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  HMS Ajax
HMS Ajax, was built by Vickers Armstrong at barrow and launched 1st march 1934 and completed 12th April 1935.
HMS Ajax, during a storm in the Mediterranean in 1940.
HMS Ajax was built as a light cruiser at Barrow and launched in 1935.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /hms_ajax.htm   (5636 words)

  HMS AJAX - Find Friends from HMS AJAX at Forces Reunited
Roger Dann was at HMS Ajax between 1964 and 1977.
William Empson was at HMS Ajax between 1936 and 1961.
Charles Warford was at HMS Ajax between 1920 and 2003.
www.forcesreunited.org.uk /namearchive/units/HMSNames/HMS-Ajax.html   (1753 words)

  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > HMS Ajax   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HMS Ajax was a Leander class light cruiser of the Royal Navy.
Ajax served on the America and West Indies Station from completion, then part of South American Division on the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939.
Ajax participated in the Battle of Cape Matapan and the evacuation from Crete, removing the last troops on 29 April 1941.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/hm/HMS_Ajax   (332 words)

 HMS cruiser Ajax in World War II
Ajax differed slightly from her four sisters in having a fuller hull and reduced draught.
Ajax was hit twice, the first hit knocking out 'X' and 'Y' turrets, and the second carrying away a topmast.
On the other hand Ajax was one of the few cruisers to retain her full main armament to the end of her career, whereas the others had 'X' turret replaced by light anti-aircraft guns and additional radar.
warship.all-model.com   (1333 words)

 Untitled Document
Ajax H. was the last of the three schools built, opening its doors in 1956, under the leadership of principal James H. Rapsey, with 270 students enrolled in grades 9, 10, and 11 taught by a staff of 13 teachers.
The attachment to HMS Ajax was to remain strong, the main street of the Town is named to honour Capt. Henry H. Harwood, commander of the ship.
HMS Ajax's crewmen who were killed during the action have been honoured by the naming of streets.
www.ajaxhs.com /info/history.html   (419 words)

 J&G History of British Warships | Reports on Ships and Battle honours
At 0725, Ajax was straddled by a salvo of Graf Spee's 11-inch shells that knocked out both after turrets; a little later another salvo destroyed the radio aerials.
Ajax subsequently was deployed to the eastern Mediterranean and took part in the D-day landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Following the war, Ajax was stationed in the Mediterranean, and in 1947 she was part of the flotilla that dogged the refugee ship Exodus 1947.
www.freewebs.com /british-warships/hmsajax.htm   (282 words)

 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Light cruiser HMS Ajax of the Leander class
Consisting of the light cruisers HMS Ajax (flagship of Commodore Sir Henry Harwood, RN, Capt. C.H.L. Woodhouse, RN in command), HMNZS Achilles (Capt. W.E. Parry, RN) and the heavy cruiser HMS Exeter (Capt. F.S. Bell, RN).
HMS Ajax and HMS Achilles were both damaged and suffered casualties, HMS Ajax 7 dead and wounded and HMS Achilles 4 dead.
HMS Ramillies (Capt. H.T. Baillie-Grohman, OBE, DSO, RN),
uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/4002.html   (1079 words)

 Nelson's Third Rate Ships of the Line   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1805, before Trafalgar, HMS Colossus was one of the inshore squadron watching the combined French and Spanish fleets at Cadiz and passing intelligence from the frigates outside the port to Nelson’s fleet waiting further out to sea.
HMS Colossus was towed into Gibraltar by HMS Agamemnon and returned to England for repairs on 19 November 1805.
One of the quartergunners on HMS Colossus was Edward Saul.
www.sole.org.uk /nelson.htm   (1014 words)

 HMS Ajax art print
HMS Ajax, naval art prints of HMS Ajax by naval Artist Ivan Berryman
Viewed from beneath the blistered guns of the damaged X and Y turrets of her sister HMS Ajax, Achilles come sunder fire from the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee during what was to become known as the Battle of the River Plate on the 13th December 1939.
Shells from Achilles are closing on her opponent as the Graf Spee alters course at the start of the doomed battleships flight to Montevideo.
www.ivanberryman.com /hms_ajax.htm   (477 words)

 Airfix 1/600 HMS Ajax, by Steven S Pietrobon
HMS Ajax was initially fitted with four single 4" (102 mm) and three quad 0.5" (12.7 mm) anti-aircraft guns, as well as carrying an Hawker Osprey observation aircraft.
HMS Ajax was refitted several times during WWII, the largest change being the removal of the catapult and changes to the anti-aircraft armanent.
However, there is a photo http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/5142/ajaxseafoxdec39nx1.jpg of HMS Ajax's Seafox apparently taken around the time of the battle, showing the Seafox in doped aluminium, with the front part of the tail fl.
modelingmadness.com /reviews/misc/ships/pietajax.htm   (1291 words)

