Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

HMS Gambia (48)

Index HMS Gambia (48)

HMS Gambia (pennant number 48, later C48) was a light cruiser of the Royal Navy. [1]

59 relations: Admiralty, Allied naval bombardments of Japan during World War II, Anti-aircraft warfare, Battle of Madagascar, Battle of Okinawa, Battleship, Bay of Biscay, Belt armor, BL 6 inch Mk XXIII naval gun, British 21 inch torpedo, British Pacific Fleet, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Crown colony, Deck (ship), East Indies, Eastern Fleet, Flagship, Fleet review (Commonwealth realms), Freetown, Gambia Colony and Protectorate, Gun turret, History of the Gambia, Indian Ocean, Inverkeithing, Japan, Japanese Instrument of Surrender, Kamaishi, Iwate, Light cruiser, NATO, New Zealand, Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, Operation Stonewall, Pacific Ocean, Pennant number, Persian Gulf, Portsmouth, QF 2-pounder naval gun, QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun, Red Sea, Rosyth, Royal Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, Sister ship, Supermarine Walrus, Swan Hunter, Taiwan, The Gambia, Thos W Ward, Tokyo Bay, Torpedo tube, ..., Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, United States Navy, Wallsend, World War II, Zakynthos, 1953 Ionian earthquake, 1st Cruiser Squadron, 3"/50 caliber gun. Expand index (9 more) »


The Admiralty, originally known as the Office of the Admiralty and Marine Affairs, was the government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy firstly in the Kingdom of England, secondly in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and from 1801 to 1964, the United Kingdom and former British Empire.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Admiralty · See more »

Allied naval bombardments of Japan during World War II

During the last weeks of World War II, warships of the United States Navy, the British Royal Navy, and the Royal New Zealand Navy bombarded industrial and military facilities in Japan.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Allied naval bombardments of Japan during World War II · See more »

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).

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Anti-aircraft warfare · See more »

Battle of Madagascar

The Battle of Madagascar was the British campaign to capture Vichy French-controlled Madagascar during World War II.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Battle of Madagascar · See more »

Battle of Okinawa

The (Uchinaa ikusa), codenamed Operation Iceberg, was a major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa by United States Marine and Army forces against the Imperial Japanese Army.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Battle of Okinawa · See more »


A battleship is a large armored warship with a main battery consisting of large caliber guns.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Battleship · See more »

Bay of Biscay

The Bay of Biscay (Golfe de Gascogne, Golfo de Vizcaya, Pleg-mor Gwaskogn, Bizkaiko Golkoa) is a gulf of the northeast Atlantic Ocean located south of the Celtic Sea.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Bay of Biscay · See more »

Belt armor

Belt armor is a layer of heavy metal armor plated onto or within the outer hulls of warships, typically on battleships, battlecruisers and cruisers, and aircraft carriers.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Belt armor · See more »

BL 6 inch Mk XXIII naval gun

The 50 calibre BL 6 inch gun Mark XXIIIMark XXIII.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and BL 6 inch Mk XXIII naval gun · See more »

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.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and British 21 inch torpedo · See more »

British Pacific Fleet

The British Pacific Fleet (BPF) was a Royal Navy formation which saw action against Japan during the Second World War.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and British Pacific Fleet · See more »

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands is an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean, comprising a small archipelago approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Cocos (Keeling) Islands · See more »

Crown colony

Crown colony, dependent territory and royal colony are terms used to describe the administration of United Kingdom overseas territories that are controlled by the British Government.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Crown colony · See more »

Deck (ship)

A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull of a ship.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Deck (ship) · See more »

East Indies

The East Indies or the Indies are the lands of South and Southeast Asia.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and East Indies · See more »

Eastern Fleet

The British Eastern Fleet (also known after 1944 as the East Indies Fleet and the Far East Fleet) was a fleet of the Royal Navy which existed between 1941 and 1971.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Eastern Fleet · See more »


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.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Flagship · See more »

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.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Fleet review (Commonwealth realms) · See more »


Freetown is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Freetown · See more »

Gambia Colony and Protectorate

The Gambia Colony and Protectorate was the British colonial administration of the Gambia from 1821 to 1965, part of the British Empire in the New Imperialism era.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Gambia Colony and Protectorate · See more »

Gun turret

A gun turret is a location from which weapons can be fired that affords protection, visibility, and some cone of fire.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Gun turret · See more »

History of the Gambia

The first written records of the region come from Arab traders in the 9th and 10th centuries.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and History of the Gambia · See more »

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering (approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface).

