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lightgiver 11-08-2015 10:36 PM

Admiral of the Fleet
Sleeve lace..
A Royal Marine aboard HMS Pegasus...

Admiral of the Fleet is the highest rank of the British Royal Navy (NATO rank code OF-10) although routine appointments ceased in 1995.. It is a 5-star rank, equivalent to a field marshal in the British Army or a marshal of the Royal Air Force..The rank evolved from sailing days and the admiral distinctions then used by the Royal Navy when the fleet was divided into 3 divisions – red, white, or blue. Each division was assigned an admiral, who in turn commanded a vice-admiral and a rear admiral.. In the 18th century, the original nine ranks began to be filled by more than one person at any one time.. The admiral of the red was pre-eminent and became known as the admiral of the fleet..The organisation of the British fleet into coloured squadrons was abandoned in 1864, although the Royal Navy kept the White Ensign.. When the professional head of the Royal Navy was given the title of First Naval Lord in 1828 (renamed First Sea Lord in 1904), the rank of admiral of the fleet became an honorary promotion for retiring First Naval Lords allowing more than one admiral of the fleet to exist at one time...

Striped ensigns flying on English and Spanish galleons in 1588..

During the two World Wars a number of serving officers held active commissions as admirals of the fleet, as well as the First Naval Lord.. Following the creation of the Chief of the Defence Staff in 1959, the 5 naval officers appointed to that position became admirals of the fleet.. Recognizing the reduced post–Cold War size of the British Armed Forces, no further appointments were made to the rank after 1995 when Sir Benjamin Bathurst was appointed admiral of the fleet on his retirement as First Sea Lord.. However, the rank was not abolished and in 2012 the Prince of Wales became an honorary admiral of the fleet (as well as field marshal and marshal of the Royal Air Force), in recognition of his support to Queen Elizabeth II in her role of as Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces.. In 2014, Lord Boyce, a former First Sea Lord and Chief of the Defence Staff, was also appointed an honorary admiral of the fleet...

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lightgiver 11-08-2015 11:12 PM

Five Star Fleet
Insignia for Admiral of the Navy..
USS Alliance at sail..

Fleet admiral (FADM) was a 5-star flag officer rank in the United States Navy and was, in its time, the highest rank attainable in the service.. Fleet admiral ranked immediately above admiral and was equivalent to general of the Army and general of the Air Force..The fleet admiral rank was created by Congress to be granted to 4 people during the World War II era.. There has been no authorization to use the rank since.. Mistakenly, many believe that the rank is still in existence but reserved for wartime use (this error even appears on some official rank charts), though no legal provisions ever existed for its use other than for the four officers appointed to it..In 1903, a special rank of admiral of the Navy, was conferred upon Admiral George Dewey following the Spanish–American War (1898) but it ceased to exist after his death on 16 January 1917.. Similar to fleet admiral, it was not a permanent addition to the rank structure and it was never reused..

Flag of the fleet admiral of the US Navy...

Since fleet admiral and admiral of the Navy were both one-time use ranks created at different times and not used concurrently, they have no equivalence or relationship of seniority to one another.. (However, the rank admiral of the Navy was seen as a 6-star rank during World War II, with the establishment of the rank of 5-star fleet admiral.. It was during this time that the Department of the Navy specified that the new 1944 version of the rank of fleet admiral was to be junior to Dewey's rank of admiral of the Navy.. During the preparations for the invasion of Japan, a proposal was raised by the Navy Department to appoint Chester W. Nimitz to the rank of admiral of the Navy, or grant him some equivalent rank.. The proposal, however, was dropped after the Japanese surrender..The insignia for a fleet admiral was composed of 5 silver stars in a pentagonal design..Worn on the service dress uniform sleeve was a gold stripe two inches wide surrounding the sleeve two inches from the cuff with four half-inch stripes placed at 1/4 inch intervals. The single gold 5-pointed star, one ray down, worn above the top stripe was not part of the rank per se but indicated the wearer to be a line officer...

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lightgiver 11-08-2015 11:58 PM

Master & Commander
Post Captain First edition..

The story starts out on April 1, 1800, in Port Mahon, Minorca, a base of the Royal Navy.. A shipless lieutenant wasting away in port, Jack Aubrey, meets Stephen Maturin, a penniless half-Irish and half-Catalan physician and natural philosopher, at an evening concert at the Governor’s Mansion..With the Peace of Amiens, Jack Aubrey returns to England and rents a house with Stephen Maturin, with shipmates running the household, spending time in the hunt...

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Black Swan-class sloop..

On 18 December she and Beaulieu recaptured the brig Jenny..11 days after that, Amethyst and Beaulieu recaptured the ships Dauphin, Cato, Cabrus, and Nymphe..On 7 January 1800, the French armed ship Huzelle (or Ursule), came into Plymouth. She had been carrying passengers from Cayenne, including women and children, when Amethyst captured her. On her way into a British port, the French privateer Providence, of 14 guns and 152 men, had recaptured her and sent her to Bordeaux..However, before she got get there, Beaulieu and Unicorn again captured her and sent her into Plymouth.. Huzelle was low on provision with the result that a 5-year-old child died while she was in Plymouth Sound; as she anchored at Catwater, M.P. Symonds, the broker for the prize, delivered fresh provisions to Huzelle..In February 1800 Amethyst was in company with Nymphe when on 15 February the captured the French privateer cutter Valiant (or Vaillante), of Bordeaux, after a long chase.. Amethyst also captured a valuable American ship attempting to dock in a French port.. This may have been the Caroline, captured on 14 April..Amethyst was among the vessels of a squadron that shared the proceeds for the recapture on 28 June 1800 of the Lancaster..In 1801, Amethyst operated off Spain, capturing two Spanish privateers and the French corvette Général Brune..On 10 September Amethyst captured the French lugger Alert, and recaptured a ship..

Capture of the Thétis by HMS Amethyst on 10 November 1808...

On 11 November 1803 Amethyst captured the Spes, H. L. Cornelia, master.. Three days later, Amethyst captured the Johannes.. That same day Amethyst captured the Irene, L. J. Lubbens, master...Amethyst was among the vessels that shared in the proceeds of the capture, on 25 July 1805, of the Jonge Jacob..Later, on 18 October, Amethyst recaptured the ship Susannah.. Amethyst also recaptured the American brig Rising Sun..On 10 March 1808 Amethyst captured the Spanish brig Vigilantie..11 days later Amethyst recaptured the Portuguese schooner Inseperavil Unio..In November 1808 Amethyst captured the French frigate Thétis at the Action of 10 November 1808..On 15 February 1811 Amethyst was anchored in Plymouth Sound, intending to sail the next day join the fleet off Brest with provisions, including live bullocks..To facilitate her departure Walton decided to use only her bower anchor.. A heavy storm caught her and blew her on shore near Cony Cliff Rocks, Mount Batten, before her crew could lower a second anchor.. Lines were passed to the shore that enabled most of the crew to reach safety, though 8 men did die...Most of the ship's stores were salvaged over the next few days.. Still, the ship was too badly damaged to salvage and by 10 March wave action had broken up the hull...

