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Semaphore »

December 29, 2015
Semaphore was invented by Rev Lord George Murray on 1 January 1796. Semaphore is the telegraphy system conveying information at a distance by using visual signals with hand held flags, rods, disks, paddles and occasionally bare or gloved hands. Semaphores were adopted and widely used in the maritime world in the 19th century. The current […]
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The Loss of HMS Neptune »

December 18, 2015
ORBAT Force K: HMS Neptune ­– Leander-class cruiser [Mined 19/12/1941] HMS Aurora ­- cruiser [Paid off 1948] HMS Penelope – cruiser [Sunk 18/2/1944] ­HMS Kandahar – K-class destroyer [Sunk by torpedo from HMS Jaguar 20/12/1941] HMS Lance – L-class destroyer [Sunk 9/4/1942] HMS Lively – L-class destroyer [Sunk 11/5/1942] HMS Havock – H-class destroyer [Wrecked […]
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The Attack on Pearl Harbor – 7 December 1941 »

December 7, 2015
On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor , Hawaii By planning this attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were […]
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