It remains the last fleet action to have been fought by the royal navy.
The battle ensured that the Italians never sailed close to the royal navy again until Cunningham took their surrender in 1943.
As a member of the royal navy, he was in charge of operating the searchlights on a battleship called the Valiant.
Philip joined the royal navy in 1939 and attended Dartmouth College as a cadet.
Andrew fought bravely in the Falklands war and he was in the royal navy for 22 years.
But these, perhaps, were not men actually belonging to the royal navy.
"Why, there is none of that game in the royal navy," said he.
Dirk, dėrk, n. a Highland dagger or poniard: a side-arm worn by midshipmen and cadets of the royal navy.
Not royal navy, sir, though I have a —— sight better manners than many that are.
Very possibly he was not, for this class of warfare did not meet with much appreciation in the royal navy.
The British navy.