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  HMS Niger Halcyon Class Minesweeper
NIGER refitted at Devonport in April 1939 and she spent June visiting south coast ports after taking part in the search for the submarine THETIS (sunk in Liverpool Bay) early in the month.
March 1941 NIGER was minesweeping in the Channel with the 1st Flotilla.
NIGER sailed for the UK with Convoy QP13 (35 ships), leaving Murmansk on 27 June as S.O. escort, which by an error of navigation caused by the bad weather, strayed into an allied minefield off Iceland and at 2240 on 5 July 1942 NIGER blew up and sank in position 66.55N, 22.20W.
www.halcyon-class.co.uk /niger/hms_niger.htm   (673 words)

  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Niger   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Niger was an important economic crossroads, and the empires of Songhai, Mali, Gao, Kanem, and Bornu, as well as a number of Hausa states, claimed control over portions of the area.
As a reflection of Niger’s increasing population, the unicameral legislature was expanded in 2004 to 113 deputies elected for a 5 year term under a majority system of representation.
Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, a landlocked Sub-Saharan nation, whose economy centers on subsistence crops, livestock, and some of the world's largest uranium deposits.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /topic/Niger.html   (5058 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : HMS Niger   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The third Niger was a wooden-hulled screw sloop launched in 1846 and sold 1869.
The fourth Niger was a composite paddle vessel launched in 1880, renamed Cockatrice in 1881, Moorhen in 1896, and sold 1899.
The sixth Niger was a minesweeper launched in 1936 and sunk by a mine in 1942.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /topic/HMS_Niger.html   (209 words)

 HMS Surprise
Download the HMS Surprise simulator (release 06.12.09; development history); then just unzip Surprise.zip (for example with
Download the source code of a previous Visual Basic version of the HMS Surprise frigate simulator (only of interest if you are a VB-programmer)
HMS Surprise, head for the nearest bookshop and look for the Aubrey/Maturin novels by Patrick O'Brian.
home.wxs.nl /~pdavis   (326 words)

 BBC - WW2 People's War - The Sinking of HMS Edinburgh
I learnt after that he had taken passages on HMS Niger which ran into our own minefield off Iceland and sank with the loss of her captain, 80 crew and 39 Edinburgh survivors taking passage home.
Thick weather prevailed for the duration of the voyage and the convoy was not attacked although enemy aircraft reported the convoy in the vicinity of Bear Island.
The sighting was in fact a large iceberg, and at 2240hrs NIGER blew up, and sank in position 66.55N 22.20W just after she had realised the mistaken landfall and signalled the Commodore.
www.bbc.co.uk /ww2peopleswar/stories/35/a2041435.shtml   (1514 words)

 Top Literature - Niger (disambiguation)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Latin word niger means the colour fl.
HMS Niger, the name of several British warships
A common misspelling of nigger, an offensive term derived from niger sometimes used to refer to a fl person in the western world
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 HMS basin file for Africa
HMS describes watershed characteristics using a schematic diagram with an associated basin file.
This velocity was determined as being characteristic of flows in the Niger basin during a previous Water Balance of the Niger River.
HMS allows the basin file to be modified by creating additional elements or removing unwanted ones.
www.ce.utexas.edu /prof/maidment/grad/asante/hms/hms.html   (887 words)

 HMS Niger   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HMS Niger and sister ships Speedy, Circe, Jason, Leda and Hebe were converted to Minesweepers in 1908/1909.
Niger and sister ships Speedy, Circe, Jason, Leda and Hebe were converted to Minesweepers in 1908/1909.
HMS Niger was torpedoed by a Submarine, while at anchor off Deal, on the 11 November, 1914.
www.the-weatherings.co.uk /pccship0369.htm   (115 words)

 HMS Firedrake Page 8
Earlier that year Dennis was on board HMS Cornwall when it was bombed and sunk on April 5th 1942, he was rescued after 36 hours in the sea (see attached telegram reporting him missing and the cable from Dennis saying he was OK after his rescue).
So I was drafted to HMS Harrier (Fleet Mine sweeper) her duties were mine sweeping on Russian Convoys to Murmansk and Archangel and sweeping invasion troops ashore on D-day after the invasion we were kept busy clearing mines from around channel ports.
I then joined HMS Calder for three months on Atlantic patrols in that time we contacted and sunk one U-boat, by this time we had got on top of the U-boat threat and were winning the war in the Atlantic.
www.hmsfiredrake.co.uk /firedrake8.htm   (1021 words)

The Niger was a 5th rate of 33 guns built in Sheerness in 1759.
HMS Shrewsbury was a 3rd rate of 1,594 tons, carrying 74 guns.
HMS Syren (Siren) was a 6th rate of 500 tons and 24 guns.
pages.quicksilver.net.nz /jcr/ships   (1678 words)

