the United States Navy built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, laid down in 1820, but not launched until 13 June 1843, sponsored by Commodore Frederick Engle.

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USS Ronald Reagan

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a ''Nimitz''-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the service of the United States Navy.

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USS San Jacinto (1850)

The first USS San Jacinto was an early screw frigate in the United States Navy during the mid-19th century.

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USS Shenandoah (ZR-1)

USS Shenandoah was the first of four United States Navy rigid airships.

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USS Trenton (CL-11)

USS Trenton (CL-11) was an light cruiser, originally classified as a scout cruiser, of the United States Navy.

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USS Warren (1776)

USS Warren was one of the 13 frigates authorized by the Continental Congress on 13 December 1775.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

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Weihai

Weihai (English: Port Edward) is a city in eastern Shandong province, People's Republic of China.

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Whale oil

Whale oil is oil obtained from the blubber of whales.

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Whisky

Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceremonial_ship_launching

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