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SYD CROSSLEY

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Syd Crossley was an English comedy actor. He was born in 1885 and died in 1960. He started his stage career at the age of 14 singing comic songs, before becoming a music-hall regular as 'The Long Comic', and then also a film actor.
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GAS ENGINE

Gas engine was the original name for the combustion engine - that is an engine in which the movement of the pistons is caused by the explosive energy of a mixture of inflammable gas with atmospheric air, the early gas being used being ordinary coal gas, gas specially made, gas from blast furnaces, the vapour of petroleum, etc.

One of the first successful and commercial gas engines was that of the German, Otto, introduced about 1866. In its early form it consists of an upright cylinder in which worked a heavy piston, the rod of which formed a rack gearing with a cogwheel on the shaft of the fly-wheel. As the piston ascended the cog-wheel slipped loosely on the shaft; as it descended its energy was transferred to the shaft through the cog-wheel, the force of the down-stroke being due to the rapid condensation of the gases after the explosion aided by the weight of the piston itself. The mixed gases - coal-gas and air - were introduced at the base of the cylinder and fired by communication with a gas-jet kept constantly burning. One great objection to this engine - its noise in working - was overcome in the Otto Silent Gas Engine, in which the working cylinder was horizontal and considerably shorter than in the older form. By 1906 various other forms of gas engine had also been introduced, some of them of a large size, up to 2000 horse-power. In these the compression of the gas before ignition was the rule, an improvement that Otto adopted in 1876, but much higher compression, was then employed than before, a great saving in gas being thus secured. By 1905 the Otto engine manufactured by Crossley was the best known, such engines being capable of performing the same work as any existing stationery engine. The Otto gas engine formed the basis of the internal-combustion engine (as it was later known) of the mid-20th century.
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THE SECRET GARDEN

The Secret Garden is a drama starring Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, Maggie Smith and Laura Crossley in a story based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett about a young girl sent to live with her rich uncle following the death of her parents, and how she befriends and heals her delicate cousin. The Secret Garden was directed by Agnieszka Holland in 1993.
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CIARA

The Ciara (formerly HMS Swallow) is an Irish Peacock Class patrol vessel of 712 tons displacement, fully loaded, launched in 1984 and bought by the Irish government in 1988. She is powered by two Crossley Pielstick 18 PA6V 280 diesels rated at 14000 hp providing a top speed of 25 knots and a range of 4000 km at 17 knots. She carries a crew of 29, including six officers. She is armed with one 76 mm/62 OTO Melara compact gun; two 12.7 mm machine-guns and four 7.62 mm machine-guns.
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FORT GEORGE

HMS Fort George is a British Fort Victoria Class fleet replenishment ship of 31550 tons displacement fully loaded launched in 1991 and designed to provide fuel and stores support to the British fleet at sea. HMS Fort George is powered by two Crossley SEMT-Pielstick PC2 6V-400 16-cylinder diesel engines providing a top speed of 20 knots. She carries a crew of 274 and has a cargo capacity of 12505 cubic metres of liquid and 6234 cubic metres of solid cargo. Armaments consist of : British Aerospace Seawolf GWS 26 Mod 1 VLS surface-to-air missiles and four Lawrence Scott 30 mm/75 Mk 1 guns. There is also hangar space for three Westland Sea King/EH 101 helicopters.
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FORT VICTORIA

HMS Fort Victoria is a British Fort Victoria Class fleet replenishment ship of 31550 tons displacement fully loaded launched in 1990 and designed to provide fuel and stores support to the British fleet at sea. HMS Fort Victoria is powered by two Crossley SEMT-Pielstick PC2 6V-400 16-cylinder diesel engines providing a top speed of 20 knots. She carries a crew of 274 and has a cargo capacity of 12505 cubic metres of liquid and 6234 cubic metres of solid cargo. Armaments consist of British Aerospace Seawolf GWS 26 Mod 1 VLS surface-to-air missiles and four Lawrence Scott 30 mm/75 Mk 1 guns. There is also hangar space for three Westland Sea King/EH 101 helicopters.
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OCEAN III

