Morgan is both a given name and a surname, as well as the name of several places. The surname Morgan is of Welsh origin, meaning "of the sea", and is a popular family name in that country. Many Welsh families emigrated to Australia and the USA, thus many founding families in those countries carried the surname Morgan, which is reflected in a number of place names. The name, in female form Morgana, is given to a principal in the legends about King Arthur. See also Morganic or Morganatic marriage.

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Abella, Alex 2000 The Great American: A Novel. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0743205480

Crawford, Donald 1997 Michael and Natasha. Scribner. ISBN 0684834308

Pope, Dudley 2001 Harry Morgan's Way: The Biography of Sir Henry Morgan 1635-1684 House of Stratus ISBN 1842324829

Strouse, Jean 2000 Morgan: American Financier. Harper Perennial. ISBN: 0060955899

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. The Royal Marines also there own special forces similar to that of the SAS: the SBS (Special Boat Service) or The Boat Troop; and the Mountain Troop. ISBN: 0060955899. Navy SEALs and the British Royal Marines now serve a similar function, being a ship-based force specially trained in commando-style operations and tactics. Harper Perennial. However the U.S. Strouse, Jean 2000 Morgan: American Financier. Eventually the Marine Corps became a separate arm in the United States, with their own equipment.

Pope, Dudley 2001 Harry Morgan's Way: The Biography of Sir Henry Morgan 1635-1684 House of Stratus ISBN 1842324829. Much later during the age of sail, a component of marines served a similar role, being ship-borne soldiers who were used either during boarding actions, as sharp-shooters, or in raids along the shore. ISBN 0684834308. These were troops primarily trained in land warfare, and did not need to be skilled at handling a ship. Scribner. During the era of the Roman empire, the naval forces included legionaries for boarding actions. Crawford, Donald 1997 Michael and Natasha. Flag Officers:.

ISBN 0743205480. Officers:. Simon & Schuster. Senior Ratings and Warrant Officers. Abella, Alex 2000 The Great American: A Novel. Ratings:. Australia. For the Royal Navy the ranks are as follows (in acending order):.

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. "Flag officers" include any rank that includes the word "admiral", and are generally in command of a battle group or similar flotilla of vessels, rather than a single vessel or aspect of a vessel. See also Morganic or Morganatic marriage. Typical ranks for commissioned officers include the following, in ascending order:. The name, in female form Morgana, is given to a principal in the legends about King Arthur. Warrant Officers serve in more technical positions than commissioned Officers.

Many Welsh families emigrated to Australia and the USA, thus many founding families in those countries carried the surname Morgan, which is reflected in a number of place names. The United States draws its Warrant Officers from the enlisted ranks. The surname Morgan is of Welsh origin, meaning "of the sea", and is a popular family name in that country. Warrant Officers, (WO) including Chief Warrant Officers (CWO), are senior to enlisted sailors and junior to commissioned Officers. Morgan is both a given name and a surname, as well as the name of several places. Navy, sailors are more commony referred to by their "rating," which indicates both their rank and job specialty (for example, "BT3 Jones" for "Boiler Technician 3rd Class Jones"). Morgan, Mariah Carey's Older Brother. Within the U.S.

Ru Fe Morgan is a fictional character in the anime/manga Oh My Goddess!. Typical enlisted ranks include the following, in ascending order:. Morgan Industries, one of the factions in Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri led by Nwabudike Morgan. A navy will typically have two sets of ranks, one for enlisted personnel and one for officers. Nwabudike Morgan, a fictional character in the computer game Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. The largest unit size may be the whole Navy or Admiralty. Captain Morgan, famous rum. Vessels may be combined into squadrons or flotillas, which may be formed into fleets.

Morgan sea gypsies, seafaring minority ethnic group in the Andaman Sea. Naval forces are typically arranged into units based on the number of vessels included, a single vessel forming the smallest operational unit. Centimorgan, unit of recombinant frequency in genetics. This allows strike groups and combat vessels to remain at sea for several months at a time. Morgan le Fay, antagonist of Arthur of Britain. Today, naval strike groups on longer missions are always followed by a range of support and replenishment vessels supplying them with anything from fuel and munitions, to medical treatment and postal services. Morgan State University, university in Baltimore, Maryland. Also, in WWII, the engine room needed about a dozen sailors to work the many engines, however, today, only about 4-5 are needed (depending on the class of the ship).

