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  HMS Exeter (68) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fourth and best known HMS Exeter (68), was a County-class heavy cruiser of the York subclass that served in World War II.
Together with the light cruisers Ajax and HMS Achilles she engaged the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee in the battle of the River Plate on 13 December 1939, which action resulted in the scuttling of the Admiral Graf Spee several days later.
On returning to the fleet in 1941, she was engaged on escort duty for Atlantic convoys, but on the entry of Japan into the war she formed part of the Allied Striking Force intended to defend the Dutch East Indies ( Indonesia) from Japanese invasion.
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 Wikinfo | Exeter
Exeter was also a port: the limit of tides of the River Exe lies below Exeter, and the small town of Topsham on the estuary (nowadays within the city limits) developed as a port for the city, but goods were transported to the city's quays in lighters.
Exeter's city council is a local government district authority, and shares responsibility for local government with the Devon County Council.
Exeter's football club, Exeter City F.C., was relegated from the Football League in 2003 after 83 years' membership.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Exeter   (1586 words)

  
 Immunotec Research Ltd.
HMS 90 (humanized milk serum, 90% protein) is Immunotec Research Ltd.'s leading product, and for good reason.
HMS 90 is a milk protein isolate that is produced from whey lactoserum contained in milk.
HMS 90 takes the essential ingredients from the original food and leaves it at your doorstep in a convenient package.
www.immunotec.com /pennyr   (147 words)

  
 Shane's Shiplist
HMS Agincourt 1914 conversion IPMS(UK) 3/96 pp 14 1996 Airfix 1/600
HMS Ramilles conversion IPMS(UK) 5/94 pp 14 1994 Airfix 1/600
HMS Warspite 1916 conversion IPMS(UK) 2/96 pp 14 1996 Airfix 1/600
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 Heavy Cruisers of WW II (Part 1)
The last British heavy cruiser to be built was the famous Exeter, which battled the German "pocket battleship" Graf Spee in the South Atlantic, and was later sunk by Japanese cruisers and destroyers in the Java Sea.
At 5:08 PM Exeter was hit in the boiler room by an 8in shell, which caused her to sheer out of line in a 90 degree turn to port.
On March 1st, Exeter and destroyers HMS Encounter and USS Pope were caught off Surabaya by Japanese planes and the four heavy cruisers of the Nachi class (13,000t, 10-8in guns), and sunk by shellfire and torpedoes.
www.chuckhawks.com /heavy_cruisers.htm   (2859 words)

  
 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Heavy cruiser HMS Exeter of the York class
During the Battle of the River Plate on 13 December 1939 HMS Exeter was badly damaged and had to withdraw to the Falkland Islands for temporary repairs.
HMS Exeter (Capt. O.L. Gordon, R.N.) was sunk in the East Indies, north west of Surabaya in Java Sea by torpedoes and 8-inch gunfire of a Japanese cruiser force.
The subsequent battle saw the cruiser HMS Exeter badly damaged with all her guns put out of action but still seaworthy, she suffered 61 killed and 23 wounded and was forced to make for the Falkland Islands to carry out repairs.
www.uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/1186.html   (421 words)

  
 HMS Exeter - Result for HMS Exeter - Meaning of HMS Exeter - Definition of HMS Exeter - Dictionary of Meaning - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
* The fourth HMS Exeter (68) ''Exeter'' was a County class cruiser County-class heavy cruiser launched in 1929.
In World War II she fought at the battle of the River Plate River Plate and the Battle of the Java Sea Java Sea, where she was sunk by Japanese air attack.
Like the Exeter city of Exeter, with which she maintains close links, the ship bears the motto '' Semper fidelis ''.
www.mauspfeil.net /HMS_Exeter.html   (447 words)

  
 Navy News - Jack to Jack - Calling Old Shipmates - D to F
HMS Exeter : Seeking Tony Hancock served Exeter 82 or anyone else from crew of 82 with regards to a reunion in april 2005.
HMS Dryad/HMS Pembroke : John (Fergie) Ferguson was in the RN between 1950 and 62.
HMS Exeter 1982 : Reg (Pasty) Cornall is seeking Mark Algar, Charlie Varley, Mo Morris, Jed Stone and anyone else who was in the Exeter during the Falklands conflict.
www.navynews.co.uk /cos/cosdtof.asp   (3005 words)

