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- n. A collection of support and supply ships supporting operations elsewhere, that can function as a floating barracks, hospital and base.
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After the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War in 1918, the warships of the defeated German Fleet were interned at anchorage at the main Royal Navy seabase at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland.