Narrow seas

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NARROW SEAS, English law. Those seas which adjoin the coast of England. Bac. Ab. Prerogative, B 3.

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Narrow seas are characterized by the presence of large numbers of friendly, enemy, and neutral commercial vessels, warships, and auxiliaries.
The straits connecting narrow seas to the open ocean or other narrow seas are also called "choke points.
The effectiveness of land-based aircraft in attacking surface ships at sea, especially in narrow seas, was demonstrated for the first time in European waters in World War II.
Because of the short distances, the effectiveness of airstrikes against enemy ships and targets on the coast is considerably higher in a narrow sea than on the open ocean.
A number of ancient cannon lay upon the sand outside the gate, a reminder of older wars and bygone days, when this coast was dreaded as the Pirate Coast and the Qawasim were the terror of these narrow seas.
Chief End' anticipates almost identical qualms the poet expressed two years later in the fourth stanza of 'Poem 1' of Not in Narrow Seas about the material and the spiritual:
I believe the 1939 collection Not in Narrow Seas celebrates Curnow's literary coming-of-age, although others would appear to have reserved that accolade for a collection or two later.
He applied much the same framework to narrow seas, such as international straits, while also sizing up these passages' widths, lengths, and difficulty of transit.
Narrow seas separating the islands corral shipping bound to or from the Isthmus of Panama into three principal shipping lanes.
problems as naval drawdown, global responsibility, vulnerability of surface ships to missile saturation, and the difficulties of operations in narrow seas gives one new pause.
These operations can be conducted on the open ocean or in narrow seas.
Among other things, geomorphological and hydrographic (or oceanographic) features in narrow seas greatly affect the employment of naval platforms, weapons, and sensors.