HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

picture info

HMCS Clayoquot
HMCS CLAYOQUOT was a Bangor-class minesweeper that served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War . She saw action mainly in the Battle of the Atlantic . She was sunk in 1944. The minesweeper was named after Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island
, British Columbia
British Columbia
. CONTENTS * 1 Design and description * 2 Construction and career * 2.1 Sinking * 3 See also * 4 References * 4.1 Notes * 4.2 Citations * 4.3 Sources * 5 External links DESIGN AND DESCRIPTIONA British design, the Bangor-class minesweepers were smaller than the preceding Halcyon-class minesweepers in British service, but larger than the Fundy class in Canadian service. They came in two versions powered by different engines; those with a diesel engines and those with vertical triple-expansion steam engines
[...More...]

"HMCS Clayoquot" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Halifax, Nova Scotia
HALIFAX (/ˈhælᵻfæks/ , locally /ˈhɛlᵻfæks/ ), legally known as the HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY (HRM), is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
, Canada. The municipality had a population of 403,131 in 2016, with 316,701 in the urban area centred on Halifax Harbour . The regional municipality consists of four former municipalities that were amalgamated in 1996: Halifax , Dartmouth , Bedford , and the Municipality of Halifax County . Halifax is a major economic centre in Atlantic Canada
Atlantic Canada
with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Major employers and economic generators include the Department of National Defence , Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University
, Saint Mary\'s University , the Halifax Shipyard , various levels of government, and the Port of Halifax
[...More...]

"Halifax, Nova Scotia" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Gulf Of St. Lawrence
Coordinates : 48°36′N 61°24′W / 48.600°N 61.400°W / 48.600; -61.400 The Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
on a Canada map. The GULF OF SAINT LAWRENCE (French : Golfe du Saint-Laurent) is the outlet of the North American Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
. The gulf is a semienclosed sea, covering an area of about 236,000 square kilometres (91,000 sq mi) and containing about 35,000 cubic kilometres (8,400 cu mi) of water, which results in an average depth of 148 metres (486 ft)
[...More...]

"Gulf Of St. Lawrence" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Gaspé, Quebec
GASPé is a city at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of eastern Quebec , Canada . Gaspé is located about 650 kilometres (400 mi) northeast of Quebec City , and 350 kilometres (220 mi) east of Rimouski . As of the Canada 2011 Census , the city had a total population of 15,163. In addition to the city, Gaspé's territory includes the communities of Cap-aux-Os, Cap-des-Rosiers, Douglastown, Haldimand, Jersey Cove, L'Anse-à-Fugère, L\'Anse-à-Valleau , L\'Anse-au-Griffon , Penouille, Petit-Cap, Petite-Rivière-au-Renard, Pointe-Jaune, Rivière-au-Renard , Rivière-Morris, Sandy Beach, Saint-Majorique, Saint-Maurice-de-l'Échouerie, Wakeham, and York Centre. The city's territory occupies 1,440 square kilometres (560 sq mi) and borders the sea and the St. Lawrence River for some 130 km (81 mi)
[...More...]

"Gaspé, Quebec" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Rimouski, Quebec
RIMOUSKI is a city in Quebec
Quebec
, Canada. Rimouski
Rimouski
is located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent
Bas-Saint-Laurent
region, at the mouth of the Rimouski River . It has a population of 46,860 (as of 2011 ). Rimouski
Rimouski
is the site of Université du Québec à Rimouski
Université du Québec à Rimouski
(UQAR), the Cégep de Rimouski (which includes the Institut maritime du Québec) and the Music Conservatory . It is also the home of some ocean sciences research centres (see below )
[...More...]

"Rimouski, Quebec" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

CFB Esquimalt
CANADIAN FORCES BASE ESQUIMALT (CFB ESQUIMALT) is Canada
Canada
's Pacific Coast naval base and home port to Maritime Forces Pacific
Maritime Forces Pacific
and Joint Task Force Pacific Headquarters. The base occupies approximately 41 square kilometres (10,000 acres) at the southern tip of Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island
on the Strait of Juan de Fuca , in the municipality of Esquimalt, British Columbia , adjacent to the western limit of the provincial capital, Victoria
[...More...]

"CFB Esquimalt" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Ship Commissioning
SHIP COMMISSIONING is the act or ceremony of placing a ship in active service, and may be regarded as a particular application of the general concepts and practices of project commissioning . The term is most commonly applied to the placing of a warship in active duty with its country's military forces. The ceremonies involved are often rooted in centuries old naval tradition. Ship naming and launching
Ship naming and launching
endow a ship hull with her identity, but many milestones remain before she is completed and considered ready to be designated a commissioned ship. The engineering plant, weapon and electronic systems, galley , and multitudinous other equipment required to transform the new hull into an operating and habitable warship are installed and tested. The prospective commanding officer, ship's officers, the petty officers , and seamen who will form the crew report for training and intensive familiarization with their new ship
[...More...]

