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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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 At the end of its landing run and streaming the unmistakable scarlet brake parachute with its characteristic tuck at the bottom, an SR-71 prepares to turn off of the runway after another Hot Flight.   Retired in favour of other technology including satellite surveillance a small number of these remarkable aircraft were due to start back in service at the end of 1996.  There were jobs that just could not be done by any other system, even the most sophisticated modern technology failing to address all of the incredible capabilities of one of the most advanced aircraft of all time.

The Black is Back by Robert Tomlin.
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 Special Forces Lynx 657 Squadron Army Air Corps and Chinooks from 7 Squadron Royal Air Force in direct fire support to the United Kingdom Special Forces hostage rescue mission in Sierra Leone

Operation Barras, 10th September 2000 by David Rowlands (GL)
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 Developed from the Supermarine Seagull, the Walrus was to prove itself a useful and capable workhorse in almost every theatre of the Second World War. Here, HMS Rodney despatches her Shagbat from the catapult atop C turret.

Ships Company by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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 Two De Havilland Mosquito FBMk VIs of 464 squadron set out on a low level mission in difficult weather conditions.

Low Level Raiders by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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 Viewed from the cockpit, Lancasters of 617 Sqn <i>Dambusters</i> form up at the beginning of their perilous journey to the Ruhr Valley on the night of 16th May 1943 when the Möhne and Eder dams were breached under the codename <i>Operation Chastise</i>.

617 Squadron Outbound to the Ruhr by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 En route to the dams of the Ruhr Valley, the first wave of three specially adapted Avro Lancasters roar across the Dutch wetlands on the night of 16 -17th May 1943 led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, their mission to breach the Mohne and Eder dams, thus robbing the German war machine of valuable hydro-electric power and disrupting the water supply to the entire area.  Carrying their unique, Barnes Wallis designed 'Bouncing Bomb' and flying at just 30m above the ground to avoid radar detection, 617 Squadron's Lancasters forged their way into the enemy territories, following the canals of the Netherlands and flying through forest fire traps below treetop height to their targets.  Gibson's aircraft ('G'-George) is nearest with 'M'-Mother of Fl/Lt Hopgood off his port wing and 'P'-Peter (Popsie) of Fl/Lt Martin in the distance.

Dambusters - The First Wave by Ivan Berryman.
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 Bill Townsends Lancaster O for Orange, returns safely on the morning of 17th May 1943 after the success of the daring raids on the dams of the Ruhr Valley.

O Safe Home by Ivan Berryman.
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 Hurricanes of 607 County of Durham Squadron diving down and attacking Heinkels over the Needles on the Isle of Wight, after a raid on the southern coast. 607 squadron were stationed at nearby Tangmere from the start of September 1940 and saw continuous action throughout the Battle of Britain until the 16th October, when it withdrew to Scotland having raised its total victory to 102. Also aiding in the pursuit are Spitfires of 602 City of Glasgow Squadron based at Westhampnett.

Hurricanes Over the Needles by Graeme Lothian. (Y)
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 HMS Intrepid embarks some of her landing craft during the Falklands conflict of 1982.
HMS Intrepid by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen slips quietly through the waters of Kiel Harbour as one of her own Arado Ar.196s flies overhead. In the background, Bismarck, wearing her Baltic camouflage, is alongside taking on supplies.

Prinz Eugen by Ivan Berryman.
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Viewed across the damaged stern of the 80-gun San Nicholas, Nelson drives HMS Captain onto the Spanish vessel in order that she can be boarded and taken as a prize, the British marines and men scrambling up the Captains bowsprit to use it as a bridge. The San Nicholas then fouled the Spanish three decker San Joseph (112), allowing Nelson and his men to take both ships as prizes in a single manoeuvre. A British frigate is moving into a supporting position in the middle distance.

HMS Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent by Ivan Berryman (P)
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HMS Coventry comes under air attack from aircraft off Tobruk, 14th September 1942.  As well as losing the anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Coventry, the Allies also lost  HMS Zulu and six coastal craft sunk by bombing as they were returning from Tobruk.  HMS Coventry was rated as one of the most effective anti-aircraft ships in the entire British navy, downing more aircraft than any other ship.

HMS Coventry by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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February 1942 and Viz. Admiral Ciliaxs mighty Scharnhorst leads her sister Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen up the English Channel during Operation Cerberus, their daring breakout from the port of Brest on the French Atlantic coast to the relative safety of Wilhelmshaven and Brunsbuttel. All three ships survived what became known as the Channel Dash, not without damage, but the operation proved a huge propaganda success for Germany and a crushing embarrassment for the British. A number of torpedo boats are in attendance, including Kondor and Falke and the Z class destroyer Friedrich Ihn in the distance.

