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MS Batory
M.S. Batory was an ocean liner of the Polish merchant fleet, named after Stefan Batory, the famous sixteenth-century king of Poland. The liner survived World War II
World War II
and became known as a "Lucky Ship" due to her wartime successes. She took part in many military actions, including evacuation of the French-Polish-British corps from Narvik (1940), evacuation of allied troops from St. Nazaire and St. Jean de Luz (1940), invasion of Algier and Sicily
Sicily
(1942), military voyages to India
India
(1943), six months services as a troop carrier from Egypt to Italy (1943), and the invasion of southern France.[1] During many years of service, Batory carried out 222 round trips across the oceans, first on the New York City
New York City
run, later the India Line and finally the Canadian Line, carrying over 270,000 passengers altogether
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Stefan Batory
Stephen Báthory
Báthory
(Hungarian: Báthory
Báthory
István; Polish: Stefan Batory; Lithuanian: Steponas Batoras [stʲæːˈpoːˈnaːs baˈtoːˈraːs] ( listen); 27 September 1533 – 12 December 1586) was Voivode of Transylvania
Transylvania
(1571–76), Prince of Transylvania
Transylvania
(1576–86), from 1576 Queen Anna Jagiellon's husband and jure uxoris King of Poland
King of Poland
and Grand Duke of Lithuania
Grand Duke of Lithuania
(1576-1586). The son of Stephen VIII Báthory and a member of the Hungarian Báthory
Báthory
noble family, Báthory
Báthory
was a ruler of Transylvania
Transylvania
in the 1570s, defeating another challenger for that title, Gáspár Bekes
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Karachi
Karachi
Karachi
(Urdu: کراچی‬‎; ALA-LC: Karācī, IPA: [kəˈraːtʃi] ( listen); Sindhi: ڪراچي‎) is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh
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Sicily
Sicily
Sicily
(/ˈsɪsɪli/ SISS-i-lee; Italian: Sicilia [siˈtʃiːlja], Sicilian: Sicìlia) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is an autonomous region of Italy, in Southern Italy
Italy
along with surrounding minor islands, officially referred to as Regione Siciliana. Sicily
Sicily
is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe,[4] and one of the most active in the world, currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high
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Jean De Lattre De Tassigny
Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel de Lattre de Tassigny, GCB, MC (French: [ʒɑ̃ də latʁ də tasiɲi]; 2 February 1889 – 11 January 1952) was a notable French military commander in World War II and the First Indochina War. He was posthumously promoted to Marshal of France. As an officer during World War I, he fought in combat in various battles, including Verdun and was wounded five times, surviving the war with 8 citations, the Légion d'honneur
Légion d'honneur
and the Military Cross. During the Interwar period, he took part in campaigns in Morocco where he was wounded in action again. He then pursued a career in the general staff headquarters and as a commander of a regiment. Early in World War II, from May to June 1940, he was the youngest French Général. He led his division during the Battle of France, at the battles of Rethel, Champagne-Ardenne, and Loire and until the Armistice of 22 June 1940
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French Army
The French Army, officially the Ground Army
Army
(French: Armée de terre [aʀme də tɛʀ]) (to distinguish it from the French Air Force, Armée de L'air or Air Army) is the land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces. It is responsible to the Government of France, along with the other four components of the Armed Forces. The current Chief of Staff of the French Army
Chief of Staff of the French Army
(CEMAT) is General Jean-Pierre Bosser, a direct subordinate of the Chief of the Defence Staff (CEMA). General Bosser is also responsible, in part, to the Ministry of the Armed Forces for organization, preparation, use of forces, as well as planning and programming, equipment and Army
Army
future acquisitions
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Sister Ship
A sister ship is a ship of the same class 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's RMS Olympic, RMS Titanic and HMHS Britannic. As with some other liners, the sisters worked as running mates.[1] Other sister ships include the Royal Caribbean International's Explorer of the Seas and Adventure of the Seas. Half-sister refers to a ship of the same class but with some significant differences
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MS Piłsudski
M/S Piłsudski (later renamed ORP Piłsudski) was a medium-size ocean liner of the Polish Merchant Marine, named for Marshal Józef Piłsudski, a national hero of Poland. She was built in Italy (by the CRDA yard at Monfalcone, yard No. 1126) for the enterprise called PTTO, later Gdynia-Ameryka Linie Zeglugowe (Gdynia-America Line), with part of the payment being shipments of coal from Poland. Launched in December 1934, her tonnage was 14,294 tons gross, with a length of 162 metres (531 ft) and a beam of 71 ft. She was propelled by two diesel engines driving two screws, giving a speed of 18 knots. She entered the regular service as a liner on the trans-atlantic route in September 1935, setting sail for a maiden voyage from Gdynia to New York. As a liner, she was very badly damaged by her first ocean storm. In 1939, she was taken over for war service and scheduled to be converted into an armed merchant cruiser
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Ryszard Kapuściński
