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Aberlady Bay in East Lothian, Scotland lies between Aberlady and Gullane.
Above Us the Waves is a 1955 British war film directed by Ralph Thomas, about human torpedo and midget submarine attacks on the German battleship ''Tirpitz''.
An airlock is a device which permits the passage of people and objects between a pressure vessel and its surroundings while minimizing the change of pressure in the vessel and loss of air from it.
Altafjord (Alta Fjord; Altafjorden; Alattionvuono) is a fjord in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway.
Amatol is a highly explosive material made from a mixture of TNT and ammonium nitrate.
Amphetamine (contracted from) is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and obesity.
Barrow-in-Furness, commonly known as Barrow, is a town and borough in Cumbria, England.
Bergen, historically Bjørgvin, is a city and municipality in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway.
Bill Gunston OBE FRAeS (1 March 1927 - 1 June 2013) was a British aviation and military author.
The S-class submarines of the Royal Navy were originally designed and built during the modernisation of the submarine force in the early 1930s to meet the need for smaller boats to patrol the restricted waters of the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, replacing the British H class submarines.
The Royal Navy's T class (or Triton class) of diesel-electric submarines was designed in the 1930s to replace the O, P, and R classes.
The British V-class submarine (officially "U-Class Long hull 1941–42 programme") was a class of submarines built for the Royal Navy during the Second World War.
The London Bus is one of London's principal icons, the archetypal red rear-entrance AEC Routemaster being recognized worldwide.
Lieutenant Charles Esme Thornton Warren MBE (1912-1988) was a bestselling British author, a Second World War Royal Navy submariner, and one of the first Allied 'human torpedo charioteers', practising methods of clandestine attack upon enemy harbours and ships.
Chesterfield is a market town and borough in Derbyshire, England.
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.
Combined Operations Headquarters was a department of the British War Office set up during Second World War to harass the Germans on the European continent by means of raids carried out by use of combined naval and army forces.
A condom is a sheath-shaped barrier device, used during sexual intercourse to reduce the probability of pregnancy or a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
The Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM) was, until 1993, a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Armed Forces and, from September 1942, to personnel of the Merchant Navy of rank equivalent to that of petty officer or seaman.
A cruiser submarine is a very large submarine designed to remain at sea for extended periods in areas distant from base facilities.
The Davis Submerged Escape Apparatus (also referred to as DSEA), was an early type of oxygen rebreather invented in 1910 by Sir Robert Davis, head of Siebe Gorman and Co. Ltd., inspired by the earlier Fleuss system, and adopted by the Royal Navy after further development by Davis in 1927.
Detonation is a type of combustion involving a supersonic exothermic front accelerating through a medium that eventually drives a shock front propagating directly in front of it.
The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).
A dinghy (or dingey) is a type of small boat, often carried or towed for use as a lifeboat by a larger vessel.
The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is a third level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and British Merchant Navy, and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.
The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.
Commander Donald Cameron VC (18 March 1916 – 10 April 1961) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
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.
East Lothian (Aest Lowden, Lodainn an Ear), is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area.
An electric motor is an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.
An electromagnet is a type of magnet in which the magnetic field is produced by an electric current.
The Far East is a geographical term in English that usually refers to East Asia (including Northeast Asia), the Russian Far East (part of North Asia), and Southeast Asia.
A frogman is someone who is trained in scuba diving or swimming underwater in a tactical capacity that includes police or military work.
In military munitions, a fuze (sometimes fuse) is the part of the device that initiates function.
Gainsborough is a town in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.
Tirpitz was the second of two s built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine (navy) during World War II.
Rear Admiral Basil Charles Godfrey Place, (19 July 1921 – 27 December 1994), known as Godfrey Place, was an officer in the Royal Navy and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Gosport is a town in Hampshire on the south coast of England.
Hamble-le-Rice is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Eastleigh in Hampshire, UK.
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).
Numerous Royal Navy vessels have been named HMS Dolphin after the dolphin.
HMS Syrtis was an S class submarine of the Royal Navy, and part of the Third Group built of that class.