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lightgiver 12-08-2015 01:24 AM

Ancient Mariner
Mariner up on the mast in a storm..

Albatross" is a guitar-based instrumental by Fleetwood Mac, released as a single in November 68..It was a major hit in several countries and became Fleetwood Mac's only Number 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart, spending 1 week at the top.. It was re-released in the UK as a single in 73, and peaked at Number 2 in the charts..Fleets are usually, but not necessarily, permanent formations and are generally assigned to a particular ocean or sea.. Most fleets are named after that ocean or sea, but the convention in the US Navy is to use numbers..Most fleets are divided into several squadrons, each under a subordinate admiral...

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Carver Media Group Network..

The word albatross is sometimes used metaphorically to mean a psychological burden that feels like a curse..It is an allusion to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798).. In the poem, an albatross starts to follow a ship — being followed by an albatross was generally considered an omen of good luck.. However, the titular mariner shoots the albatross with a crossbow, which is regarded as an act that will curse the ship (which indeed suffers terrible mishaps).. Even when they are too thirsty to speak, the ship's crew let the mariner know through their glances that they blame his action for the curse.. He feels as though the albatross is metaphorically hung around his neck - that is, when people look at him, they see him as the albatross killer and that weighs on him.. Thus the albatross can be both an omen of good or bad luck, as well as a metaphor for a burden to be carried as penance..The taxonomy of the albatross group has been a source of a great deal of debate...

USS Archerfish (SS-311)..

68 November 18 – A warehouse fire in Glasgow kills 22..The factory premises was located in James Watt Street, a street between Argyle Street and the Broomielaw on the north side of the River Clyde.. It had previously been used as a whisky bond and in common with much of Glasgow's industrial premises at that time, had seen numerous uses over the years..The previous use of the building resulted in high security measures, with barred windows meaning that in the event of a fire, escape could be compromised.. In the following enquiry, it was discovered that the doors to the fire escape were locked from the inside...The fire was brought under control around 3pm by which time 20 bodies had been found.. A further 2 were found later, totaling 22..5 women and 17 men.. Only 4 people of those known to be in the building escaped...Among the 22 killed were the Director of the company Julius Stern (60), Elizabeth Grant (50), Mary Taylor (34) and her daughter Betty Taylor (17), Thomas Turner (24), Thomas Daly (24), Janet Taggart (23), Freda McCulloch (22), Christopher Duffy (17), Alexander Goldberg (45), Harry brown (37)...Born 22 Nov – Andrew Gilligan, British journalist..USAF First Lt and Bell UH-1F helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by VC fire, earning a Medal of Honour for his bravery-28 ember –Darth Enid Blyton, children's writer (born 1897)..Fleet Street is a street in the City of London named after the River Fleet, London's largest underground river.. It was the home of British national newspapers until the 1980s..

Even though the last major British news office, Reuters, left in 2005, the term Fleet Street continues to be used as a metonym for the British national press..Fleet Prison was a notorious London prison by the side of the River Fleet..There is a restored mill next to the River Fleet called The Mill on the Fleet..The River Fleet is the largest of London's subterranean rivers.. Its headwaters are 2 streams on Hampstead Heath, each of which was dammed into a series of ponds, the Hampstead Ponds and the Highgate Ponds, in the 18th century.. At the southern edge of Hampstead Heath these descend underground as sewers and join in Camden Town.. The waters flow 4 mi (6 km) from the ponds to the River Thames..Fleet is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within the County of Paintearth No. 18..It is located on the north side of Highway 12, approximately 141 kilometres (88 mi) east of Red Deer..Operation Plumbat is the name given to what is believed to have been an Israeli covert operation in 1968 to obtain yellowcake to support the Israeli nuclear weapons effort..Dumbo was a 1,051 GRT coaster which was built in 1944 by John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen as Empire Chelsea..However, on 24 November 1968 she was driven ashore at Las Palmas.. The ship was declared a constructive total loss and the offer for purchase of the ship was withdrawn by Naviera de Odiel.. Ownership of the ship was assumed by the Port Authority...

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lightgiver 13-08-2015 01:47 AM

Ra in his solar barge..
Eaters of the Dead First edition..

Dugouts are the oldest boats archaeologists have found, dating back about 8,000 years to the Neolithic Stone Age..This is probably because they are made of massive pieces of wood, which tend to preserve better than, e.g., bark canoes.. Along with bark canoe and hide kayak, dugout boats were also used by indigenous peoples of the Americas..Neanderthals were capable of building dugout boats since the Middle Paleolithic..Mousterian stone tools discovered on the southern Ionian Greek islands suggests that Neanderthals were navigating the Mediterranean Sea as early as 110,000 years BP..

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1 Giant Leap..

The Dufuna canoe from Nigeria is an 8000-year-old dugout, the oldest boat discovered in Africa, and the third-oldest worldwide..Dugouts are called pirogues in Francophone areas of Africa..The Moken, an ethnic group that lives in Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago and the north of Thailand as sea nomads, still builds and uses dugout canoes..Waka taua (in M?ori, "waka" means "canoe" and "taua" means "army") are large canoes manned by up to 80 paddlers and are up to 40 metres (130 ft) in length..The resurgence of M?ori culture has seen an increase in the numbers of waka taua built, generally on behalf of a tribal group, for use on ceremonial occasions..Traditionally the war canoe was highly tapu.. Canoes were often painted with black or white with black representing death.. The main colour was red which stood for tapu..No cooked food was allowed in the craft and the waka had to be entered over the gunwales,not the bow or stern which were highly decorated with phowerful symbols...

Waka taua (war canoes) at the Bay of Islands..

The first known vessels date back about 10,000 years ago, but could not be described as ships..The first navigators began to use animal skins or woven fabrics as sails.. Affixed to the top of a pole set upright in a boat, these sails gave early ships range.. This allowed men to explore widely, allowing for the settlement of Oceania for example (about 3,000 years ago)..The ancient Egyptians were perfectly at ease building sailboats.. A remarkable example of their shipbuilding skills was the Khufu ship, a 43.6-meter-long vessel that was sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2500 BC, is a full-size surviving example which may have fulfilled the symbolic function of a solar barque is a representation of the sun riding in a boat..However, some ships bear signs of being used in water, and it is possible that these ships were a funerary barge..Khufu's boat pits are located on the eastern side of the pyramid and the southern side..A wooden funerary boat thought to have once belonged to First Dynasty King Den has been discovered at Abu Roash, the place of the pyramid of Khufu’s son, Djedefre..Six boats of Middle Kingdom date were found at Dahshur..The oldest discovered sea faring hulled boat is the Egyptian Uluburun shipwreck off the coast of Turkey, dating back to 1300 BC..I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...


