Photos Navies Of All Nations

A sailor sits on a P-700 Granit anti ship missile of a Project 949A Antey, (NATO Oscar II) class cruise missile submarine

Project 68-bis (NATO Sverdlov) class light cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov in dry dock for refit as a museum in Novorossiysk, Sevastopol 2001
USS Chicago (CG-11) CO, Captain S.H. Moore is seen skeet shooting on the fantail, February 1965
Sparviero class hydrofoil-missile Nibbio P-421 underway. 1982
Sparviero class, also known as the Nibbio class, are small hydrofoil missile boats capable of traveling at speeds of 46 knots (85 km/h; 53 mph).
1 × Rolls-Royce Proteus 15 M560 gas turbine driving waterjet, 3,761 kW (5,044 shp)
1 × Isotta-Fraschini ID38N6V diesel, 1 propellor, 220 kW (290 bhp)
1 × Otobreda 76 mm gun
2 × Otomat Anti-ship missiles
imperial Japan:
The first naval launched air raid took place during the Siege of Tsingtao in Sep 1914. Seaplane carrier Wakamiya lowered 4 Maurice Farman seaplanes into the water, they took off to attack German forces at Tsingtao (now Qingdao, China) and were retrieved later by Wakamiya.
Crane Hercules, lifting turret #2, USS New York (BB-34), from shore to deck, shown swinging clear, weight 220,000 pounds, 8th May,1913

USS Arkansas (BB-33) ca. 1927, probably in Hampton Roads

USS Arkansas (BB-33) seen in 1927, probably that September during ceremonies in commemoration of Frenchmen lost at Yorktown in 1781, when the French and their fleet had made the creation of America possible through their intervention against the British. The dreadnought had been modernised just the year prior, sacrificing her cage mainmast for the modern tripod seen between turrets 4 & 5 here. Other benefits of spending nearly all of 1926 in Philadelphia included additional deck armour and new boilers, an aircraft catapult and pole recovery crane (on the stern), and the removal of several wet, useless 5" casemates up a level into a new "air castle." She had also been reduced to one stack, thanks to her new oil-fired boilers. She also had her hull bulged with anti-torpedo blisters at the time. Information by u/HazeGreyHistory
Photo is from the public domain, held in the Bibliothèque nationale de France via Gallica, Agence Rol 124423
Project 611 (NATO Zulu) class diesel-electric submarine (launched ca. 1952 -54), photographed on 20 December 1965 West of Sicily
Then-Capt. Chester Nimitz commanded the destroyer base at San Diego in 1931–1932 and quartered his family aboard tender Rigel (shown here in the middle of the 32nd Street waterfront), where the ship’s chart house was converted to his son’s bedroom.
Imperial japan:
Aircraft carrier Akagi off Osaka, October 1934. Deck is loaded with Mitsubishi B1M and B2M torpedo bombers.
USN & Italy:
Contemporary propaganda artwork of the claimed sinking of the battleship USS Maryland by submarine Barbarigo, May 1942

On 20 May 1942 Capitano di Corvetta Enzo Grossi, commander of the submarine Barbarigo (assigned to BETASOM and operating in the Caribbean Sea), claimed to have fired two torpedoes at a "Maryland- or California-type battleship", and to have seen her sink after the said torpedoes were heard detonating. Over the objections of his direct superior, BETASOM commander Romolo Polacchini (skeptical of such a claim), the claim was taken at face value by Italian and German propaganda. Grossi would be promoted to Capitano di Fregata and decorated with a Medaglia d'Oro al Valor Militare.

In October, he would again claim a similar feat, saying his submarine had sunk a "Tennessee-type battleship", and he would be again promoted (to Capitano di Vascello), decorated with another MOVM and named to replace Polacchini in command of BETASOM.

After the war, access to American documents proved that the claims were unfounded (as the American media had said during the conflict, mocking the Italian assertions): instead, Grossi had attacked without success much smaller ship, the old cruiser USS Milwaukee in the first case and the corvette HMS Petunia.

Two enquiries of the Marina Militare, in 1949 and 1962, took note of the facts above, and revoked Grossi's promotions and decorations.
Project 1135 Burevestnik (NATO Krivak) class frigate "Ladny" at Sevastopol, 13th December 2021
RN & Italy:
The RN admiral in command of the Red Sea station is welcomed aboard heavy cruiser Trento, 1932
France & RN:
Battle of the Bayonnaise against the Ambuscade, 1798 by CRÉPIN, Louis-Philippe (1772 - 1851)

Bayonnaise became famous for the action of 14 December 1798, in which she captured the much stronger 32-gun Ambuscade off the Gironde. Ambuscade was blockading Rochefort, when the smaller Bayonnaise captured her. Ambuscade had ten men killed, including her first lieutenant and master, and 36 wounded, including her captain. Bayonnaise had 30 killed, and 30 badly wounded, including Richer and his first lieutenant.[2]

The court martial exonerated Captain Henry Jenkins of Ambuscade, though a good case could be made that he exhibited poor leadership and ship handling. The French brought her into service as Embuscade; the Royal Navy later re-captured her
USS North Carolina (BB-55) Anchored off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, 24 September 1944. She is painted in what may be a variant of Camouflage Measure 32, Design 18D
Artwork of submarine Reginaldo Giuliani attacked by RAF aircraft in the Atlantic Ocean, likely 1942

Attributed to Vittorio Pisani (1899-1974), long-time illustrator for Italian periodicals such as La Tribuna Illustrata.

The Liuzzi-class submarine Reginaldo Giuliani was returning to Bordeaux after a successful patrol when, on 1 September 1942, she was attacked by a Sunderland (two more reached the area but were ordered to continue their flight); the run caused damage to the submarine, and among the killed and wounded was the commander, Capitano di Fregata Giovanni Bruno (seriously wounded in the throat), that was forced to relinquish command to his XO.

The following day, as the submarine tried to make his way to Bordeaux, three more air attacks had to be faced. The first two were evaded by submerging, but the third (executed by a Vickers Wellington of the No. 304th Polish Squadron - commanded by Lt. Kucharsky) lasted half an hour, and left behind an immobile boat that the Polish airmen thought doomed. However, despite severe damage and further losses among the crew, the crippled Giuliani was able to get underway again and make its way to the Spanish port of Santander.

Critical repairs were made there, and, with the Spanish authorities making a show of respecting the rules for interment but taking care not to enforce them, the submarine departed once again on 8 November (the situation was so transparent that a crowd was present when it made its "escape"). It reached Le Verdon (advance base on the French coast) in the morning of 9 November.

For their role in these events, thirty-three crewmen were decorated with the Croce di Guerra; the XO, Tenente di Vascello Aredio Galzigna, was given the Medaglia di Bronzo al Valor Militare. Repairs to the submarine lasted until January 1943.
GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 6, 2021) The guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), sails in the Gulf of Aden with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52)