Operation Cerberus, Channel Dash by Ivan Berryman.
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 Forming part of the Eastern Task Force covering the landings at Normandy in June 1944, the cruiser HMS Mauritius is shown in company with the monitor HMS Roberts and the cruiser HMS Frobisher shelling German batteries at Merville, Houlgate and Benerville as the combined British and American forces embark upon what would become known forever as D-Day.

Operation Neptune by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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B216P.  HMS Colossus by Ivan Berryman. Together with her sister ship, Hercules, HMS Colossus acquitted herself well at the Battle of Jutland where she fired 93 12in rounds, but received only two hits from enemy fire which caused minor damage and left nine crew injured.  She was sold for scrap in 1928.

HMS Colossus by Ivan Berryman (P)
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B69.  HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth at Alexandria by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth at Alexandria by Ivan Berryman.
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DHM341B. The Battle of Beda Fomm  by David Rowlands.

The Battle of Beda Fomm by David Rowlands (B)
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In August 1808 the 2nd battalion of the 95th Rifles were part of the expedition commanded by Sir Arthur Wellesley to Portugal and covered the landings at Mondego Bay.  On 15th August during a skirmish at Obidos, they had the distinction of firing the first shots of the Peninsular War against the French.  The Rifles were trained to think quickly and by themselves in dangerous situations, they were also taught to work and fight together in pairs while firing harassing and well aimed shots at the enemy.  The Baker rifle which the 95th used was an accurate weapon for its day, with reported kills being taken up to 270 metres away.  During the Peninsular War, Rifleman Thomas Plunkett of the 1st Battalion, 95th Rifles, shot the French General Auguste-Marie-Francois Colbert at a range that may have been even greater.  Rifleman Thomas Plunkett then shot a second French officer who rode to the general's aid.

Tribute to the 95th Rifles by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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In the reletive comfort of a stable, two Polish Lancers rest and tend one of their horses.

Lancers in a Stable by Horace Vernet.
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 Icy rain adds its misery to the bitter conflict on Drumossie Moor. In the shadow of the Black Isle, two English ships on the waters of the Moray Firth, await the outcome of the decisive battle. Pounded by Cumberlands gunners and raked by steady musketry, the Princes brave men can make no headway. Although the Irish and French regulars refuse to give ground, the Jacobite lines gradually disintegrate. Tired, cold and hungry men flea past Culloden House for the relative safety of Inverness. On the Scottish right the Argyll Militia, supported by Hawleys Dragoons, tear down the walls of the Culwiniac and Culchunaig enclosures in an outflanking attack. Avochies men offer some resistance but Major Gillies McBean stands alone on the breach. He cuts down more than a dozen Argylls, including Lord Robert Kerr, who lies mortally wounded, but his foes are too many. The hero eventually falls to a vicious cut to the forehead, his thigh bone is also broken. Despite the cries of a mounted officer to save that brave man, the major is ruthlessly bayonetted, his back against the wall. The victory is complete and nothing more can be done. In the distance, the Young Pretender is forced to abandon the field and Scotlands hope of claiming the British Throne.

Battle of Culloden by Mark Churms. (Y)
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French skirmishers engaging Prussians during an attack in Metz during August 1870.  
Surprise attack in the Suburbs of Metz by Alphonse de Neuville.
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 Depicting sergeant Ewart dispatching a French cavalryman on his way back with the Eagle and Standard captured from the French 45th Regiment of Foot.

Fight for the Standard by Richard Ansdell. (Y)
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 Captain Montague Lind, leading a Squadron of the 1st Life Guards against the 12th regiment of Cuirassiers during the battle of waterloo, Hougoumont Farm can be seen in the distance.

Charge of the Life Guards by Mark Churms. (Y)
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The battle was fought during the 1st Sikh War (1845-1846) between a force of 10,000 British and Indian troops under the command of General Sir Harry Smith and a 15,000 strong Sikh army led by Ranjur Singh.  The Sikh forces occupied an entrenched position between the villages of Aliwal and Bhundri, close to the River Sutlej.  Smith drove the Sikhs out of Aliwal with his infantry and then rolled up their line with cavalry and artillery support.  The 16th Lancers charged several times during the action, breaking a number of Sikh infantry squares and overrunning a battery of Sikh artillery.
The Charge of the 16th Lancers, at the Battle of Aliwal, by Orlando Norie.
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DH007. Steady Johnnie Steady by Erskine Nicol.
Steady Johnnie Steady by Erskine Nicol.
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David Coulthard made his Grand Prix debut at the Spanish Grand Prix in 1994.  Only an electrical problem with his Williams Renault stopped Coulthard finishing 3rd in his first ever Grand Prix.  This performance was enough to confirm his potential and earn a drive for the 1995 season.  Winning at Estoril, on the podium at Interlagos, Magny-Cours, Silverstone, Hockenheim, Hungaroring and T I Aida, placed him third in the championship in his first full Grand Prix season.  Coulthard moved to McLaren for the 1996 season proving on many occasions that he could match the pace of team leader Mika Hakkinen, who has a reputation as one of the fastest.  For 1997, Coulthard took over the mantle of Britains No.1 driver and was well qualified to do so.  Winning at Melbourne and Monza, second at A1 Ring and Jerez.  Fourth in the championship prior to Schumachers exclusion.  Coulthard drives with a balance of flair and aggression which earned him considerable respect.  After nearly fifteen years as a top flight driver, Coulthard has now retired from driving, leaving a remarkable legacy behind him.  Twice winner of the British Grand Prix in 1999 and 2000, he has represented Scotland and Great Britain at the highest level of motorsport for well over a decade.