It is known that ancient Nubia/Axum traded with India, and there is evidence that ships from Northeast Africa may have sailed back and forth between India/Sri Lanka and Nubia trading goods and even to Persia, Himyar and Rome.. Aksum was known by the Greeks for having seaports for ships from Greece and Yemen..Elsewhere in Northeast Africa, the Periplus of the Red Sea reports that Somalis, through their northern ports such as Zeila and Berbera, were trading frankincense and other items with the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula well before the arrival of Islam as well as with then Roman-controlled Egypt..In China, by the time of the Zhou Dynasty ship technologies such as stern mounted rudders were developed, and by the Han Dynasty, a well kept naval fleet was an integral part of the military..The Swahili people had various extensive trading ports dotting the coast of medieval East Africa and Great Zimbabwe had extensive trading contacts with Central Africa, and likely also imported goods brought to Africa through the Southeast African shore trade of Kilwa in modern-day Tanzania..Until the Renaissance, navigational technology remained comparatively primitive.. This absence of technology did not prevent some civilizations from becoming sea powers.. Examples include the maritime republics of Genoa and Venice, Hanseatic League, and the Byzantine navy.. The Vikings used their knarrs to explore North America, trade in the Baltic Sea and plunder many of the coastal regions of Western Europe...

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lightgiver 16-08-2015 04:11 PM

SS Sassoon
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Crowley scene...

Sybil Rachel Betty Cecile Sassoon, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, CBE (30 January 1894 – 26 December 1989) was Chief Staff Officer to Director WRNS, WRNS HQ, Admiralty (HMS Pembroke III) from 12 November 1939 until 1946. On 9 February 1945 she was appointed as Supt. of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and the following year was made CBE.. She belonged to the prominent Sassoon and Rothschild families..

Marchioness of Cholmondeley...

Of those who settled in England, Sir Edward Albert Sassoon (1856–1912), the son of Albert, married Aline Caroline de Rothschild, and was a Conservative member of Parliament from 1899 until his death.. The seat was then inherited by his son Sir Philip Sassoon (1888–1939) from 1912 until his death.. Philip served in the First World War as military secretary to Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and, during the 1920s and 1930s, as Britain's undersecretary of state for air. The twentieth-century English poet, one of the best known World War I poets, Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967) was David's great-grandson.. Another descendant of Sassoon David Sassoon is the British banker and government minister James, Lord Sassoon.. In the 19th century, one daughter of the family, Rachel Sassoon Beer bought a number of newspapers in England, including The Sunday Times (1893–1904) and The Observer, which she also edited..David Sassoon, Baghdad's treasurer in the nineteenth century, began and cemented the family's dominant position in the Sino-Indian opium trade..The family's businesses in China, and Hong Kong especially, were built to capitalize on the trade..

Sassoon was born in London, to a Jewish family (from India and Iraq on her father's side, and Germany and France on her mother's side).. She was the daughter of Sir Edward Albert Sassoon (1856–1912), 2nd Bt., and Baroness Aline Caroline de Rothschild (1865–1909)..Aline Caroline de Rothschild, Lady Sassoon (21 October 1867 – 28 July 1909) was a French socialite and daughter of Cécile Anspach and Baron Gustave de Rothschild of the prominent Rothschild family.. She died aged 41 from undisclosed causes..The Sassoon Mausoleum had been built in 1876 by his father as a family resting place.. However, there were no more burials after 1933, when it was emptied and sold, becoming first a furniture store, then a decorator's, next a restaurant and finally the ballroom of the Hanbury Arms public house.. In 2006, the building was again sold to be converted to a private members' club...

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lightgiver 18-08-2015 09:04 PM

Rope & Anchorage
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Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Moi..

The Anchor Bend is a knot used for attaching a rope to a ring or similar termination.. Its name originates from the time when "bend" was understood to mean "tie to", and not restricted to knots that join rope ends..The knot is very similar to a round turn and two half hitches except that the first half hitch is passed under the turn.. In many everyday uses, the finishing half-hitch need not be made; alternatively, one might seek surer security by tying off the end with a Strangle knot to the standing part..This knot is actually a rearranged double overhand knot and makes up each half of the double fisherman's knot or grapevine knot is a bend, or a knot used to join two lengths of rope..Mailed my letter off to Dallas...

And the all-night rock and rollin'..hey Shell...

An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current.. The word derives from Latin ancora, which itself comes from the Greek ?????? (ankura)..The vessel is attached to the anchor by the rode, which is made of chain, cable, rope, or a combination of these..The earliest anchors were probably rocks, and many rock anchors have been found dating from at least the Bronze Age..The ancient Greeks used baskets of stones, large sacks filled with sand, and wooden logs filled with lead.. According to Apollonius Rhodius and Stephen of Byzantium, anchors were formed of stone, and Athenaeus states that they were also sometimes made of wood..Texas always seemed so big...

The Admiralty Pattern, "A.P.", or simply "Admiralty", and also known as "Fisherman", is the anchor shape most familiar to non-sailors..Handling and storage of these anchors requires special equipment and procedures..The Delta was developed in the 80s for commercialization by British marine manufacturer Simpson–Lawrence..The claw-shaped anchor was designed by Peter Bruce from the Isle of Man in the 70s..In recent years there has been something of a spurt in anchor design..The mushroom anchor is suitable where the seabed is composed of silt or fine sand..The Deadweight anchor relies solely on being a heavy weight.. It is usually just a large block of concrete or stone at the end of the chain..An anchor frequently appears on the flags and coats of arms of institutions involved with the sea, both naval and commercial, as well as of port cities and seacoast regions and provinces in various countries..But you know you're in the largest state in the union...On the Great Highland Bagpipe, the internal bore is conical: it is this that gives the chanter its exceptional volume..

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lightgiver 19-08-2015 07:55 PM

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You And Whose Army..

The least strenuous route to the summit is to hike to Tumbledown pond via either the Brook or Parker Ridge trails.. From the pond, hikers can access the summit via the Tumbledown Ridge Trail, a fairly well marked path that leads across the mountaintop all the way from the East Peak to the West Peak.. It also connects to the Loop Trail, which descends steeply back to Byron Road.. Weaker hikers should avoid the Loop Trail, as it can be a very challenging hike..Tumbledown Chimney Trail: This trail is considered derelict and should be avoided.. It leaves the Loop Trail roughly one mile in, traveling through an extremely rough boulder field.. From there, the trail climbs a severely steep, smooth rock slope.. Eventually, it reaches the Tumbledown Chimney, which is approximately 15 feet high and VERY steep...

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Tumbledown Part 6...

The original 7th Gurkhas was formed as the Assam Sebundy Corps in 1835, eventually becoming a Gurkha regiment within the Bengal Native Infantry, ranked as the 43rd Gurkhas.. In 1903, it was renumbered as the 7th Gurkha Rifles. The year before, the 8th Gurkha Rifles was formed from a nucleus of men primarily from the 10th Gurkha Rifles, but also from other Gurkha units.. In 1903, this became the 2nd Battalion, 10th Gurkha Rifles.. until 1907; at that time, the 7th Gurkhas amalgamated with the 8th Gurkha Rifles to become its 2nd Battalion, while 2/10 Gurkha Rifles was renamed as the "new" 7th Gurkhas..During the First World War, the regiment served primarily in the Middle East. The 2nd Battalion was captured by the Turkish Army at Kut-al-Amara in 1916, before being reformed in Mesopotamia the same year.. Following the end of the war, the 1st Battalion saw service in the Iraq and Kurdistan campaigns, while the 2nd Battalion returned to India to fight in the Third Afghan War.. During the Second World War, the regiment primarily saw service in North Africa, Italy and the Far East..Ganju Lama VC MM (22 July 1924 – 1 July 2000) was a Sikkim Indian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces..In 1982, the 2nd Battalion was reformed in Hong Kong, while the 1st Battalion was deployed for war service in the Falklands War, its primary action being at Mount William...

http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....&postcount=550The interesting part is if anything happens to me, and Hicks doesn't get his letter, he's going to be really pissed off, and he's going to come down here and see you because you're the mail man...http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....postcount=1487

lightgiver 22-08-2015 10:19 PM

Lizard Battle
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V Birthing Scene 84...