  
 HMS Exeter (68) - Result for HMS Exeter (68) - Meaning of HMS Exeter (68) - Definition of HMS Exeter (68) - Dictionary ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
At the outbreak of the Second World War, she formed part of the South American Division with HMS Cumberland (57) ''Cumberland''.
Together with the light cruisers HMS Ajax (22) ''Ajax'' and HMNZS Achilles HMS ''Achilles'' she engaged the German pocket battleship German battleship Admiral Graf Spee ''Admiral Graf Spee'' in the battle of the River Plate on 13 December 1939, which action resulted in the scuttling of the ''Admiral Graf Spee'' several days later.
Her destroyer escorts, HMS Encounter (H10) HMS ''Encounter'' and USS Pope (DD-225) USS ''Pope'' were also lost in this engagement.
www.mauspfeil.net /HMS_Exeter_%2868%29.html   (492 words)

  
 uboat.net - Allied Warships - York class Heavy cruisers
A main armament of three twin 8-inch turrets instead of four permitted a reduction in length of 50ft and in weight of about 17 per cent compared with the Kents.
Exeter\'s bridge structure was of the \"box\" type (next seen in the Leander-class light cruisers).
Exeter\'s single 4\" AA guns were replaced by twin mounts during her refit following the Battle of the River Plate.
uboat.net /allies/warships/class.html?ID=61&navy=HMS   (139 words)

  
 Maritime Disasters of WWII 1942, 1943   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
HMS Cornwall, (Capt. Manwaring) the 10,000 ton, 8-inch gun British cruiser sunk off the coast of Ceylon by bombs from 53 Japanese planes from the carriers Akagi, Soryu and Hiryu.
HMS Dorsetshire, (Capt. Agar) British cruiser sunk along with the Cornwall, lost 227 men, the ship taking at least nine direct hits and sinking in less than eight minutes.
Damaged and taken in tow by the light cruiser HMS Gambia, she was to spend the next eighteen weeks in Simonstown undergoing repairs.
www.aquarius.aust.com /~gduncan/maritime-1a.html   (9606 words)

  
 Devon local studies service. Place catalogue. County. Place   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Lyster, C.B. The Exeter city wall as it was originally built : a revision of the premisses from a military standpoint / by Major C.B.Lyster.
Exeter festival riverama, Sunday 4th June 1978 : programme / organised by the Round Table of Exeter.
Exeter blitz : the war in Exeter 1939-1945 : souvenir account produced to accompany the Exeter Blitz exhibition...
www.devon.gov.uk /library/locstudy/placbex8.html   (3600 words)

  
 Navy News - Jack to Jack - Calling Old Shipmates - S to U   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
HMS St Angelo: The Lascaris Malta 68-69 Contacts and Reunion group is keen to hear from Chad Ellis, Malcolm ‘Ginge’ Pearce, ‘Jan’ Vance, ‘Tug’ Wilson (owner of DOG, the dog), Lou Rowson, Jock Waugh, Graham ‘Joe’ Mercer, Martin Goldsmith and the many others in Malta between 1967-71.
HMS Urania 1943/6: Seeking shipmates of Eddie (Ted) Morran who was a coder on board at this time.
HMS Trenchant SSN17 : Darrell (Paddy) Francis is seeking anyone who was in the build crew from August 1986 until his very dramatic exit in August 1990 in Gibraltar.
www.navynews.co.uk /cos/cosstou.asp   (2083 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Battle of the River Plate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Battle of the Ríver Plate ( December 13, 1939) was the first major naval battle of World War II, which resulted in the eventual sinking of the German pocket battleship - heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee by scuttling, ending her successful three-month campaign against British merchant shipping.
The British force, comprising the heavy cruiser HMS Exeter (six 8" guns) and light cruisers HMS Ajax and HMNZS Achilles (both eight 6" guns), engaged the German cruiser close to the estuary of the Rio de la Plata, or Silver River, between Argentina and Uruguay.
Exeter had been severely damaged in the battle, and British propaganda efforts were made to convince Captain Hans Langsdorff of the Graf Spee that an overwhelming British force was being assembled, when in fact only the heavy cruiser HMS Cumberland was available and was being sent from the Falkland Islands.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Battle_of_the_River_Plate   (434 words)

