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The biggest ships ever created are the oil super tankers. There is a famous book published in 1978 called "Supertankers!" which is all about these ships and is very interesting. The biggest ship ever was the supertanker Seawise Giant. Progress in ship size has generally been pretty gradual, so there have not been many big leaps. One notable ship from the ...


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The French navy suffered considerably due to the French revolution. Having finished the American War of Independence on something approaching a high (comparatively speaking), the French navy suffered a reverse that it never fully recovered from until well after the finish of the Napoleonic Wars. Like most other European navies of the time, the officers ...


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No, because much if not all of the Persian Fleet consisted of contributions from Greek cities and thus had "free" rowers as well. Slave rowers are really a creation of the medieval period, not ancient times, despite what Ben Hur says. Persia was a landlocked nation and had no naval tradition. However, its conquest of Asia Minor and the shores of the ...


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Only about 100 of the heavier Persian triremes could fit into the gulf at a time, and each successive wave was disabled or destroyed by the lighter Greek triremes. At least 200 Persian ships were sunk The Persians could not go all out because only 100 ships could fit in the gulf at one time so 1st wave = defeated 2nd = defeated because greeks had like 500 ...


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Not being a native speaker of English, my interpretation might not be correct, but this is a quote from "Narrative of the expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan"; "The Japanese officials took especial interest, on the occasion of their frequent visits to the ships in the inspection of the armament, and were often gratified with the ...


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Not sure if the qualify but the Asheville and Natchez were River Class frigates building in Canada in 1942, for the RN and RCN, transferred while still building under Reverse Lease Lend to the USN. If they qualify there were also a number of Modified Flower corvettes transferred while building. Others?


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The type VII U-Boat used at the time had a single, unprotected 88mm deck gun. The type IX had a larger 105mm gun. Their primary use was to sink unescorted merchant ships because torpedoes are expensive. While the range is listed as 12km, I have serious doubts they could hit even a large industrial target at half that range at night from the pitching deck ...


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The loss of HMS Manchester (11,930 tons full load displacement), from the Wikipedia article of the Manchester: Sinking Manchester took part in Operation Pedestal, an operation to supply the besieged island of Malta, and which cost a number of warships, including the carrier HMS Eagle. During the operation, on 13 August, she was torpedoed and ...


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That is possibly the accidental sinking of the attack transport USS McCawley, Read Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner's flagship for the invasion of Rendova Island on June 30, 1943, following her substantial damage by aerial attack and subsequent evacuation.



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