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Titanic
RMS TITANIC (/taɪˈtænɪk/ ) was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912, after it collided with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton
Southampton
to New York City
New York City
. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard the ship, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The RMS Titanic
Titanic
was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line
White Star Line
. The Titanic
Titanic
was built by the Harland and Wolff
Harland and Wolff
shipyard in Belfast
Belfast
. Thomas Andrews , her architect, died in the disaster
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List Of World's Longest Ships
The WORLD\'S LONGEST SHIPS are listed according to their overall length (LOA), which is the maximum length of the vessel measured between the extreme points in fore and aft. In addition, the ships' deadweight tonnage (DWT) and gross tonnage (GT) are presented as they are often used to describe the size of a vessel. The list includes the current record-holders, either as individual ships or ship classes, of each major ship type as well as longer vessels that have been scrapped . The list does not include other floating structures, generally not self-propelled, such as mobile offshore drilling units (example, the 1,200,000 DWT Hibernia Gravity Base Structure ) or mobile floating liquefied natural gas units (example, the 488 m (1,601 ft) long Prelude FLNG ). This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries
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Newfoundland (island)
NEWFOUNDLAND (/ˈnjuːfən(d)lənd, -lænd, njuːˈfaʊndlənd/ ; French : Terre-Neuve) is a large Canadian island off the east coast of the North American mainland, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador
. It has 29 percent of the province's land area. The island is separated from the Labrador Peninsula by the Strait of Belle Isle
Strait of Belle Isle
and from Cape Breton Island
Cape Breton Island
by the Cabot Strait . It blocks the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River , creating the Gulf of Saint Lawrence , the world's largest estuary . Newfoundland's nearest neighbour is the French overseas community of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
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Scandinavia
SCANDINAVIA /ˌskændɪˈneɪviə/ is a historical and cultural region in Northern Europe characterized by a common ethnocultural North Germanic heritage and mutually intelligible North Germanic languages . In English usage, Scandinavia
Scandinavia
sometimes refers to the area known as the Scandinavian Peninsula . The term Scandinavia
Scandinavia
always includes the three kingdoms of Denmark
Denmark
, Norway
Norway
, and Sweden
Sweden
. The remote Norwegian islands of Svalbard
Svalbard
and Jan Mayen are usually not seen as a part of Scandinavia, nor is Greenland , an overseas territory of Denmark
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Wireless Telegraphy
WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY is a method of conveying text ("graphic") information over a distance ("tele") using established telegraphic techniques but without the use of interconnecting wires. It is now used as a historical term for the first radio communication systems, which transmitted telegraph signals by radio waves . When the term originated in the late 19th century it also applied to other types of experimental wireless telegraph communication technologies, such as photoelectric and induction telegraphy. During the 20th century wireless telegraphy came to mean Morse code transmitted by radio waves, discovered by Heinrich Hertz
Heinrich Hertz
in 1886 (and thus initially referred to as " Hertzian waves "). The first radio transmitters , primitive spark gap transmitters used until World War 1, could not transmit voice (audio signals )
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Gross Register Tonnage
GROSS REGISTER TONNAGE (GRT, GRT, G.R.T. "gt") a ship's total internal volume expressed in "register tons", each of which is equal to 100 cubic feet (2.83 m3). Gross register tonnage uses the total permanently enclosed capacity of the vessel as its basis for volume. Net register tonnage subtracts the volume of spaces not available for carrying cargo, such as engine rooms, fuel tanks and crew quarters, from gross register tonnage. Gross register tonnage is not a measure of the ship's weight or displacement and should not be confused with terms such as deadweight tonnage or displacement
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Triple-expansion Steam Engine
A COMPOUND STEAM ENGINE unit is a type of steam engine where steam is expanded in two or more stages. A typical arrangement for a compound engine is that the steam is first expanded in a high-pressure (HP) cylinder , then having given up heat and losing pressure, it exhausts directly into one or more larger-volume low-pressure (LP) cylinders. Multiple-expansion engines employ additional cylinders, of progressively lower pressure, to extract further energy from the steam. Invented in 1781, this technique was first employed on a Cornish beam engine in 1804. Around 1850, compound engines were first introduced into Lancashire textile mills
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Boiler
A BOILER is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated. The fluid does not necessarily boil . (In North America, the term "furnace " is normally used if the purpose is not to boil the fluid.) The heated or vaporized fluid exits the boiler for use in various processes or heating applications, including water heating , central heating , boiler-based power generation , cooking , and sanitation
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Horsepower
