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A navy is a military organisation that primarily operates in sea-based war.
A modern navy typically uses a combination of ships, boats, submarines, and aircraft launched from aircraft carriers.
Merchant navy is a British and Commonwealth term for the civilian seafaring industry, recognizing both the shared hazards of seafaring activity during wartime, as well as the expectation that civilian vessels may be put under various kinds of control by military authorities.
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 Aircraft carrier - WarWiki - A Wikia wiki
Modern aircraft carriers have a flat-top deck, the flight deck that serves as a take-off and landing area for aircraft.
Carriers steam at speed, for example up to 35 knots (65 km/h), into the wind during take-off in order to increase the apparent wind speed, thereby reducing the speed of the aircraft relative to the ship.
By the late 1930s, aircraft carriers around the world typically carried three types of aircraft: torpedo bombers, also used for conventional bombings and reconnaissance; dive bombers, also used for reconnaissance (in the U.S. Navy, this type of aircraft were known as "scout bombers"); and fighters for fleet defence and bomber escort duties.
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 aircraft carrier
Aircraft carriers are generally the largest ships operated by navies; a Nimitz-class carrier powered by two nuclear reactors and four steam turbines is 1092 ft (333 m) long and costs about $5 billion.
Aircraft carriers are generally accompanied by a number of other ships, to provide protection for the relatively unwieldy carrier, to carry supplies, and to provide additional offensive capabilities.
Aircraft carriers played a significant role in World War II, the most notable of which is considered to be the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
en.mcfly.org /aircraft_carrier   (1359 words)

 Royal Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Royal Navy is the navy of the United Kingdom.
The reformation and major expansion of the Navy Royal as it was then known occurred the reign of King Henry VIII whose ships the " Great Harry " and the " Mary Rose " engaged the French navy in a battle in the Solent in 1545.
In the latter stages of the Cold War the Royal Navy was reconfigured with ASW aircraft carriers and a force of small frigates and destroyers.
www.freeglossary.com /Royal_Navy   (1172 words)

 The History of Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers
This attack effectively eliminated the Italian Navy but perhaps more significantly it demonstrated the power, ability and potential of the carrier and the attack was used as a model by the Japanese for their devastating attack on Pearl Harbour.
Steam catapults utilised steam from a carrier's boilers in the launching of aircraft while the angled flight deck reduced the risk and danger of unsuccessful launchings and landings.
Royal Marine Commandos and Assault helicopters took the place of jet aircraft, providing the Royal Navy with enhanced amphibious and assault capabilities.
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Feature/history.htm   (1957 words)

 Aircraft carrier Summary
Aircraft carriers have maintained a vital presence in modern conflicts, however, serving crucial roles in the 1980s British campaign in the Falkand Islands, and in the Gulf war of 1991 against Iraq.
Modern aircraft carriers have a flat-top deck design that serves as a flight deck for take-off and landing of aircraft.
A second aircraft carrier in the 25-30,000 tonne range is much desired by the Italian Navy, to replace the already decommissioned carrier Vittorio Veneto, but for budgetary reasons all further development is on hold.
www.bookrags.com /Aircraft_carrier   (6174 words)

 ipedia.com: United States Navy Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Continental Navy was established by the Continental Congress on October 13, 1775, who authorized the procurement, fitting out, manning, and dispatch of two armed vessels to cruise in search of munitions ships supplying the British Army in America.
The Navy saw relatively little action during World War I, but the primary goal of the attack on Pearl Harbor was to cripple the Navy in the Pacific Ocean.
The US Navy has as many aircraft carriers as the rest of the world combined, and its carriers are much larger and more powerful than those of the rest of the world.
www.ipedia.com /united_states_navy.html   (2842 words)

 Royal Naval and Commonwealth Navies Ship List - Glorious Class Aircraft Carriers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
By the time of World War II, they had been aircraft carriers for nearly 20 years and were approaching the end of their service lives.
Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy: between 1793 and 1849, by William O. Gilly
List of Royal Navy Submarines sunk during WW11 indicating where sunk, how they were sunk, and the da
www.royal-navy.org /shiplist/content/view/7/13   (820 words)

