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United Africa Company
The United Africa Company
United Africa Company
(UAC) was a British company which principally traded in West Africa
West Africa
during the 20th century. The United Africa Company
United Africa Company
was formed in 1929 as a result of the merger of The Niger Company,[1] which had been effectively owned by Lever Brothers since 1920, and the African & Eastern Trade Corporation.[2] In the early 1930s the United Africa Company
United Africa Company
was nearly reduced to bankruptcy and as a result it came under the control of Unilever
Unilever
which had just been formed. Unilever
Unilever
had only been created from the merger of Lever Brothers
Lever Brothers
and the Dutch Margarine Union earlier on 3 March 1929
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List Of Business Entities
A business entity is an entity that is formed and administered as per corporate law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable. Most often, business entities are formed to sell a product or a service. There are many types of business entities defined in the legal systems of various countries. These include corporations, cooperatives, partnerships, sole traders, limited liability company and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities. The specific rules vary by country and by state or province
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Elder Dempster Lines
Elder Dempster Lines
Elder Dempster Lines
was a UK shipping company that traded from 1932 to 2000, but had its origins in the mid-19th century.Contents1 Founders1.1 Alexander Elder 1.2 John Dempster2 History2.1 Elder Dempster and Company 2.2 Elder Dempster Shipping Limited 2.3 Elder Dempster Lines 2.4 Ocean Fleets 2.5 Delmas-Vieljeux 2.6 Non-Shipping Interests3 Involvement in the Belgian Congo 4 Notable litigation 5 References 6 Bibliography 7 External linksFounders[edit] Alexander Elder[edit] Alexander Elder was born in Glasgow in 1834. He was the son of David Elder, who for many years was manager of Robert Napier and Sons, the engine and shipbuilders and the brother of John Elder. Alexander Elder served as chief engineer of Columbian, an iron barque of 2189 tons fitted with a 400 horse-power auxiliary engine
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Operation Ariel
Operation Aerial (also Operation Ariel) was the name given to the World War II
World War II
evacuation of Allied forces and civilians from ports in western France
France
from 15–25 June 1940, following the military collapse in the Battle of France
Battle of France
against Nazi Germany. It followed Operation Dynamo, the evacuation from Dunkirk
Dunkirk
and Operation Cycle, an evacuation from Le Havre, which finished on 13 June
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Saint-Nazaire
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Saint-Nazaire
Saint-Nazaire
(French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃.na.zɛʁ]; Breton: Sant-Nazer/Señ Neñseir; Gallo: Saint-Nazère/Saint-Nazaer) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique
Loire-Atlantique
department in western France, in traditional Brittany. The town has a major harbour on the right bank of the Loire River estuary, near the Atlantic Ocean. The town is at the south of the second-largest swamp in France, called "la Brière". Given its location, Saint-Nazaire
Saint-Nazaire
has a long tradition of fishing and shipbuilding
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German Submarine U-26 (1936)
German submarine U-26 was one of the two Type IA ocean-going U-boats produced by Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. Constructed in Bremen, U-26 was commissioned in May 1936. She experienced a short, but successful combat career, sinking eleven ships. Until 1940, U-26 was primarily used as training vessel and for propaganda purposes by the German government. During her trials it was found that the Type IA submarine was difficult to handle due to her poor stability and slow dive rate. In early 1940, the boat was called into combat duty due to the shortage of available submarines. U-26 participated in six war patrols, sinking eleven ships and badly damaging one other. On her first patrol laying mines, U-26 sank three merchant ships and damaged one British warship. On her second war patrol it became the first U-boat during World War II to enter the Mediterranean Sea
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Freetown
Freetown
Freetown
is the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone. It is a major port city on the Atlantic Ocean and is located in the Western Area of the country. Freetown
Freetown
is Sierra Leone's major urban, economic, financial, cultural, educational and political centre. The Western Urban Area had a population of 1,055,964 at the 2015 census.[2] The city's economy revolves largely around its harbour, which occupies a part of the estuary of the Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
River in one of the world's largest natural deep water harbours. The population of Freetown
Freetown
is ethnically, culturally, and religiously diverse. The city is home to a significant population of virtually all of Sierra Leone's ethnic groups, with no single ethnic group forming a majority of the city's population
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German Submarine U-65 (1940)
German submarine U-65 was a Type IXB U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. Over the course of six war patrols between 9 April 1940 and 28 April 1941, she sank twelve ships and damaged three others for a total loss of 88,664 gross register tons (GRT).Contents1 Construction and design1.1 Construction 1.2 Design2 Service history2.1 First patrol 2.2 Second patrol 2.3 Third patrol 2.4 Fourth patrol 2.5 Fifth patrol 2.6 Sixth patrol and loss3 Summary of raiding history 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External linksConstruction and design[edit] Construction[edit] Main article: German Type IX submarine U-65 was ordered by the Kriegsmarine on 16 July 1937
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Dakar
Dakar
Dakar
(English: /dɑːˈkɑːr, ˈdækər/;[4][5] French: [dakaʁ])[6] is the capital and largest city of Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vert
Cap-Vert
peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city in the Old World
Old World
as well as on the African mainland. The city of Dakar
Dakar
proper has a population of 1,030,594, whereas the population of the Dakar
Dakar
metropolitan area is estimated at 2.45 million.[7] The area around Dakar
Dakar
was settled in the 15th century. The Portuguese established a presence on the island of Gorée
Gorée
off the coast of Cap-Vert