 Mid-Victorian RN vessel HMS Ajax
29 October 1845: The Ajax, 72, intended for a block ship, was docked yesterday to have her copper stripped off and to be cut down.
17 November 1845: The Ajax, 72, was towed to Cowes this morning by the Echo steam-tug, to be converted into a block-ship, as a steam guard-ship for Portsmouth.
22 September 1846: The Ajax, a 74 reduced to a 56, and converted into a steam guard, or "block" ship, was undocked this day at Cowes, where her metamorphosis has been werked under the superintendence of Mr.
www.pdavis.nl /ShowShip.php?id=59   (2176 words)

 Pada: Pickering/Ajax digital archive.
A colour photo of the first page of a naval message to HMS Ajax announcing the end of the war against Nazi Germany.
A colour photo of the second page of a naval message to HMS Ajax announcing the end of the war against Nazi Germany.
A colour photo of HMS Ajax steaming towards Oshawa on its visit to Canada.
www.pada.ca /images/results/?subject=5457   (242 words)

HMS Ajax was built by Randalls of Rotherhithe on the Thames and launched in 1798.
At Trafalgar, Ajax was commanded by her First Lieutenant, John Pilfold, since Captain William Brown had been left behind in England to attend as a witness at a court martial.
Ajax had only a short life, since while in the Mediterranean in 1807, fire broke out in the cockpit late one evening, and burning out of control forced the crew to abandon ship and take to the water.
www.treeforall.org.uk /trafalgar/TrafalgarWoods/Otherwoods/Ajax   (700 words)

 City of Ajax
Ajax is considered part of the Greater Toronto Area and the Regional Municipality of Durham.
Situated approximately 25 kilometers east of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario, Ajax is bordered by the City of Pickering to the West and the Town of Whitby to the East.
From December 13 to December 19, 1939, a flotilla of British warships - HMS Ajax, HMS Exeter and HMS Achilles - commanded by Commodore Henry Harwood - engaged and routed the powerful German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee at the Battle of the River Plate, near the Uraguayan port of Montevideo in South America.
www.greatertorontorealestate.com /4a_custom_print.php?page=14123   (977 words)

 Ajax - Durham Tourism and Travel
HMS Ajax and her sister ships engaged and routed the powerful German pocket battleship Graf Spee at the Battle of the River Plate, becoming worldwide symbols of courage and determination.
Ajax was chosen as the name of this war-born community.
The history of Ajax is everywhere as most of the streets in Ajax are named after the crew and officers of the HMS Ajax.
durham.realontario.ca /regions/region.asp?RegionID=73   (517 words)

Ajax (estimated 2006 population 90,000) is a town located in the Golden Horseshoe of south central Ontario, Canada.
Ajax is governed by an elected town Council consisting of a Mayor, and local Councillors representing each of the town’s four wards.
Ajax is policed by the Durham Regional Police from a station in Pickering.
www.globalguide.org /?lat=43.8549&long=-79.03&zoom=5&name=Ajax,_Ontario&wiki=0&title=Ajax,_Ontario   (1894 words)

 MaritimeDigital Archive Encyclopedia - Home > 003d Surface vessels (1905-1919) > Battleships - Super Dreadnoughts > ...
HMS Ajax was a King George V-class battleship (one of four ships of the class), built at Scotts' shipyard at Greenock on the River Clyde.
HMS Centurion was the second battleship of the King George V class, built at HM Dockyard, Devonport.
Centurion was attached upon completion to the 2nd Battle Squadron, led by sister-ship HMS King George V. She was present at the Battle of Jutland as part of the main body of Grand Fleet under the command of Captain Michael Culme-Seymour.
www.ibiblio.org /maritime/Newspaper/index.php?cat=1066   (791 words)

 Battle of River Plate
On the 13 December at about 0600 hours the HMS Exeter sighted smoke and at 0614 reported that she thought that it was a pocket battleship.
The commander of the Ajax saw what was happening and using his superior speed closed in again on the Graf Spree and started a fire on her, in the process she too was hit and had two turrets put out of action.
The pursuit continued until the Ajax reported that she was low on ammunition so Harwood ordered both of the smaller cruisers to resume the role of shadowing the Graf Spree at a distance of about 15 miles away.
members.tripod.com /~colemangr/River_Plate.htm   (756 words)

 Mike McMahon - RE/MAX Spirit Inc.
Ajax is relativity young community that officially became a town in 1955.
Before that Ajax was made up of scattered settlements and farms.
The residents decided on the name Ajax, which is named after the HMS Ajax, one of the three ships that took part in the battle at River plate in 1939.
www.homesbymike.com /ajax   (101 words)

 Admiral Graf Spee
Under attack from HMS Ajax, HMS Exeter and HMS Archilles.
HMS Repulse with HMS Prince of Wales Under Attack by Ivan Berryman
Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead for light repairs.
www.naval-art.com /graf_spee.htm   (1016 words)

 Age of Sail naval prints
HMS Euryalus Arriving at Spithead by Ivan Berryman.
The 36-gun frigate HMS Euryalus is shown arriving to join Nelsons flagship HMS Victory off St Helens, Isle of Wight, at around 8.00am on the morning of 12th September 1805.
The Pedestal Convoy - HMS Indomitable by Anthony Saunders.
www.naval-art.com /the_armada.htm   (1661 words)

