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  • In the distance and getting closer I heard the sound of police sirens and in minutes two cruisers pulled into the driveway.

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  • Eluding the surveillance of the Italian cruisers, he returned to Florence, and, with the complicity of the second Rattazzi cabinet, entered Roman territory at Passo Corese on the 23rd of October.

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  • At the time when further armaments were suspended, the effective strength of the Argentine navy consisted of 3 ironclads, 6 first-class armoured cruisers, 2 monitors (old), 4 second-class cruisers, 2 torpedo cruisers, 3 destroyers, 3 high-sea torpedo boats, 14 river torpedo boats, 1 training ship, 5 transports, and various auxiliary vessels.

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  • Two of these first-class cruisers were sold to Japan.

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  • As to the number of vessels, which fluctuates from month to month, little can be said that is wholly accurate at any given moment, but, very roughly, the French navy in 1909 included 25 battleships, 7 coast defence ironclads, 19 armoured cruisers, 36 protected cruisers, 22 s1oops, gunboats, &c., 45 destroyers, 319 torpedo boats, 71 submersibles and submarines and 8 auxiliary cruisers.

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  • It was stated that, according to proposed arrangements, the~ principal fighting elements of the fleet would be, in 1919, 34 battleships, 36 armoured cruisers, 6 smaller cruisers of modern type, 109 destroyers, 170 torpedo boats and 171 submersibles and submarines.

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  • In July and August 1899 the Marconi system of wireless telegraphy was tried for the first time during British naval manoeuvres, and the two cruisers, " Juno " and " Europa," were fitted with the new means of communication.

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  • Armoured cruisers.

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  • Protected cruisers - - 14

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  • The bulk of the Black Sea fleet .and a few other battleships were, however, still left, and since 1904 steps have been taken to build new ships, both battleships and powerful cruisers.

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  • On his arrival at Rochefort (3rd of July) he found that British cruisers cut off his hope of escape.

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  • The German battle cruiser " Goeben " eluded the British Mediterranean fleet and got safely into the Sea of Marmora; three British cruisers were sunk by submarines in the North Sea; and a British squadron under Adml.

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  • 1918 were interned in Scapa Flow, where on June 21 1919, all the battleships and battle cruisers, with the exception of the battleship " Baden" and five light cruisers, were scuttled.

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  • Three light cruisers and some smaller vessels were beached.

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  • In consequence of the activity of the British cruisers the traders made great efforts to carry as many slaves as possible in every voyage, and practised atrocities to get rid of the slaves when capture was imminent.

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  • It was, besides, the interest of the cruisers, who shared the price of the captured slave-ship, rather to allow the slaves to be taken on board than to prevent their being shipped at all.

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  • There was a convention between Great Britain and Brazil in 1826 for the abolition of the slave trade, but it was habitually violated in spite of the English cruisers.

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  • Taking all into account, the available strength of the fleet might be put at 7 armour-clad ships, of which the " Messudiyeh " was one, the six others varying in displacement from 2400 to 6400 tons; two cruisers (unarmoured) of 3800 tons displacement; some 18 gunboats; 12 destroyers, 16 first-class torpedo boats and 6 second-class torpedo boats.

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  • Smaller vessels they were able to beat off and so, in spite of the activity of the British cruisers and of many sharp encounters, the concentration was effected at Boulogne, where an army of 130,000 was encamped and was incessantly practised in embarking and disembarking.

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  • The naval strength of the republic consisted in 1906 of a collection of armoured and wooden vessels of various ages and types of construction, of which three armoured vessels (including the two designed for coast defence), four protected cruisers, five destroyers and torpedo-cruisers, and half a dozen torpedo boats represented what may be termed the effective fighting force.

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  • The naval programme of the republic for 1905 provided for the prompt construction of 3 battleships of the largest displacement, 3 armoured cruisers, 6 destroyers, 12 torpedo boats and 3 submarine boats; and by 1909 the reorganization of the navy was far advanced.

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  • The battleships were to be aided by several cruisers and destroyers and a flotilla of mine-sweepers was also organized.

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  • The troops started for the shore in flotillas of boats soon after dawn at all points, their approach covered by the fire of battleships and cruisers, and in all cases the boats were not fired upon until almost the last moment.

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  • Large forces were engaged on either side in this battle, and the attack was prepared for by a comparatively speaking heavy bombardment of the Ottoman trenches; in this battleships and cruisers moored in Suvla Bay, in security from submarines, participated.

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  • The most important event in foreign policy was the treaty with Great Britain of the 8th of May 1871, commonly known as the Treaty of Washington, whereby several controversies between the United States and Great Britain, including the bitter questions as to damage inflicted upon the United States by the "Alabama" and other Confederate cruisers built and equipped in England, were referred to arbitration.

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  • Great injury was inflicted on English trade by Dutch cruisers, while the wasteful administration of his officers reduced the king's treasury to much embarrassment.

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  • In this war, which presented no features of a creditable kind, the loss to English commerce from Dutch cruisers was so great that it was found necessary to suspend the clause of the navigation act which forbade the purchase of foreign-built vessels.

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  • The British squadron consisted of the armoured cruisers " Good Hope " (flag., Capt.

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  • The German squadron consisted of the armoured cruisers " Scharnhorst " (flag) and " Gneisenau " (both 1908, 11,420 tons, 8 8-in., 6 5.9-in., 202 knots) and the light cruisers " Leipzig " (1906, 3,200 tons, io 4.1-in., 20 knots), " Nurnberg " (1908, 3,39 6 tons, 10 4.1-in., 22 knots) and " Dresden " (1908, 3,544 tons, 12 4.1-in., 25 knots).

