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  Convoy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Even if the privateer found a convoy and the wind was favourable for an attack, it could hope to capture only a handful of ships before the rest managed to escape, and a small escort of warships could easily thwart it.
The convoy prefix indicates the route of the convoy.
The largest convoy effort since World War II was Operation Earnest Will, the U.S. Navy's 1987–88 escort of reflagged Kuwaiti tankers in the Persian Gulf during the Iran-Iraq War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Convoy   (1133 words)

 Convoy (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Convoy" is a 1975 novelty song performed by C.W. McCall (pseudonym of Bill Fries) that became a #1 hit in the USA and helped start a worldwide craze for citizens band (CB) radio.
Following the Rubber Duck is an unnamed trucker in a "cab-over Pete with a reefer on", a refrigerated trailer hauled by a Peterbilt truck configured with the cab over the engine.
The convoy crashes another road block when crossing a bridge into New Jersey, and by this time they have "a thousand trucks in all".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Convoy_(song)   (645 words)

 Convoy Protection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The convoy commander was Air Force Master Sgt. T.J. Jones, and his platoon of gun trucks was composed of fellow active duty and Air National Guard vehicle operators from around the world.
As the convoy slowed to a crawl, the breeze disappeared from the open windows through which Airmen wearing helmets and body armor extended their M-16s, and the temperature seemed to quickly escalate.
A welcome sign informs Airmen gun truck operators their convoy is nearing its final destination, as well as revealing signs of war and neglect that have marked the history of Iraq during the past 13 years.
www.af.mil /news/airman/0804/convoy.shtml   (2580 words)

 Ahoy - Mac's Web Log-The Battle For Convoy ONS 5. 26th.April - 6th. May 1943-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Most of the Convoy were in ballast, all had sailed before in convoys and knew what was required of them in terms of station keeping, and what they might expect when the U-Boats attacked, as they always did on these journeys across the Atlantic, no matter whether one was East or West bound.
When the new day dawned, 32 ships of the convoy were together, and their escorts still trying to bring the stragglers back into the fold, gale force winds from the south west, still battering the struggling convoy vessels.
Convoy ON 180 trailing behind ONS 5 was somewhat to their north, and when mastheads were sighted on the afternoon of the 4th.
www.ahoy.tk-jk.net /macslog/TheBattleForConvoyONS5.26.html   (9184 words)

 Convoy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
CASSANDRA escorted 4 convoys in 1944, JW61A, RA61A, JW62 and the fateful RA62.
This convoy of 2 liners, sailed from Liverpool, 31 October 1944 and arrived Kola Inlet, 6 November 1944, following an uninterrupted voyage.
This convoy, consisting of 31 ships, sailed from Loch Ewe on 29 November 1944 and arrived without loss at the Kola Inlet on 7 December.
www.paulmanning.net /convoy.htm   (196 words)

However, the convoy is scheduled to marshal at 0500 hrs and leave Karachi by 0600 hrs the next morning.
If the first task fails, the convoy may try a second Persuasion task at one level higher or a Bribe task is at the same level, using food or fuel for the bribe.
If the convoy was involved in a shooting incident at Khuzdar, they will be attacked when they enter the valley by small arms, machine-gun and mortar fire instead of mere harassment.
world.std.com /~Ted7/convoy.htm   (3579 words)

 Convoy of Hope Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As a part of the NFL festivities surrounding Super Bowl XL, Convoy of Hope partnered with over 200 local churches and organizations to bring hope to the city of Detroit.
With several different cultures and denominations represented, the word around the area was that history was being made.
Convoy of Hope has the means to help - but often we can't.
www.convoyofhope.org   (112 words)

 1919 Motor Convoy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first Transcontinental Motor Convoy of 1919, as the expedition was known, consisted of eighty-one motorized Army vehicles which crossed the US from east to west.
Half the distance traveled by the convoy, some 1800 miles, was over dirt roads, wheel paths, desert sands and mountain trails.
Many sections of the route were practically impassible to the heavy trucks in the convoy and it was frequently necessary to push and pull the vehicles by manpower.
www.eisenhower.utexas.edu /1919.htm   (922 words)

 World's Smallest Transformers: Anime Convoy The Transformers TFW2005.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Anime Convoy is packaged with his rifle, but no trailer, which was done as a chase figure in waves 1 and 2.5.
All six of Convoy's wheels can roll, a cool thing to have in such a small figure especially since the most recent US effort to do so in such a small Prime had only four of his six wheels functional.
Convoy can also use his rifle in this mode, which is easily seen as Convoy's familiar rifle, though rather than using tiny pegs and fist holes like Soundwave and Hot Rod, it's a clip on, probably a wise move considering the original Prime couldn't even hold his gun properly.
www.tfw2005.com /boards/the-transformers669.html   (1129 words)

