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V and W-class destroyer

The V and W class was an amalgam of six similar classes of destroyer built for the Royal Navy under the War Emergency Programme during the First World War and generally treated as one class. [1]

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Abbreviation

An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase.

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Acronym

An acronym is an abbreviation, used as a word, which is formed from the initial components in a phrase or a word.

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Admiralty type flotilla leader

The Admiralty type leader, sometimes known as the Scott class, were a class of eight destroyer leaders designed and built for the Royal Navy towards the end of World War I. They were named after Scottish historical leaders.

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Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh is a coastal town in the English county of Suffolk.

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Alexander Stephen and Sons

Alexander Stephen and Sons Limited, often referred to simply as Alex Stephens or just Stephens, was a Scottish shipbuilding company based in Linthouse, Govan in Glasgow, on the River Clyde.

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Alistair MacLean

Alistair Stuart MacLean (Alasdair MacGill-Eain; 21 April 1922 – 2 February 1987) was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories.

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Anti-aircraft warfare

Anti-aircraft warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."AAP-6 They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons).

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceanic divisions, following the Pacific Ocean.

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Bay of Bengal

The Bay of Bengal, the largest bay in the world, forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean.

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Birkenhead

Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England.

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BL 4.7 inch /45 naval gun

The BL 4.7 inch 45 calibres gun (actually a metric 120 mm gun) was a British medium-velocity naval gun introduced in 1918 for destroyers, intended to counter a new generation of heavily armed destroyers that Germany was believed to be developing.

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Black Swan-class sloop

The Black Swan class and Modified Black Swan class were two classes of sloop of the Royal Navy and Royal Indian Navy.

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Bolsheviks

The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists or Bolsheviki (p; derived from большинство bol'shinstvo, "majority", literally meaning "one of the majority") were a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) which split apart from the Menshevik faction at the Second Party Congress in 1903.

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British 21 inch torpedo

There have been several British 21-inch (533 mm) diameter torpedoes used by the Royal Navy since their first development just before the First World War.

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Calais

Calais (traditionally;; Calés; Kales) is a town and major ferry port in northern France in the department of Pas-de-Calais, of which it is a sub-prefecture.

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Cammell Laird

Cammell Laird, one of the famous names in British shipbuilding during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, came about following the merger of Laird, Son & Co. of Birkenhead and Johnson Cammell & Co. of Sheffield at the turn of the twentieth century.

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Charlestown, Fife

Charlestown (also known as Charlestown-on-Forth) is a town in Fife, Scotland on the north shore of the Firth of Forth.

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Chatham Dockyard

Chatham Dockyard, located on the River Medway and of which two-thirds is in Gillingham and one third in Chatham, Kent, England, came into existence at the time when, following the Reformation, relations with the Catholic countries of Europe had worsened, leading to a requirement for additional defences.

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Clydebank

Clydebank is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

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Compass

A compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation that shows direction relative to the geographic cardinal directions, or "points".

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Cowes

Cowes is an English seaport town and civil parish on the Isle of Wight.

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Cromer

Cromer is a coastal town and civil parish in north Norfolk, England.

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Dalmuir

Dalmuir (Dail Mhoire) is an area on the western side of Clydebank, in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

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Depth charge

A depth charge is an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) weapon intended to destroy or cripple a target submarine by being dropped into the water close to its target and detonating, subjecting the target to a powerful and destructive hydraulic shock.

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Destroyer

In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers.

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Douglas Reeman

Douglas Edward Reeman, born at Thames Ditton, is a British author who has written many historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War II or the Napoleonic Wars.

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Dumbarton

Dumbarton is a town and burgh which is the administrative centre of the council area of West Dunbartonshire, and formerly of the historic county of Dunbartonshire, in the West-Central Lowlands of Scotland.

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E-boat

E-boat (German: Schnellboot, or S-Boot, meaning "fast boat") was the Western Allies' designation for fast attack craft of the Kriegsmarine during World War II.

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Empire of Japan

The was the historical Japanese nation-state that existed from the Meiji Restoration on January 3, 1868 to the enactment of the 1947 constitution of modern Japan.

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Escort Group

An Escort Group consisted of several small warships organized and trained to operate together providing protection for trade convoys.

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Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company

The Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited was a Scottish shipbuilding company in the Govan area on the Clyde in Glasgow.

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Fire-control system

A fire-control system is a number of components working together, usually a gun data computer, a director, and radar, which is designed to assist a weapon system in hitting its target.

