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An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase.
An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word, usually individual letters (as in NATO or laser) and sometimes syllables (as in Benelux).
The Admiralty type leader, sometimes known as the Scott class, were a class of eight destroyer leaders designed and built for the Royal Navy towards the end of World War I. They were named after Scottish historical leaders.
Aldeburgh is a coastal town in the English county of Suffolk.
Alexander Stephen and Sons Limited, often referred to simply as Alex Stephens or just Stephens, was a Scottish shipbuilding company based in Linthouse, Glasgow, on the River Clyde.
Alistair Stuart MacLean (Alasdair MacGill-Eain; 21 April 1922 – 2 February 1987) was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories.
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).
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.
The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.
The Bay of Bengal (Bengali: বঙ্গোপসাগর) is the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean, bounded on the west and north by India and Bangladesh, and on the east by Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India).
Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England.
The BL 4.7-inch, 45-calibre gun (actually a metric 120 mm gun) was a British medium-velocity naval gun introduced in 1918 for destroyers, intended to counter a new generation of heavily armed destroyers that Germany was believed to be developing.
The Black Swan class and Modified Black Swan class were two classes of sloop of the Royal Navy and Royal Indian Navy.
The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists or Bolsheviki (p; derived from bol'shinstvo (большинство), "majority", literally meaning "one of the majority"), were a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) which split apart from the Menshevik faction at the Second Party Congress in 1903.
There have been several British 21-inch (533 mm) diameter torpedoes used by the Royal Navy since their first development just before the First World War.
Calais (Calés; Kales) is a city and major ferry port in northern France in the department of Pas-de-Calais, of which it is a sub-prefecture.
Cammell Laird is a British shipbuilding company.
Charlestown (also known as Charlestown-on-Forth) is a town in Fife, Scotland on the north shore of the Firth of Forth.
Chatham Dockyard was a Royal Navy Dockyard located on the River Medway in Kent.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Clydebank is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
A compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation that shows direction relative to the geographic cardinal directions (or points).
Cowes is an English seaport town and civil parish on the Isle of Wight.
Cromer is a coastal town and civil parish on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk.
Dalmuir (Dail Mhoire) is an area on the western side of Clydebank, in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
A depth charge is an anti-submarine warfare weapon.
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.
Douglas Edward Reeman (15 October 1924 – 23 January 2017), who also used the pseudonym Alexander Kent, was a British author who wote many historical novels about the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War II or the Napoleonic Wars.
Dumbarton is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, on the north bank of the River Clyde where the River Leven flows into the Clyde estuary.
E-boat was the Western Allies' designation for the fast attack craft (German: Schnellboot, or S-Boot, meaning "fast boat") of the Kriegsmarine during World War II.
The was the historical nation-state and great power that existed from the Meiji Restoration in 1868 to the enactment of the 1947 constitution of modern Japan.
An Escort Group consisted of several small warships organized and trained to operate together providing protection for trade convoys.
The Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited was a Scottish shipbuilding company in the Govan area on the Clyde in Glasgow.
A fire-control system is a number of components working together, usually a gun data computer, a director, and radar, which is designed to assist a weapon system in hitting its target.
A flotilla (from Spanish, meaning a small flota (fleet) of ships, and this from French flotte, and this from Russian "флот" (flot), meaning "fleet"), or naval flotilla, is a formation of small warships that may be part of a larger fleet.
A flotilla leader was a warship suitable for commanding a flotilla of destroyers or other small warships, typically a small cruiser or a large destroyer (known as a destroyer leader).
The forecastle (abbreviated fo'c'sle or fo'c's'le) is the upper deck of a sailing ship forward of the foremast, or the forward part of a ship with the sailors' living quarters.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
The French destroyer Amiral Sénès was a 1916 Type Large Torpedo Boat (Großes Torpedoboot) of the Imperial German Navy during World War I. Built as SMS S113 she was the first ship of her class to be laid down, but the second and final ship of her class to be launched.
The Glasgow Museum of Transport in Glasgow, Scotland was established in 1964 and initially located at a former tram depot in Pollokshields.
Govan (Scottish Gaelic: Baile a' Ghobhainn) is a district, parish, and former burgh now part of south-west City of Glasgow, Scotland.
