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MV Monkton Combe
The Empire ships were a series of ships in the service of the British Government. Their names were all prefixed with "Empire". Mostly they were used during World War II
World War II
by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT), who owned the ships but contracted out their management to various shipping lines. Some ships requisitioned during the Suez Crisis
Suez Crisis
were also given the Empire prefix. They were acquired from a number of sources. Many were built for the MoWT, others obtained from the United States, still others were captured or seized from enemy powers
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Chester, Pennsylvania
CHESTER is a city in Delaware County , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, United States, with a population of 33,972 at the 2010 census . Incorporated in 1682, Chester
Chester
sits on the western bank of the Delaware River
Delaware River
between the cities of Philadelphia
Philadelphia
and Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington, Delaware

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Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
SUN SHIPBUILDING it built various propulsion research "> One of them, sailing under the name SS El Faro , was lost in a hurricane on October 1, 2015, while steaming from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. PENNSYLVANIA SHIPBUILDING COMPANYThe company was sold to Pennsylvania Shipbuilding in 1982, and closed in 1989. The Central Yard site has been sold or leased for multiple uses, while the North Yard is now an independent cargo terminal. HARRAH\'S PHILADELPHIAIn 2006, a new casino, named Harrah\'s Philadelphia
Philadelphia
opened on the Sun Ship site and is currently in operation. REFERENCES * ^ Herman, Arthur. Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II, pp. 121, Random House, New York, NY, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4000-6964-4 . * ^ Welders Complete 280-in. Case. // Aviation Week ">(PDF). www.sunship.org. 'Our Yard' company newsletter. Retrieved December 12, 2016. * ^ Herman, Arthur
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Pennsylvania
PENNSYLVANIA (/ˌpɛnsɪlˈveɪniə/ ( listen ); Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
German : Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States
United States
. The Appalachian Mountains
Appalachian Mountains
run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware
Delaware
to the southeast, Maryland
Maryland
to the south, West Virginia
West Virginia
to the southwest, Ohio
Ohio
to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario
Ontario
to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey
New Jersey
to the east
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Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News
NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries , is the largest industrial employer in Virginia
Virginia
, and sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy
aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy
submarines . Founded as the Chesapeake Dry Dock and Construction Co. in 1886, Newport News
Newport News
Shipbuilding has built more than 800 ships, including both naval and commercial ships. Located in the city of Newport News
Newport News
, their facilities span more than 550 acres (2.2 km2), strategically positioned in one of the great harbors of the East Coast
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Royal Navy
The ROYAL NAVY (RN) is the United Kingdom
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
Hundred Years War
against the Kingdom of France
Kingdom of France
. The modern Royal Navy
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
Navy
vied with the Dutch Navy
Navy
and later with the French Navy
Navy
for maritime supremacy. From the mid 18th century, it was the world's most powerful navy until surpassed by the United States Navy
Navy
during the Second World War
Second World War

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Escort Aircraft Carrier
The ESCORT CARRIER or ESCORT AIRCRAFT CARRIER (hull classification symbol CVE), also called a "jeep carrier" or "baby flattop" in the United States Navy
United States Navy
(USN) or "Woolworth Carrier" by the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
, was a small and slow type of aircraft carrier used by the Royal Navy, the Imperial Japanese Navy
Imperial Japanese Navy
and Imperial Japanese Army
Imperial Japanese Army
Air Force , and the United States Navy
United States Navy
in World War II
World War II
. They were typically half the length and a third the displacement of larger fleet carriers . While they were slower, carried fewer planes and were less well armed and armored, escort carriers were cheaper and could be built quickly, which was their principal advantage. Escort carriers could be completed in greater numbers as a stop-gap when fleet carriers were scarce
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Empire Lagan
HMS ARCHER was a Long Island-class escort carrier built by the United States in 1939–1940 and operated by the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
during World War II . She was built as the cargo ship MORMACLAND, but was converted to an escort carrier and renamed HMS Archer. Her transmission was a constant cause of problems which led to her being withdrawn from front-line service. She was used as a stores ship and then as an accommodation ship before a refit and subsequent use as a merchant aircraft ferry ship , EMPIRE LAGAN. She was returned to the US Navy, then laid up as ARCHER before being sold into merchant service and converted to a passenger ship , ANNA SALéN. She was used to take emigrants to Australia and Canada in the early 1950s. She was sold and renamed TASMANIA and after further service as an emigrant ship was converted back to a cargo ship. She was later sold and renamed UNION RELIANCE. She was scrapped after a collision and fire in 1961