Morgan, graphic novel by Hugo Pratt. However, today ships can go on very long journeys without refuling. Morgan!, 1966 film. In WWII, ships needed to refuel very often. Morgan Motor Company, brand of automobile. Also, the efficiency of the engines have improved a lot, in terms of fuel, and of how many sailors it takes to operate them. Morgan horse, horse breed (see above). However, today ships can easily reach 25 knots, thanks to much improved propulsion systems.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., American banking corporation. The average speed was about 15-20 knots. Morgan, South Australia. On another note, ships of WWII were much slower than today. Mount Morgan, California. For a list of the prefixes used with ship names (HMS, USS, &c.) see ship prefix. New Morgan, Pennsylvania. Naval ship names are typically prefixed by an abbreviation indicating the national navy in which they served.

Morganville - archaic synonym for the fictional town Shelbyville in The Simpsons. During the age of sail, the vessel categories were divided into the ship of the line, frigate, and sloop-of-war. Morganville, Washington. There are also support and auxiliary vessels, including the minesweeper, patrol boat, and tender. Morganville, Ohio. The categories are: Aircraft Carriers, Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers,Frigates, Submarines and Amphibious assault ships. Morganville, New York. Modern naval vessels are generally divided into seven main categories.

Morganville, New Jersey. On occasion, naval vessels have also served as troop carriers or supply ships. Morganville, Kansas. Often, other ships which were not built specifically for warfare, such as the galleon or the armed merchant ships in World War II, did carry armaments. Morganville, Georgia. They were designed to withstand damage and to inflict the same, but only carried munitions and supplies for the voyage (rather than merchant cargo). Morgantown, West Virginia. Historically, naval vessels have been specialized ships that were primarily intended for warfare.

Morgantown, Pennsylvania.
. Morgantown, Kentucky. As the tradition evolved, the number of cannons fired became an indication of the rank of the official being saluted. Morgantown, Indiana. The British, as the dominant naval power, compelled the ships of weaker nations to make the first salute. Morganton, North Carolina. When a cannon is fired, it partially disarms the ship, so firing a cannon for no combat reason showed respect and trust.

Morganton, Georgia. rThe custom of firing cannon salutes originated in the British Royal Navy. Morgan's Point Resort, Texas. Later ceremonies employed the casket or crematory urn. Morgan's Point, Texas. After a solemn ceremony, the board was tilted and the body dropped into the deep. Morgan Hill, California. (During the age of sail, the final stitch was placed through the nose of the victim, just to make sure they were really dead.) The body was then placed on a pivoting table attached to the outer hull, and shrouded by a national ensign.

Morgan Farm Area, Texas. In the past this involved sewing the body up in a shroud that had a weight at one end, often a cannonball. Morgan City, Mississippi. By ancient tradition, corpses on board naval vessels were buried at sea. Morgan City, Louisiana. [3]. Fort Morgan, Colorado. Australia, Canada, Spain and Norway have opened submarine service to women sailors, however.

Morgan Township, Pennsylvania. [2] The UK Royal Navy has similar restrictions. Morgan Township, Minnesota. Navy are the extended duty tours and close conditions which afford almost no privacy. Morgan County, West Virginia. The major reasons cited by the U.S. Morgan County, Utah. submarines.

Morgan County, Tennessee. Even today, despite their acceptance in many areas of naval service, women are still not permitted to serve on board U.S. Morgan County, Ohio. In spite of these views, some women did serve on board naval vessels, usually as wives of crewmembers. Morgan County, Missouri. The only women that were welcomed on board were figureheads mounted on the prow of the ship. Morgan County, Kentucky. To do so would invite a terrible storm that would wreck the ship.

Morgan County, Indiana. However, it was long considered bad luck to permit women to sail on board naval vessels. Morgan County, Illinois. By European tradition, ships have been referred to as a "she". Morgan County, Georgia. In the United States, in a tradition that dates back to the Revolutionary War, the First Navy Jack is a flag that has the words, "Don't Tread on Me" on the flat. Morgan County, Colorado. it is now used to pipe a senior officer on board the ship - anyone like the captain or more senior.

