Operation Barbarossa (Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the German codename for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II that commenced on June 22, 1941. It was to be the turning point for the fortunes of Hitler's Third Reich in that the failure of Operation Barbarossa arguably resulted in the eventual overall defeat of Nazi Germany. The Eastern Front which was opened by Operat...
The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) grew out of Oman’s long seafaring history, during which Omani, Arab and Islamic culture and civilisation crossed the oceans to distant lands. Today, its duty is to protect the Sultanate’s sovereignty over its territorial waters, defend strategic and economic interests and safeguard the freedom of international shipping.
The Principality of Sealand is a micronation that claims as its territory Roughs Tower as well as territorial waters in a twelve nautical mile radius. Roughs Tower is a former Maunsell Sea Fort located in the North Sea 10 km off the coast of Essex, UK.
HM Fort Roughs was constructed by the UK during World War II in 1942.
It is comprised of a floating pontoon base with a superstru...
The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy Nimitz class supercarrier and is named after Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia, in recognition of his contributions to the US Navy. The ship was launched in 1980, undertook her maiden voyage in 1983, and underwent Refueling and Overhaul between 2005 and 2009. Carl Vinson's callsign is "Gold Eagle".
During World War II, Operation Detroit was the insertion, by parachute and glider, of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division into Normandy on the night of 5–6 June 1944 as part of Operation Overlord. The drop zone for the 82nd Airborne was around Sainte-Mère-Église, to the west of Utah beach, intending to protect the western flank of the invasion.
USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) is the eighth Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy, named after the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S Truman. HST's callsign is Lone Warrior and is currently homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.
Harry S Truman was launched on 14 September 1996 by Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, and commissioned on 18 July ...
The Indian Coast Guard ordered a total of six Griffon 8000TD(M) hovercraft from Griffon Hovercraft Ltd, England. Under the terms of the contract, the first two hovercraft (H-181 and H-182) were made in England while the other four (H-183 to H-186) were assembled by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers in Kolkata from completely knocked down kits. GRSE and Griffon Ltd together won a worldwide t...
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