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Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
The ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET COMPANY was a British shipping company founded in London
London
in 1839 by a Scot, James MacQueen . The line's motto was Per Mare Ubique (everywhere by sea). After good and bad times it became the largest shipping group in the world in 1927 when it took over the White Star Line
White Star Line
. A poster stamp issued by the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company to promote their service from Canada to the British West Indies. The company was liquidated and its assets taken over by the newly formed Royal Mail Lines in 1932 after financial trouble and scandal; over the years RML declined to no more than the name of a service run by former rival Hamburg Süd
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Newport, Wales
NEWPORT (/ˈnjuːpɔːrt/ ; Welsh : Casnewydd; ) is a cathedral and university city and unitary authority area in south east Wales
Wales
. It is located on the River Usk
River Usk
close to its confluence with the Severn Estuary , approximately 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Cardiff
Cardiff
. At the 2011 census it is the third largest city in Wales, with a city population of 145,700 and an urban population of 306,844. The city forms part of the Cardiff-Newport metropolitan area with a population of 1,097,000. Newport has been a port since medieval times, when the first Newport Castle
Castle
was built by the Normans
Normans
. The town outgrew the earlier Roman town of Caerleon
Caerleon
, immediately upstream, and gained its first charter in 1314
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Monmouthshire (historic)
MONMOUTHSHIRE (/ˈmɒnməθʃər/ or /ˈmɒnməθʃɪər/ ), also known as the COUNTY OF MONMOUTH (/ˈmɒnməθ/ ; Welsh : Sir Fynwy), is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales
Wales
and a former administrative county . It corresponds approximately to the present principal areas of Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
, Blaenau Gwent
Blaenau Gwent
, Newport and Torfaen
Torfaen
, and those parts of Caerphilly and Cardiff
Cardiff
east of the Rhymney River . The eastern part of the county is mainly agricultural, while the western valleys had rich mineral resources. This led to the area becoming highly industrialised with coal mining and iron working being major employers from the 18th century to the late 20th century
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HMS Archer (D78)
ARCHERY is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows . The word comes from the Latin
Latin
arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically called an ARCHER or a bowman, and a person who is fond of or an expert at archery is sometimes called a TOXOPHILITE
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Charleston, South Carolina
CHARLESTON is the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of South Carolina , the county seat of Charleston County , and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area . The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor , an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers. Charleston had an estimated population of 134,385 in 2016. The estimated population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley , Charleston , and Dorchester counties, was 761,155 residents in 2016, the third-largest in the state and the 78th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States. Charleston was founded as Charles Town—honoring King Charles II of England —in 1670
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South Carolina
SOUTH CAROLINA (/ˌkærəˈlaɪnə/ ( listen )) is a state in the southeastern region of the United States
United States
. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina
North Carolina
, to the south and west by Georgia , across the Savannah River
Savannah River
, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
. South Carolina
South Carolina
became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution , on May 23, 1788. South Carolina
South Carolina
became the first state to vote in favor of secession from the Union on December 20, 1860. After the American Civil War
American Civil War
, it was readmitted into the United States on June 25, 1868. South Carolina
South Carolina
is the 40th most extensive and 23rd most populous U.S. state
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Galveston, Texas
GALVESTON (/ˈɡælvᵻstən/ GAL-viss-tən ) is a coastal resort city on Galveston Island and Pelican Island in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Texas . The community of 209.3 square miles (542 km2), with an estimated population of 50,180 in 2015, is the county seat and second-largest municipality of Galveston County . It is within Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Named after Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez (born in Macharaviaya , Malaga
Malaga
, Spain
Spain
), Galveston's first European settlements on the island were built around 1816 by French pirate Louis-Michel Aury
Louis-Michel Aury
to help the fledgling Republic of Mexico
Mexico
fight Spain
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Norway
Indigenous status: * Sami Minority status: * Jewish * Traveller * Forest Finn * Romani * Kven DEMONYM Norwegian ( Nordmann ) GOVERNMENT Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy • MONARCH Harald V Glücksburg • PRIME MINISTER Erna Solberg
Erna Solberg
• PRESIDENT OF THE STORTING Olemic Thommessen
Olemic Thommessen
• CHIEF JUSTICE Toril Marie Øie LEGISLATURE Storting
Storting
HISTORY • STATE ESTABLISHED PRIOR UNIFICATION 872 • NORWEGIAN EMPIRE (GREATEST INDEP
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