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  Second Battle of the Atlantic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 right through to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, and was at its height from mid-1940 through to about the end of 1943.
The U-boat fleet, which was to dominate so much of the battle of the Atlantic, was very small at the beginning of the war and much of the early action by German forces involved mining convoy routes and ports around Britain.
The Introduction by the British of the Leigh Light in June 1942 was a significant factor in the North Atlantic struggle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Atlantic_(1940)   (4537 words)

 Global Crossing - Press Releases - 1998
Atlantic Crossing connects the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands with a 14,000 km high-capacity four fiber self-healing Synchronous Digital Hierarchy ring network that is the most advanced undersea telecommunications system ever constructed, providing connectivity to major cities on both continents.
Atlantic Crossing (AC-1) is a high-capacity four fiber self-healing Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) ring network connecting the United States with the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands.
Global Crossing is a "carrier's carrier," selling capacity on demand to carrier customers, thereby allowing them to defer capital spending until capacity is needed.
www.globalcrossing.com /xml/news/1998/april/07.xml   (786 words)

 Atlantic Crossing
Atlantic Crossing performs songs and instrumental music of New England, Quebec, Maritime Canada, and the British Isles, as well as original material inspired by these musical traditions.
Atlantic Crossing has appeared at numerous festivals and concert series.
Atlantic Crossing has been accepted to the Vermont Arts Council's juried register, a selection of the state's best artists.
atlantic.bigheavyworld.com   (541 words)

 New Page 1
From there on North along the Atlantic Coast over Chesapeake Bay, to New York and Bangor where we were going to have a ferry tank installed.
There are a number of routes for lights airplanes that are commonly used to cross the Atlantic.
There are a number of commonly used routes for small planes to cross the Atlantic and only one of them can be used without additional fuel.
www.geocities.com /Pipeline/Dropzone/9049/bencross.html   (3991 words)

 Flying Close to the Sun
After crossing the Atlantic solo in a homemade plane, Versace's Andrea Tremolada would appear to have a death wish.
Five hours into crossing the Atlantic in his wooden, single-engine plane, Andrea Tremolada began to have serious doubts whether he'd live to see the coast of Brazil.
Still, he was sure a trans-Atlantic crossing was possible; he remembered watching the Italian pilot Contardo Giorgi prepare his Falco for the same trip back in 1977.
partners.nytimes.com /library/magazine/specials/20000917mag-sun3.html   (1257 words)

 Aviation Milestones
The Kremer prize of 1959 was addressed to anybody who would cross the channel on board of a human powered aircraft.
The first flight east-to-west is attributed to the Frenchmen Costes and Bellonte (1929), who traced Lindhberg's route on board of their Bleriot XIX airplane, although in 1928 the German Herman Kohl flew from the west coast of Ireland to Labrador.
The Atlantic crossing on a balloon was attempted at least 13 times before M.
aerodyn.org /History/milestones.html   (592 words)

The Atlantic crossing was therefore a major if not the greatest obstacle, another difficulty which emigrants had to overcome before reaching North America.
In order to study how the crossing of the Atlantic was dealt with between 1845 and 1855, it seems necessary to first identify upon which ships the Irish sailed and also who were the men sailing these vessels during that period.
Emigrants were made to scrub the steerage with sand, sluice it down, and then dry the timbers with pans of hot coals from the galley, so that in a few hours no one would have imagined, from the ship's appearance, that she had made anything other than a tidy, comfortable and safe voyage.
www.uhb.fr /langues/cei/lpret4.htm   (12509 words)

 The route
The Atlantic Pilot Atlas have this information for every month of the year and is a must for a safe passage.
Crossing eastwards you will be better of leaving mid-May to mid-August, when the chances of gale are lower.
The Atlantic Crossing Guide provides information on harbours, crossing deadlines, distances and a whole lot more for the typical Atlantic crossing.
www.theoceans.net /guide/route.htm   (466 words)

 The Oceans - News and Resources, by sailors
Because the risk of power shortage or electronic failure is major on an Atlantic trip however, paper charts should still be your major source for navigating.
Move the conveyor along the pencil line so that the cross is at a line on the chart that is going from down to up, a longitude.
Close to the top of the conveyor there is a scale that crosses the same longitude as the cross at the base line.
www.theoceans.net /expguide/navigation.htm   (1491 words)

 CNN.com - New Atlantic crossing for cruisers - September 11, 2002
Daily radio chat shows between the crews contribute to the safety of the participants, whilst the presence of experienced sailors is another incentive for those with little offshore experience.
The new race is similar to the over-subscribed annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay in St Lucia.
In the same way as the ARC was originally conceived, ARC Antigua will be a friendly rally for cruising yachts that wish to make the Atlantic crossing for the Caribbean winter season both safer and more enjoyable.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/sailing/09/11/cruisers.antigua.spt   (335 words)

 The Virtual Exploration Society - Crossing the Atlantic by Air
The challenge lay unaccepted until 1919 and the close of WW I. Aviation technology had advanced rapidly during the war, but it was still only a mere sixteen years after the Wright Brothers had made their famous flight at Kitty Hawk.
The first successful attempt to cross the Atlantic by plane was made in May of 1919.
Sopwith's Atlantic and Martinsyde's Raymor were perhaps the favorites to make the first crossing followed by a plane from the aircraft manufacturer Handley Page.
unmuseum.mus.pa.us /xatlantic.htm   (3235 words)