 Ajax Waterfront
Ajax takes great pride in its Lake Ontario waterfront, which is the longest undeveloped waterfront in the Toronto area.
It is accessible to the public, with bridges spanning creeks, natural and maintained areas, and lots of walking/biking pathways.
The Gardens are also dedicated to the Defence Industries Limited (DIL) plant and its workers that made this area their home during World War II.
www.townofajax.com /Page127.aspx   (186 words)

 Ajax Real Estate Guide
Ajax takes great pride in its Lake Ontario waterfront, which is the longest undeveloped waterfront in the Toronto area.
Streets named for crew of the HMS Ajax are noted with a street sign that includes a small battleship in silhouette.
Whenever an HMS Ajax sailor or family member visits, a tree is dedicated on "his" street.
www.househuntingintoronto.com /ajax/index.htm   (1029 words)

 Royal Australian Navy Gun Plot - Battle of the River Plate Sinking of Graf Spee
She concentrated another turret on the “Ajax” and “Achilles,” but so skillfully were they maneuvered that they managed to keep out of harm’s way.
Although the German ship’s armament was half as much again as the combined broadsides of the three British cruisers, “Ajax” and “Achilles,” using incredibly daring tactics, harried their more powerful opponent with such effect that she was forced to seek refuge in Montevideo Harbour in a damaged condition.
Ajax's yard, and our chief yeoman, Tom Remmick, dashed to Captain Bell, who was in his sea cabin on the bridge.
www.gunplot.net /gunners/battleofriverplate.html   (4326 words)

 realitylab » Ajax   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ajax (mythology), also known as Telamonian Ajax or Ajax the Great, a Greek hero and legendary king of Salamis who plays an important role in Homer’s Iliad
Ajax (Sophocles), a tragedy by the Greek playwright Sophocles, whose main character is Telamonian Ajax
Ajax (comics), the name of two fictional characters from the Marvel Universe.
www.realitylab.at /wp/ajax   (505 words)

 HMS Barham Association
Born in 1922, Douglas Lynd was 17 at the outbreak of WWII.
He served variously in HMS Ramillies, HMS Warspite, HMS Nelson, HMS Malaya and HMS Barham, mainly as a signal decoder, and it was as the decoder of the incoming signal that he was first man in the Mediterranean Fleet to learn from the Admiralty that the Bismarck had been sunk.
He was disappointed that a posting to the aircraft carrier HMS Victorious was cut short when the controversial decision to scrap her was taken after an on-board fire in 1968.
www.hmsbarham.com /profiles/details.php?source=1&personID=777   (526 words)

 Ajax Real Estate Blog | Homes for sale in Ajax
From December 13 to December 19, 1939, a flotilla of British warships - HMS Ajax, HMS Exeter and HMS Achilles — commanded by Commodore Henry Harwood — engaged and routed the powerful German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee at the Battle of the River Plate, near the Uruguayan port of Montevideo in South America.
In the past, Council has sat for a three year term, but the Ontario Legislature has recently introduced legislation increasing the length of municipal council terms in Ontario to four years, beginning with the councils to be elected in November 2006.
In 1973, the Town of Ajax conducted a survey of potential transit ridership in Ajax.
toreal.blogs.com /ajax/2006/10/a_town_called_a.html   (1488 words)

 RN Cruisers, HMS Norfolk, Suffolk, Cardiff
HMS Orion or HMS Blake or HMS Euryalus or HMS Achilles or HMS Phoebe or HMS Naiad
HMS Dido was launched on 18th July 1939, she took part in the evacuation of troops and defense of Crete, where she was damaged on B gun, killing 46 men.
HMS Dido took part in the second Battle of Sirte during 1942, she sank three supply ships off North Africa.
www.ivanberryman.co.uk /rncruise.htm   (1321 words)

 King George V Class Battleship - HMS King George V, Centurion, Audacious, Ajax   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HMS King George V. The mast is forward of the funnels, for good this time, and originally was a light pole rather than the more normal heavy tripod.
This had to be reinforced with tripod legs as the number of fire control instruments such as directors were fitted to the ships.
HMS King George V in 1912 with light pole mast fitted.
www.worldwar1.co.uk /battleship/hms-king-george-v.html   (303 words)

 British Navy Ships--HMS Agincourt (1914)
HMS Agincourt, a 27,500-ton battleship, was built at Elswick, England.
As HMS Agincourt, she was commissioned for Royal Navy service soon after being taken over.
The ship was of unique design, reflecting the ambitions of her original owners, with fourteen twelve-inch guns mounted in seven twin turrets (each named for a day of the week).
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-fornv/uk/uksh-a/aginct14.htm   (569 words)

 Ships Figureheads
It is one of the few cards which depicts a woman 'quelling a storm.' It is also the only card where the figurehead is shown under the water (!) Built in 1843 she sank in 1877 off the Isle of Wight in a squall.
Card 24 illustrates this fact HMS Calcutta was built as a line-of-battle ship weighing 3590 tons and was built in Bombay in 1831.
It was not that there were not developments going on, as can be attested by card 16 of the set HMS Warrior which in 1860 had been built in the Thames Ironworks and represented Britain's first armoured ship.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Franklyn_Roberts/head.htm   (1447 words)

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