On 20 October 1707 a large merchant fleet consisting of 80 to 130 English ships left Plymouth for Portugal with supplies for the war in Spain.. There were 5 escorting English ships under command of Commodore Edwards..The next day near Lizard Point they were spotted by 2 French squadrons of 6 ships each.. Technically Forbin was the senior French officer, but Duguay-Trouin was the more aggressive, and his ships led the attack and suffered most of the damage, after Forbin's had discovered the British convoy..This battle was almost a complete victory for the French; the 80-gun Cumberland and the 50-gun ships Chester and Ruby were taken, but Royal Oak escaped into Kinsale with a few merchantmen. The 80-gun Devonshire defended herself for several hours against se7en French ships until she caught fire and blew up, only three men escaping out of 500..Polpeor Cove is a small cove to the east of Lizard Point..The area is famous for its carved serpentine items, which range from ornaments to the pump handles in the local public house, the Lizard Inn...

War of the Spanish Succession...

Lizard Point is for many ships the starting point of their ocean passage and a notorious shipping hazard.. The Lizard Lighthouse is situated at Lizard Point. Immediately below the lighthouse, situated in what used to be a hotel, is the YHA Lizard Youth Hostel.. Lizard Point is situated within Caerthillian to Kennack (Site of Special Scientific Interest), noted for its biological and geological interest.. Polpeor Cove is a small cove to the east of Lizard Point..The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) operates The Lizard lifeboat station at Kilcobben Cove, 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Lizard Point.. A Tyne class lifeboat is housed in a large boathouse at the base of the cliff.. The station features a funicular line to transport lifeboat crews from the boathouse to the clifftop station car park..The biggest rescue in the RNLI's history was 17 March 1907 when the 12,000 tonne liner SS Suevic hit the Maenheere Reef near Lizard Point.. In a strong gale and dense fog RNLI lifeboat volunteers rescued 456 passengers, including se7enty babies.. Crews from The Lizard, Cadgwith, Coverack and Porthleven rowed out repeatedly for 16 hours to rescue all of the people on board..Six silver RNLI medals were later awarded, two to Suevic crew members...

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lightgiver 23-08-2015 12:04 AM

HMS Aton
HMS Shakespears..

HMS Devonshire was the first of the County-class destroyers and the first Batch 1 ship of the Royal Navy.. The ship was built by Cammell Laird in Birkenhead near Liverpool.. With a displacement of 5,440 tonnes (6,850 tonnes full load), Devonshire was named after the English county of Devon.. She was launched on 10 June 1960 and delivered to the navy two years late..In 1962 Devonshire was commissioned and became the first operational Royal Navy ship to fire the Sea Slug missile..Via television, MI6 and the Royal Navy identify several wanted men, including the American "techno-terrorist" Henry, who is buying a GPS encoder made by the US military...

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A Question of Allegiance...

Following work up, she sailed for the Mediterranean, followed by a return to her home port of Portsmouth.. From here she then sailed for Bermuda and the US..She returned to Portsmouth just before the end of 62..She was involved in patrol duties in the Persian Gulf and the Caribbean Sea, but was not involved in any armed conflict of the UK..Devonshire was decommissioned under defence cuts in 78, though was immediately offered for sale to Egypt, but the sale did not go through.. Laid up in Portsmouth harbour for 6 years, the ship was used as a target, first for testing the new Sea Eagle air-launched cruise missile, then sunk by HMS Splendid as a target on 17 July 1984..Meaconing is the interception and rebroadcast of navigation signals...

HMS Devonshire after explosion, September 76..

1997 October 12 – 43 are killed at a false roadblock, in the Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria–Darth John Denver, American musician (b. 1943)/15 – NASA launches the Cassini–Huygens probe to Saturn-Andy Green driving the ThrustSSC sets a new land speed record of 763.035 mph\17 – The remains of Che Guevara are laid to rest with full military honours in a specially built mausoleum in the city of Santa Clara– Berth James Whitley, British paralympic skier/23 -Berth Daphne Blunt, American fashion blogger-Zach Callison, American actor\24 – WPC Nina Mackay, 25, is stabbed to darth in Stratford, London, when entering a flat to arrest a Somali asylum seeker who was due to be deported...

I move through leigh past the independent shops that now have original names like Pound Stretcher, past the pubs which are still many and large. My school by Green Hill’s been raised to the ground..He was a quiet man Mr Marsh of Marshes farm.. We’d cut off our arm to work that summer job!.The sort of small town humour that has more edge than a butchers knife.. Oh How we Laughed..Ha Ho..It’s not called Wood End Assesment centre any more.. It’s called The Jenny..I don’t have a temper. It’s very rare that I lose my temper and if I do it’s only unleashed in words..I drive to Leigh Miners Club..The tanoid music gives the sense that we are stuck in one flew over the cuckoos nest..And that completes my final report until we reach touchdown.. We're now on full automatic, in the hands of the computers..There's your Minister of Science; honour-bound to expand the frontiers of knowledge..You know the saying, "Human see, human do"..I think it's safe to assume it isn't a zombie..If you have any trouble, I'll be on the bridge...

November 1 – Darth Victor Mills, chemical engineer for the Procter & Gamble company (b. 1897)1 – Berth Alex Wolff, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor/3 – In France, striking truck drivers blockade ports during a pay dispute\4 - Berth Stratos Iordanoglou, Greek basketball player-Sandra Samir, Egyptian tennis player/ 6 – Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, English actor\7 – Martina Piemonte, Italian footballer/ 9 – Matthew Fisher, English cricketer\10 – Khalil Madovi, English rapper and actor/11 – Mary McAleese is elected the 8th President of Ireland in succession to Mary Robinson\12– Brazil's Supreme Court refuses to extradite the Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs to Britain – Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the 93 World Trade Center bombing/13 – Berth Brent and Shane Kinsman, American actors\17 – Six Britons are among the 58 people killed by terrorists outside the Temple of Hatshepsut in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt/ 19 – In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives berth to septuplets in the 2nd known case where all 7 babies are born alive, and the first in which all survive infancy.Kenny, Alexis, Natalie, Kelsey, Nathan, Brandon and Joel McCaughey\20 – Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary/22 –Darth Michael Hutchence, Australian singer-songwriter (INXS) (b. 1960)/23 –Berth Akari Takeuchi, Japanese singer releasing their news articles with critical details hours before the events had become known...

http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....7&postcount=48There is so little beauty in this world, and so much suffering.. Do you suppose that is what God had in mind?.That is to say if there is a god at all..Perhaps there is nothing in this universe but ourselves..And our thoughts..You speak with such sincerity..This is the Lord's doing..She had such phower over men's hearts..They have found nothing to replace her...https://forum.davidicke.com/showpost...&postcount=230

lightgiver 30-08-2015 05:51 PM

Sink the Bismarck
12 Wagner superheated boilers...
The German battleship steams in circles..

