coaling station


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Noun1.coaling station - a seaport where ships can take on supplies of coalcoaling station - a seaport where ships can take on supplies of coal
harbor, harbour, seaport, haven - a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
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If the war was a naval one, you destroyed your enemy's battle fleet and then blockaded his ports, secured his coaling stations, and hunted down any stray cruisers that threatened your ports of commerce.
That same year, the Depot was assigned management of the La Playa Coaling Station at Point Loma--currently the home of the NAVSUP FLC San Diego fuel department.
Where once a coaling station or airbase was the solution to some strategic problem, the politics of overseas basing are creating their own set of strategic challenges.
And once there he decided a second victory was on the cards, no less than the destruction of Britain's essential coaling station and ammunition dumps on the Falkland Islands.
Lucia played a major role internationally during World War II, in the use of Castries as a coaling station, and in being, for centuries, the strategic West Indian colony which both the English and the French so wished to possess.
The Rubattino Shipping Company had acquired the Assab in 1869 from the local Sultan in Ethiopia, and was acquired by Italy (1882) who found the port inadequate for exploitation of its hinterlands, and came to use Assab as a coaling station.
Which one-time British possession in the Middle East was noted for being a coaling station for steamships?
The map was compiled after Kolle had interviewed hundreds of former slaves in Sierra Leone, and was produced to accompany his Polyglotta Africana, which listed the translation for around 300 words or phases from more than 100 different African languages; ABOVE: the village of Taboga, Panama, from the verandah of the coaling station, 1852, by John Linton Palmer, a British navy surgeon who developed an interest in natural history and ethnography while carrying out his medical duties at sea.
The lease on the Guantanamo naval base does not have an expiration date and has been occupied since the end of the Spanish-American War, when it first served as a coaling station.
Gitmo began as a coaling station for the American fleet that protected the Panama Canal; and the last of its major missions decamped for the continental United States in the middle 1990s.
However, in 1839, Commander Stafford Haines took Aden by force on behalf of the East India Company as the British needed a coaling station on the new steamship route between Suez and Bombay, now Mumbai.