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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #90133: Royal Navy
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    Royal Navy




    Aircraft carrierSubmarineDestroyerCruiser
    TorpedoConvoyHelicopter carrierWarship

    The Admiralty
    The Navy
    The naval forces
    The Marines
    The fleet
    A vessel
    A squadron
    An admiral
    A sailor, a seaman
    A naval officer
    A merchant ship
    HMS Victory

    HMS Victory

    HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is most famous as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

    She was also Keppel's flagship at Ushant, Howe's flagship at Cape Spartel and Jervis's flagship at Cape St Vincent. After 1824 she served as a harbour ship.

    In 1922 she was moved to a dry dock at Portsmouth, England, and preserved as a museum ship. She continues to be flagship of the Second Sea Lord and is the oldest naval ship still in commission.

    See also : HMS Warrior (1860)

    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard  

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    The British Navy is governed by the . Its head is the First Lord of the Admiralty. The personnel includes naval officers (admirals, captains, lieutenants, etc.) and ordinary (or seamen). The are a body of soldiers maintained by the Admiralty for service at sea or on land. Divisions of the Royal Navy under command of a single officer are called (the Home Fleet) or squadrons. A warship is a ship that is built and primarily intended for combat. are usually built in a completely different way from merchant ships. Modern warships are classed as (formerly called men-of-war), all armour-clad (or armoured) ships carrying big guns in turrets, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and various other ships. Torpedo-boats are equipped to fire at enemy ships. Frigates are specially built to protect merchantmen in . have storage space for many aeroplanes below the flight deck. Mine-layers and mine-sweepers are fitted out for the laying and sweeping of mines. Landing craft were used in great numbers for landing operations in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. German submarines were familiarly called .

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