 Convoy of Hope | Breaking News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Convoy of Hope relies heavily on corporate and private donations and the organization is able to stretch a dollar to its limits.
Convoy of Hope is keeping close tabs on Emily and her threat to further batter Gulf and Caribbean residents.
Convoy also immediately shipped a 40' shipping container of supplies and is in the process of raising funds and securing product to ship at least two more containers as soon as possible.
www.convoyofhope.org /news.asp   (8276 words)

 The Convoy For Bush [Free Republic]
It was still bumper to bumper convoy members but we actually drove around the capital instead of being in a sort of slow moving parking lot.
In the case of this convoy the roads that were traveled were all two or more lanes and most people could bypass the lane the convoy was in.
Because the purpose of the convoy was to circle the capital this was not a problem, but if we were going to parade through a town this could have destroyed the effect.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3a29a2405e2e.htm   (1051 words)

 Convoy by C.W. McCall Songfacts
The story of "Convoy" was told in CB jargon and with a Country and Western (the "C.W.") twang.
Convoy was the definitive song of the CB Radio craze.
Chip Davis was the primary musical talent involved in "Convoy" and he would take his proceeds from the song to found the American Gramophone label and launch his new age/classical group Mannheim Steamroller which has released many albums.
www.songfacts.com /detail.php?id=3034   (743 words)

 uboat.net - U-boat Operations - Convoy Battles
The departure of the convoy on the 14th is reported by agents.
On the 15th the convoy is too far away to be spotted by the Fw 200's Only on midday of the 16th contact is established.
U-434 keeps contact during the night of the 17th but in the morning of the 18th she is detected by the escort and sunk.
www.uboat.net /ops/convoys/hg-76.htm   (783 words)

 World's Largest Truck Convoy
Convoy participants, supporters, and law enforcement escorts pause for a photograph in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA) on 18 September 2004.
In 2004, Truck Convoy participants gathered in the morning hours at rallying points such as stadiums, rest stops, fairgrounds and the like and were escorted through the streets and highways of their community by local law enforcement representatives.
The convoy distances traveled ranged from 15 to 300 miles; the latter distance the accomplishment of the first-ever Canadian convoy, which moved across the roads from Edmonton to Calgary.
www.specialolympics.org /Special+Olympics+Public+Website/English/Support/Truck_Convoy/default.htm   (869 words)

 Movie Spoiler for the film - CONVOY
The convoy is up to 75mph when they come up on over cornering hill and RD quickly grabs the cb mic "backem down, backem down we got a bear in a plain brown rapper" (cop in a unmarked car on the side of the road).
The convoy stops, RD opens his door and looks out to see if she is ok. Pig Pen, Pack Rat and White Rat stop and pull her out of her truck.
The convoy reaches the road block and RD smashes thru the wood as well as strike a patrol car, Melissa passes out in the sleeper part of his truck.
www.themoviespoiler.com /Spoilers/convoy.html   (3984 words)

 Convoy Containers
Convoy Containers is a manufacturer of custom and standard size totes, boxes, bins, and reusable and returnable shipping containers.
Convoy's boxes can be made of conductive or anti-static material.
Convoy's boxes have been used in many different ways including, but not limited to, parts bins, material handling, bulk packaging, automotive dunnage, and much more.
www.convoycontainers.com   (130 words)

 The Observer | Special reports | DNA tests after missiles strike 'Saddam convoy'
The convoy, composed of several four-wheel-drive luxury vehicles, was attacked after the telephone call was intercepted.
The convoy is believed to have been heading for the Syrian border and was intercepted near the frontier town of Qaim.
Several such convoys heading for the border were destroyed during the conflict in March and April.
www.observer.co.uk /iraq/story/0,12239,982710,00.html   (999 words)

"Convoy" was a popular song in the 70s when CB radios were the hot item.
It's about a convoy of trucks that gets on a roll and can't be stopped by the police.
This shopping convoy builds to a thousand family trucks and there's nothing the tree huggers can do to stop it.
www.gaspig.com /convoy.htm   (724 words)

 Convoy Ambush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The odd assortment of vehicles made the convoy difficult to protect, gaps in the column were a concern for the commander.
While the convoy was coming to terms with their situation, the men at headquarters were rallying all available support.
The speed with which the air support answered the convoys calls and the aggressive bravery of the men on their ACAV's was without a doubt the deciding factor.
www.kkreate.com /par/convoy.htm   (738 words)

 uboat.net - U-boat Operations - Convoy Battles
After sighting the convoy by U-47 the BdU tried to bring additional boats to the convoy, but not all ordered boats managed to reach it.
Kretschmer reached the convoy as the first boat and sank 3 ships in the night of 20/21 Sept. On the morning of 21 Sept U-48 under Kptlt.
Schepke reached the convoy and sank during the night 7 ships for a total of 50,340 tons.
www.uboat.net /ops/convoys/hx-72.htm   (178 words)

