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Royal Navy
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The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, founded in the 16th century, is the oldest of HM Armed Forces (and is therefore known as the Senior Service). From the 17th century until well into the 20th century it was the most powerful navy in the world, playing a key part in establishing the British Empire as the dominant world power from 1815 until the second third of the 20th century.
A red cross on a white field, with a Union Flag in the upper mastmost canton
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom

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Painting of two eighteenth century three-masted sailing ships at sea with clouds of cannon smoke between them; the ship on the left flying the French flag and ship on the right flying the British flag.; Capture of French frigate Immortalité by HMS Fisgard

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Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson

BiographiesEdit

Royal Naval Biography (1823-35) by John Marshall
Memoirs of the Services of all the Flag-officers, Superannuated Rear-Admirals, Retired-Captains, Post-Captains, and Commanders whose names appeared on the Admiralty List of Sea Officers at the commencement of the present year, or who have since been promoted.

A Naval Biographical Dictionary (1849) by William Richard O'Byrne
comprising the life and services of every living officer in Her Majesty’s Navy, from the rank of Admiral of the fleet to that of Lieutenant, inclusive.

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