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Henry Ruthven Moore
Admiral SIR HENRY RUTHVEN MOORE GCB , CVO , DSO (29 August 1886 – 12 March 1978) was the last British admiral to command Home Fleet during World War II
World War II
. He served in that post from 1944 to 1945. NAVAL CAREERMoore joined the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
in 1902. He served in World War I
World War I
taking part in the Battle of Jutland
Battle of Jutland
in 1916. After the war Moore joined the staff of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich and then became Naval Assistant Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence. Between 1928 and 1930 he commanded the cruisers HMS Caradoc and HMS Dauntless . He was appointed Deputy Director of Plans in 1930 and then took command of the cruiser HMS Neptune in 1933
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HMS Duke Of York (17)
HMS DUKE OF YORK was a King George V-class battleship of the Royal Navy . Laid down in May 1937, the ship was constructed by John Brown and Company at Clydebank , Scotland
Scotland
, and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 4 November 1941, subsequently seeing combat service during the Second World War . In mid-December 1941, Duke of York
Duke of York
transported Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the United States to meet President Franklin D. Roosevelt . Between March and September 1942 Duke of York
Duke of York
was involved with convoy escort duties, but in October she was dispatched to Gibraltar where she became the flagship of Force H . In October 1942, Duke of York
Duke of York
was involved in the Allied invasion of North Africa , but saw little action as her role only required her to protect the accompanying aircraft carriers
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Scapa Flow
SCAPA FLOW (/ˈskɑːpə/ or /ˈskæpə/ ; from Old Norse Skalpaflói, meaning 'bay of the long isthmus' ) is a body of water in the Orkney Islands , Scotland
Scotland
, sheltered by the islands of Mainland , Graemsay , Burray
Burray
, South Ronaldsay
South Ronaldsay
and Hoy . Its sheltered waters have been used by ships since prehistory and it has played an important role in travel, trade and conflict throughout the centuries - especially during both World Wars. A consultation in ballast water management in 2013 measured the commonly used Harbour Authority definition of Scapa Flow
Scapa Flow
at 324.5 square kilometres (125.3 sq mi) and just under 1 billion cubic metres of water
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Plumstead
PLUMSTEAD is a district of south east London
London
located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich
. It is located east of Woolwich and south west of Thamesmead . Plumstead
Plumstead
is a multicultural area with large Asian and Afro-Caribbean communities, in similarity to local areas such as Woolwich and Thamesmead. Plumstead
Plumstead
is the location for a large bus garage built in 1981 on former industrial land and a substantial Church of England
England
parish church dedicated to St Nicholas
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Kent
KENT /ˈkɛnt/ is a county in South East England and one of the home counties . It borders Greater London to the north west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south west. The county also shares borders with Essex along the estuary of the River Thames , and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais along the English Channel . The county town is Maidstone
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Wateringbury
WATERINGBURY is a village near the town of Maidstone
Maidstone
in Kent
Kent
, England. The Wateringbury Stream
Wateringbury Stream
flows into the River Medway
River Medway
just above Bow Bridge. It formerly powered three watermills in the village, one of which survives. The Wateringbury railway station is on the Medway Valley Line . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Early history * 1.2 Medieval Period * 1.3 Modern Period * 1.4 Twentieth Century * 2 Demography * 3 Notable people * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYEARLY HISTORYThe name Wateringbury, like many of the nearby parishes (such as West Malling , Barming
Barming
, Farleigh ), is an Anglo-Saxon name, meaning "The fortification (bury) of the people (ing) of Othere (Water)"
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland

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Royal Navy
The ROYAL NAVY (RN) is the United Kingdom 's naval warfare force . Although warships were used by the English kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years War against the kingdom of France. The modern Royal Navy traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK's armed services, it is known as the SENIOR SERVICE. From the middle decades of the 17th century and through the 18th century, the Royal Navy vied with the Dutch Navy and later with the French Navy for maritime supremacy. From the mid 18th century it was the world's most powerful navy until surpassed by the United States Navy during the Second World War . The Royal Navy played a key part in establishing the British Empire as the unmatched world power during the 19th and first part of the 20th centuries
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Admiral (United Kingdom)
ADMIRAL is a senior rank of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
of the United Kingdom, which equates to the NATO rank code OF-9 , outranked only by the rank admiral of the fleet . Royal Navy