 R 22 Viraat
While in the Royal Navy the ship served in a variety of functions including service as a light fleet carrier, an ASW carrier and as a commando carrier.
Originally HMS Hermes, she was laid down in 1944 as one of the Royal Navy's 'Centaur' class of light fleet carriers.
After serving as the flagship of the Royal Navy's task force during the Falklands war, the Hermes was sold to India in May 1986.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/india/r-viraat.htm   (852 words)

 Employment of Naval Forces
Consequently, in the fulfillment of long accepted naval functions and in conformity with the well known principles of warfare, the Navy should be used in the initial stages of such a war to project its weapons against vital enemy targets on land, the reduction of which is the basic objective of warfare.
Offensively, it is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on United States soil.
It should also be clear that the Navy's ability to exert from its floating bases its unique pressure against the enemy wherever he can be reached in the air, on sea or land is now, as it has been, compatible with the fundamental principles of warfare.
www.history.navy.mil /library/special/employ_naval_forces.htm   (2826 words)

The Royal Navy has fewer ships today, yet its firepower is far greater than at any time in the past.
Royal Navy training designed and delivered to meet the needs of any commercial or government organisation.
The Royal Marines Museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of all aspects of Royal Marines history.
www.solarnavigator.net /the_royal_navy.htm   (789 words)

 Navy Matters | A Recent History of Royal Navy
In the 1960's it was still the world's second largest navy and was meeting its global responsibilities with the operation of a significant force of five medium-size conventional fixed-wing (CTOL) aircraft carriers, all capable of substantial power projection.
The nature of the Royal Navy completely changed when in the 1966 defence cuts the Labour government cancelled the Royal Navy's new large carrier programme and ordered that all the existing carriers be scrapped by 1971.
Planning to procure two large aircraft carriers, capable of operating up to 50 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters from all three services at one time (compared with a maximum of 24 aircraft now),which will give us a new, potent and flexible maritime capability to project power.
navy-matters.beedall.com /history.htm   (1745 words)

 aircraft museum links
This is the navy equivalent of the air force museum in Dayton.
It's a large museum and there's a huge list of the aircraft that they've got, unfortunately it's arranged so that each letter of the alphabet has a separate page, making it slow and painful to move through the list.
The list of aircraft by designation is probably a better way of navigating around, but it's also arbitrarily split into multiple pages.
www.richard-seaman.com /Aircraft/Museums/links.html   (1257 words)

 US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present
In 1940, so many aircraft were being ordered as a result of President Franklin Roosevelt's rearmament program that it was found necessary to terminate the second series at 7303 in order to avoid confusion with aircraft having late numbers in the original series that were still in service.
Marine Corps aircraft are procured by the Navy, so they use Navy Bureau Numbers, but the Coast Guard is a part of the US Department of Homeland Security (during peacetime) and uses its own serial number sequence.
Sometimes the aircraft are actually returned to active service, either as remotely-controlled drones or sold to friendly foreign governments, but most often they are scavenged for spare parts to keep other aircraft flying or are scrapped.
home.att.net /~jbaugher/navyserials.html   (3031 words)

 World Aircraft Carriers Photo Gallery: Dutch Aircraft Carriers
In fact four aircraft carriers have flown the Dutch flag - two Merchant Aircraft Carriers, a single escort carrier, and a light fleet carrier.
This carrier started life as a British freighter, but was converted to an escort carrier prior to completion, and commissioned 12 Dec 1943 as HMS Nairana.
After WWII she was loaned to the Netherlands to help in rebuilding the shattered Dutch navy; she commissioned in Dutch service 20 March 1946.
www.hazegray.org /navhist/carriers/nethcv   (736 words)

 Wikinfo | Navy
Navy, and the air-based warfare of an Air Force - often splitting the three components into mostly independent forces.
A modern navy typically uses a combination of ships, boats, submarines, and aircraft
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=navy   (239 words)

 Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921-45 Book Review by Rodger Kelly (Osprey Publishing)
Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921 – 1945 is the latest release from Osprey publishing and is number 109 in their Vanguard Series.
The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) were amongst the pioneers of carrier aviation prior to World War Two and this book, as well as chronicling their carriers, advises on the differences in the IJN operational procedures from the Royal Navy and the US Navy.
Some examples of these include the fact that all IJN aircraft maintenance was carried out below decks and that all of their aircraft were stored on the hangar deck.
misc.kitreview.com /bookreviews/ospreynv109reviewrk_1.htm   (558 words)

