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Spithead,

eastern part of the channel between Hampshire, England, and the Isle of Wight. In 1797 a celebrated wartime mutiny occurred in the fleet stationed at Spithead: the crews sent the officers ashore, ran the ships by committee, and won their demands for better wages and working conditions.

Spithead

an extensive anchorage between the mainland of England and the Isle of Wight, off Portsmouth
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Built as an experimental vessel in 1894, and easily the fastest ship in the world at that time, Turbinia was demonstrated dramatically at the Spithead Navy Review in 1897 and set the standard for the next generation of steamships, the majority of which were turbine powered.
It is true that, in 1797, ships crews mutinied at two Royal Navy anchorages, in Spithead and Nore.
1782: The 100-gun battleship HMS Royal George sank off Spithead with the loss of more than 900 lives.
Lord West of Spithead, a former head of the Navy and a security minister, added to the calls, accusing the Prime Minister of playing politics
18) For nearly two months, over 30,000 warworkers at the Plymouth, Spithead, Nore, and Yarmouth naval stations felt "the power there is in so numerous a body" and went on strike.
Lord West of Spithead believes that foreign states and terrorist groups are regularly launching cyber-attacks on the UK's computer systems with the potential to cause widespread damage.
AaAaAa Lord West of Spithead said that Morocco's favorable strategic position makes it a unique and remarkable country, hailing measures taken by the country to fight extremism and radicalism.
Home Office minister Lord West of Spithead admitted that there had been "delays in the visa operation in Pakistan, particularly in issuing visas, resulting from successful appeal decisions and some applicants have been inconvenienced as a result".
The earliest is a sword cane from Henry VIII's famous Atay Rose, which sunk at Spithead in 1545.
Email is a "horrifyingly" insecure form of communication and it might be safer to send a postcard, Security Minister Lord West of Spithead has warned.
We are told that when William Price arrives in Portsmouth to join his new ship the Thrush, the vessel lies at Spithead close to the Cleopatra.
The Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Ken Macdonald is among a number of senior figures - including Security Minister Lord West of Spithead and ex-Attorney General Lord Goldsmith - to have voiced misgivings about the plan.