Photos Navies Of All Nations

Italy:
Navigatori class destroyer Luca Tarigo in Livorno, August 1940.
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France & USN:
Charles de Gaulle and USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) replenished by USNS Arctic in the Gulf of Oman, 29 December 2013
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France:
Georges Leygues-class ASW frigate Latouche-Treville (D646) and the La Fayette class light frigate La Fayette (F710) patrolling the Eastern Medi3as part of operation Chammal Surface Action Group, 2020
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RN:
O-class destroyer HMS Obdurate. On 31st Dec 1942 at 0830 hrs while escorting convoy JW 51B spotted 3 German destroyers that in fact accompanied heavy cruisers Admiral Hipper, Lützow and 3 other destroyers. Thus the Battle of the Barents Sea began.
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At 08:00 on 31 December, the main body of JW 51B, twelve ships and eight warships, were some 120 nmi (140 mi; 220 km) north of the coast of Finnmark heading east. Detached from the convoy were the destroyer Oribi and one ship, which took no part in the action; 15 nmi (17 mi; 28 km) astern (north-east) of the convoy Bramble was searching for them. North of the convoy, at 45 nmi (52 mi; 83 km) distance, was Vizalma and another ship, while Burnett's cruisers were 15 nmi (17 mi; 28 km) southeast of them, and 30 nmi (35 mi; 56 km) from the convoy. To the east, 150 nmi (170 mi; 280 km) away, the home-bound convoy RA 51 was heading west. To the north of the convoy, Admiral Hipper and three destroyers were closing, while 50 nmi (58 mi; 93 km) away Lützow and her three destroyers were closing from the south. At 08:00 the destroyer Friedrich Eckholdt sighted the convoy and reported it to Admiral Hipper.
At 08:20 on 31 December, Obdurate, stationed south of the convoy, spotted three German destroyers to the rear (west) of the convoy. Then, Onslow spotted Admiral Hipper, also to the rear of the convoy, and steered to intercept with Orwell, Obedient and Obdurate, while Achates was ordered to stay with the convoy and make smoke. After some firing, the British ships turned, apparently to make a torpedo attack. Heavily outgunned, Sherbrooke knew that his torpedoes were his most formidable weapons; the attack was feigned as once the torpedoes had been launched their threat would be gone. The ruse worked: Admiral Hipper temporarily retired, since Kummetz had been ordered not to risk his ships. Admiral Hipper returned to make a second attack, hitting Onslow causing heavy damage and many casualties including 17 killed. Although Onslow ultimately survived the action, Sherbrooke had been badly injured by a large steel splinter and command passed to Obedient.
Admiral Hipper then pulled north of the convoy, stumbled across Bramble, a Halcyon-class minesweeper, and there was an exchange of fire; Admiral Hipper returning fire with her much heavier guns causing a large explosion on Bramble. The destroyer Friedrich Eckholdt was ordered to finish off Bramble, which sank with all hands, while Admiral Hipper shifted aim to Obedient and Achates to the south. Achates was badly damaged but continued to make smoke until eventually she sank; the trawler Northern Gem rescued many of the crew. The Germans reported sinking a destroyer but this was owing to the misidentification of the minesweeper Bramble; they had not realised Achates had been hit.
The shellfire attracted the attention of Force R, which was still further north. Sheffield and Jamaica approached unseen and opened fire on Admiral Hipper at 11:35, hitting her with enough six-inch shells to damage (and cause minor flooding to) two of her boiler rooms, reducing her speed to 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph). Kummetz initially thought that the attack of the two cruisers was coming from another destroyer but upon realising his mistake, he ordered his ships to retreat to the west. In another case of mistaken identity, Friedrich Eckholdt and Richard Beitzen mistook Sheffield for Admiral Hipper; after attempting to form up with the British ships, they were engaged by Sheffield with Friedrich Eckholdt breaking in two and sinking with all hands.
Lützow approached from the east and fired ineffectively at the convoy, still hidden by smoke from the crippled Achates. Heading north-west to join Admiral Hipper, Lützow also encountered Sheffield and Jamaica, which opened fire. Coincidentally, both sides decided to break off the action at the same time, each side fearing imminent torpedo attacks upon their heavy ships from the other's remaining destroyers. This was shortly after noon. Burnett with Force R continued to shadow the German ships at a distance until it was evident that they were retiring to their base, while the ships of the convoy re-formed and continued towards Kola Inlet.
The encounter took place in the middle of the months-long polar night and both the German and British forces were scattered and unsure of the positions of the rest of their own forces, much less their opponent. The battle became a rather confused affair and sometimes it was not clear who was firing on whom or how many ships were engaged. Despite this German attack on convoy JW 51B, all 14 of its merchant ships reached their destinations in the USSR undamaged.

