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The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).
Barrow-in-Furness, commonly known as Barrow, is a town and borough in Cumbria, England.
A battleship is a large armored warship with a main battery consisting of large caliber guns.
The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline.
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany.
There have been a number of 18 inch torpedoes in service with the United Kingdom.
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.
The British L-class submarine was originally planned under the emergency war programme as an improved version of the British E-class submarine.
Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
Ceremonial ship launching is the process of transferring a vessel to the water.
Cherbourg-Octeville is a city and former commune situated at the northern end of the Cotentin peninsula in the northwestern French department of Manche.
A deck gun is a type of naval artillery mounted on the deck of a submarine.
The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).
The displacement or displacement tonnage of a ship is its weight, expressed in long tons of water its hull displaces.
The draft or draught of a ship's hull is the vertical distance between the waterline and the bottom of the hull (keel), with the thickness of the hull included; in the case of not being included the draft outline would be obtained.
A drive shaft, driveshaft, driving shaft, propeller shaft (prop shaft), or Cardan shaft is a mechanical component for transmitting torque and rotation, usually used to connect other components of a drive train that cannot be connected directly because of distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them.
Dundee (Dùn Dè) is Scotland's fourth-largest city and the 51st-most-populous built-up area in the United Kingdom.
An electric motor is an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.
The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
Horns Rev (also known as Horns Reef) is a shallow area (glacial and sea deposits of sand, GEUS News nr 4, 2003. Retrieved March 2010.) in the eastern North Sea, about 15 km / 10 miles off the westernmost point of Denmark, Blåvands Huk.
Jutland (Jylland; Jütland), also known as the Cimbric or Cimbrian Peninsula (Cimbricus Chersonesus; Den Kimbriske Halvø; Kimbrische Halbinsel), is a peninsula of Northern Europe that forms the continental portion of Denmark and part of northern Germany.
Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.
A naval rating is an enlisted member of a country's navy, subordinate to warrant officers and officers, and hence not conferred by commission or warrant.
Portsmouth is a port city in Hampshire, England, mainly on Portsea Island, south-west of London and south-east of Southampton.
The QF 4-inch gun Mk IVMk IV.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
Royal Navy Dockyards were harbour facilities where commissioned ships were either built or based, or where ships were overhauled and refitted.
Sheerness is a town beside the mouth of the River Medway on the north-west corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent, England.
A shipyard (also called a dockyard) is a place where ships are built and repaired.
The Skagerrak is a strait running between the southeast coast of Norway, the southwest coast of Sweden, and the Jutland peninsula of Denmark, connecting the North Sea and the Kattegat sea area, which leads to the Baltic Sea.
A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.
A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes.
A training ship is a ship used to train students as sailors.
Vickers was a famous name in British engineering that existed through many companies from 1828 until 1999.
Vickers Limited was a significant British engineering conglomerate that merged into Vickers-Armstrongs in 1927.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
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.