Search Results for 'United States Navy'

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US destroyer to be named after Ballyhaunis man

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The US navy is to name a destroyer after Ballyhaunis native Patrick Gallagher. The USS Gallagher, as it will be called, will be built in Maine.

HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

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HEDY LAMARR was a Hollywood film star between the 1930s and 1950s, and an icon of beauty and glamour, but her greatest achievement is all around us, as her work as a scientist and inventor laid the grounds for much of our digital and internet technology.

Racing the Union’s blockade of Confederate ports

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The American Civil War (1861-1865) offered rich pickings to qualified seamen and shipowners looking for quick profits. The Union blockade of southern ports was beginning to have an effect on Confederate trade. But any ship which steamed safely through the blockade could command high prices for its cargo. On the homeward journey, if you were lucky, large profits could be made on a cargo of cotton which was in big demand in Britain.

 

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