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  • There can be little doubt that neither in guns nor in gunnery was the British squadron capable of meeting the enemy, and long before the fatal day it should have been reinforced by at least two cruisers of the 1st Cruiser Squadron, all of which were ships in long commission with good armament.

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  • In the next quarter of an hour the German gunners found the target again and again, and by half-past seven the British cruisers were obviously in distress.

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  • it was still low, but the glare of the fires kindled in the British cruisers offered a sufficient target.

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  • But von Spee had now launched his light cruisers to attack and they were hot upon the trail.

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  • A field of electro-mechanical mines was laid by the Japanese in the night of April 12th-13th, and on the following day the Japanese cruisers stood inshore to tempt Arthur.

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  • Makárov, however, crossed it without accident, and pursued the cruisers until Togo's battle-fleet appeared, whereupon he went about and steamed for port.

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  • Meantime seven Japanese cruisers under Vice-Admiral Kaimamura went in search of the Russian Vladivostok squadron; this, however, evaded them for some months, and inflicted some damage on the Japanese mercantile marine and transports.

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  • Meanwhile, the cruisers on both sides had been heavily engaged.

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  • The Russian cruisers kept on the right of their battleships, while the Japanese, very superior in speed, ran S., S.E.'

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  • across the rear of the enemy's main squadron, and about 3 ranged up alongside the Russian cruisers.

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  • The president's mother, Martha Bullock, was of an old Georgia family of Scotch-Irish and Huguenot extraction; her grandfather was Archibald Bullock (1730-1777), first president (1776-77) of Georgia; and her brother, James Dunwoody Bullock, often compared by Theodore Roosevelt to Colonel Newcome, was in the Confederate navy, and equipped in England vessels (including the "Alabama") as Confederate cruisers.

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  • The Civil War in America, and the questions which arose from the relations of Great Britain with both belligerents, rendered the duties of the law officers of the crown more than usually onerous, and Palmer was called upon to take part, as adviser of the ministry, in the courts, and in the House, in the questions which arose in respect of the "Trent" and the "Peterhoff," the cruisers "Alabama" and "Florida" and the "Alexandra," a ship which was seized by the government, and other matters.

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  • Mississippi river steamers were armed with heavy guns and protected by armour, boiler-plates, cotton bales, &c., and some fast cruisers were constructed for ocean work, one of them actually reaching the high speed of 17.75 m.

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  • The most successful of the foreign-built cruisers was the famous "Alabama," commanded by Semmes and built at Liverpool.

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  • The mercantile marine of the United States was almost driven off the high seas by the terror of these destructive cruisers.

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  • Six new cruisers were projected, but the republic has no pressing need of a navy.

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  • A public park extending from the James to the heart of the city, a deep, spacious and well-protected harbour, a large shipbuilding yard with three immense dry docks, and two large grain elevators of 2,000,000 bushels capacity, are among the most prominent features; at the shipbuilding yard various United States battleships, including the "Kearsarge," "Kentucky," "Illinois," "Missouri," "Louisiana," "Minnesota," "Virginia" and "West Virginia," were constructed, as well as cruisers, gun-boats, merchant vessels, ferry-boats and submarines.

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  • Government had become aware that a large addition was likely to be made to the number of Russian cruisers employed in this manner, and they had, therefore, to contemplate the possibility that such vessels would shortly be found patrolling the narrow seas which lie on the route from Great Britain to Japan in such a manner as to render it virtually impossible for any neutral vessel to escape their attention.

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  • When the war began, Admiral Jellicoe preferred to establish his headquarters at Scapa Flow, but Rosyth was used as a secondary base, particularly for the battle cruisers.

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  • Three old cruisers," Iphigenia," Thetis "and" Intre p id "(all built about 1891), filled with cement, were to enter the harbour and be sunk at the entrance to the ship canal to Bruges.

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  • As Bruges was accessible by canal from Ostend, Ostend was to be blocked at the same time by the old cruisers" Brilliant "and" Sirius."The main obstacle to th3 enterprise lay in the powerful batteries.

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  • The three old cruisers "Thetis" (Comm.

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  • There the blocking ships were to be the old cruisers "Brilliant" (Comm.

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  • They were also much engaged in seeking for the American cruisers under Rodgers, Decatur and Bainbridge.

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  • The Dutch navy at home and in Indian waters consists (1909) of 9 small battleships, 6 small cruisers and 80 other vessels, manned by 8600 officers and men of the navy and about 2250 marines.

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  • Armoured cruisers -..

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  • Protected cruisers - - - 31 effective,2 approaching completion.

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  • During the first five years of the reign four line-of-battle ships were added and several armoured cruisers for the defence of commerce and colonial interests.

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  • The Ansaldo shipbuilding yards construct armoured cruisers both for the Italian navy and for foreign governments..

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  • It consisted in 1905 of 9 modern battleships, 3 armoured cruisers, 5 cruisers, 4 torpedo gunboats, 20 destroyers and 26 torpedo boats.

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  • There was in hand at the same time a naval programme to build 12 armourclads, 5 second-class cruisers, 6 third-class cruisers, and a number of torpedo boats.

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  • The navy consists of 6 small battleships, 3 coast defence armour-clads, 5 protected cruisers, 5 gun-boats, and 24 torpedo craft.

