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Ailsa - World Naval Ships Directory

Ailsa

Builder : Ailsa
Country : UK

Ships built by Ailsa (ordered by launch date)... :

NameLaunchedFate
HMIS Mayo18961920 beached after collision with ARANKOLA at Rangoon, constructive total loss.
HMS Warrior II1914Built in 1904, she was a steam yacht which saw service with the Royal Navy in both world wars. Hired 1914 to 1919.
HMS Bee8th December 1915Scrapped 22nd March 1939
HMS Aphis15th September 1915Scrapped 1947
HMS Ascot26th January 1916Sunk 10th November 1918
HMS Atherstone4th April 1916Sold privately 12th August 1927 (Queen of Kent)
HMS Chelmsford14th June 1916Sold 25th November 1927
HMS Warrior1917December 1918
HMS Banbury19th December 1917Scrapped 14th September 1923.
HMS Belvoir8th March 1917Sold July 1922.
HMS Bicester8th June 1917Sold for scrap 18th January 1923.
HMS Albury21st November 1918Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Harpenden26th February 1918Scrapped April 1928.
HMS Aberdare29th April 1918Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Abingdon11th June 1918Beached after air attack, 5th April 1942. Broken up 1950.
HMS Alresford17th January 1919Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Beaufort21st February 1919Ex Ambleside, renamed 1918, and completed as a survey vessel. Sold 30th June 1938.
HMS Appledore15th August 1919Sold out of service 15 August 1920, renamed Kamlawti
HMS Jason6th October 1937Sold privately (Jaslock) 3rd September 1946.
HMS Franklin22nd December 1937Scrapped February 1956.
HMS Queen of Kent *19391945
HMS Warrior II *September 1939A steam yacht which saw two periods of service with the Royal Navy. Sunk 11th July 1940
HMS Beaumaris31st October 1940Scrapped 1st January 1948.
HMS Boston30th December 1940Sold for scrap 1st January 1948.
HMS Polruan18th July 1940 Scrapped at Sunderland June 1950
HMS Rye19th August 1940Sold 24 August 1948
HMS Bootle23rd October 1941Sold for scrap 1st January 1948.
HMS Clacton19th December 1941Struck mine and sank31 December 1943
HMS Aconite31st March 1941To France (Aconit) July 1941.
HMS Acanthus26th May 1941Transferred to Royal Norwegian Navy 1 October 1941 before completion, renamed Andenes
Aconit *19th July 1941From UK (ex - Aconite) July 1941. Returned to UK (Aconite) 30th April 1947.
HMS Hythe4th September 1941Sunk 11th October 1943.
HMS Dornoch4th February 1942Sold for scrap 1st January 1948.
HMS Tintagel Castle13th December 1943Scrapped June 1958.
HMS Loch Tarbert19th October 1944Scrapped 18th September 1959.
HMS Wolvesey Castle24th February 1944To Royal Canadian Navy on completion June 1944, renamed HMCS Huntsville
HMS Loch Veyatie14th April 1944Scrapped 12th August 1965.
HMS Aconite *30th April 1947Returned from France (ex - Aconit) 30th April 1947. Sold privately (Terje II) July 1947.
HMS Bottisham17th January 1953Sold 1968
HMS Brantingham16th February 1953 Sold 1973
HMS Elsenham25th May 1955Sold to Federation of South Arabia 1967
HMS Etchingham9th December 1957Sold 1967
HMS Ottringham22nd January 1958Sold to Ghana 1959, renamed GNS Afadzato
HMS Ockham12th May 1959Sold September 1967

Ships built by Ailsa(ordered by name)... :

