british British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN MV Campeador V (bow Section) ? [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose war
type yacht
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1938
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weight (tons) 196  grt
dimensions 36.6 x 6.1 x -- m
engine 2 diesel engines
speed 13.5  knots
yard no. 847
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cause lost mine
date lost 22/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.20rank: 635
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Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth
British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
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depth (m.) 9 max. / 6.4 min. (m)
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last update 11/08/2011
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British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London

In 1509 when Henry VIII was crowned he realised the growing navel power of King James IV of Scots. James had built an impressive fleet to control the Western Isles and was allied to France. Henry built up of his own fleet, the Navy Royal, as it was then known. New ships were constructed, the best known being the Mary Rose. Smaller types of warships (galleases) combining the best features of oars, sails and guns were also built. By Henry's death in 1547 his fleet had grown to 58 vessels.

In 1546 a 'Council of the Marine' was established which later became the 'Navy Board'. The Navy Board was in charge of the daily administration of the navy until 1832 when it was combined with the Board of the Admiralty.

Elizabeth I inherited a fleet of only 27 ships in 1558. Instead of building up her own fleet Elizabeth encouraged private enterprise against Spain's new empire. Men like Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake to command groups of Royal and private ships to attack the Spanish. When Spain threatened invasion with its Armada in 1588 the Navy of England both Royal and private defended the realm.

Early in the Seventeenth Century, larger galleons were built with heavier armaments. the largest English ship was Sovereign of the Seas built for prestige purposes by Charles I in 1637. The first ship with three gun decks to carry her 102 guns, she was the most powerful ship in the world for many years.

When King Charles II came to the throne in 1660 he inherited a huge fleet of 154 ships. This was a permanent professional national force and the beginning of the Royal Navy as we know it today.

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 Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth
Shipbuilders & Engineers - Philip and Son Ltd. were one of Britain's most prolific shipbuilders, completing almost 1,500 vessels. Their output ranged from sailing ships for fishing, trading and pleasure through ferries and coastal passenger ships; light ships and coasters to military craft which varied from pinnaces and air-sea rescue launches to corvettes and minesweepers.

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