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Minos Minosmī´nŏs, -nes, in Greek mythology, king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa.
Because Minos failed to sacrifice a beautiful white bull to Poseidon, the god caused Pasiphaë to conceive a lustful passion for the animal, by whom she bo...
Chesapeake Chesapeake, U.S. frigate, famous for her role in the Chesapeake affair (June 22, 1807) and for her battle with the H.M.S. Shannon (June 1, 1813).
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 HMS Minos -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Two ships of the (additional info and facts about Royal Navy) Royal Navy have been named HMS Minos, after the (Son of Zeus and Europa; king of ancient Crete; ordered Daedalus to build the labyrinth; after death Minos became a judge in the underworld) Minos of Greek mythology.
The first Minos was an early steam vessel, operating on the (A group of 5 lakes in central North America) Great Lakes from 1840 to 1852.
The second Minos was an (additional info and facts about M-class) M-class (A person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to) destroyer in service from 1914 to 1920.
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 HMS Minos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Two ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Minos, after the Minos of Greek mythology.
The first Minos was an early steam vessel, operating on the Great Lakes from 1840 to 1852.
The second Minos was a Moon-class destroyer in service from 1914 to 1920.
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 minotaur
Before Minos became king, he asked the Greek god Poseidon for a sign, to assure him that he, and not his brother, was to receive the throne.
Minos, angry that Theseus was able to escape, imprisoned Daedalus and his son Icarus in the labyrinth.
Pottier, who does not dispute the historical personality of Minos, in view of the story of Phalaris considers it probable that in Crete (where a bull-cult may have existed by the side of that of the double axe) victims were tortured by being shut up in the belly of a red-hot brazen bull.
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In the War of 1812 the U.S.S. Enterprise defeated the H.M.S. Boxer southeast of the island.
Before Aegeus left Troezen he placed his sword and sandals beneath a huge rock and told his wife Aethra that when their son, Theseus, could lift the rock he was to bring the gifts to his kingdom in Athens.
Ariadne Ariadneărēăd´nē, in Greek mythology, Cretan princess, daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë.
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 Research Results For Ariadne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a monster, half man and half bull, offspring of Pasiphae, wife of King Minos of Crete, and a bull.
It lived in the Labyrinth at Knossos, and its victims were seven girls and seven youths, sent in annual tribute by Athens, until Theseus killed it, with the aid of Ariadne, the daughter of Minos.
HMS Ariadne was a British Leander Class frigate of 2500 tons displacement built by Yarrow and launched in 1971.
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 HMS Minos - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation HMS Minos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
HMS Minos - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation HMS Minos.
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* The first Minos was an early steam vessel, operating on the Great Lakes from 1840 to 1852.
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 Origin and History of the name HMS Daedalus
HMS Daedalus at Lee in the Solent is the latest in a long line of famous warships and proudly boasts a series of Battle Honours, the name having originated from Greek Mythology.
HMS Daedalus was the third in a long pedigree, having originally been built in 1828.
HMS Daedalus was a hulk in the Medway in the early 1900s and the nominal depot ship for all RNAS personnel serving on other stations...during the first World War, from which ultimately HMS Daedalus, Lee-on-Solent took the name.
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 HMS Minerva - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation HMS Minerva   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
HMS Minerva - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation HMS Minerva.
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Eight vessels of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Minerva, after the goddess Minerva of Roman mythology.
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 Athena Review, 3,3: Minoan Crete: The Palaces of Minos at Knossos
For not only was the Palace of Minos built with the layout we essentially see today, but also Knossian architectural features were adopted elsewhere on the island in other palaces, some still to be discovered, and some non-palatial buildings.
Evans, A.J. The Palace of Minos at Knossos.
Macdonald, C.F. "The Neopalatial Palaces of Knossos" in Monuments of Minos: Rethinking the Minoan Palaces.