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  • The young prince of Scotland, the first James, was on his way to seek safety in France, during an interval of truce, but was captured on the high seas by English cruisers.

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  • patrolled the North Sea to protect their merchantmen from the British cruisers.

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  • In 1906 the effective fighting force consisted of 1 battleship, 2 belted cruisers, 4 protected cruisers, 3 torpedo gunboats, 6 destroyers and 8 modern torpedo boats.

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  • Believing that he had now secured the support of the majority in congress on behalf of any measures he decided to put forward, the new president initiated a policy of heavy expenditure on public works, the building of schools, and the strengthening of the naval and military forces of the republic. Contracts were given out to the value of 6,000,000 for the construction of railways in the southern districts; some 10,000,000 dollars were expended in the erection of schools and colleges; three cruisers and two sea-going torpedo boats were added to the squadron; the construction of the naval port at Talcahuano was actively pushed forward; new armament was purchased for the infantry and artillery branches of the army, and heavy guns were acquired for the purpose of permanently and strongly fortifying the neighbourhoods of Valparaiso, Talcahuano and Iquique.

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  • Several new and powerful cruisers were added to the navy, and the internal economy of this branch of the national defence was thoroughly inspected and many defects were remedied.

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  • His ship, the Hardinge, was escorted by four cruisers, and the voyage was regarded as a political demonstration, to be interpreted in, connection with Lord Lansdownes declaration.

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  • Iron foundries, breweries, oil-cake and seed mills also exist side by side with such immense engineering and shipbuilding works as the Britannia Works, Canada Works, and, above all, Laird's shipbuilding works, where several early iron vessels were built, and many cruisers and battleships have been launched.

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  • The Portuguese navy in 1910 consisted of 1 armoured vessel, 5 protected cruisers, 2 third-class cruisers, 19 gunboats, I torpedo gunboat, 4 torpedo boats, 16 river gunboats, 4 transports and 3 training ships.

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  • by the 1 The navy consisted of the" Georgios Averof,"a powerful armoured cruiser, 3 old coastal battleships practically modernized, and 16 modern destroyers and other torpedo craft, including a submarine; as against the Turkish strength of 3 small battleships (ex-German), one modernized coastal battleship, 2 light cruisers and 20 effective destroyers and torpedo boats.

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  • It was found that in the American case damages were claimed not only for the property destroyed by the Confederate cruisers, but in respect of certain other matters known as "indirect losses," viz.

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  • At this time its population numbered 150,000; its cruisers preyed upon the fleets of the neighbouring Christian states; and its merchant ships traded with countries as distant as Egypt and Syria.

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  • On the 27th of April with the assistance of three bombarding cruisers Eaton captured Derna - an exploit commemorated by Whittier's poem Derne.

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  • In 1834 the abolition of slavery led to a decline in the prosperity of the islands, but as many of the slaves captured by British cruisers off the east coast of Africa were landed at Seychelles economic conditions were gradually ameliorated.

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  • The navy in 1906 consisted of only three small cruisers on the Caribbean coast, and two cruisers, two gunboats, one troopship and two steam launches on the Pacific. There was also one small gunboat on the Magdalena.

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  • He therefore insisted that England should be required not merely to pay damages for the havoc wrought by the " Alabama " and other cruisers fitted out for Confederate service in her ports, but that, for " that other damage, immense and infinite, caused by the prolongation of the war," the withdrawal of the British flag from this hemisphere could " not be abandoned as a condition or preliminary of such a settlement as is now proposed."

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  • The Confederates, naturally anxious to harass the commerce of their enemies, endeavotired from the commencement of hostilities to purchase armed cruisers from builders of neutral nations.

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  • Nothing can be more vividly told than the escape of the Yankee man-of-war through the shoals and from the English cruisers in The Pilot, but there are few things flatter in the range of fiction than the other incidents of the novel.

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  • War having broken out in this year between the United States and Great Britain the islands were largely used as a base by American cruisers sent to prey on British merchant ships.

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  • During Green's " reign " the economic condition of Tristan was considerably affected by the desertion of the neighbouring seas by the whalers; this was largely due to the depredations of the Confederate cruisers " Alabama " and " Shenandoah " during the American Civil War, many whaling boats being captured and burnt by them.

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  • When the reconstruction of the navy was begun, in 1908, Spain possessed 1 battleship, 2 armoured cruisers, 6 protected cruisers, 5 destroyers and 6 torpedo-boats.

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  • Cruisers were fitted out by capitalists and commanded by the reises.

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  • On battleships and cruisers the British Admiralty use small compressedair machines for ice-making, and larger machines, generally on the carbonic-acid system, for cooling the magazines.

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  • In the distance and getting closer I heard the sound of police sirens and in minutes two cruisers pulled into the driveway.

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  • As we made the turn into the mall I could see at least half dozen police cruisers, some with lights still spinning, parked helter-skelter near the entrance.

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  • Note: Several American aircraft carriers, and seven heavy cruisers were not present in Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack.

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  • capercaillie cruisers: Canal Boat Hire in Scotland Hazel's Photos: Contains some good shots of the Falkirk Wheel.

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  • She sank three British cruisers in a few minutes in September 1914.

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  • Next, were the light and heavy cruisers, which had the responsibility of silencing the larger gun emplacements, situated further inland.

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  • The magnificent Chilean fjords are practically unknown except to a few expedition cruisers.

