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HMS Hector (F45)

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HMS Hector was an armed merchant cruiser of the Royal Navy. [1]

21 relations: Admiralty, Armed merchantman, Blue Funnel Line, Cargo liner, Chūichi Nagumo, Colombo, Cruiser, Destroyer, East Indies, Easter Sunday Raid, Eastern Fleet, Empire of Japan, Greenock, Gross register tonnage, Indian Ocean raid, Liverpool, New Zealand, Royal Navy, Scotland, Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, World War II.


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.

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Armed merchantman

An armed merchantman is a merchant ship equipped with guns, usually for defensive purposes, either by design or after the fact.

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Blue Funnel Line

Alfred Holt and Company, trading as Blue Funnel Line, was a UK shipping company that was founded in 1866 and operated merchant ships for 122 years.

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Cargo liner

A cargo liner is a type of merchant ship which carries general cargo and often passengers.

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Chūichi Nagumo

was a Japanese admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during World War II and onetime commander of the Kido Butai (the carrier battle group).

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Colombo (translit,; translit) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.

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A cruiser is a type of warship.

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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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East Indies

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

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Easter Sunday Raid

The Easter Sunday Raid (or Battle of Ceylon) was an air attack by carrier-based aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy against Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), on Easter Sunday, 5 April 1942, during the South-East Asian theatre of World War II.

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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.

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Empire of Japan

The was the historical nation-state and great power that existed from the Meiji Restoration in 1868 to the enactment of the 1947 constitution of modern Japan.

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Greenock (Grianaig) is a town and administrative centre in the Inverclyde council area in Scotland and a former burgh within the historic county of Renfrewshire, located in the west central Lowlands of Scotland.

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Gross register tonnage

Gross register tonnage (GRT, grt, g.r.t., gt) or gross registered tonnage, is a ship's total internal volume expressed in "register tons", each of which is equal to.

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Indian Ocean raid

The Indian Ocean raid (known in Japan as Operation C) was a naval sortie by the fast carrier strike force of the Imperial Japanese Navy from 31 March to 10 April 1942 against Allied shipping and bases in the Indian Ocean.

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Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.

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New Zealand

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

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Royal Navy

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

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Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company

Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Limited, often referred to simply as Scotts, was a Scottish shipbuilding company based in Greenock on the River Clyde.

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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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SS Hector (1924).


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hector_(F45)

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