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 (măt′ə-păn′), Cape
See Cape Taínaron.


(ˈmætəˌpæn; ˌmætəˈpæn)
(Placename) Cape Matapan a cape in S Greece, at the S central tip of the Peloponnese: the southern point of the mainland of Greece. Modern Greek name: Taínaron


(ˈmæt əˌpæn)

Cape, a cape in S Greece, at the S tip of the Peloponnesus.
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The next day, the 16th of February, we left the basin which, between Rhodes and Alexandria, is reckoned about 1,500 fathoms in depth, and the Nautilus, passing some distance from Cerigo, quitted the Grecian Archipelago after having doubled Cape Matapan.
JA Gateshead, during WWII, the Queen was an ambulance driver, Prince Philip was in the Royal Navy and was involved in things like the invasion of Sicily, The Battle of Crete and the Battle of Matapan.
The best-known examples are the battle of Matapan on 27-29 March 1941; escape of the German battle cruisers from Brest through the English Channel, 11-13 February 1942 (Operation CERBERUS); convoys to Malta on 12-15 June 1942 (Operation Harpoon/Vigorous) and on 10-15 August 1942 (PEDESTAL); and amphibious landings on Sicily on 10 July 1943 (Husky), and at Salerno on 9 September 1943 (AVALANCHE).
Philip was mentioned in despatches for operating battleship HMS Valiant's searchlight during the British victory at Cape Matapan in 1941.
Cape Matapan (or Tainaron) is the southernmost mainland point of which European country?
Cape Matapan (or Tainaron) is the Adam II become head of state in 1989?
The Duke said he was then ordered to light up another cruiser that was given "the same treatment" in the Battle of Cape Matapan.
Though the British Navy won the Battle of Matapan against Italy and sunk the German battleship Bismarck, the United Kingdom could do little as the Nazis invaded Greece, Yugoslavia, Crete, and, finally, Russia.
He was in control of Valiant's searchlights as it fought an Italian cruiser in the battle of Cape Matapan when he spotted an unexpected second enemy vessel nearby.
48) By that stage radar had already proved its value in night action at Matapan, and it was radar, not shipboard spotter planes that was to be decisive in the sinking of the Japanese battleship Kirishima at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 15, 1942, and of the German Scharnhorst at the Battle of North Cape on December 31, 1943.
It bombarded the African and Italian coasts and took part in the Battle of Cape Matapan off Greece on March 28, 1941, sinking three enemy destroyers.
In March 1941, he was searchlight control ocer on the battleship HMS Valiant and was mentioned in dispatches for his part in the battle of Cape Matapan against the Italian eet.