Royal Navy
officers holding the ranks of rear admiral , vice admiral and admiral of the fleet are sometimes considered generically to be admirals. The rank of admiral is currently the highest rank to which an officer in the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
can be promoted admiral of the fleet being in abeyance
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HMS Caradoc (D60)
HMS CARADOC was a C-class light cruiser built for the Royal Navy during World War I. She was one of the four ships of the Caledon sub-class . Assigned to the Grand Fleet
Grand Fleet
during the war, the ship participated in the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight in late 1917. Caradoc
Caradoc
was briefly deployed to the Baltic in late 1918 supporting anti- Bolshevik forces during the British campaign in the Baltic and then was transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet in early 1919 and spent the next year and a half doing the same thing in the Black Sea during the Russian Civil War . The ship was withdrawn from the Black Sea in mid-1920 to observe the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–22 and the Chanak Crisis of late 1922
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HMS Dauntless (D45)
HMS DAUNTLESS was a Danae-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
. She was built by Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company
Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company
of Jarrow
Jarrow
, launched on 10 April 1918 and commissioned on 22 November 1918. CONTENTS * 1 Design * 2 Interwar service * 3 Wartime career * 4 References * 5 Publications * 6 External links DESIGNThe Danae class mounted an extra 6 inch gun and a heavier torpedo armament, compared with their predecessors, the C-class cruiser . The class also had larger low revolution propellers for greater efficiency. Dauntless herself was completed with a large hangar under her bridge, which was eventually removed in 1920. INTERWAR SERVICE Headstone of Able Seaman William John Harrhy at Toowong Cemetery , Brisbane
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HMS Neptune (20)
HMS NEPTUNE was a Leander-class light cruiser which served with the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
during World War II
World War II
. Neptune was the fourth ship of its class and was the ninth Royal Navy vessel to carry the name. Built by Portsmouth Dockyard , the vessel was laid down on 24 September 1931, launched on 31 January 1933, and commissioned into the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
on 12 February 1934 with the pennant number "20". CONTENTS* 1 Operational history * 1.1 Sinking * 2 See also * 3 References * 3.1 Notes * 3.2 Sources * 4 External links OPERATIONAL HISTORYDuring World War II, Neptune operated with a crew drawn predominantly from the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
. The ship also carried a large contingent of seconded South African personnel
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Home Fleet
The HOME FLEET was a fleet of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
that operated in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
's territorial waters from 1902 with intervals until 1967. Before the First World War , it consisted of the four Port Guard ships; during the First World War, it comprised some of the older ships of the Royal Navy; and during the Second World War , it was the Royal Navy's main battle force in European waters. CONTENTS * 1 Pre-First World War * 2 Inter-war period * 3 Second World War * 4 Post-Second World War * 5 Notes * 6 Sources * 7 External links PRE-FIRST WORLD WAROn 1 October 1902, the Admiral Superintendent Naval Reserves, then Vice-Admiral Gerard Noel , was given the additional appointment of Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet, and allotted a rear-admiral to serve under him as commander of the Home Squadron. "..
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Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
The COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, THE NORE was an operational commander of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
. His subordinate units, establishments, and staff were sometimes informally known as the Nore Command. HISTORY The Admiral's House, Chatham The Nore is a sandbank at the mouth of the River Medway . The command was established at Chatham in 1752 and became responsible for sub-commands at Chatham, London
London
(less the Admiralty
Admiralty
), Sheerness , Harwich and Humber
Humber
. From 1827 the Commander-in-Chief was accommodated in Admiralty
Admiralty
House, Sheerness , built as part of the renewal of Sheerness Dockyard
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World War I
Allied victory (exception: Russian defeat) * Fall of the German , Russian , Ottoman , and Austro-Hungarian empires * Russian Civil War and foundation of Soviet Union * Formation of new countries in Europe and the Middle East * Transfer of German colonies and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers * Establishment of the League of Nations . (more..
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World War Ii
Allied victory * Collapse of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
* Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires * Dissolution of the League of Nations * Creation of the United Nations
United Nations
* Emergence of the United States