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By virtue of their closeness at the top, the Jaguars ran away with the team championship, scoring 25 points, 30 ahead of runner-up Covington Catholic (55), which did an admiral job of keeping its runners together.
The Navy's top admiral on Monday ordered a fleetwide review of seamanship and training in the Pacific after the latest collision.
The Navy destroyer is named for Senator John McCain’s father and grandfather, who both served as Navy admirals during World War II.
Survival amid seemingly unsurmountable odds has been a constant in the life of this son and grandson of four-star admirals.
His father and grandfather both had been graduates of the Naval Academy and both had become admirals.
McCain, the son and grandson of admirals, was a U.S. Navy pilot.
RELATED COVERAGE: Guantánamo judges freeze Sept. 11, USS Cole terror cases in speedboat showdown Cashman’s spokesman declined to say whether the admiral had recently had his coastal security force decreased.
The Spanish have their own victories to hark back to including the 1741 Battle of Cartagena in modern-day Colombia when Blas de Lezo, a Basque admiral with one eye, one arm and one leg defeated a huge British invasion force.
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It is a curiosity of history that the word admiral has its source in Arabic, the language of a desert people who acquired their seafaring skills after the great expansion of Islam in the seventh century. As the name for a Muslim chieftain, the Arabic word amir appears as a loanword in medieval Latin documents in spellings such as amiratus, admirandus, and admirallus. These words display a variety of suffixes and an added d, through confusion with the Latin verb admirari, “to admire.” The ending -allus is probably from the Arabic article al, which actually belongs to the following word in phrases such as amir al-‘ali, “supreme commander.” The application of admirallus to a commander of a fleet originated in 12th-century Sicily, was adopted by the Genoese, and then spread to countries throughout western Europe, including France and England.
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