Morgan County, Alabama. The two tones it gives of and the number of blasts given off, signify the order given. Morgan, Wisconsin. The piping is done by the ship's bosun and therefore is Known as the Bosun's Whistle. Morgan, Vermont. This was original used to give orders on warships when shouted orders could not have been heard. Morgan, Utah. Anouther important tradition is that of Piping someone aboard the ship.

Morgan, Texas. The bell was originally kept polished first by the ship's cook, then later by a person belonging to that division of the ship's personnel. Morgan, Minnesota. They were also employed as warning devices in heavy fog, and for alarms and ceremonies. Morgan, Georgia. This was historically used to mark the passage of time on board a vessel, including the duration of four-hour watches. William Alexander Morgan, anti Batista Guerrilla, said CIA operative active, executed by Castro [2] [3] [4],. and other nations) has been the ship's bell.

film editor and director. An important tradition on board British naval vessels (and later those of the U.S. William Morgan (director), mid-20th Century U.S. Blue water fleets may require specialized vessels, such as mine sweepers, when operating in the littoral regions along the coast. 1829–1883), Premier of South Australia 1878-1881. Regional powers may maintain a "green water navy" as a means of localized force projection. William Morgan (Australian politician) (c. By contrast a "brown water navy" operates in the coastal periphery and along inland waterways, where larger ocean-going naval vessels can not readily enter.

Morgan, credited as having invented volleyball in Holyoke, Massachusetts on February 9, 1895. Many are also nuclear powered to save having to refuel. William G. These are ships capable of maintaining station for long periods of time in deep ocean, and will have a long logistical tail for their support. William De Morgan (1839-1917), famed pottery and tile designer in Britain. A "blue water navy" is designed to operate far from the coastal waters of its home nation. political figure in the 1920s. Later these were replaced by the radio transmitter, or the flashing light when radio silence was needed.

William Morgan Butler, U.S. At night signal lamps could be used for a similar purpose. William Wilson Morgan, 20th-century astronomer. Prior to the invention of radio, commands from the flag ship were communicated by means of flags. William Morgan, scientist who won the Copley Medal in 1789 "for his two Papers on the values of Reversions and Survivorships, printed in the two last volumes of the Philosophical Transactions" (presumably in the field of actuarial science). The commander of a fleet travels in the flag ship, which is usually the most powerful vessel in the group. William Morgan (anti-Mason), person whose disappearance sparked anti-Freemason hysteria in the United States. Navy ships normally operate with a group, which may be a small squadron of comparable vessels, or a larger naval fleet of various specialized ships.

William Morgan (Bible translator), 16th century translator of the Bible. Nations with historically strong naval forces have found it advantageous to obtain basing rights in areas of strategic interest. Trevor Morgan (EastEnders), character in the British soap opera EastEnders. During times of war temporary bases may be constructed in closer proximity to strategic locations, as it is advantageous in terms of patrols and station-keeping. Trevor Morgan (actor), United States actor. The base is a port that is specialized in naval operations, and often includes housing for off-shore crew, an arsenal depot for munitions, docks for the vessels, and various repair facilities. Thomas Hunt Morgan, geneticist. Historically a national navy operates from one or more bases that are maintained by the country or an ally.

Sheryl Morgan, sprinter. However, a few nations that lacked a navy but were faced with an enemy that was a strong naval power, such as Rome during the Punic wars, built a powerful navy from scratch. Morgan, First Amendment scholar. Nations that have a significant maritime trade economy have also had an incentive to protect their interests with a potent navy. Richard E. Historically, naval powers have been those countries that have a long coastline and a strong economy. Peter Morgan, ran the Morgan Motor Company. This gives the ship a tactical edge in warfare.

Lorrie Morgan, country music singer. These ships have a low radar signature and are only detectable at short distances. Morgan, 19th Century pioneer of kinship studies. In recent times modern navies are increasingly investing in stealth ships. Lewis H. The US Navy has indicated it may procure as many as 60 such vessels.[1]. Kevin Morgan (porn star). But in recent years, faced with the new requirements, larger navies, notably the US Navy have started developing these capacities as well, by planning and constructing the Littoral Combat Ship.

