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- Australia : Continent in the Southern Hemisphere and the federal parliamentary nation that occupies it.
- Battle of Okinawa : The longest, bloodiest U.S. World War II battle in which the Japanese island of Okinawa was captured in the spring of 1945.
- Bermuda : British overseas territory located in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of South Carolina
- California : A state of the United States located on the west coast of the North American continent.
- Charleston, South Carolina : Oldest major city in the Southeast United States of America. Today a major tourist center, featuring historic architecture, and with a large U.S. Navy presence.
- Chesapeake Bay : One of the major estuaries of the eastern seaboard of the United States.
- Flagship : The vessel which holds the commander of a fleet.
- France : Western European republic (population c. 64.1 million; capital Paris) extending across Europe from the English Channel in the north-west to the Mediterranean in the south-east; bounded by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain; founding member of the European Union. Colonial power in Southeast Asia until 1954.
- Guam : Civilian-governed U.S. territory in the geographic Mariana Islands of Micronesia but not part of the political Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; major U.S. military base, including a prepositioning ship squadron and Anderson Air Force Base for bomber aircraft and air refueling tankers, growing with the transfer of forces from Okinawa.
- Kamikaze : Suicide attacks, specifically by Japanese aircraft in the Second World War, against military targets
- Knot (speed) : A measure of the speed of ships and aircraft equal to one nautical mile per hour.
- Landing craft : A boat or other self-propelled watercraft, carried aboard a ship, intended for amphibious warfare or similar operations where landings at a prepared seaport are not practical. Such a craft may discharge troops or equipment on the beach, or may be capable of independent movement on land.
- Naval Vessel Register : The official inventory of U.S. Naval ships and service craft.
- New Zealand : Country in the South Pacific; constitutional monarchy and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
- North Carolina : A state in the southeastern region of the United States
- Philippines : A large, democratic nation of Southeast Asia, consisting of an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, with many cultures, religions and languages.
- Ship ceremonies : Historical occasions in the life of a ship, usually beginning with keel-laying, and proceeding to launching, and, for naval vessels and vessels in a merchant service, ship commissioning; warships tend to have additional ceremonies such as change of command and decommissioning
- Ship commissioning : A ceremonial and administrative step in the building and deployment of a ship, usually a naval vessel
- Ship measurements : Cargo capacity, mass, dimensions, and other measurements of ships often have several variants, to reflect such things as pure infrastructure, but also the different limiting factors on loading: volume or weight
- Ship propulsion : Means by which vessels are moved through the water
- Staten Island : A borough of New York City.
- Virginia : A state in the southeastern United States.