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  1. Windsor Castle grounds cover 52,609 square metres (13.000 acres) and combines the features of a fortification, a palace, and a small town. The present-day castle was created during a sequence of phased building projects, culminating in the reconstruction work after a fire in 1992.

  2. Windsor Castle is a castle in Windsor, Berkshire, England. It is the largest inhabited castle in the world. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom lives there for part of the year. The castle was built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror as a motte-and-bailey castle for the

  3. Windsor Castle is a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth serially published in 1842. It is a historical romance with gothic elements that depicts Henry VIII's pursuit of Anne Boleyn. Intertwined with the story are the actions of Herne the Hunter, a legendary ghost that haunts Windsor woods.

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    Originally designed for the Union Castle Line in 1913, she was laid down in 1916 at Harland & Wolff's, her construction was held up by the First World War. The continuation of the war until late 1918 led to Harland & Wolff subcontracting the building of her sister ship to John Brown & Company. She was not completed until 1922. The two ships were the only four-stacked ocean liners built and design for a route other than the transatlantic crossing. She had a capacity of 234 first, 362 second and 274 third class passengers. In addition to the four funnels, the ship had two masts and two propellers and could reach a top speed of 18 knots. In her refit she was given a raked bow which lengthened her from 661 ft (201 m), to 686 ft (209 m), and had her passenger capacity reduced from 870 to 604. Her top speed was increased to 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph), and her tonnage increased to 19,141 gross register tons.

    Windsor Castle set out on her maiden voyage from Southampton to Cape Town in April 1922. This gave the Union Castle Line the two largest ships on that run to provide an alternating service between England and South Africa. And apart from the comforts, the ship had also been designed with safety in mind. The hull was subdivided into twelve watertight compartments, and a double bottom. Furthermore, Windsor Castle was equipped with many lifeboats, with room for the ship’s total capacity of passengers. Just aft of the fourth funnel, the ship had a pair of gantry davits (like those carried on HMHS Britannic), alone capable of handling twelve boats.

    Commissioned as a troop transport in the Second World War. She was bombed west of Ireland in 1941 but the bomb never exploded and she reached port.[citation needed] Used for transatlantic trooping from Canada and the USA in 1942. in 1943, Windsor Castle was sunk in 1943 by a torpedo launched from a German aircraft while in the Mediterranean Sea as part of convoy KMF-11. She was hit by the torpedo at 2:30 am but did not sink until 5:25 pm, stern first, 110 miles (180 km) WNW of Algiers, Algeria. Only one crewman, Junior Engineer Officer William Ogilvie Mann, died. 2,699 troops and 289 crew were removed by the destroyers HMS Whaddon, HMS Eggesford, and HMS Douglas.

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  5. The Windsor Castle is a Grade II listed public house at 114 Campden Hill Road near Holland Park, London. It is on the Campaign for Real Ale's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. It was built about 1826, remodelled in 1933, and the architect is not known. References

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