scuttling [{{t}}'skʌtəlɪŋ]
(of ship) sabordage m

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  • Scuttling — is the act of deliberately sinking a ship by allowing water to flow into the hull. This can be achieved in several ways valves or hatches can be opened to the sea, or holes may be ripped into the hull with brute force or with explosives.… …   Wikipedia

  • Scuttling — Scuttle Scut tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scuttled} (sk[u^]t t ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scuttling}.] 1. To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of (as of a ship), for any purpose. [1913 Webster] 2. To sink by making holes through the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scuttling — scut·tle || skÊŒtl n. run, quick movement, scamper, scurry; hatch on the deck or side of a ship; container for carrying coal v. run or move quickly, scamper, scurry; cause a ship to sink by opening or creating holes in its hull …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scuttling — Sinking a ship by opening holes below the water line. 48 Am J1st Ship § 636 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • scuttling — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon — Part of the Mediterranean Theatre of World War II The French fleet scuttles itself: left is the …   Wikipedia

  • Scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow caption=SMS Bayern sinking by the stern partof=First World War date=21 June 1919cite book |last=Longman |title=Island Fortress |pages=p. 452] place=Scapa Flow,… …   Wikipedia

  • Operation Deadlight — 52 surrendered U boats moored at HMS Ferret, Lisahally, Northern Ireland (June, 1945) Operation Deadlight was the code name for the scuttling of U boats surrendered to the Allies after the defeat of Germany near the end of World War II. Of the… …   Wikipedia

  • German battleship Bismarck — Bismarck in …   Wikipedia

  • German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee — Admiral Graf Spee in 1936 Career (Nazi Germany) …   Wikipedia

  • Hundimiento de la flota alemana en Scapa Flow — Parte de I Guerra Mundial SMS Bayern hundiendose de popa Fecha 21 de junio d …   Wikipedia Español

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