Photos Navies Of All Nations

USS Higgins DDG-76 a flight II Arleigh Burke destroyer in Sasebo Japan, Fall 2021
The second Chinese universal amphibious assault ship "Guanxi" (number 32) at the Zhoushan naval base of the Eastern Fleet of the PLA Navy.
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Battleship HMS Duke of York running full power trials, 1 November 1941. She recorded 28.6 knots with an initial displacement of 42,970 tons

HMS Duke of York's forward turrets, 9-11 December 1941

HMS Howe steaming at full speed, August 1942. Note her "A" turret being trained to port, probably to keep it from being flooded due to the adoption of the low bow sheer.
Type 212A class submarine U 35 in Kiel, Germany 15.11.2011
Battlecruiser HMS Indefatigable, 1913. She blew up at the Battle of Jutland in 1916

Spectators View HMS Hood at her Empire Tour visit to New Zealand in 1924

HMS Hood at the Gatun Locks, June 23, 1924
Sailors camouflaging battleship Tirpitz in a Norwegian fjord, 1942

U-515 afire and sinking after having been attacked by the U.S. Navy destroyer escorts USS Pope (DE-134), USS Chatelain (DE-149), USS Pillsbury (DE-133) and USS Flaherty (DE-135) on 9 April 1944.
Imperial Germany:
Kaiser Wilhelm II aboard König class battleship SMS Großer Kurfürst
USS IOWA (BB-61) at pier number one during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Statue of Liberty, July 6, 1986
Thaon di Revel class OPV Paolo Thaon Di Revel (P430) in La Spezia, June 2020
Launching of the heavy cruiser Pola, at the Odero-Terni-Orlando shipyard of Livorno (Leghorn), on 5 December, 1931.

Turbine-class destroyer Nembo in the early 1930s

View from battleship Conte di Cavour during a Naval Review in May 1938
INDIAN OCEAN, 22 April 2008 - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Bounty Hunters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 performs a fly-by over the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) during an air show for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and her crew. Lincoln and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 are on a scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #080422-N-5384B-116 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Blake.
Tugs attempt to free USS Missouri (BB-63), which had run aground on Thimble Shoals, Virginia, on 17 January 1950

The USS Missouri grounding occurred 17 January 1950 when the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) ran aground while sailing out of Chesapeake Bay. No one was injured, but the battleship remained stuck for over two weeks before being freed from the sand. The ship was so damaged that she had to return to port and enter dry dock for repairs. After the battleship was freed, a naval court of inquiry found Captain William D. Brown and a handful of other naval officers guilty of negligence.
Imperial Japan:
"Operation Kikusui I, Battleship Yamato and A6M5 Type 52 Zero". Artist Yasunori Sugano
France & USN:
US Navy F/A-18 lands on Charles de Gaulle's deck, March 2020
Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered fleet submarine HMS Trenchant (S-91) seen in 1999. She was being painted with an experimental light blue colour to reduce visual detection from above in North Atlantic waters, although this idea was eventually abandoned, and the submarine returned to her original black colour.

Type 42 destroyer HMS Cardiff (D108) in Portsmouth, 2005
D'Estienne d'Orves-class aviso, also known as the A69 type aviso Commandant Bouan monitoring the luxury yacht le Ponant, just freed from Somali pirates after a ransom was paid. French authorities' boats are visible aft of the ship. The pirates were later intercepted and captured on land by Commandos Marine. April 2008
Project 1135 Burevestnik (NATO Krivak) class frigate Ladny
Imperial Japan:
Shiratsuyu-class destroyer Yamakaze, sunk with all hands by USS Nautilus on June 25, 1942

0831 Sound heard pinging from 196 relative.
0835 Sighted destroyer and commenced approach. This was not the same destroyer sighted at 0522
0854 Fired first of 2 torpedoes. First torpedo was seen to be a bull's eye and flame issued from number two stack and amid-ships portion raised a few feet, but no other damage was immediately apparent. Fifteen seconds later the second torpedo hit forward and the damage was terrific. She immediately started sinking by the bow and heeled over to starboard. By 0858 the destroyer was seen to be sinking fast.
0905 Heard several explosions and destroyer sunk.
Noted in the action report:

Destroyer sank in 10 minutes -- torpedoes broke her back.

Fubuki-class destroyer Shirayuki being strafed during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, March 1943. In an Allied air attack on 3 March, a skip-bomb exploded in her aft magazine, severing her stern, and killing 32 crewmen

Back of this image carries this inscription:

Herewith are pictured incidents of the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, in which Allied bombers destroyed a 22 ship Japanese convoy, with an estimated loss to the enemy of 15,000 lives and 90,000 tons of shipping. 12 of the ships were troop transports and 10 cruisers and destroyers. Allied plane comes in at low level to attack a Japanese destroyer during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. Note the Japanese taking cover, and the logs on the deck for use in landing operations.