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43 Wonderful Historical Photos of Warship That Will Blow Your Mind I would very much appreciate having some of these pictures.


1. Argentinian Cruiser ARA 25 de Mayo
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 11 August 1929
Location - Veinticinco de Mayo, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Picture Description - ARA Veinticinco de Mayo was a cruiser which served in the Argentine Navy through World War II. The English translation of the name is May 25, which is the date of Argentina's May Revolution in 1810. Veinticinco de Mayo was built in Italy and was the first ship of the Veinticinco de Mayo class of cruisers. Three vessels were to be produced, but in the end, only 25 de Mayo and her sister ship Almirante Brown were acquired, both in 1931.


2. Bow view of the USS Saint Paul (CA 73) off of Kannonsaki
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 21 May 1966
Location - City of Saint Paul, Minnesota
Picture Description - USS Saint Paul (CA-73), a Baltimore-class cruiser, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her keel was laid down as Rochester on 3 February 1943 by the Bethlehem Steel Company in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was launched on 16 September 1944 sponsored by Mrs. John J. McDonough, and commissioned on 17 February 1945, Captain Ernest H. von Heimburg in command. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 31 July 1978, and was sold for scrapping in January 1980.


3. DKM Königsberg
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 1936
Location - Germany
Picture Description - Königsberg was a German light cruiser that was operated between 1929 and April 1940, including service in World War II. She was the lead vessel of her class and was operated by two German navies, the Reichsmarine and the Kriegsmarine. She had two sister ships, Karlsruhe and Köln. Königsberg was built by the Kriegsmarinewerft in Wilhelmshaven; she was laid down in April 1926, launched in March 1927, and commissioned into the Reichsmarine in April 1929. She was armed with a main battery of nine 15 cm SK C/25 guns in three triple turrets and had a top speed of 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph).


4. F-A-18s from the USS George H W Bush perform a flypast of HMS Queen Elizabeth
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - Ordered: 20 May 2008
Launched: 17 July 2014
Location - United Kingdom
Picture Description - HMS Queen Elizabeth is the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of supercarrier, the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom and capable of carrying up to 40 aircraft. The ship was named by Queen Elizabeth II in July 2014, began sea trials in June 2017 and will formally be commissioned in December 2017. Her first Commanding Officer is Commodore Jerry Kyd, who had previously commanded the carriers HMS Ark Royal and HMS Illustrious. As Captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Kyd will wear the Royal Navy rank of Captain while retaining the substantive rank of Commodore. HMS Queen Elizabeth has no catapults or arrestor wires and is instead designed to operate V/STOL aircraft; the air wing will typically consist of F-35B Lightning II multirole fighters and Merlin helicopters for airborne early warning and anti-submarine warfare. The design emphasises flexibility, with accommodation for 250 Royal Marines and the ability to support them with attack helicopters and troop transports up to Chinook size and larger. She is the second Royal Navy vessel to bear the name Queen Elizabeth and is to be based at HMNB Portsmouth.


5. Four-Piper Friday! USS Haraden (DD-183) in the Cape Cod Canal
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - July 1940
Location - United States
Picture Description - The first USS Haraden (DD–183) was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy following World War I. She was later transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Columbia, as a Town-class destroyer. Named for Jonathan Haraden, she was launched by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia on 4 July 1918; sponsored by Miss Mabel B. Stephens, great-niece of Captain Jonathan Haraden. Haraden was commissioned at Norfolk Navy Yard on 7 June 1919, to Lieutenant Commander R. H. Booth in command. Haraden was assigned to U.S. Naval Forces in European Waters; after calling at Newport, Rhode Island for supplies she departed New York 30 June 1919 for duty in the Adriatic Sea. She arrived at Split, (then Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, now Croatia), on 28 July 1919 and conducted operations from that port assisting the naval force in the execution of the terms of the Austrian armistice, serving as station ship at Trieste and Rijeka, and participating in maneuvers. This duty occupied her until 23 October 1919, when she departed for Norfolk, Virginia, arriving on 18 November.


