flotilla


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a United States Navy fleet consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships

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a fleet of small craft

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As we slowly advanced up the bay, numerous canoes pushed off from the surrounding shores, and we were soon in the midst of quite a flotilla of them, their savage occupants struggling to get aboard of us, and jostling one another in their ineffectual attempts.
Then in the darkness before the dawn they had come about and steamed northward in close order with the idea of passing through the German battle-line and falling upon the flotilla that was making for New York in support of the German air-fleet.
When the flotilla had been landed, Nicholas and I and a watchman rowed out in one of the Whitehalls, with Charley in the stern- sheets.
Eight days after its departure, the Tampico returned into the bay of Espiritu Santo, with a whole flotilla of steamboats.
During the first few days they were busy discharging the cargo brought by the flotilla, the machines, and the rations, as well as a large number of huts constructed of iron plates, separately pieced and numbered.
Before breakfast the ship was hemmed in by a flotilla of canoes; and when the natives were allowed to come on board, I suppose there could not have been less than two hundred.
A broad stream of dazzling foam trailed behind the flotilla.
nd] Annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla, Zambelli Fireworks, and The 11[sup.
Among the people aboard the Freedom Flotilla III, consisted of one Swedish vessels and three Greek boats, were Moncef Marzouki, the former President of Tunisia; Estefanca Torres Martcnez and Ana Miranda Paz, two Spanish Members of the European Parliament; Uzlem Cekic, a former deputy in the Danish Parliament; Esmund Gr[degrees]ver Aukrust, a Norwegian politician with the Labor Party and a Member of Norwegian Parliament and several Australian, Canadian, French, German, Italian, New Zealander, Swedish and Turkish journalists, university professors and activists.
On Saturday June 27th, passengers reported that the flotilla was followed by an unidentified patrol boat and a military aircraft.
The group organised two previous flotillas, in 2010 and in 2011.
The new flotilla is being organized by the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief" (Insani Yardim Vakfi), otherwise known as the IHH, the same organization behind the Mavi Marmara ship, which Israel Navy commandos stormed, killing nine aboard.
De Giorgi pointed out that the big number of the flotilla warships and its contribution to Kuwait's air defense exhibition showed Italy's interest in strengthening relations with Kuwait.
According to Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Rear Admiral Siavash Jarreh the Iranian Navy s 28th Flotilla of warships will leave India s Mumbai port for Southeast Asia.