  
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Subject: Re: HMS Exeter in 1941 I have 1:600 and 1:1200 plans if those looking for them care to e-mail me. I will be happy to mail them for cost of postage.
Subject: 1941 HMS Exeter With regard to the question about HMS Exeter in her 1941 post refit condition, I am afraid I don't have any drawings but if it helps the modifications carried out were as follows:- 1.
I want to build HMS Exeter in her final post-refit configuration but thus far have found only a half dozen photos, a small starboard elevation in Conway's and a silhouette in Warship Profile #13.
smmlonline.com /archives/VOL0577.txt   (2880 words)

  
 Grim's Hall
We had a post recently about HMS Exeter, which is going to be engaging the PLA in exercises on the mainland.
She is the 5th Ship to bear the name Exeter, her predecessor being famous for her role in the Battle of the River Plate and the sinking of the German "Pocket Battleship" the Graf Spee on 13 Dec 1939.
A British Navy warship [The HMS Exeter] with 249 sailors aboard arrived in Hong Kong for a five-day routine port call on Friday, a consular official said....
grimbeorn.blogspot.com /2004_05_30_grimbeorn_archive.html   (5024 words)

  
 Index | NZETC
Exeter, HMS: In Battle of R. Plate, 45 – 50, 53, 55 – 6, 58 – 60 ; casualties, 46, 50, 60 ; damage to, 46 – 7, 50, 53 ; repair work, 69 ; sunk in Battle of Java Sea, 401
Formidable, HMS: Attacks by aircraft from, 96, 251, 372, 380, 383 – 6, 388, 391, 397, 512, 515 ; Kamikaze attacks on, 385 ; New Zealanders serving in, 395 – 6, 507, 515 – 16
Implacable, HMS, 388 – 9, 391 – 2, 395 – 7, 516
www.nzetc.org /tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Navy-_N131931.html   (2132 words)

  
 Imperial Cruisers
At 1746, the HMS ELECTRA and the ASAGUMO engage in a gun battle.
At 0850, CruDiv 5's HAGURO and the NACHI with the destroyers YAMAKAZE, and the KAWAKAZE sight the damaged cruiser HMS EXETER, destroyers HMS ENCOUNTER and the USS POPE (DD-225) that are enroute to the Sunda Strait from Surabaya.
At 1250, the EXETER is hit by shells, set afire and goes dead in water.
www.combinedfleet.com /haguro_t.htm   (4310 words)

  
 ::::::::::HMS Eagle::::::::::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Joined HMS Eagle as an O/tel from HMS Mercury,in 1950-´52(1st Commission)as a National serviceman.Played for ship´s football team whilst in Scotland(Ship´s trials).Now living in Spain,and playing golf not football,would like to hear from anyone who remembers me...or was on board at that time,and bored with the Ailsa Craig.
I would be interested to know if there are any more HMS St George boys who may remember me or my Father,Unfortunately my Dear Lady is disabled so I am not able to attend the reunions but have very fond memories of the Eagle and the comms Staff.
Albert Adey was secound class stoker on board the HMS Eagle when she got torpeado'd.He was a surviver.Lived to have seven boys.Six of them live in California.
www.eaglecommunicator.com /guest9-04.php   (16643 words)