HMS Orpheus, screw corvette, flagship of the Australia Station, was wrecked at the entrance to Manakau Harbour, New Zealand.
HMS Pioneer, a stern wheel iron gunboat built by Russell at Sydney, operated with Cdre Sir William Wiseman’s Flotilla in the attack on the Maori pahs at Rangariri, New Zealand.
Cdr J. Carnegie, RN, arrived at Somerset in Queensland in the paddlewheel sloop HMS Salamander to supervise the establishment of a new settlement.
freepages.history.rootsweb.com /~ausnavy/1860.htm   (1481 words)

Sir Thomas Adams was in command of HMS Niger in Newfoundland waters during 1765 and 1766.
The Niger was dispatched to Newfoundland waters in 1765 and while Adams was captain in 1766 the young Joseph Banks was a passenger.
Brathwaite was also in command of HMS Shannon (1761-1763), HMS Gibraltar (1766-1767 in Newfoundland waters) and HMS Liverpool (1767-1768, again in Newfoundland waters).In 1790, Brathwaite became a rear admiral of the white and rose eventually to become admiral of the white in 1801.
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 Letter book 1856 Sir Leopold George Heath Crimean War Navy
The Master Shipwright having on the 22nd Instant informed me that HMS under my Command would not by completed in his department before the 9th April I am obliged to extend the dates at which HMS will be ready for proceeding to the Sound and to sea respectively to the 10th and 12th April.
A claim of joint capture of the Brazil, made by the Captain, Officers and Crew of HMS Niger against the Captain, Officers and Crew of HMS "Gladiator" and her tender the Jackel has after a lapse of 5 years been decided by the Admiralty court against the Niger.
Messers Stilwell are the Agents for the Niger and they are about to apply the proceeds of the capture of a vessel called the Igualdade which proceeds are in their hands in part payment of the costs of this suit.
www.jjhc.info /heathleopoldletterbook1856.htm   (3392 words)

 More Maritime Disasters of WWII 1942
The Niger was transporting 39 survivors from the 10,000 ton cruiser HMS Edinburgh which was sunk by the U-456 on May 2nd, 1942, taking with her 57 members of her crew.
On hearing of the Camberra's sinking, Churchill requested that the British cruiser HMS Shropshire be sent to replace her.
HMS Walney (Y 04) was the ex US Coast Guard cutter USCGC Sebago (CGC-51) transferred to Britain under the Lend-Lease agreement on May 12, 1941.
members.iinet.net.au /~gduncan/maritime-2-1942.html   (7126 words)

 HMS Niger (J73) - Warships of World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Niger přepravoval 39 trosečníků z HMS Edinburgh který byl potopen 2.
The Niger was transporting 39 survivors from the 10,000 ton cruiser HMS Edinburgh which was sunk by the U-456 on May 2nd, 1942, taking with her 57 members of her crew.
The captain of the Niger, along with 80 crewmembers and 38 survivors from the Edinburgh went down with the ship.
warships.web4u.cz /shipsplus.php?language=E&stat=GB&typ=EML&trida=Halcyon&id=67029   (223 words)

 Science Fair Projects - William Odgers
He was 26 years old, and a Leading Seaman in the Royal Navy during the Taranaki Maori War, New Zealand when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 28 March 1860 at Omata (locally known as Waireka), New Zealand, Leading Seaman Odgers of HMS Niger displayed conspicuous gallantry when a party of officers, sailors and marines from the ship stormed a pass during operations against rebel natives.
He was the first to enter the pass under heavy fire, and assisted in hauling down the enemy's colours.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/William_Odgers   (322 words)

 Mid-Victorian RN vessel HMS Niger
23 October 1846: The Niger stream-vessel, building at Woolwich Dockyard, is to be launched on the 3r of November.
A number of men are employed upon her to get her ready, and so many others have been required to finish the vessels already in an advanced state, that the launch of the Niger steam-vessel has been postponed until workmen can be spared to make her ready for launching.
The Niger went off the stocks in fine style amidst the cheers of the assembled spectators, and she looks remarkably well in her future element.
www.pdavis.nl /ShowShip.php?id=163   (528 words)

When they were buried by the German authorities, thousand's of Channel Islander's attended, and ever since, Guernsey has commemorated the cruiser's loss, usually with a Royal Navy guardship present - an unusual honour given the thousands of British warships and auxiliaries sunk in two World Wars alone.
In 2003, Guernsey Post issued a stamp bearing a painting of HMS Charybdis as well as Hunt-class escort destroyer HMS Limbourne, torpedoed at the same time (by T-type small destroyers, not E-boats as often described).
Post-war, he served with the North Russian Expeditionary Force 1919, cruised the Baltic in 1921, escorted the Prince of Wales on his Round-the-World Tour in 1923 and was on the China Station in the 1920's.
www.naval-history.net   (734 words)

 HMS Volunteer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HMS Volunteer was a V Class Destroyer, built by William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton.
The H.M.S. Volunteer was rammed by the H.M.S. Newark off the coast of Ireland on or about the 17/18 of April 1941.
HMS Volunteer was part of the escort of a troop convoy on its way to the Middle East in March 1942.
www.warlinks.com /pages/volunteer.html   (1204 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Constantine John Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave
Phipps was at Eton College with Joseph Banks, but left early to go to sea with his uncle Captain the Hon.
In 1766 he sailed to Newfoundland as Lieutenant on HMS Niger.
On June 4, 1773 Phipps set off from Deptford on a voyage towards the North Pole.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Constantine_John_Phipps%2C_2nd_Baron_Mulgrave   (338 words)

