HMS Biter

HMS Biter

HMS Biter

HMS Biter, seen during the naval phase of Operation Torch

Taken from Fleet Air Arm, HMSO, published 1943, p.120


HMS Biter

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HMS Biter (D97)

Valmiussopimuksen neljän aluksen sarjan C3-tyypin kauppalaiva MV Rio Parana tilattiin 20. helmikuuta 1939 Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Companyltä Chesteristä Pennsylvaniasta, missä köli laskettiin 28. joulukuuta 1939. Alus laskettiin vesille 18. joulukuuta 1940 Moore-McCormick Linelle kumminaan linjan varatoimitusjohtajan Robert C. Leen tytär Miss Kay Calder Lee. Yhdysvaltain laivasto lunasti 2. syyskuuta 1941 aluksen muutettavaksi saattuetukialukseksi. Muutostyöt tehtiin 1942 nimellä BAVG-3 Bethlehemin telakalla New Yorkissa. [1]

Alus otettiin 6. huhtikuuta 1942 saattuetukialuksena palvelukseen kuljettamaan lentokoneita Välimerelle. Maaliskuussa 1943 alukselle siirrettiin 811 laivueen Fairey Swordfish -torpedopommittajat, minkä jälkeen se suojasi saattueita. Alus poistettiin elokuussa 1944 palveluksesta ja luovutettiin kauppalaivastolle rahtialuksena. Aluksella syttyi tulipalo Greenockissa, minkä jälkeen se sijoitettiin reserviin. Se palautettiin huhtikuussa 1945 Yhdysvaltain hallintaan, minkä jälkeen se makasi ankkurissa.

Aluksella suoritettujen korjausten jälkeen se lainattiin Ranskan laivastolle, joka nimesi sen Dixmudeksi. Alusta käytettiin aluksi lentokoneiden siirtämiseen Yhdysvalloista Ranskaan, jona aikana se oli 1966 hetken aikaa Indokiinassa. Se palasi 1947 kuljetustehtäviin, kunnes se poistettiin palveluksesta 1956. Alus siirrettiin työläisten majoitusalukseksi. Alus palautettiin 1966 Yhdysvaltain laivastolle, joka sijoitti sen poistolistalle. Alus upotettiin maalilaivana.


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HMS Biter (D97)

Valmiussopimuksen neljän aluksen sarjan C3-tyypin kauppalaiva MV Rio Parana tilattiin 20. helmikuuta 1939 Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Companyltä Chesteristä Pennsylvaniasta, missä köli laskettiin 28. joulukuuta 1939. Alus laskettiin vesille 18. joulukuuta 1940 Moore-McCormick Linelle kumminaan linjan varatoimitusjohtajan Robert C. Leen tytär Miss Kay Calder Lee. Yhdysvaltain laivasto lunasti 2. syyskuuta 1941 aluksen muutettavaksi saattuetukialukseksi. Muutostyöt tehtiin 1942 nimellä BAVG-3 Bethlehemin telakalla New Yorkissa. [1]

Alus otettiin 6. huhtikuuta 1942 saattuetukialuksena palvelukseen kuljettamaan lentokoneita Välimerelle. Maaliskuussa 1943 alukselle siirrettiin 811 laivueen Fairey Swordfish -torpedopommittajat, minkä jälkeen se suojasi saattueita. Alus poistettiin elokuussa 1944 palveluksesta ja luovutettiin kauppalaivastolle rahtialuksena. Aluksella syttyi tulipalo Greenockissa, minkä jälkeen se sijoitettiin reserviin. Se palautettiin huhtikuussa 1945 Yhdysvaltain hallintaan, minkä jälkeen se makasi ankkurissa.

Aluksella suoritettujen korjausten jälkeen se lainattiin Ranskan laivastolle, joka nimesi sen Dixmudeksi. Alusta käytettiin aluksi lentokoneiden siirtämiseen Yhdysvalloista Ranskaan, jona aikana se oli 1966 hetken aikaa Indokiinassa. Se palasi 1947 kuljetustehtäviin, kunnes se poistettiin palveluksesta 1956. Alus siirrettiin työläisten majoitusalukseksi. Alus palautettiin 1966 Yhdysvaltain laivastolle, joka sijoitti sen poistolistalle. Alus upotettiin maalilaivana.


