Photos Navies Of All Nations

A Supermarine Spitfire fighter, in U.S. Army Air Force markings, which made a forced landing on the beach at Paestum, South of Salerno, in Sept. 1943. Note USS LST-359 in background.


US Navy's 18"-gunned battleship design: "slow" BB61 scheme, April 1938


USS Idaho (BB-42) steaming through the Panama Canal, Oct 1945

The Launch of the German Heavy Cruiser Seydlitz on 19 January 1939.
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I served aboard USS Nimitz(CVN 68) in 1991 as a part of CVW-9 assigned to SEAOPDET 9 NAS Miramar, San Diego CA. I was assigned to AIMD(Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department) Paraloft.


Nimitz performing a high speed turn ..circa 1990.


The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) underway. The Nimitz, with assigned Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9), was deployed to the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean from 25 February to 24 August 1991.
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US Marines double-time across the flight deck of USS Valley Forge (LPH-8) on their way to boarding Sikorsky HUS-1 (later UH-34D) "Seahorse" helicopters, during Exercise "Pot Shot", circa 1961-62. Note aircrewman standing by the helicopter at right.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 96957

October 1964, Steelpike I, starboard bow of USS Boxer (LPH-4), unrep completed Boxer beginning to pull away from USS Rigal (AF-58)

CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters and an AH-1J Sea Cobra helicopter are parked on the forward flight deck of USS Guam (LPH-9) underway off the coast of Lebanon during flight operations in 1982.
Department of Defense photo # DM-ST-84-07371 BEIRUT, LEBANON 15 November 1983 a US Marine Corps photo by GYSGT Lucas now in the collections of

USS Guadalcanal (LPH 7) moored pierside at Genoa, Italy, 16 February 1986, during a routine port visit.

USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) under way in 1990, location unknown.
US Navy photo
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USS Wisconsin BB-64


USS Wisconsin (BB 64) refueling from tanker Cahaba (AO-82), as seen from an Essex class aircraft carrier, circa 1945.

Wisconsin (BB-64) firing a round from one of the Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns in during sea trials. Photo dated 29-30 August 1988.

Wisconsin (BB-64) fires one of its Mark 7 16-inch 50-caliber guns of turret No. 2 while underway. This is the last firing of the vessel's guns prior to its decommissioning, 28 May 1991. USN photo # DN-ST-92-00496, by PH1 Bruce M. Morris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of
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TCG KINALIADA (F-514) Corvette, the last ship of the ADA Class Corvette project, which constitutes the first phase of MİLGEM, was delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces Command 29th September 2019
Battlecruisers HMS Hood and HMS Repulse, during the Empire World Cruise 1923-24


HMS Warspite, the Grand old lady shelling German positions during D-Day


The forward main gun turrets of the Royal Navy battleship HMS Ajax, each mounting two 13.5-inch (343 mm) Mark V naval guns. 1918.


HMS Victory

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USS Boston (CAG-1) firing her 8 inch guns at North Vietnam WBLCs (Water Borne Logistics Craft) on 9 September 1968


USS North Carolina’s Rear Turret


USS Savannah (CL-42) hit by a German radio-controlled bomb, while supporting Allied forces ashore during the Salerno operation, 11 September 1943. The bomb hit atop number three 6”/47 turret and penetrated deep into her hull before exploding.


The hospital ship USNS Comfort is anchored off the coast of Castries, St. Lucia, Sept. 25, 2019, during a deployment in Central America, South America and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at land-based medical sites.


BB 63 USS Missouri commemorative US postage stamp

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L'Adroit-class destroyer 'Forbin'. The Adroit class was a series of fourteen destroyers of the French Navy commissioned from 1928 to 1931.

Destroyer 'Tigre' about 1938. Note the ports in her stern for her internal depth charge racks, and the rails used to ensure that the charges did not strike her hull when dropped.

