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  Battle of Taranto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Navy launched the first all-aircraft naval battle in history, flying a small number of aircraft from a single aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean and attacking the Italian fleet at Taranto.
Britain won the battle in what pundits around the world saw as the end of the "big gun" ship and the rise of naval air power.
At the time this "fleet-in-being" was fairly powerful, the harbor at Taranto contained six battleships (although one was not battle-worthy), seven heavy cruisers and two light cruisers, and eight destroyers.
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 Taranto - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Taranto was finally conquered by the Normans: the sons of Petron elected the first Norman archbishop, Drogo, in 1071, and prepared a fleet to conquer Durazzo.
Taranto became the capital of a Norman principality, whose first ruler was Robert Guiscard's son, Bohemond of Taranto, who obtained it as result of succession dispute: his father repudiated his first wife, Bohemond's mother, and had Roger Borsa, his son by his second wife Sikelgaita, succeed him as Duke of Apulia.
The principality of Taranto, during its 377 years of history, was sometimes a powerful and almost independent feudal fief of the Kingdom of Sicily (and later of Naples), sometimes only a title, often given to the heir to the crown or to the husband of a reigning queen.
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of Taranto
Battle of Mediterranean Conflict World War II Date Place Mediterranean Sea Result Allied victory The Naval Battle of the Mediterranean was waged during World War II, to attack and keep open the respective supply lines of Allied and Axis armies, and to destroy the opposing sides ability to wage...
The Battle of Cape Spartivento, known as the Battle of Cape Teulada in Italy, was a minor engagement between naval forces of the British Royal Navy and the Italian Regia Marina on 27 November 1940, during World War II.
The expansion of Taranto was limited to the coast because of the resitance of the populations of inner Apulia.
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 Station Information - Taranto
Taranto was founded in about 708 BC by Spartan immigrants, and became a sovereign city of Magna Graecia, the Greek colonies in Southern Italy.
At that time, Taranto had the most powerful naval forces in Italy, and hastened to come to an agreement with Rome which stated that the Lacinio promontory and the Gulf of Taranto should not be passed by Roman ships.
Taranto, however, thought that this was a hostile act, and responded by sinking the fleet and expelling the roman troops from Thurii.
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 Battle of Taranto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Battle of Taranto was a naval battle that occurred on the night of November 11 - November 12, 1940 during World War II.
The battle was won by Britain in what was seen around the world as the end of the "big gun" ship and the rise of naval air power.
However their remaining fleet was then decisively beaten a few months later during the Battle of Cape Matapan.
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 Info and facts on 'Battle of Taranto'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Battle of Taranto was a naval battle that occurred on the night of 11 – November 12 1940 during World War II (A war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherl).
The battle was won by Britain (A monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland) in what was seen around the world as the end of the "big gun" ship and the rise of naval air power.
However their remaining fleet was then decisively beaten a few months later during the battle of Cape Matapan (additional info and facts about battle of Cape Matapan).
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 Battle of the Mediterranean - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Naval Battle of the Mediterranean was waged during World War II, to attack and keep open the respective supply lines of Allied and Axis armies, and to destroy the opposing side's ability to wage war at sea.
To reduce the threat posed by the Italian fleet based in the port of Taranto to convoys sailing from Alexandria to Malta, Admiral Cunningham organised an attack code named Operation Judgement by Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers from HMS Illustrious on the Italian fleet while still at anchor.
Battle of the Mediterranean, Italy's declaration war, The French Mediterranean Fleet, Battle of Taranto, The Battle of Matapan, Crete, Malta, Major Allied operations, Battle of the Mediterranean and World War II Mediterranean Theatre.
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 Battle of Taranto Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Battle of Taranto occurred on the night of November 11 - November 12, 1940 during World War II.
In the battle, the Royal Navy launched the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto.
The Italians, who wanted to cut the British naval lifeline to Africa, were reluctant to risk their fleet in a battle with the British.
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 Taranto - Puglia - Italy
Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, the capital of the province of the same name and an important military and commercial port.
Taranto was founded in 708 BC by Spartan immigrants, who called the city Taras, from the name of the mythical hero Taras, shown in the emblem riding a dolphin.
Taranto was finally conquered by the Normans and became the capital of a Norman principality, whose first ruler was Robert Guiscard's son, Bohemond of Taranto.
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 Taranto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Taranto was founded in about 708 BC by Spartan immigrants, and became a sovereign city of MagnaGraecia, the Greek colonies in Southern Italy.
At that time, Taranto had the most powerful navalforces in Italy, and hastened to come to an agreement with Rome which stated that the Lacinio promontory and the Gulf of Tarantoshould not be passed by Roman ships.
Taranto, however, thought that this was a hostile act, and responded by sinking thefleet and expelling the roman troops from Thurii.
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 ninemsn Encarta - Search Results - Taranto Battle of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of Crete
Today, the Battle of Crete is marked as the first major principally airborne invasion and the largest in history.
The battle is also especially important to Cretans because of the unexpectedly fierce resistance they made against the numerically superior Germans and the terrible toll the invasion and subsequent occupation took on the island's population.
The Royal Navy launched the first all-aircraft naval battle in history, flying a small number of aircraft from a single aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean and attacking the Italian...
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 Battle of Taranto - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The naval Battle of Taranto took place on the night of 11 November – 12 November 1940 during World War II.
Air launched topedo experts in all modern Navies had previously thought that torpedo attacks against ships required deep water, at least 100 ft (30 m).
Battle of Taranto, External links, Battle of the Mediterranean and Regia Marina battles.
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 historic houses taranto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
It is also famous for the British attack to the Regia Marina base during the World War II, known as the Battle (or Nigth) of Taranto.
taranto historic houses - Taranto is a city in southern Italy.