NameLaunchedFate
HMS Aberdare29th April 1918Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Abingdon11th June 1918Beached after air attack, 5th April 1942. Broken up 1950.
HMS Acanthus26th May 1941Transferred to Royal Norwegian Navy 1 October 1941 before completion, renamed Andenes
Aconit *19th July 1941From UK (ex - Aconite) July 1941. Returned to UK (Aconite) 30th April 1947.
HMS Aconite *30th April 1947Returned from France (ex - Aconit) 30th April 1947. Sold privately (Terje II) July 1947.
HMS Aconite31st March 1941To France (Aconit) July 1941.
HMS Albury21st November 1918Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Alresford17th January 1919Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Aphis15th September 1915Scrapped 1947
HMS Appledore15th August 1919Sold out of service 15 August 1920, renamed Kamlawti
HMS Ascot26th January 1916Sunk 10th November 1918
HMS Atherstone4th April 1916Sold privately 12th August 1927 (Queen of Kent)
HMS Banbury19th December 1917Scrapped 14th September 1923.
HMS Beaufort21st February 1919Ex Ambleside, renamed 1918, and completed as a survey vessel. Sold 30th June 1938.
HMS Beaumaris31st October 1940Scrapped 1st January 1948.
HMS Bee8th December 1915Scrapped 22nd March 1939
HMS Belvoir8th March 1917Sold July 1922.
HMS Bicester8th June 1917Sold for scrap 18th January 1923.
HMS Bootle23rd October 1941Sold for scrap 1st January 1948.
HMS Boston30th December 1940Sold for scrap 1st January 1948.
HMS Bottisham17th January 1953Sold 1968
HMS Brantingham16th February 1953 Sold 1973
HMS Chelmsford14th June 1916Sold 25th November 1927
HMS Clacton19th December 1941Struck mine and sank31 December 1943
HMS Dornoch4th February 1942Sold for scrap 1st January 1948.
HMS Elsenham25th May 1955Sold to Federation of South Arabia 1967
HMS Etchingham9th December 1957Sold 1967
HMS Franklin22nd December 1937Scrapped February 1956.
HMS Harpenden26th February 1918Scrapped April 1928.
HMS Hythe4th September 1941Sunk 11th October 1943.
HMS Jason6th October 1937Sold privately (Jaslock) 3rd September 1946.
HMS Loch Tarbert19th October 1944Scrapped 18th September 1959.
HMS Loch Veyatie14th April 1944Scrapped 12th August 1965.
HMIS Mayo18961920 beached after collision with ARANKOLA at Rangoon, constructive total loss.
HMS Ockham12th May 1959Sold September 1967
HMS Ottringham22nd January 1958Sold to Ghana 1959, renamed GNS Afadzato
HMS Polruan18th July 1940 Scrapped at Sunderland June 1950
HMS Queen of Kent *19391945
HMS Rye19th August 1940Sold 24 August 1948
HMS Tintagel Castle13th December 1943Scrapped June 1958.
HMS Warrior1917December 1918
HMS Warrior II1914Built in 1904, she was a steam yacht which saw service with the Royal Navy in both world wars. Hired 1914 to 1919.
HMS Warrior II *September 1939A steam yacht which saw two periods of service with the Royal Navy. Sunk 11th July 1940
HMS Wolvesey Castle24th February 1944To Royal Canadian Navy on completion June 1944, renamed HMCS Huntsville

* - Represents a ship built here which later changed to this name or role.

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 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1As of No.610 (County of Chester) Sqn RAAF, intercept incoming Heinkel 111H-16s of the 9th Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor during the big daylight raids on London of August and September 1940 – the climax of the Battle of Britain.  Spitfire N3029 (DW-K) was shot down by a Bf109 on the 5th of September 1940 and crash-landed near Gravesend, Kent, thankfully without injury to Sgt Willcocks, the pilot.  For the record, N3029 was rebuilt and, following some brief flying in the UK, was sent overseas by convoy to the Middle East.  Ironically, the ship carrying this aircraft was torpedoed en route and both ship and all its cargo were lost.

Close Encounter by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 The Hawker Hurricane powered by the powerful Rolls Royce Merlin engine is shown in combat with Luftwaffe aircraft during the Battle of Britain. The Hurricane played a major role in the aerial victory along with its companion the Spitfire.

Merlin Roar by Anthony Saunders. (F)
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A pair of 272 Squadron Bristol Beaufighters roar over the extensively rebuilt battleship HMS Valiant as she lies at anchor at Alexandria late in 1941, accompanied by the cruiser HMS Phoebe and Valiants sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth (in the extreme distance)

HMS Valiant and HMS Phoebe at Alexandria, 1941 by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 High in its element, a lone BAE Lightning F.6 glints in the evening sunshine as it returns from a sortie over the North Sea in the late 1970s.

The Sentinel by Ivan Berryman.
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 Jaguar GR3A from 41 (Fighter) Squadron based at RAF Coltishall and flown by Squadron Leader Ian Smith thunders down a Norwegian fjord.  Coltishall Jaguars regularly deploy on exercise in northern Norway as part of NATO's protection of its northern flank.  However, Spring of 2006 saw the closure of RAF Coltishall, the loss of an historic airfield.