Bismarck was ordered under the name Ersatz Hannover ("Hannover replacement"), a replacement for the old pre-dreadnought SMS Hannover, under contract "F"..The contract was awarded to the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, where the keel was laid on 1 July 1936 at Helgen IX...

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Starring Kenneth More Carl Mohner...

British convoys are being ravaged by U-boats and surface raider attacks which cut off supplies which Britain needs to continue the war..Meanwhile a spy in Norway spots the Bismarck and the prince Eugen he attempts to alert the British by telegraph but he is discovered by the Germans and killed.. He is only able to message that one of the ships is Prince Eugen but is shot before he can message the second ship which was the Bismarck..Release dates 11 February 1960...

Hunting the Bismark..

In the course of the warship's 8-month career under its sole commanding officer, Capt. Ernst Lindemann, Bismarck conducted only one offensive operation, in May 1941, codenamed Rheinübung..The ship, along with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, was to break into the Atlantic Ocean and raid Allied shipping from North America to Great Britain..The two ships were detected several times off Scandinavia, and British naval units were deployed to block their route..At the Battle of the Denmark Strait, Bismarck engaged and destroyed the battlecruiser HMS Hood, the pride of the Royal Navy, and forced the battleship HMS Prince of Wales to retreat; Bismarck was hit THREE times and suffered an oil leak from a ruptured tank..The destruction of Hood spurred a relentless pursuit by the Royal Navy involving dozens of warships..The main force of British ships (including battleships HMS Rodney and HMS King George V) find Bismarck the next day..I love you, Marck..You're like my sister...

http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....29&postcount=8Military History fair, room for improvement..I'm here to teach you but also I'm here to help you..Any problems you come to me..Don't be afraid, day or night, any advice..You understand?.. http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....&postcount=553

lightgiver 25-10-2015 08:27 PM

The Devil and the Deep blue Sea
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Return of the Fisherman..

HMS Cumberland was a Batch 3 Type 22 frigate of the British Royal Navy.. She was launched in 1986 and commissioned on 10 June 1989..The frigate was on station during the First Gulf War and was part of the Devonport Flotilla based at Devonport Dockyard...

Cumberland & USS Dwight D. Eisenhower..

In October 2005 she intercepted and boarded a speedboat in the Caribbean Sea off Nicaragua from which they seized two tonnes of cocaine, and detained 4 suspects..The cocaine was estimated to have a street value of £200 million..During this time Chris Cranmer, the first registered Satanist serving in the Royal Navy, was a technician on board the vessel..Cumberland completed an 18-month refit in 2008..As part of her duties in SNMG2, on 11 November 2008, Cumberland went to the aid of a Danish vessel that had come under attack from pirates...

On 18 April 2011 Cumberland made her final entry into her base-port of Devonport from an intense and successful patrol involving oil production protection in the Gulf, counter-piracy operations, evacuating refugees from Libya and enforcing an arms embargo against the country's ruler.. She was laid up at Portsmouth and in July 2013 sold to Turkish company Leyal for demolition..2 × triple Magazine launched anti-submarine torpedo tubes (total of 36 torpedoes)..2 × Quad Harpoon missile launchers (total of 8 Harpoons)..2 × Sea Wolf anti air system (Total of 72 Sea Wolf missiles).."I am utterly shocked by this," Conservative parliamentarian Anne Widdecombe told Reuters..

Yeah, of course you are..How many more satanist's/stalinist's/stanist's serve in the Armed forces ??? BTW how is the arms embargo going ?..

Although the public practice of Satanism began with the founding of The Church of Satan in 1966, historical precedents exist..According to Kuwaiti media, numerous teenagers in the country have been joining a Satanic sect that is managed from abroad..

Thomas Cranmer (2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary I..At the age of 14, two years after the death of his father, he was sent to the newly created Jesus College, Cambridge..Need a 5 star Spa in Cambridge?.Other Apostles accused of having spied for the Soviets include Michael Whitney Straight, Victor Rothschild and Guy Liddell..

http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....7&postcount=58Rex remarked as he surveyed the powerful telescope slanting to the roof and a whole arsenal of sextants, spheres and other astrological impedimenta ranged about the room...http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....&postcount=216

lightgiver 25-10-2015 10:11 PM

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Witchcraft 1970 Part 2 ..

The word is derived from the Old English weorþscipe, meaning worship, honour shown to an object, which has been etymologised as "worthiness or worth-ship"—to give, at its simplest, worth to something..In the New Testament various words are used for worship.. The word proskuneo "to worship" means to bow down to Gods or kings.. 'Make up a basket and have it put in the electric canoe'..'Oh, I will give you further directions when we reach it,' she smiled, and for a little time they drove in silence through the quiet byways until they entered the main Bath Road at Theale..

Worship in Buddhism may take innumerable forms given the doctrine of skillful means..Meditation (sam?dhi) is a central form of worship in buddhism.. This practice is focused on the third step of the Eightfold Path that ultimately leads to self awakening, also known as enlightenment..Anglican devotions are private prayers and practices used by Anglican Christians to promote spiritual growth and communion with God..Worship in Hinduism involves invoking higher forces to assist in spiritual and material progress and is simultaneously both a science and an art.. A sense of bhakti or devotional love is generally invoked...

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The Devil Rides Out - Part 2 ..

Worship is included in the Five Pillars of Islam, primarily that of salat, which is the practice of ritual prayer 5 times daily..Worship of God in Judaism is called Avodat Hashem.. During the period when the Temple stood, the rites conducted there were considered the most important act of Jewish worship..Jehovah's Witnesses assert that many actions classified as patriotic by Protestant groups, such as saluting a flag, are equivalent to worship and are therefore considered idolatrous..In Sikhism, worship takes place after the Guru Granth Sahib, which is the work of the 10 Sikh Gurus all in one.. Sikhs worship God and only one God, known as "One Creator", "The Wonderful Teacher" (Waheguru), or "Destroyer of Darkness"..The Manchester Ship Canal is a 36-mile-long (58 km) inland waterway in the North West of England linking Manchester to the Irish Sea..In armed conflict and in daily life ships have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems...

