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Mary Rose

The Mary Rose was a ship which belonged to Henry VIII of England. She sank in 1545 in battle with a French fleet. In 1979, the Mary Rose Trust was formed. In 1982 the Mary Rose Trust managed to get the Mary Rose out of the sea. In 1994, they star ...

                                               

HMS Royal Oak

HMS Royal Oak was a British battleship. It was built in 1916 and fought in the Battle of Jutland the same year. On 14 October 1939, soon after the start of World War II, it was sunk in Scapa Flow in Orkney, Scotland by the German submarine U-47. ...

                                               

HMS Sirius (1786)

HMS Sirius was the main ship of the British First Fleet. The First Fleet carried the convicts and soldiers to Australia to start a penal colony. This was the start of European settlement in Australia.

                                               

USS Benicia (1868)

Benicia was launched 18 August 1868 by Portsmouth Navy Yard as Algoma. She was renamed Benicia on 15 May 1869. It was commissioned 1 December 1869 with Commander S. Nicholson in command. Between March 1870 and August 1872, Benicia served on the A ...

                                               

USS Colorado (1856)

The first USS Colorado was a 3.400 long tons -class, three-masted steam screw frigate. It was launched on 19 June 1856 by the Norfolk Navy Yard. It was sponsored by Ms. N. S. Dornin and commissioned on 13 March 1858. Captain W. H. Gardner was in ...

                                               

USS Constellation (CV-64)

USS Constellation, is a Kitty Hawk –class supercarrier. It was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the "new constellation of stars" on the flag of the United States. It is the only naval vessel ever given the right to ...

                                               

USS Constitution

USS Constitution is a wooden, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the worlds oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. It was con ...

                                               

USS Enterprise (CV-6)

USS Enterprise, often called the "Big E," was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. She was also the seventh U.S. Navy ship to use the name. She was launched in 1936 and was a Yorktown class aircraft carrier. She was one of three ...

                                               

Naval fleet

A Naval Fleet is usually a permanent formation. Fleets are generally assigned to a particular ocean or sea. Many fleets are named after the particular ocean or sea they are assigned to. Since 1942 the United States Navy uses numbers to identify t ...

                                               

USS Enterprise (CVN-80)

USS Enterprise will be the third Gerald R. Ford -class aircraft carrier to be built for the United States Navy. She will be the ninth United States naval vessel to bear the name, and is scheduled to be in operation by 2027. Her construction began ...

                                               

USS Robalo

On the way from Pearl Harbor to the Fremantle submarine base, Western Australia, she had met with enemy ships. On 13 February 1944 her attack was unsuccessful and no enemy ships were damaged or sunk. She spent 36 of her 57-day mission submerged. ...

                                               

Fire-stick farming

Fire-stick farming are words used by Australian archaeologist Rhys Jones in 1969. They describe the way that Indigenous Australians used fire regularly to burn the land. This helped hunting by herding the animals into particular areas, and also c ...

                                               

Outstation

In Australia, an outstation is a small, rural settlement of Aboriginal Australians. They are usually built on or near the communitys traditional country; the outstations are therefore also called homelands. The people living on an outstation are ...

                                               

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is an horticultural theme park south of Marina Bay in Singapore. Opened in June 2012, Gardens by the Bay is made up of three waterfront gardens: Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. It is a part of Singapores plan to become a " ...

                                               

Jichang Garden

Jichang Garden is in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. It is close to Huishan Temple. It was claimed as a national protected location of historical and cultural relics on 13 January 1988. Xiequ Garden in the Summer Palace and Guo Ran Da Gong in Yuan ...

                                               

Orto botanico di Pisa

The Orto botanico di Pisa, also known as the Orto Botanico dellUniversità di Pisa, is a botanical garden, and the University of Pisa takes care of it. The garden is at via Luca Ghini 5, Pisa, Italy. It is open weekday mornings and it does not cos ...

                                               

Palmengarten

The Palmengarten is one of two botanical gardens in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is in the city area Westend-Nord. The garden was privately paid for and built by the architect Heinrich Siesmayer. Work was done in 1871 and the garden opened to t ...

                                               

Lawn

A lawn is an area of land planted with grass, and sometimes clover and other plants. Lawns are cut to a low, even height using a lawnmower. Lawns are used for aesthetic and recreational purposes. Other words used to describe them are turf, pitch, ...

                                               

Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is in South Australia. It is found about 60 km north-east of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. The Barossa Valley is famous for making wine and because of this it often has many tourists. The three main towns in th ...

                                               

Jura (department)

Jura is a department in the east of France in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comte region. It is named after the Jura mountains. The largest city in the department is Dole but its prefecture capital is the city of Lons-le-Saunier.

                                               

Azure (color)

Azure is a color that looks like the color of the sky on a bright, clear day. It is a pure chroma on the RGB color wheel halfway between blue and cyan. The complementary color of azure is orange.

                                               

Blue

Blue is one of the colors of the rainbow that people can see. It is one of the seven colors of the rainbow along with red, orange, yellow, green, indigo and violet. Apart from indigo and violet, it has the shortest wavelength of these colors. Blu ...

                                               

Cerulean

Cerulean is a range of colours from teal-blue, sky-blue, bright blue, or azure to deep cyan. The word cerulean comes from the Latin word caeruleum, which means "sky" or "heavens". This was in turn from Latin caeruleus deep blue: resembling the bl ...

                                               

Cobalt blue

Cobalt blue is a cool blue colour. People used to make it using cobalt salts. Cobalt blue is used widely by artists. Many pieces of glassware have this colour--glassware that does have this colour is called cobalt glass. The first written use of ...