Tribute to David Coulthard by Stuart McIntyre
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 The Intercontinental Formula was first organised by British Racing Drivers Club to allow the racing of cars with 2000cc to 3000cc engines. At the time the 1500cc limit of Formula 1 had been instituted by the international ruling body in the belief that the smaller cars would mean safer racing. In reality this meant that the relatively easy to handle Formula 1 cars could be driven by less experienced drivers almost as fast as the most experienced master drivers. The result was that the car with fractionally more power was the deciding factor in winning the race, rather than the better driver but this also compromised track safety. The introduction of the Intercontinental Formula was seen as more of a challenge for the drivers, with the larger and more powerful cars requiring greater skill and experience than to drive the 1500cc cars of Formula 1. The 13th International Trophy on Saturday 6th May 1961 was the first race of the season to carry World Championship points and consisted of 80 laps of Silverstone, a total of 233 miles. Stirling Moss, having already won the International Sports Car Race in a Lotus earlier that day, was driving Rob Walkers 2.5 litre Cooper Climax and qualified 2nd on the grid despite being unhappy with the steering of his car. The starting grid front row was Bruce McLaren, Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham and Graham Hill and by the time the race started at 2.30pm a heavy rain meant that the track was not only soaked but also covered in oil and rubber from the previous races. World Champion Jack Brabham made a superb start, passed Moss and was first into Copse and by lap 4 Moss was in 3rd place led by Surtees and Brabham. Due to appalling conditions and poor visibility many of the cars were spinning or leaving the track and by lap 13 Brabham and Moss were 1st and 2nd with the rest of the field some distance behind. Moss now poured on the pressure and for the next few laps he tried to pass as he harried Brabham in a duel for the lead. The pair were now beginning to lap the tailenders and, at around a quarter of the distance Moss was held up by Flockhart, Brabhams team member, who had allowed Brabham to pass. Moss gestured angrily to Flockhart as he was unable to follow Brabham and, as the rain paused for a while the pace became faster. Suddenly and quite dramatically Moss passed both Flockhart and Brabham and within 2 laps had gained 5 seconds on the World Champion. As the rain returned in a deluge Moss mercilessly pushed on, increasing his lead to 1.5 minutes by the halfway mark. Although he could have taken things easily at this point Moss drove on relentlessly at a seemingly impossible pace and was now lapping most of the field for a second time. By the ¾ stage he completed his humiliation of Brabham by passing him for a second time to lap him representing a 3 mile lead. Moss eventually won the race in 2hrs 41 mins 19.2 secs, 1.5 laps ahead of Brabham and at least two laps ahead of the rest of the field in what were treacherous conditions. At the end of the race Moss summed up the experience as a nice ride, having proved himself to be one of the greatest and fastest drivers in the world under any conditions. Sir Stirling Moss believes this to be one of his finest ever drives.

A Moment of Triumph by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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 Rothmans Williams Renault FW18.  World Champion 1996.
Damon Hill by Michael Thompson.
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 England 31 - New Zealand 28. Played at Twickenham, November 9th 2002. England : Robinson, Simpson Daniel, Greenwood, Tindall, Cohen, Wilkinson, Dawson, Woodman, Vickery, Thompson, Grewcock, Johnson, Moody, Hill, Dallaglio. (Subs) Back, Healey, B. Johnson, Kay, Leonard, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Moody, Try - Wilkinson, Try - Cohen, Drop Goal - Wilkinson, 2 Conversions - Wilkinson, 3 Penalties - Wilkinson. <br><br>New Zeland: Blair, Howlett, Lowen, Umaga, Lomu, Spencer, Devine, McDonnell, Meeuws, Hore, Williams, Robinson, Randell, Holah, Broomhall, (Subs) Hayman, Lee, Mealamu, Mehrtens, Mika, Robinsom, So oialo. Scores: 2 Tries - Lomu, Try - Howlett, Try - Lee, 2 Conversions - Blair, 2 Conversions - Mehrtens.

England versus New Zealand - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
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FAR635. Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick

Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick
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SPC5006. Ryan Giggs by Keith Fearon.
Ryan Giggs by Keith Fearon.
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 Richard Burns and Robert Reid.  Subaru Impreza WRC 99
Rain or Shine by Michael Thompson
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