The Grand Fleet was the main fleet of the British Royal Navy during the First World War.
Greenock (Grianaig) is a town and administrative centre in the Inverclyde council area in Scotland and a former burgh within the historic county of Renfrewshire, located in the west central Lowlands of Scotland.
The Gulf of Finland (Suomenlahti; Soome laht; p; Finska viken) is the easternmost arm of the Baltic Sea.
Hebburn is a small town situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in North East England sandwiched between the towns of Jarrow and Gateshead and to the south of Walker.
The Hedgehog (also known as an Anti-Submarine Projector) was a forward-throwing anti-submarine weapon that was used during the Battle of the Atlantic in the Second World War.
High-frequency direction finding, usually known by its abbreviation HF/DF or nickname huff-duff, is a type of radio direction finder (RDF) introduced in World War II.
HMAS Stuart (formerly HMS Stuart) was a British ''Scott''-class flotilla leader.
HMAS Vampire was a V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
HMAS Vendetta (D69/I69) (formerly HMS Vendetta (FA3/F29/D69)) was a V class destroyer that served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
HMAS Voyager (D31/I31) (formerly HMS Voyager (G36/G16/D31)) was a W class destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
HMAS Waterhen (D22/I22) was a W-class destroyer that served in the Royal Navy (as HMS Waterhen (G28/D22)) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
Her Majesty's Naval Base, Devonport (HMNB Devonport), is the largest naval base in Western Europe and is the sole nuclear repair and refuelling facility for the Royal Navy.
Her Majesty's Naval Base, Portsmouth (HMNB Portsmouth) is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the British Royal Navy (the others being HMNB Clyde and HMNB Devonport).
HMS Ulysses was the debut novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean.
HMS Valentine was a, built in 1917 for the Royal Navy.
HMS Valhalla was an Admiralty V-class flotilla leader built for the Royal Navy.
HMS Valkyrie was a First World War V-class flotilla leader of the Royal Navy.
HMS Vancouver was a British V-class destroyer.
HMS Vanoc was a British V-class destroyer, launched in 1917.
HMS Vansittart was an Admiralty modified W class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.
The second HMS Vega was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I and World War II.
The first HMS Vehement was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I. She spent her short career in minelaying operations in the North Sea before striking a mine and sinking in 1918.
HMS Velox (D34) was a V-class destroyer built in 1918.
HMS Venetia (D53) was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I and World War II.
HMS Venturous (D87) was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I.
HMS Verdun was an Admiralty V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy which saw service in the First and Second World Wars.
HMS Verity was an Admiralty modified W class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.
HMS Verulam was an Admiralty V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
HMS Veteran was an Admiralty modified W-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.
HMS Viceroy (D91) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I and in World War II.
HMS Vimiera was V-class destroyer ordered as part of the 1917-18 Program.
HMS Violent was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I and was in commission from 1917 to 1937.
HMS Viscount was a V-class destroyer (Thornycroft V and W class) of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I and in World War II.
HMS Vittoria was a British destroyer of the Admiralty V-class.
HMS Vivien (L33) was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I and World War II.
The fourth HMS Volunteer (D71), later I71, was a Modified W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War II.
HMS Vortigern was a V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
HMS Wakeful was a W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
HMS Walker (D27) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I, in the Russian Civil War and in World War II.
HMS Walpole (D41) was a W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
The first HMS Walrus (D24) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I.
HMS Wanderer (D74/I74) was an Admiralty modified W class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.
HMS Warwick (D-25) was an Admiralty 'W' class destroyer built in 1917.
HMS Watchman was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I, in the Russian Civil War, and in World War II.
The first HMS Wessex (D43) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I and the early months of World War II.
HMS Westcott (D47) was a Royal Navy Admiralty W-class destroyer that served in the Second World War.
HMS Westminster was a W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
The first HMS Whirlwind was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service during World War I and World War II.
HMS Whitehall, pennant number D94, later I94, was a Modified W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the Second World War.
HMS Whitley (L23), ex-Whitby, was an W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the British campaign in the Baltic Sea against Bolshevik forces during the Russian Civil War and in the early months of World War II.
