USS Bainbridge (CGN-25) underway in September 1962.
USS Bainbridge (CGN-25) in the Suez Canal. 27 Feb, 1992, while en route to the Mediterranean Sea with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) battle group. NHHD Photo NH 98107-KN, Taken by CWO2 A.A. Alleyne
Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Three, and Capt. G. S. Thoroman, commanding officer, amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), salute the ensign for colors during her decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego April 14, 2021.
Former Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) towed from Naval Base San Diego on 15 April 2021
HMS Hood followed by HMS Repulse while on the Empire Cruise in 1924
HMS Hood and HMS Zulu (L18) seen at Malta during the Spanish Civil War, late 1938
HMS Upholder underway. 1940.
Over the course of about 18 mouths of service she sank a total of approximately 89,000 tons of shipping, the destroyer Libeccio as well as the submarines Tricheco and Ammiraglio Saint Bon.
She was also one of the few ships of her class fitted with an additional pair of external torpedo tubes, for a total of six in her bow.
14 February 1942, Gaspar Straights, Indonesia. Heavy cruiser HMS Exeter is under attack by Mitsubishi G3M bombers, several to come that day. No hits will be scored though.
HMS Lawford, a Captain-class frigate converted into a headquarters ship for the Normandy Landings. Sunk off Juno Beach on 8 June 1944 by an aerial attack, with the loss of 37 crew
The former battleship Chesma, redesignated "Stricken Vessel No. 4" and used as a target ship, is struck by shells fired by the pre-dreadnought Ioann Zlatoust, 1912
The obsolete battleship Chesma was struck on 14 August 1907, and used for full-scale trials of the armour scheme chosen for the Gangut-class dreadnoughts. Towed into position and given a list to simulate shells coming with an angle, she was fired upon by the predreadnought Ioann Zlatoust with her 305, 203 and 152 mm (12-inch, 8-inch and 6-inch) guns. The trials revealed weaknesses of the support structure of the armour, but the dreadnoughts were too far along to be modified accordingly.
France, USN & Imperial Japan:
Right to left, the French armoured cruiser Jules Michelet, the American armoured cruiser USS Pittsburgh and the Japanese protected cruiser Chikuma, moored at Shanghai, 1927
The Agordat was a torpedo cruiser laid down for the Regia Marina in 1897 and commissioned in 1900. She and her sister ship Coatit are not considered successful ships, as they were too slow to be very useful fleet units. She participated in the Italo-Turkish War; reclassified scout in 1914, she again had a limited role in WWI. Again derated to gunboat in 1921 after a limited refit, the obsolete unit was sold for scrap two years later.
Protected cruiser SMS Zenta and destroyer SMS Ulan.
At the start of World War I in July 1914, Zenta was sent to the southern end of the Adriatic Sea to attack targets in Montenegro. She was cruising off that country's coast to enforce another blockade on 16 August when she and the destroyerUlan encountered the main French battle fleet
At around 08:30, lookouts in the French fleet spotted smoke on the horizon as they steamed north, prompting Boué de Lapeyrère to turn his ships to investigate. The Austro-Hungarians had in turn spotted the approaching French fleet, and so moved closer to shore to flee north, hoping the coastline would obscure them. At 09:03, the French fleet encountered Zenta and Ulan off the coast of Montenegro and opened fire, though Boué de Lapeyrère initially ordered his battleships to fire warning shots, but this caused confusion among the fleet's gunners. Zenta, commanded by Paul Pachner, turned to engage the French while Ulan fled to the north at high speed. Zenta came under a hail of French gunfire, though the sheer volume hampered French gunnery, as it was impossible to determine each ships' fall of shot. Zenta fired her 12 cm guns, though they fell some 300 to 400 m (980 to 1,310 ft) short, and would not have inflicted damage on the heavily armoured battleships in any event. The slower Zenta attempted to evade French gunfire, but she quickly received several hits that disabled her engines and set her on fire by about 09:12. At 09:20, Boué de Lapeyrère ordered his ships to cease fire, by which time Zenta was burning badly and settling by the stern. By 09:30, Zenta's bow lurched upward at an angle of 45 degrees and quickly sank around 4 to 5 nmi (7.4 to 9.3 km; 4.6 to 5.8 mi) off the coast of Castellastua, her flags still flying.
Her crew suffered heavy casualties in the battle, with 173 men killed, though 139, including Pachner, managed to swim to shore. The French failed to pick up survivors, as Boué de Lapeyrère assumed that Zenta's boats could pick them up, or they could swim to shore. They were captured by Montenegrin forces and imprisoned as prisoners of war in Podgorica. By early 1916, the Austro-Hungarian Army had defeated Montenegro and the survivors from Zenta were freed. Ulan, meanwhile, successfully fled north, having been pursued by the French destroyer screen and the armored cruiser Jurien de la Gravière
We are a non commercial community interested only in the discussion of all things military.
We do not sell or authorise the use of images hosted on our servers, if you wish to purchase or use imagery contact the uploader directly.(you will need to register). Any requests received to purchase or use imagery will be ignored. Thank you and welcome to MI.Net
You have been here as a guest for a while, I guess we are doing something right?
Register as a member and join in the discussions, its completely free and we would welcome your contributions.
All the best admin - MI.Net
We value your privacy
We use essential cookies to make this site work, and optional cookies to enhance your experience.