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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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This Spithead Review was claimed to be the largest number of warships ever gathered at anchor together.
Labour peer Lord West of Spithead said: "Any royal 'stands into danger' when he makes comments that directly relate to political issues.
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In a separate intervention, ex-Royal Navy chief, Lord West of Spithead, said: "We need to be very certain of our ultimate aim and we don't seem to have great clarity of vision about what we are going to do there.
It is true that, in 1797, ships crews mutinied at two Royal Navy anchorages, in Spithead and Nore.
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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.
1782: The 100-gun battleship HMS Royal George sank off Spithead with the loss of more than 900 lives.
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".
It was the week of the Cowes Regatta, the climax of British smart society's summer season, and Spithead was crowded with launches and pleasure steamers full of spectators.
But she added: "There is no substitute for secret agents with direct access to terrorist networks." Counter-terrorism minister Lord West of Spithead said: "I think people would be appalled if they thought we weren't trying to recruit agents.