"Ship Commissioning" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Quick-firing Gun
A QUICK-FIRING GUN (in U.S. parlance, 'rapid-firing') is an artillery piece, typically a gun or howitzer , which has several characteristics which taken together mean the weapon can fire at a fast rate. Quick-firing was introduced worldwide in the 1880s and early 1890s and had a marked impact on war both on land and at sea. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Naval use * 1.2 Land use * 2 Characteristics * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYNAVAL USE Woodcut
Woodcut
depicting Royal Navy
Royal Navy
gunners in action with the 1-inch Nordenfelt gun , the first practical QF gun. The Royal Navy
Royal Navy
advertised for a quick firing gun in 1881, that could fire a minimum of 12 shots per minute
[...More...]

"Quick-firing Gun" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Keel Laying
LAYING THE KEEL or LAYING DOWN is the formal recognition of the start of a ship\'s construction . It is often marked with a ceremony attended by dignitaries from the shipbuilding company and the ultimate owners of the ship. Keel
Keel
laying is one of the four specially-celebrated events in the life of a ship; the others are launching , commissioning , and decommissioning . In earlier times, the event recognized as the keel laying was the initial placement of the central timber making up the backbone of a vessel, called the keel . As steel ships replaced wooden ones, the central timber gave way to a central steel beam. Modern ships are now largely built in a series of pre-fabricated, complete hull sections rather than being built around a single keel. The event recognized as the keel laying is the first joining of modular components, or the lowering of the first module into place in the building dock
[...More...]

"Keel Laying" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

British Columbia
BRITISH COLUMBIA (BC or B.C.; French: Colombie-Britannique) is the westernmost province of Canada
Canada
, located between the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
and the Rocky Mountains . With an estimated population of 4.8 million as of 2017, it is Canada's third-most populous province . The first British settlement in the area was Fort Victoria , established in 1843, which gave rise to the City of Victoria , at first the capital of the separate Colony of Vancouver
Vancouver
Island . Subsequently, on the mainland, the Colony of British Columbia (1858–1866) was founded by Richard Clement Moody and the Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment , in response to the Fraser Canyon
Fraser Canyon
Gold Rush
[...More...]

"British Columbia" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Corvette
A CORVETTE is a small warship . It is traditionally the smallest class of vessel considered to be a proper (or "rated" ) warship. The warship class above the corvette is that of the frigate , while the class below was historically that of the sloop-of-war . The modern types of ship below a corvette are coastal patrol craft and fast attack craft . In modern terms, a corvette is typically between 500 tons and 2,000 tons although recent designs may approach 3,000 tons, which might instead be considered a small frigate. The word "corvette" is first found in Middle French , a diminutive of the Dutch word corf, meaning a small ship, from the Latin corbis, meaning "basket"
[...More...]

"Corvette" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Liverpool, Nova Scotia
LIVERPOOL is a Canadian community and former town located along the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
of the Province of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
's South Shore . It is situated within the Region of Queens Municipality
Region of Queens Municipality
which is the local governmental unit that comprises all of Queens County, Nova Scotia
[...More...]

"Liverpool, Nova Scotia" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Sister Ship
A SISTER SHIP is a ship of the same class and/or of virtually identical design to another ship. Such vessels share a nearly identical hull and superstructure layout, similar size, and roughly comparable features and equipment. Often, sisters become more differentiated during their service as their equipment (in the case of naval vessels, their armament) are separately altered. For instance, the U.S. warships USS Iowa , USS New Jersey , USS Missouri , and USS Wisconsin are all sister ships, each being an Iowa-class battleship . The most famous sister ships were the White Star Line
White Star Line
's RMS Olympic , RMS Titanic
RMS Titanic
and HMHS Britannic
HMHS Britannic
. As with some other liners, the sisters worked as running mates. Other sister ships include the Royal Caribbean International 's Explorer of the Seas and Adventure of the Seas
[...More...]

"Sister Ship" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

List Of Ships Of The Canadian Navy
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is tasked to provide maritime security along the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic coasts of Canada, exercise Canada's sovereignty over the Arctic archipelago, and support Canada's multi-national and bilateral interests overseas. The RCN fleet comprises the Pacific Fleet at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt , and the Atlantic Fleet at CFB Halifax
CFB Halifax
. CFB Esquimalt is located on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, and is home to 15 vessels and 6,000 staff, the headquarters for Maritime Forces Pacific, Her Majesty's Canadian (HMC) Dockyard Esquimalt, Fleet Maintenance Facility – Cape Breton (FMF-CB), Fire Fighting and Damage Control School, the Naval Officer Training Centre (NOTC Venture), and extensive housing. CFB Halifax
CFB Halifax
is home port for the 18 vessels of the Canadian Atlantic Fleet and situated in Halifax, Nova Scotia
[...More...]

"List Of Ships Of The Canadian Navy" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Caliber (artillery)
In artillery , CALIBER or CALIBRE is the internal diameter of a gun barrel, or by extension a relative measure of the length. RIFLED BARRELSRifled barrels introduce ambiguity to measurement of caliber. A rifled bore consists of alternating grooves and lands. The distance across the bore from groove to groove is greater than the distance from land to land. Projectiles fired from rifled barrels must be of the full groove to groove diameter to be effectively rotated by the rifling, but the caliber has sometimes been specified as the land to land diameter before rifling grooves were cut
[...More...]

"Caliber (artillery)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero)
[...More...]

"International Standard Book Number" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
.