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HMS Mauritius (80)

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HMS Mauritius, pennant C80, was a light cruiser of the Royal Navy. [1]

42 relations: Action of 28 January 1945, Allied invasion of Italy, Allied invasion of Sicily, Battle of Anzio, Battle of Audierne Bay, Bay of Biscay, Belt armor, BL 6 inch Mk XXIII naval gun, British 21 inch torpedo, Brittany, Cammell Laird, Chatham Dockyard, Corfu Channel incident, Crown colony, Deck (ship), Eastern Fleet, Gun turret, Henry Leach, Inverkeithing, Light cruiser, List of Royal Navy shore establishments, Mauritius, Mediterranean Fleet, Newcastle upon Tyne, Normandy landings, Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, Operation Stonewall, Plymouth, QF 2-pounder naval gun, QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun, Reserve Fleet (United Kingdom), Royal Navy, Simon's Town, Singapore, Sperrbrecher, Supermarine Walrus, Swan Hunter, Sword Beach, Thos W Ward, Torpedo tube, Tyne and Wear, Vorpostenboot.

Action of 28 January 1945

The Action of 28 January 1945 was an inconclusive naval battle of the Second World War fought between two British Royal Navy light cruisers and three Kriegsmarine (German navy) destroyers near Bergen, Norway.

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Allied invasion of Italy

The Allied invasion of Italy was the Allied amphibious landing on mainland Italy that took place on 3 September 1943 during the early stages of the Italian Campaign of World War II.

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Allied invasion of Sicily

The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a major campaign of World War II, in which the Allies took the island of Sicily from the Axis powers (Italy and Nazi Germany).

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Battle of Anzio

The Battle of Anzio was a battle of the Italian Campaign of World War II that took place from January 22, 1944 (beginning with the Allied amphibious landing known as Operation Shingle) to June 5, 1944 (ending with the capture of Rome).

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Battle of Audierne Bay

The Battle of the Audierne Bay took place on 23 August 1944 and was an engagement between German and Allied naval flotillas.

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Bay of Biscay

The Bay of Biscay (Golfe de Gascogne, Golfo de Vizcaya, Pleg-mor Gwaskogn, Bizkaiko Golkoa) is a gulf of the northeast Atlantic Ocean located south of the Celtic Sea.

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Belt armor

Belt armor is a layer of heavy metal armor plated onto or within the outer hulls of warships, typically on battleships, battlecruisers and cruisers, and aircraft carriers.

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BL 6 inch Mk XXIII naval gun

The 50 calibre BL 6 inch gun Mark XXIIIMark XXIII.

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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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Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the northwest of France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation.

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Cammell Laird

Cammell Laird is a British shipbuilding company.

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Chatham Dockyard

Chatham Dockyard was a Royal Navy Dockyard located on the River Medway in Kent.

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Corfu Channel incident

The Corfu Channel Incident consists of three separate events involving Royal Navy ships in the Channel of Corfu which took place in 1946, and it is considered an early episode of the Cold War.

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Crown colony

Crown colony, dependent territory and royal colony are terms used to describe the administration of United Kingdom overseas territories that are controlled by the British Government.

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Deck (ship)

A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull of a ship.

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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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Gun turret

A gun turret is a location from which weapons can be fired that affords protection, visibility, and some cone of fire.

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Henry Leach

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Conyers Leach, (18 November 1923 – 26 April 2011) was a Royal Navy officer who, as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff during the early 1980s, was instrumental in convincing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that retaking the Falkland Islands from Argentina was feasible.

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Inverkeithing is a town and a royal burgh, and parish, in Fife, Scotland, located on the Firth of Forth.

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Light cruiser

A light cruiser is a type of small- or medium-sized warship.

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List of Royal Navy shore establishments

This is a list of shore establishments (or stone frigates) of the Royal Navy and Royal Naval Reserve.

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Mauritius (or; Maurice), officially the Republic of Mauritius (République de Maurice), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about off the southeast coast of the African continent.

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Mediterranean Fleet

The British Mediterranean Fleet also known as the Mediterranean Station was part of the Royal Navy.

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh and 277 miles (446 km) north of London on the northern bank of the River Tyne, from the North Sea.

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Normandy landings

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.

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Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

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.

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Operation Stonewall

Operation Stonewall was a World War II operation to intercept blockade runners off the west coast of German-occupied France.

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Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately south-west of Exeter and west-south-west of London.

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QF 2-pounder naval gun

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.

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QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun

The QF 4 inch Mk XVI gunMk XVI.

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Reserve Fleet (United Kingdom)

The Reserve Fleet was a Royal Navy formation of decommissioned vessels which could be brought to a state of readiness at time of war.

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Royal Navy

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

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Simon's Town

Simon's Town (Simonstad), sometimes spelled Simonstown, is a town near Cape Town, which is home to the South African Navy.

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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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A Sperrbrecher (German; informally translated as "pathfinder" but literally meaning "mine barrage breaker")), was a German auxiliary ship of the First World War and the Second World War that was intended to serve as a type of minesweeper, by sailing ahead of other vessels through minefields, intending to detonate any mines in their path. Also used as anti-aircraft ships, the Sperrbrecher suffered heavy losses in the war.

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Supermarine Walrus

The Supermarine Walrus (originally known as the Supermarine Seagull V) was a British single-engine amphibious biplane reconnaissance aircraft designed by R. J. Mitchell and first flown in 1933.

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Swan Hunter

Swan Hunter, formerly known as "Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson", is a shipbuilding design, engineering, and management company, based in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear.

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Sword Beach

Sword, commonly known as Sword Beach, was the code name given to one of the five main landing areas along the Normandy coast during the initial assault phase, Operation Neptune, of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of German-occupied France that commenced on 6 June 1944.

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Thos W Ward


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Torpedo tube

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

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Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East region of England around the mouths of the rivers Tyne and Wear.

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Vorpostenboot (plural Vorpostenboote), also referred to as VP-Boats, flakships or outpost boats, were German patrol boats which served during both World Wars.

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