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  Dry dock - KBismarck.com Naval Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As the water is pumped out, the flat bottom of the ship comes to rest on a line of keel-blocks arranged on the bottom of the dry dock.
The keel-blocks are high enough to allow the outer bottom of the ship to be examined or worked on.
A floating dry dock is a mobile structure, usually built of steel.
www.kbismarck.com /encyclopedia/Special:Random   (224 words)

 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - U-20 and the Lusitania
Built in 1913 the diesel generated U-20 submarine gained notoriety during the First World War for its sinking of the giant Lusitania cruise vessel.
Forming part of the High Seas Fleet the U-20 was despatched on commerce raiding missions in 1915.
On the morning of 7 May 1915, off the coast of Ireland its Captain, Walter Schweiger, fired a single G-type torpedo - his last available - at the RMS Lusitania at 1.35, striking forward of the bridge on its starboard side.
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/u20.htm   (429 words)

 The Gallipoli Campaign - NZHistory.net.nz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
With the German High Seas Fleet contained in the North Sea, the possibility of launching amphibious attacks on the enemy was particularly evident to the British First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill.
Impatient to use British naval resources, he advanced a series of proposals, among them an assault on the Dardanelles - the nearly 50 kilometre-long strait separating the Aegean Sea from the Sea of Marmara, which at its narrowest point, the Narrows, was less than two kilometres wide.
The object would be to pass a force into the Sea of Marmara and threaten the capital of Germany's ally the Ottoman Empire.
www.nzhistory.net.nz /war/gallipolicampaign   (1217 words)

 Sea and Naval Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A wonderful introductory history of the drama of war at sea, from the Anglo-Dutch Wars of 1650 to 1674 to the naval captains who followed in Nelson's wake.
The Sea Warriors: Fighting Captains and Frigate Warfare in the Age of Nelson.
Exciting sea stories from a diminutive man who sailed in diminutive craft, who weathered 21 major gales and a typhoon and lived to tell about his experiences.
www.stillmanbooks.com /navalbooks.htm   (6031 words)

 Weimar Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Violence was rampant, with fights breaking out even between rival leftist groups at funerals for leaders assassinated by right-wing adversaries.
Rebellion broke out when on October 29, the military command, without consultation with the government, ordered the German High Seas Fleet to sortie.
This was not only entirely hopeless from a military standpoint, but was also certain to bring the peace negotiations to a halt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Weimar_Republic   (7534 words)

 GERMANIA: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals, Vikings, Orkney, etc.
There was really no hope of restoring the Western Empire until the Vandals were swept from the sea and their base recovered.
This might seem to be rather far from anything, but it put the fleet in a position, at the entrance to the North Sea, to intercept the German High Seas Fleet whatever it might do.
As it happened, the German fleet was thus intercepted in 1916, resulting in the Battle of Jutland.
www.friesian.com /germania.htm   (6326 words)

By the end of 1918, the value of the submarine as a weapon had been proved beyond all reasonable doubt.
On August 6, 1914, two days after Britain declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats left their base in Heligoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea.
Read more here: » First Battle of the Atlantic: Encyclopedia II - First Battle of the Atlantic - The U-boat at war
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