HORSEPOWER (HP) is a unit of measurement of power (the rate at which work is done). There are many different standards and types of horsepower. Two common definitions being used today are the MECHANICAL HORSEPOWER (or IMPERIAL HORSEPOWER), which is approximately 746 watts, and the METRIC HORSEPOWER, which is approximately 735.5 watts. The term was adopted in the late 18th century by Scottish engineer James Watt to compare the output of steam engines with the power of draft horses . It was later expanded to include the output power of other types of piston engines , as well as turbines , electric motors and other machinery. The definition of the unit varied among geographical regions. Most countries now use the SI unit watt for measurement of power. With the implementation of the EU Directive 80/181/EEC on January 1, 2010, the use of horsepower in the EU is permitted only as a supplementary unit
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Hull (watercraft)
The HULL is the watertight body of a ship or boat. Above the hull is the superstructure and/or deckhouse , where present. The line where the hull meets the water surface is called the waterline . The structure of the hull varies depending on the vessel type. In a typical modern steel ship, the structure consists of watertight and non-tight decks, major transverse and watertight (and also sometimes non-tight or longitudinal) members called bulkheads , intermediate members such as girders , stringers and webs , and minor members called ordinary transverse frames, frames, or longitudinals, depending on the structural arrangement . The uppermost continuous deck may be called the "upper deck", "weather deck", "spar deck", "main deck ", or simply "deck". The particular name given depends on the context—the type of ship or boat, the arrangement, or even where it sails. Not all hulls are decked (for instance a dinghy )
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Port And Starboard
PORT and STARBOARD are nautical and aeronautical terms for left and right, respectively. Port is the left-hand side of a vessel or aircraft, facing forward. Starboard is the right-hand side, facing forward. Since port and starboard never change, they are unambiguous references that are not relative to the observer. The term starboard derives from the Old English steorbord, meaning the side on which the ship is steered. Before ships had rudders on their centrelines, they were steered with a steering oar at the stern of the ship and, because more people are right-handed , on the right-hand side of it. The term is cognate with the Old Norse stýri (rudder) and borð (side of a ship). Since the steering oar was on the right side of the boat, it would tie up at wharf on the other side. Hence the left side was called port. Formerly, larboard was used instead of port. This is from Middle-English ladebord and the term lade is related to the modern load
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United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Ireland
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND was established as a sovereign state on 1 January 1801 by the Acts of Union 1800
Acts of Union 1800
, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland
Ireland
. The growing desire for an Irish Republic
Irish Republic
led to the Irish War of Independence , which resulted in Ireland
Ireland
seceding from the Union and forming the Irish Free State in 1922. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
remained part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, and the state was consequently renamed the " United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". The UK financed the European coalition that defeated France in 1815 in the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars

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Knot (unit)
The KNOT (/nɒt/ ) is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile (1.852 km) per hour, approximately 1.151 mph. The ISO Standard symbol for the knot is KN. The same symbol is preferred by the IEEE
IEEE
; KT is also common. The knot is a non-SI unit that is "accepted for use with the SI". Worldwide, the knot is used in meteorology , and in maritime and air navigation—for example, a vessel travelling at 1 knot along a meridian travels approximately one minute of geographic latitude in one hour. Etymologically, the term derives from counting the number of knots in the line that unspooled from the reel of a chip log in a specific time
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New York City
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York (Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
Duke of York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
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Titan (mythology)
In Greek mythology , the TITANS (Greek : Τιτάν, Titán, plural : Τiτᾶνες, Titânes) and TITANESSES (or TITANIDES; Greek: Τιτανίς, Titanís, plural: Τιτανίδες, Titanídes) were members of the second generation of divine beings, descending from the primordial deities and preceding the Olympian deities . Based on Mount Othrys , the Titans most famously included the first twelve children of the primordial Gaia (Mother Earth) and Uranus (Father Sky). They were giant deities of incredible strength, who ruled during the legendary Golden Age , and also comprised the first pantheon of Greek deities. The first twelve Titans comprised the females Mnemosyne , Tethys , Theia , Phoebe , Rhea , and Themis and the males Oceanus , Hyperion , Coeus , Cronus , Crius , and Iapetus
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Maiden Voyage
The MAIDEN VOYAGE of a ship , aircraft or other craft is the first journey made by the craft after shakedown . A number of traditions and superstitions are associated with it
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