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Indian Ocean · See more »


Inverkeithing is a town and a royal burgh, and parish, in Fife, Scotland, located on the Firth of Forth.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Inverkeithing · See more »


Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Japan · See more »

Japanese Instrument of Surrender

The Japanese Instrument of Surrender was the written agreement that formalized the surrender of the Empire of Japan, marking the end of World War II.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Japanese Instrument of Surrender · See more »

Kamaishi, Iwate

is a city located on the Sanriku rias coast in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Kamaishi, Iwate · See more »

Light cruiser

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

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Light cruiser · See more »


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and NATO · See more »

New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and New Zealand · See more »

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.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Oerlikon 20 mm cannon · See more »

Operation Stonewall

Operation Stonewall was a World War II operation to intercept blockade runners off the west coast of German-occupied France.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Operation Stonewall · See more »

Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Pacific Ocean · See more »

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).

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Pennant number · See more »

Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf (lit), (الخليج الفارسي) is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Persian Gulf · See more »


Portsmouth is a port city in Hampshire, England, mainly on Portsea Island, south-west of London and south-east of Southampton.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Portsmouth · See more »

QF 2-pounder naval gun

The 2-pounder gun,British military of the period traditionally denoted smaller guns in terms of the approximate weight of the standard projectile, rather than by its bore diameter, which in this case was 40 mm.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and QF 2-pounder naval gun · See more »

QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun

The QF 4 inch Mk XVI gunMk XVI.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun · See more »

Red Sea

The Red Sea (also the Erythraean Sea) is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Red Sea · See more »


Rosyth (Ros Fhìobh, "headland of Fife") is a town on the Firth of Forth, three miles (4.8 km) south of the centre of Dunfermline.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Rosyth · See more »

Royal Navy

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

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Royal Navy · See more »

Royal New Zealand Navy

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN; Maori: Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa, "Warriors of the Sea of New Zealand") is the maritime arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. The fleet currently consists of ten ships and eight naval helicopters.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Royal New Zealand Navy · See more »

Sister ship

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

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Sister ship · See more »

Supermarine Walrus

The Supermarine Walrus (originally known as the Supermarine Seagull V) was a British single-engine amphibious biplane reconnaissance aircraft designed by R. J. Mitchell and first flown in 1933.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Supermarine Walrus · See more »

Swan Hunter

Swan Hunter, formerly known as "Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson", is a shipbuilding design, engineering, and management company, based in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Swan Hunter · See more »


Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Taiwan · See more »

The Gambia

No description.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and The Gambia · See more »

Thos W Ward


New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Thos W Ward · See more »

Tokyo Bay

is a bay located in the southern Kantō region of Japan, and spans the coasts of Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Chiba Prefecture.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Tokyo Bay · See more »

Torpedo tube

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

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Torpedo tube · See more »

Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East region of England around the mouths of the rivers Tyne and Wear.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Tyne and Wear · See more »

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and United Kingdom · See more »

United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and United States Navy · See more »


Wallsend, historically Wallsend on Tyne, is a town in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, North East of England.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Wallsend · See more »

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.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and World War II · See more »


Zakynthos (Ζάκυνθος, Zákynthos, Zacìnto) or Zante (Τζάντε, Tzánte, Zante; from Venetian), is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and Zakynthos · See more »

1953 Ionian earthquake

The 1953 Ionian earthquake (also known as the Great Kefalonia earthquake) struck the southern Ionian Islands in Greece on August 12.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and 1953 Ionian earthquake · See more »

1st Cruiser Squadron

The First Cruiser Squadron was a Royal Navy squadron of cruisers that saw service as part of the Grand Fleet during the World War I then later as part of the Mediterranean during the Interwar period and World War II it first established in 1904 and existed until 1952.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and 1st Cruiser Squadron · See more »

3"/50 caliber gun

The 3″/50 caliber gun (spoken "three-inch fifty-caliber") in United States naval gun terminology indicates the gun fired a projectile in diameter, and the barrel was 50 calibers long (barrel length is 3 in × 50.

New!!: HMS Gambia (48) and 3"/50 caliber gun · See more »

Redirects here:

HMNZS Gambia, HMNZS Gambia (C48), HMS Gambia, HMS Gambia (C48).


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Gambia_(48)

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »