Photos Navies Of All Nations

Chile:
Scorpène class CNS O´Higgins (SS-23)
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Imperial Japan:
Battleship Haruna in harbour, circa 1929-31, with other warships of the Japanese fleet. Ships in the distance include several Momi or Wakatake class destroyers and the aircraft carriers Akagi (at left) and Hosho (right centre).
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Italy:
Submarine Uebi Scebeli sinking and being evacuated, surrounded by RN destroyers, 29 June 1940
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The 600-class submarine Uebi Scebeli, on the morning of 29 June 1940, spotted a formation of British destroyers while en route to her patrol area; targeted by their guns, she dived, whereas HMS Dainty, HMS Defender and HMS Ilex continued to attack with depth charges. Severely damaged, the Italian boat was forced to surface, again fired at with guns and MGs by the enemy destroyers close by.

The commander, Tenente di Vascello Bruno Zani, took notice that the boat was doomed, therefore ordered to scuttle her and abandon ship; as the crew went on deck to do so, the British destroyers ceased firing and lowered their boats, both to pick up the Italian seamen and to try and save the enemy boat.

Zani had the secret documents (among which the recent S.M. 19/S cipher book) thrown overboard, but he had the unwelcome surprise of seeing some of those book not sinking as they were meant to; a few were instead shoved in a cabinet of the surface tower, whose hatch was then locked, but a lot of documentation was picked up by the British. The attempt of two British officers, who went down to the control room, to stop the scuttling was instead a failure, and HMS Dainty made things faster with a few more shells; the Uebi Scebeli slipped beneath the waves at 35°29’ N 20°06’ E. There no losses in the Italian crew.
 
Italy:
Soldati class destroyer Aviere in Piraeus, 10 September 1942.
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RN:
HMS Clyde, a River class submarine, acting as an escort during the refuelling between RFA Dingledale and HMS Hermione. January 1942.
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France:
Triomphant class strategic nuclear submarine "Le Terrible" in the final stages of construction. 2020
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RN:
HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) has returned to Guam for scheduled maintenance. 12th Sept 2021
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"Hands to Bathe" from HMS Richmond Sept 12, 2021
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USN:
USS New York LPD-21 by the new One World Trade Center, NY. November 8, 2015.
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Chile:
Training ship Esmeralda and Almirante Blanco Encalada (FF-15), circa 2010
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RN, Canada, Netherlands:
HMS Defender, HMCS Winnipeg, HNLMS Evertsen and RFA Tidespring, Ex Pacific Crown. Sept 12, 2021
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Brazil:
Battleship, Minas Geraes. Built at Elswick for the Brazilian government, leaving the Tyne, February 7, 1910.
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Imperial Japan:
Yamashio Maru (Japanese Army Escort Carrier) sunk in Tokyo Bay in September 1945. Note boats from USS Skagit (AKA-105) in foreground.
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Germany:
Heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper at Kiel, 1939. Original colour image
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France:
Aquitaine-class FREMM frigate Provence sails with the frigate Hermione replica. April 2015 in the Bay of Biscay.
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RN:
Amphibious transport dock HMS Albion in the Thames near Cutty Sark. Sept 2021
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USN:
USS Essex (CVA-9) takes spray over the bow while steaming in heavy seas. Essex, with assigned Carrier Air Group 10 (CVG-10), was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea from 7 August 1959 to 26 February 1960. A Grumman TF-1 Trader COD plane is readied for launch from the angled flight deck. Several Douglas AD-6 and AD-5W Skyraider and Douglas F4D-1 Skyrays are parked behind the island. An AD-5 (BuNo 132463) assigned to United States Fleet Activities Naples, Italy, is parked on the elevator. 12 Jan 1960
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USN:
Fletcher class destroyer USS Sigsbee (DD-502), photographed from USS Miami after a Kamikaze cut off her stern, off Okinawa, on 14 April 1945
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On 16 February, the task force launched air strikes against Japan and Okinawa in support of the landings on Iwo Jima. On 14 March, the fast carriers and Sigsbee again steamed out of Ulithi for air strikes against the Japanese home islands to neutralize the airfields in preparation for the forthcoming assault on Okinawa. The destroyer then joined the radar picket ships off that island and remained there until 14 April. On that date, the destroyer was struck aft of her number five gun by a kamikaze suicide plane. The port engine was knocked out of commission, the starboard engine could only be run at five knots, steering control was lost, and the ship began to take on water. Commander Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon in command of Sigsbee continued to fight his ship and direct anti-aircraft fire, while at the same time directing damage control parties that saved his ship. Twenty-three sailors were killed in the attack.

Sigsbee was towed south to Guam (out of the battle area) where she was sufficiently repaired for the long tow back to Pearl Harbor (via Eniwetok).
 
USN:
Denver-class protected cruiser USS Chattanooga (C-16/PG-30/CL-18) At Yokohama, Japan, 2 October 1907.
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USN:
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, CINC, Pacific, and Pacific Ocean Areas arrives at Tokyo Bay in a PB2Y Coronado seaplane, 29 August 1945. USS Missouri (BB-63), Third Fleet flagship, is in the centre background. Colourised
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