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HMS Trincomalee-in-storage-demasted

HMS "Trincomalee" in storage, demasted

Nautical terms that we use everyday along with their origin and meaning.

Nautical Terms In Common Usage

HMS Unicorn as she might have appeared at sea under full sail, by Harold Wyllie

HMS Bulwark (1899)

HMS Bulwark: On 26 November a powerful internal explosion ripped the Bulwark apart in the River Medway estuary. All of her officers were lost, and out of 750 sailors only 14 sailors survived.

British Aircraft Carrier loaded with Harrier Jets

HMS Invincible British Aircraft Carrier loaded with Harrier Jets

HMS Victorious 1942 or '43 : Le HMS Victorious (R38) est le second porte-avions de la classe Illustrious commandé en vertu du Programme naval de 1936. Wiki

Victorious at war, before joining the Pacific campaign, seen here in 42 or Here she is in her original guise, long before the major rebuild which saw her emerge as the splendid ship in the adjacent photo.

HMS Abelia (K184)

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Trincomalee Harbour, Ceylon; February 1944. HMS Unicorn is in the foreground, with cruiser HMS Renown and carrier HMS Illustrious immediately behind.

Trincomalee Harbour, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka); February carrier HMS Unicorn is in the foreground, with battlecruiser HMS Renown and carrier HMS Illustrious behind.

HMS Pathfinder was the First Ship sunk by a U-Boat

HMS Pathfinder was the lead ship of the Pathfinder class scout cruisers, and was the first ship ever to be sunk by a torpedo fired by submarine (the American Civil War ship USS Housatonic had been sunk by a spar torpedo).

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