                                               

Cyan

Cyan is the color halfway between blue and green on the color wheel. It is one of the primary colors of ink in an inkjet printer, along with black, yellow and magenta. Cyan is a secondary color of light, along with magenta and yellow. The primary ...

                                               

Indigo

Indigo is a shade of blue, more specifically, purplish blue or dark blue. The color shown at right, electric indigo, is the closest color it is possible to display on a computer to the color of the indigo color band in the rainbow. Isaac Newton n ...

                                               

Navy blue

Navy blue or navy is a dark shade of the color blue. Some people mistake navy blue for black because some navies use a shade of navy blue that is so dark it is practically black.

                                               

Periwinkle (color)

Periwinkle is a color in the blue family. Its name comes from the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb Vinca minor which has flowers of the same color. The color Periwinkle is also called lavender blue. The color periwinkle may be considered a pale t ...

                                               

Persian blue

The color Persian blue is named from the blue color of some Persian pottery and the color of tiles used in and on mosques and palaces in Iran and in other places in the Middle East. Persian blue is a representation of the color of the mineral lap ...

                                               

Prussian blue

Prussian blue, also known as Berlin blue, is a dark blue colour that is artificially made. It is one of the first pigments made synthetically. It was accidentally found in 1704 by two chemists in Berlin. The dark blue uniforms of the Prussian arm ...

                                               

Sapphire (color)

Sapphire is a deep blue or bright blue color that is a representation of the color of a sapphire. Sapphire gems are most commonly found in a range of blue shades. Other names for variations of the color sapphire are blue sapphire or sapphire blue ...

                                               

Teal (color)

Teal is a deep blue-green color; a dark cyan. Teal gets its name from the colored area around the eyes of the common teal, a member of the duck family. The first written use of Teal as a color name in English was in 1917.

                                               

Turquoise (color)

Turquoise is the colour of the gem turquoise. It is a slightly greenish shade of cyan. Turquoise is sometimes described as a mixture of pale blue and green. The name comes from the French word for Turkish.

                                               

Burgundy (colour)

Burgundy is a popular colour in both mens and womens fashion, for furniture and for linens. In cosmetology, a brighter shade of burgundy called "vivid burgundy" is used for dyeing hair. Passports of the European Union member states are burgundy. ...

                                               

Chocolate (color)

The color chocolate is a tone of dark brown that resembles chocolate. The color chocolate is shown on the right of the screen. The first written use of chocolate as a color name in English was in 1737.

                                               

Coffee (color)

Coffee is a brownish color that is like the color of a medium roasted coffee beans. Different types of coffee beans have different colors when unroasted--the color coffee represents an average. The first time coffee was used as a color name in En ...

                                               

Desert sand (color)

Desert sand is a colour which is like the color of desert sand. It is a deep tone of beige. In 1998, desert sand was made into a Crayola crayon colour. The color shown at right matches the palest of the three colors in the 3-color Desert Camoufla ...

                                               

Olive (color)

Olive is a color which looks like green or yellow. Some dark shades of olive can also be made by mixing a darker color with green. The most common place you will find the color olive is on an olive. It is the color of the outside of an olive. An ...

                                               

Tan (color)

Tan is a color that is a pale tone of brown or green tone of orange. The first written use of tan as a color name in English was in the year 1590. The name comes from tannum, oak bark used in the tanning of leather.

                                               

Taupe

Taupe refers to a dark grayish-brown color. The word "taupe" derives from the Latin name for the European Mole, Talpa europaea. Originally, this referred only to the average color of the French mole, but like the colors pink and lavender, the nam ...

                                               

Jungle green

Jungle green is a color that is a rich tone of medium green. The specific tone of the color jungle green called "jungle green" by Crayola was formulated by Crayola in 1990. The first recorded use of jungle green as a color name in English was in ...

                                               

Spring green

Spring green is a color that is the color on the color wheel that is precisely halfway between cyan and green. Spring green is one of the official web colors.

                                               

Gray

Gray or grey is the color of black and white mixed together. Gray is the color of an elephant, cement, pencil writing, and rainy clouds. Gray often looks like someone made black lighter, but not so light that it is white. Grey color represents ne ...

                                               

Chartreuse (color)

Chartreuse green is the color halfway between yellow and green on the RGB color wheel. Chartreuse green the web color known as chartreuse since the X11 colors were created in 1987 and then renamed the X11 web colors in 1991 is a web color that wa ...

                                               

Green

Green is a color. It is one of the colors of the rainbow. Green is between the yellow and blue colors in a rainbow. Green paint can be made by mixing yellow paint and blue paint together. Green light, like all light, is quanta - composed of photo ...

                                               

Harlequin (color)

Harlequin is the name of the colour that is halfway between green and chartreuse green on the Colour wheel. On color plate 17 in the 1930 book A Dictionary of Colour, the colour harlequin is shown as being on the colour wheel precisely halfway be ...

                                               

Lime (color)

Lime is a yellowish green color. It is the color that is half way between the color chartreuse green and yellow on the color wheel. The color lime is named after the fruit, lime. The official web color named lime actually corresponds to pure gree ...

                                               

Spring bud

Spring bud is the color that used to be called spring green before the X11 web color spring green was formulated in 1987 when the X11 colors were first invented. This color is now called spring bud to avoid confusion with the web color. The color ...

                                               

Viridian

Viridian is a pigment used in art. Viridian is a popular color for painting dining rooms. Viridian is the name of a city in the English translation of Pokemon Red and Blue. Viridian is a name on several cards in Magic: The Gathering The color is ...

                                               

Amaranth (color)

Amaranth is a rose-red color that is the color of the flower of the amaranth plant. The first written use of amaranth as a color name in English was in 1690.