■naval adj. 海军的
The shop’s captain received a radio message from the mainland instructing him to give up the search.
instruct sb. to do sth. 命令某人做某事
The editor sent a fax to the journalist instructing him to get statistics.
make another attempt
despite ==in spite of
try once more代替了make another attempt
There is tremendous excitement 书面语
People on board felt excited. (口语)
There was tremendous excitement before the game.
under the impression that == thinking that
I am under the impression that he is the manager of the store.
He is under the impression that you’ll help him.
sunken / sunk
The ship had sunk
a sunken ship
personal belongings 个人所属物品
together with 还有
salvage as much as possible / salvage as much as they could
very much interesting == of great interest
of great importance / of great significance / of no consequence / of no importance / of no interest
naval port 军港
naval power 制海权
navigate v. 航海，航行
The salvage operation had been a complete failure.
My examination is a complete failure. 这次考试完全失败了。
Their experiment had been a complete failure.