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What does SV stand for in boats?

What does SV stand for in boats?

Sailing Vessel

What do the letters before a ship’s name stand for?

Common prefixes are MV (for Motor Vessel), MS (for Motor Ship), MT (Motor Tanker), SY (for Sailing Yacht) or MY (for Motor Yacht), while prefixes from older times were SS (for Steam Ship) and RMS (for Royal Mail Ship) or ever older HMS (for His/Her Majesty’s Ship).

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What happened to the Japanese carriers at Midway?

During the Battle of Midway, from June 3 to 7, the two carriers were dive-bombed by American planes and Kaga was torpedoed before they were scuttled by their own navies. The battle’s overall casualty toll was 2,204 Japanese forces, and 307 American forces, according to Naval History and Heritage Command figures.

Why did Japan want Midway?

Midway Island is a fairly isolated atoll, so named because it is midway between North America and Asia in the North Pacific Ocean. Midway was an incredibly strategic location; the Imperial Japanese Navy planned to use it to secure their sphere of influence in the Pacific theater of the war.