Overseas surveillance frigate 'Ventôse'. The Floréal class is a type of light "surveillance frigates"

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Models of Russian corvettes of Projects 20385 (top) and 20380 (bottom); note the relocated S-350 Redut cells (green), and Kh-35 Uran racks being replaced with a Kalibr VLS (red); the future much larger Project 20386 can only carry containerized Kalibr launchers on the hangar deck

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Project 58250-Model of the Ukrainian corvette using Western weapons. It is planned to continue the construction of the first ship "Volodymyr Velykyi" and put into the fleet by 2023 and at least two more until 2030
**As of 2018, there has been no funding for these ships and it is unlikely they will ever see service**


A Ukrainian sailor stands next to an AK-230 twin-gun CIWS mount on a Stenka class patrol boat

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HDMS Ejnar Mikkelsen in the Uummannaq Icefjord


Danish frigate 'Jylland' from Battle of Heligoland 1864

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Borodino-class pre-dreadnought battleship 'Imperator Aleksandr III' of the Imperial Russian Navy at anchor in Kronstadt, August 1904


Imperial Russian battleships in the Black Sea during World War I, led by the Evstafi-class 'Ioann Zlatoust' — ca. 1916


Evstafi-class pre-dreadnought battleship 'Ioann Zlatoust' of the Imperial Russian Navy at anchor in Sevastopol, ca. 1913


Imperial Russian armoured cruiser 'General-Admiral', 1873

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Graf Zeppelin after her launching on 8 December 1938

The German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin was the lead ship in a class of two carriers of the same name ordered by the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany. She was the only aircraft carrier launched by Germany and represented part of the Kriegsmarine's attempt to create a well-balanced oceangoing fleet, capable of projecting German naval power far beyond the narrow confines of the Baltic and North Seas. The carrier would have had a complement of 42 fighters and dive bombers.


Graf Zeppelin moored at Stettin in mid-1941

Construction on Graf Zeppelin began on 28 December 1936, when her keel was laid down at the Deutsche Werke shipyard in Kiel. Named in honor of Graf (Count) Ferdinand von Zeppelin, the ship was launched on 8 December 1938, and was 85% complete by the outbreak of World War II in September 1939. Graf Zeppelin was not completed and was never operational due to shifting construction priorities necessitated by the war. She remained in the Baltic for the duration of the war; with Germany's defeat imminent, the ship's custodian crew scuttled her just outside Stettin in March 1945. The Soviet Union raised the ship in March 1946, and she was ultimately sunk in weapons tests north of Poland 17 months later. The wreck was discovered by a Polish survey ship in July 2006.


Projected recognition drawing of Graf Zeppelin had she been completed in September 1942​

Graf Zeppelin was 262.5 meters (861.2 ft) long overall; she had a beam of 36.2 m (118.8 ft) and a maximum draft of 8.5 m (27.9 ft). At full combat load, she would have displaced 33,550 long tons (34,088.4 t). The ship's propulsion system consisted of four Brown, Boveri & Cie geared turbines with sixteen oil-fired, ultra-high-pressure LaMont boilers. The power plant was rated at 200,000 shaft horsepower (149,140.0 kW) and a top speed of 33.8 knots (62.6 km/h; 38.9 mph). Graf Zeppelin had a projected cruising radius of 8,000 nautical miles (14,816.0 km; 9,206.2 mi) at a speed of 19 kn (35.2 km/h; 21.9 mph). She would have had a crew of 1760 officers and enlisted men, plus flight crews.


Graf Zeppelin in drydock in March 1943


Graf Zeppelin in Soviet custody 1947


Bow view of a model of Graf Zeppelin, at the Aeronauticum.​
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HMS Queen Elizabeth leaving Portsmouth


HMS Warrior - Portsmouth Dockyards


HMS Royal Oak firing her 15" guns during practice, pre-WWII


Battlecruiser HMS New Zealand, in her namesake country


HMS Vanguard viewed from the forecastle looking aft. Whip type wireless receiving aerials are clearly visible installed just abaft the breakwater in the foreground and on each side of the bridge in the background, Jan 1947

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USS Iowa in Dry Dock at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 1 May 1985.


The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) sits in Dry Dock 6 onboard Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka during an Extended Drydock Selected Restricted Availability, 2016.

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