Mosquito Fleet


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Mosquito Fleet

 

a term covering all fast-moving and maneuverable small warships, such as torpedo and patrol cutters. The term appeared during World War I (1914–18) when combat cutters were used for simultaneous operations in large groups, for instance, for sudden attacks on enemy ships, for laying small minefields, and for transporting and debarking landing parties.

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And there are some remarkable characters in these pages: the oyster man Sephus Taylor, Captain Tom Grant of the Mosquito Fleet, Roberta Prioleau of Pewleys island, to name a few.
Some have argued that Ukraine should implement a much more modest "mosquito fleet," or coastal-defense, navy concept.
In contrast, development of a mosquito fleet that would enable the navy to perform one core task effectively would require a more modest fourfold increase in the current naval budget.
In November 2015, the Ukrainian navy began acquiring the fast-attack elements of a mosquito fleet when it received two Gurza-M (Project 51855)-class small armored artillery boats designed for patrolling coastal areas.
Beyond the headway it has managed in developing the physical capabilities of a mosquito fleet, Ukraine has made much more progress in developing the qualitative aspects of its maritime power.
In contrast, developing an effective and efficient mosquito fleet would give Ukraine the capability to protect its EEZ and deter threats to its maritime infrastructure and coastline.
The city is most concerned about the battered pickup trucks, known as mosquito fleets, that buzz around San Francisco collecting recyclables on an industrial scale, depriving Recology, and ultimately the city, of income, said Bill Barnes, spokesman for the city administrator's office.
He points out that with the exceptions of the sinking of the Alabama off Cherbourgh and the defeat at Mobile Bay, as well as the initial engagements in which the mosquito fleets did all they could against an overwhelming enemy, the navy of the C.S.A.