Spithead


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Spit·head

 (spĭt′hĕd′)
A channel off southern England between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. It connects with the Solent on the west and was formerly used as a rendezvous for the British fleet.

Spithead

(ˌspɪtˈhɛd)
n
(Placename) an extensive anchorage between the mainland of England and the Isle of Wight, off Portsmouth
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Spithead, having entered the general's tent without being sent for, had drawn this question from Monk.
My lord," replied Spithead, "he told it me, but those devils of French names are so difficult to pronounce for a Scotch throat, that I could not retain it.
said Spithead, pointing to the fisherman, who, during this conversation, had remained standing and motionless, like a man who sees but does not understand.
1782: The 100-ton battleship HMS Royal George sank off Spithead with the loss of more than 900 lives.
Samaria represents Cunard at the Coronation Naval Review at Spithead.
52) European Parliament Research Service, Foreign Fighters, 4; Letter to the Chairman from Lord West of Spithead, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, October 22, 2009, as found in "The Home Office's Response to Terrorist Attacks," Sixth Report of Session 2009-10, Volume 2, House of Commons (UK), Home Affairs Committee, Ev51.
Speaking in the House of Lords, Admiral Lord West of Spithead, the former First Sea Lord, said it appeared there was more interest in the human rights of "people who set out to kill us" than of British soldiers.
Former head of the Royal Navy, Lord West of Spithead, warned there is a "worrying" lack of clarity about the UK's strategy and a danger of "mission creep".
In a separate intervention, ex Royal Navy chief, Lord West of Spithead, said: "We need to be very certain of our ultimate aim and we don't seem to have great clarity of vision about what we are going to do there.
In a separate intervention, ex-Royal Navy chief, Lord West of Spithead, said: "We need to be very certain of our ultimate aim and we don't seem to have great clarity of vision about what we are going to do there.
48) The strategic effect related to the convoy was caused by the weather on Christmas Day, five days after Kempenfelt returned to Spithead, when a violent storm forced most of the French convoy back into port and prevented the rest from reaching its intended destination.
Baron West of Spithead, Former Minister for Security and First Sea Lord, spoke last month to a captive audience at the Security in Challenging Environments Week, discussing many issues around current threats faced at the moment including analyzing different types of security risks, from the physical through to cyber threats.