Wiccan worship commonly takes place during a full moon or a new moon.. Such rituals are called an Esbat and may involve a magic circle which practitioners believe will contain energy and form a sacred space, or will provide them a form of magical protection..It is so many years since I studied the occult that there are a thousand things I have forgotten.. It is absolutely imperative that I should immerse myself in some of the old key works for a few hours and rub up my knowledge of protective measures..What I heard this evening of Simon's approaching change of name-to Abraham, you remember.. That, of course, would be after Abraham the Jew, a very famous and learned mystic of the early centuries.. He wrote a book which is said to be the most informative ever compiled concerning the Great Work..At Newbury, she gave fresh instructions...

http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....&postcount=133To Hungerford now,' and the fast, low touring Rolls sped out of the town eating up another 10 miles of the highway to the west..He did not dare to stop in the town in case she gave him the slip and hired another car or went on by train, but when they were well out in the country again he meant to telephone the Duke, who must have arrived at Pangbourne by this time, and urge him to follow as far as Hungerford at once-then sit tight at The Bear until he received further information... http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....postcount=1331

lightgiver 10-01-2016 06:48 PM

Fin K-278

Launched: 9 May 1983-K-278 Komsomolets was the only Project 685 Plavnik (???????, meaning "fin", also known by its NATO reporting name of "Mike"-class) nuclear-powered attack submarine of the Soviet Navy.. On 4 August 1984 K-278 reached a record submergence depth of 1,020 metres (3,350 feet) in the Norwegian Sea.. The boat sank in 1989 and is currently resting on the floor of the Barents Sea, one mile deep, with its nuclear reactor and two nuclear warheads still on board.K-278 had a double hull, the inner one being composed of titanium, which gave her an operating depth far greater than that of the best American submarines..In October 1988, K-278 was honored by becoming one of the few Soviet submarines to be given an actual name: Komsomolets (??????????, meaning "a member of the Young Communist League"), and her commanding officer, Captain 1st Rank Yuriy Zelenskiy was honored for diving to a depth of 1,020 meters (3,350 feet)...

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Anya Fedorova Reporting..

On 7 April 1989, while under the command of Captain 1st Rank Evgeny Vanin and running submerged at a depth of 335 metres (1,099 ft) about 180 kilometres (100 nmi) southwest of Bear Island (Norway), fire broke out in the engine room due to a short-circuit, and even though watertight doors were shut, the resulting fire spread through bulkhead cable penetrations.. The reactor scrammed and propulsion was lost.. Electrical problems spread as cables burned through, and control of the boat was threatened.. An emergency ballast tank blow was performed and the submarine surfaced 11 minutes after the fire began.. Distress calls were made, and most of the crew abandoned ship..The fire continued to burn, fed by the compressed air system.. At 15:15, several hours after the boat surfaced, it sank again in 1,680 metres (5,510 ft) of water, about 250 kilometres (100 nmi) SSW off Bear Island...The commanding officer and 4 others who were still on board entered the escape capsule and ejected it.. Only 1 of the 5 to reach the surface was able to leave the capsule and survive before it sank again in the rough seas..Rescue aircraft arrived quickly and dropped small rafts, but many men had already died from hypothermia in the 2 °C (36 °F) water of the Barents Sea.. The floating fish factory B-64/10 Aleksey Khlobystov (??????? ?????????) arrived 81 minutes after K-278 sank, and took aboard 25 survivors and 5 fatalities.. In total, 42 of the 69 crewmen died in the Incident, including the commanding officer..

K-278 "Mike"-class , 1 Jan 1986..

An expedition in mid-1994 revealed some plutonium leakage from one of the two nuclear torpedoes.. On 24 June 1995, Keldysh set out again from St. Petersburg to the Mike datum to seal the hull fractures in Compartment 1 and cover the nuclear warheads, and declared success at the end of subsequent expedition in July 1996.. The Russian government has declared the risk of radioactive contamination of the environment negligible until 2015 or 2025..Complement: 33 officers, 21 warrant or petty officers, 15 enlisted...


1984 August 2 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site/3 - Berth Ryan Lochte, American swimmer - Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed- Berth Kyle Schmid, Canadian actor-Carah Faye Charnow, American singer\4 - Prince's "Purple Rain" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks/7 - Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball\8 - "Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 perf/11-US President Ronald Reagan, during a voice check for a radio broadcast remarks, "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever.. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"-Barefoot South African runner Zola Budd, controversially granted British citizenship earlier in the year, collides with Mary Decker of the U.S. in the Olympic 3000 meters final, neither finishing as medallists - Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms - USSR performs (underground) nuclear test\12- 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, Calif- Berth Yua Aida, Japanese model and pornographic actress-Sherone Simpson, Jamaican athlete/13–Berth James Morrison, English singer/songwriter and guitarist - Morocco & Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty\16 – John DeLorean is acquitted of all 8 charges of possessing and distributing cocaine..The engineer requested that we turn on the heat shield fire water which is what could be seen spraying up in the vicinity of the engine bells of Discovery's 3 main engines.. "Gee, I thought we'd be a lot higher at MECO !"- Sunken liner Andrea Doria's safe opened...
http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....3&postcount=12On the remote Norwegian Bear Island, used as a submarine base..U.N. scientist Larsen sends a signal using an emergency NATO frequency and is received by scientific vessel Morning Rose...http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....9&postcount=24

lightgiver 10-01-2016 10:10 PM

Tudor Rose
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age Treasonous Mary..

The Mary Rose was a carrack-type warship of the English Tudor navy of King Henry VIII.. After serving for 33 years in several wars against France, Scotland, and Brittany and after being substantially rebuilt in 1536, she saw her last action on 19 July 1545.. While leading the attack on the galleys of a French invasion fleet, she sank in the Solent, the straits north of the Isle of Wight.The Bloody Mary's origin is unclear, and there are multiple conflicting claims of who invented the Bloody Mary...

Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Walsingham..

In 1536, Queen Anne fell from the king's favour and was beheaded.. Elizabeth, like Mary, was downgraded to the status of Lady and removed from the line of succession.. Within two weeks of Anne's execution, Henry married Jane Seymour.. Jane urged her husband to make peace with Mary..Rebels in the North of England, including Lord Hussey, Mary's former chamberlain, campaigned against Henry's religious reforms, and one of their demands was that Mary be made legitimate..Cromwell fell from favour and was arrested for treason in June 1540; one of the unlikely charges against him was that he had plotted to marry Mary himself..In 1541, Henry had the Countess of Salisbury, Mary's old governess and godmother, executed on the pretext of a Catholic plot, in which her son (Reginald Pole) was implicated.. Her executioner was "a wretched and blundering youth" who "literally hacked her head and shoulders to pieces"..In 1542, following the execution of Henry's 5th wife, Catherine Howard, the unmarried Henry invited Mary to attend the royal Christmas festivities..In 1543, Henry married his 6th and last wife, Catherine Parr, who was able to bring the family closer together..The customer at Harry's Bar in Paris for whom Fernand Petiot prepared the drink in 1920 was Vladimir Smirnov, of the Smirnoff vodka family...

In 1544 Henry had agreed to attack France together with Emperor Charles V, and English forces captured Boulogne at great cost in September, but soon England was left in the lurch after Charles had achieved his objectives and brokered a separate peace..The naval Battle of the Solent took place on 18 and 19 July 1545 during the Italian Wars, fought between the fleets of Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England, in the Solent channel off the south coast of England between Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.. The engagement was inconclusive and is most notable for the sinking of the English carrack Mary Rose..The French had assembled a large fleet in the estuary of the Seine with the intent to land troops on English soil.. The estimates of the size of the fleet varied considerably; between 123 and 300 vessels according to French sources; and up to 226 sailing ships and galleys according to the chronicler Edward Hall.. Its reputation as a restorative beverage contributes to the popularity of the Bloody Mary in the morning and early afternoon, especially with brunch...