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 Destroyers Before 1900
The history of the Destroyer from the first destroyer launched in 1893, HMS Havoc, to the destroyers launched in 1917.
She was joined with HMS Zulu to form HMS Zubian in 1916-17.
She was joined with HMS Nubian to form HMS Zubian in 1916-17.
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 The RN Minewarfare Branch
HMS Mallow was a British Flower Class sloop (Minesweeping) transferred to Australia at the end of WW I. The minefields are assumed to have been laid by the German raider Wolf.
HMS Vernon produced 1,500 lights for danbuoys to mark the edges of channels plus 200 flashing lights for the ends of channels.
On 6 July, HMS Cato and HMS Magic were sunk by Marder or Neger human torpedoes and on 8 July, HMS Pylades was sunk by a Marder or Neger.
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 Description about the former Royal Naval Air Station HMS Daedalus
HMS Daedalus, in the town of Lee-on-the-Solent lies within the Portsmouth and S.E. Hampshire area of Southern England, in the county of Hampshire.
HMS Daedalus at Lee on Solent was the most important of the 56 Fleet Air Arm air stations found all around the world at the end of World War 2.
She was first established in the First World War in 1917 by the Admiralty, and was subsequently transferred to the RAF on 1 April 1918.
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 Order of Battle - Battle of Jutland - 31 May to 1 June 1916
HMS Lurcher,E31, E53, D6 left Harwich on the evening of 30th May to patrol positions off Southwold, midway to the Dutch coast.
HMS Talisman, G2, G3, G4, G5 left Harwich at 1200, 31st May for a patrol position on the SE side of the Dogger Bank.
HMS Hampshire, with Lord Kitchener on board, was sunk in this minefield on 5th June.
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 eLibrary Project : Daedalus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Daedalus built it for King Minos, but afterwards lost the favor of the king, and was shut up in a tower.
Minos had to have the labyrinth to imprison his wife's son: the Minotaur.
Minos then knew Daedalus was in the court of King Cocalus and demanded he be handed over.
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 Royal Navy: M Class - Muster
Ship-name HMS "THUNDERER" given to the RNEC in 1946; prior to this date, no special ship-name and existed for the college, whose students and staff were borne on the books of the Barracks at Devonport.
Among various general nicknames for the Royal Marines may be cited Turkeys (becuase of the scarlet coats of the RMLI), Bullocks (from the Magnificent physique of the RMA), Bootnecks and Leathernecks (from the piece of leather sewn in the neck of their full dress tunics), Jerines, Flatfoots, Jollies, Joeys and Bashi-Bazouks, Acquatic Hussar, Water Buffalo.
The unit of community life as lived in one of HM ships; hence, the place where each unit lives and eats; hence also, the naval verb for both inhabiting and eating.
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 Minotaur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Minotaur had the body of a man and the head and tail of a bull.
He then demanded that seven Athenian youths and seven maidens be sent every ninth year to be devoured by the Minotaur.
The slaying of the Minotaur by Theseus in that case indicates the abolition of such sacrifice by the advance of Greek civilization.
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 Battle of Dogger Bank Order of Battle - World War 1 Naval Combat
The British leaked false details of Invincible which they believed misled the German designers into designing a ship that was slower and less powerful than the British ship.
HMS Tiger was an improved follow on to Queen Mary - the Q turret was moved, a heavier secondary armament, improved armour, and more speed.
She bore a close resemblance to the British designed Japanese Kongo class, which were laid down and completed before Tiger, although the design for Tiger was developed independently and only one aspect of her armour scheme was attributable to the Japanese ship.
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 BBC - History - Trafalgar and Waterloo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Explore a wide range of Trafalgar content ranging from a 360-degree panorama of HMS Victory to a comprehensive guide of the country's Trafalgar celebrations.
Radio Four marks the Battle of Trafalgar's 200th anniversary with a season of programmes from the 10th to the 24th of October 2005.
HMS Victory in Portsmouth features in this gallery of Britain's maritime history.