Morgan, mayor of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Traditionally, this has been the main focus of some of the smaller European navies, especially the scandinavian navies, such as the Norwegian Navy and the Swedish Navy. John W. Since the end of the Cold war, and with the disappearance of the Cold war scenario, there has been a return of focus to ships being able to operate in more coastal environments, in support of operations such as amphibious landings, embargo enforcement, peacekeeping and coastal patrol. Senator. The main consideration is for Carrier Battle Groups (CVBGs). John Tyler Morgan, U.S. One scenario that was the focus of American naval planning during the Cold War was a conflict between two modern and well equipped fleets on the high seas, the clash of the United States and the Soviet Union.

Morgan, American financier and banker. In shallow waters, the detection of submarines and mines is especially problematic. P. The presence of land and the bottom topology of an area compress the battle space, limit the opportunities to maneuver, make it easier for an enemy to predict the location of the fleet and make the detection of enemy forces more difficult. J. This is why a navy prefers the open sea. John Morgan (poker player), winner of $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event at the 1996 World Series of Poker. There is also the concept of battle space: a zone around a naval force within which a commander is confident of detecting, tracking, engaging and destroying threats before they pose a danger.

John Morgan (poet). Much time and effort is spent to deny the enemy the chance to detect one's forces. John Morgan (journalist). In naval warfare, the key is to detect the enemy while avoiding detection. John Morgan (golfer). Movement is a large component of modern combat; a naval fleet can travel hundreds of kilometres in a day. John Morgan (etiquette expert). The basic idea of all tactics (land, sea and air) is fire and movement: the fulfillment of a mission by the effective delivery of firepower resulting from scouting and the creation of good firing positions.

John Morgan (comedian). The presence of land, changing water depths, weather, detection and electronic warfare, the dreadful speed at which actual combat occurs and other factors — especially air power — render naval tactics truly formidable. John Morgan (bishop), Archbishop of Wales from 1949 to 1957. This is not, however, the truth. John Morgan, on-air pseudonym of British radio presenter and executive John Myers. This assumes there is no cover, there are no civilians and the area of combat is level and flat. Representative. It is tempting to regard modern naval combat as the purest expression of tactics.

John Jordan Morgan, U.S. Many leading thinkers, however, suggest that navies are more important today than ever and may even surpass armies once again as the main measure of a nation's military might. John Hunt Morgan, Confederate Brigadier General during the American Civil War. By the late 20th century, naval power had become a major element in the military and strategic power of a country's power projection capabilities, though some would suggest its importance has declined in the wake of the development of military aviation and air power. James Morgan, British architect and engineer. By the end of World War II, the carrier had become the dominant force of naval warfare. Harry Morgan, actor best known for his role in M*A*S*H. First at Taranto and then in Pearl Harbor, the aircraft demonstrated its ability to strike decisively at enemy ships out of sight and range of surface vessels.

Henry Morgan (comedian), American radio and television personality. A major paradigm shift in naval warfare occurred with the introduction of the aircraft carrier. Henry Morgan (merchant), Canadian retail merchant. The X-craft severely damaged her and kept her in port for some months. Henry Morgan, seventeenth century Welsh privateer or pirate, became English Governor of Jamaica [[1].]. The German battleship Tirpitz, a sister ship of the Bismarck, was almost put out of action by miniature submarines known as X-Craft. Morgan, designer of the Morgan Dollar. During WWII the German Navy's submarine fleet of U-boats almost starved Britain into submission, and inflicted tremendous losses on US coastal shipping.

George T. The first practical military submarines were developed in the late 1800s and by the end of WWI they had proved to be a powerful arm of naval warfare. Morgan, African American inventor. A further step change in naval firepower occurred when Britain launched HMS Dreadnought, but naval tactics still emphasised the line of battle. Garrett A. The battle between the CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor during the American civil war is often cited as the beginning of this age of maritime conflict. David Morgan (frontiersman), West Virginian frontiersman. Another significant improvement came with the invention of the rotating turrets, which allowed the guns to be aimed independently of ship movement.

David Morgan (businessman), Australian businessman. The first armoured vessels, the French FS Gloire and British HMS Warrior, made wooden vessels obsolete. Dan Morgan (footballer), American football player. The increased mass required steam-powered engines, which resulted in an arms race between armor thickness and firepower. Chris Morgan (politician), British politician. The next stage in the evolution of naval warfare was the introduction of metal plating along the hull sides. Chris Morgan (powerlifter), powerlifting champion. These conflicts saw the development and refinement of tactics which came to be called the line of battle.

