Photos Navies Of All Nations

HMS Tiger in drydock. This appears to be after the Battle of Jutland (31 May 1916) and before her mainmast was moved from the original location directly behind the bridge, as seen here, to ahead of the third funnel in 1918. In Rosyth during her refit 1916-1917.

Queen Elizabeth class battleship HMS Barham, c. 1920s. Note the aircraft on B turret
USS Bremerton (CA-130) photographed on 4 November 1957

USS Valley Forge (CVS-45) underway in January 1959. Visible is the damage to the ship's port forward flight deck, caused by heavy seas in the Atlantic. The damaged part was replaced with the identical part of the flight deck from the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13).

Heavy cruiser USS Bremerton, at Sydney to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the historic Battle of the Coral Sea. December 1959

USS Sea Poacher, USS Grenadier, and USS Threadfin wind their way up the Mississippi River toward New Orleans, as seen through the periscope of USS Tirante, 25 Feb 1963
CVH-555 Cavour, FREMM/Carlo Bergamini class frigates F-595 Luigi Rizzo and F-591 Virginio Fasan during Mare Aperto 2018 exercise.
F-591 is an ASW frigate, F-595 is general purpose frigate

Carlo Bergamini-class FREMM frigate Virginio Fasan (F 591) during Exercise Sea Breeze 21 in the Black Sea. July 2021
HMS Exeter, Panama Canal Zone, circa 1939
US fleet at the port of La Guaira, Venezuela, circa 1904.

The Gunboat/Cruiser at the far left is of the Denver Class (C-14/19) The other 2 ships, nearest center and farthest out, are two of the three Montgomery Class Gunboats/Cruisers (C-9/11). All three ships have different scroll work on their bows and based on that the nearest is the Montgomery (C-9). The other is probably the Detroit (C-10) as the Marblehead (C-11) was on the west coast in 1904 when the photo was probably taken. Why 1904 - the presence of the Montgomery, which was decommissioned in September of that year, and the Denver class ship, which were all commissioned in 1904 (though not Galveston (C-17) (October ) or Chattanooga (C-16) (November ) to late to be with Montgomery in S. Amer.)

The two 2-stacker's on the left are the Raleigh (C-8) and Cincinnati (C-7); the 2-stacker farthest away from the camera is the Newark (C-7), and the single-stacker is the Texas. In front of the Texas is the armored cruiser New York (ACR-2) (3 stacks). At right is the armored cruiser Brooklyn (ACR-3) (also with three stacks).
RN & France:
Dido-class cruiser HMS Euryalus as seen from J class destroyer HMS Jervis during a Malta convoy 22nd March 1942

From under the 15 inch guns of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, HMS VALIANT and FFS (Free French Ship) RICHELIEU can be seen in the light of a sinking sun.
Imperial Germany:
Wittelsbach-class pre-dreadnought battleship SMS Zähringen anchored in Ulvik
Project 941 Akula (NATO Typhoon) SSBNs in the nest.
TK-20 Severstal farthest, TK-17 Arkhangelsk next to it, both mothballed. TK-208 Dmitriy Donskoy under pilotage
Image btb from 2014
Museum ship HMS Belfast, forward 6” turrets from the bridge. 9th July 2021
Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber flies an antisubmarine patrol (see depth charge on undercarriage) over the USS Washington en route to the invasion of the Gilbert Islands (Tarawa and Makin) 12 November 1943. The ship in the background is USS Lexington (CV-16), the aircraft's home carrier

An F6F Hellcat prepares to take off from USS Ticonderoga (CV-14), October 1944, while training in Hawaiian waters.

Kamikaze attack on the USS Missouri (BB-63). About to be hit by a Japanese A6M "Zero" kamikaze, while operating off Okinawa on 11 April 1945. The plane hit the ship's side below the main deck, causing minor damage and no casualties on board the battleship. A 40 mm quad gun mount's crew is in action in the lower foreground. The kamikaze on the photo has been identified as either Flight Petty Officer 2nd Class Setsuo Ishino or Flight Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenkichi Ishii.

