Royal-navy sentence example
An invitation to the Swedish court was urged upon Descartes, and after much hesitation accepted; a vessel of the royal navy was ordered to wait upon him, and in September 1649 he left Egmond for the north.
Unlike the army, which is purely colonial, the navy in Netherlands India is partly colonial, partly belonging to the royal navy of the Netherlands, and its expenses are therefore borne partly by the mother country and partly by the colony.
About six ironclads and twenty smaller vessels of the royal navy are stationed in colonial waters; the vessels of the colonial marine number about twenty-four, and undertake police supervision, prevention of slave trading, &c.
The marine hydrometers, as supplied by the British government to the royal navy and the merchant marine, are glass instruments with slender stems, and generally serve to indicate specific gravities from 1.000 to 1.040.
The town was noted for the manufacture of ropes and cables as early as 1213, and an act of parliament (21 Henry VIII.) shows that the inhabitants had "from time out of mind" made the cables, ropes and hawsers for the royal navy and for most of the other ships.Advertisement
His elder brother, Captain Alexander Hood (1758-1798), entered the Royal Navy in 1767, and accompanied Captain Cook in his second voyage round the world.
The archipelago is divided into two naval districts, commanded by royal navy captains.
The royal navy owed all to him, for the king thought only of military exploits.
The fisheries for which Saltash was famous have suffered from the chemicals brought down by the Tamar; but there is a considerable seafaring population, and the town is a recruiting ground for the Royal Navy.
He encouraged maritime trade by negotiating a commercial treaty with England (1294) and forming a royal navy (1317) under the command of a Genoese admiral named Emmanuele di Pezagna (Manoel Pessanha).Advertisement
On his return to England he seems to have had for a short time a place in the royal navy.
At 12 years he served for six months on a fishing smack, was afterwards apprenticed to a bootmaker and then joined the Royal Navy.
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Nelson's Navy The Royal Navy was the mainstay of the British Empire for 300 years, and Britain's only bulwark against invasion.
Sewells did not appear to have reached the higher echelons of the Royal Navy.Advertisement
The Chapel of St Barbara is a fine Victorian building, recently refurbished and the only fully ecumenical chapel in the Royal Navy.
The film contains footage of the whole gamut of Royal Navy ships of the time.
Rolls-Royce has a long history of supplying gas turbines to the Royal Navy.
I have a non-executive position within the Royal Navy and we have recently undergone a very large-scale merger.
We were under the command of a Royal Navy Captain who was in close liaison with our own Captain.Advertisement
By 1838 the Beaufort wind force scale was made mandatory for log entries in all ships of the Royal Navy.
A year later he became the first civilian mariner to pass the Royal Navy Staff Course at Greenwich.
It was supplied in large numbers to the Royal Navy as a propulsion engine for inshore minesweepers.
This being the chief arsenal of the royal navy of Great-Britain.
Before then the flag, affectionately nicknamed the Red Duster, was flown by Royal Navy warships as far back as 1627.Advertisement
After 1864 the home Royal Navy used the white pennant and colonial naval units used the blue.
The Royal Navy later used it - ineffectively, of course - to treat scurvy, an illness caused by vitamin deficiency.
She also became the first Royal Navy ship to carry a searchlight!
When war broke out he joined the Royal Navy and became a stoker on HMS Dunedin.
Built at the end of the 18th Century they are the largest storehouses built for the Royal Navy.Advertisement
In 2005 he visited Korea representing the Royal Navy in a world triathlon competition, finishing in 10th place.
That something was finally done has much to do with the perceived weakness of the Royal Navy at that time.
She also became the first Royal Navy ship to carry a searchlight !
The Royal Navy 's own first training ship was HMS Implacable at Plymouth in 1855 followed by HMS Illustrious at Portsmouth.
My uncle served in the Royal Navy on the Arctic convoys and my mother lost a cousin in Normandy.Advertisement
Ironically, Newton was not raised with any religious conviction and found religion while in the Royal Navy during a powerful storm.
Navy blue, first called marine blue, is the dark blue that can appear to be black and which gets its name from the sailors of the Royal Navy.