6. French destroyer Léopard in 1939
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 14 November 1939
Location - France
Picture Description - Siroco was one of a dozen Le Hardi-class destroyers built for the French Navy during the late 1930s under the name Le Corsaire. After France surrendered to Germany in June 1940 during World War II, Le Corsaire served with the navy of Vichy France. She was renamed Siroco in early 1941 to commemorate a destroyer of that name sunk by the Germans on 31 May 1940 during the Battle of France. Siroco was among the ships of the French fleet scuttled at Toulon, France, on 27 November 1942. She later was salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina


7. HMS Blean, a Type III Hunt class, in dazzle camouflage
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 15 January 1942
Location - United Kingdom
Picture Description - HMS Blean was a Type III Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was named after the Blean Beagles Hunt at the village of Blean just north of Canterbury. She had the shortest career of any of the Hunt-class destroyers. Built at Hebburn-on-Tyne by Hawthorn Leslie, she was laid down on 22 February 1941, launched on 15 January 1942 and commissioned on 23 August 1942. After working up at Scapa Flow followed by some repairs on the Thames she escorted a convoy to Gibraltar arriving on 2 November 1942. She then joined the 58th Destroyer Division escorting Operation Torch convoys. While escorting the British convoy MKF-4 off the Algerian coast, Blean was torpedoed by U-443 on 11 December 1942 11 miles (18 km) north-west of Oran. The U-boat aimed one torpedo against her and then one against the convoy, but both hit Blean and she sank within four minutes with the loss of 89 men.


8. HMS Queen Elisabeth passing under the Forth Bridge
Reference - https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk
When - 1993
Location - England
Picture Description - As the mid-summer sun finally set, the pinnacle of UK shipbuilding fired up the engines and got under way. The ship had been waiting for the tide near the new Queensferry Crossing so it could clear the bridges and set out on its sea trial. As crowds of people stayed up to watch on, the huge warship was pulled by 11-strong fleet of tug boats. The carrier’s commander Captain Jerry Kyd told how the carrier will send a powerful message to rest of the world. Captain Kidd said: “These ships are expensive, absolutely, but look at all the major nations around the world, they all have an aircraft carrier capability. “Why is that? “The reason being is that (aircraft carriers) provide the government, very simply, with an incredibly flexible tool – it’s not just about war fighting but deterrence, coercion, political signalling, providing a huge sea base for disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. “This is why as a national symbol, not just of military power projection but British ambition and being a global outward facing country, it would seem odd as a maritime nation not to have a Royal Navy that could do that job for you.


9. HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH at the end of the rainbow
Reference - http://www.businessinsider.com
When -
Location - United States of America
Picture Description - Two of Britain's and America's most powerful ships met up on Tuesday during their break from sea trials and training. HMS Queen Elizabeth, the UK's new £3.5 billion ($4.6 billion) aircraft carrier, passed by the USS George H.W. Bush off the Scottish coast en route to its new home port of Portsmouth. The British mega-ship has spent the summer conducting its first sea trials in the North Sea, while its US counterpart was in the Persian Gulf supporting ground troops in their fight against ISIS. The Queen Elizabeth is now in British waters to take part in the training exercise known as Saxon Warrior, where it is hosting 60 members of the British Royal Navy and Royal Marines. The training began on August 1.


10. HMS Wakeful (R-59) underway
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 28 February 1941
Location - United_Kingdom
Picture Description - HMS Wakeful was a W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy launched in 1943. She saw service during the Second World War and was later converted into a Type 15 fast anti-submarine frigate. She was sold for scrap in 1971. HMS Wakeful was a W-class destroyer ordered from Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan, Glasgow on 3 December 1941 as part of the 9th Emergency Flotilla. She was laid down on 3 June 1942 under the provisional name of Zebra, but was renamed Wakeful in January 1943, exchanging names with a destroyer also under construction, which was subsequently launched as HMS Zebra. She became the second ship of the name, the first being an Admiralty W-class destroyer sunk by a German E-Boat off Dunkirk in 1940 during Operation Dynamo, the evacuation from Dunkirk.


