Photos Navies Of All Nations

Harbour of Naples, July 1940; in the left foreground, the hospital ship California, in the right background the light cruiser Eugenio di Savoia, with two other light cruisers behind

The California had been laid down in 1914 as a cargo liner for the Cunard Line, with the name Albania. Completed in 1920 because of the Great War, she was not successful, and was eventually sold to an Italian company in 1930.

Requisitioned by the RM to serve as a "wounded/sick transport" (not as a proper hospital ship, because this way they could be used to transport troops and materiel as well) for the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935, she was converted into a proper hospital ship (with 770 beds) in 1940.

She would be sunk at Siracuse in the night between 10 and 11 August 1941, by a torpedo dropped by a British bomber; Italian propaganda denounced the fact, but the ship hadn't had her lights on, as prescribed by the international law.
Explosion of USS Mount Hood (AE-11) in Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 10 November 1944

Description: Salvage and rescue work underway on USS Mindanao (ARG-3) shortly after Mount Hood blew up about 350 yards away. Note heavy damage to Mindanao's hull and superstructure, including large holes from fragment impacts. View looks forward from alongside her port quarter. USS Mindanao had 180 crewmen killed and injured by this explosion. She was under repair until 21 December 1944. Small craft alongside or nearby include (from left) YPB-6 (probable identification), two LCVPs and YPB-7. Copied from the War Diary, Manus Naval Base, for November 1944 U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Catalog #: NH 96174

Mount Hood was loaded with 3800 tons of ammunition including shells and bombs. The biggest section of the ship they found following the explosion was 16ft long. The only way they could tell where the ship had been was by 50ft deep crater in the sea bed.
Draken class submarine HMS Ulven (Wolf) shortly before launch on March 6, 1930. Photo by Marinmuseum (Swedish Naval Museum)

She was in service in the Swedish fleet between the years 1931 and 1943 and was a part of the Gothenburg Squadron together with the submarines HMS Gripen (1928) and HMS Draken (1926). During an exercise the submarine probably hit a German mine and blew up on April 15, 1943 in the so-called Ulven Disaster. The entire crew of 33 men died. Only after 19 days a fishing boat located HMS Ulven at a depth of 52 meters southwest of the island of Stora Pölsan and after another three months the wreck was salvaged.

Destroyer Östergötland under way, 1974 with a Halland class destroyer behind mostly obscured
USS ARIZONA taken from Manhattan Bridge on the East River in New York City on its way back from sea trials. Note Christmas trees on both lookouts atop cage masts. December 25,1916.

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Firing of an Aster missile from aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91)
Battleship Richelieu being ushered toward the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Feb 1943

Destroyer Le Fantasque, February 7th 1950
Improved Akula I (Project 971 Shchuka-B) SSN K-295 Samara and Oscar II (Project 949A Antei) SSGN K-150 Tomsk.
05 December 1931, Camden, NJ. Heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35) is being fitted out

USS Maryland (BB-46) and the capsized USS Oklahoma (BB-37) at Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941
Replenishment drills in La Spezia between oiler Vesuvio (A5329) and the ship she's getting replaced by, LSS Vulcano (A5335)
Swedish fleet in Stockholm. l to R, Sverige, Gotland, Drottning Victoria, Fylgia, Gustav IV & Alvsnabben. 9th June 1945
USS San Antonio (LPD 17) during a simulated strait transit, April 2021

An Indonesian Navy submarine disappears north of Bali and Indonesian Coast, A search and rescue operation has begun for the submarine the KRI Nanggala-402, which has disappeared with 53 people on board, according to the country's authorities. Some reports say contact was lost after the sub was cleared to dive into deeper water. "The Navy is currently looking for it. We know the area, but it is quite deep," First Admiral Julius Widjojono told the AFP news agency. Authorities have asked Australia and Singapore to assist in the search. The ship is one of five submarines operated by Indonesia. It was made in the late 1970s and underwent a two-year remodel in South Korea that was completed in 2012.

Indonesia asked Singapore and Australia for help. According to the commander-in-chief of the Indonesian armed forces, Hadi Chahyanto, the submarine may be located 700 meters deep. In addition to the Nanggala, the Indonesian Navy has another submarine from the same project, the Chakra (number "401"), both commissioned in 1981. Both submarines underwent a medium repair at DSME Corporation's shipyards in South Korea in 2009-2012. Indonesia, April 21, 2021.
Battleship HMS Duke of York as completed, 1941

Emir Mansur of Saudi Arabia inspecting an Octuple Pom Pom mount on the battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth, Alexandria, 21 March 1942

Queen Elizabeth class battleship HMS Valiant at Alexandria, 1941. Note the unusual camouflage apparently mimicking the profile of an Italian battleship with a clipper bow
Skjold-class corvette Glimt (P-964) shows off her Naval Strike Missile SSMs
The fore part of the armoured cruiser Edgar Quinet, used as a training ship, grounded near Cap Blanc (Algeria), January 1930; the aft portion had broken off and had already sunk

A casemate-mounted 155mm naval gun of the French aircraft carrier Béarn, Toulon, circa 1934

Béarn was under a refit between 1934 and 1935. She was initially a Normandie-class battleship.

Aircraft carrier Béarn seen from a battleship, date unknown but likely 1930s

07 August 1934, Brest Arsenal, heavy cruiser Algérie undergoes inclining experiment on the final stages of her fitting out.

Aircraft carrier Béarn and battleship Lorraine at Toulon, after WWII
Red Arrows fly over HMS Diamond

HMS Diamond (D34) returns to Portsmouth harbor

HMS Queen Elizabeth busy loading stores as she prepares to depart for CSG21