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HMS L69

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HMS L69 was a late-model L-class submarine built for the Royal Navy during the First World War. [1]

23 relations: Beam (nautical), British 18 inch torpedo, British 21 inch torpedo, British L-class submarine, Ceremonial ship launching, Dalmuir, Deck gun, Diesel engine, Displacement (ship), Draft (hull), Drive shaft, Electric motor, Keel laying, Length overall, Naval rating, QF 4 inch naval gun Mk IV, XII, XXII, Rosyth Dockyard, Royal Navy, Ship breaking, Shipyard, Torpedo tube, Vickers, William Beardmore and Company.

Beam (nautical)

The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline.

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British 18 inch torpedo

There have been a number of 18 inch torpedoes in service with the United Kingdom.

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British 21 inch torpedo

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.

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British L-class submarine

The British L-class submarine was originally planned under the emergency war programme as an improved version of the British E-class submarine.

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Ceremonial ship launching

Ceremonial ship launching is the process of transferring a vessel to the water.

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Dalmuir

Dalmuir (Dail Mhoire) is an area on the western side of Clydebank, in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

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Deck gun

A deck gun is a type of naval artillery mounted on the deck of a submarine.

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Diesel engine

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).

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Displacement (ship)

The displacement or displacement tonnage of a ship is its weight, expressed in long tons of water its hull displaces.

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Draft (hull)

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.

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Drive shaft

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.

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Electric motor

An electric motor is an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.

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Keel laying

Laying the keel or laying down is the formal recognition of the start of a ship's construction.

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Length overall

Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.

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Naval rating

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.

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QF 4 inch naval gun Mk IV, XII, XXII

The QF 4-inch gun Mk IVMk IV.

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Rosyth Dockyard

Rosyth Dockyard is a large naval dockyard on the Firth of Forth at Rosyth, Fife, Scotland, owned by Babcock Marine, which formerly undertook refitting of Royal Navy surface vessels and submarines.

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Royal Navy

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

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Ship breaking

Ship breaking or ship demolition is a type of ship disposal involving the breaking up of ships for either a source of parts, which can be sold for re-use, or for the extraction of raw materials, chiefly scrap.

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Shipyard

A shipyard (also called a dockyard) is a place where ships are built and repaired.

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Torpedo tube

A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes.

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Vickers

Vickers was a famous name in British engineering that existed through many companies from 1828 until 1999.

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William Beardmore and Company

William Beardmore and Company was a Scottish engineering and shipbuilding conglomerate based in Glasgow and the surrounding Clydeside area.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_L69

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