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The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula.
Alexandria (or; Arabic: الإسكندرية; Egyptian Arabic: إسكندرية; Ⲁⲗⲉⲝⲁⲛⲇⲣⲓⲁ; Ⲣⲁⲕⲟⲧⲉ) is the second-largest city in Egypt and a major economic centre, extending about along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country.
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).
Athens (Αθήνα, Athína; Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.
The Attack on Convoy BN 7 was a naval engagement during World War II between an allied force defending a convoy of merchant ships and an attacking force of Italian destroyers.
The Axis powers (Achsenmächte; Potenze dell'Asse; 枢軸国 Sūjikukoku), also known as the Axis and the Rome–Berlin–Tokyo Axis, were the nations that fought in World War II against the Allied forces.
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.
The battlecruiser, or battle cruiser, was a type of capital ship of the first half of the 20th century.
A battleship is a large armored warship with a main battery consisting of large caliber guns.
Beirut (بيروت, Beyrouth) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon.
Benghazi (بنغازي) is the second-most populous city in Libya and the largest in Cyrenaica.
Berbera (Barbara, بربرة) is a city in the northwestern Woqooyi Galbeed region of Somaliland.
Bodø (Bådåddjo) is a town and a municipality in Nordland county, Norway.
The Bristol Blenheim is a British light bomber aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company (Bristol) which was used extensively in the first two years and in some cases throughout the Second World War.
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.
British Somaliland, officially the British Somaliland Protectorate (Dhulka Maxmiyada Soomaalida ee Biritishka, translit) was a British protectorate in present-day northwestern Somalia.
The Colony of Aden or Aden Colony (مستعمرة عدن) was a British Crown colony from 1937 to 1963 located in the south of contemporary Yemen.
Commerce raiding is a form of naval warfare used to destroy or disrupt logistics of the enemy on the open sea by attacking its merchant shipping, rather than engaging its combatants or enforcing a blockade against them.
Crete (Κρήτη,; Ancient Greek: Κρήτη, Krḗtē) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica.
A cruiser is a type of warship.
Dartmouth is a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon.
A depth charge is an anti-submarine warfare weapon.
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.
The displacement or displacement tonnage of a ship is its weight, expressed in long tons of water its hull displaces.
Eastwood is a former coal mining town in the Broxtowe district of Nottinghamshire, England, northwest of Nottingham and northeast of Derby on the border between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Egypt (مِصر, مَصر, Khēmi), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
The Eighth Army was a field army formation of the British Army during the Second World War, fighting in the North African and Italian campaigns.
Eritrea (ኤርትራ), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa, with its capital at Asmara.
The First Battle of Sirte was fought between the British Royal Navy and the Regia Marina (Italian Royal Navy) during the Mediterranean campaign of the Second World War.
A flotilla leader was a warship suitable for commanding a flotilla of destroyers or other small warships, typically a small cruiser or a large destroyer (known as a destroyer leader).
Force K was the name of three British Royal Navy task forces during the Second World War.
Free France and its Free French Forces (French: France Libre and Forces françaises libres) were the government-in-exile led by Charles de Gaulle during the Second World War and its military forces, that continued to fight against the Axis powers as one of the Allies after the fall of France.
Le Fantasque ("The capricious one") was a large destroyer ("contre-torpilleur", "torpedo boat destroyer") of the French Navy which served during the Second World War.
Le Malin ("The malign one") was a large destroyer (contre-torpilleur, "Torpedo-boat destroyer") of the French Navy which served during the Second World War.
Le Terrible ("The terrible one") was a large destroyer (contre-torpilleur, "Torpedo-boat destroyer") of the French Navy in service during World War II.
Admiral Hipper, the first of five ships of her class, was the lead ship of the of heavy cruisers which served with Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.
German submarine U-77 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine built by the Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
The Guépard-class destroyers (contre-torpilleurs) were six ships of the French Navy, laid down in 1927 and commissioned in 1930.
Haifa (חֵיפָה; حيفا) is the third-largest city in Israel – after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv– with a population of in.
Harmil is an uninhabited island in Eritrea.
Harwich is a town in Essex, England and one of the Haven ports, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east.
Field Marshal Henry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson, (5 September 1881 – 31 December 1964), also known as Jumbo Wilson, was a senior British Army officer of the 20th century.
Heraklion (Ηράκλειο, Irákleio) is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete.
HMAS Hobart was a modified ''Leander''-class light cruiser which served in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during World War II.
HMAS Nizam (G38/D15) was an N-class destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
HMAS Parramatta (U44) was a ''Grimsby'' class sloop of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
HMAS Perth was a modified ''Leander''-class light cruiser operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the early part of World War II.
HMAS Vampire was a V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
HMNZS Leander was a light cruiser which served with the Royal New Zealand Navy during World War II.
HMS Abdiel was an that served with the Royal Navy during World War II.
HMS Aphis was a Royal Navy.
HMS Aurora was an light cruiser of the Royal Navy.
HMS Barham was a built for the Royal Navy during the early 1910s.
HMS Bedouin was a destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War II.
