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NAUTICAL - */ˈnɔːtɨkəl/ 1. Relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen.

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United Kingdom
Name: HMS Hollyhock
Builder: John Crown & Sons Ltd
Laid down: 27 November 1939
Launched: 19 August 1940
Commissioned: 19 November 1940
Identification: Pennant number: K64
Status: Sunk by Japanese aircraft 9 April 1942
General characteristics
Class and type: Flower-class corvette

HMS Hollyhock was a Flower-class corvette that served in the Royal Navy.

Hollyhock was laid down at John Crown & Sons Ltd on 27 November 1939 and launched on 19 August 1940. She was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 19 November 1940.

Hollyhock was bombed and sunk by Japanese naval aircraft on 9 April 1942 east of Ceylon in the Indian Ocean, along with the aircraft carrier Hermes, the Australian destroyer Vampire and two tankers.

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Coordinates: 07°21′N 81°57′E / 7.350°N 81.950°E / 7.350; 81.950

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U.S. Crane Ship No.1 passing through the Gaillard Cut, while transiting the Panama Canal during the 1920s or 1930s.

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Statistics for the shipping industry of Australia
Total: 53 ships (1,000 gross register tons (GRT) or over)
Totalling: 1,361,000 GRT/1,532,874 tonnes deadweight (DWT)
Cargo ships
Bulk ships 17
Cargo ship 4
Container ships 1
Roll-on / roll-off ships 5
Tankers
Liquefied gas tanker ships 4
Chemical tanker ships 3
Petroleum tanker ships 6
Passenger ships
General passenger ships 6
Combined passenger/cargo 7
Source: This article contains material from the CIA World Factbook which, as a US government publication, is in the public domain.

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