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Flotilla

A flotilla (from Spanish, meaning a small flota (fleet) of ships, and this from French flotte), or naval flotilla, is a formation of small warships that may be part of a larger fleet.

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Flotilla leader

A flotilla leader was a warship suitable for commanding a flotilla of destroyers or other small warships, typically a small cruiser or a large destroyer (known as a destroyer leader).

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Forecastle

Forecastle (pron. -sul; commonly abbreviated "fo'c's'le") refers to the upper deck of a sailing ship forward of the foremast, or the forward part of a ship with the sailors' living quarters.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

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German submarine U-1274

German submarine U-1274 was a Type VIIC/41 U-boat built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine for service during World War II.

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German submarine U-404

German submarine U-404 was a Type VIIC U-boat built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine for service during World War II.

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German submarine U-413

U-413 was a Type VIIC U-boat built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine for service during World War II.

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Glasgow Museum of Transport

The Glasgow Museum of Transport in Glasgow, Scotland was established in 1964 and initially located at a former tram depot in Pollokshields.

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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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Grand Fleet

The Grand Fleet was the main fleet of the British Royal Navy during the First World War.

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Greenock

Greenock (Grianaig) is a town and administrative centre in the Inverclyde council area in Scotland and a former burgh within the historic county of Renfrewshire, located in the west central Lowlands of Scotland.

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Gulf of Finland

The Gulf of Finland (Suomenlahti; Soome laht; p; Finska viken) is the easternmost arm of the Baltic Sea.

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Hawthorn Leslie and Company

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Hebburn

Hebburn is a small town situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in North East England, sandwiched between the towns of Jarrow and Bill Quay.

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Hedgehog (weapon)

The Hedgehog (also known as an Anti-Submarine Projector) was a forward-throwing anti-submarine weapon that was used during the Battle of the Atlantic in the Second World War.

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High-frequency direction finding

High-frequency direction finding, usually known by its abbreviation HF/DF or nickname huff-duff, is the common name for a type of radio direction finder (RDF) introduced in World War II.

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HMAS Stuart (D00)

HMAS Stuart (formerly HMS Stuart) was a British ''Scott''-class flotilla leader.

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HMAS Vampire (D68)

HMAS Vampire was a V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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HMAS Vendetta (D69)

HMAS Vendetta (D69/I69) (formerly HMS Vendetta (FA3/F29/D69)) was a V class destroyer that served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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HMAS Voyager (D31)

HMAS Voyager (D31/I31) (formerly HMS Voyager (G36/G16/D31)) was a W class destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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HMAS Waterhen (D22)

HMAS Waterhen (D22/I22) was a W class destroyer that served in the Royal Navy (as HMS Waterhen (G28/D22)) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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HMNB Devonport

Her Majesty's Naval Base, Devonport (HMNB Devonport), is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the Royal Navy (the others being HMNB Clyde and HMNB Portsmouth).

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HMNB Portsmouth

Her Majesty's Naval Base, Portsmouth (HMNB Portsmouth) is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the British Royal Navy, (the others being HMNB Clyde and HMNB Devonport).

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HMS Ulysses (novel)

HMS Ulysses was the debut novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean.

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HMS Valentine (L69)

HMS Valentine was a, built in 1917 for the Royal Navy.

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HMS Valhalla (1917)

HMS Valhalla was an Admiralty V-class flotilla leader built for the Royal Navy.

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HMS Valkyrie (1917)

HMS Valkyrie was a First World War V-class flotilla leader of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Vancouver (1917)

HMS Vancouver was a British V-class destroyer.

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HMS Vanoc (H33)

HMS Vanoc was a British V-class destroyer, launched in 1917.

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HMS Vansittart (D64)

HMS Vansittart was an Admiralty modified W class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.

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HMS Vega (L41)

The second HMS Vega was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I and World War II.

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HMS Vehement (1917)

The first HMS Vehement was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I. She spent her short career in minelaying operations in the North Sea before striking a mine and sinking in 1918.

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HMS Velox (D34)

HMS Velox (D34) was a V-class destroyer built in 1918.

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HMS Venetia (D53)

HMS Venetia (D53) was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I and World War II.

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HMS Venturous (D87)

HMS Venturous (D87) was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I.

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HMS Verdun (L93)

HMS Verdun was an Admiralty V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy which saw service in the First and Second World Wars.

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HMS Verity (D63)

HMS Verity was an Admiralty modified W class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.

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HMS Verulam (1917)

HMS Verulam was an Admiralty V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Veteran (D72)

HMS Veteran was an Admiralty modified W-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.

