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Sarah West
Sarah West (born 1972) was a Royal Navy
Royal Navy
officer, the first woman to be appointed to command a major warship in the Royal Navy. West was born in Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
and studied mathematics at the University of Hertfordshire
University of Hertfordshire
before entering Britannia Royal Naval College in September 1995. She joined the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
as a warfare officer. She also took a law degree whilst on active service in the Middle East
Middle East
and is an expert in large-scale naval planning, mine clearance, weapons systems and underwater warfare. She was trained on HMS Battleaxe, HMS Sandown and HMS Sheffield, deployed in the Persian Gulf
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HMS Sandown (M101)
EML Admiral Cowan (M313) is a Sandown-class minehunter. Formerly HMS Sandown, lead ship of her class of the Royal Navy, she is now an Estonian Navy ship. Renamed EML Admiral Cowan, she is the flagship of the Estonian Navy and part of the Estonian Navy's mine sweeping flotilla. Admiral Cowan is the lead vessel of the Estonian Navy Mineships Division and also the first of the three modernised Sandown class minehunters received.Contents1 History 2 Crest 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] HMS Sandown was built by Vosper Thornycroft and launched on 16 April 1988 by the Duchess of Gloucester, as the lead ship of the 12-ship class of Sandown class minehunters, and entered service a year later on 9 June 1989. She participated in a number of operations in support of the British fleet, including operating as part of a NATO-led operation between 12 June - 26 August 1999, along with the Hunt class Mine countermeasure vessel HMS Atherstone and the survey ship HMS Bulldog
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Type 23 Frigate
The Type 23 frigate
Type 23 frigate
or Duke-class is a class of frigate built for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. The ships are named after British Dukes, thus leading to the class being commonly known as the Duke-class. The first Type 23 was commissioned in 1989, and the sixteenth, HMS St Albans was commissioned in June 2002. They form the core of the Royal Navy's destroyer and frigate fleet and serve alongside the Type 45 destroyers
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2008 Kosovo Declaration Of Independence
Declaration may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Other uses 3 See alsoMusic[edit] Declaration (The Alarm album)
Declaration (The Alarm album)
(1984) Declaration (Bleeding Throug
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2006 Lebanon War
Stalemate,[8] both sides claim victory[9][10] Ceasefire
Ceasefire
through UNSC Resolution 1701 The Lebanese Army
Lebanese Army
is introduced into South
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Northwood Headquarters
Northwood Headquarters
Headquarters
is a military headquarters facility of the British Armed Forces
British Armed Forces
in Eastbury, Hertfordshire, England, adjacent to the London suburb of Northwood. It is home to five military command and control functions:Headquarters, Joint Forces Command the Permanent Joint Headquarters the Multi National Headquarters the Commander Operations for the Royal Navy the NATO
NATO
Allied Maritime CommandContents1 History 2 Occupants2.1 Joint Forces Command 2.2 Permanent Joint Headquarters 2.3 Multi National Headquarters 2.4 Royal Navy 2.5 NATO
NATO
Allied Maritime Command 2.6 Support units3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The headquarters is on the grounds of Eastbury Park
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Permanent Joint Headquarters
The Permanent Joint Headquarters
Headquarters
(PJHQ) is the British tri-service headquarters from where all overseas military operations are planned and controlled. It is situated at Northwood Headquarters
Headquarters
in Northwood, London. The Permanent Joint Headquarters
Headquarters
is commanded by the Chief of Joint Operations (CJO)
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HMS Norfolk (F230)
The sixth HMS Norfolk, a Type 23 frigate, was laid down in 1985 by Yarrow Shipbuilders. She was launched on the Clyde by Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in July 1987 and named for the Dukedom of Norfolk. She was commissioned on 1 June 1990. Norfolk was the 'first of class', as well as being the first of a new generation of 'lean manned' ships.[1] She was commissioned into the Chilean Navy
Chilean Navy