11. HSwMS Gustav V shown after her 1930 refit
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 15 September 1917
Location - Sweden
Picture Description - HSwMS Gustav V[a] was a Sverige-class coastal defence ship of the Swedish Navy. The vessel was the third and last ship in the Sverige class along with HSwMS Sverige and HSwMS Drottning Victoria. Gustav V was launched on September 15, 1917 at Kockums in Malmö and delivered to the Navy on January 9, 1922. The design consisted of four 28 cm cannons and a secondary armament of eight 15.2 cm cannons. During the interwar period, the ship underwent several modernizations and was one of the most powerful vessels in the fleet during the Second World War. The ship was put in reserve in 1948, was decommissioned in 1957 and was later sold for scrapping in Karlskrona. However, the ship remained at Berga Academy of War as of 1968. Two of the ship's 15.2 cm guns are preserved in the battery at Häggmansberget in the defensive Kalix Line, around Kalix.


12. IJN Armored Cruiser Ikoma, at Kure in 1908.
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 9 April 1906
Location - Empire of Japan
Picture Description - Ikoma was the second vessel in the two-ship Tsukuba class of armoured cruisers in the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was named after Mount Ikoma located on the border of Osaka and Nara prefecture. On 28 August 1912, Ikoma was re-classified as a battlecruiser. Construction of the Tsukuba-class cruisers was ordered under the June 1904 Emergency Fleet Replenishment Budget of the Russo-Japanese War, spurred on by the unexpected loss of the battleships Yashima and Hatsuse to naval mines in the early stages of the war. These were the first major capital ships to be designed and constructed entirely by Japan in a Japanese shipyard, albeit with imported weaponry and numerous components. However, Tsukuba and Ikoma were designed and completed in a very short time, and suffered from numerous technical and design problems, including strength of its hull, stability and mechanical failures. The ship was reclassified as a battlecruiser in 1912.



13. IJN Hosho. The world's first purpose designed and built aircraft carrier
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - Dec 4, 1922
Location - Weymouth, England
Picture Description - As heavier-than-air aircraft developed in the early 20th century, various navies began to take an interest in their potential use as scouts for their big gun warships. In 1909 the French inventor Clément Ader published in his book L'Aviation Militaire the description of a ship to operate airplanes at sea, with a flat flight deck, an island superstructure, deck elevators and a hangar bay. That year the US Naval Attaché in Paris sent a report on his observations.



14. Italian seaplane tender Giuseppe Miraglia
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 20 December 1923
Location - Italy
Picture Description - Company, but was acquired by the Regia Marina soon after her launch in 1923. Works to convert her into a seaplane carrier began immediately; in 1925, with the ship nearly complete, Giuseppe Miraglia capsized during a storm. Salvaged under the direction of Umberto Pugliese, she was repaired and commissioned in November 1927. Giuseppe Miraglia participated in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War and the Spanish Civil War. During World War II, after surviving the Battle of Taranto, she was employed in the Mediterranean theatre. After the Armistice she sailed (along with much of the Italian fleet) to Malta for internment. After the British motor torpedo boat depot ship HMS Vienna was straddled by bombs and damaged beyond repair during the Luftwaffe bombing raid on the Italian port of Bari on December 2, 1943 and the subsequent mustard gas disaster, Giuseppe Miraglia was impressed by the Royal Navy as temporary replacement.


15. USS Chicago (CA-29)
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - March 1941
Location - Sydney, United States
Picture Description - USS Chicago (CL/CA-29) was a Northampton-class cruiser of the United States Navy that served in the Pacific Theater in the early years of World War II. She was the second US Navy ship to be named after the city of Chicago. After surviving a midget submarine attack at Sydney Harbour and serving in battle at the Coral Sea and Savo Island in 1942, she was sunk by Japanese aerial torpedoes in the Battle of Rennell Island, in the Solomon Islands, on 30 January 1943.