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HMS Viceroy (D91)

HMS Viceroy (D91) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I and in World War II.

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HMS Vimiera (1917)

HMS Vimiera was V-class destroyer ordered as part of the 1917-18 Program.

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HMS Violent (D57)

HMS Violent was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I and was in commission from 1917 to 1937.

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HMS Viscount (D92)

HMS Viscount was a V-class destroyer (Thornycroft V and W class) of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I and in World War II.

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HMS Vittoria (1917)

HMS Vittoria was a British destroyer of the Admiralty V-class.

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HMS Vivien (L33)

HMS Vivien (L33) was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I and World War II.

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HMS Volunteer (D71)

The fourth HMS Volunteer (D71), later I71, was a Modified W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War II.

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HMS Vortigern (D37)

HMS Vortigern was a V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Wakeful (H88)

HMS Wakeful was a W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Walker (D27)

HMS Walker (D27) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I, in the Russian Civil War and in World War II.

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HMS Walpole (D41)

HMS Walpole (D41) was a W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Walrus (D24)

The first HMS Walrus (D24) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I.

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HMS Wanderer (D74)

HMS Wanderer, pendant number D74, was an Admiralty modified W class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.

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HMS Warwick (D25)

HMS Warwick (D-25) was an Admiralty 'W' class destroyer built in 1917.

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HMS Watchman (D26)

HMS Watchman was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I, in the Russian Civil War, and in World War II.

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HMS Wessex (D43)

The first HMS Wessex (D43) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I and the early months of World War II.

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HMS Westcott (D47)

HMS Westcott (D47) was a Royal Navy Admiralty W class destroyer that served in the Second World War.

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HMS Westminster (L40)

HMS Westminster was a W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Whirlwind (D30)

The first HMS Whirlwind (R87) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War I and World War II.

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HMS Whitehall (D94)

HMS Whitehall, pennant number D94, later I94, was a Modified W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the Second World War.

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HMS Whitley (L23)

HMS Whitley (L23), ex-Whitby, was an W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the British campaign in the Baltic Sea against Bolshevik forces during the Russian Civil War and in the early months of World War II.

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HMS Whitshed (D77)

HMS Whitshed (D77/I77) was an Admiralty modified W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Wild Swan (D62)

HMS Wild Swan was an Admiralty modified W class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.

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HMS Winchelsea (D46)

HMS Winchelsea (D46) was an Admiralty W class destroyer of the Royal Navy, ordered 9 December 1916 from J. Samuel White at Cowes during the 1916-17 Build Programme.

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HMS Winchester (L55)

HMS Winchester was an Admiralty W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Windsor (D42)

The third HMS Windsor (D42) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I and in World War II.

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HMS Witherington (D76)

HMS Witherington was an Admiralty modified W-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.

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HMS Wivern (D66)

The second HMS Wivern (D66, later I66), was a Modified W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War II.

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HMS Wolfhound (L56)

HMS Wolfhound (L56) was a W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Wolsey

HMS Wolsey (D98) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I, in the Nanking Incident, and in World War II.

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HMS Wolverine (D78)

HMS Wolverine was an Admiralty modified W class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.

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HMS Woolston (1918)

HMS Woolston was a W Class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Worcester (D96)

The eighth HMS Worcester (D96, later I96), was a Modified W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War II.

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HMS Wren (1919)

HMS Wren (D88/I88) was an Admiralty modified W class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.

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HMS Wrestler (1918)

HMS Wrestler (D35) was a W class destroyer launched by the Royal Navy in the latter stages of the First World War and active from 1939 to 1944 during the Second World War.

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HMS Wryneck (D21)

HMS Wryneck was an Admiralty W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy, which was sunk during the Battle of Greece on 27 April 1941.

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Hundredweight

The hundredweight (abbreviation: cwt), formerly also known as the centum weight or quintal, is an English, imperial, and US customary unit of weight or mass of various values.

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Hunt-class destroyer

The Hunt class was a class of escort destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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Imperial German Navy

The Imperial German Navy was the Imperial Navy – the navy created at the time of the formation of the German Empire.

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Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service

The was the air arm of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

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Ireland

Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel.

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J. Samuel White

J.

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Jarrow

Jarrow is a town north-east England, located on the River Tyne, with a population of 27,526.

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John Brown & Company

John Brown and Company of Clydebank was a Scottish marine engineering and shipbuilding firm.

