H.M.S. FLINT CASTLE Here showing her sea-keeping ability, surfing the rollers of the North Atlantic Ocean. Photo was taken from H.M.S. Rushen Castle by Lt McMullan. She was assigned to the Clyde Escort Force for the rest of the war, and had thirteen years continuous service with the Royal Navy before being broken up in 1958.
USS Enterprise hit by a Kamikaze attack during the battle of Leyte Gulf, knocking her out of the rest of the war. [610x494]
HMS Revenge, lead ship of the 15 in 'R' class, was commissioned just in time to serve at Jutland in May 1916. She is shown here subsequently at Scapa Flow in late WW1 dazzle camouflage. The entire 5 ship class served on into WW2 (Royal Oak being sunk in 1939), but were not as successfully modernised in the 1930s as the preceding 'Queen Elizabeths', being slower.
Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien, returning to Germany after sinking HMS Royal Oak. The "Bull of Scapa Flow" would receive the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross for his actions, and U-47 would go on to sink 30 more ships and damage 8 more under his leadership, making it one of the most successful U-boats of the war. Like most U-boat crewmen of the Kriegsmarine, Prien and U-47 did not survive the war. They disappeared in March of 1941 off the coast of Iceland.
FIRST WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918 WAR SEA (Q 20220) The crew of a German UC-1 class submarine on deck. Introduced in 1915, the submarines of this class were employed mainly on minelaying duties and carried up to twelve mines. German submarines sank 1,845,000 tons of Allied and neutral shipping between February and April 1917.