 Atlantic Crossing
The theory, presented at a weekend conference, is at odds with the long-held notion that the continent's first settlers came across a land bridge from Asia.
The conventional view is the stuff of college entrance exams and Far Side cartoons _ wandering cavemen wrapped in animal hides and lugging enormous spears, crossing the land bridge from Asia to hunt woolly mammoths.
But according to the new theory, the continent's first inhabitants may have crossed the Atlantic more than 18,000 years ago from Europe's Iberian Peninsula _ the area that is now Spain, Portugal and southwestern France.
www.abotech.com /Articles/atlantictheory.htm   (609 words)

 ATLANTIC - Crossing the Pond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Given this was the North Atlantic in December, some of the passengers were a little concerned about the weather - and true to our expectation, the seas were rough.
Many was the luncheon we enjoyed, watching the great waves break over the rails, with roars of "that was a good one" as the ship rocked through the peaks and troughs of the angry sea.
We attended lectures related to oceanliners of the last 100 years that sailed the Atlantic, enjoyed piano recitals, cabaret entertainment, shared a few hours playing bridge, learnt a thing or two in computer instruction and generally relaxed with our new found friends and shared travel experiences with fellow passengers.
www.prowsedge.com /atlantic1.html   (1014 words)

 Media about Ocean Rowing Society Atlantic Rowing Regatta 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The record for crossing the Atlantic was set in 1992 by an eleven man French crew who rowed from Santa Crus de La Palma in the Canary Islands to the Caribbean island of Martinique in
It was the longest crossing for this route and the first Atlantic crossing by a Canadian.
Suffering from cerebral palsy he crossed the Atlantic in 109 days to become the first paraplegic to row an ocean.
www.oceanregatta.com /media_2004/South_devon_May26.htm   (678 words)

 Danish ferry sets new Atlantic-crossing record   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (Reuters) - Danish ferry Cat-Link V completed a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean at world record speed Monday despite a delay of more than two hours when it took part in a search and rescue operation, a Cat-Link Shipping spokesman said.
Cat-Link V, a 91.3 meter (300 feet) car and passenger double-hulled catamaran ferry with four diesel engines generating 34,000 horsepower, crossed the Atlantic from New York to Bishop Rock outside Southampton, Britain, in two days, 20 hours and nine minutes -- the first such voyage in under three days.
During its crossing, Cat-Link V also set another world record, covering 1,018.2 nautical miles in 24 hours, beating its own week-old record of 1,016 nautical miles set in the Caribbean Ocean, Thomsen said.
www.put.com /gigantic/haltro.html   (363 words)

 Rower completes slowest Atlantic crossing - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A British rower has set a record for the slowest-ever Atlantic crossing, coming ashore in southern England Friday, 124 days after leaving North America.
Hicks set a record for the slowest-ever Atlantic crossing, coming ashore in southern England Friday, 124 days after leaving North America.The time was a disappointment, considering the 23-year-old rower, Oliver Hicks, had hoped to break the record of 62 days for the fastest west-to-east crossing.
But Hicks, who set off May 27 from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, did claim a record for being the youngest person to row an ocean solo, and another for being the first Briton to make the crossing.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2005/09/30/rower_completes_slowest_atlantic_crossing   (294 words)

 Atlantic Crossing -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Atlantic Crossing -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Atlantic Crossing is (additional info and facts about Rod Stewart) Rod Stewart's sixth album, released in 1975.
1975 Atlantic Crossing - Pop Albums - No. 9
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/at/atlantic_crossing.htm   (94 words)

 Atlantic crossing
Nearly 9,000 miles of fiber will be coiled aboard a fleet of ships for the crossing, every last foot of it humped in place by hand, just as crews 200 years ago did with their own tarry cables and rigging.
The goal is to leave enough slack on the bottom when crossing undersea peaks and valleys so that the cable won't chafe or be drawn taut.
AC-1 is the 8th system to cross the Atlantic along basically the same U.S.-to-England route, separated from existing systems by just over a mile in places.
www.networkworld.com /news/0209cable.html   (2966 words)

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GT Landing, a Delaware corporation, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlantic Crossing Ltd. (ACL), a Bermuda company which, through a series of intermediate holding companies, is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Crossing Ltd. (Global Crossing).
SSI Atlantic Crossing leases space in that building and owns all cable station terminal equipment at the U.S. landing.
GT Landing states that because it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Crossing, Ltd., it is affiliated with several overseas start-up companies owned by Global Crossing which are constructing a terrestrial fiber optic network in Europe, Pan European Crossing (PEC).
www.fcc.gov /ftp/Bureaus/International/Orders/1999/da991274.txt   (817 words)

 Atlantic Crossing
Atlantic Clipper was tied up at the end of a long pier.
The bigg Boeing appeared a graceful craft, but from the distance seemed small to be crossing the ocean.
We felt we were nearly home after crossing three thousand miles of ocean, but the most exciting experience still lay ahead.
www.pencollectors.com /pennant/spring99/atlantic.html   (1918 words)