in 2006 as Almirante Cochrane.Contents1 Operational history - Royal Navy1.1 1990-2000 1.2 2001-20052 Operational history - Chilean Navy 3 Commanding officers 4 ReferencesOperational history - Royal Navy[edit] 1990-2000[edit] Following commissioning in 1990, HMS Norfolk completed a year on first of class trials culminating in BOST in November/December 1991. 1992 started with JMC following by a brief defect rectification period in early March
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HMS Cornwall (F99)
HMS Cornwall was a Batch 3 Type 22 frigate
Type 22 frigate
of the Royal Navy. She was the first Batch 3 to be built, and the last to decommission
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HMS Somerset (F82)
HMS Somerset is a Type 23 frigate
Type 23 frigate
of the Royal Navy. She is the eleventh ship of the class to join the fleet since 1989. She was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders
Yarrow Shipbuilders
Ltd on the River Clyde, in Scotland
Scotland
and was launched in June 1994 by Lady Elspeth Layard, wife of then 2nd Sea Lord Admiral and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command Admiral Sir Michael Layard. She entered service in 1996. Lady Layard is the ship's sponsor. She is named after the Dukedom of Somerset. The fourth Somerset
Somerset
to serve in the Royal Navy, she has inherited four battle honours from previous ships of the name; Vigo Bay (1702), Velez Malaga (1704), Louisburg (1758) and Quebec (1759). The previous ships all served during the 18th century and ensured that the name Somerset played a significant part in that period of naval history. Somerset's home port is HMNB Devonport
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HMS Cottesmore (M32)
HMS Cottesmore was a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel
Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel
of the British Royal Navy, launched in 1982 and converted in 1997 into a patrol vessel. The ship was declared surplus to requirement and put on the MoD list for disposal in 2004. In 2008 she was bought by Lithuania, along with Dulverton. Lieutenant Commander His Royal Highness The Duke of York commanded Cottesmore from April 1993 until November 1994. She was decommissioned by the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
in September 2005
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Minesweeper (ship)
A minesweeper is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping. Using various mechanisms intended to counter the threat posed by naval mines, waterways are maintained clear for safe shipping.[1]Contents1 History 2 Operation and requirements 3 Notable minesweepers 4 See also 5 Further reading 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Although naval warfare has a long history, the earliest known usage of the naval mine dates to the Ming dynasty.[2] Dedicated minesweepers, however, only appear in the historical record several centuries later, to the Crimean War, where they were deployed by the British. In the Crimean War, minesweepers consisted of British rowboats trailing grapnels to snag the mines
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Persian Gulf
The Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
(Persian: شاخاب پارس‬‎, translit. Xalij-e Fârs, lit. 'Gulf of Fars') is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia. The body of water is an extension of the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
(Gulf of Oman) through the Strait of Hormuz
Strait of Hormuz
and lies between Iran
Iran
to the northeast and the Arabian Peninsula
Arabian Peninsula
to the southwest.[1] The Shatt al-Arab
Shatt al-Arab
river delta forms the northwest shoreline. The Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
was a battlefield of the 1980–1988 Iran– Iraq
Iraq
War, in which each side attacked the other's oil tankers
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HMS Sheffield (F96)
In Chilean Navy
Chilean Navy
service Terma SKWSArmament:In Royal Navy
Royal Navy
service 2 × 6 GWS25 Seawolf SAM Launchers 4 × 1 Exocet SSM launchers 2 × Twin 30 mm AA 2 × 20 mm GAM-BO1 guns 4 × 7.62mm GPMG In Chilean Navy
Chilean Navy
service 1 × Otobreda 76 mm 2 × GAM-BO1 guns 4 × Harpoon Barak 1
Barak 1
surface-to-air missileAircraft carried:As Sheffield: Lynx Mk.8 helicopter; As Almirante Williams: Eurocopter Dauphin
Eurocopter Dauphin
helicopter HMS Sheffield was a Type 22 frigate
Type 22 frigate
of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
of the United Kingdom. She was originally intended to be named Bruiser but was named Sheffield
Sheffield
in honour of the previous Sheffield, a Type 42 destroyer sunk in the Falklands War
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