It is the capital of Taranto province, and is also a port, and is located on the Gulf of...
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 Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The German Panzerschiff (a heavy cruiser) Admiral Graf Spee was sunk in the Battle of the River Plate by the British and New Zealand navies.
The Battle of Cape Matapan was a decisive Allied victory, fought off the Peloponnesus coast of Greece from March 27 to March 29, 1941 in which British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces under the command of the British Admiral Andrew Cunningham intercepted those of the Italian Regia Marina, under Admiral Angelo Iachino.
After the departure of the main battle forces the Indian Ocean was left with escort carriers and older battleships as the mainstay of its naval forces.
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 Encyclopedia topic: Battle of Cape Spartivento   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The battle ended in a draw, but served to convince the Italians to continue attacks of this nature, which ended disasterously a few months later during the battle of Cape Matapan (additional info and facts about battle of Cape Matapan).
On the night of 11 November the British had effectively destroyed half of the Italian fleet during the Battle of Taranto (additional info and facts about Battle of Taranto).
Older battleship HMS Ramillies (additional info and facts about HMS Ramillies) evened the odds, but was too slow to maintain formation and dropped out of battle after a single salvo at 12:26.
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 Talk:Taranto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taranto has been used in English at least in the last century.
See, for example, the Battle of Taranto, as it was called in UK newspapers.
Perhaps it is wise to conclude that the naming of Battle of Taranto proves nothing more than the usage of king Juan Carlos I of Spain....
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Units withdrawn during the battle, likewise may return to the deployed stack of any friendly player that was involved in the battle.
When the battle is over, the players who were involved in the battle will join the unengaged players regardless of who drew the battle in question.
The battle does not have to be resolved in a single round, but since there are no victory points to be awarded, someone is likely to withdraw at their earliest opportunity.
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 taranto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Taranto is located in Southeast Italy, on the western side of the "heel" of the Italian boot, on the Gulf of Taranto on the Ionian Sea.
All six of the Italian battleships of the 5th and 9th Divisions were in port on the night of the attack.
Despite the losses at Taranto, the Italian Navy still had the material wherewithal and desire to bring the British forces to combat.
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 Battle of Taranto
The Italian navy was still considered a threat by Admiral Cunningham and in late 1940 he devised a plan whereby he would considerably reduce the power of the Italian navy.
The plan called for an airstrike on the Italian port of Taranto where the bulk of Italy's big ships were located.
On the 11 November the fleet was in position to launch the attack, two strike forces left the carrier the first consisted of 12 Swordfish and the
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 Battle of Taranto
At the time this "Fleet in Being" was fairly powerful, the harbor at Taranto contained six battleships (although one was not battle-worthy), seven heavy cruisers and two light cruisers, and eight destroyers.
The Italian fleet lost half its strength in one night, the "Fleet in Being" no longer existed, and the Royal Navy took over uncontested control of the Mediterranean.
Even with this serious blow, the Italian fleet was able to take part in the Battle of Cap Spartivento later that month with good results.
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 Taranto by Robert Taylor
He was one of the small band of men who flew the slow cumbersome Swordfish bi-plane, nicknamed 'Stringbags', all but declared obsolete before the war, but whose heroic actions changed the course of the war.
Charles Lamb flew in the thick of the action, from mine-laying and U-boat hunting over northern Europe, harrying E-boats at Dunkirk, to being one of the two Swordfish Pathfinder pilots with 815 Squadron FAA at the Battle of Taranto.
He was in the front line of some of the most daring Swordfish missions, including the legendary attack at Taranto, where he flew as Observer with 815 Squadron on the lead Pathfinder aircraft.
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 The Attack on Taranto: Blueprint for Pearl Harbor (Thomas P. Lowry , John W. G. Wellham)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Taranto was indeed the prelude the Pearl Harbor, but now few people realize this.
On November 11, 1940, a British aircraft carrier launched its torpedo bombers on a sneak attack on the Italian fleet anchored in the heavily defended port of Taranto.
After the Taranto chapters, there is another examining the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway.
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 National Park Service: World War II Warships in the Pacific
Battleships fought Battle of Jutland forced the Germans and construction of Jutland, the Germans His Majesty's fleet their first and only decisive action of World War I in the in May 1916.
After the Battle of never again risked their battleships in open conflict with but turned instead to unrestricted submarine warfare.
This view was strengthened early in World War II when the British carried out a carrier strike on the Italian battle fleet at Taranto on November 11, 1940.
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 Military Aircraft Images - WW2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Battle of Britain was fought from 10 July to 31 October 1940.
Though hard hit in the Battle of Britain where, unless heavily protected by fighters, it was at the mercy of British fighters, still the Ju-87 served through the war, simply because no other aircraft was successfully developed to replace it.
Its use as escort fighter during the Battle of Britain was disastrous, because the Bf 110 was too vulnerable in a dogfight with single-engine fighters.
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 HMS WARSPITE HMS WARSPITE
her greatest moment being the second battle of Narvik during the Norwegian campaign, here she sailed up the fjord and sank several German heavy destroyers and merchant ships, a very bold move to take such a large vessel into a very confined waterway.
She saw service in the Mediterranean where she helped the Malta convoys and took part in the battle of Taranto, by the end of the war she mounted over 100 x 20mm.
at the battle of Narvik in April 1940 HMS Warspite to part in the Battle of cape Matapan and in May 1941 took part in the battle of Crete, where is sustained damage by a heavy bomb hit.
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 TARANTO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
"TARANTO" is generally used as a noun (proper) -- approximately 75.00% of the time.
"TARANTO" is used about 4 times out of a sample of 100 million words spoken or written in English.
The following table summarizes the usage of "TARANTO" based on a population census conducted in the United States.
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