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HMS Blake (C99)

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HMS Blake was a light cruiser of the of the British Royal Navy, the last of the (traditional) Royal Navy gun-armed cruisers in the 20th century. [1]

44 relations: Air conditioning, Anti-aircraft warfare, Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Chatham Dockyard, Chile, Church of St Mary, Bridgwater, Command and control, David Clutterbuck, David Eckersley-Maslin, Elizabeth II, Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Falklands War, Flagship, Fleet review (Commonwealth realms), Francisco Franco, Gare Loch, Geoffrey Blake (Royal Navy officer), Gibraltar, Govan, Harrier Jump Jet, Helicopter, Horsepower, Light cruiser, Pennant number, QF 6 inch Mark N5 gun, Radar, Robert Blake (admiral), Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Seacat (missile), Silver jubilee, Sister ship, Spain, Spithead, Steam turbine, Telephone, Three-drum boiler, Torpedo tube, Vice admiral, Westland Sea King, Westland Wessex, World War II, 820 Naval Air Squadron.

Air conditioning

Air conditioning (often referred to as AC, A/C, or air con) is the process of removing heat and moisture from the interior of an occupied space, to improve the comfort of occupants.

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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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Blake Museum

The Blake Museum is in Bridgwater, Somerset, England and since April 2009 has been run by Bridgwater Town Council with help from The Friends of Blake Museum.

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Bridgwater is a large historic market town and civil parish in Somerset, England.

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Chatham Dockyard

Chatham Dockyard was a Royal Navy Dockyard located on the River Medway in Kent.

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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Church of St Mary, Bridgwater

The Church of St Mary in Bridgwater, Somerset, England was built in the 13th century, and has been designated as a Grade I listed building.

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Command and control

Command and control or C2 is a "set of organizational and technical attributes and processes...

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David Clutterbuck

Vice Admiral Sir David Granville Clutterbuck KBE CB (25 January 1913 – 13 December 2008) was a Royal Navy officer who became NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in 1966.

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David Eckersley-Maslin

Rear Admiral David Michael Eckersley-Maslin CB (born 27 September 1929) is a former Royal Navy officer who served as Flag Officer Sea Training.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

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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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Falklands War

The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas), also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, Malvinas War, South Atlantic Conflict, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Spanish for "South Atlantic War"), was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands, and its territorial dependency, the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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A flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, characteristically a flag officer entitled by custom to fly a distinguishing flag.

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Fleet review (Commonwealth realms)

A fleet review is a traditional gathering of ships from a particular navy to be observed by the reigning monarch or his or her representative, a practice allegedly dating back to the 15th century.

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Francisco Franco

Francisco Franco Bahamonde (4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975) was a Spanish general who ruled over Spain as a military dictator from 1939, after the Nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War, until his death in 1975.

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Gare Loch

The Gare Loch or Gareloch (Gaelic: An Gearr Loch) is a sea loch in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

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Geoffrey Blake (Royal Navy officer)

Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Blake, KCB, DSO (16 September 1882 – 18 July 1968) was an officer in the Royal Navy who went on to be Fourth Sea Lord.

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Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.

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

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Harrier Jump Jet

The Harrier, informally referred to as the Harrier Jump Jet, is a family of jet-powered attack aircraft capable of vertical/short takeoff and landing operations (V/STOL).

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A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors.

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Horsepower (hp) is a unit of measurement of power (the rate at which work is done).

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Light cruiser

A light cruiser is a type of small- or medium-sized warship.

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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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QF 6 inch Mark N5 gun

The QF 6 inch Gun Mark N5 (initially designated QF 6 inch Mk V) was a British naval gun, which was developed in the post-war period.

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Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects.

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Robert Blake (admiral)

Robert Blake (27 September 1598 – 7 August 1657) was one of the most important military commanders of the Commonwealth of England and one of the most famous English admirals of the 17th century, whose successes have "never been excelled, not even by Nelson" according to one biographer.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Royal Navy

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

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Seacat (missile)

Seacat was a British short-range surface-to-air missile system intended to replace the ubiquitous Bofors 40 mm gun aboard warships of all sizes.

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Silver jubilee

Silver jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 25th anniversary.

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Sister ship

A sister ship is a ship of the same class or of virtually identical design to another ship.

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Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.

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Spithead is an area of the Solent and a roadstead off Gilkicker Point in Hampshire, England.

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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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A telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly.

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Three-drum boiler

Three-drum boilers are a class of water-tube boiler used to generate steam, typically to power ships.

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Torpedo tube

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

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Vice admiral

Vice admiral is a senior naval flag officer rank, equivalent to lieutenant general and air marshal.

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Westland Sea King

The Westland WS-61 Sea King is a British licence-built version of the American Sikorsky S-61 helicopter of the same name, built by Westland Helicopters.

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Westland Wessex

The Westland Wessex was a British-built turbine-powered development of the Sikorsky H-34.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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820 Naval Air Squadron

820 Naval Air Squadron is a Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier based squadron formed at RAF Gosport on 3 April 1933 with the transferral of the Fairey III aircraft from 450 Flight and half of 445 Flight of the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Air Force.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Blake_(C99)

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