History [ edit | edit source ]

The Biter-Class was introduced in January of 2687 and its production run began in earnest, as it provided the Imperial Navy with a (relatively) cheap but very capable small vessel capable of combating a wide range of enemy minor warships, in the hands of a good pilot and commanded by a good Captain these ships can take on Light Cruisers, living up to the moniker 'damn-near Cruiser Strength'. One of these vessels, HMS Wakeful, was assigned to the Kitsune Officer, Commander Kikuë, and was involved in the Propylon Incident, during which she rounded off a patrol which had claimed several Hegemony warships and captured several cargo vessels, the Wakeful engaged and destroyed a Hegemony Battleship, vindicating the usefulness of the Plasma Torpedo system.. A couple of months later four vessels of the class were used by Rear Admiral Jessica Harrington during her operation to House Vasilyev.


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There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bitter Biter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Contents

She was built by Watercraft Ltd. at Shoreham-by-Sea in 1986 as one of ten vessels ordered as the P2000 class. Ώ] ΐ] The class was based on a design of an Omani coastguard cutter built by Watercraft Marine. They are twin-shaft vessels with moulded glass-reinforced plastic hulls. She has no dedicated armament though she can be fitted with pintle-mounted L7 7.62 mm GPMG machine guns. Biter is part of the First Patrol Boat Squadron (1PBS) based at HMNB Portsmouth. Α]

During overhaul, two Cat C18 ACERT propulsion engines were installed by Finning Power Systems. The two diesel engines, each rated at 873 bhp at 2200 rpm, form part of the propulsion package along with ZF 2000 RV marine reverse reduction gearboxes and ZF 9000 Series ClearCommand controls. Β]


Avenger-class escort carrier

The Avenger-class escort carrier was a class of escort carriers comprising three ships in service with the Royal Navy during the Second World War and one ship of the class in the United States Navy called the Charger Type of 1942-class escort carrier. [1] All three were originally American type C3 merchant ships in the process of being built at the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company Chester, Pennsylvania. The ships laid down in 1939 and 1940 were launched and delivered to the Royal Navy by 1942 under the Lend-Lease agreement. [2] [3]

  • Royal Navy
  • United States Navy
  • 4 × diesel engines
  • 1 × shaft
  • 3 × 4-inch DP anti-aircraft guns in single mounts
  • 15 × 20 mm anti-aircraft cannons in single or twin mounts
  • Hangar 190 ft × 47 ft (58 m × 14 m)
  • one 42 ft × 34 ft (13 m × 10 m) lift
  • 9 × arrestor wires

The ships had a complement of 555 men and an overall length of 492.25 feet (150.04 m), a beam of 66.25 feet (20.19 m) and a height of 23.25 ft (7.09 m). [2] Their displacement was 8,200 long tons (8,300 t) at normal load and 9,000 long tons (9,100 t) at deep load. Propulsion was provided by four diesel engines connected to one shaft giving 8,500 brake horsepower (6,300 kW), which could propel the ships at 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h 19.0 mph). [4]


Sherman Tank

With the M-3 in production, American designers set to work creating a medium tank with a turret that could carry a 75mm gun. It was the M4, commonly known as the Sherman.

The Sherman became the main battle tank of both the American and British armies. They hoped to use it in the same way the Soviets used the T-34, producing overwhelming numbers with minimum variation, sticking with a solid design. However, by the end of the war, German advances were making the Sherman look less effective.

The Sherman was in production in time to feature in the Operation Torch landings and subsequent fighting.

Sources:
Francis Crosby (2010), The Complete Guide to Fighters & Bombers of the World
Ian V. Hogg and John Weeks (1980), The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles
Orr Kelly (2002), Meeting the Fox: The Allied Invasion of Africa, from Operation Torch to Kasserine Pass to Victory in Tunisia


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