23 relations: Aircraft catapult, Anti-aircraft warfare, Anti-submarine weapon, Arresting gear, Beam (nautical), Bofors 40 mm gun, Dual-purpose gun, Escort carrier, Fighter aircraft, Grumman TBF Avenger, Length overall, Merchant vessel, Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, Operation Tiderace, Port and starboard, Royal Navy, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation, Spain, Tacoma, Washington, Vought F4U Corsair, 4"/50 caliber gun, 5"/38 caliber gun, 5"/51 caliber gun.
An aircraft catapult is a device used to launch aircraft from ships, most commonly used on aircraft carriers, as a form of assisted take off.
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 anti-submarine weapon (ASW) is any one of a number of devices that are intended to act against a submarine and its crew, to destroy (sink) the vessel or reduce its capability as a weapon of war.
An arresting gear, or arrestor gear, is a mechanical system used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands.
The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline.
--> The Bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the Bofors gun, is an anti-aircraft/multi-purpose autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors.
A dual-purpose gun is a naval artillery mounting designed to engage both surface and air targets.
The escort carrier or escort aircraft carrier (US hull classification symbol CVE), also called a "jeep carrier" or "baby flattop" in the United States Navy (USN) or "Woolworth Carrier" by the Royal Navy, was a small and slow type of aircraft carrier used by the Royal Navy, the Imperial Japanese Navy and Imperial Japanese Army Air Force, and the United States Navy in World War II.
A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft, whose main mission is to attack ground targets.
The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) is an American torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and eventually used by several air and naval aviation services around the world.
Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.
A merchant vessel, trading vessel or merchantman is a boat or ship that transports cargo or carries passengers for hire.
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.
Operation Tiderace was the codename of the British plan to retake Singapore following the Japanese surrender in 1945.
Port and starboard are nautical and aeronautical terms for left and right, respectively.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
The Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation was a United States corporation which built ships for the US Navy and merchant marine during World War II.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States.
The Vought F4U Corsair is an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War.
The 4"/50 caliber gun (spoken "four-inch-fifty-caliber") was the standard low-angle, quick-firing gun for United States, first appearing on the monitor and then used on "Flush Deck" destroyers through World War I and the 1920s.
The Mark 12 5"/38 caliber gun was a United States naval gun.
5"/51 caliber guns (spoken "five-inch-fifty-one-caliber") initially served as the secondary battery of United States Navy battleships built from 1907 through the 1920s, also serving on other vessels.