Photos Navies Of All Nations

RN & Russia:
Type 42 destroyer HMS Liverpool escorting aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov task group, shadowing them as they progressed north past Land’s End, then onto Ireland. The task group of two warships and five support ships are making their way home to the northern and Baltic fleets of the Russian Navy. February 2012
Heavy cruiser Algérie, Toulon, April 1941

Battleship Richelieu underway in the Indian Ocean, 1944. Colourised by Irootoko Jr.
Imperial Japan:
Kaga after her 1933-35 modernisation, with her distinctive downward-facing funnel

July 14, 1939 Takao-class Heavy cruiser “Takao” on sea trials at Tateyama after reconstruction

Myoko class heavy cruiser Haguro during attack on Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, November 2nd 1943 by aircraft of the 3rd Bomb Group USAAF. She'd received some damage between 0100 and 0120 the same morning in the Sea Battle off Bougainville Island (Battle of Empress Augusta Bay) but wasn't hit in this attack. (The ship in the background is the Hakusan Maru.).

Tachibana-class destroyer Tsuta in July 1947 leaving Sasebo to be turned over to the Republic of China (Taiwan). She was renamed Hua Yang but ran aground and was wrecked in 1949.
USN & Russia:
A HSL-30 ( light helicopter antisubmarine squadron ) SH-2D “Seasprite” Helicopter tracks a Soviet “Sverdlov” class cruiser and a Soviet submarine about sixty miles east of Gibraltar. The Seasprite is equipped with the Light Airborne Multipurpose System (LAMPS) and is assigned aboard USS William L. Standley (DLG-32). Photographed November 1972
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Jan 7, 2022) — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today the successful launch of amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29). Richard M. McCool Jr., the 13th LPD in the San Antonio class of amphibious assault force ships, will support U.S. amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions through the first half of the 21st century.
Fletcher class destroyer Cuauhtémoc (E-01), dressed overall during a visit to United States unknown port, ca. 1980
Navigatori class scout Antonio Da Noli, December 1929.

Destroyer Grecale sailing during a naval review.

Light cruiser Eugenio di Savoia photographed in western hemisphere waters during her 1 September 1938-25 July 1939 round the world cruise. The photo might have been taken in Panamanian waters.
Frigate HMCS Athabaskan foredeck and 76mm gun when docked in Portsmouth, UK in October 2015. She had entered Portsmouth as one of her engines had a total failure and required replacement.
Aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) is launched at New York Navy Yard, 29 April 1944

Kamikaze aircraft diving on light cruiser USS Columbia on 6 January 1945


On 1 January 1945, Columbia sailed for the landings in Lingayen Gulf and on 6 January, as pre-invasion bombardments were getting underway, Japanese kamikaze attacks began. Columbia suffered a near miss by a kamikaze and was then struck on her port quarter by a second. The plane and its bomb penetrated two decks before exploding, killing 13 (including 3 survivors of the USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79) who had been rescued two days earlier after their ship was sunk following a kamikaze attack) and wounding 44 men, putting her aft turrets out of action, and setting the ship afire. Prompt flooding of two magazines prevented further explosions, and impressive damage control measures enabled Columbia to complete her bombardment with her two operative forward turrets, and remain in action to give close support to underwater demolition teams. Ammunition was removed from the after magazines to refill the forward magazines; much of this was done by hand. On the morning of the landings, 9 January, as Columbia lay close inshore and so surrounded by landing craft that she was handicapped in manoeuvre, she was again struck by a kamikaze, knocking out six gun directors and a gun mount. 24 men were killed and 97 wounded, but short-handed as she was, Columbia again put out fires, repaired damage, and continued her bombardment and fire support. Columbia sailed that night, guarding a group of unloaded transports. Her crew's accomplishments in saving their ship and carrying out their mission without interruption were recognized with the Navy Unit Commendation for this operation.
Battleship USS Delaware (BB-28) Running trials, circa late 1909

USS H-3 grounded at Samoa Beach. A bridle of towing tackle is rigged to the submarine for her attempt rescue by the cruiser USS Milwaukee that ended in failure. circa January 1917.

Locals told the Navy to use logs to roll the sub across the peninsula to the bay rather than try to tow it back out against the surf. Navy didn’t listen and got the Milwaukee beached too. In the end, H-3 was rolled across the peninsula on logs to the bay, recovered and put back into service. The Milwaukee was never recovered, broke up during a storm in 1918 and subsequently scrapped in place.

Clemson class destroyer USS McCormick (DD-223) in the Mediterranean, circa 1922-1924
Wreck of submarine UC-61, which ran aground off Boulogne, France, and was destroyed by her crew, 26 July 1917
At the dock of our ARC "Bolívar" Naval Base, in the city of Cartagena, the BAP Unión de la Marina de Guerra del Perú School Ship docked, a floating 4-mast ambassador who proudly carries his homeland to the different ports of the world.








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Gunnery training ship USS Mississippi (AG-128) circa 1947-1948

Maneuvering a 16 ″ round into the munitions elevator of one of the towers of the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62) in November 1944 The Mk5 armor-piercing shells weighed 1020kg and the "super heavy" Mk8s 1200kg, while the high explosive Mk13s weighed "only" 860kg.
Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate TCG Gediz (ex. USS John A. Moore (FFG-19)) firing SM-1 missile.
After seven war patrols and five battle stars in the Pacific War, Gato class submarine USS Mingo (SS-261) becomes the first submarine operated by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force as JS Kuroshio (SS-501).

She served on loan to the JMSDF from 1955 to 1966, then was transferred back to the US Navy. In 1971 she was sold back to the Japanese, who finally sunk her as a target in 1973