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Abdülaziz (Ottoman Turkish: عبد العزيز / `Abdü’l-`Azīz, Abdülaziz; 8 February 18304 June 1876) was the 32nd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and reigned between 25 June 1861 and 30 May 1876.
Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navies, and in many navies is the highest rank.
The Admiralty, originally known as the Office of the Admiralty and Marine Affairs, was the government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy firstly in the Kingdom of England, secondly in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and from 1801 to 1964, the United Kingdom and former British Empire.
Alexandra of Denmark (Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia; 1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925) was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King Edward VII.
The armored cruiser was a type of warship of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Admiral Sir Arthur Auckland Leopold Pedro Cochrane KCB (24 September 1824 – 20 August 1905) was a Royal Navy officer who served as Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station.
Bankruptcy is a legal status of a person or other entity that cannot repay debts to creditors.
Bantry Bay (Cuan Baoi / Inbhear na mBárc / Bádh Bheanntraighe) is a bay located in County Cork, Ireland.
The Battle of Kinburn was a combined land-naval engagement during the final stage of the Crimean War.
The Battle of Sinop, or the Battle of Sinope, was a Russian naval victory over the Ottoman Empire during the Crimean War that took place on 30 November 1853 at Sinop, a sea port in northern Anatolia, when a squadron of Imperial Russian warships struck and defeated a squadron of Ottoman ships anchored in the harbor.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline.
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.
Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Blackwall is a district in London, located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and also forms part of the Port of London.
Blue Peter is a British children's television programme, currently shown live on the CBBC television channel.
A boiler is a closed vessel in which fluid (generally water) is heated.
Bow Creek is a long tidal estuary of the English River Lea and is part of the Bow Back Rivers.
The bowsprit of a sailing vessel is a spar extending forward from the vessel's prow.
Builder's Old Measurement (BOM, bm, OM, and o.m.) is the method used in England from approximately 1650 to 1849 for calculating the cargo capacity of a ship.
A bulkhead is an upright wall within the hull of a ship or within the fuselage of an aeroplane.
A capstan is a vertical-axled rotating machine developed for use on sailing ships to multiply the pulling force of seamen when hauling ropes, cables, and hawsers.
Captain (Capt) is a senior officer rank of the Royal Navy.
Ceremonial ship launching is the process of transferring a vessel to the water.
The Channel Fleet and originally known as the Channel Squadron was the Royal Navy formation of warships that defended the waters of the English Channel from 1859 to 1909 and 1914 to 1915.
A chase gun (or chaser), usually distinguished as bow chaser and stern chaser was a cannon mounted in the bow (aiming forward) or stern (aiming backward) of a sailing ship.
A clipper was a very fast sailing ship of the middle third of the 19th century, generally either a schooner or a brigantine.
Cobh, known from 1849 until 1920 as Queenstown, is a tourist seaport town on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland.
Concrete, usually Portland cement concrete, is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement (cement paste) that hardens over time—most frequently a lime-based cement binder, such as Portland cement, but sometimes with other hydraulic cements, such as a calcium aluminate cement.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
Constantinople (Κωνσταντινούπολις Konstantinoúpolis; Constantinopolis) was the capital city of the Roman/Byzantine Empire (330–1204 and 1261–1453), and also of the brief Latin (1204–1261), and the later Ottoman (1453–1923) empires.
A court-martial or court martial (plural courts-martial or courts martial, as "martial" is a postpositive adjective) is a military court or a trial conducted in such a court.
A cutter is typically a small, but in some cases a medium-sized, watercraft designed for speed rather than for capacity.
A depot ship is an auxiliary ship used as a mobile or fixed base for submarines, destroyers, minesweepers, fast attack craft, landing craft, or other small ships with similarly limited space for maintenance equipment and crew dining, berthing and relaxation.
In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers.
The displacement or displacement tonnage of a ship is its weight, expressed in long tons of water its hull displaces.
A double bottom is a ship hull design and construction method where the bottom of the ship has two complete layers of watertight hull surface: one outer layer forming the normal hull of the ship, and a second inner hull which is somewhat higher in the ship, perhaps a few feet, which forms a redundant barrier to seawater in case the outer hull is damaged and leaks.