16. SMS Wittelsbach
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 3 July 1900
Location - German Empire
Picture Description - SMS Wittelsbach ("His Majesty's Ship Wittelsbach") was the lead ship of the Wittelsbach class of pre-dreadnought battleships, built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy). She was the first capital ship built under the Navy Law of 1898, brought about by Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz. Wittelsbach was laid down in 1899 at the Wilhelmshaven Navy Dockyard and completed in October 1902. She was armed with a main battery of four 24 cm (9.4 in) guns and had a top speed of 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph). The ship served in the I Squadron of the German fleet for the majority of her peacetime career, which spanned from 1902 to 1910. During this period, she was occupied with extensive annual training and making good-will visits to foreign countries. The training exercises during this period provided the framework for the High Seas Fleet's operations during World War I. She was decommissioned in September 1910, but was reactivated in 1911 for training ship duties, which lasted through 1914.


17. Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate USS Grand Island (PF-14) at Mare Island
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 5 July 1944
Location - City of Grand Island, Nebraska
Picture Description - After completing her shakedown cruise off the coast of southern California, Grand Island reported for duty with the 12th Naval District on 12 September 1944. She subsequently performed weather station and plane guard duty out of San Francisco, California, and participated in several training exercises with patrol forces on the West Coast. She also was engaged from time to time in antisubmarine escort duty. Grand Island departed San Francisco on 26 March 1946, arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, on 13 April 1946 via the Panama Canal Zone, and was turned over to the 6th Naval District for disposal. She was decommissioned on 21 May 1946 and was stricken from the Navy Register on 19 June.


18. The never completed USS Iowa (BB-53) stern view. A member of the cancelled South Dakota class, she fell victim to the Washington Treaty
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When - Jan 3, 1922
Location - United States
Picture Description - USS Iowa (BB-4) was put down by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, in August 1893 and launched on March 28, 1896
After a training trip on the Atlantic coast, Iowa was assigned to the fleet of the Atlantic and was used during the blockade of 28 May 1898, off Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish American War On 3 July 1898, 1l participates in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba. After the Battle of Santiago de Cuba the USS, Iowa leaves the Cuban waters for New York,then leaves for the Pacific, and arrives in San Francisco in February 1899.The USS, Iowa served in the Pacific Squadron, 2 and a half years for training cruises, USS firing exercises. Iowa was in February 1902 the flagship of the South Atlantic Squadron. It was decommissioned on June 30, 1903. In December 1903, it was put back into service and joined North Atlantic Squadron. Until July 1907, it was then placed in reserve and written off in July 1908. In May 1910 the USS Iowa was returned to service as a training vessel for training as part of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. He was disarmed in May 1914. At the beginning of World War I the USSS Iowa was placed in condition to be rearmed what happens on April 23, 1917. After serving as a Receiving Ship in Philadelphia for 6 months, he is sent to Hampton Roads, and remains there for the duration of the war, serving the training of sailors for the other ships of the fleet, and plays a guardian role at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay. He decommissioned for the last time on March 31, 1919. In April 1919, renamed Coast Battleship No. 4, he was the first radio target commanded to be used for the fire drill of a fleet. It was sunk on March 23, 1923 in Panama Bay during a firing attempt.


19. USS Albert W. Grant (DD 649) off Mare Island
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - February 20, 1945
Location - United States
Picture Description - USS Albert W. Grant (DD-649) was a Fletcher-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was the only ship named for Vice Admiral Albert W. Grant (1856–1930), an admiral during World War I. Albert W. Grant was laid down on 30 December 1942 at North Charleston, South Carolina, by the Charleston Navy Yard; launched on 29 May 1943, sponsored by Miss Nell Preston Grant, granddaughter of Admiral Grant; and commissioned on 24 November 1943, Commander T. A. Nisewaner in command. That day, the destroyer departed Charleston Navy Yard for a shakedown cruise to Bermuda and returned to Charleston Navy Yard on 29 January 1944 for minor alterations.