Early in the battle something went wrong.. While engaging the French galleys the Mary Rose suddenly heeled (leaned) heavily over to her starboard (right) side and water rushed in through the open gunports..The massive port side brick oven in the galley collapsed completely and the huge 360-litre (90 gallon) copper cauldron was thrown onto the orlop deck above.. Heavy guns came free and slammed into the opposite slide, impeding escape or crushing men beneath them with the exception of the men who were stationed in the tops in the masts, most of those who managed to get up from below deck were trapped under the netting; they would have been in view of the surface, and their colleagues above, but with little or no chance to break through, and were dragged down with the ship, something indicated by the positioning of many of the skeletons recovered from the wreck..The drink is traditionally served over ice in a tall glass, such as a highball, flared pint or hurricane glass...

The Cowdray Engraving, depicting the Battle of the Solent..

In 1547, Henry died and Edward succeeded as Edward VI..Since Edward was still a child, rule passed to a regency council dominated by Protestants, who attempted to establish their faith throughout the country..For most of Edward's reign, Mary remained on her own estates, and rarely attended court..A plan between May and July 1550 to smuggle her out of England to the safety of the European mainland came to nothing..When Mary was in her thirties, she attended a reunion with Edward and Elizabeth for Christmas 1550, where 13-year-old Edward embarrassed Mary, and reduced both her and himself to tears in front of the court, by publicly reproving her for ignoring his laws regarding worship..On 6 July 1553, at the age of 15, Edward VI died from a lung infection, possibly TB..Guided by John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, and perhaps others.. Edward excluded both of his sisters from the line of succession in his will..Contradicting the Succession Act, which restored Mary and Elizabeth to the line of succession, Edward named Dudley's daughter-in-law Lady Jane Grey, the granddaughter of Henry VIII's younger sister Mary, as his successor..On 9 July, from Kenninghall, Norfolk, she wrote to the privy council with orders for her proclamation as Edward's successor.. On 10 July 1553, Lady Jane was proclaimed queen by Dudley and his supporters, and on the same day Mary's letter to the council arrived in London.. By 12 July, Mary and her supporters had assembled a military force at Framlingham Castle, Suffolk.. Dudley's support collapsed, and Mary's grew.. Jane was deposed on 19 July.. She and Dudley were imprisoned in the Tower of London. Mary rode triumphantly into London on 3 August 1553 on a wave of popular support. She was accompanied by her half-sister Elizabeth, and a procession of over 800 nobles and gentlemen..She appointed Gardiner to the council and made him both Bishop of Winchester and Lord Chancellor, offices he held until his death in November 1555.. Susan Clarencieux became Mistress of the Robes.. On 1 October 1553, Gardiner crowned Mary at Westminster Abbey..

https://forum.davidicke.com/showpost...8&postcount=83From that point on, the guys looked at me in a completely different light..Did you mean what you said up there?.Well ya I just want you to be happy Mary..Is it the frank or the beans?..Hold it,men..He's not bluffing..I don't know, both I guess..I say they should put more meats on a stick, you know?..What in the Wide World of Sports is a-going on here?..http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....&postcount=523

lightgiver 08-02-2016 12:03 AM

Rose's Service at the Monarch's Pleasure
Limey Juice..
Scottish physician..

In 1753, James Lind discovered that a lack of vitamin C was the cause of scurvy, a disease rife throughout the navy.. Captain Cook adopted his suggested solution of a daily ration of lemon or lime juice to all sailors during his long expeditiary trips.. This proved highly successful with a hugely reduced death rate..From 1795, it became normal practice throughout all long voyages within the Royal Navy, for sailors to receive a daily ration of lemon or lime juice.. Thisquickly gave rise to the nickname "limeys" amongst non-British sailors, which arises in the early 19th century.. The preservation of the fruit juice at this time was usually done through the addition of 15% rum..The first factory producing lime juice was set up by Rose on Commercial Street in Leith, Scotland in 1868.. In 1940, during the blitz, it moved its HQ from the London docks (a key German target) to St. Albans for safety reasons..It also bears the notation that Schweppes Holdings Ltd holds a Royal Warrant to HM Queen Elizabeth II as manufacturers of Schweppes and Rose's soft drinks..The majority of limes are now sourced from Mexico and Peru..The current range includes both the original concentrated squash or cordial and also diluted drink mixers..


Lind was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1716 into a family of merchants.. He had an elder sister.. In 1731 he began his medical studies as an apprentice of George Langlands, a fellow of the Incorporation of Surgeons which preceded the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.. In 1739, he entered the Navy as a surgeon's mate, serving in the Mediterranean, off the coast of West Africa and in the West Indies.. By 1747 he had become surgeon of HMS Salisbury in the Channel Fleet, and conducted his experiment on scurvy while that ship was patrolling the Bay of Biscay.. Just after that patrol he left the Navy, wrote his MD thesis on Venereal Diseases and earned his MD from the University of Edinburgh Medical School, and was granted a license to practice in Edinburgh, Scotland..He died a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1823..Established 18 May 1725..

Royal Artillery at Leith Fort, 1846..

Two mounds on Leith Links, known as "Giant's Brae" and "Lady Fyfe's Brae", identified as Somerset's Battery and Pelham's Battery respectively, are believed to be artillery mounds created for the siege in April 1560 and are listed as scheduled monuments..Late in 1561, Mary, Queen of Scots, arrived in Leith and, finding no welcoming party to receive her, made a brief stop at the "house of Andro Lamb ... beit the space of ane hour", before being collected and escorted by coach to Holyrood Palace, to begin her ill-fated 6-year-long reign...After the abdication of Mary Queen of Scots in 1567, during the ensuing civil war, troops fighting for James VI of Scotland against his mother's supporters in Edinburgh Castle based themselves in Leith from 1571-1573, a period called the "Wars between Leith and Edinburgh"..During the American War of Independence the Scot, John Paul Jones, who, with John Barry, is credited as founder of the US Navy, set sail on 14 August 1779 as commodore of a squadron of se7en ships with the intention of destroying British commerce in the North Sea..He intended to capture the port of Leith and hold it for ransom, but his plan was thwarted when a gale on 16 September kept him at the mouth the Firth of Forth..Leith was the port of entry for the visit of King George IV to Scotland, and The Old Ship Hotel and King's Landing was then given its new name, to mark the King's arrival by ship's boat at Leith Shore for this event..The port remains one of its most valuable enterprises, handling over 1.5 million tonnes of cargo a year in 2003..On 6 November, Leith was the location for the MTV Europe Music Awards, with a temporary venue being built next to Ocean Terminal...

http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....9&postcount=85Yeah, if you can afford a house like this you buy a house like this, you know?..I'm gonna 'ave a "butcher's" round the house..Who you gonna butcher?..Can't be too careful nowadays... http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....&postcount=110

lightgiver 11-02-2016 11:41 PM

Third Duke
Occupation Canal..

