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French built aluminum hull OPV for the PCG "Gabriela Silang", comes to port after first sea trials
View of part of 128 U.S. Navy destroyers that saw action in the First World World in storage at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania (USA), on 18 October 1923. Note that the guns and other vital parts that are exposed to the weather are covered with grease so that the ships could be ready for service at a moment's notice. One of the ships identified is USS Ellis (DD-154).

USS New York (BB-34) transiting the Panama Canal, July,1919. Note the single, lonely 3-inch gun atop the platform to the left of the rear funnel.

USS Wyoming (BB-32) in the New York Navy Yard dry dock, 1912. Note the vestigial ram bow almost touching the camera lens.
Type 23 frigate FF-07 'Almirante Lynch' of the Chilean Navy (ex HMS Grafton). March 19, 2017. Location possibly Valparaíso, Chile.
Cruiser 'Barroso', former USS Philadelphia saluting The crowning of Elizabeth II of England, 1953.

The training ship 'Brasil' (U27) of the Brazilian Navy moored alongside HMS Belfast (C35) on the River Thames, London. 18th October 2019
RFA Argus leads FS Tonnerre (r), FGS Berlin (2nd r) and other NATO vessels
17 October 2019. After documenting more than 500 square nautical miles within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, RV Petrel has discovered the IJN Kaga, a Japanese fleet carrier.

She was found 5,400 meters (more than 17,000 feet) below the surface. Kaga sits upright and is missing much of the flight deck.
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A Visby-class corvette from the 2018 Trident Juncture exercise

HSwMS Visby K31
USS Hartford (SSN-768) showing damage to her sail after colliding with USS New Orleans, pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain on 20 March 2009

USCGC Valiant seized approximately $2.8m worth of cocaine during an 8 week patrol in the pacific this year (2019)

Retired U.S. Navy ships laid up in the reserve basin of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, in 1995. Identifiable are the frigate USS Edward McDonnell (FF-1043) in the foreground, and the heavy cruisers USS Des Moines (CA-134) and USS Salem (CA-139) in the background. A Belknap-class cruiser (USS Wainwright (CG-28)?) and two Farragut-class guided missile destroyers are moored in front of Salem.

Philadelphia NISMF aerial photo in 1995
The USS Winston S Churchill arrives in Portsmouth with, appropriately, a Spitfire escort.

Aircraft carrier the former USS John F Kennedy (CV67) abandoned at Philadelphia, PA, USA May 2014

Damage to USS Tripoli after striking a mine. 1991, Gulf War

Night on the flight deck. USS Iwo Jima 2018
Foxtrot class submarine of the Libyan Navy, S311 'Al Badr'. In Kronstadt, Russia. Libya ordered this boat in 1975 and she was transferred to the Libyan navy in 1976. During her service, there had been three collisions. She returned to Latvia for repair at some point in 1991. Due to sanction against Libya, she could not return home. After Latvia declared independence, she was towed to Kronstadt and left there.
On Sept 3rd, 1942, while in convoy to NY, a fire began deep in USS Wakefield's hold. Firefighting efforts were partially successful and Wakefield was taken under tow by the renowned deep sea tug Foundation Franklin and towed to Halifax whilst still on fire.
USS Wakefield (AP-21) was originally SS Manhattan, a luxury liner converted into a troop transport ship. After the fire broke out and she was towed to Halifax it took 4 days to fully extinguish the fire. She was then towed to Boston where she was declared a total loss. She was completely rebuilt and returned to service in 1944. By the end of the war she had transported over 110,000 soldiers in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. After the war she was laid up, placed in reserve & scrapped in 1965.

Japanese and US Fleet Comparison, Apr 29, 1940, LIFE Magazine
Boris Chilikin class fleet oiler performing a RAS with Kresta I class cruiser Vice-Admiral Drozd, aircraft cruiser Kiev and Mod Kashin class destroyer Stroyny in 1985
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Anzac class Frigate HMAS Toowoomba (156) leaving Sydney for exercise Talisman Sabre in 2017.