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  • From Spanish galleons to modern warships, from local fishing boats to luxury cruisers - all can be found at easy diving depths.

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  • A further slide gives a useful definition of types of residential situations, from continuous cruisers to living on static houseboats.

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  • kris cruisers: Twenty cruisers for hire at Datchet on the River Thames.

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  • navigable waterway is used by pleasure cruisers.

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  • pleasure cruisers used on the River Thames.

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  • The British ships sank 4 of the German cruisers and killed 2,200 sailors, including the German commander Admiral Spree.

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  • Suits high mileage cruisers, beginners, families, and off-piste skiers.

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  • unaware of this fact, sent 5 cruisers to capture Port Stanley.

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  • Three Aegis cruisers appear before their eyes, while their computers still show only a small watercraft.

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  • The whole of the navigable waterway is used by pleasure cruisers.

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  • Eluding the surveillance of the Italian cruisers, he returned to Florence, and, with the complicity of the second Rattazzi cabinet, entered Roman territory at Passo Corese on the 23rd of October.

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  • At the time when further armaments were suspended, the effective strength of the Argentine navy consisted of 3 ironclads, 6 first-class armoured cruisers, 2 monitors (old), 4 second-class cruisers, 2 torpedo cruisers, 3 destroyers, 3 high-sea torpedo boats, 14 river torpedo boats, 1 training ship, 5 transports, and various auxiliary vessels.

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  • Two of these first-class cruisers were sold to Japan.

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  • As to the number of vessels, which fluctuates from month to month, little can be said that is wholly accurate at any given moment, but, very roughly, the French navy in 1909 included 25 battleships, 7 coast defence ironclads, 19 armoured cruisers, 36 protected cruisers, 22 s1oops, gunboats, &c., 45 destroyers, 319 torpedo boats, 71 submersibles and submarines and 8 auxiliary cruisers.

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  • It was stated that, according to proposed arrangements, the~ principal fighting elements of the fleet would be, in 1919, 34 battleships, 36 armoured cruisers, 6 smaller cruisers of modern type, 109 destroyers, 170 torpedo boats and 171 submersibles and submarines.

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  • In July and August 1899 the Marconi system of wireless telegraphy was tried for the first time during British naval manoeuvres, and the two cruisers, " Juno " and " Europa," were fitted with the new means of communication.

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  • Armoured cruisers.

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  • Protected cruisers - - 14

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  • The bulk of the Black Sea fleet .and a few other battleships were, however, still left, and since 1904 steps have been taken to build new ships, both battleships and powerful cruisers.

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  • On his arrival at Rochefort (3rd of July) he found that British cruisers cut off his hope of escape.

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  • The German battle cruiser " Goeben " eluded the British Mediterranean fleet and got safely into the Sea of Marmora; three British cruisers were sunk by submarines in the North Sea; and a British squadron under Adml.

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  • 1918 were interned in Scapa Flow, where on June 21 1919, all the battleships and battle cruisers, with the exception of the battleship " Baden" and five light cruisers, were scuttled.

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  • Three light cruisers and some smaller vessels were beached.

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  • When in April 1898 war broke out between Spain and the United States the former strongly garrisoned the island, but the fortifications of the capital were largely of the massive stone construction that had repelled Abercrombie a century before, most of the artillery was of an obsolete pattern and the few cruisers in the harbour were antiquated in type.

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  • In consequence of the activity of the British cruisers the traders made great efforts to carry as many slaves as possible in every voyage, and practised atrocities to get rid of the slaves when capture was imminent.

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  • It was, besides, the interest of the cruisers, who shared the price of the captured slave-ship, rather to allow the slaves to be taken on board than to prevent their being shipped at all.

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  • There was a convention between Great Britain and Brazil in 1826 for the abolition of the slave trade, but it was habitually violated in spite of the English cruisers.

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  • Taking all into account, the available strength of the fleet might be put at 7 armour-clad ships, of which the " Messudiyeh " was one, the six others varying in displacement from 2400 to 6400 tons; two cruisers (unarmoured) of 3800 tons displacement; some 18 gunboats; 12 destroyers, 16 first-class torpedo boats and 6 second-class torpedo boats.

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  • Smaller vessels they were able to beat off and so, in spite of the activity of the British cruisers and of many sharp encounters, the concentration was effected at Boulogne, where an army of 130,000 was encamped and was incessantly practised in embarking and disembarking.

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  • The naval strength of the republic consisted in 1906 of a collection of armoured and wooden vessels of various ages and types of construction, of which three armoured vessels (including the two designed for coast defence), four protected cruisers, five destroyers and torpedo-cruisers, and half a dozen torpedo boats represented what may be termed the effective fighting force.

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  • The naval programme of the republic for 1905 provided for the prompt construction of 3 battleships of the largest displacement, 3 armoured cruisers, 6 destroyers, 12 torpedo boats and 3 submarine boats; and by 1909 the reorganization of the navy was far advanced.

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  • The battleships were to be aided by several cruisers and destroyers and a flotilla of mine-sweepers was also organized.

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  • The troops started for the shore in flotillas of boats soon after dawn at all points, their approach covered by the fire of battleships and cruisers, and in all cases the boats were not fired upon until almost the last moment.

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  • Large forces were engaged on either side in this battle, and the attack was prepared for by a comparatively speaking heavy bombardment of the Ottoman trenches; in this battleships and cruisers moored in Suvla Bay, in security from submarines, participated.

