Convoys sentence example

convoys
  • The convoys or flotas sailed in October first to Cartagena in South America, and from thence to Nombre de Dios or, in later times, Porto Bello.

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  • The allies retired early in September and were not even able to molest the British trade convoys.

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  • In a fresh and sudden spate of violence which began in June 1990 the LTTE targeted police stations and army convoys for attacks.

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  • A truce was Kutuzov's sole chance of gaining time, giving Bagration's exhausted troops some rest, and letting the transport and heavy convoys (whose movements were concealed from the French) advance if but one stage nearer Znaim.

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  • From Nombre de Dios or Porto Bello the convoys went to La Vera Cruz for the trade of New Spain, and returned home in July by the Florida straits.

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  • Meanwhile French corsairs from St Malo and Dieppe had been active in infesting the West Indies and the trade route followed by the Spanish convoys.

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  • To check the Dutch and British corsairs the Barlovento (" windward ") squadron had been set up in 1635; but the British capture of Jamaica (1655) aggravated the danger to the Spanish convoys.

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  • Captain Beary, the convoys commodore, was advised by the Admiralty, as to the safe courses throughout the entire voyage.

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  • Le Monde reports refugee convoys without men have begun to arrive in Macedonia.

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  • The UN refused to intervene in the civil war, apart from some troop convoys for humanitarian aid.

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  • Italian troops were in charge of security for truck convoys at the depot.

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  • The railway communications were constantly damaged, isolated posts and convoys captured, and the raiders always seemed able to avoid contact with the columns sent in pursuit.

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  • In the past the mobile columns, of which there were over sixty in the field, had always been bound to the railway for supply; now convoys could be pushed out to them along whatever blockhouse line they touched.

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  • Tromp was also most intent on collecting the homecoming Dutch convoys, and seeing them safe into port.

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  • De Ruyter was sent into the Channel to convoy the outward-bound convoys, and meet the home-coming trade.

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  • On the 18th of February 1653 the Dutch admiral, who had now collected the homeward-bound convoys, was off Plymouth on his way back to Holland, and was attacked by the English fleet.

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  • We believe he served aboard during the Russian convoys.

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  • The second telegram is in reply to a discouraging message about convoys.

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  • Little convoys of about six hutches were pulled along rails by this moving wire rope.

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  • And now Lovell 's is joining Convoys, Borthwick and Paynes Wharves in Deptford in the the roll-call of controversial riverfront developments.

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  • My uncle served in the Royal Navy on the Arctic convoys and my mother lost a cousin in Normandy.

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  • On the 24th and 26th convoys proceeding in square to Tofrik were attacked, the enemy being repulsed without difficulty.

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  • Subsequent inquiries have, however, proved that the treachery towards the British was not on the part of Mehrab Khan, but on that of his vizier, Mahommed Hussein, and certain chiefs with whom he was in league, and at whose instigation the British convoys were plundered in their passage through Kach Gandava and in the Bolan Pass.

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