HM Submarine X1 was conceived and designed as a submersible commerce raider for the Royal Navy; at the time of her launching she was the largest submarine in the world.
Horsepower (hp) is a unit of measurement of power (the rate at which work is done).
Huddersfield is a large market town in West Yorkshire, England.
Human torpedoes or manned torpedoes are a type of diver propulsion vehicle on which the diver rides, generally in a seated position behind a fairing.
The Isle of Bute (Eilean Bhòid or An t-Eilean Bhòdach), properly simply Bute, is an island in the Firth of Clyde in Scotland.
Galileo Galilei was an Italian ''Archimede''-class submarine built for the Royal Italian Navy (Regia Marina) during the 1930s.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
James Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor.
James Joseph Magennis VC (spelling originally McGinnes) (27 October 1919 – 12 February 1986) was a Belfast-born recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
was the lead vessel in the heavy cruisers, active in World War II with the Imperial Japanese Navy.
Lieutenant Commander John Elliott "Jack" Smart (1 March 1916 – 3 February 2008) was an officer in the Royal Navy, who commanded one of the midget submarines that attacked the German cruiser ''Lützow'' and the Japanese cruiser ''Takao'' during the Second World War.
Sir John Mills, (born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills, 22 February 190823 April 2005) was an English actor who appeared in more than 120 films in a career spanning seven decades.
The knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour, exactly 1.852 km/h (approximately 1.15078 mph).
Laksevåg is a borough of the city of Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway.
Leading Seaman is a junior non-commissioned rank or rate in navies, particularly those of the Commonwealth.
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.
Markham & Co. was an ironworks and steelworks company near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England.
Marshall, Sons & Co. was a British agricultural machinery manufacturer founded in 1848.
A midget submarine (also called a mini submarine) is any submarine under 150 tons, typically operated by a crew of one or two but sometimes up to 6 or 9, with little or no on-board living accommodation.
A nautical mile is a unit of measurement defined as exactly.
A naval mine is a self-contained explosive device placed in water to damage or destroy surface ships or submarines.
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).
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.
The North Sea (Mare Germanicum) is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
Omaha, commonly known as Omaha Beach, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II.
Operation Gambit was a part of Operation Neptune, the landing phase of the invasion of northern France (Overlord) during the Second World War.
Operation Postage Able was an X class submarine-based Royal Navy operation in preparation for Overlord, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.
Operation Source was a series of attacks to neutralise the heavy German warships – ''Tirpitz'', ''Scharnhorst'' and ''Lützow'' – based in northern Norway, using X-class midget submarines.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.
Orne is a department in the northwest of France, named after the river Orne.
Port Bannatyne (Port MhicEamailinn) is a coastal village on the Isle of Bute, Firth of Clyde, Scotland.
In military operations, reconnaissance or scouting is the exploration outside an area occupied by friendly forces to gain information about natural features and other activities in the area.
Revolutions per minute (abbreviated rpm, RPM, rev/min, r/min) is the number of turns in one minute.
Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RANVR) was a reserve force of the Royal Australian Navy.
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force.
The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum at Gosport is a maritime museum tracing the international history of submarine development from the age of Alexander the Great to the present day, and particularly the history of the Royal Navy Submarine Service from the navy's first submarine, Holland 1, to the nuclear-powered ''Vanguard''-class submarines.
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.
Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) which is completely independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater.
Scuttling is the deliberate sinking of a ship by allowing water to flow into the hull.
The Stickleback class submarines were midget submarines of the Royal Navy initially ordered as improved versions of the older XE class submarines.
Submarine X-1 is a 1968 DeLuxe Color British World War II war film loosely based on the Operation ''Source'' attack on the German battleship ''Tirpitz'' in 1943.
Sword, commonly known as Sword Beach, was the code name given to one of the five main landing areas along the Normandy coast during the initial assault phase, Operation Neptune, of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of German-occupied France that commenced on 6 June 1944.
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.
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.
Vierville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.
A warship is a naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare.
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 XE-class submarines were a series of six midget submarines (HMS XE1 to XE6) that were built for the Royal Navy during 1944.