Photos Navies Of All Nations

Light cruiser SMS Königsberg, April 1907
de Havilland Sea Venom naval fighters on the deck of HMAS Melbourne during a visit to Japan in the late 50,s
Marines attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, return to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) in a combat rubber raiding craft after joint training with Hellenic Armed Forces off the coast of Skyros Island, Greece, May 16, 2022

The MK 18 MOD 2 Kingfish is lowered out of the stern door of the Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) during Exercise Noble Vanguard. The Kingfish is an unmanned underwater vehicle with the sonar capabilities to scan the ocean floor for potential mines. May 2022

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) transits alongside the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea, May 17, 2022.

USS Zumwalt leaving San Diego Bay 18 May, 2022

USS Cincinnati (LCS-20) departing San Diego Bay18 May, 2022

USS Mobile (LCS 26) Independence-variant littoral combat ship coming into San Diego - May 19, 2022


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HMS Portland (F79) Duke-class (Type 23) frigate coming into Plymouth, England - May 19, 2022

HMS Defender (D36) Daring-class air defence destroyer outbound under the Forth Bridges in Scotland - May 19, 2022
Karel Doorman-class frigate Leopold I (F930), (ex HNLMS Karel Doorman (F827))

Autumn 1912. Recently transferred to the Royal Australian Navy, former British protected cruiser HMS Encounter is moored in the Sydney Harbour.
Imperial Austro-Hungary:
Shower time on the afterdeck follows coaling procedures aboard armoured cruiser Kaiserin und Königin Maria Theresia. Šibenik, Croatia, in summer 1914
Satellite image of the mothballed carriers USS Independence, USS Kitty Hawk, USS Constellation, USS Ranger, and an Austin-class LPD at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton. 2011
Zubr-class landing craft, air cushion HS Ithaca (L-181) operates along the coast of Skyros Island, Greece, May 17, 2022
USS Vestal (AR-4), here beached at Pearl Harbor Dec. 9, 1941. Vestal served in both World Wars.

Sunday in port was shattered shortly before 08:00 as Japanese carrier-based aircraft swept down upon Pearl Harbor. At 07:55, Vestal went to general quarters, manning every gun from the 5-inch (127 mm) broadside battery to the .30 cal. Lewis machine guns on the bridge wings. At about 08:05, her 3-inch (76 mm) gun commenced firing.

At about the same time, two bombs – intended for the more valuable battleship inboard on Battleship Row – hit the repair ship. One struck the port side, penetrated three decks, passed through a crew's space, and exploded in a stores hold, starting fires that necessitated flooding the forward magazines. The second hit the starboard side, passed through the carpenter shop and the shipfitter shop, and left an irregular hole about five feet in diameter in the bottom of the ship.

Maintaining anti-aircraft fire became secondary to the ship's fight for survival. The 3-inch (76 mm) gun jammed after three rounds, and the crew was working to clear the jam when an explosion blew Vestal's gunners overboard.

At about 08:10, a bomb penetrated Arizona's deck near the starboard side of number 2 turret and exploded in the powder magazine below. The resultant explosion touched off adjacent main battery magazines. Almost as if in a volcanic eruption, the forward part of the battleship exploded, and the concussion from the explosion literally cleared Vestal's deck.

Among the men blown off Vestal was her commanding officer, Commander Cassin Young. The captain swam back to the ship, however, and countermanded an abandon ship order that someone had given, coolly saying, "Lads, we're getting this ship underway." Fortunately, the engineer officer had anticipated just such an order and already had the "black gang" hard at work getting up steam.

The explosion touched off oil from the ruptured tanks of the Arizona which in turn caused fires on board Vestal, aft and amidships. At 08:45 men forward cut Vestal's mooring lines with axes, freeing her from Arizona, and she got underway, steering by engines alone. The naval tug Hoga, whose tugmaster had served aboard Vestal just a few months before the attack, pulled Vestal's bow away from the inferno engulfing Arizona and the repair ship, and the latter began to creep out of danger, although she was slowly assuming a list to starboard and settling by the stern. At 09:10, Vestal anchored in 35 feet (11 m) of water off McGrew's Point.

With the draft aft increasing to 27 feet (8 m) and the list to six and one-half degrees, Commander Young decided upon another course of action. "Because of the unstable condition of the ship", Young explained in his after-action report, "(the) ship being on fire in several places and the possibility of further attacks, it was decided to ground the ship." Underway at 09:50, less than an hour after the Japanese attack ended, Vestal grounded on 'Aiea Bay soon thereafter. Commander Young was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions that day.

