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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.
Alexander Stephen and Sons Limited, often referred to simply as Alex Stephens or just Stephens, was a Scottish shipbuilding company based in Linthouse, Glasgow, on the River Clyde.
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, located in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, and is the capital of the province of the same name.
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).
An armed merchantman is a merchant ship equipped with guns, usually for defensive purposes, either by design or after the fact.
The Battle of Cape Spartivento, known as the Battle of Cape Teulada in Italy, was a naval battle during the Battle of the Mediterranean in the Second World War, fought between naval forces of the British Royal Navy and the Italian Regia Marina on 27 November 1940.
A battleship is a large armored warship with a main battery consisting of large caliber guns.
Beaching is the process in which a ship or boat is laid ashore, or grounded deliberately in shallow water.
The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline.
A blockship is a ship deliberately sunk to prevent a river, channel, or canal from being used.
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.
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.
The British Isles are a group of islands off the north-western coast of continental Europe that consist of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and over six thousand smaller isles.
In artillery, caliber or calibredifference in British English and American English spelling is the internal diameter of a gun barrel, or by extension a relative measure of the length.
Cape San Antonio (Spanish: Cabo San Antonio; Catalan: Cap de Sant Antoni) is a cape on the north coast of Alicante province in southeastern Spain.
Chatham Dockyard was a Royal Navy Dockyard located on the River Medway in Kent.
The Commander-in-Chief, The Nore was an operational commander of the Royal Navy.
Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches was the commander of a major operational command of the Royal Navy during World War II.
A depth charge is an anti-submarine warfare weapon.
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.
The displacement or displacement tonnage of a ship is its weight, expressed in long tons of water its hull displaces.
The draft or draught of a ship's hull is the vertical distance between the waterline and the bottom of the hull (keel), with the thickness of the hull included; in the case of not being included the draft outline would be obtained.
Duncansby Head (Ceann Dhunngain or Dùn Gasbaith) is the most northeasterly part of the British mainland, including even the famous John o' Groats.
The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, and also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940.
E-boat was the Western Allies' designation for the fast attack craft (German: Schnellboot, or S-Boot, meaning "fast boat") of the Kriegsmarine during World War II.
Force H was a British naval formation during the Second World War.
Francoist Spain (España franquista) or the Franco regime (Régimen de Franco), formally known as the Spanish State (Estado Español), is the period of Spanish history between 1939, when Francisco Franco took control of Spain after the Nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War establishing a dictatorship, and 1975, when Franco died and Prince Juan Carlos was crowned King of Spain.
Fuel oil (also known as heavy oil, marine fuel or furnace oil) is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue.
The G- and H-class destroyers were a group of 18 destroyers built for the Royal Navy during the 1930s.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.
Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.
Harwich Dockyard was a Royal Navy dockyard at Harwich in Essex.
The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s–1940s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd.
A hulk is a ship that is afloat, but incapable of going to sea.
Kingston upon Hull, usually abbreviated to Hull, is a city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.
Lowestoft is a town and civil parish in the English county of Suffolk.
A machine gun is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm designed to fire bullets in rapid succession from an ammunition belt or magazine, typically at a rate of 300 rounds per minute or higher.
Magazine is the name for an item or place within which ammunition or other explosive material is stored.
The Malta convoys were Allied supply convoys of the Second World War.
Marine insurance covers the loss or damage of ships, cargo, terminals, and any transport or cargo by which the property is transferred, acquired, or held between the points of origin and the final destination.
Málaga is a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain.
The British Mediterranean Fleet also known as the Mediterranean Station was part of the Royal Navy.
The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin 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.
A naval mine is a self-contained explosive device placed in water to damage or destroy surface ships or submarines.
During the Spanish Civil War, several countries followed a principle of non-intervention, to avoid any potential escalation and possible expansion of the war to other nations, which would result in the signing of the Non-Intervention Agreement in August 1936 and the setting up of the Non-Intervention Committee, which first met in September.
The North Sea (Mare Germanicum) is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.
An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a ship designed for the bulk transport of oil or its products.
During World War II, Operation Collar was a small, fast three-ship convoy that left Britain on 12 November 1940 and passed Gibraltar on 24 November, escorted by two cruisers for Malta and Alexandria.
Operation Excess was a series of British supply convoys to Malta, Alexandria and Greece in January 1941.
Operation MB8 was a British Royal Navy operation in the Mediterranean Sea during 4–11 November 1940.
Pantelleria (Pantiddirìa), the ancient Cossyra (Arabic: قوصرة, Maltese: Qawsra, now Pantellerija, Ancient Greek Kossyra, Κοσσύρα), is an Italian island and Comune in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, southwest of Sicily and east of the Tunisian coast.
Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company was a British engineering company based in Wallsend, North East England, on the River Tyne.
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).
Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately south-west of Exeter and west-south-west of London.
The QF 12-pounder 12-cwt gun (abbreviated as Q.F. 12-pdr. (12-cwt.), the War Office, 1925) was a common, versatile calibre naval gun introduced in 1894 and used until the middle of the 20th century.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Sheerness is a town beside the mouth of the River Medway on the north-west corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent, England.
Ship breaking or ship demolition is a type of ship disposal involving the breaking up of ships for either a source of parts, which can be sold for re-use, or for the extraction of raw materials, chiefly scrap.
A sister ship is a ship of the same class or of virtually identical design to another ship.
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.
Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, England.
The Spanish Civil War (Guerra Civil Española),Also known as The Crusade (La Cruzada) among Nationalists, the Fourth Carlist War (Cuarta Guerra Carlista) among Carlists, and The Rebellion (La Rebelión) or Uprising (Sublevación) among Republicans.
The Spica class were a class of torpedo boats of the Regia Marina (Royal Italian Navy) during World War II.
St Paul's Island (Maltese: Il-Gżejjer ta' San Pawl), also known as Selmunett, is a small island off Selmun near the north-east of the main island of Malta.
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.
A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes.
Valletta is the capital city of Malta, colloquially known as "Il-Belt" (lit. "The City") in Maltese.
The Valletta Waterfront, is a promenade in Floriana, Malta, mainly featuring three prominent buildings; a church in the middle, the Pinto Stores or the Pinto Wharf on the left, and the Forni Stores or the Forni Shopping Complex on the right.
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.
The Vickers machine gun or Vickers gun is a name primarily used to refer to the water-cooled.303 British (7.7 mm) machine gun produced by Vickers Limited, originally for the British Army.
A high pressure 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.
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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