HMS Whitshed (D77/I77) was an Admiralty modified W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
HMS Wild Swan was an Admiralty modified W class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.
HMS Winchelsea (D46) was an Admiralty W class destroyer of the Royal Navy, ordered 9 December 1916 from J. Samuel White at Cowes during the 1916-17 Build Programme.
HMS Winchester was an Admiralty W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
The third HMS Windsor (D42) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I and in World War II.
HMS Witherington was an Admiralty modified W-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.
The second HMS Wivern (D66, later I66), was a Modified W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War II.
HMS Wolfhound (L56) was a W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
HMS Wolsey (D98) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I, in the Nanking Incident, and in World War II.
HMS Wolverine was an Admiralty modified W class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.
HMS Woolston was a W Class destroyer of the Royal Navy.
The eighth HMS Worcester (D96, later I96), was a Modified W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War II.
HMS Wren (D88/I88) was an Admiralty modified W class destroyer built for the Royal Navy.
HMS Wrestler (D35) was a W class destroyer launched by the Royal Navy in the latter stages of the First World War and active from 1939 to 1944 during the Second World War.
HMS Wryneck was an Admiralty W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy, which was sunk during the Battle of Greece on 27 April 1941.
The hundredweight (abbreviation: cwt), formerly also known as the centum weight or quintal, is an English, imperial, and US customary unit of weight or mass of various values.
The Hunt class was a class of escort destroyer of the Royal Navy.
The Imperial German Navy ("Imperial Navy") was the navy created at the time of the formation of the German Empire.
The was the air arm of the Imperial Japanese Navy.
Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.
Jarrow is a town in north-east England, located on the River Tyne.
John Brown and Company of Clydebank was a British marine engineering and shipbuilding firm.
John I. Thornycroft & Company Limited, usually known simply as Thornycroft was a British shipbuilding firm founded by John Isaac Thornycroft in Chiswick in 1866.
Juno or Juno Beach was one of five beaches of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944 during the Second World War.
The Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia) was a state which existed from 1861—when King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia was proclaimed King of Italy—until 1946—when a constitutional referendum led civil discontent to abandon the monarchy and form the modern Italian Republic.
The Kriegsmarine (literally "War Navy") was the navy of Germany from 1935 to 1945.
Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.
Libya (ليبيا), officially the State of Libya (دولة ليبيا), is a sovereign state in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.
Linthouse is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow.
The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa and on the east by the Levant.
Mid-Ocean Escort Force (MOEF) referred to the organisation of anti-submarine escorts for World War II trade convoys between Canada and Newfoundland, and the British Isles.
Minelaying is the act of deploying explosive mines.
The Morea (Μορέας or Μοριάς, Moreja, Morée, Morea, Mora) was the name of the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece during the Middle Ages and the early modern period.
Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Lieutenant Commander Nicholas John Turney Monsarrat FRSL RNVR (22 March 19108 August 1979) was a British novelist known today for his sea stories, particularly The Cruel Sea (1951) and Three Corvettes (1942–45), but perhaps best known internationally for his novels, The Tribe That Lost Its Head and its sequel, Richer Than All His Tribe.
Nieuwpoort (West Flemish: Nieuwpôort) (French: Nieuport) is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of West Flanders.
The North Sea (Mare Germanicum) is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.
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.
Ostend (Oostende, or; Ostende; Ostende) is a Belgian coastal city and municipality, located in the province of West Flanders.
Pallion is a suburb, civil parish and electoral ward in North West Sunderland, in Tyne and Wear, England.
Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company Limited, often referred to simply as "Palmers", was a British shipbuilding company.
The Parker-class leaders or improved Marksman-class leaders were a class of six destroyer leaders built for the Royal Navy during 1916-17 for World War I service.
Pembroke Dock (Doc Penfro) is a town in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, northwest of Pembroke on the banks of the River Cleddau.
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).
Penryn (Pennrynn, meaning 'promontory') is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
The 2-pounder gun,British military of the period traditionally denoted smaller guns in terms of the approximate weight of the standard projectile, rather than by its bore diameter, which in this case was 40 mm.
The QF 3 inch 20 cwt anti-aircraft gun became the standard anti-aircraft gun used in the home defence of the United Kingdom against German airships and bombers and on the Western Front in World War I. It was also common on British warships in World War I and submarines in World War II.