20. USS Arizona enroute from San Pedro to San Francisco
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - May, 1932
Location - US state of Arizona
Picture Description - On 19 March 1931, even before Arizona was put through post-modernization sea trials, she hosted President Herbert Hoover for a brief vacation in the Caribbean. The President visited Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Returning on 29 March, Arizona conducted her sea trials at Rockland, Maine, and had another catapult fitted on the top of Turret III, before she was transferred to the West Coast in August with her sister Pennsylvania. In February 1932, the ship participated in Grand Joint Exercise No. 4 in which carrier aircraft successfully attacked Pearl Harbor on Sunday morning, 7 February. After returning to the West Coast from Fleet Problem XIV in 1933, the ship was anchored in San Pedro when an earthquake struck nearby Long Beach, California, on 10 March. Sailors from the ship joined the relief efforts, providing food, treating the injured and providing security from looters.


21. USS Astoria (CL-90) moored at Vancouver. The ship carries Measure 22 camouflage scheme.
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 1 June 1946
Location - British Columbia, Canada
Picture Description - The third USS Astoria (CL-90) was a Cleveland-class light cruiser of the United States Navy. The ship was laid down on 6 September 1941 at William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company, Philadelphia, as Wilkes-Barre. It was subsequently renamed to Astoria in honor of the heavy cruiser Astoria (CA-34) which was sunk on 9 August 1942 during the Battle of Savo Island. Astoria was launched on 6 March 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Robert Lucas (wife of the editor of the Astorian-Budget), and commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 17 May 1944, Captain George Carroll Dyer in command.




22. USS Bonita (SS-165) underway, circa the middle 1930s
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 9 June 1925
Location - United States
Picture Description - USS Bonita (SF-6/SS-165), a Barracuda-class submarine and one of the "V-boats," was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the bonito. Her keel was laid down by the Portsmouth Navy Yard. She was launched on 9 June 1925 as V-3 (SF-6), sponsored by Mrs. L.R. DeSteiguer, wife of Rear Admiral DeSteiguer, and commissioned on 22 May 1926, Lieutenant Commander Charles A. Lockwood, Jr. in command. Like her sisters, Bonita was designed to meet the fleet submarine requirement of 21 knots (39 km/h) surface speed for operating with contemporary battleships.


23. USS Boxer (CV-21) entering San Francisco Bay
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 14 December 1944
Location - United States
Picture Description - USS Boxer (CV/CVA/CVS-21, LPH-4) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers of the United States Navy, and the fifth ship to be named for HMS Boxer. She was launched on 14 December 1944 and christened by the daughter of a US Senator from Louisiana. Commissioned too late to see any combat in World War II, Boxer spent much of her career in the Pacific Ocean seeing 10 tours in the western Pacific. Her initial duties involved mostly training and exercises, including launching the first carrier-based jet aircraft, but demobilization prevented much activity in the late 1940s. At the outbreak of the Korean War, she was used as an aircraft transport before arriving off Korean waters as the third U.S. carrier to join the force. She supported the Inchon landings and subsequent invasion of North Korea, and was among the ships that provided support during the Chinese counteroffensive against an under-prepared and spread out United Nations (UN) force. She saw three subsequent combat tours in Korea conducting close air support and strategic bombing in support of UN ground troops fighting along the 38th parallel, as the battles lines had largely solidified by this time. She was awarded eight battle stars for her service in Korea.