Ryszard Kapuściński
Ryszard Kapuściński
(Polish: [ˈrɨʂart kapuɕˈt͡ɕiɲski] ( listen); March 4, 1932 – January 23, 2007) was a Polish journalist, photographer, poet and author. He received many awards and was considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Kapuściński's personal journals in book form attracted both controversy and admiration for blurring the conventions of reportage with the allegory and magical realism of literature.[1] He was the Communist-era Polish Press Agency’s only correspondent in Africa
Africa
during decolonization, and also worked in South America
South America
and Asia
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Drydock
A dry dock (sometimes dry-dock or drydock) is a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform. Dry docks are used for the construction, maintenance, and repair of ships, boats, and other watercraft.Contents1 History1.1 Medieval China 1.2 Renaissance Europe 1.3 Modern era2 Types2.1 Graving 2.2 Floating 2.3 Gallery 2.4 Alternative dry dock systems3 Uses other than for ships 4 See also 5 References 6 Sources 7 External linksHistory[edit] Medieval China[edit] The use of dry docks in China goes at least as far back the 10th century A.D.[1] In 1088, Song Dynasty
Song Dynasty
scientist and statesman Shen Kuo (1031–1095) wrote in his Dream Pool Essays:At the beginning of the dynasty (c. +965) the two Che provinces (now Chekiang
Chekiang
and southern Chiangsu) presented (to the throne) two dragon ships each more than 200 ft. in length
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Hebburn
Hebburn
Hebburn
is a small town situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in North East England
North East England
sandwiched between the towns of Jarrow
Jarrow
and Gateshead
Gateshead
and to the south of Walker. The population of Hebburn
Hebburn
was 18,808 in 2001,[1] reducing to 16,492 at the 2011 Census for the 2 Hebburn
Hebburn
Wards (North & South).[2][3]Contents1 History 2 Transport 3 Notable citizens 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External linksHistory[edit] Hebburn
Hebburn
in 2011.Historically part of County Durham, it is thought that the name Hebburn
Hebburn
may be derived from the Old English terms, heah meaning "high", and byrgen meaning a "burial mound", though it could also mean the high place beside the water
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Southampton
Southampton (/saʊθˈæmptən, -hæmptən/ ( listen)) is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, England. It is 69 miles (111 km) south-west of London and 15 miles (24 km) west north-west of Portsmouth[6][7] Southampton is a major port and the closest city to the New Forest. It lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water at the confluence of the Rivers Test and Itchen,[8] with the River Hamble joining to the south of the urban area
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Bombay
Mumbai
Mumbai
(/mʊmˈbaɪ/; also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India
India
with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million as of 2011
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Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Gibraltar
(/dʒɪˈbrɔːltə/, /dʒɪˈbrɒltə/ or other permutations; Spanish pronunciation: [xiβɾalˈtaɾ]) is a British Overseas Territory
British Overseas Territory
located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.[8][9] It has an area of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) and is bordered to the north by Spain. The landscape is dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar
Rock of Gibraltar
at the foot of which is a densely populated city area, home to over 30,000 people, primarily Gibraltarians.[10] In 1704, Anglo-Dutch forces captured Gibraltar
Gibraltar
from Spain
Spain
during the War of the Spanish Succession
War of the Spanish Succession
on behalf of the Habsburg
Habsburg
claim to the Spanish throne
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Children's Overseas Reception Board
The Children's Overseas Reception Board (CORB) was a British government sponsored organisation.[1] The CORB evacuated 2,664 British children from England, so that they would escape the imminent threat of German invasion and the risk of enemy bombing in World War II. This was during a critical period in British history, between July and September 1940, when the Battle of Britain was raging, and German invasion forces were being amassed across the English Channel. The children were sent mainly to the four Dominion countries, Canada 1,532 (in nine parties), Australia 577 (three parties), New Zealand 202 (two parties), and South Africa 353 (two parties), but also some to the USA. In the first few months over 211,000 children[2] were registered with the scheme. A further 24,000 children had been approved for sailing in that time and over 1,000 volunteer escorts, including doctors and nurses, enrolled
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Malta
Coordinates: 35°53′N 14°30′E / 35.883°N 14.500°E / 35.883; 14.500 Malta
Malta
(/ˈmɒltə, ˈmɔːl-/ ( listen); Maltese: [ˈmɐltɐ]), officially known as the Republic of Malta (Maltese: Repubblika ta' Malta), is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
Sea.[10] It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Italy, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia,[11] and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya.[12] The country covers just over 316 km2 (122 sq mi),[4] with a population of just under 450,000,[5] making it one of the world's smallest[13][14][15] and most densely populated countries
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