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John I. Thornycroft & Company

John I. Thornycroft & Company Limited, usually known simply as Thornycroft was a British shipbuilding firm founded by John Isaac Thornycroft in Chiswick in 1866.

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Juno Beach

Juno or Juno Beach was one of five beaches of the Allied invasion of German occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during the Second World War.

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Kingdom of Italy

The Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia) was a state founded in 1861 when King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia was proclaimed King of Italy.

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Kriegsmarine

The Kriegsmarine (War Navy) was the navy of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945.

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Length overall

Length overall, often abbreviated as (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.

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Libya

Libya (ليبيا) is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

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Linthouse

Linthouse is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

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Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant.

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Mid-Ocean Escort Force

Mid-Ocean Escort Force (MOEF) referred to the organisation of anti-submarine escorts for World War II trade convoys between Canada and the British Isles.

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Minelayer

Minelaying is the act of deploying explosive mines.

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Morea

The Morea (Μωρέας or Μωριάς, Morée, Morea, Mora) was the name of the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece during the Middle Ages and the early modern period.

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Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany or the Third Reich (Drittes Reich) are common English names for the period of history in Germany from 1933 to 1945, when it was a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP).

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Nicholas Monsarrat

Lieutenant Commander Nicholas John Turney Monsarrat FRSL RNVR (22 March 19108 August 1979) was a British novelist known today for his sea stories, particularly The Cruel Sea (1951) and Three Corvettes (1942–45), but perhaps best known internationally for his novels, The Tribe That Lost Its Head and its sequel, Richer Than All His Tribe.

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Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Nieuwpoort is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of West Flanders.

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North Sea

The North Sea is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

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Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

and --> The Oerlikon 20 mm cannon is a series of autocannons, based on an original German 20 mm Becker design that appeared very early in World War I. It was widely produced by Oerlikon Contraves and others, with various models employed by both Allied and Axis forces during World War II, and many versions still in use today.

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Ostend

Ostend (Oostende; Ostende; Ostende) is a Belgian city and municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders.

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Pallion

Pallion is a suburb, civil parish and electoral ward of the City of Sunderland, in Tyne and Wear, England.

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Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company

Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Limited, often referred to simply as Palmers, was a British shipbuilding company.

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Parker-class flotilla leader

The Parker-class leaders or improved Marksman-class leaders were a class of six destroyer leaders built for the Royal Navy during 1916-17 for World War I service.

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Pembroke Dock

Pembroke Dock (Doc Penfro) is a town in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, lying north of Pembroke on the River Cleddau.

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Pennant number

In the Royal Navy and other navies of Europe and the Commonwealth of Nations, ships are identified by pennant number (an internationalisation of pendant number, which it was called before 1948).

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Penryn, Cornwall

Penryn (Pennrynn, meaning 'promontory') is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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QF 2-pounder naval gun

The 2-pounder gun, officially designated the QF 2-pounder (QF denoting "quick firing") and universally known as the pom-pom, was a British autocannon, used famously as an anti-aircraft gun by the Royal Navy.

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QF 3-inch 20 cwt

The QF 3 inch 20 cwt anti-aircraft gun became the standard anti-aircraft gun used in the home defence of the United Kingdom against German airships and bombers and on the Western Front in World War I. It was also common on British warships in World War I and submarines in World War II.

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QF 4 inch Mk V naval gun

The QF 4 inch Mk V gunMk V.

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QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun

The QF 4 inch Mk XVI gunMk XVI.

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QF 6 pounder 10 cwt gun

The British QF (quick-firing) 6 pounder 10 cwt gun"6 pounder" refers to approximate weight of projectiles, which was a traditional British way of denoting small guns.

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Quarterdeck

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

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R-class destroyer (1916)

The first R class were a class of 62 destroyers built between 1916 and 1917 for the Royal Navy.

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Rangefinder

A rangefinder is a device that measures distance from the observer to a target.

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Reserve Fleet (United Kingdom)

The Reserve Fleet was a Royal Navy formation of decommissioned vessels which could be brought to a state of readiness at time of war.

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River-class destroyer

The River-class destroyer (re-designated in 1913 as the E-class) was a class of torpedo boat destroyer built for the Royal Navy at the turn of the 20th century, and which saw extensive service in World War I. The class introduced new features to destroyer design, placing a greater emphasis on seakeeping and endurance and less on a high maximum speed in good weather.

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Ronald Bassett

Ronald Leslie Bassett DSM (10 April 1924 - March 1996) was a British writer and novelist.

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Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force.

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Royal Canadian Navy

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) (French: Marine royale canadienne), formerly Maritime Command (MARCOM), is the naval force of Canada.

