Photos Navies Of All Nations

Imperial Russia:
Last battle of the Battleship Slava , Battle of Muhu, Baltic Sea October 17, 1917. Also known as the Battle of Moon Sound was a naval battle fought between the forces of the German Empire, and the then Russian Republic (and three British submarines) in the Baltic Sea from 16 October 1917 until 3 November 1917 during World War I.
New Zealand:
HMNZS Leander in Suva harbor, Fiji, in February 1942. USS Chicago (CA-29) is in the background, at right.
An Illustration of USS Monssen a Gleaves class destroyer sunk during the naval battle of Guadalcanal, her superstructure gone and 5 inch guns still pointing to starboard as they were in combat
Battle was given at 01:50. At about 02:20 Monssen, forced to rely on radio information and optics, was spotlighted, hit by some 39 shells, including three of battleship caliber, and reduced to a burning hulk. Twenty minutes later, completely immobilized in all departments, the ship was ordered abandoned. After daybreak Monssen was still afire. C. C. Storey, BM2c, L. F. Sturgeon, GM2c, and J. G. Hughes F1c, climbed back into the inferno and rescued eight men still aboard and alive, five of whom lived after reaching land. The survivors, 40 percent of the crew, were picked up at about 08:00 and taken to Guadalcanal. The ship herself continued to blaze until early afternoon, when she sank.

Murderers row, Ulithi atoll 1944

A U.S. Navy sailor removes securing lines and clamps in preparation for launching a Mark XIII torpedo from a Higgins-class motor torpedo (PT) boat operating from the Subchaser Training Center, Miami, Florida (USA), circa 1944. He is wearing bathing trunks, life jacket and steel helmet.
The photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 16 November 1945.

USS Indianapolis (CA 35) Off San Francisco, California, 1 May 1944, after overhaul and repainting with pattern camouflage.
USS Meade (DD-274) at anchor off San Diego, California, circa 1920. Ship visible in the right distance is USS Ward (DD-139).
Imperial Japan:
Before abandoning ship the Crew of Japanese aircraft carrier IJN Zuikaku salute the flag as it is lowered, heavily listing she will roll over and sink minutes later, the last Pearl Harbor attack carrier to be sunk

February 1925: IJN Submarine "I-153" on sea trials at Hiroshima Bay.
Grumman S-2E Tracker ASW aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier Minas Gerais (A11) during the "Unitas XXV" naval exercise in July, 1984
USS Cincinnati (LCS-20) arrived at its new homeport in San Diego on November 20, 2019

An S-3B Viking of “Shamrocks” of Sea Control Squadron 41 (VS-41) launches from USS Nimitz, CVN-68, 1 September 2006

USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) refuels from USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) in the Arabian Gulf 6 Mar 2004. Photo by Photographers Mate Airman Jason R. Zalasky.
**How I used to love days like this, seas like glass and a thousand miles from anywhere! But smooth seas never made a sailor ;)*
SAGAMI Class Replenishment Ship JS SAGAMI (AOE 421) pulls up along side participating in an underway replenishment at sea (UNREP). 3 February 2002
Heavy cruiser "Kirov" at Kronstadt Naval Base, near Leningrad, during 1939. The aircraft catapult amidships has not yet been fitted.
ANNUALEX 2019 - Ships from Japan USA Canada and Australia in formation, JMSDF Kawasaki P-1 and USN P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft flying above

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 11, 2019) Ships from the U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) . HMAS Parramatta (154) and JS Teruzuki (116) shot from the deck of JS Izumo (183)

ANZAC-class frigate HMAS Parramatta (FFH-154), front, Akizuki class destroyer JS Teruzuki (DD-116), centre, and Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19. Philippine Sea, 11 Nov 2019
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Otvazhny", a Soviet Kashin-class destroyer built for the Black Sea Fleet during the 1960 sinks after a S-125 Neva/Pechora launch (SA-3 Goa for Westerners) caused an explosion that set the ship on fire. August 30th, 1974

Google translation of the incident (from the Russian):
On August 30, 1974, the Valiant military- industrial complex (commander: Captain 2nd rank I.P. Vinnik) participated in the exercises of the ships of the Black Sea Fleet, including anti-aircraft missile firing in conditions of radar interference .
The weather in the sea was fresh: wind 10-12 m / s, excitement 3-4 points.
At 9:58, the ship spontaneously started a mid-flight engine of one anti-aircraft guided missile of the aft installation, which led to the ignition and explosion of 15 V-601 missiles in the ammunition cellar No. 8.
The destroyer "Conscious" , the destroyer "Bedovy" , the BPC "Komsomolets of Ukraine" , the rescue ship "Beshtau", and a number of other ships from which the emergency ship landed on the "Brave" one came to the aid of the emergency ship .
At 10:54, the destroyer “Conscious” began towing the “Brave” to a shallow place in the region of Chersonesos .
However, as a result of the ongoing fire, at 14:47 aerial bombs exploded in the ammunition cellar No. 10 and tanks with aviation kerosene, after which the ship lost stability and sank.
From the time of the fire to the flooding of the ship took 5 hours 47 minutes. As a result of internal explosions and the resulting holes, the Otvazhniy BOD took about 3,600 tons of water, 6 impermeable compartments were flooded.
After the flooding of the four compartments in the aft, the roll and trim stabilized and the ship had positive stability. However, when the water filled two more compartments, the buoyancy reserve was exhausted and the “Valiant” sank, showing high survivability.
According to the specification, the ships of this project should maintain buoyancy and positive stability after flooding only three adjacent sections of the hull.
Of the 266 people in the crash, 24 people died - 19 crew members and five cadets of the Higher Naval School on board.
Raise and destroy operation
The dead ship lay at a depth of 130 meters, 28 miles from Sevastopol.
Due to the presence of various secret equipment and equipment on it, the command of the USSR Navy decided to raise the ship's hull.
From August 31 to September 10, 1974, the state of the dead BOD was studied using an observation camera and deep-sea divers .
According to its results, it was decided to raise the ship in parts.
On November 12, 1974, the Bold "Bold" was expelled from the Navy.
From August to November 1975, divers picked up secret documents, sets of ZAS and identification equipment, elements of missile systems and artillery mountings from the Brave.
However, after that it was decided not to lift the ship, but to blow it up at the bottom.
From May to August 1977, divers engaged in the installation of explosive charges on the ship's hull. A total of 124 tons of TNT equivalent were placed on the "Brave" . During this operation, on June 17, 1977, a diver-sailor was killed at a depth.
On December 23, 1977, the ship was blown up.
INS Ganga (decommissioned 2018)) is a typical Indian Naval Vessel. Based on an enlarged Leander hull (British) with Israeli and Dutch radars for guiding Soviet missiles. This class marked the start of building domestic designs
The battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) leads its battle group into Augusta Bay, Sicily. The aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) and its battle group are at left; the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60) and its battle group are at right. Catalog # DN-SC-90-11752 Defense Imagery Original Date Sat, Oct 17, 1987.
2nd aircraft carrier at Yulin Naval Base, Hainan Island, Nov 2019. Commissioning appears imminent.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departs Naval Station Norfolk. Truman is underway conducting operations at sea to reintegrate the carrier strike group and make final preparations to ensure the carrier, air wing, and Sailors are operationally ready to deploy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Victoria Sutton/Released)
Nov. 19, 2019- The Royal Navy air-defense destroyer HMS Defender (D36) sails ahead of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln while transiting the Strait of Hormuz. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Singley

HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Annapolis, MD
HMS Victory in the sunshine

RN & Russia:
HMS Dragon (D35) with Kirov-class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser 'Peter the Great'