HMS Ocean was a British Colossus Class light fleet aircraft carrier of 13190 tons displacement launched in 1944. HMS Ocean was powered by four Admiralty 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 25 knots. She carried a crew of 850 plus aircrew and between 39 and 44 aircraft. Armaments comprised four 3-pounder guns, twenty-four 2-pounder pompoms and nineteen 40 mm anti-aircraft guns. *Ocean IV
HMS Ocean is a British aircraft carrier built based on the design of the Invincible Class aircraft carrier with a modified superstructure, after the UK Ministry of Defence issued an invitation to tender in July 1987 for an amphibious helicopter carrier for the Royal Navy. She has a displacement of 20500 tons. The primary role of HMS Ocean is to achieve the rapid landing of an assault force by helicopter and landing craft.

The ship carries a crew of 255, an aircrew of 206 and 480 marines. An additional 320 marines could be accommodated in a short term emergency. HMS Ocean is capable of transporting and sustaining an embarked military force of up to 800 men equipped with artillery, vehicles and stores. The ship is not designed to land heavy tanks. HMS Ocean has full facilities for twelve EH101 Merlin and six Lynx helicopters, and landing and refuelling facilities for Chinook helicopters. Twenty Sea Harriers could be carried but not supported. The flight deck is 170 metres long by 32.6 metres wide and there are two aircraft lifts. There are four LCVP Mk 5 vehicle/personnel landing craft on davits. HMS Ocean has capacity for 40 vehicles. Propulsion is provided by two Crossley Pielstick 16 PC2.6 V 200 medium speed diesel engines, rated at 23,904 hp, with two independent shafts and a five-bladed fixed pitch propeller. A 450 kW KaMeWa bow thruster is fitted. The maximum speed is 18 knots and the range is 8,000 miles.

HMS Ocean is equipped with the BAE Systems ADAWS 2000 combat data system, Link 11, 14 and 16 communications, a Matra Marconi SATCOM 1D satellite communications system, and a Merlin computer link. The ADAWS 2000 combat data system, installed on both HMS Ocean and on the Royal Navy's Landing Platform Dock LPD assault ship, is compatible with the ships of the Royal Navy' s front line fleet. The self protection combat systems include four Oerlikon/BAE twin 30mm guns together with three Raytheon/General Dynamics Phalanx Mk 15 close-in weapon systems.
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ORLA

The Orla (formerly HMS Swift) is an Irish Peacock Class patrol vessel of 712 tons displacement, fully loaded, launched in 1984 and bought by the Irish government in 1988. She is powered by two Crossley Pielstick 18 PA6V 280 diesels rated at 14000 hp providing a top speed of 25 knots and a range of 4000 km at 17 knots. She carries a crew of 29, including six officers. She is armed with one 76 mm/62 OTO Melara compact gun; two 12.7 mm machine-guns and four 7.62 mm machine-guns.
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PEACOCK II

HMS Peacock is a British Peacock Class large patrol craft of 690 tons displacement fully loaded. HMS Peacock is powered by two Crossley Pielstick 18 PA6V 280 diesel engines providing a top speed of 25 knots and a range of 2500 miles at 17 knots. She carries a crew of 31 including six officers and has seven spare berths. Armaments consist of one 3 inch/62 OTO Melara compact dual-purpose guns and four FN 7.62 mm machine-guns.
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PLOVER II

HMS Plover is a British Peacock Class large patrol craft of 690 tons displacement fully loaded. HMS Plover is powered by two Crossley Pielstick 18 PA6V 280 diesel engines providing a top speed of 25 knots and a range of 2500 miles at 17 knots. She carries a crew of 31 including six officers and has seven spare berths. Armaments consist of one 3 inch/62 OTO Melara compact dual-purpose guns and four FN 7.62 mm machine-guns.
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