Matapan


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Mat·a·pan

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

Matapan

(ˈmætəˌpæn; ˌmætəˈpæn)
n
(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

Mat•a•pan

(ˈmæt əˌpæn)

n.
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.
On 13 July passed Cape Matapan. Crew dissatisfied about something.
He wrote: "I lay on the pitch-dark deck of a caique nosing past Matapan towards Crete, I found myself thinking back to that green rain upon a white balcony, in the shadow of Albania."
But it wasn't a victory in the sense that Trafalgar was a victory, or Matapan (in 1717) was a victory."
The cracking of one cypher in particular helped the Allies to victory in the naval Battle of Cape Matapan.
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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.
Las fuerzas navales del Eje representadas por Italia habian sufrido un golpe devastador en la Batalla del Cabo Matapan, la punta central del tridente en que acaba el Peloponeso (Laconia), en el sur de Grecia, y habian quedado fuera de combate.
Cape Matapan (or Tainaron) is the southernmost mainland point of which European country?
In 1941 Mavis Batey, nee Lever, cracked the Italian naval codes which led to a crucial victory for the British fleet in the Mediterranean at the Battle of Cape Matapan. She was just 19.