Photos Navies Of All Nations

RN & USN:
'The celebrated engagement during which H.M.S. Shannon captured the American frigate Chesapeake, 1st June 1813' by John Steven Dews
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Captain Philip Broke, in command of H.M.S. Shannon, had come upon the Chesapeake refitting in Boston Harbour and promptly challenged her to come out and fight. At about noon on 1st June 1813, Captain James Lawrence brought Chesapeake out into the open sea and after a furious annihilating action lasting just fifteen minutes, was forced to surrender.

After first firing two devastating broadsides, Broke led his boarding party onto Chesapeake but was so badly wounded that he had to relinquish his command. Casualties on both sides were extraordinarily high – 48 Americans, including Captain Lawrence, were killed and 96 wounded whilst Shannon suffered only slightly less with 33 dead and 50 wounded.

Despite his injuries, Captain Broke survived to be rewarded with a baronetcy and enduring fame, although he never recovered sufficiently to be able to return to active service.
 
Japan:
Akizuki-class destroyer JS Suzutsuki (DD 117). Feb 2023
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RN:
HMS Argus, with HMS Eagle (center) and the battleship HMS Malaya (right distance) delivering Spitfires to Malta, March 7, 1942
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France:
Floréal-class frigate (French: frégate de surveillance) Prairial (F731) Feb 2023
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USSR:
Project 161 monitor (armoured gunboat), one of 20 built for the Baltic Fleet. Vyborg–Petrozavodsk offensive, summer 1944.
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RN:
HMS Ark Royal (R09) at speed, circa 1977
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RN:
HMS Nelson off Spithead during the 1937 Fleet Review. Anchored in the background are two Queen Elizabeth-class battleships (possibly Queen Elizabeth and Barham), as well as several smaller warships including two London-class cruisers.
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Pakistan:
PNS Tariq (Ex Type 21 frigate HMS Ambuscade). Aug 27, 2013
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USN:
Protected cruiser USS Charleston (C-22) passing through the Gaillard (late Culebra) Cut of the Panama Canal, 1917
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South Korea, USN & Japan:
KDX-III class destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991), Flight I Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52), and Atago class destoyer JS Atago (DDG-177) held a Missile Defense drill in the Sea of Japan near the Korean Peninsula. Feb 2023
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USN:
Freedom class LCS USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21) fires her 57mm MK 110 gun Jan, 2023
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Two landing crafts, air cushion (LCAC) approach the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during expeditionary strike force operations, Feb. 15, 2023, in the South China Sea.
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Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA guided missile destroyer USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) leaving Pearl Harbor Feb 17, 2023
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Sailors aboard Flight IIA Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) move an MH-60R helicopter into its hanger bay, Feb. 18, 2023
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Vulture’s row during a visit aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
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USN:
USS Macon (CA-132), Baltimore-class heavy cruiser
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USN:
Breech of after turret 13-inch guns aboard Indiana-class battleship USS Oregon (BB-3), circa 1898
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President Theodore Roosevelt (on the 12-inch gun turret at right) addresses officers and crewmen on the USS Connecticut (BB-18) in Hampton Roads, Virginia, upon her return from the Great White Fleet's cruise around the world, 22 February 1909.
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USN:
Installation of a 16" gun of No. 2 turret of North Carolina class fast battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55), Brooklyn Navy Yard, 9 Nov 1940
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Cannon class destroyer escort USS Cannon (DE-99) underway in Delaware Bay off Wilmington, Delaware on 5 September 1943
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Fletcher-class destroyer USS McKee (DD-575) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 30 December 1944. Sister ship USS Kidd (DD-661) is tied up to McKee's port side.
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Russia:
MURMANSK - FEBRUARY 21, 2023: A view shows aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, the flagship of the Russian Navy, leaving dry dock of the 35th Ship Repair Plant, her overhaul and upgrade going on since June 2022.
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RN:
Port-quarter view of St. Vincent-class dreadnought HMS Collingwood. Good view of her anti-torpedo net booms (the diagonal lines along the length of her hull). Note the 4" guns perched on top of Y turret poking through the awning. Pre 1923
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Greece:
Type III Hunt class destroyer Adrias on the River Tyne, 31 July 1942. Shortly after she was taken over by the Hellenic Navy
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On 22 October 1943, during operations in the Dodecanese, while near the island of Kalymnos with the British destroyer HMS Hurworth, Adrias struck a mine. The explosion tore her bow off. The English Flotilla Commander onboard Hurworth ordered Cmdr. Toumbas to abandon ship. Hurworth, while trying to come to Adrias's rescue, also hit a mine and sunk taking 133 men with her. In spite of the damage suffered, Adrias took on the survivors of Hurworth (among them her CO) and managed to reach the nearby coast of Gümüşlük in neutral Turkey with 21 men of her crew dead and 30 wounded. After some minor repairs, the ship sailed on 1 December for Alexandria, despite her missing bow. After a trip of 730 nautical miles (1,350 km), of which 300 were within the range of Luftwaffe's Junkers Ju 88 bombers based in occupied Greece, (the threat of them forced her to sail only at night despite her limited maneuverability), she managed to reach Alexandria on 6 December (day of the Feast of St. Nicholas, patron saint of seamen) where she was enthusiastically greeted by the British Fleet and other Allied ships. This achievement was considered a brilliant example of seamanship, and provided a morale boost to the Royal Hellenic Navy and other allied ships in the Mediterranean.
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After the liberation of Greece from the Germans, Adrias, with her bow temporarily repaired, arrived in Faliro with the rest of the ships of the Hellenic Fleet. The ship was never fully repaired due to the termination of war operations in the Mediterranean and sailed to England where she was returned to the Royal Navy.
 
Japan:
Amagi around the time of her commissioning, Aug 1944
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Germany:
König-class battleship SMS Kronprinz Wilhelm in Scapa Flow. Scuttled at Scapa Flow on on 21 June 1919.
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RN:
HMS Eagle (R-05), during Operation Peacekeeper. A RN Westland Wessex helicopter is parked on the flight deck, 24 September 1969
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