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à BECKETT, Albert (1840 - 1904)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Military Life and Institutions; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 68 words.

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AB

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.

The abbreviated title for the rating of able seaman, indicating someone able to perform all the duties of a seaman on board ship. In the days of sail it was someone who could hand, reef,...

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abaft

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Towards the stern of a ship, relative to some other object or position. Abaft the beam is any bearing or direction between the beam of a ship and its stern. See also aft; but ‘abaft’ is...

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ACHESON, Albert Edward (1862 - 1945), Royal Navy (retired)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 69 words.

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ACKLOM, Cecil Ryther (1872 - 1937)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Performing Arts; Theatre; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 50 words.

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ACLAND, Edward Leopold Dyke (1878 - 1968)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 73 words.

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ACLAND, Hubert (Guy Dyke) (1890 - 1978)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 182 words.

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acting

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

A prefix used in most navies and merchant marine, and in similar services, to denote that a higher rank is being temporarily held. Payment is usually at the full rate for the acting rank or...

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active list

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

The list of officers of a navy or a merchant marine who, as in all similar services, are actually serving or are liable to be called upon for active service at any time. Officers on the...

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ACWORTH, Bernard (1885 - 1963), Royal Navy, retired; Founder and President Emeritus Evolution Protest Movement

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 209 words.

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