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HMS Gurkha (G63)

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HMS Gurkha was an L-class destroyer in Britain's Royal Navy during World War II. [1]

41 relations: Anti-aircraft warfare, Birkenhead, Boiler, Brigade of Gurkhas, British 21 inch torpedo, Cammell Laird, Charles Nugent Lentaigne, Commander, Depth charge, Destroyer, Drifter (fishing boat), Gibraltar, Gurkha, L and M-class destroyer, Length overall, Malta, Mary Soames, Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company, Pennant number, QF 2-pounder naval gun, QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun, QF 4.7 inch Mark XI gun, Radar, Rosyth, Royal Navy, Scapa Flow, Sea trial, Sidi Barrani, Sonar, Steam turbine, Submarine, Torpedo tube, Tribal-class destroyer (1936), United Kingdom, Vickers .50 machine gun, Walter Lentaigne, Western Approaches, Winston Churchill, World War II, 4 Gorkha Rifles.

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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Birkenhead

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

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Boiler

A boiler is a closed vessel in which fluid (generally water) is heated.

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Brigade of Gurkhas

Brigade of Gurkhas is the collective name which refers to all the units in the British Army that are composed of Nepalese Gurkha soldiers.

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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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Cammell Laird

Cammell Laird is a British shipbuilding company.

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Charles Nugent Lentaigne

Charles Nugent Lentaigne (26 April 1901 - 6 November 1981) DSO was a Royal Navy officer who commanded HMS ''Gurkha'' (F63/G63) during the Second World War.

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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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Drifter (fishing boat)

A drifter is a type of fishing boat.

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Gibraltar

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

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Gurkha

The Gurkhas or Gorkhas with endonym Gorkhali (गोरखाली) are the soldiers of Nepalese nationality and ethnic Indian Gorkhas recruited in the British Army, Nepalese Army, Indian Army, Gurkha Contingent Singapore, Gurkha Reserve Unit Brunei, UN Peace Keeping force, and war zones around the world.

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L and M-class destroyer

The L and M class was a class of sixteen destroyers which served in the British Royal Navy during World War II.

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Length overall

Length overall (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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Malta

Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta), is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Mary Soames

Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, (née Spencer-Churchill; 15 September 1922 – 31 May 2014) was the youngest of the five children of Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine.

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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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Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company

Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company was a British engineering company based in Wallsend, North East England, on the River Tyne.

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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 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.

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QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun

The QF 4 inch Mk XVI gunMk XVI.

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QF 4.7 inch Mark XI gun

The 4.7 inch QF Mark XIMark XI.

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Radar

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

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Rosyth

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.

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Royal Navy

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

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Scapa Flow

Scapa Flow viewed from its eastern end in June 2009 Scapa Flow is a body of water in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, sheltered by the islands of Mainland, Graemsay, Burray,S.

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Sea trial

A sea trial is the testing phase of a watercraft (including boats, ships, and submarines).

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Sidi Barrani

Sidi Barrani (سيدى برانى) is a town in Egypt, near the Mediterranean Sea, about east of the border with Libya, and around from Tobruk, Libya.

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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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Submarine

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

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Torpedo tube

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

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Tribal-class destroyer (1936)

The Tribal class, or Afridi class, were a class of destroyers built for the Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Australian Navy that saw service in World War II.

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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.

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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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Walter Lentaigne

Lieutenant General Walter David Alexander Lentaigne, CB, CBE, DSO, (15 July 1899 – 24 June 1955) was a British Indian Army officer.

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Western Approaches

The Western Approaches is an approximately rectangular area of the Atlantic ocean lying immediately to the west of Ireland and parts of Great Britain.

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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 187424 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

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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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4 Gorkha Rifles

4 Gorkha Rifles is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army comprising Gurkha soldiers of Indian and Nepalese nationality, especially Magars and Gurungs hill tribes of Nepal.

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Redirects here:

HMS Gurkha (F63/G63), HMS Gurkha (G23), HMS Larne (G63).

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Gurkha_(G63)

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