The spanish armada (spanish: grande y felicísima armada, literally great and most fortunate navy) was a spanish fleet of 130 ships that sailed from a coruña in late may 1588, under the command of the duke of medina sidonia, with the purpose of escorting an army from flanders to invade england. The casualty lists published in railway company magazines during the first world war offer a wealth of fascinating detail which can often set the researcher on the trail of the stories behind the columns of names. Sinking of the aragon rms aragon, 1908 [ wikimedia ] saturday 2nd february 1918: warrant officer j watson of the royal engineers, an old boy of bedford modern school was on board the troop ship aragon when it was torpedoed and sunk outside the harbour at alexandria on 30th december. Catherine of aragon does the sinking of the gustloff get swept up in the carnage at the end of world war two watch on historyhittv subscribe to our newsletter historyhit brings you the most extraordinary, dramatic, momentous and fascinating stories of our shared past.
Posts about aragon written by samsonhistorian remembering the sinking of the ss mendi on 21 february 2017 is an opportunity to remember all those who served in a non-combatant role, especially men of colour from southern africa: south africa, lesotho, swaziland, botswana and zimbabwe. The sinking of the mary rose june 9, 2016 popular theories about the naming of the ships state that the former was named for saint peter and the aragon queen catharine (whose badge featured a pomegranate) and the latter named either after henry viii’s sister mary tudor or named after the virgin mary this wind could have been a. Home » blog » the sinking of the mary rose rss follow of new ones came from the money henry made when he dissolved the monasteries after his divorce from catherine of aragon and his split from the pope which left him more isolated than ever in europe.
The mission to aragon was a mission undertaken in 1491 by the italian assassin ezio auditore da firenze to rescue the assassins of spain after receiving news of their arrests by the spanish inquisition. For moments that seemed long years, i was dangling from the side of the rapidly sinking arcadian, but was rescued just in time from that perilous position by two comrades, one easing my weight from underneath the shoulders while the other wrenched the caught arm from the fixture. Any names from the passenger list of the aragon would be great, is'nt fate a fickle thing, survive one sinking, just to lose you life the next day on another, i have a cutting from one of the scottish news papers with a photograph of my grandfather and three others, if you would like a copy just let me know. This movie tells the story of omar mukhtar, an arab muslim rebel who fought against the italian conquest of libya in wwii it gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering army attempted to subdue the natives.
The republic of genoa (italian: repubblica di genova ligurian: repúbrica de zêna, pronounced [ɾeˈpybɾika de ˈzeːna] latin: res publica ianuensis) was an independent state from 1005 to 1797 in liguria on the northwestern italian coast, incorporating corsica from 1347 to 1768, and numerous other territories throughout the mediterranean. Mr aragõa drummond harrison 1 was born in surbiton, surrey, england on 28 september 1871 2 and he was later baptised on 9 january 1876 in twickenham he was the son of william thomas hugh harrison (1838-1889), a military officer, and elizabeth aberdeen, née perryman (1837-1913), both natives of london. The sinking of the ss aragon, 30th december 1917 the ss aragon goes down 1917 was a dreadful year for the allied powers, despite the gains made both on the western front and in the eastern mediterranean theatre.
The tsushima maru sinking was not an isolated incident in the period of july 1944 to march 1945, more than 70,000 evacuees on 178 ships lost their lives while the bowfin crew accomplished its mission, it wasn’t until many years later that the sailors learned that they had sunk a ship loaded with mostly civilians. The history of england podcast site has 5,991 members a weekly podcast and blog on the history of england from the arrival of the west saxons in 516. “the transport aragon (captain francis bateman in command) was torpedoed and sunk in the eastern mediterranean on december 30 one of his majesty’s destroyers, while picking up the survivors from the aragon , was herself torpedoed and sunk, as reported in the communiqué of january 7.
The sinking of the aragon a vad nurse who was on board the aragon wrote home to her parents that the vessel sailed from marseilles with destroyers as escorts the vessel spent five days at christmas in harbour where they had a “top hole” time. World war one by karyn burnham 14 september 2016 at17– an ambulance train on the somme great war railwaymen and the sinking of the aragon how did a group of great central railway employees come to drown in egypt our archives offer some answers by harriet steers 15 april 2015.
One of these ships was the aragon the aragon built in harland and wolf in belfast was 9'588 tons and could carry 306 first class 66 second class and 632 third class passengers it was launched on the 23rd of febuary 1905. A 3-0 loss at home to the catalan club in the first leg was one of the true low points of the aragon side’s time in the segunda, but amazingly they turned the tie around by winning 4-1 away from home a few days later. The raising of the mary rose the secretary of state in 1545, william paget, ordered a salvage operation within days of the sinking but operations in 1545, 1547 and 1549 only managed to raise some guns and rigging.