Hitler was infuriated at what he regarded as the uselessness of the surface raiders, seeing that the initial attack of the two heavy cruisers was held back by destroyers before arrival of the two light cruisers. There were serious consequences: this failure nearly made Hitler enforce a decision to scrap the surface fleet and order the German Navy to concentrate on U-boat warfare. Admiral Erich Raeder, supreme commander of the Kriegsmarine, offered his resignation—which Hitler accepted. Raeder was replaced by Admiral Karl Dönitz, the commander of the U-boat fleet
 
USN:
Ohio-class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS Georgia (SSBN-729) underway, April 1984
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Russia:
Floating drydock PD-50 holding aProject 941 Akula (NATO Typhoon) class SSBN
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Project 1144 Orlan (NATO Kirov) class battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy
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USN:
Aircraft carrier 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.
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Aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) underway in the Pacific, April 18, 1963
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One of the seven General Dynamics-Grumman F-111B test aircraft built for the US Navy is catapulted off the USS Coral Sea (CV-43) during sea trials in 1968
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The USS de Haven (DD-727) provides anti-aircraft and anti-submarine protection for the carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) while on Yankee Station, an operational staging area just off the coast of North Vietnam. Oil on canvas by R G Smith, 1969
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Norway:
Belgian special forces disembark from a Norwegian Ula-class submarine 2008-2009
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USN:
USS Maryland (BB-46) is shown front, USS Colorado (BB-45) next and USS Washington (BB-56). This photo taken by an aircraft from squadron ZP-33 off the Pacific Coast on May 1, 1944. Colourised
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An aerial view of a SB2C approaching the USS Yorktown (CV-10) below, July 1944
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USS Wadsworth (DD-516) underway in Task Force activities during the assaults on Saipan and Tinian, June-July 1944.
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Kamikaze attack on USS Enterprise (CV 6) during the battle of Okinawa - 14 May 1945
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Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" piloted by Lt. J.G. Shunsuke Tomiyasu, destroyed her forward elevator, killing 13 and wounding 68.

Fleet Landing Force personnel are transferred from USS Missouri to USS Iowa somewhere at sea off the coast of Japan prior to the initial occupation landings
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USN:
Bow of protected cruiser USS Cincinnati (C-7) at Mare Island, September 27, 1907.
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RN:
Revenge class battleship HMS Royal Oak at Weymouth, June 1937
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Dido-class cruisers HMS Euryalus (left) and HMS Hermione on convoy duty to Malta, Sept 1940
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HMS Argus (centre), loaded with Hurricanes heading to Malta, HMS Renown (background), and HMS Ark Royal (right), seen from HMS Sheffield, Nov 14, 1940
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Illustrious-class aircraft carrier HMS Victorious (callsign Robin) while operating with the United States Navy in the Pacific in 1943
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Italy:
Navigatori class scout Luca Tarigo, in the Mar Piccolo of Taranto, in the early 1930s
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Officers and crewmen of battleship Roma, mustered aft, probably during its commissioning ceremony, 1942.
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France:
V-22 taking off from Mistral (L9013), Western Mediterranean, 2019.
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Horizon-class air defence frigate Forbin and Aquitaine-class FREMM frigate Bretagne during exercise Formidable Shield 21.
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FREMM Aquitaine-class frigate Auvergne (D654) transited Bosphorus towards Mediterranean
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RN:
Samuel Franklin Cody demonstrates one of his kite designs from the deck of pre-dreadnought battleship HMS Revenge in 1908.
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Israel:
Dolphin I class diesel attack submarine surfacing, 2016
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USN:
USS Port Royal (CG-73) a Ticonderoga class cruiser commissioned in July 1994, in Pearl Harbor.
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Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Higgins (DDG-76) on 18 November 1998
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Imperial Japan:
Sailors in training of Kendo on the battleship Kashima circa May 1942 in Truk Islands, Micronesia.
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USN:
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in Souda Bay, Dec 30, 2021
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India:
Project 877 Paltus (NATO Kilo) class attack submarines
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The fourth Scorpene class submarine INS Vela (S-24) commissioned Nov 25, 2021
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USN:
Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Birmingham (SSN-695) conducting an emergency surfacing during trials, Nov. 19, 1978
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