At 2:42 PM on April 11, 1945, off the coast of Kikaijima Island, a Japanese fighter pilot in an A6M5c Zero launched a kamikaze attack on USS Missouri. Bill Obitz, a seaman at the time, recalled that the attacking plane approached at an extreme angle and estimated that it was 20 feet (6 m) above the water. Although struck by intense antiaircraft fire, the plane survived and struck the ship's starboard side at frame 169 below the main deck. While the impact of one of the plane's wings started a fire at 5-inch mount number 3, its 500-pound bomb did not detonate, so the damage was minimal. There were no American casualties, but the Japanese pilot died. Parts of the plane's wreckage and the top half of the pilot's body landed on board Missouri. The plane's wing was turned over to the crew to be cut up for souvenirs.

Despite protests from crewmen, who wanted the remains hosed over the deck, Capt Callaghan insisted that the young Japanese airman had done his job to the best of his ability, with honour, and deserved a military burial. Stephen Cromwell, a corpsman at the time, later recalled, "I was able to recover his body and I called up to the bridge to ask if I should throw it overboard ... Captain Callaghan said, 'No, when we secure, take it down to the sick bay, and we'll have a burial for him tomorrow.'" Ivan Dexter, another crew member, gave his account of events to Herb Fahr, recalling that the top half of the Japanese pilot's body was scattered over the deck, while the bottom half fell with the rest of the plane into the sea. What remained of the body was brought to sick bay for examination, and various Missouri crew took souvenirs from the clothing, including the helmet, scarf, and jacket. Following examination, the remains were placed in a canvas bag with dummy shell casings to weigh it down.

The following day, the Japanese pilot received a military burial at sea. An improvised Japanese flag, sewn by one of the ship's bosun's mates, covered the bag holding the man's remains. The ship's chaplain committed the body to the sea and the six pallbearers let it slide overboard, accompanied by a volley of rifle fire. Fahr wrote, "There was still much bitterness on the part of many in the crew, but now, the honourable thing was done." According to Lee Collins, visitor operations director for the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Callaghan said that the ceremony was simply a tribute to "a fellow warrior who had displayed courage and devotion, and who had paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life, fighting for his country."
Project 1164 Slava class cruiser Varyag, July 2021

A Kamov KA-27 takes off from Project 20380, Steregushchiy class corvette Boikiy June 2019
Battleship Strasbourg after being scuttled at Toulon, 27 Nov 1942
Deutschland class heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee after its scuttling following the Battle of the River Plate, near Montevideo, Uruguay on 13th December 1939
July 10, 1971 HMAS Sydney in her guise as a troop/material transport entering San Francisco Harbor during a goodwill visit to the United States
Torpedo-boat Libra entering the port of Durrës in the afternoon of 6 April 1939, during the Italian invasion of Albania
Halland-class destroyer HSwMS Småland firing a broadside. The signal "enemy sighted" is hoisted on the starboard halyard. She is now a museum ship
Australia, Japan, Sth Korea, USN:
TASMAN SEA (July 8, 2021) The Royal Australian Navy guided-missile destroyer HMAS Brisbane (DDG 41), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Makinami (DD 112), Republic of Korea Navy destroyer ROKS Wang Geon (DDH 978), and U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) sail through the East Australian Exercise Area during exercise Pacific Vanguard. The exercise is an opportunity for the four Indo-Pacific navies to strengthen their skills in maritime operations including anti-submarine warfare, air warfare, live-fire missile events, and advanced manoeuvring scenarios (Royal Australian Navy/LSIS Daniel Goodman).
Imperial Italy:
Protected cruiser Giovanni Bausan 1885-1920
USN & France:
USS Trenton (CL-11) in February 1938, during her visit to Sydney. Note that the ship is "dressed overall" with the Australian flag at the main. Bougainville-class sloop Rigault de Genouilly astern.