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  • 250t-class torpedo boat

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    +250t-classtorpedo boat The 250t class were high-seas torpedo boats built for the Austro-Hungarian Navy between 1913 and 1916. A total of 27 boats were built by three shipbuilding companies, with the letter after the boat number indicating the manufacturer. There were small variations between manufacturers, mainly in the steam turbines used, and whether they had one or two funnels. The eight boats of the T-group, designated 74 T  –  81 T, were built by Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino, located at Trieste. The sixteen boats of the F-group, 82 F  –  97 F, were built by Ganz-Danubius at their shipyards at Fiume and Porto Re. The three M-group boats, 98 M  –  100 M, were manufactured by Cantiere Navale Triestino at Monfalcone. All 27 boats saw service in World War I, undertaking anti-submarine operations in the Adriatic Sea, shore bombardment missions along its Italian coastline, and convoy, escort and minesweeping tasks. Although widely used during the war, the class suffered no losses, despite taking hits during surface engagements and damage from accidents. In 1917, one of the guns on each boat was placed on an anti-aircraft mount.

  • Grew Manufacturing

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    Grew Manufacturing is a popular name for construction of Grew vessels with early beginning in 1882 as Gidley Boat Works. In 1920, Arthur Grew took over the boat business and renamed the business, which is located in Ontario, Canada. Grew Manufacturing expanded into a modern recreational boat producer of Bowrider and Cuddy cruisers, powered by outboard and inboard motors. Created in fiberglass, Grew's later vessels were built in modern facilities. In 2011, the Grew employed about 25 people.

  • Caravel

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    Portuguese caravel. This was the standard model used by the Portuguese in their trips of exploration. The lateen rigged caravel was able to sail close to the wind, closer than square rigged vessels. It could accommodate about 20 sailors. A model of a caravel found in Malta The caravel (Portuguese: , ) was a small, highly maneuverable sailing ship developed in the 15th century by the Portuguese to explore along the West African coast and into the Atlantic Ocean. The lateen sails gave it speed and the capacity for sailing windward (beating). Caravels were used by the Portuguese and Castilians (Spain) for the oceanic exploration voyages during the 15th and 16th centuries in the Age of Discovery. Prince Henry, Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, and Bartolomeu Dias all used caravels The volunteers on the caravel "Matthew of Bristol",which is a replica of John Cabot's ship of 1497 which discovered North America,have done some research on this subject and traced the origin of the name 'caravel' to the Portuguese word for a 'beetle' which is 'escaravalho'.The smooth appearance of the ship's hull which is the result of the carvel construction is similar to the shell of a beetle.

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