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  • Soley, The Blockade and the Cruisers (New York, 1883); Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, vol.

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  • The most important event in foreign policy was the treaty with Great Britain of the 8th of May 1871, commonly known as the Treaty of Washington, whereby several controversies between the United States and Great Britain, including the bitter questions as to damage inflicted upon the United States by the "Alabama" and other Confederate cruisers built and equipped in England, were referred to arbitration.

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  • Great injury was inflicted on English trade by Dutch cruisers, while the wasteful administration of his officers reduced the king's treasury to much embarrassment.

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  • In this war, which presented no features of a creditable kind, the loss to English commerce from Dutch cruisers was so great that it was found necessary to suspend the clause of the navigation act which forbade the purchase of foreign-built vessels.

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  • The British squadron consisted of the armoured cruisers " Good Hope " (flag., Capt.

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  • The German squadron consisted of the armoured cruisers " Scharnhorst " (flag) and " Gneisenau " (both 1908, 11,420 tons, 8 8-in., 6 5.9-in., 202 knots) and the light cruisers " Leipzig " (1906, 3,200 tons, io 4.1-in., 20 knots), " Nurnberg " (1908, 3,39 6 tons, 10 4.1-in., 22 knots) and " Dresden " (1908, 3,544 tons, 12 4.1-in., 25 knots).

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  • There can be little doubt that neither in guns nor in gunnery was the British squadron capable of meeting the enemy, and long before the fatal day it should have been reinforced by at least two cruisers of the 1st Cruiser Squadron, all of which were ships in long commission with good armament.

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  • In the next quarter of an hour the German gunners found the target again and again, and by half-past seven the British cruisers were obviously in distress.

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  • it was still low, but the glare of the fires kindled in the British cruisers offered a sufficient target.

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  • But von Spee had now launched his light cruisers to attack and they were hot upon the trail.

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  • A field of electro-mechanical mines was laid by the Japanese in the night of April 12th-13th, and on the following day the Japanese cruisers stood inshore to tempt Arthur.

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  • Makárov, however, crossed it without accident, and pursued the cruisers until Togo's battle-fleet appeared, whereupon he went about and steamed for port.

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  • Meantime seven Japanese cruisers under Vice-Admiral Kaimamura went in search of the Russian Vladivostok squadron; this, however, evaded them for some months, and inflicted some damage on the Japanese mercantile marine and transports.

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  • Meanwhile, the cruisers on both sides had been heavily engaged.

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  • The Russian cruisers kept on the right of their battleships, while the Japanese, very superior in speed, ran S., S.E.'

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  • across the rear of the enemy's main squadron, and about 3 ranged up alongside the Russian cruisers.

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  • The president's mother, Martha Bullock, was of an old Georgia family of Scotch-Irish and Huguenot extraction; her grandfather was Archibald Bullock (1730-1777), first president (1776-77) of Georgia; and her brother, James Dunwoody Bullock, often compared by Theodore Roosevelt to Colonel Newcome, was in the Confederate navy, and equipped in England vessels (including the "Alabama") as Confederate cruisers.

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  • The Civil War in America, and the questions which arose from the relations of Great Britain with both belligerents, rendered the duties of the law officers of the crown more than usually onerous, and Palmer was called upon to take part, as adviser of the ministry, in the courts, and in the House, in the questions which arose in respect of the "Trent" and the "Peterhoff," the cruisers "Alabama" and "Florida" and the "Alexandra," a ship which was seized by the government, and other matters.

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  • Mississippi river steamers were armed with heavy guns and protected by armour, boiler-plates, cotton bales, &c., and some fast cruisers were constructed for ocean work, one of them actually reaching the high speed of 17.75 m.

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  • The most successful of the foreign-built cruisers was the famous "Alabama," commanded by Semmes and built at Liverpool.

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  • The mercantile marine of the United States was almost driven off the high seas by the terror of these destructive cruisers.

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  • Six new cruisers were projected, but the republic has no pressing need of a navy.

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  • Bainbridge had therefore to expect, and when he could to elude or beat off, much interference on the part of French and British cruisers alike.

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  • A public park extending from the James to the heart of the city, a deep, spacious and well-protected harbour, a large shipbuilding yard with three immense dry docks, and two large grain elevators of 2,000,000 bushels capacity, are among the most prominent features; at the shipbuilding yard various United States battleships, including the "Kearsarge," "Kentucky," "Illinois," "Missouri," "Louisiana," "Minnesota," "Virginia" and "West Virginia," were constructed, as well as cruisers, gun-boats, merchant vessels, ferry-boats and submarines.

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  • Government had become aware that a large addition was likely to be made to the number of Russian cruisers employed in this manner, and they had, therefore, to contemplate the possibility that such vessels would shortly be found patrolling the narrow seas which lie on the route from Great Britain to Japan in such a manner as to render it virtually impossible for any neutral vessel to escape their attention.

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  • When the war began, Admiral Jellicoe preferred to establish his headquarters at Scapa Flow, but Rosyth was used as a secondary base, particularly for the battle cruisers.

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  • Three old cruisers," Iphigenia," Thetis "and" Intre p id "(all built about 1891), filled with cement, were to enter the harbour and be sunk at the entrance to the ship canal to Bruges.

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  • As Bruges was accessible by canal from Ostend, Ostend was to be blocked at the same time by the old cruisers" Brilliant "and" Sirius."The main obstacle to th3 enterprise lay in the powerful batteries.

