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HMS Sheffield (D80)

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HMS Sheffield was the second Royal Navy ship to be named after the city of Sheffield in Yorkshire. [1]

68 relations: Aluminium, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Anti-ship missile, Anti-submarine warfare, ARA General Belgrano, Argentine Air Force, Argentine Naval Aviation, Argentine Navy, Augusto Bedacarratz, Barrow-in-Furness, Bath, Somerset, Beam (nautical), Belknap-class cruiser, Chaff (countermeasure), Close-in weapon system, Cruiser, Dassault Mirage III, Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard, Electronic warfare support measures, Elizabeth II, Exocet, Falkland Islands, Falklands War, General quarters, Glossary of nautical terms, Guided missile destroyer, High frequency, HMS Amazon (F169), HMS Sheffield, HMS Sheffield (C24), HMS Sheffield (F96), IAI Nesher, Identification friend or foe, Lead ship, Learjet 35, Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Lockheed P-2 Neptune, Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom), Monty Python's Life of Brian, Nylon, Pennant number, Protection of Military Remains Act 1986, Radar jamming and deception, Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Rolls-Royce Holdings, Rolls-Royce Olympus, Rolls-Royce Tyne, Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Royal Navy, Sam Salt, ..., Sandy Woodward, Sea Dart, Sheffield, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Steel, Type 1022 Radar, Type 209 submarine, Type 21 frigate, Type 42 destroyer, Type 965 radar, Ultra high frequency, USS Belknap (CG-26), Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, War grave, Westland Lynx, World War II, Yorkshire, 4.5 inch Mark 8 naval gun. Expand index (18 more) »

Aluminium

Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13.

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is a comedy song written by Monty Python member Eric Idle that was first featured in the film Monty Python's Life of Brian and has gone on to become a common singalong at public events such as football matches as well as funerals.

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Anti-ship missile

Anti-ship missiles are guided missiles that are designed for use against ships and large boats.

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Anti-submarine warfare

Anti-submarine warfare (ASW, or in older form A/S) is a branch of underwater warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, or other submarines to find, track and deter, damage, or destroy enemy submarines.

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ARA General Belgrano

ARA General Belgrano was an Argentine Navy light cruiser in service from 1951 until 1982.

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Argentine Air Force

The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina, or simply FAA) is the national aviation branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic.

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Argentine Naval Aviation

The Argentine Naval Aviation (Spanish: Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina, COAN) is the naval aviation branch of the Argentine Navy and one of its four operational commands.

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Argentine Navy

The Navy of the Argentine Republic or Argentine Navy (Armada de la República Argentina — ARA, also Armada Argentina) is the navy of Argentina.

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Augusto Bedacarratz

Frigate Captain Augusto Bedacarratz is an Argentina naval aviator who led the mission on 4 May 1982 that sank during the Falklands War using the Exocet AM.39 anti-ship missile.

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Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness, commonly known as Barrow, is a town and borough in Cumbria, England.

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Bath, Somerset

Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.

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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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Belknap-class cruiser

The Belknap-class cruiser was a class of single-ended guided missile cruisers (their missile armament was installed only forward, unlike "double-ended" missile cruisers with missile armament installed both forward and aft) built for the United States Navy during the 1960s.

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Chaff (countermeasure)

Chaff, originally called Window by the British and Düppel by the Second World War era German Luftwaffe (from the Berlin suburb where it was first developed), is a radar countermeasure in which aircraft or other targets spread a cloud of small, thin pieces of aluminium, metallized glass fibre or plastic, which either appears as a cluster of primary targets on radar screens or swamps the screen with multiple returns.

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Close-in weapon system

A close-in weapon system (CIWS), is a point-defense weapon system for detecting and destroying short-range incoming missiles and enemy aircraft which have penetrated the outer defenses, typically mounted shipboard in a naval capacity.

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Cruiser

A cruiser is a type of warship.

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Dassault Mirage III

The Dassault Mirage III is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fighter aircraft developed and manufactured by French aircraft company Dassault Aviation.

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Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard

The Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard (Étendard is French for "battle flag", cognate to English "standard") is a French carrier-borne strike fighter aircraft designed by Dassault-Breguet for service with the French Navy.

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Electronic warfare support measures

In military telecommunications, the terms Electronic Support (ES) or Electronic Support Measures (ESM) describe the division of electronic warfare involving actions taken under direct control of an operational commander to detect, intercept, identify, locate, record, and/or analyze sources of radiated electromagnetic energy for the purposes of immediate threat recognition (such as warning that fire control RADAR has locked on a combat vehicle, ship, or aircraft) or longer-term operational planning.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

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Exocet

The Exocet (French for "flying fish" The missile's name was given by M. Guillot, then technical director at Nord Aviation, after the French name for flying fish.) is a French-built anti-ship missile whose various versions can be launched from surface vessels, submarines, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

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Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf.

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Falklands War

The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas), also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, Malvinas War, South Atlantic Conflict, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Spanish for "South Atlantic War"), was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands, and its territorial dependency, the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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General quarters

General quarters, battle stations, or action stations is an announcement made aboard a naval warship to signal that all hands (everyone available) aboard a ship must go to battle stations as quickly as possible.

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Glossary of nautical terms

This is a partial glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, while many date from the 17th to 19th centuries.

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Guided missile destroyer

A guided-missile destroyer is a destroyer designed to launch guided missiles.