 Holdings - Royal Canadian Navy
The following represents a partial list of our holdings in the above category, and is limited to books (manuscripts, logs, periodicals, artwork, charts, etc are not included).
Please note that the term "category" is a very general classification and in no manner should be considered as exclusive.
For example, "Arctic" might not contain titles that have been, perhaps arbitrarily, classified as biography, design, discovery, whaling, etc. "Navy" generally does not contain titles that are specific to the Royal Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy (Dept of National Defense), or the United States Navy.
www.aandc.org /holdings/royal_canadian_navy.html   (327 words)

 Royal Naval Aircraft Carriers
The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the old carrier HMS Eagle as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean early in 1941.
The R-Class battleship HMS Revenge slips majestically past the carrier HMS Furious as she lies at anchor as three of her Fairey IIIFs fly overhead on a routine training sortie.
She was sunk by the Japanese aircraft off Ceylon on the 9th April 1942.
www.navalprints.com /rn_4.htm   (1597 words)

 HMS Vengeance (R71) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After returning to the UK, Vengeance served as flagship of the 3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron for two years.
The ship was loaned to the Royal Australian Navy on 13 November 1952.
After three years of service in the southern hemisphere, Vengeance returned to the Royal Navy on 12 August 1955, but was sold to Brazil on 14 December 1956.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HMS_Vengeance_(R71)   (334 words)

 List of aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy
The following is a list of aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.
Nairana (1943) - to Royal Netherlands Navy as Karel Doorman 1946
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_aircraft_carriers_of_the_Royal_Navy   (232 words)

 Aircraft Carriers of the World
Aircraft Carriers of the World WebRing is dedicated to promoting aircraft carrier related websites and keeping the memory of these grand "ladies" of the sea alive.
Covers British and Commonwealth FAA and naval aviation history, with 1000 pages about Royal Navy squadron units, aircraft, aircraft carriers, museums, research and veteran memorial honour rolls.
Jack McKnight served aboard the U.S.S. Essex CV 9 from April of 1943 to December of 1945.
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 Royal Naval and Commonwealth Navies Ship List - Aircraft Carriers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Royal Naval and Commonwealth Navies Ship List - Aircraft Carriers
The Colossus class was a class of ten light aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy.
HMS Unicorn was a modified Clossus Class Carrier - Maintenance Carrier.
www.royal-navy.org /shiplist/content/section/5/13   (172 words)

 royal navy Book Titles to search on
The Royal Navy at Malta, Vol 1 Victorian Era.
Aircraft Carriers of the Royal & Commonwealth Navies WW1 to present
Aircraft Carriers of the World 1914 to the present
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 Media: Media Leads & Release Archive
Below is a listing of all Releases during the year with the most recent ones at the top.
Media Advisory: Secretary of the Navy to Discuss Naval Research in the 21st Century at the 5th Annual Naval-Industry Research and Development Partnership Conference
Navy and Marines Enlist Industry, Academia and Government for Technologies Enabling Naval Power 21
www.onr.navy.mil /media/article_list.asp   (726 words)

 Royal Navy Contents Page - Composition of the Fleet, Royal Marines, Type 42, Type 22, The Chief of Naval Staff, ...
Royal Navy Contents Page - Composition of the Fleet, Royal Marines, Type 42, Type 22, The Chief of Naval Staff, Submarines, HMS Ark Royal
Higher Management of The Royal Navy - The Admiralty Board - Navy Board
Major Royal Navy Shore Establishments and Naval Reserve Units
www.armedforces.co.uk /navyindex.htm   (173 words)

 DKM Bismarck Model Ship: Model Ships Boats & Aircraft Carriers: Model Airplane/Boat/Space Craft SendAirplanes.com
Foreign Military Aircraft Model Airplanes (1903 - Present)
This famous German ship, was sunk by the Royal Navy Fleet during Operation Rheinubung in World War II.
On June 9th, 1989 a expedition led by Dr. Robert D. Ballard discovered the wreckage of the Bismarck at its final resting place; at a depth of 15,700 feet below the surface.
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 Model Ships Boats & Aircraft Carriers Model Airplanes at SendAirplanes.com
NASA Aircraft/ Spacecraft/ Missiles : Model Spacecraft(1945 - Present)
Home > Model Ships Boats & Aircraft Carriers
U.S. Navy Elco 80' Patrol Torpedo Boat PT-130 Class: Model Torpedo Boat
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