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 dry dock (sometimes dry-dock or drydock) is a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform.
Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.
Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.
In electricity generation, a generator is a device that converts motive power (mechanical energy) into electrical power for use in an external circuit.
On a ship, the engine room or ER is the propulsion machinery spaces of the vessel.
The Fenian Rising of 1867 (Éirí Amach na bhFíníní, 1867) was a rebellion against British rule in Ireland, organised by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB).
Fiberglass (US) or fibreglass (UK) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using glass fiber.
A figurehead is a carved wooden decoration found at the prow of ships, generally of a design related to the name or role of a ship.
On a ship, the fire room, or FR or boiler room or stokehold, referred to the space, or spaces, of a vessel where water was brought to a boil.
The Firth of Clyde is an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off the southwest coast of Scotland, named for the River Clyde which empties into it.
A flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, characteristically a flag officer entitled by custom to fly a distinguishing flag.
A fleet review is a traditional gathering of ships from a particular navy to be observed by the reigning monarch or his or her representative, a practice allegedly dating back to the 15th century.
A floating battery is a kind of armed watercraft, often improvised or experimental, which carries a heavy armament but has few other qualities as a warship.
Vice Admiral Frederick Henry Stirling (1829 – November 1885) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station.
Napoléon was a 90-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, and the first purpose-built steam battleship in the world.
The French ironclad Gloire ("Glory") was the first ocean-going ironclad, launched during 1859.
A frigate is any of several types of warship, the term having been used for ships of various sizes and roles over the last few centuries.
A full-rigged ship or fully rigged ship is term of art denoting a sailing vessel's sail plan with three or more masts, all of them square-rigged.
A funnel is the smokestack or chimney on a ship used to expel boiler steam and smoke or engine exhaust.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.
This is a partial glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, while many date from the 17th to 19th centuries.
The Greater London Council (GLC) was the top-tier local government administrative body for Greater London from 1965 to 1986.
A guard ship is a warship assigned as a stationary guard in a port or harbour, as opposed to a coastal patrol boat which serves its protective role at sea.
A gun barrel is a crucial part of gun-type ranged weapons such as small firearms, artillery pieces and air guns.
A gun carriage is a frame and mount that supports the gun barrel of an artillery piece, allowing it to be manoeuvred and fired.
Hartlepool is a town in County Durham, England.
The head (or heads) is a ship's toilet.
The history of the Royal Marines began on 28 October 1664 with the formation of the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot soon becoming known as the Admiral's Regiment.
HMS Devastation was the first of two ''Devastation''-class mastless turret ships built for the British Royal Navy.
HMS Euryalus was a fourth-rate wooden-hulled screw frigate of the Royal Navy, with a 400HP steam engine that could make over 12 knots.
Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy.
A hulk is a ship that is afloat, but incapable of going to sea.
The hull is the watertight body of a ship or boat.
A hydraulic ram, or hydram, is a cyclic water pump powered by hydropower.
An ironclad is a steam-propelled warship protected by iron or steel armor plates used in the early part of the second half of the 19th century.
Isaac Watts (1797–1876) was an early British naval architect.
Isma'il Pasha (إسماعيل باشا Ismā‘īl Bāshā, Turkish: İsmail Paşa), known as Ismail the Magnificent (31 December 1830 – 2 March 1895), was the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan from 1863 to 1879, when he was removed at the behest of the United Kingdom.
A jibboom (also spelt jib-boom) is a spar used to extend the length of a bowsprit on sailing ships.
Admiral Sir John Corbett (15 July 1822 – 10 December 1893) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station.
Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Michael de Robeck, 1st Baronet, (10 June 1862 – 20 January 1928) was Royal Navy officer.
John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, (25 January 1841 – 10 July 1920), commonly known as Jacky or Jackie Fisher, was a British admiral known for his efforts at naval reform.
John Penn and Sons was an English engineering company based in London, England, mainly known for its marine steam engines.
Sir John Lindsay Eric Smith (3 April 1923 – 28 February 2007) was a British banker, Conservative Member of Parliament, and Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire.
On boats and ships, the keel is either of two parts: a structural element that sometimes resembles a fin and protrudes below a boat along the central line, or a hydrodynamic element.