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 theseus
Theseus volunteered to be one of the sacrifices, and the fourteen chosen sailed off to Crete on a ship with fl sails, for mourning.
Soon after the Athenians arrived in Crete, King Minos raped one of the young women.
Minos demanded he prove his claim by bringing up a golden ring he threw into the ocean, and in this Theseus was successful.
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 Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) officers 1939-1945
HMS Rochester (in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer)
HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton) (and for instructional duties)
HMS Hunter (escort carrier) (and as Lieutenant-Commander (Flying))
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 Roll of Honour - Norfolk - Holt
H.M. Yacht Sappho, Naval Auxiliary Personnel (M.N.) Died on 29th September 1940.
Special note: HMS Welshman was heading for Alexandria when she was hit and sunk by a torpedo from U-617.
Grave D. Special note: HMS Minos was a port naval establishment based in Lowestoft and was responsible for Harbour Defence, small escort and other craft.
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If you think this is worthwhile for MINOS and do not feel conflicted, would you be willing to draft a short letter of support (or at least main talking points) for Doug and me to sign?
A sub-group of physicists from the K2K experiment has already asked to join the experiment and have access to the data as soon as possible (their letter of support is attached).
Our discussions with the members of E04-001 indicate that the low $Q^2$ data comes very fast, and could all be taken in about 3 days of running in January 05 and be analyzed in a timely fashion.
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 HMScleopatra
The HMS Cleopatra was a Cruiser Class Ship.
The crew, under Skipper William King, were picked up by the lifeboat and taken to Stromness.
A letter of 14th November 1914 from the Admiralty to C-in-C GF promised the C-in-C that the Harwich Force would join him if a fleet action was imminent.
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 BARRACKS
The HMS Poseidon was a British submarine that operated in the China Sea until 1931.
Also included are HMS Doris (Greek sea nymph), HMS Hercules (Greek strongman that performed the 12 great labours), and the former aircraft carrier HMS Hermes (Greek messenger and herald of the gods).
In this manner the new sailors are deemed to have performed essential rites of passage when crossing certain parallels, straits and narrow passages in the oceans and seas of the world.
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 Oyster Yachts: Cowes Regatta 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The following day the fleet passaged to Gun Wharf Quays, Portsmouth, as planned and crews enjoyed visiting the Historic Dockyard where HMS Victory and the Mary Rose were firm favourites.
Lunch for over 250 was served on the gun deck of HMS Warrior in a very nautical atmosphere with tables set between gun ports and cannons.
The early evening race back to Cowes started with a floppy spinnaker run in light airs and overcast skies but finished with a delightful close fetch in sunshine against the background of a huge rainbow that stretched across the Solent.
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 Encyclopedia: HMS Minos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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The second Minos was an M-class destroyer in service from 1914 to 1920.
This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
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 A Heinlein Concordance
When he fell out of favor with the king and was imprisoned, he crafted wings out of birds' feathers and wax with which he fled his prison.
Most of the novels describe the cultural and political clashes that resulted from Earth "rediscovering" the colony planet; some tell stories from the planet's "lost years".
(1809–1882) English naturalist who formulated a theory of the evolution of species, based on his observations during his voyage on the HMS Beagle (beginning in 1831) to survey the west coast of South America and some Pacific islands.
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 Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) officers 1939-1945  --  A
CO of the battery "Carnac" of the Royan Navy Siege Guns at Nieuport (Belgium)
HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar) (additional for various services) **
* 04.1940 listed under HMS Gloucester II (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon), 02.1941 under Sheba, both with same starting date; can probably be explained by the fact that Sheba was the former Gloucester III, and that Adams was incorrectly listed under Gloucester II ** (04.1944) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
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 Class Name Origins
Due to its complex design of winding corridors is was given the name 'Labyrinth'.
After a dispute with Minos Daedalus was imprisoned with his son Icarus.
There was also an HMS Excelsior of the British Navy.
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