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W and Z-class destroyer

Index W and Z-class destroyer

The W and Z class was a class of sixteen destroyers of the Royal Navy launched in 1943–1944. [1]

46 relations: Anti-aircraft warfare, Anti-submarine warfare, Barrow-in-Furness, Birkenhead, Bofors 40 mm gun, British 21 inch torpedo, Briton Ferry, Cammell Laird, Convoy, Depth charge, Destroyer, Dumbarton, Dunston, Tyne and Wear, Durban, Egypt, Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Flotilla leader, Frigate, Hawthorn Leslie and Company, HMS Zealous (R39), Inverkeithing, Israel, John Brown & Company, John I. Thornycroft & Company, Length overall, List of World War II British naval radar, Long ton, Naval fleet, Newport, Wales, Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, QF 2-pounder naval gun, QF 4.5-inch Mk I – V naval gun, Royal Navy, Ship class, South Africa, Steam turbine, Tonne, Tyneside, Type 15 frigate, V and W-class destroyer, Vickers-Armstrongs, William Denny and Brothers, Woolston, Southampton, World War II, Yugoslavia, 4.7 inch QF Mark IX & XII.

Anti-aircraft warfare

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).

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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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Barrow-in-Furness

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

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Birkenhead

Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England.

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Bofors 40 mm gun

--> The Bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the Bofors gun, is an anti-aircraft/multi-purpose autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors.

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British 21 inch torpedo

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.

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Briton Ferry

Briton Ferry (Llansawel) is a town and community in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales.

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Cammell Laird

Cammell Laird is a British shipbuilding company.

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Convoy

A convoy is a group of vehicles, typically motor vehicles or ships, traveling together for mutual support and protection.

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Depth charge

A depth charge is an anti-submarine warfare weapon.

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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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Dumbarton

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.

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Dunston, Tyne and Wear

Dunston is the most Westerly part of the town of Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, North East England (into which it was absorbed in 1974).

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Durban

Durban (eThekwini, from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon") is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal and the third most populous in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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Egypt

Egypt (مِصر, مَصر, Khēmi), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

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Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company

The Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited was a Scottish shipbuilding company in the Govan area on the Clyde in Glasgow.

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Flotilla leader

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).

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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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Hawthorn Leslie and Company

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HMS Zealous (R39)

HMS Zealous was a Z-class destroyer of the Royal Navy built in 1944 by Cammell Laird.

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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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Israel

Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.

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John Brown & Company

John Brown and Company of Clydebank was a British marine engineering and shipbuilding firm.

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John I. Thornycroft & Company

John I. Thornycroft & Company Limited, usually known simply as Thornycroft was a British shipbuilding firm founded by John Isaac Thornycroft in Chiswick in 1866.

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Length overall

Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.

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List of World War II British naval radar

This page is a List of World War II British naval radar.

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Long ton

Long ton, also known as the imperial ton or displacement ton,Dictionary.com - "a unit for measuring the displacement of a vessel, equal to a long ton of 2240 pounds (1016 kg) or 35 cu.

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Naval fleet

A fleet or naval fleet is a large formation of warships, which is controlled by one leader and the largest formation in any navy.

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Newport, Wales

Newport (Casnewydd) is a cathedral and university city and unitary authority area in south east Wales.

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Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

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.

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QF 2-pounder naval gun

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.

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QF 4.5-inch Mk I – V naval gun

The QF 4.5 inch gun has been the standard medium-calibre naval gun used by the Royal Navy as a medium-range weapon capable of use against surface, aircraft and shore bombardment targets since 1938.

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Royal Navy

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

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Ship class

A ship class is a group of ships of a similar design.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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Steam turbine

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.

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Tonne

The tonne (Non-SI unit, symbol: t), commonly referred to as the metric ton in the United States, is a non-SI metric unit of mass equal to 1,000 kilograms;.

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Tyneside

Tyneside is a conurbation on the banks of the River Tyne in North East England which includes Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Tynemouth, Wallsend, South Shields, and Jarrow.

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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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V and W-class destroyer

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.

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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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William Denny and Brothers

William Denny and Brothers Limited, and often referred to simply as Denny, was a Scottish shipbuilding company.

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Woolston, Southampton

Woolston is a suburb of Southampton, Hampshire, located on the eastern bank of the River Itchen.

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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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Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija/Југославија; Jugoslavija; Југославија; Pannonian Rusyn: Югославия, transcr. Juhoslavija)Jugosllavia; Jugoszlávia; Juhoslávia; Iugoslavia; Jugoslávie; Iugoslavia; Yugoslavya; Югославия, transcr. Jugoslavija.

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4.7 inch QF Mark IX & XII

The 4.7 inch QF Mark IX and Mark XIIMark IX.

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W and Z class destroyer, W class destroyer (1943), Z Class destroyer, Z class destroyer, Z-class destroyer.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W_and_Z-class_destroyer

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