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.
Length between perpendiculars (often abbreviated as p/p, p.p., pp, LPP, LBP or Length BPP) is the length of a ship along the waterline from the forward surface of the stem, or main bow perpendicular member, to the after surface of the sternpost, or main stern perpendicular member.
Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.
A light aircraft carrier, or light fleet carrier, is an aircraft carrier that is smaller than the standard carriers of a navy.
In naval warfare, the line of battle is a tactic in which a naval fleet of ships forms a line end to end.
There have been a vast number of designs of steam boiler, particularly towards the end of the 19th century when the technology was evolving rapidly.
The London Boat Show was held each January at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London.
Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal.
The Manifold Trust was created by Sir John Smith in 1962 to generate funds for conservation in the UK, particularly of buildings, and to support other culturally important activities, including churches, arts, education, and the environment.
A marine steam engine is a steam engine that is used to power a ship or boat.
The Mary Rose is a carrack-type warship of the English Tudor navy of King Henry VIII.
A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.
Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, GCB (3 December 1802 – 23 February 1887), was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth.
A midshipman is an officer of the junior-most rank, in the Royal Navy, United States Navy, and many Commonwealth navies.
A minesweeper is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping.
Molding or moulding (see spelling differences) is the process of manufacturing by shaping liquid or pliable raw material using a rigid frame called a mold or matrix.
A museum ship, also called a memorial ship, is a ship that has been preserved and converted into a museum open to the public for educational or memorial purposes.
A muzzle-loading rifle is a muzzle-loaded small arm or artillery piece that has a rifled barrel rather than a smoothbore.
The National Historic Fleet is a list of historic ships and vessels located in the United Kingdom, under the National Historic Ships register.
The National Museum of the Royal Navy was created in early 2009 to act as a single non-departmental public body for the museums of the Royal Navy.
Naval architecture, or naval engineering, along with automotive engineering and aerospace engineering, is an engineering discipline branch of vehicle engineering, incorporating elements of mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety engineering as applied to the engineering design process, shipbuilding, maintenance, and operation of marine vessels and structures.
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.
Northwood Headquarters is a military headquarters facility of the British Armed Forces in Eastbury, Hertfordshire, England, adjacent to the London suburb of Northwood.
An ocean liner is a passenger ship primarily used as a form of transportation across seas or oceans.
Osborne Bay is a bay on the north-east coast of the Isle of Wight, England, in the eastern arm of the Solent.
Osborne House is a former royal residence in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.
P&O (formerly the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company) was a British shipping and logistics company dating from the early 19th century.
Pembroke Dock (Doc Penfro) is a town in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, northwest of Pembroke on the banks of the River Cleddau.
Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately south-west of Exeter and west-south-west of London.
In naval architecture, a poop deck is a deck that forms the roof of a cabin built in the rear, or "aft", part of the superstructure of a ship.
Portland Harbour is located beside the Isle of Portland, Dorset, on the south coast of England.
Portsmouth is a port city in Hampshire, England, mainly on Portsea Island, south-west of London and south-east of Southampton.
Portsmouth Harbour is a large natural harbour in Hampshire, England.
Portsmouth Harbour railway station is a railway station in Portsmouth, England.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is an area of HM Naval Base Portsmouth which is open to the public; it contains several historic buildings and ships.
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II.
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, (Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel; born 25 December 1936) is a member of the British royal family.
A propeller is a type of fan that transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
Radio is the technology of using radio waves to carry information, such as sound, by systematically modulating properties of electromagnetic energy waves transmitted through space, such as their amplitude, frequency, phase, or pulse width.
In sailing naval warfare, raking fire is fire directed parallel to the long axis of an enemy ship from ahead or astern.
In warfare, ramming is a technique used in air, sea, and land combat.
The Armstrong Breech Loading 20 pounder gun, later known as RBL 20 pounder, was an early modern 3.75 inch rifled breech-loading light gun of 1859.
The Armstrong RBL 40 pounder gun was introduced into use in 1860 for service on both land and sea.
The Armstrong RBL 7 inch gun, also known as the 110-pounder, was an early attempt to use William Armstrong's new and innovative rifled breechloading mechanism for heavy rifled guns.