Snowcat by Robert Tomlin. (Y)
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P40 Kittyhawks of No.3 Squadron RAAF based at Ta Qali Airfield, Malta.

Over Grand Harbour by Anthony Saunders.
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 Two Spitfire Mk1Bs of 92 Squadron patrol the south coast from their temporary base at Ford, here passing over the Needles rocks, Isle of Wight, in the Spring of 1942.

In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (J)
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 The success of the attack on the Möhne dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943 meant that the remaining three 617 Sqn Lancasters of the First Wave could turn their attention to the Eder, some twelve minutes flying time away.  Wing Commander Guy Gibson first called in Flight Lieutenant D J Shannon, flying AJ-L (ED929G) to make the initial run, but he had great difficulty achieving the correct height and approach, so Gibson now ordered Squadron Leader H E Maudslay in AJ-Z (ED937G) to make his run.  Again, the aircraft struggled to find the correct height and direction, so Shannon was again brought in, AJ-L finally releasing its <i>Upkeep</i> on the third attempt. The bomb bounced twice before exploding with no visible effect on the dam. Now Maudslay made another attempt, but released his bomb too late.  The mine bounced off of the dam wall and exploded in mid air right behind AJ-Z, the Lancaster limping away, damaged, from the scene, only to be shot down on the way home with the loss of all crew.  Finally, Pilot Officer Les Knight was called in for one final attempt. AJ-N (ED912G) released its <i>Upkeep</i>  perfectly, the mine bouncing three times before striking the dam slightly to the south.  In the ensuing explosion, the dam was seen to shake visibly before the masonry began to crumble and a massive breach appeared.  With the Möhne and Eder dams both destroyed and the Sorpe demonstrated to be equally vulnerable, <i>Operation Chastise</i> had been a remarkable success and will stand forever as one of the most heroic and audacious attacks in the history of aerial warfare.

The Eder Breaks by Ivan Berryman.
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 The largest and fastest of all the ships that took part in the Battle of Jutland, the elegant battle cruiser HMS Tiger was launched in 1913 and is easily recognisable by the unusual position of Q turret just aft of the third funnel, She is shown about  to pass beneath the Forth Bridge as she departs Rosyth for a sea trial

HMS Tiger by Ivan Berryman
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 Erich Topps notorious Red Devil Boat, U-552, slips quietly away from the scene of another victory in the North Atlantic in 1941.

U-552 by Ivan Berryman.
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The cruiser HMS Frobisher dominates this scene off Houlgate at the Normandy landings of 1944.  The monitor HMS Roberts lies beyond Frobisher with a Large Infantry Landing Ship or LSI (L) unshipping its LCAs on the extreme right of the picture.  In the foreground, a motor launch attends a group of LCP (L)s as they head for the French beaches.  Two Spitfire Mk.IXs conduct sweeps overhead as Operation Neptune gathers momentum.

HMS Frobisher and HMS Roberts at Normandy by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 The greatest naval battle of the First World War took place on the 31st of May and the 1st of June 1916, near the Danish province of Jutland.  It was the first and only sea battle between the British and German fleets, and certainly proved to be the clash of the Titans that the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, had long planned.  Decisive victory was claimed by both sides, but, desperately fought though it was, the outcome was indecisive.  The Royal Navy suffered higher losses in both men and ships, but the German fleet never ventured out of harbour to seek battle again.  During the daylight fighting HMS Barham, under Rear Admiral Evan-Thomas, lead the 5th Battle Squadron (Valiant, Warspite and Malaya) and is seen here at 4.50pm exchanging with Hippers battle-cruisers to the south.

HMS Barham leads the 5th Battle Squadon at Jutland by Anthony Saunders.
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Harriers prepare to enter the landing pattern as Invincible steams in company with HMS Bristol with dusk closing in on day.

