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"Shades of Greyhound”
Original Color Pictures taken on USS Nicholson DD-442 while escorting an Atlantic convoy to Casablanca in early 1943

The Convoy is possibly UGF6, the Oiler USS Mattaponi AO-41 appears in some of the pictures along with USS Wainwright DD-419 and USS Woolsey DD-437.

A Gleaves-Class Destroyer commissioned in June 1941, USS Nicholson served in the Atlantic & Mediterranean until early 1944 when she was sent to the Pacific, she finished the war with 10 battle stars for her WW2 service.

Sold to Italy in 1951, Nicholson was renamed “Aviere”, converted to an experimental gun ship in 1970, Nicholson was sunk as a target in 1975.

LIFE Magazine Archives - Dmitri Kessel Photographer

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"Shades of Greyhound”
Original Color Pictures taken on USS Nicholson DD-442 while escorting an Atlantic convoy to Casablanca in early 1943

The Convoy is possibly UGF6, the Oiler USS Mattaponi AO-41 appears in some of the pictures along with USS Wainwright DD-419 and USS Woolsey DD-437.

A Gleaves-Class Destroyer commissioned in June 1941, USS Nicholson served in the Atlantic & Mediterranean until early 1944 when she was sent to the Pacific, she finished the war with 10 battle stars for her WW2 service.

Sold to Italy in 1951, Nicholson was renamed “Aviere”, converted to an experimental gun ship in 1970, Nicholson was sunk as a target in 1975.

LIFE Magazine Archives - Dmitri Kessel Photographer

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Zumwalt in Yokozuka, Japan

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The pagoda mast was a type of superstructure that was common on Japanese capital ships that were reconstructed during the 1930s in a bid to improve their fighting performance. Pagoda masts featured a mass of platforms that included watch points, searchlights, and spotting points. The superstructures were constructed on the majority of the ships that were rebuilt by the Japanese, including the Kongō-class battlecruisers and the Fusō, Ise, and Nagato-class battleships. The additional platforms were supported on the ships' original tripod foremasts (a design also extensively used by the Royal Navy) and these were suitably strengthened to bear the extra weight they had to carry.
In the navies of Europe and the Americas, tall pagoda-style masts were generally frowned upon. Naval architects and sailors from the Western hemisphere claimed that the Japanese battleships were too "top-heavy" and critics often mocked these vessels by nicknaming them "Christmas Trees". Regardless of how valid these criticisms actually were, some of the pagoda masts that were built on Japanese warships during the 1930s were indeed very large. For instance, the top of the pagoda mast of the Imperial Japanese battleship Fusō was 40 metres (130 ft) above the waterline.
- Military Wiki

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Thanks @Unknowncommando
An Israeli Sa'ar 5-class corvette underway in the Gulf of Aqaba during International Maritime Exercise/Cutlass Express 2022, on 15 February 2022. "IMX/Cutlass Express 2022" was the largest multinational training event in the Middle East, involving more than 60 nations and international organizations.
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USN:
Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) seen from Ticonderoga class cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) during a replenishment-at-sea on 30/06/2019.
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USN:
Three Polar bears approach the starboard bow of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Honolulu (SSN 718) while surfaced 280 miles from the North Pole. Sighted by a lookout from the bridge (sail) of the submarine, the bears investigated the boat for almost 2 hours before leaving. 2003
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USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) pulls away from its escort boats in transit to its dive point in 2013
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RN, France, Romania:
RFA Argus, oiler Meuse and frigate Regina Maria at anchor in the Solent, in readiness for the International Fleet Review, 27 June 2005
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Romania:
Frigate Regina Maria (F222) (Ex Type 22 HMS London) underway during the annual Romanian Navy Day celebration in Constanta, Romania, 15 August 2014
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Apart from the 76 mm OTO-Melara and ASW torpedo tubes, basically defenceless.
 
USN:
Virginia Block I class PCU (Pre-Commissioning Unit) Texas (SSN-775) & USCGC Sea Horse (WPB-87361) returning from Alpha trials on 17/05/2007 off Newport News, Va
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USS Cowpens breaking away after an underway replenishment. Pacific Ocean, May 2009
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Los Angeles-class submarine leading Reagan CSG
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RN:
F-35Bs embarked on HMS Queen Elizabeth, escorted by HMS Dragon, 2019
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Type 23 HMS Kent on exercise in the British Isles as part of Joint Warrior 22
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HMS Queen Elizabeth anchored in New York Harbor, Sept 29, 2022
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USN:
Aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) with aircraft of Carrier Air Group 5 (CVG-5) warming up, circa in November-December 1943. Visible are 18 Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 5 (VF-5), 17 Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless of Bombing Squadron 5 (VB-5) and seven Grumman TBF-1 Avenger of Torpedo Squadron 5 (VT-5).
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USS Missouri (BB-63) in the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal, 13 October 1945, while en route from the Pacific to New York City to take part in Navy Day celebrations. Note the close fit of the ship in the locks. The beam of battleships of this era was determined by Panama Canal lock dimensions. Specifically, the locks are 110 feet wide, and the beam of the vessels are 108 feet and some inches, leaving about 8 inches of clearance, per side.
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Imperial Russia:
Battleship Borodino in Kronstadt, 1904. Capsized and sunk during the Battle of Tsushima. One crewman survived from her crew of 865
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AI-translated quote from Kostenko's memories.

"About 7 o'clock. 10 min. before our eyes, the battleship Borodino suddenly died. In the last minutes, the fire on it engulfed the entire stern and starboard side. The mess hall, the admiral's quarters, the rostrums, the aft bridges were burning, on which 47-millimeter cartridges were torn. Flames rose to the top of the mainmast. Large fires were on the right side and in the battery, from where the flames were knocked out through the gun ports. The explosions of enemy shells falling into Borodino were observed incessantly. The last two hits were one after the other in the waterline against the aft 6-inch turret. Apparently, these were volleys from the 12-inch turret of one of the enemy's forward ships. Huge columns of water rose, shrouded in smoke and flames. Without breaking down and continuing to steer to the north, with the rudder set straight, the Borodino began to fall to the starboard side, giving the last two shots from the average 6-inch turret. In less than two minutes, he, like the Alexander III, capsized keel up. During the capsizing, people ran out to the left section and managed to jump out of the battery on board, and then ran over the side to the bottom. Many did not have time to climb over the side keel and were covered with it. For some time the ship was still floating keel up, and its propellers continued to rotate. People running along the bottom waved their hands and called for help."
 
USSR:
Light cruiser and command ship Zhdanov of the 5th Mediterranean Operational Squadron underway in 1983
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Taiwan:
ROCS Yu Shan (LPD-1401) during her delivery to the Taiwanese Navy on September 30, 2022, in Kaohsiung
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RN & Norway:
Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster and HNoMS Thor Heyerdal in a Norwegian fjord. March 2021
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USN:
Pierside Emergency Main Ballast Tank (EMBT) blow test aboard Sturgeon class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine USS Parche (SSN 683) following her dsecond Ocean Engineering Modification in Mare Island Naval Shipyard. 1987-1991
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