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Admiralty Islands

The Admiralty Islands are a group of eighteen islands in the Bismarck Archipelago, to the north of New Guinea in the south Pacific Ocean. These are also sometimes called the Manus Islands, after the largest island. These rainforest-covered islands form part of Manus Province, the smallest and least-populous province of Papua New Guinea. The total area is . Many of the islands are atolls and uninhabited. The larger islands in the center of the group are Manus Island and Los Negros Island....

Admiralty Arch

Admiralty Arch is a landmark building in London which incorporates an archway providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall, which extends to the South-West, and Trafalgar Square to the North-East. Admiralty Arch is a Grade I listed building. Until recently, the building housed government offices, but in 2012 the government sold a 125-year lease over the building to a property developer for redevelopment into a luxury hotel. History It was designed by Sir Aston Webb, constructed by John Mowlem & Co and completed in 1912. It adjoins the Old Admiralty Building, hence the name....

Admiralty Inlet

Admiralty Inlet is a strait in the U.S. state of Washington connecting the eastern end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Puget Sound. It lies between Whidbey Island and the northeastern part of the Olympic Peninsula. Boundaries It is generally considered to be the northern part of Puget Sound's Main Basin. Its northern boundary is defined as a line running between Point Wilson and Point Partridge, and it extends south to the southern end of Whidbey Island and Point No Point on the Kitsap Peninsula, where it joins the Central Basin of Puget Sound's Main Basin....

Admiralty Island

Admiralty Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska, at . It is 145 km (90 mi) long and 56 km (35 mi) wide with an area of 4,264.1 km² (1,646.4 sq mi), making it the seventh largest island in the United States and the 132nd largest island in the world. It is one of the ABC islands of Alaska. The island is nearly cut in two by Seymour Canal; to its east is the long, narrow Glass Peninsula. The island was named by George Vancouver in honor of his Royal Navy employers, the Admiralty....

Admiralty Pier Turret

The Admiralty Pier Turret or Dover Turret, is an enclosed armoured turret built in 1882 on the western breakwater of Dover Harbour in southeast England. It contains two Fraser RML 16 inch 80 ton guns, the biggest installed in the United Kingdom. Declared obsolete in 1902, it is currently part of the port and inaccessible, though the guns remain in place. Admiralty Pier Fort Admiralty Pier Fort, as distinct from Dover Turret, was commenced in 1872 as small fort at the extremity of Dover pier by adding a further extension and widening the pier for that purpose....

Admiralty Head Light

The Admiralty Head Light is a lighthouse located in Fort Casey State Park near Coupeville on Whidbey Island, Washington. Admiralty Head is the east entrance point of Admiralty Inlet and the southeast extremity of a succession of light bare bluffs which extend north of Point Partridge, where they attain their highest elevation. History In 1858 the United States purchased 10 acres (40,000 m²) of land costing $400 for the location of the lighthouse. The original lighthouse was completed during the months just prior to the Civil War and was among the West's earliest navigational aids....

Admiralty Mountains

The Admiralty Mountains (alternatively Admiralty Range) is a large group of high mountains and individually named ranges and ridges in northeastern Victoria Land of Antarctica. This mountain group is bounded by the Ross Sea, the Southern Ocean, and by the Dennistoun, Ebbe, and Tucker glaciers. The mountain range is situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare. Discovered in January 1841 by Captain James Ross who named them for the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty under whose orders he served....

Admiralty Bay (South Shetland Islands)

Admiralty Bay is an irregular bay, wide at its entrance between Demay Point and Martins Head, indenting the southern coast of King George Island for, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The name appears on a map of 1822 by Captain George Powell, a British sailor, and is now established in international usage. The Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station is situated on the bay, as is the Comandante Ferraz Brazilian Antarctic Base. Description The bay has three fjords: Martel, Mackellar, and Ezcurra....

Admiralty MRT Station

Admiralty MRT Station (NS10) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the North South Line in Singapore. The station is located east of Woodlands. History The government came up with a proposal to build the North South Line Woodlands Extension in 1990 with the aim of extending the then existing North-South and East-West lines, thus connecting Choa Chu Kang in the west to Yishun in the north. Admiralty was one of the four stations in the initial proposal which was later expanded to six. Construction commenced in 1991 and the station was opened on 10 February 1996....

Admiralty Shipyard

The Admiralty Shipyard (Admiralty Wharves) (formerly Soviet Shipyard No. 194) is one of the oldest and largest shipyards in Russia, located in Saint Petersburg. The shipyard's building ways can accommodate ships of up to, 250 metres in length and 35 metres in width. Military products include naval warships such as nuclear and diesel-powered submarines and large auxiliaries. History The shipyard was founded as the Galley Yard by Peter the Great during the Great Northern War on 5 November 1704 and located in the open ground along the Neva River behind the Admiralty building....

Admiralty Embankment: The Admiralty Embankment ((Admiralteyskaya Naberezhnaya)) or Admiralty Quay is a street along the Neva River in Central Saint Petersburg, named after the Admiralty Board. Between 1919 and 1944 the st...

Admiralty Islands campaign: The Admiralty Islands campaign (Operation Brewer) was a series of battles in the New Guinea campaign of World War II in which the United States Army's 1st Cavalry Division occupied the Japanese-held A...

Admiralty House (Stockholm): The Admiralty House is an Admiralty House on the islet Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm, Sweden. Built in 1647-50 as the Admiralty Board moved over to Skeppsholmen, and probably designed by Louis G...

Admiralty House, Mount Pearl: Admiralty House, a nationally registered historic site, is located in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. It was built in 1914 for the British Admiralty as a World War I communications post. It now houses a m...

King Salmon River (Admiralty Island): Several rivers bear the name King Salmon River in Alaska. The King Salmon River is a small drainage on the northern tip of Admiralty Island of Southeast Alaska. It flows eastward then south for a ...

Admiralty Sound: Admiralty Sound is a sound which extends in a NE-SW direction and separates Seymour and Snow Hill Islands from James Ross Island, off the NE end of Antarctic Peninsula. The broad NE part of the sound...

Admiralty Island (Nunavut): Admiralty Island is an uninhabited, irregularly shaped Arctic island in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the Victoria Strait, south of Victoria Island's Collinson Peninsula....

Admiralty Inlet (Nunavut): Admiralty Inlet is a body of water in Nunavut's Qikiqtaaluk Region. It extends southerly from Lancaster Sound along the western shore of Baffin Island's Borden Peninsula. The hamlet Arctic Bay is lo...

Admiralty Gulf: Admiralty Gulf is a gulf in the Kimberley of Western Australia that opens into the Indian Ocean. Description The Gulf is bounded by the Bougainville Peninsula to the North and Bigge Point to the South...

Admiralty Bay, New Zealand: Admiralty Bay is a large indentation in the northern coast of New Zealand's South Island. It lies close to the northernmost mainland point of the Marlborough Sounds, immediately to the south of D'Urv...

Admiralty building, Saint Petersburg: The Admiralty building is the former headquarters of the Admiralty Board and the Imperial Russian Navy in St. Petersburg, Russia and the current headquarters of the Russian Navy. History The building ...

Admiralty M-N Scheme: 'The Admiralty M-N Scheme' (sometimes given as "Project M-N") was a World War I British plan to close the Strait of Dover in the English Channel to German U-Boats, by means of a chain of either eight ...

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