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  • n. an operational naval task force consisting of a variety of surface combatants designed to operate as an coordinated unit; subdivided into battle groups

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  • n. a fleet of warships prepared for battle

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Examples

  • Hipper ordered Moltke to fall back on the battle fleet.

    Castles of Steel

  • Scheer had not yet been able to persuade the German government to break its promise to the United States on unrestricted submarine warfare; as the U-boats were not to be released, he decided to try once more with the battle fleet.

    Castles of Steel

  • Under enormous strain, the Commander-in-Chief reacted by attempting to tighten his tactical control of the battle fleet.

    Castles of Steel

  • Through the rest of the night, the remaining German destroyers searched in vain for the British battle fleet.

    Castles of Steel

  • Jellicoe with the battle fleet and Beatty with the battle cruisers and fast battleships were both moving eastward.

    Castles of Steel

  • South America, the battle fleet has been received on its practice voyage around the world.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • I formed the battle fleet in line of battle on receipt of Sir David

    World's War Events, Vol. II

  • It was probably such considerations as these, though the writer was not privy to them, that determined the division of the battle fleet, and the confiding to the section styled the Flying Squadron the defence of the Atlantic coast for the time being.

    Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles

  • Even during peace negotiations, one's position is not injured by the readiness of the battle fleet.

    Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles

  • The question has been asked why Kimmel did not move the battle fleet.

    LewRockwell.com

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