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Postby MikeJames » 08 May 2020 12:38

Looking down from the director tower on the Hipper class cruiser Prinz Eugan

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Ottoman Cruiser Hamidiye in Instanbul

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The unmistakable shape of the air warfare destroyer FNS Suffren (D-602), seen here underway in 1983

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Scharnhorst encountering heavy Atlantic seas during the winter of 1940/1941.

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Postby MikeJames » 15 May 2020 20:05

View of the forward flight deck of the Brazilian aircraft carrier Saõ Paulo (A-12), in 2003. Four McDonnell Douglas AF-1 (A-4) Skyhawk fighters and an Argentine navy Grumman S-2T Tracker are visible.

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Type 42 Destroyer 'ARA Santísima Trinidad' of the Argentinian Navy shortly after she sank in Puerto Belgrano Naval Base due to lack of maintenance, January 2013.

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HMS Danae was the lead ship of the D-class cruisers, serving with the Royal Navy between the world wars and with the Polish Navy during World War II as ORP Conrad.

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Peruvian navy cruiser BAP Almirante Grau after modernization

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Postby MikeJames » 23 May 2020 18:23

Almirante class destroyer Almirante Williams (DDG-19) of the Chilean Navy.

Ordered by the Chilean Navy from Vickers in the UK and commissioned in March 1960, Williams was armed with 4 x 4" dual-purpose guns mounted in single turrets.

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Almirante Williams was decommissioned in 1995 & sunk as a target in 1998.

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HMS Loch Killisport and the guided missile cruiser USS Galveston at Hong Kong, 25 January 1964.

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HMCS Haida off Korea

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Re: Historic Naval Images

Postby MichaelB » 29 May 2020 19:29

MikeJames wrote:Almirante class destroyer Almirante Williams (DDG-19) of the Chilean Navy.

Ordered by the Chilean Navy from Vickers in the UK and commissioned in March 1960, Williams was armed with 4 x 4" dual-purpose guns mounted in single turrets.

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Almirante Williams was decommissioned in 1995 & sunk as a target in 1998.

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An interesting ship, one off turrets and actually served wearing camouflage.
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Postby MikeJames » 01 Jun 2020 20:51

HMCS Restigouche, River-class destroyer. May, 1942.

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Postby MikeJames » 02 Jun 2020 18:25

A shot of ships attending the Coronation Fleet Review at Spithead, an interesting game can be played trying to identify ship classes.

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A Vosper 70ft torpedo boat, she was originally ordered for the Royal Hellenic Navy but was taken over by the RN. Commissioned in June 1941, she was lost in August 1942.

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The Town class (Ex-USN flush deck) destroyer HMS Leamington cunningly disguised as an iceberg, the ship reached Halifax after a severe gale on 22 January 1943, coated with ice varying from 2 to 10 feet thick.

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Fairey Swordfish I of 820 Squadron over HMS Ark Royal, 1939

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The Admiral Graf Spee seen in Montevideo Harbour with the battle scars from the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939

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Forward view of HMS Kelvin from the crow's nest.

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A colorized image of the IJN's aircraft carrier Shinano, undergoing sea trials in Tokyo Bay

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French battleship Richelieu at anchor during the 1950s

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HMNZS Gambia during her time with the British Pacific Fleet.

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Postby MikeJames » 29 Jun 2020 17:27

Providing a deployed base for US Navy PBR (Patrol Boat Riverine) and UH-1B light gunship helicopters, the former LST-786, now USS Garrett County, AGP (Patrol Craft Tender) 786.

Would make an interesting model.

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Postby MikeJames » 29 Jun 2020 17:30

Seen from the flight deck of HMS Victorious, a Fairey Albacore takes off from HMS Indomitable, while HMS Eagle brings up the rear during Operation Pedestal

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HMCS Sackville

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Postby MikeJames » 13 Jul 2020 16:51

USS Prinz Eugen (IX-300) in the Gatun locks, Panama, March 1946 on her way to Bikini Attol and her date with destiny.

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Postby MikeJames » 13 Jul 2020 17:01

One for Bruce!

A closeup of JDS Hiei, a helicopter destroyer of the JMSDF

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Postby MikeJames » 16 Jul 2020 08:50

The French training ship Jeanne d'Arc.

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Postby MikeJames » 24 Jul 2020 17:58

USS Witek DD 848 showing her newly installed experimental pump-jet propulsion system at Boston Navy Yard Dec 1959

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Kanin class Destroyer Gordyy between 1979 - 1982

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