24. USS Bremerton (CA 130) loading ammunition at Mare Island Ammunition Depot
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - October 1952
Location - City of Bremerton, Washington
Picture Description - USS Bremerton (CA-130), named for the city of Bremerton in Washington state, was a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation at Camden in New Jersey on 1 February 1943, launched on 2 July 1944 by Miss Elizabeth K. McGowan and commissioned on 29 April 1945, Captain John Boyd Mallard in command. Aboard Bremerton was a complete butcher shop, shoe shop, photo lab, two barber shops, a galley, a tailor shop, a library, a laundry plant and a fresh water distillery. The ship's fuel tanks were able to carry her from the United States to Japan and back, non-stop; and depending upon her load, she displaced up to 17,500 tons. Over 1,000 men lived and worked aboard Bremerton. Included was a Marine Detachment of 45 men commanded by two Marine officers. The men aboard Bremerton represented almost all of the then 48 states, plus the then territories of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippine Islands.



25. USS Concord (CL 10) and USS Mississippi (BB 41) entering the Gatun Locks while transiting the Panama Canal in October, 1945
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When - October, 1945
Location - Panama Canal
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26. USS Conway (DD-507) running at speed in the Pacific (80-G-56813)
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - August 1943
Location - William Conway, United States
Picture Description - Conway cleared Norfolk 5 December 1942 for Nouméa, and Efate and arrived 13 January. She put to sea 27 January as her force sailed to meet Japanese ships evacuating troops from Guadalcanal. On 29 and 30 January, her force came under heavy enemy air attack in the Battle of Rennell Island. Conway splashed several enemy planes, and rescued survivors of Chicago. Throughout February, she patrolled between Espiritu Santo and Guadalcanal, and between 4 and 6 March, participated in the bombardment of Vila Stanmore and a shipping sweep of Kula Gulf.



27. USS Duluth (CL-87) underway in Hampton Roads
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - Oct 10, 1944
Location - Hampton Roads area, Virginia
Picture Description - USS Duluth (CL-87) was a United States Navy Cleveland-class light cruiser. She was launched 13 January 1944 by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia; sponsored by Mrs. E. H. Hatch, wife of the Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota; and commissioned 18 September 1944, Captain Donald Roderick Osborn, Jr., US Naval Academy class of 1920, in command.


28. USS Essex, a 1000-ton ironclad river gunboat
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - March, 1863
Location - New Era, United States
Picture Description - USS Essex was a 1000-ton ironclad river gunboat of the United States Army and later United States Navy during the American Civil War. It was named for Essex County, Massachusetts. USS Essex was originally constructed in 1856 at New Albany, Indiana as a steam-powered ferry named New Era. In September 1861 New Era was purchased by the United States Army for use in its Western Gunboat Flotilla and was modified into a 355-ton timberclad gunboat. In November 1861 USS New Era took part in an expedition up the Cumberland River. Shortly thereafter she was renamed USS Essex and received an upgrade to iron armor and various other alterations. On 11 January 1862, USS Essex engaged Confederate States Navy gunboats near Lucas Bend, Missouri. On 6 February 1862, she took part in the attack on Fort Henry, Tennessee and was badly damaged by Confederate gunfire.


29. USS Farragut (DD-348) Launching at Quincy.
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 15 March 1934
Location - United States
Picture Description - The third USS Farragut (DD-348) was named for Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801–1870). She was the lead ship of her class of destroyers in the United States Navy. Farragut was laid down by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation's Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, on 20 September 1932, launched on 15 March 1934 by Mrs. James Roosevelt, daughter-in-law of the President, and commissioned on 18 June 1934, with Commander Elliott Buckmaster in command. Because it was nearly 14 years since a new destroyer had been commissioned in the U.S. Navy, Farragut devoted much of her early service to developmental operations, cruising out of her homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, to the Caribbean and along the east coast. On 26 March 1935, she embarked with President Franklin D. Roosevelt at Jacksonville, Florida, and the next day carried him to a rendezvous with a private yacht. Farragut escorted the President's yacht on a cruise to the Bahamas; on 7 April he embarked on her for passage to Jacksonville, where he left the ship on 8 April 1935.