HMS Invincible by Randall Wilson. (Y)
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B114.  HMS Carmania sinking the German armed liner SS Cap Trafalgar off Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. 14th September 1914.  By Ivan Berryman.
HMS Carmania sinking the German armed liner SS Cap Trafalgar off Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. 14th September 1914. By Ivan Berryman.
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 The mighty Bismarck returns fire to the fast-approaching HMS Hood at the start of a battle that would see both adversaries tragically sunk. The Bismarck would later be attacked by Swordfish aircraft from HMS Ark Royal, damaging her stearing and allowing her to be caught by the British battleships Rodney and King George V. The once proud German battleship would be ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck and finally finished by HMS Dorsetshire with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941. HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

Bismarck Replies to HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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The Battle of Trafalgar was fought on a calm, almost windless day, on 21st October 1805.  Nelsons revolutionary battle plan was to cut apart the larger Franco-Spanish fleet of Vice-Admiral Villeneuve by sailing in two single column divisions directly at right angles into the combined fleet and thus rendering almost half of the leading ships useless until the could turn and join the fight, which in such calm conditions could take hours.  The battle raged for five hours in which time not one British ship was lost, however, Nelson would tragically lose his life at the very moment of his triumph, a triumph which rendered the British Navy unchallenged in supremacy for over a century.  Here HMS Mars passes between the French ship Belleisle on her starboard and the French ship Fougeux on her port, firing a murderous hail of gunfire at both ships.  Also shown in the painting on the left hand side is the Spanish ship Monarco and the French ship Pluton.

The Battle of Trafalgar - Mars Breaks the Line by Anthony Saunders. (AP)
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DHM657.  Hessian Troops Near Chambord, 9th December 1870 by Richard Knotel.

Hessian Troops Near Chambord, 9th December 1870 by Richard Knotel.
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 D squadron 22 SAS, made their way to the Argentinian landing strip where they proceeded to destroy 11 enemy aircraft with demolition charges, 66mm rockets and small arms. The destruction of these enemy aircraft, among them Paccaras, most certainly saved many lives among the Task Force and proved a valuable morale booster at the same time.

Raid on Pebble Island, Falkland Islands, 1982 by David Pentland. (P)
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Supported by the Highland Chiefs with twelve hundred highlanders present. Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his standard at Glenfinnan on the 19th August  1745. This was the start of the Forty Five which would end with the defeat of the Jacobite Army on Drumossie Moor at the battle of Culloden 16th April 1746.

Raising the Standard at Glenfinnan, by Mark Churms.
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 Juno Beach, Normandy, 6th June 1944.  Sdkfz 232 armoured cars of 12th SS Reconnaissance Battalion commanded by  Obersturmfuhrer Peter Hansmann observe the Canadian beachhead at Juno Beach.  His small team was tasked with finding out if an invasion was actually underway and it drove some 80km, arriving at the coast near Tracy at 7.30 in the morning to witness the landings in progress.

D-Day Recce by David Pentland. (P)
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 In 1275 BC there were two superpowers in the ancient near east, in the south the Egyptians and in the north the Hittites from Anatolia in modern day central Turkey.  A clash between these two powers was inevitable.  The Egyptian Pharaoh Rameses II marched an army north into Syria to confront the Hittites and their allies under King Muwatallis.  Reaching Kadesh Rameses camped under the walls of the city with his leading division, Amun, and awaited the arrival of the rest of his army.  Poor intelligence had led Rameses to believe the Hittites were far to the north, in fact they were only 2 - 3 miles away.  Muwatallis delivered a surprise attack against Rameses camp but the Egyptians managed to hold on until re-enforcements arrived.  Despite retreating from the field after a day long battle it was Rameses who claimed a victory.  The two armies never clashed again and eventually a peace treaty was signed between the Egyptians and the Hittites.

The Battle of Kadesh - circa 127 BC by Brian Palmer (P)
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DHM825GL. Centurian by Chris Collingwood.

Centurian by Chris Collingwood (GL)
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Sir John Moores epic retreat to Corunna was punctuated by desperate and often heroic rear-guard actions - none more dramatic than the cavalry clash at Benevente on the 29th December 1808. Having crossed the river Esla, cold and swollen by recent rainfall, a British picquet, comprised of elements of the Kings German Legion Hussars and the 7th, 10th and 18th Hussars, covers the river and its tactically demolished Castro Gonzalos bridge from a position near the town of Benevente. Napoleon himself leads the pursuit. The Emperors elite Guard Light Cavalry, commanded by General Lefebvre-Desnouettes, is ordered at daylight to ford the river and launch a surprise attack on what appears to be the numerically inferior British units. As five-hundred and fifty French cavalry emerge in orderly fashion from the river, intent upon quickly dispatching the opposition, they are startled to find the British piquet, reinforced by a host of British cavalry, streaming from within the confines of Benevente, some on their left flank. Under the command of Lord Paget, the British become the pursuers of the surprised French, who turn and retreat with the frigid waters of the Esla blocking their escape. Unlike their crossing in echelon just minutes before, the French now in disorder plunge into the river, where many drown. Others are captured including General Lefebvre-Desnouettes who is made prisoner by Grisdale of the 10th Hussars following a dramatic pursuit. General Lefebvre-Desnouettes will eventually escape from captivity in England, to encounter Lord Paget once again on the field of Waterloo.