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  • The three old cruisers "Thetis" (Comm.

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  • There the blocking ships were to be the old cruisers "Brilliant" (Comm.

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  • A signal instance of the audacity of the American cruisers was the capture of the U.S. sloop "Argus" (20) by the British sloop "Pelican" (18) so far from home as St David's Head in Wales on the 14th of August 1813.

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  • They were also much engaged in seeking for the American cruisers under Rodgers, Decatur and Bainbridge.

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  • The Dutch navy at home and in Indian waters consists (1909) of 9 small battleships, 6 small cruisers and 80 other vessels, manned by 8600 officers and men of the navy and about 2250 marines.

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  • Armoured cruisers -..

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  • Protected cruisers - - - 31 effective,2 approaching completion.

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  • During the first five years of the reign four line-of-battle ships were added and several armoured cruisers for the defence of commerce and colonial interests.

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  • The Ansaldo shipbuilding yards construct armoured cruisers both for the Italian navy and for foreign governments..

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  • It consisted in 1905 of 9 modern battleships, 3 armoured cruisers, 5 cruisers, 4 torpedo gunboats, 20 destroyers and 26 torpedo boats.

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  • There was in hand at the same time a naval programme to build 12 armourclads, 5 second-class cruisers, 6 third-class cruisers, and a number of torpedo boats.

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  • The navy consists of 6 small battleships, 3 coast defence armour-clads, 5 protected cruisers, 5 gun-boats, and 24 torpedo craft.

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  • The young prince of Scotland, the first James, was on his way to seek safety in France, during an interval of truce, but was captured on the high seas by English cruisers.

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  • patrolled the North Sea to protect their merchantmen from the British cruisers.

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  • In 1906 the effective fighting force consisted of 1 battleship, 2 belted cruisers, 4 protected cruisers, 3 torpedo gunboats, 6 destroyers and 8 modern torpedo boats.

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  • Believing that he had now secured the support of the majority in congress on behalf of any measures he decided to put forward, the new president initiated a policy of heavy expenditure on public works, the building of schools, and the strengthening of the naval and military forces of the republic. Contracts were given out to the value of 6,000,000 for the construction of railways in the southern districts; some 10,000,000 dollars were expended in the erection of schools and colleges; three cruisers and two sea-going torpedo boats were added to the squadron; the construction of the naval port at Talcahuano was actively pushed forward; new armament was purchased for the infantry and artillery branches of the army, and heavy guns were acquired for the purpose of permanently and strongly fortifying the neighbourhoods of Valparaiso, Talcahuano and Iquique.

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  • Several new and powerful cruisers were added to the navy, and the internal economy of this branch of the national defence was thoroughly inspected and many defects were remedied.

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  • His ship, the Hardinge, was escorted by four cruisers, and the voyage was regarded as a political demonstration, to be interpreted in, connection with Lord Lansdownes declaration.

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  • Iron foundries, breweries, oil-cake and seed mills also exist side by side with such immense engineering and shipbuilding works as the Britannia Works, Canada Works, and, above all, Laird's shipbuilding works, where several early iron vessels were built, and many cruisers and battleships have been launched.

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  • The Portuguese navy in 1910 consisted of 1 armoured vessel, 5 protected cruisers, 2 third-class cruisers, 19 gunboats, I torpedo gunboat, 4 torpedo boats, 16 river gunboats, 4 transports and 3 training ships.

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  • by the 1 The navy consisted of the" Georgios Averof,"a powerful armoured cruiser, 3 old coastal battleships practically modernized, and 16 modern destroyers and other torpedo craft, including a submarine; as against the Turkish strength of 3 small battleships (ex-German), one modernized coastal battleship, 2 light cruisers and 20 effective destroyers and torpedo boats.

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  • It was found that in the American case damages were claimed not only for the property destroyed by the Confederate cruisers, but in respect of certain other matters known as "indirect losses," viz.

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  • At this time its population numbered 150,000; its cruisers preyed upon the fleets of the neighbouring Christian states; and its merchant ships traded with countries as distant as Egypt and Syria.

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  • On the 27th of April with the assistance of three bombarding cruisers Eaton captured Derna - an exploit commemorated by Whittier's poem Derne.

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  • In 1834 the abolition of slavery led to a decline in the prosperity of the islands, but as many of the slaves captured by British cruisers off the east coast of Africa were landed at Seychelles economic conditions were gradually ameliorated.

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  • The navy in 1906 consisted of only three small cruisers on the Caribbean coast, and two cruisers, two gunboats, one troopship and two steam launches on the Pacific. There was also one small gunboat on the Magdalena.

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  • He therefore insisted that England should be required not merely to pay damages for the havoc wrought by the " Alabama " and other cruisers fitted out for Confederate service in her ports, but that, for " that other damage, immense and infinite, caused by the prolongation of the war," the withdrawal of the British flag from this hemisphere could " not be abandoned as a condition or preliminary of such a settlement as is now proposed."

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  • The Confederates, naturally anxious to harass the commerce of their enemies, endeavotired from the commencement of hostilities to purchase armed cruisers from builders of neutral nations.

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  • Nothing can be more vividly told than the escape of the Yankee man-of-war through the shoals and from the English cruisers in The Pilot, but there are few things flatter in the range of fiction than the other incidents of the novel.

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  • War having broken out in this year between the United States and Great Britain the islands were largely used as a base by American cruisers sent to prey on British merchant ships.