30. USS Los Angeles (CA 135) at Mare Island
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 20 July 1954
Location - City of Los Angeles, California
Picture Description - The third USS Los Angeles (CA-135) was a Baltimore class heavy cruiser, laid down by the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, on 28 July 1943 and launched on 20 August 1944. She was sponsored by Mrs. Fletcher Bowron and commissioned on 22 July 1945, with Capt. John A. Snackenberg in command. After shakedown out of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Los Angeles sailed on 15 October for the Far East via the west coast and arrived at Shanghai, China, on 3 January 1946. During the next year she operated with the 7th Fleet along the coast of China and in the western Pacific to the Marianas. She returned to San Francisco, California, on 21 January 1947, and was decommissioned at Hunters Point on 9 April 1948, and entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet.



31. USS Los Angeles (CA-135) on Navy Day, right after the end of WWII, Location is Berths 177-178, San Pedro Docks, Los Angeles Harbor.
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When - 27 October 1945
Location - Los Angeles
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32. USS Macon (CA-132)
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 15 October 1944
Location - City of Macon, Georgia
Picture Description - USS Macon (CA-132), a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy was laid down on 14 June 1943 by the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey; launched on 15 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Charles F. Bowden, wife of the mayor of Macon, Georgia; and commissioned on 26 August 1945 at Philadelphia, Captain Edward Everett Pare in command.


33. Battle of Tassafaronga
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - November 30, 1942
Location - Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Picture Description - The Battle of Tassafaronga, sometimes referred to as the Fourth Battle of Savo Island or, in Japanese sources, as the Battle of Lunga Point, was a nighttime naval battle that took place on November 30, 1942 between United States (US) Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy warships during the Guadalcanal campaign. The battle took place in Ironbottom Sound near the Tassafaronga area on Guadalcanal. In the battle, a US warship force of five cruisers and four destroyers under the command of Rear Admiral Carleton H. Wright attempted to surprise and destroy a Japanese warship force of eight destroyers under the command of Rear Admiral Raizo Tanaka. Tanaka's warships were attempting to deliver food supplies to Japanese forces on Guadalcanal.



34. USS Mississippi (BB-41) in dry dock at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - June 24, 1931
Location - Mississippi, United States
Picture Description - USS Mississippi (BB-41/AG-128), the second of three members of the New Mexico class, was the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 20th state. The ship was built at the Newport News Shipbuilding Company of Newport News, Virginia, from her keel laying in April 1915, her launching in January 1917, and her commissioning in December that year. She was armed with a battery of twelve 14-inch (356 mm) guns in four three-gun turrets, and was protected by heavy armor plate, with her main belt armor being 13.5 inches (343 mm) thick. The ship remained in North American waters during World War I, conducting training exercises to work up the crew. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the ship served in the Pacific Fleet. In May 1941, with World War II and the Battle of the Atlantic raging, Mississippi and her two sister ships were transferred to the Atlantic Fleet to help protect American shipping through the Neutrality Patrols. Two days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Mississippi departed the Atlantic to return to the Pacific Fleet; throughout her participation in World War II, she supported amphibious operations in the Pacific. She shelled Japanese forces during the Gilbert and Marshall Islands and the Philippines campaigns and the invasions of Peleliu and Okinawa. The Japanese fleet attacked American forces during the Philippines campaign, and in the ensuing Battle of Leyte Gulf, Mississippi took part in the Battle of Surigao Strait, the last battleship engagement in history.



35. USS Omaha (CL-4) San Diego Bay
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 14 December 1920
Location - City of Omaha, Nebraska
Picture Description - USS Omaha (CL-4) was the lead ship of the Omaha-class light cruiser of the United States Navy. She was originally classified as a scout cruiser. She was the second US Navy ship named for the city of Omaha, Nebraska, the first being Omaha, a screw sloop launched in 1869. Omaha spent most of her career in the Pacific. At this time her primary mission was training, and she proved to be very capable by consistently winning fleet awards in gunnery and communications. She made many ports-of-call throughout the Pacific, Mediterranean and Caribbean during her peacetime cruises, displaying the Stars and Stripes. In 1941, prior to the US entering the war, she was assigned to Neutrality Patrol in the Atlantic, based in Recife, Brazil. Nearly a month before the US entered the war she captured the German blockade runner SS Odenwald, for which she holds the claim as being the last US Navy ship to be awarded "prize" money.



