pocket battleship


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a small battleship built to conform with treaty limitations on tonnage and armament (from 1925 to 1930)

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A Halifax-class frigate displaces 4,800 tons, mounts a single 57mm Bofors gun, and has a top speed of a leisurely 29 knots, less than any British cruiser and equalled by the German pocket battleship Graf Spee.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Jay Harris - a pocket battleship in midfield for the Dragons.
There is a world map highlighting events across the globe: the German invasion of Poland, the occupation of part of Poland by Soviet troops, the Japanese bombing of China, the scuttling of the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee in the war's first major naval battle, and Albert Einstein sending a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt to recommend developing a nuclear bomb before the Germans or the Japanese did.
Truscott is a big admirer of Greenock's pocket battleship but has taken offence at a comment attributed to the former British champion in which he mentioned a future fight with Steven Bell even though he has yet to accommodate the South Bank man.
Maritime historian Woodman retells the story of the first major naval confrontation of WWII which saw the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee intercepted by British cruisers off the coast of South America and resulted in capture the suicide of the German craft's captain.
In terms of its intellectual content it is petite like a pocket battleship, no space is wasted and everything means business and can hold its own against any contenders.
Hough begins his discussion of the Atlantic and Mediterranean battles of World War II with that of the River Plate, which led to the scuttling of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee after she had been driven into the river by inferior British forces.
When the German pocket battleship, Admiral Graf Spee, was cornered by the Royal Navy at the mouth of the River Plate in December 1939, her commander Captain Hans Langsdorff, having first ensured the safety of his crew who were interned in Argentina, scuttled his ship and shot himself.
The ultra-aggressive pocket battleship is another for whom TPC Scottsdale sets up perfectly.
6) Although HMS Ajax, Exeter and Achilles drove the pocket battleship into Montevideo Harbour, it was finally scuttled by its crew.
For the Nuneaton businessman built like a pocket battleship - who's just as at ease taking bookings for his Manor Hotel as he is taking out opponents on the mat - has been duly crowned 'The Comeback Kid' of his sport.
Achates was escorting a flotilla of merchant vessels through the dangerous Arctic waters when it was attacked by German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper, pocket battleship Lutzow and six large destroyers.
Its eventual demise came when Achates was escorting a flotilla of merchant vessels through the dangerous Arctic waters when it was attacked by German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper, pocket battleship Lutzow and six large destroyers.
Set during the early months of World War II, it tells the true story of the British Navy's attempts to sink the German pocket battleship Graf Spee.
And almost as we stepped off the ship we came across the monument to the famous German pocket battleship on which the sea fight was centred, the Graf Spee.