  
 27 February 1942
He has at his command cruisers HsMs De Ruyter, HMS Exeter, HMAS Perth, HsMs Java and USS Houston.
Destroyer HMS Electra is struck by 5-inch gunfire from the Japanese cruiser Asagumo and loses power shortly at 6.45pm.
Manoeuvering to avoid the light of flares from Japanese aircraft at 9.20 pm the British destroyer HMS JUPITER hits a Dutch mine in the minefield Soerabaja, and sinks four hours later.
homepage.ntlworld.com /andrew.etherington/1942/02/27.htm   (1392 words)

  
 air-to-airindex
A6M ‘Zeke’, vii, xix, 25, 27-30, 32, 38, 67, 68, 76-78, 80-86, 90-102, 104-109, 111-117, 119-121, 125-127, 130, 131, 133-141, 144-150, 152, 155-159, 161, 163-165, 167-171, 178-182, 184-190, 192, 196, 198-203, 209-222, 224, 227-246, 249-252, 254-256, 258-265, 267-272, 275-278, 280, 282-289, 292-296, 310-349, 353-357, 361-363, 368-370, 374-376, 380-383
G4M ‘Betty’, 21, 29, 32, 38, 50, 55, 57, 67, 68, 73, 95, 104, 105, 112-114, 119, 121, 124, 140, 144, 145, 261, 269, 272, 292, 318, 354, 361, 370, 382
Whenuapai, 40, 68, 152, 246, 320, 321, 324, 336, 347
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 Pirates: Pirates of the Spanish Main - HMS Belle of Exeter - English -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Pirates: Pirates of the Spanish Main - HMS Belle of Exeter - English -
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Mention of their names should not be construed as a challenge to such status.
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 England Photo Gallery Index - Thumbnails   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
"HMS Osiris" leaving Portsmouth Naval Base, Hampshire, England
"HMS Bicester", Royal Navy minesweeper, leaving Portsmouth Harbor,...
"HMS Onyx" moored for Navy Days, Portsmouth Naval Base, England
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 FURNEAUX GROUP - SHIPWRECKS
Lbd 46.6 x 13.2 x 6.8 ft. Originally 17 gross, lbd 46.0 x 13.4 x 4.7 ft., extensively modified in 1902 for fishing in Bass Strait.
Parted her cables in a storm and blown to sea, on 13 December 1938, finally beached at Sellers Point, near Babel Island, Furneaux Group.
Schooner, 65 tons.Built at Exeter on the Tamar River, 1849; reg.
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 Royal Navy Cruisers Part 4
Sunk 5 April 1942, with Cornwall, by bombs from Japanese carrier aircraft, west of Ceylon (227 lost).
Propulsion: 4 shaft Parsons geared turbines, 8 Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 80,000 shp.
Superb was completed to a slightly different design as the only ship of the second group of the class.
www.btinternet.com /~a.c.walton/navy/rn-cr4.html   (2882 words)

  
 Naval and Maritime Books
Jullian, Marcel H.M.S. FIDELITY Norton 1957 "The extraordinary odyssey of H.M.S. Fidelity, an old French cargo vessel that was transformed during WWII into a mystery ship by the Royal Navy.
Morison, Samuel Elliot STRATEGY AND COMPROMISE Atlantic, Little, Brown 1958 The nucleus of this book was a lecture on American Naval Strategy of World War II delivered at Phillips Exeter Academy in February, 1957.
Morton, H. ATLANTIC MEETING Methuen 1943 The voyage aboard the H.M.S. Prince of Wales in August 1941 to Newfoundland for the historic meeting with Churchill and F.D.R. to draw-up the Atlantic Charter has been termed as the most dramatic personal encounter of the War.
www.sonic.net /~books/navy.html   (8472 words)

  
 International Veterans Rendezvous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
OTHER INFORMATION: HMS Dainty Association seeks anyone who served in her, at any time regardless of rank for reunions and comradeship.
He served on HMS ceres around the time of D-Day landings, Omaha beach.
He served on HMS Caledonian, Drake, Diomede, Hermes, Repulse, Teazer.As far as I am aware he was on the Russian Convoys.
www.fortressweymouth.co.uk /navy1.htm   (5848 words)

  
 GENUKI: Exeter Police Index (December 1862 - January 1866)
GENUKI: Exeter Police Index (December 1862 - January 1866)
Index to Charge Book for December 1862 - January 1866
Violation of these rules could gravely harm the cooperation that GENUKI is obtaining from many information providers, and hence threaten its whole future.
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