HMS Mauritius, pennant C80, was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was…

HMS Mauritius, pennant C80, was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was named after Mauritius, which was a British colony when she was built. Built by Swan Hunter, Newcastle upon Tyne, she entered service in 1941.

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HMS Marlborough was an Iron Duke-class battleship of the Royal Navy, named in honour of John…

HMS Marlborough was an Iron Duke-class battleship of the Royal Navy, named in honour of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, and launched in 1912. In World War I she served in the 1st Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet based at Scapa Flow. She fought at the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916, where she was hit by a torpedo, killing two and injuring two.

In 1919, in the Russian Civil War, Marlborough was on duty in the Black Sea and, on orders of King George V, rescued his aunt, Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, and other members of the Russian Imperial Family, including Grand Duke Nicholas and Prince Felix Yusupov.

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HMS Lowestoft (F103) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

HMS Lowestoft (F103) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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HMS Lowestoft was a Rothesay or Type 12 class anti-submarine frigate of the British Royal Navy. Lowestoft was sunk as a target on 8 June 1986 by HMS …

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Etruria was a protected cruiser of the Italian Regia Marina (Royal Navy) built in the 1890s. She…

Etruria was a protected cruiser of the Italian Regia Marina (Royal Navy) built in the 1890s. She was the third of six vessels of the Regioni class, all of which were named for current, or in the case of Etruria, former regions of Italy.[1] The ship was equipped with a main armament of four 15 cm (5.9 in) and six 12 cm (4.7 in) guns, and she could steam at a speed of 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph).

Etruria spent her early career with the main fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. In the early 1900s, she spent much of her time in North and South American waters; she visited the United States for the Jamestown Exposition and the Hudson-Fulton Celebration in 1907 and 1909. The ship took part in the Italo-Turkish War of 1911–12, primarily by providing gunfire support to Italian troops in North Africa.

Reduced to a training ship by World War I, Etruria was deliberately sunk by the Regia Marina in Livorno to convince Austria-Hungary that its espionage network had not been compromised by double agents.

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The second USS England (DLG/CG-22), a Leahy-class guided missile cruiser, was a ship of the…

The second USS England (DLG/CG-22), a Leahy-class guided missile cruiser, was a ship of the United States Navy named in honor of Ensign John C. England. Originally called a “destroyer leader” or frigate, in 1975 she was re-designated a cruiser in the Navy’s 1975 ship reclassification.

Ensign John Charles England was born in Harris, Mo., on 11 December 1920. He attended Pasadena City College, in Pasadena, California and was on the pep-squad there. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve on 6 September 1940 and was commissioned ensign on 6 June 1941. On 3 September 1941 he reported for duty on the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and was killed three months later while saving others aboard during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

CG/DLG-22 was the second USS England. The first was USS England (DE-635), the ship that sank six enemy submarines in 12 days in May 1944. That act caused the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Ernest King, to declare “There’ll always be an England in the United States Navy.” DE-635 was decommissioned in 1945.

To fulfill Admiral King’s promise, USS England DLG-22 was built by Todd Shipbuilding. The keel was laid on 4 October 1960, launched 6 March 1962, and commissioned on 7 December 1963. Her designation was changed in 1976 to CG-22 at Bremerton Naval Shipyard during an overhaul.

USS England served in every major Pacific engagement from Vietnam to Desert Storm, from rescuing pilots, performing as plane guard or picket, to showing force around the globe. The USS England was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon for supporting search and rescue operations in the Gulf of Tonkin from 3 January to 6 June 1966.[1]

USS England was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation a final time for actions performed 2 August to 16 August 1990. As the leading Naval Warship in the region, England assumed primary shipping interdiction and air defense roles while forces were mobilized to support what would become Operation Desert Shield. She was decommissioned on 21 January 1994, mothballed in the Suisun Bay for ten years and later scrapped in 2004.

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HMS Erin was a dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy which was originally built in response…

HMS Erin was a dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy which was originally built in response to an order placed by the Ottoman government with the British Vickers company. She was intended, when accepted for service in the Ottoman Navy, to be named Reşadiye. The Ottoman intention was to procure a battleship which was at least the equal of any other ship currently afloat or building.[1] The design was based on that of King George V, but with some features of Iron Duke. In 1914, when the First World War broke out the ship was nearly completed; at the orders of Winston Churchill, the First Lord of the Admiralty, she was seized for use by the Royal Navy.

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