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Royal Navy

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(Nautical Terms) the navy of the United Kingdom. Abbreviation: RN
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Other men there were ready and able to add to the treasure of victories the British navy has given to the nation.
Do I put it plainly?'--'You put it admirably, Captain; but for the loss to the British navy, you ought to have been a lawyer.
"I am a retired admiral of the British navy. You will find my name in the Navy List.
Why, good woman, I’ve been off there in the Boadishey frigate, when you could see nothing but some such matter as a piece of sky, mayhap, as big as the main sail; and then again, there was a hole under your lee-quarter big enough to hold the whole British navy.”
I had a greedy relish for a few volumes of Voyages and Travels - I forget what, now - that were on those shelves; and for days and days I can remember to have gone about my region of our house, armed with the centre-piece out of an old set of boot-trees - the perfect realization of Captain Somebody, of the Royal British Navy, in danger of being beset by savages, and resolved to sell his life at a great price.
This unlikely authorship forms the basis of Amazing Grace, the new Broadway musical (written by Broadway first-timer Christopher Smith, a former Philadelphia policeman, and playwright Arthur Giron) which tells Newton's life story from his early days as a licentious libertine in the British navy to his religious conversion and taking up the abolitionist cause.
Which British Navy frigate has been sent to the Strait of Hormuz to protect British shipping after the seizure of a tanker by Iran's Revolutionary Guard.
The British navy seized Iran's Grace 1 tanker in Gibraltar on July 4 on suspicion of smuggling oil to Syria in breach of European Union sanctions.
Summary: The British navy said Thursday it stopped three Iranian paramilitary vessels from disrupting the passage of a British oil tanker through the Strait of Hormuz in a brief but tense standoff stemming from the U.K.'s role in seizing an Iranian supertanker a week earlier.
Widely regarded as the "grandfather" of the British navy, Anson's exploits helped to bolster the British economy and also fund the huge renovation of the Shugborough estate in Stafford.
Earlier on, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, run by the British navy, put out an alert on the incident.

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