A reserve fleet is a collection of naval vessels of all types that are fully equipped for service but are not currently needed, and thus partially or fully decommissioned.
A rifled breech loader (RBL) is an artillery piece which, unlike the smooth-bore cannon and rifled muzzle loader (RML) which preceded it, has rifling in the barrel and is loaded from the breech at the rear of the gun.
The RML 7 inch guns were various designs of medium-sized rifled muzzle-loading guns used to arm small to medium-sized British warships in the late 19th century, and some were used ashore for coast defence.
The British RML 8 inch 9 ton guns Mark I - Mark III were medium rifled muzzle-loading guns used to arm smaller ironclad warships and coast defence batteries in the later 19th century.
The Rotunda on Woolwich Common, in south-east London, is a former artillery museum which was established in 1820.
A round shot (or solid shot, or a cannonball, or simply ball) is a solid projectile without explosive charge, fired from a cannon.
The Corps of Royal Marines (RM) is the amphibious light infantry of the Royal Navy.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
A royal yacht is a ship used by a monarch or a royal family.
The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78 (lit, named for the year 1293 in the Islamic calendar; Руско-турска Освободителна война, Russian-Turkish Liberation war) was a conflict between the Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Orthodox coalition led by the Russian Empire and composed of Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro.
A salute is a gesture or other action used to display respect.
A sea trial is the testing phase of a watercraft (including boats, ships, and submarines).
A shell is a payload-carrying projectile that, as opposed to shot, contains an explosive or other filling, though modern usage sometimes includes large solid projectiles properly termed shot.
Ship commissioning is the act or ceremony of placing a ship in active service, and may be regarded as a particular application of the general concepts and practices of project commissioning.
Ship grounding is the impact of a ship on seabed or waterway side.
A ship of the line was a type of naval warship constructed from the 17th through to the mid-19th century to take part in the naval tactic known as the line of battle, in which two columns of opposing warships would manoeuvre to bring the greatest weight of broadside firepower to bear.
A ship's wheel or boat's wheel is a device used aboard a water vessel to change that vessel's course.
Shoeburyness (also called Shoebury) is a town in southeast Essex, England, at the mouth of the Thames Estuary.
A sister ship is a ship of the same class or of virtually identical design to another ship.
A slipway, also known as boat ramp or launch or ‘’’boat deployer’’’, is a ramp on the shore by which ships or boats can be moved to and from the water.
The Solent is the strait that separates the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England.
Spithead is an area of the Solent and a roadstead off Gilkicker Point in Hampshire, England.
The States of Jersey (États de Jersey) is the parliament and government of the British Crown dependency of Jersey.
Sub-lieutenant is a junior military officer rank.
Teak (Tectona grandis) is a tropical hardwood tree species placed in the flowering plant family Lamiaceae.
The Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company, Limited was a shipyard and iron works straddling the mouth of Bow Creek at its confluence with the River Thames, at Leamouth Wharf (often referred to as Blackwall) on the west side and at Canning Town on the east side.
The Maritime Trust is a Registered Charity in England, based at 2 Greenwich Church Street, London SE10 9BG.
Tongue and groove is a method of fitting similar objects together, edge to edge, used mainly with wood, in flooring, parquetry, panelling, and similar constructions.
Tonnage is a measure of the cargo-carrying capacity of a ship.
The Tudor navy was the navy of the Kingdom of England under the ruling Tudor dynasty (1485–1603).
A tug (tugboat or towboat) is a type of vessel that maneuvers other vessels by pushing or pulling them either by direct contact or by means of a tow line.
The wardroom is the mess cabin or compartment for commissioned naval officers above the rank of midshipman.
The Warrior-class ironclads were a class of two warships built for the Royal Navy between 1859 and 1862, the first ocean-going ironclads with iron hulls ever constructed.
A warship is a naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare.
The waterline is the line where the hull of a ship meets the surface of the water.
West Ham is an area of East London, located east of Charing Cross.
puddled iron, a form of wrought iron Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon (less than 0.08%) content in contrast to cast iron (2.1% to 4%).
The 68-pounder cannon was an artillery piece designed and used by the British Armed Forces in the mid-19th century.