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HMS Searcher (D40)

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HMS Searcher was a ''Ruler''-class escort carrier of the Royal Navy. [1]

45 relations: Aircraft catapult, Anti-aircraft warfare, Anti-submarine weapon, Arresting gear, Beam (nautical), Bluebelle (ship), Bofors 40 mm gun, Bogue-class escort carrier, British Pacific Fleet, Coastal defence ship, Distinguished Service Order, Dual-purpose gun, Escort carrier, Fairey Swordfish, Fighter aircraft, Fleet Air Arm, German battleship Tirpitz, German submarine U-711, Grumman F4F Wildcat, Grumman TBF Avenger, Harstad, HMS Queen (D19), HMS Trumpeter (D09), HNoMS Harald Haarfagre, Ketch, Kilbotn, Lend-Lease, Length overall, Merchant vessel, Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, Operation Dragoon, Operation Judgement (1945), Operation Tungsten, Port and starboard, Royal Navy, Ruler-class escort carrier, Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation, Tung Chao Yung, United Kingdom, United States, Vought F4U Corsair, 4"/50 caliber gun, 5"/38 caliber gun, 5"/51 caliber gun.

Aircraft catapult

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.

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Anti-aircraft warfare

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).

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Anti-submarine weapon

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.

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Arresting gear

An arresting gear, or arrestor gear, is a mechanical system used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands.

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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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Bluebelle (ship)

Bluebelle was a ketch (a sailing craft with two masts) that was the site of five brutal murders on November 12, 1961.

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Bofors 40 mm gun

--> 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.

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Bogue-class escort carrier

The Bogue class were a class of escort carriers built in the United States for service with the U.S. Navy and (under lend-lease) the Royal Navy during World War II.

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British Pacific Fleet

The British Pacific Fleet (BPF) was a Royal Navy formation which saw action against Japan during the Second World War.

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Coastal defence ship

Coastal defence ships (sometimes called coastal battleships or coast defence ships) were warships built for the purpose of coastal defence, mostly during the period from 1860 to 1920.

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Distinguished Service Order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.

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Dual-purpose gun

A dual-purpose gun is a naval artillery mounting designed to engage both surface and air targets.

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Escort carrier

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.

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Fairey Swordfish

The Fairey Swordfish was a biplane torpedo bomber designed by the Fairey Aviation Company.

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Fighter aircraft

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.

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Fleet Air Arm

The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) is the branch of the British Royal Navy responsible for the operation of naval aircraft.

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German battleship Tirpitz

Tirpitz was the second of two s built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine (navy) during World War II.

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German submarine U-711

German submarine U-711 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

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Grumman F4F Wildcat

The Grumman F4F Wildcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy in 1940, where it was initially known by the latter as the Martlet.

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Grumman TBF Avenger

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.

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Harstad

is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway.

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HMS Queen (D19)

The USS St.

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HMS Trumpeter (D09)

The USS Bastian (CVE-37) (originally AVG-37 and then ACV-37) was a ''Bogue''-class escort aircraft carrier built by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding of Tacoma, Washington, laid down on 25 August 1942 and launched 15 December 1942.

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HNoMS Harald Haarfagre

HNoMS Harald Haarfagre, known locally as Panserskipet Harald Haarfagre, was a Norwegian coastal defence ship.

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Ketch

A ketch is a two-masted sailing craft whose mainmast is taller than the mizzen mast (or aft-mast).

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Kilbotn

Kilbotn is a village in the municipality of Harstad in Troms county, Norway.

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Lend-Lease

The Lend-Lease policy, formally titled An Act to Promote the Defense of the United States, was an American program to defeat Germany, Japan and Italy by distributing food, oil, and materiel between 1941 and August 1945.

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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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Merchant vessel

A merchant vessel, trading vessel or merchantman is a boat or ship that transports cargo or carries passengers for hire.

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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 Dragoon

Operation Dragoon (initially Operation Anvil) was the code name for the Allied invasion of Southern France on 15August 1944.

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Operation Judgement (1945)

Operation Judgement was an operation carried out at the end of World War II by the Home Fleet of the British Royal Navy in North Norway on 4 May 1945, when 44 aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm attacked a U-boat base south of the town and port of Harstad.

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Operation Tungsten

Operation Tungsten was a Second World War Royal Navy air raid that targeted the German battleship ''Tirpitz''.

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Port and starboard

Port and starboard are nautical and aeronautical terms for left and right, respectively.

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Royal Navy

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

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Ruler-class escort carrier

The Ruler class of escort aircraft carriers served with the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

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Seattle

Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.

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Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation

The Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation was a United States corporation which built ships for the US Navy and merchant marine during World War II.

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Tung Chao Yung

Tung Chao Yung better known as 董浩雲,, born 18th of the eighth lunar month in 1912 (28 September.); died 15 April 1982), also known as C. Y. Tung, was a Chinese shipping magnate, the founder of the Orient Overseas Line (now Orient Overseas Container Line or OOCL). He was the father of Tung Chee Hwa, the first chief executive of the Hong Kong S.A.R.. At the peak of his career, he owned a shipping fleet with over 150 freight ships; his fleet's cargo capacity exceeded 10 million tons. He was one of the world's top seven freight moguls; he was often called the Onassis of the Orient. Tung believed in the importance of education. In September 1970, he bought the famous ocean liner RMS Queen Elizabeth to convert it into a floating university S.S. Seawise University to keep the World Campus Afloat program alive. On 9 January 1972, the ship caught on fire during refurbishing and sank into Hong Kong's harbour. The wreckage of the ship was featured in the James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun. He did not give up the plan because of this setback. He bought a smaller ocean liner Atlantic to complete the plan. He cooperated with various universities (e.g. University of Pittsburgh) to run the academic sea programme with the Institute of Shipboard Education entitled Semester at Sea. Politically Tung was aligned with Kuomintang regime of the Republic of China on Taiwan; indeed the company emblem of the OOCL is a plum blossom, the national flower of the Republic of China. However, when the OOCL experienced financial trouble after his death the government of the People's Republic of China rescued the company. This paved the way for C.Y.Tung's son, Tung Chee Hwa, to become the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China in 1997.

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United Kingdom

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.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Vought F4U Corsair

The Vought F4U Corsair is an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War.

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4"/50 caliber gun

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.

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5"/38 caliber gun

The Mark 12 5"/38 caliber gun was a United States naval gun.

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5"/51 caliber 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.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Searcher_(D40)

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