HMS Caledon was a light cruiser built for the Royal Navy during World War I. She was the name ship of the Caledon sub-class of the C class.
HMS Carlisle was a C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy, named after the English City of Carlisle.
HMS Cossack was a destroyer named after the Cossack people of the Russian and Ukrainian steppe.
HMS Decoy was a D-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
HMS Defender was a D-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy in the early 1930s.
HMS Dido was the name ship of her class of light cruisers for the Royal Navy.
HMS Eskimo was a destroyer, laid down by the High Walker Yard of Vickers-Armstrong at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 5 August 1936.
HMS Forester was one of nine F-class destroyers built for the Royal Navy during the early 1930s.
HMS Glowworm was a G-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1930s.
HMS Griffin (H31) was a G-class destroyer, built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1930s.
HMS Hasty was an H-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy during the mid-1930s.
HMS Havock was an H-class destroyer built for the British Royal Navy in the mid-1930s. During the Spanish Civil War of 1936–1939, the ship enforced the arms blockade imposed by Britain and France on both sides as part of the Mediterranean Fleet. During the first few months of the Second World War, Havock searched for German commerce raiders in the Atlantic Ocean and participated in the First Battle of Narvik during the Norwegian Campaign of April–June 1940 before she was transferred back to the Mediterranean Fleet in May where she escorted a number of convoys to Malta. The ship took part in the Battle of Cape Spada in July 1940, the Battle of Cape Matapan in March 1941 and the evacuation of Greece in April 1941. She was damaged during the Battle of Crete the following month, but participated in the Syria–Lebanon Campaign in June. Havock began escorting supply convoys in June to Tobruk, Libya until the ship was damaged in October. She was repaired in time to escort a convoy to Malta during the First Battle of Sirte in December and was badly damaged by the Italian battleship ''Littorio'' whilst protecting another convoy during the Second Battle of Sirte in March 1942. Repairs were attempted in Malta, but the ship was further damaged in an air raid in early April. The Admiralty decided that further attempts to repair her at Malta were pointless and ordered her to Gibraltar for permanent repairs. On 6 April, while on passage to Gibraltar, Havock ran aground near Cape Bon, Tunisia, and her crew was interned by the Vichy French at Laghouat in the Sahara.
HMS Hereward, named after Hereward the Wake, was an H-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1930s.
HMS Hero was an H-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1930s.
HMS Heythrop (L85) was a destroyer of the Royal Navy She was ordered as part of the 1939 War Emergency programme.
HMS Hotspur was an H-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy during the 1930s.
HMS Hursley was a Second World War Type II Hunt-class escort destroyer of the British Royal Navy.
HMS Imperial was one of nine s built for the Royal Navy during the 1930s.
HMS Jackal was a J-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
HMS Jaguar was a J-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
HMS Janus, named after the Roman god, was a Javelin or J-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
HMS Jervis, was a J-class destroyer of the Royal Navy named after Admiral John Jervis (1735–1823).
HMS Juno was a J-class destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited, at Govan in Scotland on 5 October 1937, launched on 8 December 1938 and commissioned on 25 August 1939.
HMS Kandahar (F28) was a K-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy during the 1930s, named after the Afghan city of Kandahar.
HMS Khartoum was a K-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, ostensibly named after the capital of Sudan, Khartoum.
HMS Kingston was a K-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
HMS Kipling (F91) was a K-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy during the 1930s.
HMS Lively was an L-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
HMS Loyal was a L-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy in the late 1930s, although she was not completed until after World War II had begun.
The second HMS Manchester was a light cruiser of the Royal Navy, belonging to the Gloucester subclass.
HMS Naiad was a light cruiser of the Royal Navy which served in the Second World War.
HMS Neptune was a light cruiser which served with the Royal Navy during World War II.
HMS Nubian was a destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw much distinguished service in World War II.
HMS Orion was a ''Leander''-class light cruiser which served with distinction in the Royal Navy during World War II.
HMS Punjabi was a destroyer of the Royal Navy that saw service in the Second World War, being sunk in a collision with the battleship.
HMS Repulse was a of the Royal Navy built during the First World War.
HMS Rodney (pennant number 29) was one of two s built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1920s.
HMS Shoreham was the lead ship of the of sloops built for the British Royal Navy.
HMS Shropshire was a Royal Navy (RN) heavy cruiser of the London sub-class of County-class cruisers.
HMS Undine was a U-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War II.
HMS Urchin was a U-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during the Second World War.
HMS Warspite was a built for the Royal Navy during the early 1910s.
The Home Fleet was a fleet of the Royal Navy that operated in the United Kingdom's territorial waters from 1902 with intervals until 1967.
A hospital ship is a ship designated for primary function as a floating medical treatment facility or hospital.
Alvise Da Mosto was one of twelve s, built for the Italian Royal Navy (Regia Marina) between the late 1920s and the early 1930s.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
The J, K and N class was a class of 24 destroyers of the Royal Navy launched in 1938.
Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Henry Dacres Cunningham (13 April 1885 – 13 December 1962) was a Royal Navy officer.
