Photos Navies Of All Nations

Museum ship, Yūshio-class submarine Akishio (SS-579) at the Kure Maritime Museum, Japan
041027-N-6213R-059 Pacific Ocean (Oct. 27, 2004) - A pair of F-14D Tomcats assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31), perform a high speed fly-by over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an air and sea power demonstration. Approximately 1200 friends and family members are aboard participating in a "Tiger Cruise". Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are returning home from a five-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas (RELEASED) US Navy 041027-N-6213R-059 A pair of F-14D Tomcats perform a high speed fly-by over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
Riga class frigate SKR-72, decommissioned in 1994 and beached at the mouth of the Yokanga river north of the Kola Peninsula in Murmansk Oblast
Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Mark Verhoeven (left), Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage (centre) and Lieutenant Commander Jonathon Robarts (right) with OPV NUSHIP Arafura at the Osborne Naval Shipyard. 2020

The first of the 6 Enhanced Cape Class to be delivered by Austal to the Royal Australian Navy. They will act as patrol ships to supplement the new Arafura Class OPVs in patrol missions as they replace the Armidale class.
USS Indiana (BB-1)

USS Maryland (BB-46); USS Camden (AS-6); two S type submarines; and two V-1 class submarines in port in May 1927

Colorado-class battleship USS Colorado. Pre-WW2
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 10, 2014) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in the Delta Formation over the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the Florida coast near Mayport Naval Station. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Terrence Siren/Released)
Armoured cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi.

Battleship Regina Margherita on speed trials in July 1904.
A badly damaged HMS Liverpool after an Italian SM.79 Sparviero torpedo bomber found its mark on 14 October 1940 as the ship made for Alexandria, Egypt - 30 killed, 35 more wounded.

Summary from H.M. Ships Damaged or Sunk By Enemy Action:

Nature of Attack: One Torpedo Contact dropped by aircraft

Time out of Action: 12 months, including 4 months permanent repairs in U.S.A.

Brief Account of Damage and Lessons Learned: LIVERPOOL was attacked by enemy aircraft whilst proceeding with the fleet to Alexandria. The torpedo struck the fore end, and severe structural damage was caused in the vicinity of the explosion. The petrol tank was damaged and petrol vapour pervaded the fore end. The petrol vapour was ignited by a spark from a short circuit, and the resultant explosion severely damaged the fore end, and blew off the roof of 'A' turret. Severe structural damage was sustained as far aft as 'B' turret. The damaged bow caused the ship to steer badly when towed stern first, but it eventually broke off just forward of 'A' turret, whilst the ship was being towed to Alexandria.

Fighting Efficiency - Seriously impaired.

'A' and 'B' turrets were out of action.

The ship was unable to proceed under power, except astern.

REMARKS: As a result of this incident an amendment of Damage Control Handbook (O.V.6331/39) Page 5 Para.36, was issued. When petrol fumes are present, consideration should be given to the need for switching off fans and damaged electric circuits in the vicinity, to guard against further explosion. A.F.O.P402/41.
Georges Leygues-class ASW frigate La Motte-Picquet and Aquitaine-class FREMM Normandie sailing off Brittany during joint Franco-British exercise Sky Sharks 19.
PT-9, PT-11 and PT-12 underway in New York Harbor, circa late 1940. Statue of Liberty is in the background.

A North American P-51D Mustang is lowered to the hangar aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La (CV-38) during a test flight on 15 November 1944.

Baltimore-class heavy cruiser USS Fall River underway

USS Fall River, a Baltimore-class cruiser, had an extremely short service history. Being commissioned right at the war's end, she served one short tour of duty before being mothballed, in 1947. Interestingly, she was selected for a missile cruiser conversion, but ultimately passed over for her sister USS Colombus who was in better condition despite having served longer... Presumably Colombus had been better maintained than mothballed ships.
The future USNS Harvey Milk, fleet replenishment oiler ship named after the first openly gay elected official, was launched in San Diego, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.
Durand de la Penne class guided-missile destroyer Francesco Mimbelli. 14 September 2019
Battleships Strasbourg (middle) and Dunkerque (foreground) seen from the top of Mars el-Kebir fortress. Pre-1940
Imperial Japan:
The forward 14" turrets and "pagoda" superstructure of battleship Yamashiro, circa 1943-1944 (colorized by Irootoko, Jr.)

Salvaged 16" turret from battleship Mutsu, Suuoshima, Japan, 1970
Exercise Brilliant Mariner 2017 fleet in the Mediterranean, gathering 9 French ships (including LHD Mistral), 3 Spanish (including LHD Juan Carlos), 2 British, 2 Danish, 2 Turkish, 1 Greek, 1 Canadian, 1 Italian, 1 German, 1 Portuguese, 1 Norwegian and 1 Dutch.
Liberté-class battleship Justice in New York for the Hudson-Fulton celebration, 1909
County-class heavy cruiser HMS Kent at the Naval Base, Hong Kong, ca 1930

Town-class light cruiser HMS Belfast as completed in August 1939
Cable layer ship Giasone

This kind of auxiliary ship does not seem one to perform active war missions; but instead, that was precisely the case.
Between 10 June 1940 (the day Italy declared war on the UK and France) and 16 August of the same year, this ship and the similar Città di Milano proceeded with cutting the following cable: Tunisia-Yugoslavia, the five cables connecting Malta with Gibraltar, and the two connecting the same island with the French base of Bône (today Annaba, Algeria).
This work had to be done in the few hours of darkness (as summers there don't offer much in that sense), and each cable had to be brought to the surface, identified as enemy (as there were several Italian cables in those areas as well), and cut for a decent length, to make repairs very difficult.
The Giasone unfortunately would not have a long career. On 24 October 1940, sent to Pantelleria with a load of artillery guns, because of a strong current she drifted into a minefield and sank after striking one.
Battleship Vittorio Veneto firing during an exercise in the port of La Spezia, 30 march 1943

USS Queenfish (SSN-651) and some of her crew are silhouetted against the midnight sun at the North Pole, August 1970.
A Project 861M reconnaissance ship ("Kildin"?) has been spotted in Muscat. Presumably tracking the British AUG.
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