Sabres on the Esla Pursuit of the Imperial Guard at the Battle of Benevente by Mark Churms.
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 Crouching low behind their shields, the warriors of the uThulwans, iNdlondo and uDloko regiments advance around the foot of Shiyane hill. Led by their commander, Prince Dabulamnzi kaMpnade, the main Zulu force attacks the British outpost at Rorkes Drift, 4.50pm, 2nd January 1879.

Into the Fire by Mark Churms.
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 England 1 Germany 0, Euro 2000.  On the 17th of June 2000 England once again faced their old nemesis Germany in a Group A qualifying match at Euro 2000.  England entered the game knowing that they had not defeated Germany in a competitive match since the famous World Cup victory in 1966.  Germany made four changes to the side that had drawn with Romania including the introduction of midfielder Sebastian Deisler, whilst England had been forced to replace Tony Adams and Steve McManaman with Martin Keown and Dennis Wise due to injury.  As expected the game started at a frenetic pace and Jancker made things difficult for England's central defenders early on with his height and strength.  England appeared to be lacking cohesion and allowed Germany to take control of the game.  Deisler brought the German crowd to their feet with a clever run down the right hand side and minutes later Hamaan had their first strike on goal which was hit directly at David Seaman.  England were looking for a flash of inspiration and it was very nearly delivered as Michael Owen managed to meet Phil Neville's cross with his head but only managed to direct the ball on to the post.  Paul Scholes in typical fashion drove a ferocious volley, which was tipped just over the bar, and suddenly it appeared that England were beginning to find some weaknesses in certain areas of the German side.  At the interval little separated the two sides however, England started the second half with a steely determination.  After just seven minutes David Beckham earned his side a free kick in a very dangerous position on the England right.  With good movement from the forwards in the German area Beckham swung a speculative cross into the six yard box.  Owen, beaten by the pace, failed to connect but man of the match Alan Shearer anticipated the kind bounce and without hesitation headed the ball back across Kahn and into the right hand side of the German goal.  The England captain had broken the deadlock and instilled in his side the belief that they could finally defeat their oldest rivals.  Germany threw everything they had at England but Keegan's team were equal to the task in every area of the pitch.  As the final whistle blew a huge roar erupted from the England supporters as Alan Shearer's goal had ended over thirty years of frustration and sealed his place in the history books as one of England's greatest ever strikers.

Perfect Finish by Peter Cornwell.
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 The English football team for 2002.
England by Peter Deighan.
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 Carl Fogarty testing the new Foggy Petronas FP1 at Brands Hatch, 2003.
Back on Track by Dave Foord. (Y)
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Neil Hodgson puts in 100% to achieve Pole Position, his 1st Double Win, the 1st Win for the Ducati 999 and the race and lap record at Valencia, March 2003.
One Hundred Percent by Dave Foord.
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B41. Nigel Mansell, McLaren MP4/10/B by Ivan Berryman.

Nigel Mansell, McLaren MP4/10/B by Ivan Berryman.
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B50. Jean Alesi/ Ferrari 412 by Ivan Berryman.

Jean Alesi/ Ferrari 412 by Ivan Berryman.
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MC0041P. Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms.

Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Highbury legend David Seamans glittering career has made him one of the most popular players in the modern game. David has won two FA Cups, two English titles and a European Cup Winners Cup as well as being an ever present in the England side winning over 60 caps. Davids remarkable penalty saves in Euro 96, when England so nearly reached the final, made him Englands player of the year and fittingly David was awarded a testimonial for his loyal service to Arsenal at the end of the 2001 campaign.

David Seaman by Robert Highton. (Y)
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