Photos Navies Of All Nations

Steam screw-driven frigate L’Astrée (1859). A photo of the ship at full speed in 1869.

Coaling was hard and dirty work but the monotony of the task was softened a little by music from the ship’s band. Here, it looks like the battleship Provence in taking on coal from a collier tied up alongside. Coal is brought out of the hold in sacks or baskets and emptied out onto the deck from where it is shovelled down into the bunkers. One of the saxophonists has a lapel badge of a musician but the others are a rather motley crowed in ragged jackets and an assortment of headgear. Maybe even the musician have to take their turn at coaling.
Summer 1971, off Yokosuka. A Bendix RIM-8H Talos missile is being loaded on board guided missile cruiser USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) before she starts one of her combat missions in Vietnam. Photo by Phillip R. Hays.
The fourth nuclear-powered submarine, "Le Terrible," sits at its launch in Cherbourg, France, on Friday, March 21, 2008.

The two Foudre-class LPDs (Foudre left, Siroco right) moored side by side in Toulon just before Foudre was sold to the Chilean Navy in 2011. Siroco was sold to Brazil in 2015

FS Charles de Gaulle entering dry dock in Toulon, to go through a year and a half long refit, 2016
Japan & India:
JS KASHIMA (TV-3508) and JS SETOYUKI (TV-3518) conducted a bilateral exercise with INS KULISH (P63) in the Indian Ocean, 13 June 2021
JS Asahi (DD-119) with the morning sun, 2019
Project 11551 Fregat-M, Udaloy II class destroyer Admiral Chabanenko

Frigate Admiral Gorshkov next to Project 941 Akula (NATO Typhoon) class submarine Dmitry Donskoy. Notice how the is much larger than the frigate.

Project 955 Borei class submarine in the background
Bremen (Type 122) class FGS Niedersachsen F208 in Corinth canal, pre 2015

18-20 June 2021., JS KASHIMA and JS SETOYUKI in the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
All three battleships of the New Mexico-class; USS Idaho, USS New Mexico, and USS Mississippi, moored abreast at Pearl Harbor, 17 December 1943.

SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft flying over USS Washington and USS Lexington in the Pacific Ocean en route toward the Gilbert Islands, 12 Nov 1943.

20 November 1943, 8:00 am, Butaritari atoll, Kiribati. Heavy cruiser USS Minneapolis (CA-36) supports USAAF bombarding of the Japanese fortifications at an early stage of the Battle of Makin.

USS Indiana (BB-58) fires a salvo from her forward 16/45 guns at the Kamaishi plant of the Japan Iron Company, 250 miles north of Tokyo. A second before, USS South Dakota (BB-57), from which this photograph was taken, fired the initial salvo of the first naval gunfire bombardment of the Japanese Home Islands. The superstructure of USS Massachusetts (BB-59) is visible directly behind Indiana. The heavy cruiser in the left center distance is either USS Quincy (CA-71) or USS Chicago (CA-136) .
Main & secondary battery of battleship Fusō trained to port, sometime after her first reconstruction, circa 1930s/40s

Battleship Musashi firing her forward guns during gunnery trials in 1942. This photograph was provided to a newspaper by the family of Captain Tameshige Nagahashi who was a gunnery officer on Musashi.

Battleship Yamato photographed during the Operation Ten-Go by an aircraft from USS Yorktown (CV-10). The battleship is on fire and visibly listing to port.

Aircraft carrier Taihō during her sea trials, 1944
USS Lexington CV-2, an Omaha-class cruiser, and various Standard battleships of the Colorado, Tennessee, and New Mexico-classes moored in Puget Sound, 1937.
HMS Glasgow (C21) and USS Quincy (CA-71), June 25th, 1944, conducting Fire-Support off Cherbourg
Battleship HMS King George V at Seydisfjordur, Iceland after she collided with the destroyer HMS Punjabi, 3 May 1942

At 1545 hours [1 May 1942] north east of Iceland in thick fog the Battlefleet was zigzagging when they ran into a thick bank of fog; immediately KING GEORGE V made a signal to cease zigzagging. Destroyer PUNJABI failed to receive the signal and carried on zigzagging and crossed under the flagship's bows. KING GEORGE V travelling at 25 knots cut PUNJABI clean in half; PUNJABI's stern sank almost immediately. The collision caused a 40 foot gash in the bow of KING GEORGE V and also under water damage. As the stern of PUNJABI sank her ready use depth charges exploded directly under the keel of the WASHINGTON the vessel immediately astern of KING GEORGE V, causing slight damage to WASHINGTON.

The fore section of PUNJABI sank slowly which enabled many of her crew to abandon ship. Destroyers MARNE and MARTIN were able to pick up 201 survivors. 49 were lost mainly from the stern section.

Battleships HMS King George V and HMS Howe at Port-of-Algiers, 24 July 1943. The two ships were part of a reinforcement of British forces in the Mediterranean for Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily.
HMS Albion leads a Royal Navy Task Group taking part in exercise OP VELA 2006, off the coast of Sierra Leone. Included in the Task Group are, HMS Enterprise, RFA Wave Knight, HMS Southampton, HMS Argyle, HMS Ocean, RFA Sir Bedivere and RFA Fort Austin
Battleship Richelieu docked next to HMS Colossus as she's about to be loaned for 5 years under the name Arromanches, Portsmouth, August 2-6th 1946

Battleship Richelieu and the newly acquired aircraft carrier Arromanches in the harbour of Cherbourg, France in 1946

Kiev-class carrier Admiral Gorshkov/Baku is towed to Severodvinsk in the 90's prior to sale to India
Coastal submarine HMS C1 with two rows of Home Fleet warships beyond, probably during the 1907 Fleet Review. HMS Dreadnought is at the head of the line of battleships, described by author RA Burt as a “cat among pigeons.”

HMS New Zealand's forward main guns while on a port visit to Vancouver, 1913
Torpedo-boat Pegaso, in 1942

Pegaso was an Orsa-class torpedo-boat; derived from the earlier Spica-class, they had a longer endurance and had better ASW armament. During her career, she had a confirmed submarine kill (HMS Thorn), and two probable kills (HMS Undaunted and HMS Upholder, even though recent research on the wreck seems to make it more likely that the latter sank in a minefield off Lybia).

In the picture we can see in the middle, on the deckhouse, one of the twin 20 mm mounts, and further aft the single 100 mm aft mount. On the sides, the several German-type depth charge launchers (called "Modello G", G meaning German) can be seen.
USS Huntington (CL-107) at anchor in Venice, Italy, in 1948

USS Saint Paul (CA-73) moored at Naval Station Yokosuka, circa 1951

William H. Ray, USS Enterprise crewman from 1943 to 1946, looks on as she awaits for scrapping in the breakers, 1958