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  • n. British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)

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Examples

  • For several days, word of this loss reached neither the Admiralty nor Jellicoe aboard Iron Duke at Lough Swilly.

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  • He arrived at Scapa Flow early in the afternoon and went on board Iron Duke to report to Callaghan.

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  • Twelve hours later, Jellicoe came into the Flow aboard Iron Duke and Beatty went on board the flagship to report.

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  • One of the deepest seasons of gloom was when the French Emperor, Napoleon, had conquered one country after another, until there was scarcely anything but England left to attack; and one of the proudest times of rejoicing was when the ` ` Iron Duke '' Wellington, and the bluff old Prussian, Blucher, met him at Waterloo, defeated his armies and drove him from the field.

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  • Churchill and Sturdee were aboard a train traveling north to confer with Jellicoe on board the Iron Duke at Loch Ewe.

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  • St. Vincent reported to Iron Duke that she was picking up strong, nearby wireless signals from ships on the wavelength used by the High Seas Fleet.

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  • Thus, during one two-week period, Iron Duke and Ajax both had leaking condenser tubes, which affected their speed, Orion had gone to Glasgow for examination of her main turbine supports, Superb had turbine trouble with stripped blades, Conqueror was refitting at Devonport, and New Zealand was in dry dock at Cromarty.

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  • At 7: 37 p.m., before Iron Duke departed Scapa Flow, Jellicoe signaled Beatty his orders for the following day.

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  • Nevertheless, the staff on Iron Duke cudgeled its brains to devise a plan that would tempt the Germans out of harbor.

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  • Now, in the summer of 1914, as the European crisis worsened, the Turkish ships — Reshadieh, modeled on the Iron Duke class, and Sultan Osman I, carrying fourteen 12-inch guns, were nearing completion and preparing to sail for the Bosporus.

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