Earl of Bridgewater is a title that has been created twice in the Peerage of England, once for the Daubeny family (1538) and once for the Egerton family (1617)..The 3rd Duke of Bridgewater is famously known as the "Canal Duke", for his creation of a series of canals in North West England..The title Earl of Bridgewater was first created in 1538 for Henry Daubeny, 9th Baron Daubeny..All 3 titles became extincton the first Earl of Bridgewater's darth in 1548..The title Earl of Bridgewater was created secondly in 1617 for John Egerton, Baron Ellesmere and Viscount Brackley, after the town of Bridgwater in Somerset, where he owned estates..In 1598 he had inherited the Tatton estate in Cheshire from his brother-in-law Richard Brereton..He was succeeded by his son, John who represented Callington and Shropshire in the House of Commons and served as Lord-Lieutenant of several counties in Wales and Western England and who in 1617 was made Earl of Bridgewater in the Peerage of England..He was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, the second Earl.. He was Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Lancashire, Cheshire and Herefordshire..He was a Whig politician and served as First Lord of Trade and as First Lord of the Admiralty...

Diana and Callisto..

A pioneer of naval construction he was famous as the originator of British inland navigation, the commissioner of the Bridgewater Canal—often said to be the first true canal in Britain, and the modern world..The navigable canal from Worsley to Manchester which he projected for the transport of coal obtained on his estates is usually cited as the first modern British canal (as opposed to a river navigation)—though the Sankey Canal is a rival to this claim (projected as a "navigation", but built as a true canal)..The completion of this first canal led the Duke to undertake a still more amphibitious work.. In 1762 he obtained parliamentary powers to provide an improved waterway between Liverpool and Manchester by means of a canal..The difficulties encountered in the execution of this canal were still more formidable than those of the Worsley canal, involving, as they did, the carrying of the canal over Sale Moor Moss..But the genius of Brindley, his engineer, proved superior to all obstacles,.Both these canals were completed when Bridgewater was only 36 years of age..He accumulated great wealth through his canal and coal interests, and his annual income was said to have exceeded £80,000..The family owned 3 estates at the time: Belton House, a small Sussex estate, the Old house and, 6,000 acres (24 km²) at his house of Ashridge..With the Bridgewater fortune now exceeding £2,000,000, and the Duke being the richest nobleman in England, he set about rebuilding Ashridge..He manage to acquire a fantastic and then famous art collection valued at £150,000 (estimated in 1997 about £4.75 million). It was composed of several master paintings including Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto..By his will he devised his canals and estates on trust, under which his nephew, the 2nd Marquess of Stafford (afterwards 1st Duke of Sutherland), became the first beneficiary, and next his son Lord Francis Leveson-Gower (afterwards 1st Earl of Ellesmere) and his issue..The canals, however, had been transferred to the Bridgewater Navigation Company in 1872, by whom they were sold in 1887 to the Manchester Ship Canal Company..The logical end of mechanical progress is to reduce the human being to something resembling a brain in a bottle...

Diana and Callisto is a painting completed between 1556 and 1559 by the Venetian artist Titian.. It portrays the moment in which the goddess Diana discovers that her maid Callisto has become pregnant by Jupiter is part of a series of se7en famous canvasses, the "poesies", depicting mythological scenes from Ovid's Metamorphoses painted for Philip II of Spain after Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor had declined Titian's offer to paint them for him..The canal was built for him by James Brindley to service his coal mines at Worsley, in Lancashire..That is the goal towards which we are already moving, though, of course, we have no intention of getting there; just as a man who drinks a bottle of whiskey a day does not actually intend to get cirrhosis of the liver..The Third Spirit is a Mighty Prince, being of the same nature as Agares..He is called Vassago..This Spirit is of a Good Nature, and his office is to declare things Past and to Come, and to discover all things Hid or Lost.. And he governeth 26 Legions of Spirits...

http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....&postcount=102It is a wild ride into the darkness..I have noticed that people who let lodgings nearly always hate their lodgers..But by no conceivable amount of effort or training could I become a Canal Digger; the work would kill me in a few weeks..It is so with all types of manual work; it keeps us alive, and we are oblivious of its existence...https://forum.davidicke.com/showpost...&postcount=210

lightgiver 13-02-2016 03:56 PM

The Bridgewaters

HMS Bridgewater (L01) was a Bridgewater-class sloop built by Hawthorne Leslie, Newcastle on 19 September 1927..By the outbreak of the Second World War, the ship had been fitted with Sonar, and the depth charge outfit increased to 15 charges..While ordered for service in the Persian Gulf, both Bridgewater and sister ship Sandwich were first deployed to the China Station, with Bridgewater remaining on that station until 1935, when she joined the Africa Station (later known as the South Atlantic Station), spending most of her time based at Freetown, Sierra Leone..

lightgiver 09-03-2016 06:27 PM

Thorough and Ready
Sydney steaming for Rabaul, September 1914..

During the early stages of World War I, Sydney was involved in supporting the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, and escorting the first ANZAC convoy.. On 9 November 1914, the cruiser defeated the German cruiser SMS Emden at the Battle of Cocos..During 1915 and 1916, Sydney operated on the North America and West Indies Station, before joining the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron at Greenock, Scotland in November 1916.. On 4 May 1917, the cruiser was involved in an inconclusive action against the German zeppelin L43; neither was damaged. During late 1917, Sydney became the first Australian warship to launch an aircraft, and the first warship to do so from a rotatable platform..

Loading of a 6-inch gun at Portsmouth..

Sydney arrived in Albany, Western Australia on 19 September 1913, after completing her maiden voyage.. The cruiser operated off eastern Australia until March 1914, when she sailed to Singapore to meet the 2 new Australian submarines AE1 and AE2.. The 3 vessels reached Sydney in May, and the cruiser was reassigned to patrols along the eastern coast..Launched by Lady Henderson, wife of Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson...

http://forum.davidicke.com/showthrea...=35025&page=16Some day it'll just end.. Everyone will go home, get on with their lives..The ocean will cover the battlefields..And everyone we've lost won't mean a damn thing..You, uh, slip there, killer?..http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....8&postcount=54

lightgiver 09-03-2016 07:00 PM

Wreck on rocks off Orchard Beach, New York..

Orchard Beach, a public beach, is part of Pelham Bay Park.. Sometimes called the Bronx Riviera, the 115-acre (0.47 km2), 1.1-mile (1.8 km)-long (1.77 km) park consists of a 13-section sandy beach, a hexagonal-block promenade, a central pavilion with food stores and specialty shops, 2 playgrounds, 2 picnic areas, a large parking lot, and 26 courts for basketball, volleyball, and handball.. It is operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and is most recognized for its unique crescent shape and beautiful view of City Island, Bronx..While surrounded by acres of natural forest, marshlands, and coastline, the beach is actually man-made..The process involved filling in approximately one third of Pelham Bay with landfill, followed by a total of 1.2 million cubic yards of sand brought by barge from Sandy Hook, New Jersey and the Rockaways in Queens...
https://forum.davidicke.com/showpost...&postcount=405I have a new roommate..She's a strange person, but it's better than waitin' around for some fat nurse to answer the notice..Don't eat the whole ones!.Those are for the guests...http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....&postcount=416

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