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Royal Navy

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

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Royal Navy Dockyard

Royal Navy Dockyards were harbour facilities where commissioned ships were either built or based, or where ships were overhauled and refitted.

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S-class destroyer (1916)

The S class were a class of 67 destroyers built from 1917 for the Royal Navy during the First World War.

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Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company

Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Limited, often referred to simply as Scotts, was a Scottish shipbuilding company based in Greenock on the River Clyde.

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Scrap Iron Flotilla

The Scrap Iron Flotilla was an Australian destroyer group that operated in the Mediterranean and Pacific during World War II.

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Seskar

Seskar (Seiskari) (Сескар) is an island in the Gulf of Finland, part of the Leningrad Oblast of Russia.

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Ship class

A ship class is a group of ships of a similar design.

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SMS S113

SMS S113 was a 1916 class Large Torpedo Boat (Großes Torpedoboot) of the Imperial German Navy during World War I. She was the first ship of her class to be laid down, but the second and final ship of her class to be launched.

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Sonar

Sonar (originally an acronym for SOund Navigation And Ranging) is a technique that uses sound propagation (usually underwater, as in submarine navigation) to navigate, communicate with or detect objects on or under the surface of the water, such as other vessels.

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Steam turbine

A steam turbine is a device that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam and uses it to do mechanical work on a rotating output shaft.

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Superfiring

The idea of superfire is to locate two turrets in a line, one behind the other, but with the second turret located above (super) the one in front so that the second turret could fire over the first.

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Swan Hunter

Swan Hunter, formerly known as "Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson", is a shipbuilding design, engineering and management company.

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Sydney

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Terneuzen

Terneuzen is a city and municipality in the southwestern Netherlands, in the province of Zeeland, in the middle of Zeelandic Flanders.

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Thames Estuary

The Thames Estuary is the estuary in which the River Thames meets the waters of the North Sea.

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The Cruel Sea (novel)

The Cruel Sea is a 1951 novel by Nicholas Monsarrat.

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Thornycroft type destroyer leader

The Thornycroft type leader or Shakespeare class were a class of five destroyer leaders designed by John I. Thornycroft & Company and built by them at Woolston, Southampton for the Royal Navy towards the end of World War I. They were named after historical naval leaders.

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Timor

Timor is an island at the southern end of Maritime Southeast Asia, north of the Timor Sea.

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Torpedo tube

A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes.

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Trevose Head Lighthouse

Trevose Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Trevose Head on the north Cornish coast at lying to the WSW of Padstow and was sited here as there was previously no light from Land's End to Lundy and would be visible from Cape Cornwall to Hartland Point.

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Tribal-class destroyer (1905)

The Tribal or F class was a class of destroyers built for the Royal Navy.

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U-boat

U-boat is the anglicised version of the German word U-Boot, a shortening of Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat".

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V and W-class destroyer

The V and W class was an amalgam of six similar classes of destroyer built for the Royal Navy under the War Emergency Programme during the First World War and generally treated as one class.

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Vickers .50 machine gun

The Vickers.50 machine gun, also known as the 'Vickers.50' was basically similar to the Vickers machine gun but scaled up to use a larger-calibre round.

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Wallsend

Wallsend, historically Wallsend on Tyne, is an area in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, North East of England.

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Water-tube boiler

A watertube boiler (also spelled water-tube and water tube) is a type of boiler in which water circulates in tubes heated externally by the fire.

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William Beardmore and Company

William Beardmore and Company was a Scottish engineering and shipbuilding conglomerate based in Glasgow and the surrounding Clydeside area.

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William Denny and Brothers

William Denny and Brothers Limited, and often referred to simply as Denny, was a Scottish shipbuilding company.

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William Doxford & Sons

William Doxford & Sons Ltd, often referred to simply as Doxford, was a British shipbuilding and marine engineering company.

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Woolston, Southampton

Woolston is a suburb of Southampton, Hampshire, located on the eastern bank of the River Itchen.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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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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Yarrow Later M-class destroyer

The Yarrow Later M class were a class of seven destroyers built for the Royal Navy that saw service during World War I. They were based on the preceding and successful Yarrow M class with minor alterations; notably reduced beam to compensate for increased displacement and a sloping stern.

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Yarrow Shipbuilders

Yarrow Shipbuilders Limited (YSL), often styled as simply Yarrows, was a major shipbuilding firm based in the Scotstoun district of Glasgow on the River Clyde.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_and_W-class_destroyer

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