HMAS Choules

HMAS Arunta

Anzac class helicopter Frigate HMAS Perth III (157)

ANZAC class (MEKO 200 ANZ) frigates HMAS Toowoomba II (FFH156) & HMAS Stuart III (FFH153) alongside Cunningham Pier, Geelong, Victoria. 8 Feb 2018
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Battlecruisers HMS Hood and HMS Repulse, Odgen Point, Victoria, Canada 1924
Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) fires Standard Missiles at an airborne drone during a live-fire weapons shoot, Oct. 6, 2012

USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) patrols the Atlantic Ocean as part of Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership 2015

The mighty Wisconsin (BB64)

USNS Vanguard (T-AGM-19) is seen here as a NASA Skylab tracking ship
HMCS Harry De Wolfe at her christening ceremony
The four sisters of the Takao-class of heavy cruisers, Chokai, Atago, Takao, Maya, 1935.

Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carriers in dawn fly-off for the attack on Pearl Harbor,7 December 1941
Artwork by John Hamilton from his publication, "War at Sea,".
USS North Carolina at Pier in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Photo published Apr 21, 1941

USS Iowa (BB61) Firing a six-gun salvo from her forward 16" gun turrets, during her shakedown. Note projectiles in the air at right. Photographed by Arthur Stratham. August 1944
Memorial to Taffy 3, San Diego. "For extraordinary heroism in action against powerful units of the Japanese Fleet during the Battle off Samar, Philippines, October 25, 1944
The complete Presidential Unit Citation:
For extraordinary heroism in action against powerful units of the Japanese Fleet during the Battle off Samar, Philippines, October 25, 1944.... the gallant ships of the Task Unit waged battle fiercely against the superior speed and fire power of the advancing enemy... two of the Unit's valiant destroyers and one destroyer escort charged the battleships point-blank and, expending their last torpedoes in desperate defense of the entire group, went down under the enemy's heavy shells.... The courageous determination and the superb teamwork of the officers and men who fought the embarked planes and who manned the ships of Task Unit 77.4.3 were instrumental in effecting the retirement of a hostile force threatening our Leyte invasion operations and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service

In honour of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle off Samar: USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), "the destroyer-escort that fought like a battleship"

"We're making a torpedo run. The outcome is doubtful, but we will do our duty."
At the Battle off Samar this ship truly did fight like a battleship.
Samuel B Roberts was armed with 2x5”/38, 4x4mm, 10x20mm and 3 torpedoes.
Less than the half the secondary armament of the cruisers she’d fight.
As the superior enemy was nearing, getting in range of the weak escort carriers, this ship did the only thing it could.
Lt. Cdr Copeland, her captain, stated the words above as the ship decided her fate.
Like her destroyer brethren that had already done so she steamed towards the line of battleships and heavy cruisers.
But this ship wasn’t designed for speed like front line combatants, but the speed was needed.
So her boilers were over pressured and she made 29 knots.
She was designed for 24.
At point blank range she engaged the heavy cruiser Chokai, getting so close the enemy’s guns couldn’t depress enough to hit the smaller ship.
She fired nearly every single round she had in her 5” guns, and a lot of 20mm and 40mm too.
She claims a torpedo hit, but this is not coordinated by Japanese sources.
Unable to deal mortal wounds, her weapons nevertheless mauled the cruiser.
And more than the damage, she kept them occupied so that the carriers could keep fight and keep living.
But, luck would soon run out.
Hits were eventually scored, and the ship was damaged.
Soon the heavy cruiser Chikuma and battlecruiser Kongo came to finish off the ship. 90 of her crew would perish.
But it was her last stand, as well as so many others, selling their lives as dearly as possible that allowed their fellow Americans to survive complete destruction.
Few ships deserve the title of hero as much as the Samuel B Roberts