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HMS Conqueror (S48)

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HMS Conqueror (nickname "Conks") was a nuclear-powered fleet submarine which served in the Royal Navy from 1971 to 1990. [1]

43 relations: Aircraft carrier, ARA General Belgrano, ARA Veinticinco de Mayo (V-2), Argentine Air Force, Birkenhead, Cammell Laird, Ceremonial ship launching, Chris Wreford-Brown, Commander, Depth charge, Destroyer, Falkland Islands, Falklands War, Gare Loch, Gosport, Hansard, Harpoon (missile), HMNB Clyde, Jolly Roger, Keel laying, Light cruiser, Mull of Kintyre, National Reorganization Process, Northwood Headquarters, Nuclear marine propulsion, Nuclear reactor, Pakistan, Periscope, Pincer movement, PNS Hangor (S131), Rolls-Royce PWR, Royal Navy, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Sandy Woodward, Simon Jenkins, Soviet Navy, Submarine, The Daily Telegraph, Tigerfish (torpedo), Towed array sonar, USS Borie (DD-704), USS Collett, 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands.

Aircraft carrier

An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.

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ARA General Belgrano

ARA General Belgrano was an Argentine Navy light cruiser in service from 1951 until 1982.

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ARA Veinticinco de Mayo (V-2)

ARA Veinticinco de Mayo (V-2) was an aircraft carrier in the Argentine Navy from 1969 to 1997.

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Argentine Air Force

The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina, or simply FAA) is the national aviation branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic.

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Birkenhead

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

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Cammell Laird

Cammell Laird is a British shipbuilding company.

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Ceremonial ship launching

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

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Chris Wreford-Brown

Christopher Louis Wreford-Brown DSO RN (born August 1945) is a retired British Royal Navy officer.

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Commander

Commander is a common naval and air force officer rank.

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Depth charge

A depth charge is an anti-submarine warfare weapon.

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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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Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf.

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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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Gare Loch

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

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Gosport

Gosport is a town in Hampshire on the south coast of England.

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Hansard

Hansard is the traditional name of the transcripts of Parliamentary Debates in Britain and many Commonwealth countries.

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Harpoon (missile)

The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system, developed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing Defense, Space & Security).

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HMNB Clyde

Her Majesty's Naval Base, Clyde (HMNB Clyde; also HMS Neptune) primarily sited at Faslane is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the Royal Navy (the others being HMNB Devonport and HMNB Portsmouth).

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Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger is the traditional English name for the flags flown to identify a pirate ship about to attack, during the early 18th century (the later part of the Golden Age of Piracy).

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Keel laying

Laying the keel or laying down is the formal recognition of the start of a ship's construction.

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Light cruiser

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

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Mull of Kintyre

The Mull of Kintyre is the southwesternmost tip of the Kintyre Peninsula (formerly Cantyre) in southwest Scotland.

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National Reorganization Process

The National Reorganization Process (Proceso de Reorganización Nacional, often simply el Proceso, "the Process") was the name used by its leaders for the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983.

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Northwood Headquarters

Northwood Headquarters is a military headquarters facility of the British Armed Forces in Eastbury, Hertfordshire, England, adjacent to the London suburb of Northwood.

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Nuclear marine propulsion

Nuclear marine propulsion is propulsion of a ship or submarine with heat provided by a nuclear power plant.

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Nuclear reactor

A nuclear reactor, formerly known as an atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a self-sustained nuclear chain reaction.

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Pakistan

Pakistan (پاکِستان), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاکِستان), is a country in South Asia.

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Periscope

A periscope is an instrument for observation over, around or through an object, obstacle or condition that prevents direct line-of-sight observation from an observer's current position.

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Pincer movement

The pincer movement, or double envelopment, is a military maneuver in which forces simultaneously attack both flanks (sides) of an enemy formation.

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PNS Hangor (S131)

PNS Hangor (nicknamed "The Shark") was a diesel-electric submarine that served in the Pakistan Navy from 1969 until its decommissioning in 2006.

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Rolls-Royce PWR

The Rolls-Royce pressurised water reactor (PWR) series has powered British nuclear submarines since the, commissioned in 1966.

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Royal Navy

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

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Royal Navy Submarine Museum

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum at Gosport is a maritime museum tracing the international history of submarine development from the age of Alexander the Great to the present day, and particularly the history of the Royal Navy Submarine Service from the navy's first submarine, Holland 1, to the nuclear-powered ''Vanguard''-class submarines.

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Sandy Woodward

Admiral Sir John Forster "Sandy" Woodward (1 May 1932 – 4 August 2013) was a British admiral who commanded the British Naval Task Force in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.

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Simon Jenkins

Sir Simon David Jenkins (born 10 June 1943) is a British author and newspaper columnist and editor.

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Soviet Navy

The Soviet Navy (Military Maritime Fleet of the USSR) was the naval arm of the Soviet Armed Forces.

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Submarine

A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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Tigerfish (torpedo)

The Mk 24 Tigerfish torpedo was a heavyweight acoustic homing torpedo used by the Royal Navy (RN) for several years.

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Towed array sonar

A towed array sonar is a system of hydrophones towed behind a submarine or a surface ship on a cable.

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USS Borie (DD-704)

USS Borie (DD-704), an, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Adolph E. Borie, Secretary of the Navy under President Ulysses S. Grant.

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USS Collett

USS Collett (DD-730) was a World War II-era in the service of the U.S. Navy, named after Lieutenant Commander John A. Collett (1908–1942), a naval aviator and commanding officer of Torpedo Squadron Ten, who was killed during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in October 1942.

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1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands

On 2 April 1982, Argentine forces launched the invasion of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), beginning the Falklands War.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Conqueror_(S48)

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