Chris Morgan (journalist), journalist working for The Sunday Times (UK). From 1695 the Royal Navy began to more successfully assert itself and throughout the eighteenth century gradually gained increasing ascendancy over the French navy, with victories in the Spanish War of Succession (1701-1714), inconclusive battles in the War of Austrian Succession (1740-1748), victories in the Seven Years War (1754-1763), a reversal during the American War of Independence (1775-1783), and consolidation into uncontested supremacy during the nineteenth century from the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Chris Morgan (footballer), English football player. England emerged as a major naval power in the mid seventeenth century in the first Anglo-Dutch war with a technical victory, but successive decisive Dutch victories in the second and third Anglo-Dutch wars confirmed the Dutch mastery of the seas during the Dutch Golden Age, which was financed largely by building the overseas Dutch empire at the expense of the Portuguese. Chris Morgan, alias of professional wrestler Chris Kanyon (Klucsaritis). From the 1620s Dutch raiders began to seriously trouble Spanish shipping and finally the Dutch navy broke the long dominance of the Spanish in the Battle of the Downs (1639). Chesty Morgan, Polish-born actress known for her large breasts. The repulsion of the Spanish Armada (1588) by the Anglo-Dutch fleet revolutionised naval warfare by the success of a guns only strategy, and caused a major overhaul of the Spanish navy, partly along English lines, which resulted in even greater dominance by the Spanish.

Lloyd Morgan, behaviorist best known for coining Morgan's Canon. The development of large capacity, sail-powered ships carrying cannon led to a rapid expansion of European navies, especially the Spanish and Portuguese navies, which dominated in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and ultimately helped propel the age of exploration and colonialism. C. Warships were designed to carry increasing numbers of cannon, and naval tactics evolved bring a ship's firepower to bear in a broadside, with ships-of-the-line arranged in a line of battle. Billy Morgan, first man to drink beer in Ohio bar after 131 years of prohibition. The mass and deck space required to carry a large number of cannon made oar-based propulsion impossible, and ships came to rely primarily on sails. Augustus de Morgan, British mathematician and logician. Naval warfare continued in this vein through the Middle Ages until cannon became commonplace and capable of being reloaded quickly enough to be reused in the same battle.

Morgan Spurlock, documentarian. In the time of Ancient Greece and the Roman empire, naval warfare centred around long, narrow vessels powered by banks of oarsmen (such as triremes and quinqueremes) designed to ram and sink enemy vessels, or come alongside the enemy vessel so its occupants could be attacked hand-to-hand. Morgan Russell, abstract painter. Prior to the introduction of the cannon, and ships with sufficient capacity to carry the large guns, naval warfare primarily involved ramming and boarding actions. Morgan Morgan, pioneer. Naval warfare first developed whenever humankind conducted fighting from water-borne vessels. Morgan Lewis (songwriter). .

Morgan Lewis (governor), Governor of New York.
. Morgan Hamm, gymnast. This is not the case for every navy, however: some are just for defence such as Japan's navy, part of the JDF (Japanese Defence Force). Morgan Freeman, actor. The strategic task of the navy also may incorporate of nuclear deterance by use of nuclear missiles. Morgan Fairchild, actress. The strategic defensive purpose of a Navy is to frustrate sea-borne projection-of-force by enemies.

The strategic offensive role of a Navy is projection-of-force into areas beyond a country's shores (for example, to protect sea-lanes, ferry troops, or attack other navies, ports, or shore installations). It includes operations conducted by surface vessels, and Amphibious (ships), submarine vessels, and seaborne aviation, as well as ancillary support, communications, training, and other fields; recent developments have included space-related operations. A navy (often Navy) is the branch of a country's military forces principally designated for naval warfare and amphibious warfare (marines) namely lake- or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions. Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian.

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    . Starr, Chester G., The Influence of Sea Power on Ancient History, 1989, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-505666-3. Mahan, Alfred Thayer, The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783, 1918, Little Brown, Boston. Corbett, Sir Julian, Some Principles of Maritime Strategy, 1911.


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