'Convoy' associated the CB radio with lorry drivers, but we could rarely get on the air because it was always full of schoolchildren talking to their friends three doors away, who could actually have opened their bedroom windows and shouted to each other.
A lone truck which goes ahead of the main convoy to draw police patrols out of hiding.
Apparently the US Forestry Service some years ago ran a publicity campaign to encourage people to be careful not to start fires, which involved a large bear in a police-style uniform.
members.tripod.com /~Cybertrucker/convoy.htm   (665 words)

 Convoy 2000 - Welcome To The Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From May 2000 through to June 2004, Convoy 2000 (UK Registered Charity No. 1086498) transported humanitarian aid to Romania and also undertook a number of life changing projects in that country each year.
It was an initiative that brought together volunteers from The Metropolitan Police, Essex Police, Rotary International, The National Probation Service and the UK Charity, Aid for Children.
You can read about the 2004 Convoy's progress across Europe by clicking on the Convoy 2004 button above and then following the link for The Trucker's Diary 2004 to read the daily reports that were sent direct from the Convoy Drivers.
www.convoy2000.co.uk   (393 words)

 CNN.com - Russian convoy fired on in Iraq - Apr. 6, 2003
U.S. Central Command said the convoy was attacked in territory controlled by the Iraqi government, and that no coalition forces were operating in the area at the time of the incident.
U.S. Army officials with the 3-7th Cavalry said coalition soldiers did not fire on the convoy and that the shooters were probably from Saddam Fedayeen, fighters loyal to Saddam Hussein.
According to Minakov, after the shooting the convoy proceeded to the town of Fallujah, 40 km west of Baghdad.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/04/06/sprj.irq.russian.convoy.attacked   (631 words)

 Airmen learn convoy skills   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- A transportation Airman lies "wounded" on the ground during a convoy exercise.
The exercise is designed to teach Airmen traveling in a convoy how to react if a truck is disabled and casualties are sustained.
No one was returning their fire, but the instructors taught them in the classroom what they needed to do if they were engaged by hostile forces.
www.af.mil /news/story.asp?storyID=123007168   (824 words)

 DVD : Convoy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The green light is sent out over the CB airwaves for a convoy of truckers to help keep the police off his trail.
Just glance at the promotional poster and you may be able to hear the sounds of a million bubbles bursting in the minds of her male fans.
Ironically had they actually seen her horrible performance in "Convoy" they might have felt better, as the performance is so absurd it achieves a sort of surreal quality.
www.emyelectronics.com /pdetail/B0000B0JJ6/Convoy   (1011 words)

 East Coast Convoy Home Page
The East Coast Convoy provides a way for military vehicle owners to travel with their fellow enthusiasts to overcome any unexpected problems.
The first convoy was held in 2003 with forty five vehicles participating.
Much time is put into the preparation and safety of the convoy.
eastcoastconvoy.mangusnet.com   (189 words)

 Special Olympics Colorado - 2005 World's Largest Truck Convoy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On Saturday, September 24, 2005, join America's compassionate army of truck drivers as the nation's law enforcement escorts the World's Largest Truck Convoy across the highways and byways to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes and change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities.
The World's Largest Truck Convoy® is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics.
Truckers meet at a staging location and then convoy to a predetermined destination, such as a raceway, fairgrounds or truck stop.
www.specialolympicsco.org /events/truck_convoy.html   (429 words)

 Convoy.net - leather clothing and accessories for men and women.
Since 1982 we produce leather garments for women and men in classic or casual style.
With our top design and the quality of our work, year by year, CONVOY became a well known firm all over the world.
We have been supplying the public with high quality leather goods for over 20 years.
www.convoy.net   (149 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Three killed in Gaza convoy blast
Photograph: Reuters TV A Palestinian miltant group was today reported to have claimed responsibility for a bombing of a US diplomatic convoy in Gaza that left three Americans dead and one wounded.
A three-vehicle convoy carrying US officials to interview Palestinian students for scholarships at American universities was hit in the blast.
It was the first time that a convoy of US diplomats, who travel in Gaza almost daily, had been targeted since the current violence began three years ago.
www.guardian.co.uk /israel/Story/0,2763,1063311,00.html   (752 words)

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