Photos Navies Of All Nations

USN:
USS Quincy at Noumea, New Caledonia, 3rd August 1942. She was sunk six days later, during the Battle of Savo Island.
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USN:
USS Idaho (BB-42) a 14"/50 gun is lowered in to her second turret, during re-gunning at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, circa the later 1920s. The work is being performed by the crane ship USS Kearsarge, formerly BB-5.
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France:
Battleship Iéna at Toulon 1905
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Iéna [je.na] was a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the French Navy (Marine nationale). Completed in 1902 and named for one of Napoleon's victories, the ship was assigned to the Mediterranean Squadron and remained there for the duration of her career, frequently serving as a flagship. She participated in the annual fleet manoeuvres and made many visits to French ports in the Mediterranean. In 1907, while Iéna was docked for a refit, there was a magazine explosion that was probably caused by the decomposition of old Poudre B propellant. It killed 120 people and badly damaged the ship. Investigations were launched afterwards, and the ensuing scandal forced the Navy Minister to resign. While the damage could have been repaired, the obsolete ship was considered neither worth the time nor the expense; her salvaged hulk was used as a gunnery target in 1909, then sold for scrap in 1912
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A French postcard showing the amidships section of the battleship Iéna after the explosion
 
PLA(N):
Destroyer 169 Wuhan silhouetted beneath the 76mm gun of frigate 577 Huanggang, South China Sea, June 2020
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Chinook helicopter carrying Rear Admiral Simon Asquith and The Defence Secretary leaves MountsBay after Integrated Review technology demonstration held on board this week. (Photo: Sarahs_81)
RN’s new autonomous submarine MANTA XLUUV technology demonstrator seen for the first time in public onboard. (MAST-13 ASV on the left)
Malloy Aeronautics T-150 UAV configured to deliver with Future Lightweight Torpedo (Sting Ray replacement)

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USN:
USS Midway (CV-41) and USS Iowa (BB-61) 1987
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Imperial Japan:
Cruiser Nachi soon after full-power trials in November, 1928.
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Battleship Musashi crew doing calisthenics
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Italy:
ITS Cavour (CVH 550) testing it aircraft elevator with F-35B at night
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USN & France:
USS Eisenhower (CVN-69) and frigate FS Languedoc (D653)
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Italy:
Heavy cruiser Zara in a colour photo taken in 1938. She was sunk at the battle of Cape Matapan
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Destroyer Folgore, lead ship of her class, 23th of August 1942
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RN:
HMS Campbeltown, after ramming the dry dock in Saint Nazaire. She was pained "Mountbatten Pink" at the instigation of Lord Mountbatten as a way to camouflage the ship during sunset, sunrises
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USN:
USS New York (BB-34) bombarding Japanese defences on Iwo Jima, three days prior to the naval landings. 16 February, 1945
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USN:
Naval Aviation and Chevy. 1958 Chevrolet Impala Ad Campaign with USS Hancock
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RN:
Town class cruiser HMS Manchester during the late 1930s
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Battleship HMS Rodney, entering Portsmouth Harbour
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Light cruiser HMS Argonaut displays heavy structural damage to her bow inflicted by an Italian torpedo on December 14, 1942 (one of the two that hit her that day). The ship will be transferred from Mediterranean to Philadelphia for permanent repairs.
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On 14 December 1942, Argonaut was heavily damaged when the Italian Marcello-class submarine Lazzaro Mocenigo struck the cruiser with two torpedoes from a spread of four, causing serious damage. The bow and stern sections of the cruiser were effectively blown off and the steering wrecked. Though only three crew members were killed, the damage was so severe that German authorities mistakenly believed the Argonaut had been sunk. The ship was patched up and limped to Algiers for more temporary repairs. It then sailed for the United States, where it underwent a seven-month reconstruction, completed in November 1943.
 
Australia:
HMAS Sydney, the light cruiser that engaged the SMS Emden in the battle of Cocos, 1914
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HMAS Sydney was a Chatham-class light cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Laid down in 1911 and launched in 1912, the cruiser was commissioned into the RAN in 1913.

On the morning of 9 November, the communications station at Direction Island, in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands group, was captured by the German light cruiser SMS Emden. Before capture, the station was able to transmit an SOS, which was received by the troop convoy, and Sydney was ordered to investigate. Emden's wireless operators had overheard the distress call and the orders to Sydney, and prepared to meet the Australian warship.

Sydney's first indication of Emden's location was when the German ship began to fire at a range of 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi). The Australian warship was able to fire for effect after two salvos, destroying Emden's three funnels, foremast, wireless and steering gear, and setting the engine room on fire. The German ship beached herself on North Keeling Island, and Sydney went after the supporting collier Buresk, but the ship had already commenced scuttling, and the Australian warship returned to Emden. The Germans were still flying their war ensign, but pulled it down after Sydney transmitted an instruction to surrender, then fired two salvos when no response was forthcoming.

In the course of the engagement, Sydney had fired some 670 rounds of ammunition, with around 100 hits claimed. She had meanwhile been hit sixteen times; three of her crew were killed and thirteen were wounded. 134 German personnel were killed, with the rest of the ship's company were captured by Sydney (apart from a shore party, which commandeered the schooner Ayesha and escaped) and were delivered to British forces at Valletta, Malta. After leaving Malta, the Australian cruiser proceeded to join the North America and West Indies Station, arriving in Bermuda on 6 January 1915.

SMS Emden at Tsingtao in 1914
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Emden beached on North Keeling Island
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Australia:
Heavy cruiser HMAS Australia in drydock, pre WWII
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Frigate HS Kountouriotis F 462 ( ex HNLMS Kortenaer (F807)) with an fly by Apache Longbow, March 2021
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RN:
HMS Eagle. Ordered by Chile as the battleship Almirante Cochrane, she was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1918 for conversion.
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