Big Guns of the Pacific. The USS Idaho powers through heavy seas of the Pacific toward the Iwo Jima combat zone where her large guns will be used to support the invasion of the island. She was awarded a total of Battle Stars during WW II.
USS Nevada (BB-36) shows off her curves at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard while being prepared for atomic weapons testing. [1000x1570]
RMN Roma - Corazzata classe Littorio - Entrata in servizio 14 giugno 1942 - Dislocamento 44 050 t Stazza lorda 46 215 t tsl Lunghezza 240,7 m Larghezza 32,9 m Pescaggio 10,5 m Propulsione vapore: 8 caldaie 4 gruppi turboriduttori 4 eliche Potenza 130 000 CV (160 000 con l'extrapotenza) Velocità 31 nodi (57,4 km/h) Autonomia 3 920 miglia a 20 nodi (con 4 000 t di nafta) (7 259 km a 37 km/h) Equipaggio 120 ufficiali e 1.800 equipaggio - Affondata il 9 settembre 1943 da bombardieri tedeschi
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Imperial Russian Navy predreadnought battleship Tri Sviatitelia at anchor, Sevatopol,
HMS Royalist, Dido class Light Cruiser of the Bellona sub class.(only 4 turrets but improved AA capabilities). Built by Scott Shipbuilding & Eng. Co. & commissioned on 10/09/43. had a varied war, served in the Artic, Mediterranean & finished war as part of 21st Escort Carrier Squadron in the Far East. Alistair Maclean served aboard her and used his experiences in his 1st Novel HMS Ulysses. She was transferred to New Zealand in '56 becoming HMNZS Royalist, returned to RN in '66 & scrapped…