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  • During Green's " reign " the economic condition of Tristan was considerably affected by the desertion of the neighbouring seas by the whalers; this was largely due to the depredations of the Confederate cruisers " Alabama " and " Shenandoah " during the American Civil War, many whaling boats being captured and burnt by them.

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  • When the reconstruction of the navy was begun, in 1908, Spain possessed 1 battleship, 2 armoured cruisers, 6 protected cruisers, 5 destroyers and 6 torpedo-boats.

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  • Cruisers were fitted out by capitalists and commanded by the reises.

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  • On battleships and cruisers the British Admiralty use small compressedair machines for ice-making, and larger machines, generally on the carbonic-acid system, for cooling the magazines.

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  • The British ships sank 4 of the German cruisers and killed 2,200 sailors, including the German commander Admiral Spree.

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  • Suits high mileage cruisers, beginners, families, and off-piste skiers.

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  • The Germans, unaware of this fact, sent 5 cruisers to capture Port Stanley.

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  • Three Aegis cruisers appear before their eyes, while their computers still show only a small watercraft.

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  • Sport bikes are speed oriented and usually much smaller and lighter than cruisers.

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  • For extended stays, you will want cruisers or trawlers that make it more comfortable for longer periods of time.

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  • Snowmass is preferred by those who enjoy wide-open, groomed cruisers.

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  • This makes Celebrity a convenient choice for cruisers from across the United States.

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  • As ships are relocated to different departure ports, however, itineraries are subject to change and interested cruisers should consult a travel agent for the most up-to-date information.

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  • Each ship combines the best in modern amenities with classic cruise traditions and a relaxed ambiance, perfect for experienced cruisers or vacationers who wish to escape from the more glitzy atmospheres of other megaships.

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  • In recent years, Holland America has sought to increase the numbers of younger cruisers and families, but the line still caters primarily to a more sedate, experienced passenger manifest.

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  • Boston and New York are convenient departure ports for northeastern cruisers, while San Diego is the line's principle departure port in California.

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  • Because many Holland America passengers are repeat cruisers, the line offers a wide selection of itineraries.

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  • Children's programs are somewhat new to the Holland America line, but Club HAL is gradually expanding to include a greater range of activities for younger cruisers.

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  • Port Canaveral, FL: Along Florida's central eastern coast and a natural choice for cruisers interested in a few days in Orlando along with their cruise vacation.

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  • Costa Maya: Slightly south of Cozumel on the mainland, Costa Maya offers a rich history of Mayan ruins and other cultural excursions for cruisers, including world renowned snorkeling and scuba diving.

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  • Whenever possible, mainstream cruise lines also try to incorporate stops at their own private islands where cruisers can luxuriate in less crowded beaches and limited island culture.

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  • Eastern Caribbean cruises offer delightful destinational to tempt both beginning and experienced cruisers.

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  • Port Canaveral, FL: Located along Florida's Atlantic coast east of Orlando, many cruisers opt for additional days to experience Florida's theme parks and other attractions.

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  • While eastern Caribbean itineraries may offer less popular destinations, cruisers who visit this more exclusive region will be delighted to find an abundance of beauty, culture, and excitement that rivals any typical Caribbean port of call.

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  • Several ships do offer programs during the summer months, with activities such as arts and crafts and sailing-oriented educational classes available for younger cruisers.

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  • First time and experienced cruisers alike have questions when boarding a ship they've never sailed on before, but these cruise ship tips will help passengers avoid problems and have a wonderful cruise vacation.

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  • On the other hand, large ships may be overwhelming to novice cruisers, and even experienced travelers can start to feel lost on the dozen or more decks.

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  • Ask about safety precautions for young cruisers.

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  • These outrageous sailings are fun for everyone, whether they're looking to meet new friends, a significant other, or just other passionate cruisers.

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  • Carnival singles cruises are also a great option for younger cruisers, because as a whole, the line attracts a larger percentage of 20- and 30-something cruisers than most other cruise lines.

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  • Most singles cruises are shorter voyages (typically 3-5 nights), perfect for novice cruisers as well as experienced travelers.

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  • Cruisers must remember, however, that on a ship that hosts 800-3,000 passengers per sailing, everyone on board will not be a member of the group, nor will they be open to advances from single travelers looking to meet that someone special.

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  • With dedicated events and like-minded individuals, not only will cruisers discover the joys of an oceangoing vacation, but they may make new friends or find that special someone sailing into the sunset with them.

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  • With so many cruise options available, as well as the natural allure of Palm Springs, it is no wonder that many cruisers are making this city their departure port away from the departure port.

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  • First-time cruisers often feel as if they have packed too heavily, and keeping track of an abundance of items can crowd your space and hamper you experience.

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  • Still, there are many casinos, which are the most popular attraction for those cruisers with only a few hours in the Bahamas.

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  • New cruisers will also be well served because they will receive expert advice and low priced quotes from several types of agents.

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  • Cruisers book their cabins up to five months ahead on longer cruises and three months ahead on shorter journeys, getting a rate that's even lower than the Fun Select rate.

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  • Sometimes ticket sellers will try to negate the money saved by the deal by selling cruisers travel insurance, drink plans, or other unnecessary add-ons.

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  • On the bright side, the historic vessels which call the Mighty Mississippi home allow cruisers the unique opportunity to step back in time to the glory days of riverboat travel.

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  • The 19th century vessels combine old-world charm with modern conveniences and have become a popular vacation option for cruisers.