 Atlantic Crossing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Atlantic Crossing Andrea and I launched "Viva" in December 1991 in Palmetto, Florida, and sailed her down to Key West and around to the Bahamas.
During the 2,000-nm trip to the Azores, "Viva" had to cope with hard conditions in the North Atlantic, including winds of up to 45 knots, and severe and frightening thunderstorms.
She performed very well, even in the worst weather conditions in the open ocean, where you are on your own.
www.caliberyacht.com /Owner_Blum.htm   (387 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Atlantic Crossing Guide: RCC Pilotage Foundation: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
For many sailors and yachtsmen, the ultimate challenge is to cross an ocean by the power of nature alone.
The Atlantic Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone planning an Atlantic passage in their own boat.
This is the definitive reference on the subject, relied upon by many thousands of cruisers crossing in both directions and packed with all the information they need.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0713660759   (617 words)

 A World Flight Over Russia - Atlantic Crossing
Starting off was the North Atlantic Crossing with a grueling straight shot from Goose Bay, Labrador to Reykjavik, Iceland, a route commonly flown from North America to Europe during World War II.
Participants were all tense and excited about the flight across the Atlantic as Mace Pinchal's journal entry from the night before indicates, "I don't think there isn't a pilot or someone just plain interested in aviation who hasn't dreamed of what it would be like to fly across the North Atlantic in a small airplane.
We were flying in the wake of legendary pioneers who dreamed of crossing the Atlantic or doing so in the context of a World Flight.
www.aviation-history.com /russia/atlanticxing.html   (2112 words)

 CXOtoday.com > News > Business > Atlantic Crossing to 'Assist India'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Assist India a programme of Atlantic Crossing with clients like IBM Europe and Denmark based Tangora Content Management have launched operations in India.
Atlantic Crossing Inc is a US based marketing service provider for software developers.
The chief areas of interest by Atlantic Crossing are in development of content management software, procurement management software, and supply chain management solutions.
www.cxotoday.com /cxo/jsp/article.jsp?article_id=157   (868 words)

 British balloonist claims Atlantic crossing record - Oct. 01, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
LONDON -- A British adventurer made it third time lucky on Monday, successfully completing his bid to become the first person to cross the Atlantic ocean solo in an open wicker basket balloon, his team said.
Cramped inside a five-foot by seven-foot open basket, Hempleman-Adams not only battled sleep deprivation, fear and cold, but was also hit by two sonic booms from a passing Concorde jet and had to drop several thousand feet rapidly.
In 2002, Hempleman-Adams had to land in Connecticut due to technical problems and earlier this year atrocious weather conditions caused such a delay that by the time he was airborne the winds were too slow to allow an Atlantic crossing without running out of fuel.
www.inq7.net /brk/2003/oct/01/brkafp_2-1.htm   (460 words)

 Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer : Richard Branson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
To promote the Virgin Atlantic name, Richard became involved in a number of high-publicity record-breaking attempts throughout the 1980s and '90s.
In 1986, his boat Virgin Atlantic Challenger II crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the fastest ever recorded time.
In 1991 Richard's balloon crossed the Pacific from Japan to Canada breaking all existing records and he followed that with a number of attempts to circumnavigate the entire world.
www.virginatlanticglobalflyer.com /Team/RichardBranson/index.jsp   (294 words)

 Crossing the Atlantic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
An on-line diary of Henrik's exploits as he crosses the Atlantic.
This whole blog is about my adventure in sailing across the Atlantic in a Westsail 32 with Colm (the owner) and Mannie.
That means that 2/3 of the Atlantic crossing is over.
www.benitel.com /crossing   (1940 words)

 Amelia Earhart
The man at the other end asked her "Would you like to fly the Atlantic?" She interviewed with the project coordinators, including book publisher and publicist George Putnam, and was asked to join pilot Wilmer Stultz and co-pilot/mechanic Louis Gordon.
The team left Trepassey Harbor, Newfoundland, in a Fokker F7 on June 17, 1928, and arrived at Burry Port, Wales approximately 21 hours later.
The two developed a friendship during preparation for the Atlantic crossing.
theinfrequentflyer.com /amelia-earhart.php   (341 words)

 Atlantic Crossing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Were we kidding ourselves to think we could pull this one together in time and actually make it across the Atlantic with the start of the ARC race.
Some storms in the North Atlantic and a fagging Azores high which has moved towards the Med are screwing up the trades.
We are in the advertised shipping lane for vessels traveling from the South Atlantic to the Panama Canal and or the US so we should start seeing more traffic.
www.sailredwings.com /cross.htm   (9913 words)

 Encyclopedia: Atlantic Crossing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Updated 102 days 18 hours 32 minutes ago.
Atlantic Crossing is Lindsay Hartley's sixth album, released in 2005.
Lindsay Hartley Lindsay Hartley (born as Lindsay Nicole Korman on April 17, 1968) is a jazz rock guitarist and an American actress.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Atlantic-Crossing   (182 words)

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