Cap-Vert
and used it as a base for the Atlantic slave trade. France took over the island in 1677
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German Submarine U-74 (1940)
German submarine U-74 was a Type VIIB U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. Her keel was laid down on 5 November 1939, by Bremer Vulkan of Bremen-Vegesack, Germany as yard number 2. She was launched on 31 August 1940 and commissioned on 31 October, with Kapitänleutnant (Kptlt.) Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat in command until March 1942, when he was succeeded by Oberleutnant zur See (Oblt.z.S.) Karl Friederich, who remained in charge until the U-boat's loss.[2]Contents1 Design 2 Service history2.1 1st patrol 2.2 2nd patrol2.2.1 U-74's involvement with the Bismarck2.3 3rd patrol 2.4 4th patrol 2.5 5th patrol 2.6 6th patrol 2.7 7th patrol 2.8 8th patrol and loss 2.9 Wolfpacks3 Previously recorded fate 4 Summary of raiding history 5 See also 6 References6.1 Notes 6.2 Citations7 Bibliography 8 External linksDesign[edit] German Type VIIB submarines were preceded by the shorter Type VIIA submarines
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HMS La Malouine (K46)
HMS La Malouine was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Navy, serving during the Second World War. Originally ordered by the French Navy (Marine Nationale) under the same name, following the fall of France, the ship was seized by the United Kingdom and commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1940. The corvette remained in service until being broken up in 1947.Contents1 Origin 2 1940 to mid 1942 3 With convoy PQ-17 4 After PQ-17 to 1945 5 Postwar 6 Commanding officers 7 References 8 External linksOrigin[edit] La Malouine was one of four Flower-class corvettes ordered by the Marine Nationale. Only two of these were delivered to the Marine Nationale. One of these ships was La Malouine, the other La Bastiaise. On completion by Smiths Dock Co. Ltd La Malouine sailed for Portsmouth for fitting out. It was here that she was commissioned into the Marine Nationale in June 1940. However, France surrendered to Germany on 22 June 1940
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Azores
The Azores
Azores
(/əˈzɔːrz/ ə-ZORZ or /ˈeɪzɔːrz/ AY-zorz; Portuguese: Açores, [ɐˈsoɾɨʃ]), officially the Autonomous Region of the Azores
Azores
(Região Autónoma dos Açores), is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal. It is an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
about 1,360 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, about 1,643 km (1,021 mi) west of Lisbon, in continental Portugal, about 1,507 km (936 mi) northwest of Morocco, and about 1,925 km (1,196 mi) southeast of Newfoundland, Canada. Its main industries are agriculture, dairy farming, livestock, fishing, and tourism, which is becoming the major service activity in the region. In addition, the government of the Azores
Azores
employs a large percentage of the population directly or indirectly in the service and tertiary sectors
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German Submarine U-107 (1940)
German submarine U-107 was a Type IXB U-boat
U-boat
of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine
Kriegsmarine
that operated during World War II. Between January 1941 and August 1944, she sailed on 16 active patrols at a time when a U-boat
U-boat
averaged a lifespan of seven to ten patrols. During that time, U-107 sank 39 Allied ships, in addition to damaging another four ships. The U-boat
U-boat
was launched on 2 July 1940, based at the U-boat port of Lorient, with a crew of 53 under the initial command of Günther Hessler
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John Holt Plc
John Holt plc is a Nigerian conglomerate. It has been an important participant in many areas of the economy. The Nigerian company is a subsidiary of John Holt & Co. (Liverpool) Ltd, a United Kingdom company. A minority of the shares are traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.Contents1 History1.1 Origins 1.2 The Liverpool
Liverpool
company 1.3 The Nigerian company2 The company today 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External linksHistory[edit] Origins[edit] The company traces its origins to 1862 when John Holt, 20 years old at the time, with £27 in his pocket, sailed from Liverpool
Liverpool
to take up an appointment as a shop assistant in a grocery store in Fernando Po (now Equatorial Guinea). Five years later, he bought out his employer, and he was joined by his brother Jonathan. In 1868 Johnathan bought a schooner, which enabled the brothers to open more trading posts in West Africa
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Silver Line (shipping Company)
The Silver Line was a shipping company formed in 1908, part of the British Merchant Navy. By the 1930s they were offering round the world passenger/cargo services, with the passenger fare on a freighter £100. Entirely on foreign service, the ships did not include UK ports of call.[1] Managing owners were the S & J Thompson family.[2] Most of their merchant ships bore the name Silver followed by the name of a tree. The Second World War claimed 11 of their ships. One of them, the Silverfir, was sunk by the German battleship Scharnhorst on a voyage from Manchester to New York in 1941. Silver Line switched to tramping around the world in the 1950s, then went through several ownership changes, and by 1985, with the sale of their last ship, was no more.Model of TSMV Silverpalm (1929, 6,373 GT), sister ship to the Silverwalnut, on display at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, California
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German Type IX Submarine
The Type IX U-boat
U-boat
was designed by Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine
Kriegsmarine
in 1935 and 1936 as a large ocean-going submarine for sustained operations far from the home support facilities. Type IX boats were briefly used for patrols off the eastern United States in an attempt to disrupt the stream of troops and supplies bound for Europe. It was derived from the Type IA, and appeared in various sub-types. Type IXs had six torpedo tubes; four at the bow and two at the stern. They carried six reloads internally and had five external torpedo containers (three at the stern and two at the bow) which stored ten additional torpedoes. The total of 22 torpedoes allowed U-boat commanders to follow a convoy and strike night after night. Some of the IXC boats were fitted for mine operations; as mine-layers they could carry 44 TMA or 66 TMB mines. Secondary armament was provided by one 10.5 cm (4.1 in) deck gun with 180 rounds
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