The QF 4 inch Mk V gunMk V.
The QF 4 inch Mk XVI gunMk XVI.
The British QF (quick-firing) 6 pounder 10 cwt gun"6 pounder" refers to approximate weight of projectiles, which was a traditional British way of denoting small guns.
The quarterdeck is a raised deck behind the main mast of a sailing ship.
The first R class were a class of 62 destroyers built between 1916 and 1917 for the Royal Navy.
A rangefinder is a device that measures distance from the observer to a target, in a process called ranging.
The Reserve Fleet was a Royal Navy formation of decommissioned vessels which could be brought to a state of readiness at time of war.
The River-class destroyer (re-designated in 1913 as the E class) was a class of torpedo boat destroyer built for the Royal Navy at the turn of the 20th century, and which saw extensive service in World War I. The class introduced new features to destroyer design, placing a greater emphasis on seakeeping and endurance and less on a high maximum speed in good weather.
Ronald Leslie Bassett DSM (10 April 1924 – March 1996) was a British writer and novelist.
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force.
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN; French: Marine royale canadienne) is the naval force of Canada.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
Royal Navy Dockyards were harbour facilities where commissioned ships were either built or based, or where ships were overhauled and refitted.
The S class (initially known as the Modified Trenchant classMarch, op. cit. p.215.) was a class of 67 destroyers ordered for the Royal Navy in 1917.
Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Limited, often referred to simply as Scotts, was a Scottish shipbuilding company based in Greenock on the River Clyde.
The Scrap Iron Flotilla was an Australian destroyer group that operated in the Mediterranean and Pacific during World War II.
Seskar (Seiskari) (Сескар) is an island in the Gulf of Finland, part of the Leningrad Oblast of Russia.
A ship class is a group of ships of a similar design.
Sonar (originally an acronym for SOund Navigation And Ranging) is a technique that uses sound propagation (usually underwater, as in submarine navigation) to navigate, communicate with or detect objects on or under the surface of the water, such as other vessels.
A steam turbine is a device that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam and uses it to do mechanical work on a rotating output shaft.
The idea of superfiring armament is to locate two (or more) turrets in a line, one behind the other, but with the second turret located above ("super") the one in front so that the second turret could fire over the first.
Swan Hunter, formerly known as "Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson", is a shipbuilding design, engineering, and management company, based in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
Terneuzen is a city and municipality in the southwestern Netherlands, in the province of Zeeland, in the middle of Zeelandic Flanders.
The Thames Estuary is the estuary in which the River Thames meets the waters of the North Sea, in the south-east of Great Britain.
The Cruel Sea is a 1951 novel by Nicholas Monsarrat.
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.
Timor is an island at the southern end of Maritime Southeast Asia, north of the Timor Sea.
A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes.
Trevose Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Trevose Head on the north Cornish coast at lying to the WSW of Padstow and was sited here as there was previously no light from Land's End to Lundy and would be visible from Cape Cornwall to Hartland Point.
The Tribal or F class was a class of destroyers built for the Royal Navy.
The V and W class was an amalgam of six similar classes of destroyer built for the Royal Navy under the War Emergency Programme during the First World War and generally treated as one class.
The Vickers.50 machine gun, also known as the 'Vickers.50' was basically similar to the Vickers machine gun but scaled up to use a larger-calibre round.
Wallsend, historically Wallsend on Tyne, is a town in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, North East of England.
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 and Company was a Scottish engineering and shipbuilding conglomerate based in Glasgow and the surrounding Clydeside area.
William Denny and Brothers Limited, and often referred to simply as Denny, was a Scottish shipbuilding company.
William Doxford & Sons Ltd, often referred to simply as Doxford, was a British shipbuilding and marine engineering 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.
The Yarrow Later M class were a class of seven destroyers built for the Royal Navy that saw service during World War I. They were based on the preceding and successful Yarrow M class with minor alterations; notably reduced beam to compensate for increased displacement and a sloping stern.
Yarrow Shipbuilders Limited (YSL), often styled as simply Yarrows, was a major shipbuilding firm based in the Scotstoun district of Glasgow on the River Clyde.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.