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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.
Babcock International Group plc is a British multinational corporation headquartered in the United Kingdom, that specialise in support services managing complex assets and infrastructure in safety- and mission-critical environments.
Chiswick is a district of west London, England.
During the First World War, following a suggestion from three junior officers of the Harwich destroyer force that small motor boats carrying a torpedo might be capable of travelling over the protective minefields and attacking ships of the Imperial German Navy at anchor in their bases, the Admiralty gave tentative approval to the idea and, in the summer of 1915, produced a Staff Requirement requesting designs for a Coastal Motor Boat for service in the North Sea.
A corvette is a small warship.
The D class as they were known from 1913 was a fairly homogeneous group of torpedo boat destroyers (TBDs) built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1890s.
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 ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water.
A fire-tube boiler is a type of boiler in which hot gases pass from a fire through one or (many) more tubes running through a sealed container of water.
Prof Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin FRS FRSE LLD (25 March 1833 – 12 June 1885) was Regius Professor of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, remarkable for his versatility.
A funnel is the smokestack or chimney on a ship used to expel boiler steam and smoke or engine exhaust.
Herbert George Wells.
Hammersmith Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the River Thames in west London.
Hampshire (abbreviated Hants) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom.
Hampton is a suburban area on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England, which includes Hampton Court Palace.
HMS Daring and together made up the of torpedo boat destroyers which served with the Royal Navy during the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Isle of Wight (also referred to informally as The Island or abbreviated to IOW) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England.
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company (ISSC) operates the principal shipping service from Penzance, in the English county of Cornwall, to the Isles of Scilly, located to the southwest.
Sir John Edward Thornycroft, KBE (1872–1960) was a British mechanical and civil engineer.
Sir John Isaac Thornycroft (1843–1928) was an English shipbuilder, the founder of the Thornycroft shipbuilding company and member of the Thornycroft family.
The Jordan Company (TJC) is a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout and management buyout investments in smaller middle-market companies across a range of industries.
Landing Craft Assault (LCA) was a landing craft used extensively in World War II.
Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.
Liskeard (Lyskerrys) is an ancient stannary and market town and civil parish in south east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
Minelaying is the act of deploying explosive mines.
The UK's Advisory Committee on National Historic Ships was established in 2006 as a non-departmental public body reporting to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport with a specific remit to advise the Secretary of State and other public bodies on ship preservation and funding priorities.
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.
Platt's Eyot or Platt's Ait is an island on the River Thames at Hampton, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England, on the reach between Molesey Lock and Sunbury Lock.
Portchester is a locality and suburb northwest of Portsmouth, England.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
The Royal Norwegian Navy (Norwegian: Sjøforsvaret, "the naval defence (forces)") is the branch of the Norwegian Armed Forces responsible for naval operations of the state of Norway.
Shipbuilding is the construction of ships and other floating vessels.
A sister ship is a ship of the same class or of virtually identical design to another ship.
Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, England.
A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.
Supermarine was a British aircraft manufacturer that produced, among the others, a range of seaplanes, flying boats and the Supermarine Spitfire fighter.
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during and after World War II.
The Boat Race is an annual rowing race between the Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club, rowed between men's and women's open-weight eights on the River Thames in London, England.
Thomas Thornycroft (19 May 1815 – 30 August 1885) was an English sculptor and engineer.
The Thornycroft M or Mastiff class were a class of six British destroyers completed for the Royal Navy during 1914-16 for World War I service.
The Thornycroft type leader or Shakespeare class were a class of five destroyer leaders designed by John I. Thornycroft & Company and built by them at Woolston, Southampton for the Royal Navy towards the end of World War I. They were named after historical naval leaders.
Tono-Bungay is a realist semiautobiographical novel written by H. G. Wells and published in 1909.
A modern torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.
A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval ship designed to carry torpedoes into battle.
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda (Jamhuri ya Uganda), is a landlocked country in East Africa.
Vosper & Company, often referred to simply as Vospers, was a British shipbuilding company based in Portsmouth, England.
VT Group is a privately held United States defence and services company, with its origins in a former British shipbuilding group, previously known as Vosper Thornycroft.
A high pressure watertube boiler (also spelled water-tube and water tube) is a type of boiler in which water circulates in tubes heated externally by the fire.
William Beardmore, 1st Baron Invernairn DL (16 October 1856 – 9 April 1936), known as Sir William Beardmore, Bt, between 1914 and 1921, was an Anglo-Scottish industrialist, founding the eponymous William Beardmore and Company.
Woolston is a suburb of Southampton, Hampshire, located on the eastern bank of the River Itchen.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
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.
A yacht is a watercraft used for pleasure or sports.