Photos Navies Of All Nations

New Zealand:
ANZAC class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha conducting an UNREP with HMNZS Aotearoa as seen from Te Kaha's Seasprite helicopter
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France:
Cruiser Gloire off New York City, 22 July 1943, with US Coast Guard patrol boat CG-52001 sailing alongside
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USN:
Battleship USS Idaho (BB-42) underway in about 1920. Note semaphore signalman atop her second turret.
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Imperial Germany:
Torpedo boats and a submarine force the crew of the SMS Thüringen, who's crew refused to obey orders on 31 October 1918 to surrender. This was the beginning of the mutiny of Kiel which would result in the German Revolution.
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The reconstructed French frigate Hermione from 1780, sailing in line astern behind a modern French Aquitaine class frigate.
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RN:
The last moments of the sinking HMS Glowworm seen through Admiral Hipper's rangefinder. 8th April 1940
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On the morning of 8 April 1940 Glowworm was on her way to rejoin Renown when she encountered the German destroyers Z11 Bernd von Arnim and Z18 Hans Lüdemann in the heavy fog before 8:00 a.m. The destroyers were part of a German naval detachment, led by the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper, on its way to land troops at Trondheim as part of the German invasion of Norway (Operation Weserübung). Glowworm opened fire and the German destroyers attempted to disengage, signalling for help. The request was soon answered by Admiral Hipper which spotted Glowworm at 09:50. Hipper initially had difficulty in distinguishing Glowworm from von Arnim, but opened fire eight minutes later at a range of 8,400 metres (9,200 yd) with her 20.3-centimetre (8.0 in) main guns. Glowworm was hit by Hipper's fourth salvo and she started making smoke. She turned into her own smoke in an attempt to break visual contact with Hipper, but the cruiser's radar-directed guns were not affected by the smoke. When the destroyer emerged from her smoke the range was now short enough that the cruiser's 10.5-centimetre (4.1 in) guns could fire. Glowworm's radio room, bridge, and forward 4.7-inch gun were all destroyed, and she received additional hits in the engine room, the captain's day cabin, and finally the mast. As this crashed down, it caused a short circuit of the wiring, causing the ship's siren to start a banshee wail.
At 10:10, Lieutenant Commander Gerard Broadmead Roope fired five torpedoes from one mounting at a range of 800 metres (870 yd), but all missed because Captain Hellmuth Heye had kept Hipper's bow pointed at Glowworm throughout the battle to minimize his risk from torpedoes. The destroyer fell back through her smoke screen to buy time to get her second torpedo mount working, but Heye followed Glowworm through the smoke to finish her off before she could fire the rest of her torpedoes. The two ships were very close when Hipper emerged from the smoke and Roope ordered a hard turn to starboard to ram the cruiser. Hipper was slow to answer her helm and Glowworm struck the cruiser just abaft the anchor. The collision broke off Glowworm's bow and the rest of the ship scraped along Hipper's side, gouging open several holes in the latter's hull and destroying her forward starboard torpedo mounting. One German sailor was knocked overboard by the collision. Hipper took on some 500 tonnes (490 long tons) of water before the leaks could be isolated, but was not seriously damaged. Glowworm was on fire when she drifted clear and her boilers exploded at 10:24, taking 109 of her crew with her.
Admiral Hipper hove to in order to rescue her man overboard and Glowworm's survivors. The German sailor was not found, but 40 British sailors were recovered, although at least six later died of their wounds. Lieutenant Ramsay, the senior surviving officer, told his rescuers that neither the helm nor the emergency steering was manned when the ships collided. German accounts only mention four torpedoes fired by Glowworm, but British accounts say all ten were fired. This was confirmed by photographic evidence taken after the collision showing all of her torpedo tubes empty.
Roope, who drowned when he could no longer hang on to a rope whilst being pulled up the side of the cruiser, was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, thus becoming the first VC recipient of the Second World War. The award was justified, in part, by the recommendation of Heye, who wrote to the British authorities via the Red Cross, giving a statement of the valiant courage Roope had shown when engaging a much superior ship in close battle. Ramsay was also awarded the DSO. Both awards were made after the end of the war.
 
Germany:
Damage to the barbette of Bismarck's Dora turret, believed to be due to shell penetration from HMS Rodney
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Imperial Japan:
Battleship Yamato under attack during Operation Ten-Gou on April 7, 1945. Colourised by Irootoko Jr
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USN & Australia:
Destroyers USS Blue (DD-387) and USS Patterson (DD-392) evacuating the crew of HMAS Canberra (D33), following the Battle of Savo Island. The battle would see four Allied heavy cruisers (including Canberra) sunk. August 9, 1942
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USN:
Raising of submarine S-48 (SS-159) in December, 1921
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On 7 December 1921, the uncommissioned submarine conducted a dive off Penfield Reef in Long Island Sound as part of builder's trials. A manhole plate in one of the aft ballast tanks was left unsecured, several aft compartments flooded, and S-48 sank in 80 feet (24 meters) of water. The crew, contractor's personnel, and naval observers brought the bow to the surface and escaped through a torpedo tube to a tug which took them to New York City.
On 20 December 1921, the submarine was raised and taken back to the builder's yard, where repairs were begun. The work was completed ten months later; and, on 14 October 1922, S-48 was accepted by the Navy and commissioned the same day at Bridgeport

Battleship USS New Mexico (BB-40) passing Cucaracha Signal Station in the Panama Canal, going south April 5, 1924
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USN:
Damage to USS Chancellorsville after being struck by a BQM-74 target drone that had lost control on November 16, 2013. It was estimated that $30M and 6 months would be needed for repairs as areas crucial to the ship's computer systems were damaged by the impact or the resulting fire.
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USN:
USS Constellation (CV-64) underway, various aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 14 are parked on the flight deck, 29th Oct, 1984
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RN & New Zealand:
Destroyer HMS Cavalier passing between destroyer HMS Cheviot and light cruiser HMNZS Royalist (C89) during Operation Showboat, 9th June, 1958. Phot from HMS Bulwark
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USN:
USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636) Underway, March 29, 1965, for 21st Polaris missile shot.
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Russia:
Rare picture of Project 705 Lira (NATO Alfa) class fast SSN K-463. Laid down in the Novo-Admiralteysky shipyard as hull №915 she was the last of the 705 series. Laid down on 26/06/1975, launched on 31/03/1981 and commissioned on 30/12/1981. Decommissioned in 1994.
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