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High frequency

High frequency (HF) is the ITU designation for the range of radio frequency electromagnetic waves (radio waves) between 3 and 30 megahertz (MHz).

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HMS Amazon (F169)

HMS Amazon was the first Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Sheffield

Three Royal Navy warships have been named HMS Sheffield after the city and county borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

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HMS Sheffield (C24)

HMS Sheffield was one of the Southampton sub class of the cruisers of the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

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HMS Sheffield (F96)

HMS Sheffield was a Type 22 frigate of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.

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IAI Nesher

The Israel Aircraft Industries Nesher (Hebrew: נשר, "Vulture" – often mistranslated as "Eagle") was the Israeli version of the French Dassault Mirage 5 multirole fighter.

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Identification friend or foe

Identification, friend or foe (IFF) is an identification system designed for command and control.

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Lead ship

The lead ship, name ship, or class leader is the first of a series or class of ships all constructed according to the same general design.

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Learjet 35

The Learjet Model 35 and Model 36 are a series of American multi-role business jets and military transport aircraft manufactured by Learjet.

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin).

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Lockheed P-2 Neptune

The Lockheed P-2 Neptune (designated P2V by the United States Navy prior to September 1962) was a maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft.

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Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD or MOD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.

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Monty Python's Life of Brian

Monty Python's Life of Brian, also known as Life of Brian, is a 1979 British religious satire comedy film starring and written by the comedy group Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin).

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Nylon

Nylon is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers, based on aliphatic or semi-aromatic polyamides.

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Pennant number

In the Royal Navy and other navies of Europe and the Commonwealth of Nations, ships are identified by pennant number (an internationalisation of pendant number, which it was called before 1948).

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Protection of Military Remains Act 1986

The Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 (1986 c. 35) is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom which provides protection for the wreckage of military aircraft and designated military vessels.

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Radar jamming and deception

Radar jamming and deception (electronic countermeasures) is the intentional emission of radio frequency signals to interfere with the operation of a radar by saturating its receiver with noise or false information.

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Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego

Río Grande is a city in Argentina, on the north coast of the eastern part of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego.

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Rolls-Royce Holdings

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a British multinational public limited company incorporated in February 2011 that owns Rolls-Royce, a business established in 1904 which today designs, manufactures and distributes power systems for aviation and other industries.

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Rolls-Royce Olympus

The Rolls-Royce Olympus (originally the Bristol B.E.10 Olympus) was the world's first two-spool axial-flow turbojet aircraft engine design, dating from November 1946, although not the first to run or enter service.

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Rolls-Royce Tyne

The Rolls-Royce RB.109 Tyne is a twin-shaft turboprop engine developed in the mid to late 1950s by Rolls-Royce Limited.

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Royal Institution of Naval Architects

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (also known as RINA) is an international organisation representing naval architects.

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Royal Navy

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

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Sam Salt

Rear Admiral James Frederick Thomas George "Sam" Salt, (19 April 1940 – 3 December 2009) was a senior Royal Navy officer of the late twentieth century.

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Sandy Woodward

Admiral Sir John Forster "Sandy" Woodward (1 May 1932 – 4 August 2013) was a British admiral who commanded the British Naval Task Force in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.

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Sea Dart

Sea Dart or GWS30GWS stands for guided weapon system was a British surface-to-air missile system designed by Hawker Siddeley Dynamics in the 1960s, entering service in 1973.

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Sheffield

Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.

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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

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Steel

Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.

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Type 1022 Radar

The Type 1022 Radar was an L-Band, long range, surveillance radar used by the Royal Navy.

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Type 209 submarine

The Type 209 is a class of diesel-electric attack submarine developed exclusively for export by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft of Germany.

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Type 21 frigate

The Type 21 frigate, or Amazon-class frigate, was a British Royal Navy general-purpose escort that was designed in the late 1960s, built in the 1970s and served throughout the 1980s into the 1990s.

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Type 42 destroyer

The Type 42 or Sheffield class, was a class of fourteen light guided missile destroyers that served in the Royal Navy.

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Type 965 radar

The Type 965 radar was VHF (P band) long range aircraft warning radar used by warships of the Royal Navy from the 1960s onwards.

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Ultra high frequency

Ultra high frequency (UHF) is the ITU designation for radio frequencies in the range between 300 megahertz (MHz) and 3 gigahertz (GHz), also known as the decimetre band as the wavelengths range from one meter to one decimeter.

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USS Belknap (CG-26)

USS Belknap (DLG-26/CG-26), named for Rear Admirals George E. Belknap (1832–1903) and Reginald Rowan Belknap (1871–1959), was the lead ship of her class of guided missile cruisers in the United States Navy.

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Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering

Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, Ltd (VSEL) was a shipbuilding company based at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria in northwest England that built warships, civilian ships, submarines and armaments.

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War grave

A war grave is a burial place for members of the armed forces or civilians who died during military campaigns or operations.

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Westland Lynx

The Westland Lynx is a British multi-purpose military helicopter designed and built by Westland Helicopters at its factory in Yeovil.

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World War II

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.

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Yorkshire

Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.

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4.5 inch Mark 8 naval gun

The 4.5 inch Mark 8 is a British naval gun system which currently equips the Royal Navy's destroyers and frigates, and some British destroyers and frigates sold to other countries.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Sheffield_(D80)

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