Photos Navies Of All Nations

USN:
USS North Carolina (BB-55) in Hampton Roads, Virginia, March 1942. In the middle distance are L-R: USS Arkansas (BB-33) and USS Wyoming (AG-17).
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Removing the forward tripod from USS Arizona, May 1942
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Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90) enroute to NAS Alameda, California with a deckload of war-weary planes in 1944. The planes visible on deck are eight Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boats, 18 Grumman F6F Hellcat fighters, and a Grumman J2F "Duck" amphibious biplane. 8 July 1944
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Germany:
Heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper in dry dock at Kiel, 19 May 1945
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USN:
Los Angeles-class submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) rests in the Arctic Ocean after surfacing through three feet of ice during Ice Exercise 2009 on March 21, 2009
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Russia:
Project 1144.2M Orlan (NATO Kirov) class battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy, 2010's
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RN:
King George V-class battleship HMS Prince of Wales, May 1941
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Aircraft carriers HMS Ark Royal with HMS Argus astern, seen from from the battleship HMS Malaya. Force H, 1941
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King George V class battleship HMS Howe seen from the flight deck of HMS Indomitable. Operation Banquet, Sumatra. August 1944
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USN:
San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28) at Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia, Aug. 19, 2023
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USS Preble (DDG 88) coming into San Diego. August 31, 2023
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USN:
Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) departs her home port of Naval Station Mayport, Florida. 2 September 2003
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USN:
Wickes-class destroyer USS Hamilton (DD-141) In port, circa the 1930s.
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Wickes-class destroyer USS Blakely (DD-150) passing under the Brooklyn Bridge during the 1930s
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Blakely was a Wickes-class destroyer, built by the Cramp yard of Philadelphia, and first commissioned on May 8, 1919. After a couple years of operating along the Eastern Seaboard, she was decommissioned on June 29, 1922, as part of the post-World War One drawdowns. The ship was recommissioned in 1932, only to be decommissioned due to budgetary issues in 1937.

Blakely was recommissioned for a third time on October 16, 1939 due to the international situation and was assigned to Neutrality Patrol duties. When the U.S. entered World War 2, the destroyer was assigned to escort and patrol duty in the Caribbean. Blakely is perhaps most well known for an incident on May 25, 1942, where while she was patrolling near Martinique, she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-156, blowing 60' of the destroyer's bow off. The ship survived the attack and limped into port for emergency repairs due to superb damage control efforts by her crew.

After a temporary bow was fitted, Blakely made her way to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, where her bow was replaced with one transplanted from the hulk of a decommissioned sister ship, Taylor (DD-94). Returning to service that September, Blakely would return to the Caribbean, and except for a brief stint with a hunter-killer group and a trans-Atlantic convoy escort mission in early 1943, she would remain on escort and patrol duty there until withdrawn from combat service in February, 1945. The destroyer's last assignment was assisting in submarine training at New London between March and June, 1945. Blakely was decommissioned on July 21, 1945, stricken from the Naval Register on August 13, and sold for scrap that November.
 
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USSR:
Sverdlov-class cruiser Ordzhonikidze, while conducting a port visit at Helsinki, Finland. 7 to 11 August 1958
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Sweden:
Sverige-class coastal defence ship HSwMS Drottning Victoria being scrapped 1959/1960
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Japan:
Akizuki-Class guided missile destroyer Teruzuki (DD-116). 2015
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JS Mogami (FFM-1) at APM Terminals Yokohama. 3 Nov 2022
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RN:
Third Battleship Squadron at anchor, Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta. December 1st, 1912. Shown R to L: HMS King Edward VII, Hibernia, Africa. L foreground is HMS Hindustan.
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USN:
Pennsylvania class of super-dreadnought USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) transiting the Panama Canal, c. 1927
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Soviet Union:

Sovremenny class destroyer Bezruprechny observing NATO ships during Exercise Northern Wedding 1986.

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USN:
Wichita-class replenishment oiler USS Wichita (AOR-1) is launched. March 16th, 1968
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USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14), USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) and Constellation (CVA-64) at Naval Air Station North Island, California. circa 1973
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Virginia class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS Virginia (CGN-38) underway. The photo was taken between 1976 and 1984, before the addition of Phalanx CIWS and the Armoured Box Launchers for the Tomahawk cruise missiles.
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Damn the Virginias were so beautiful 😍
 
USN:
USS North Carolina (BB-55) in Hampton Roads, Virginia, March 1942. In the middle distance are L-R: USS Arkansas (BB-33) and USS Wyoming (AG-17).
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Removing the forward tripod from USS Arizona, May 1942
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Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90) enroute to NAS Alameda, California with a deckload of war-weary planes in 1944. The planes visible on deck are eight Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boats, 18 Grumman F6F Hellcat fighters, and a Grumman J2F "Duck" amphibious biplane. 8 July 1944
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Tetris on an aircraft carrier :😱
 
Damn the Virginias were so beautiful 😍
They were. Retired much before their time. They came JUST before AEGIS and the Navy didn't want to spend the substantial money to convert them. They also competed for nuclear technicians which were needed on subs and aircraft carriers.
 
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