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Fred Karno's Navy

From The Great War 1914-1918

Fred Karno's Navy: A nickname given to the Dover Patrol, suggested by its being made up of an extraordinary mixture of ships; every kind of craft – Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers and Monitors, Submarines, Trawlers and Drifters, Motor Launches, Minelayers and Mine-sweepers, Troop Ships, Colliers, Oilers, and so on down to rafts – being represented.[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.98.

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The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of Great Britain during the Great War. Included are trench slang, service terms, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used. They have been transcribed from three primary sources (see Contents). Feel free to expand upon and improve this content.
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