battle fleet

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Noun1.battle fleet - a fleet of warships prepared for battlebattle fleet - a fleet of warships prepared for battle
fleet - a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
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The men of Torquas had perfected huge guns with which their uncanny marksmanship had permitted them to repulse the few determined efforts that near-by red nations had made to explore their country by means of battle fleets of airships.
Some earlier authors--namely, Baron Pierre-Barthelemy Portal (minister for the navy and the colonies, 1818-21) and Vice Admiral Jean-Baptiste Grivel, in the 1830s--had professed their belief in guerre de course (commerce warfare) as a viable alternative to seeking an engagement with the Royal Navy's main battle fleet, but few championed this approach in the early days of the Third Republic.
1918: The German battle fleet surrendered to the Allies at Scapa Flow in the Orkneys.
1545 The Mary Rose, pride of Henry battle fleet, sank in the Solent with the loss of 700 lives.
This conceptual shift requires a battle fleet capable of succeeding in a fight, against our strongest "near peer" adversaries we are likely to encounter in waters where it matters most.
RUSSIA yesterday withdrew a request for its battle fleet to dock in Spanish waters after Britain led an international outcry.
The extraterrestrial technology, salvaged from the remains of the alien forces, that Earth utilizes to run its global defense program is being used against them-and a larger and more powerful battle fleet, headed by the alien forces' Harvester Queen, is on its way to even up the score!
It's 20 years from the end of the first film, and the alien battle fleet is back bigger than before.
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From sophisticated submarines to advanced aircraft carriers, the US Navy and its contractors produce millions of pages of technical content to support the largest battle fleet in the world.
According to Russian news source Russia Today (RT), the appearance of US warships in the Black Sea has led the Russian military to believe that NATO is assembling a battle fleet in the region.
Matt Reddy is still healing from battle but plans a raid against the heart of the Grik Empire--but first he must destroy their battle fleet.