 HMS Edinburgh - Warships of World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HMS Edinburgh - Warships of World War II Hlavní menuMain menu Velká BritánieGreat BritainTěžké křižníkyHeavy cruisers tř.
Několik následujících měsíců HMS Edinburgh chránil konvoje na trase Velká Británie - Kanada.
Další německá trefa vyřadila většinu děl torpédoborce HMS Foresight (H68)
warships.web4u.cz /shipsplus.php?language=E&id=20060   (1411 words)

 Niger Speed Search - Online Results - Information - Add Your Website - Find About
Guerrillas are using speed boats in the Niger Delta's swamps to quickly attack targets in succession.
Overview of the operation, and structure of the NYSC's secretariat in Minna, Niger State...
Sonitel, the principal telecoms operator in Niger, is using a high-speed fiber optics network from Siemens Networks.
www.linkexchangemonster.com /index.php?id=2&phr=Niger+Speed   (319 words)

 Constantine John Phipps - Savoir
Phipps commence ses études à l'Eton College, aux côtés de Joseph Banks, mais les interrompt rapidement pour prendre la mer sous le commandement de son oncle, A. Hervey.
En 1766, il quitte Newfoundland comme lieutenant à bord de l'HMS Niger.
Le 4 juin 1773 Phipps quitte Deptford pour gagner le pôle Nord.
savoir.pingouin.org /index.php/Constantine_John_Phipps   (232 words)

 Shredded scrap Importers
We are importers from India dealing in HMS 1 & 2 and shredded scrap.
To Whom It May Concern: We are currently looking for shredded iron scrap HMS# 1 & 2.
Looking for HMS 1 & 2, Ship Plate, Shredded steel, 200 to 700mt every month containerized shipments.
importer.alibaba.com /buyeroffers/shredded_scrap.html   (743 words)

 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Halcyon class Minesweepers
HMS Hussar (J 82) (lost 27 Aug, 1944)
HMS Niger (i) (J 73) (lost 5 Jul, 1942)
HMS Gossamer (J 63) (lost 24 Jun, 1942)
uboat.net /allies/warships/class.html?ID=172   (143 words)

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Nine Swordfish of 813 Squadron, nominally assigned to HMS Eagle, had been forwarded to an advanced airbase near Sidi Barrani, giving them the range to hit shipping in and around Tobruk, 110 NM away.
The earlier ship of the master George T. Sullivan was the City of New York, which had been sunk by U-160 on 29 Mar 1942 1942 - During the return to Britain of Convoy QP 13, HMS Niger led a column of Merchantmen in bad weather with visibility reduced to one mile.
Niger had been unable to take bearings due to the weather but made a sighting of land, which was in fact an iceberg.
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 Hms Steel Scrap Importers
We are interested in HMS 1 / 2 (80: 20) and MS Billets (60 Grade).
HMS 1 & 2, Used Rails And Stainless Steel
We are compnay in India importing HMS 1 and 2 scrap.
www.alibaba.com /buyeroffers/Hms_Steel_Scrap.html   (945 words)

 Untitled Document
This monument was erected by the Officers of H.M.S. 'CORNWALLIS' and Marine officers on the expedition Sacred to the memory of Major James Uniacke, Senior officer of R.M. who died at the capture of Chin-Kiang-Foo 21st July 1842.
in the 70th Bengal N.I. He was Interpreter to HM 5th Fusiliers during the Mutiny in India 1857-58, served with the Regt at the 1st Relief of Lucknow by Gen. Sir Hy.
H.M.S. Orlando North China 1900 Commander P.H. Wright, died of wounds received at Tientsin.
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 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Algerine class Minesweepers
HMS Regulus (J 327) (lost 12 Jan, 1945)
HMS Alarm (J 140) (lost 2 Jan, 1943)
HMS Rattler (J 217) (Renamed HMS Loyalty in June 1943.
uboat.net /allies/warships/class.html?ID=140   (137 words)

 HECPREPRO - GIS Preprocessor for HMS
HMS is currently being developed by HEC as part of the NexGen program of research.
If you don't have HMS here is what you would see.
Screen Capture of HMS zoomed in to the region draining to Koulikoro.
www.ce.utexas.edu /prof/maidment/gishydro/ferdi/research/hecprepro/hecprepro.html   (1765 words)

 HMS Niger
Encyclopedia : H : HM : HMS : HMS Niger
The fifth HMS Niger, a torpedo-gunboat of 810 tons, built in 1892, was torpedoed by a German submarine while lying off Deal about noon on November 11th, 1914 and foundered.
The Admiralty stated: "All the officers and 77 of the men were saved; two of the men are severely and two slightly injured.
encycl.opentopia.com /term/HMS_Niger   (237 words)

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