John I. Thornycroft & Company Limited, usually known simply as Thornycroft was a British shipbuilding firm founded by John Isaac Thornycroft in Chiswick in 1866.
Kalamata (Καλαμάτα Kalamáta) is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region.
Karpathos (Κάρπαθος) is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea.
Kimberley is the capital and largest city of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.
Kimberley is a town in Nottinghamshire, England, lying 6 miles northwest of Nottingham along the A610.
Kirkwall (Scottish Gaelic: Bàgh na h-Eaglaise) is the main settlement of the Northern Isles and capital of Orkney, an archipelago in the north of Scotland, as well as the largest island settlement in Scotland.
Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.
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.
The Malta convoys were Allied supply convoys of the Second World War.
Massawa (Maṣṣawa‘, Mitsiwa), also known as Miṣṣiwa‘ (مِـصِّـوَع) and Bāḍiʿ (بَـاضِـع),Matt Phillips, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Lonely Planet Ethiopia and Eritrea, (Lonely Planet: 2006), p.340.
The British Mediterranean Fleet also known as the Mediterranean Station was part of the Royal Navy.
Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
(Norwegian) or Áhkanjárga (Northern Sami) is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
Nottinghamshire (pronounced or; abbreviated Notts) is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west.
Operation Dragoon (initially Operation Anvil) was the code name for the Allied invasion of Southern France on 15August 1944.
Operation Substance was a British naval operation in July 1941 during the Second World War to escort convoy GM 1, the first of the series from Gibraltar to Malta.
Operation Weserübung was the code name for Germany's assault on Denmark and Norway during the Second World War and the opening operation of the Norwegian Campaign.
Operation Wilfred was a British naval operation during the Second World War that involved the mining of the channel between Norway and her offshore islands to prevent the transport of Swedish iron ore through neutral Norwegian waters to be used to sustain the German war effort.
Piraeus (Πειραιάς Pireás, Πειραιεύς, Peiraieús) is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece.
Port Sudan (بور سودان) is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea.
A prime minister is the head of a cabinet and the leader of the ministers in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system.
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.
The Red Sea (also the Erythraean Sea) is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia.
A reserve fleet is a collection of naval vessels of all types that are fully equipped for service but are not currently needed, and thus partially or fully decommissioned.
Rhodes (Ρόδος, Ródos) is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece in terms of land area and also the island group's historical capital.
Rimini (Rémin; Ariminum) is a city of about 150,000 inhabitants in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy and capital city of the Province of Rimini.
The River Clyde (Abhainn Chluaidh,, Watter o Clyde) is a river that flows into the Firth of Clyde in Scotland.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
The Sauro class were a group of destroyers built for the Italian Navy in the late 1920s.
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.
The Second Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902) was fought between the British Empire and two Boer states, the South African Republic (Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the Empire's influence in South Africa.
Selston is a hilltop village and civil parish in the District of Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, England.
Sfakiá (Σφακιά) is a mountainous area in the southwestern part of the island of Crete, in the Chania regional unit.
The Siege of Kimberley took place during the Second Boer War at Kimberley, Cape Colony (present-day South Africa), when Boer forces from the Orange Free State and the Transvaal besieged the diamond mining town.
In the 18th century and most of the 19th, a sloop-of-war in the Royal Navy was a warship with a single gun deck that carried up to eighteen guns.
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.
Souda Bay is a bay and natural harbour near the town of Souda on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete.
SS Duchess of York was the name of a couple of ships between 1895–1928.
The SS Georgic was a steam ship built by Harland and Wolff for the White Star Line to replace the.
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.
The Strait of Bonifacio (Fretum Gallicum, Bouches de Bonifacio, Bocche di Bonifacio, Bucchi di Bunifaziu, Gallurese: Bocchi di Bunifaciu, Buccas de Bonifatziu, Bocche de Bunifazziu) is the strait between Corsica and Sardinia, named after the Corsican town Bonifacio.
A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.
Symi, also transliterated as Syme or Simi (Σύμη), is a Greek island and municipality.
Syria (سوريا), officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic (الجمهورية العربية السورية), is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest.
Three-drum boilers are a class of water-tube boiler used to generate steam, typically to power ships.
Tobruk or Tubruq (Αντίπυργος) (طبرق Ṭubruq; also transliterated as Tóbruch, Tobruch, Tobruck and Tubruk) is a port city on Libya's eastern Mediterranean coast, near the border of Egypt.
A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes.
Tripoli (طرابلس,; Berber: Oea, or Wy't) is the capital city and the largest city of Libya, with a population of about 1.1 million people in 2015.
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.
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.
Vichy France (Régime de Vichy) is the common name of the French State (État français) headed by Marshal Philippe Pétain during World War II.
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.
Warship Weeks were British National savings campaigns during the Second World War, with the aim of a Royal Navy warship being adopted by a civil community.
The Western Approaches is an approximately rectangular area of the Atlantic ocean lying immediately to the west of Ireland and parts of Great Britain.
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.
Woolston is a suburb of Southampton, Hampshire, located on the eastern bank of the River Itchen.
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.
The 4.7 inch QF Mark IX and Mark XIIMark IX.