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  • A Carnival Cruise to Nowhere is ideal for first-time cruisers, who are short on time and money, but still want to experience all the amenities a luxury ocean liner has to offer.

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  • Couples or families on a budget: For cruisers who don't plan to spend much time in their rooms, the interior staterooms are a good choice.

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  • Adding to its scenic wonder is the fact that it rises at Lake Tear of the Clouds and allows cruisers incredible views of the slopes of Mount Marcy in the Adirondack Mountains.

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  • This particular company has been in business for more than 20 years and offers some of the best itineraries for amateur and experienced cruisers.

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  • For cruisers looking to explore the Hudson Valley in depth, River Valley Tours provides a seven-day trip during which you travel by boat and tour historic sites and charming villages by coach.

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  • Cruisers can also snag phenomenal savings on repositioning cruises.

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  • You are guaranteed to catch the eye of fellow cruisers who may want to join the party.

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  • It's a restaurant cruisers may recognize from older Royal Caribbean ships.

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  • Cruisers can pick a set time to eat or just walk in.

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  • The savings on these sailings to Alaska are so spectacular it's no wonder so many mature cruisers are taking advantage of the age discount.

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  • Its combination of unspoiled wilderness, glimmering glaciers, towering mountains, and quaint waterfront communities, make it a dream vacation destination for cruisers of all ages.

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  • That's why many savvy cruisers wait a bit before booking so that they can take advantage of Alaska cruise last minutes specials.

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  • Cruisers depart from a West Coast or Canadian city and spend a few days at sea before touring the Hawaiian Islands.

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  • Cruisers will be able to tour Hilo, Honolulu and Lahaina during the two-month long voyage across the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Cruisers spend 15 full days at sea, but also enjoy three whole days in Hawaii.

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  • Consequently, it's no surprise cruisers love departing from the Crescent City.

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  • Once cruisers have gotten a taste of the Crescent City, they set sail on Carnival's "fun ships" to tropical destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

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  • Cruisers get to see landmarks from the river and then visit the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Chalmette Battlefield, the Malus-Beauregard House, and the Chalmette Monument.

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  • In addition, cruisers gain admission to a special private concert.

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  • Included in the trip is the McKinley Explorer train to Denali where cruisers can take the Tundra Wilderness Tour.

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  • After leaving Anchorage, cruisers will head to Seward and Kenai Fjords National Park before they embark on their sip.

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  • Each tour allows cruisers to explore more of Alaska's wilderness and natural beauty.

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  • The world-famous engineering feat allows cruisers to sail effortlessly from North to South America while experiencing incredible natural wonders.

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  • In addition to offering special shows, caroling, a Christmas feast and seasonal music throughout the ship, cruisers can also enjoy daily snowfall.

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  • Cruisers will stop in the Grand Cayman and Cayman Islands before arriving in Cozumel, Mexico.

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  • Most of these cruises have a holiday theme to them, with the goal of allowing cruisers to explore various cities during the holiday season.

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  • If gingerbread sculptures and treats originated in this region, then cities may have large exhibits available to cruisers.

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  • This particular cruise uses the small MS Rembrandt ship, which holds no more than 80 cruisers at a time, which makes it an intimate way to see France.

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  • The port offers short and long term parking for cruisers who prefer to leave their car at the terminal.

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  • The Internet is teeming with amazing deals for cruisers who can leave at a moment's notice from Galveston.

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  • Another great online resource is Cruisemates.com, which answers questions from potential cruisers.

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  • Rate reductions: In some cases travel companies, or the cruise line itself, offer substantial rate reductions for cruisers who book well in advance of the departure date.

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  • Some companies allow cruisers to pay less money upfront in order to secure their booking.

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  • According to the Twilight's website, cruisers can witness roughly 20 to 30 bald eagles on each trip.

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  • Sailing on the world-famous waterway is a dream come true for history buffs and avid cruisers.

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  • From the river, cruisers can see a variety of attractions and scenery.

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  • Smaller-sized ships not only help preserve the natural ecological environment, but afford adventurous cruisers the opportunity to explore some of the archipelagos' most remote locations.

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  • Cruisers can expect to experience at least one guided port of call each day led by a qualified naturalist fluent in English.

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  • This window coincides with the deadline other cruisers must meet in order to cancel existing reservations without having to pay a penalty fee.

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  • However, this space limitation affects the number of last minute deals Disney can offer to penny-pinching cruisers.

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  • In addition to enjoying immaculate landscapes, cruisers are given the chance to get up close and personal with Antarctica's wildlife.

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  • Setting sail on a high seas adventure is a lifelong dream for many travelers, but with the economy on shaky ground some would-be cruisers are shying away from taking the plunge.

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  • LTK: What advice do you have for first time cruisers wading through various itineraries and price points?

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  • Most first time cruisers should consider taking a tour of the Caribbean on a 5-7day sailing to see if they like it, and if it is worth the money.

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  • Fly through narrow passages, land on giant battle cruisers and play in timed missions.

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  • Fly through narrow passages, land on giant battle cruisers and play in timed missions.

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  • Enjoying their presence without an agenda, just being genuinely happy to be in their company, will set you apart from the cruisers looking to score with a fast line.

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  • Several types of activities require additional fees, but most of them are optional and budget-conscious cruisers can easily moderate the added costs.

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  • As we made the turn into the mall I could see at least half dozen police cruisers, some with lights still spinning, parked helter-skelter near the entrance.

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