As budget reductions cut deeper, the British fleet
withdrew from much of the world.
Taking command of the British fleet
, at the age of 57, his skill as a seaman and commander ensured that no British ships were lost in the fierce storm that followed the action.
The naval hero, who was fatally wounded two years later leading the British fleet
to victory against Napoleon at the Battle of Trafalgar, was paid PS2,000 a year by the government.
The Germans inflicted major damage on the British fleet
especially at the Battle of Jutland in 1916, the largest clash of big-gun battleships of all time.
Numerical superiority, though normally paramount in sailing warfare, was not enough to help the French, Danes, Spanish, or Dutch during this era whenever a British fleet
seized the initiative with bold maneuver.
Near which islands did the British fleet
secure a major victory over Germany in December 1914?
Jon Llewellyn, aircraft handling and crash rescue firefighting staff officer at British fleet
The aircraft carrier flagship of the British Fleet
has been sold rather ignobly for PS3 million this month and will be broken up for scrap and re-used as, among other things, tin cans and razor blades.
HMS Diamond, a brand-new 1 billion pound Type 45 destroyer, one of the most powerful ships in the British fleet
, will also be operating in the region.
The British fleet
on the lake was short of supplies and seamen.
Just 10 years after Charles Parsons' yacht Turbinia steamed at 35 knots between the lines of the British fleet
at the Spithead review celebrating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, Cunard's RMS Mauretania was completed in 1907 (five years before the Titanic) by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson on the Tyne with Parsons' steam turbines.
Two major buildings on Malta built by Scamp for the British Admiralty, the naval bakery (which serviced the entire British fleet
in the Mediterranean) and the Anglican Pro-Cathedral of St Paul's, are the main topic of this well-illustrated volume.