Although damaged herself, Vestal participated in some of the post-attack salvage operations, sending repair parties to the overturned hull of the battleship Oklahoma so that welders could cut into the ship and rescue men trapped there when she capsized. Over the ensuing days, Vestal's men repaired their own ship because yard facilities in the aftermath of the Japanese surprise attack were at a premium. Within a week of the raid, Vestal's crew had pumped out the oil and water that had flooded the compartments below the waterline and cleared out the damaged and gutted holds – all work that had to be completed before the rebuilding process could begin.

Pensacola class heavy cruiser USS Pensacola (CA-24) off of Mare Island Navy Yard taken just after receiving her final refit, note the cut down masts to improve the AA guns' arcs as well as the 40 mm mount on the f'o'c'sle, taken on June 29th, 1945

1st July, 1945. John C. Butler class destroyer escort USS Edward H. Allen (DE-531) underway slowly in Casco Bay, near Portland, Maine. During the month of July 1945 Edward H. Allen was undergoing training and experimental exercises under the purview of Commander, Task Force 69.

2x 5"/38cal single mounts
10x 40mm Bofors (1x quad, 3x twin)
10x 20mm Oerlikons
1x Hedgehog launcher
8x Depth Charge Projectors
2x Depth Charge Stern Racks
RN, USN & Norway:
August 2017. HMS Queen Elizabeth (R-08) and the USS George H W Bush (CVN-77). To starboard of HMS Queen Elizabeth and to the front, HMS Westminster and to the rear HMS Iron Duke. To port of the George W Bush, to the rear USS Donald Cook and fwd USS Philippine Sea. To the rear of the George W Bush is the HNoMS Helge Ingstad.
August 30, 1974. Project 61 (NATO Kashin) class guided missile destroyer Otvazhniy burns shortly before sinking in the Black Sea

On August 30, 1974, the BPK "Otvazhiy" (commander: Captain of the 2nd rank I. P. Vinnik) participated in exercises of ships of the Black Sea Fleet, including anti-aircraft missile firing in conditions of radar interference. The weather at sea was fresh: wind is 10-12 metres per second, Sea State is 3-4 Grades of Douglas scale. At 9:58 on the ship there was a spontaneous launch of the main engine of one aft anti-aircraft guided missile, which led to a fire and explosion of 15 V-601 missiles in the ammunition cellar No. 8.

The destroyer "Soznatelniy", the destroyer "Bedovoy", the BPK "Komsomolets Ukrainy", the rescue vessel "Beshtau", a number of other vessels came to the rescue, from which emergency parties were landed on the "Otvazhniy". At 10:54, the destroyer "Soznatelniy" began towing the "Otvazhniy" to a shallow place in the area of Cape Chersonesos. However, as a result of the incessant fire, at 14:47, aviation bombs exploded in the ammunition cellar No. 10 and tanks with aviation kerosene, after which the ship lost stability and sank.

From the moment of the fire to the sinking of the ship, 5 hours and 47 minutes passed. As a result of internal explosions and the resulting holes, the BPK "Otvazhniy" took about 3,600 tons of water, 6 impenetrable compartments were flooded.

After the flooding of the four compartments in the stern, the roll and trim stabilized and the ship had positive stability. However, when the water filled two more compartments, the buoyancy reserve was exhausted and the "Otvazhniy" sank, showing high survivability. According to the specification, the ships of this project should maintain buoyancy and positive stability after flooding only three adjacent compartments of the hull.

Of the 266 crew members, 24 people died — 19 crew members and five cadets of the Higher Naval School who were on board."

AI translated quote from Russian Wikipedia.
Todaro (Type 212) class diesel-electric submarine
Two sailors push a torpedo into the torpedo tube of a Type UC II class minelaying U-boat docked in Germany
Des Moines class heavy cruiser USS Des Moines (CA-134) Barcelona Harbour, date unknown, 1948-61

USS Halibut (SSGN-587), a unique nuclear-powered guided missile submarine-turned-special operations platform, later redesignated as an attack submarine
Mistral-class amphibious assault ship Gamal Abdel Nasser (L1010) in Alexandria
Suffren class SSN arriving in Toulon, 2022
Town-class light cruiser HMS Gloucester slides down the ways, Oct 19, 1937