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HMS Hastings (L27)

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HMS Hastings was a ''Hastings''-class sloop of the Royal Navy that saw action in World War II. [1]

34 relations: Battle of the Atlantic, Belfast, Cape Finisterre, Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches, Convoys HX 229/SC 122, Dornier Do 217, Freetown, Glide bomb, Hartlepool, Hastings-class sloop, Henschel Hs 293, HMCS Athabaskan (G07), HMNB Devonport, HMS Bermuda (52), HMS Egret (L75), Holy Loch, Junkers Ju 88, North Sea, Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, Ortegal, Pennant number, Persian Gulf, RAF Coastal Command, Red Sea, Rosyth, Royal Navy, Sierra Leone, Sloop, Sonar, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, The Honourable, Troon, U-boat, World War II.

Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, running from 1939 to the defeat of Germany in 1945.

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Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.

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Cape Finisterre

Cape Finisterre (italic, italic) is a rock-bound peninsula on the west coast of Galicia, Spain.

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Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches

Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches was the commander of a major operational command of the Royal Navy during World War II.

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Convoys HX 229/SC 122

The battle around convoys HX 229 and SC 122 occurred during March 1943 in the Battle of the Atlantic, and was the largest convoy battle of World War II.

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Dornier Do 217

The Dornier Do 217 was a bomber used by the German Luftwaffe during World War II as a more powerful development of the Dornier Do 17, known as the Fliegender Bleistift (German: "flying pencil").

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Freetown is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone.

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Glide bomb

A glide bomb or stand-off bomb is a standoff weapon with flight control surfaces to give it a flatter, gliding flight path than that of a conventional bomb without such surfaces.

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Hartlepool is a town in County Durham, England.

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Hastings-class sloop

The Hastings class, also known as the Folkestone class, was a class of sloop which were built for the Royal Navy and the Royal Indian Navy in the interwar period.

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Henschel Hs 293

The Henschel Hs 293 was a World War II German anti-ship guided missile: a radio controlled glide bomb with a rocket engine slung underneath it.

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HMCS Athabaskan (G07)

HMCS Athabaskan was the first of three destroyers of the Royal Canadian Navy to bear this name.

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HMNB Devonport

Her Majesty's Naval Base, Devonport (HMNB Devonport), is the largest naval base in Western Europe and is the sole nuclear repair and refuelling facility for the Royal Navy.

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HMS Bermuda (52)

HMS Bermuda (pennant number 52, later C52) was a light cruiser of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Egret (L75)

HMS Egret was a sloop of the British Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class.

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Holy Loch

The Holy Loch; (Scottish Gaelic "An Loch Sianta/Seunta") is a Sea Loch, a part of the Cowal peninsula coast of the Firth of Clyde, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

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Junkers Ju 88

The Junkers Ju 88 was a German World War II Luftwaffe twin-engined multirole combat aircraft.

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North Sea

The North Sea (Mare Germanicum) is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

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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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Ortegal is a comarca in the Galician Province of A Coruña, Spain.

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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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Persian Gulf

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

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RAF Coastal Command

RAF Coastal Command was a formation within the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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Red Sea

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

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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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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa.

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A sloop (from Dutch sloep, in turn from French chaloupe) is a sailing boat with a single mast and a fore-and-aft rig.

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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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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador


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The Honourable

The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable (abbreviated to The Hon., Hon. or formerly The Hon'ble—the latter term is still used in South Asia) is a style that is used before the names of certain classes of people.

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Troon is a town in South Ayrshire, situated on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland, about north of Ayr and northwest of Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

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U-boat is an anglicised version of the German word U-Boot, a shortening of Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat".

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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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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hastings_(L27)

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