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HMS Wizard (R72)

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HMS Wizard was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War II. [1]

20 relations: Anti-submarine warfare, Destroyer, Frigate, Inverkeithing, James Jungius, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Operation Musketeer (1956), Pennant number, Royal Navy, Thos W Ward, Type 15 frigate, United Kingdom, Vickers-Armstrongs, W and Z-class destroyer, Warship Week, Wood Green, World War II, 17th Frigate Squadron (United Kingdom), 5th Frigate Squadron (United Kingdom), 8th Frigate Squadron (United Kingdom).

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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Destroyer

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.

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Frigate

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.

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Inverkeithing

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

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James Jungius

Vice Admiral Sir James George Jungius KBE DL (born 15 November 1923) is a former Royal Navy officer who became Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic.

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National Museum of the Royal Navy

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.

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Operation Musketeer (1956)

Operation Musketeer (Opération Mousquetaire) was the Anglo-French plan for the invasion of the Suez canal zone to capture the Suez Canal during the Suez Crisis in 1956.

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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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Royal Navy

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

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Thos W Ward

Thos.

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Type 15 frigate

The Type 15 frigate was a class of British anti-submarine frigates of the Royal Navy.

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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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Vickers-Armstrongs

Vickers-Armstrongs Limited was a British engineering conglomerate formed by the merger of the assets of Vickers Limited and Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Company in 1927.

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W and Z-class destroyer

The W and Z class was a class of sixteen destroyers of the Royal Navy launched in 1943–1944.

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Warship Week

Warship Weeks were British National savings campaigns during the Second World War, with the aim of a Royal Navy warship being adopted by a civil community.

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Wood Green

Wood Green is a suburban district of north London, England, within the London Borough of Haringey.

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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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17th Frigate Squadron (United Kingdom)

The 17th Frigate Squadron was an administrative unit of the Royal Navy from 1955 to 1972.

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5th Frigate Squadron (United Kingdom)

The 5th Frigate Squadron was an administrative unit of the Royal Navy from 1946 to 1980.

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8th Frigate Squadron (United Kingdom)

The 8th Frigate Squadron was an administrative unit of the Royal Navy from 1973 to 1993.

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Redirects here:

HMS Wizard (D42), HMS Wizard (F42), HMS Wizard (F72).

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Wizard_(R72)

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