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USS Arizona

USS Arizona, bow view

A Magnificent pre-war photo of USS Arizona as she was in her heyday.

Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster in the Caribbean Sea.

HMS Lancaster

Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster in the Caribbean Sea. HMS Lancaster, the Queen’s Frigate is ready for a challenging deployment where she is scheduled to undertake a range of tasks across the Atlantic in support of British interests. Her tasking will focus on the reassurance and security of the British Overseas territories, the provision of humanitarian aid and disaster relief during the core hurricane season and counter narcotic operations with partner nations. During the six-month…

French battleship "Hoche"

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Guided missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG-40) receiving fuel from battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) in the North Atlantic, 6 Sep 1985. The permanent home of the USS Iowa, now retired, is located at Berth 87 at the Port of Los Angeles.

Guided missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG-40) receiving fuel from battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) in the North Atlantic, 6 Sep 1985. The permanent home of the USS Iowa, now retired, is located at Berth 87 at the Port of Los Angeles.

Italian Battleship Roma - Various details of her forward Conning Tower (usually a heavily armoured part of a battleship - as housed sighting/ranging gear for firing of primary armament)

Italy's Battleship Roma

June 7th Focus: USS South Dakota - posted in Battleship Era: FIND ALL OUR DAILY THREADS HERE June 7th 06-07-1882 Howe Admiral Laid Down 06-07-1902 London Formidable Commissioned 06-07-1914 Giulio Cesare Conte di Cavour class Commissioned 1941 - Santa Fe – Cleveland-class– Laid down 1941 – South Dakota – South Dakota class - Launched 06-07-1942 Midway Battle 1943 – Tulagi – Casablanca-class– Laid down 1944 – Kwajalein – Ca...

HMS Defender was a Daring-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Defender was a Daring-class destroyer of the Royal Navy http://ift.tt/1NXHJdN

IJN Battleship Kirishima, July 1932.

IJN Kirishima

One of a class of four battlecruisers, rebuilt between the wars as fast battleships, Krishima underwent a major rebuild in the 30's. In this she was lengthened by some 25 feet, given new machinery which increased her power from 64,000 shp to 136,000 shp, which saw an increase in speed from 27.5 kts to almost 31kts.which was quite impressive given that her displacement has also risen from 32000 tons full load as built, to over 37,000 tons after reconstruction! In one of the last battleship vs…