36. Destroyer
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 1904
Location - United States Navy
Picture Description - In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers. They were originally developed in the late 19th century as a defence against torpedo boats, and by the time of the Russo-Japanese War in 1904, these "torpedo boat destroyers" (TBDs) were "large, swift, and powerfully armed torpedo boats designed to destroy other torpedo boats." Although the term "destroyer" had been used interchangeably with "TBD" and "torpedo boat destroyer" by navies since 1892, the term "torpedo boat destroyer" had been generally shortened to simply "destroyer" by nearly all navies by the First World War.



37. USS Shangri La (CV-38) in the center, also at the pier are the USS Hank (DD-702), USS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703) and USS Borie (DD-704)
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When - March 1946
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38. USS Sigourney (DD-643) and USS Helena (CA-75) in the Hudson River, NYC 1945
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39. USS Spokane (CL 120) Underway in the vicinity of New York City
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 15 June 1946
Location - City of Spokane, Washington
Picture Description - USS Spokane (CL-120) was a United States Navy Juneau-class light cruiser laid down on 15 November 1944 at the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Kearny, New Jersey; launched on 22 September 1945, sponsored by Miss Patrice Munsel; and commissioned on 17 May 1946, with Captain L. E. Crist in command. Spokane shifted to Bayonne, New Jersey, and then to Brooklyn, New York, where she sailed on 24 June for Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for her shakedown cruise and to conduct battle practice and weapons firing. She returned to New York on 11 September. The cruiser was assigned to the 2nd Fleet for duty in European waters, and sailed for Plymouth, England, on 7 October. Spokane operated out of British ports until mid-January 1947. During her tour, she visited Scotland, Ireland, Norway, and Denmark. On 27 January, she stood out of Plymouth and proceeded to the United States via Portugal, Gibraltar, and Guantánamo Bay, where she participated in fleet exercises before arriving at Norfolk, Virginia, on 18 March. Following fleet and bombardment exercises in the Chesapeake Bay during the summer, she had a period of yard availability at the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 22 September to 14 October. The cruiser returned to Norfolk for Navy Day, 27 October, and then prepared for another deployment.



40. USS Tarawa (CVS-40),in her anti-submarine role. Never modernized, she retained her straight deck until she was scrapped in 1968
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - July, 1957
Location - Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia
Picture Description - USS Tarawa (CV/CVA/CVS-40, AVT-12) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during and shortly after World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the first US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for the bloody 1943 Battle of Tarawa. Tarawa was commissioned in December 1945, too late to serve in World War II. After serving a short time in the Far East, she was decommissioned in 1949. She was soon recommissioned after the Korean War began, serving in the Atlantic as a replacement for carriers sent to Korea. In the early 1950s, she was redesignated an attack carrier (CVA) and then an antisubmarine warfare carrier (CVS). Except for one tour in the Far East, she spent her entire second career operating in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Consequently, Tarawa was the only ship of her class to never see combat action.




41. USS Trenton (Cl-11) In San Francisco Bay
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 11 August 1944
Location - California
Picture Description - In November, Trenton reentered the Pacific and rejoined the Battle Force, becoming an element of CruDiv 3. From 1941 to mid-1944, the ship served with the Southeast Pacific Force. At the time of America's entry into the war early in December 1941, she was moored at Balboa, Canal Zone. During the early part of 1942, Trenton escorted convoys to Bora Bora in the Society Islands where the Navy was constructing a fuel depot. From mid-1942 to mid-1944, she patrolled the western coast of South America between the Canal Zone and the Strait of Magellan. During one of these sweeps, in September 1943, despite a radar contact which lasted for 15 minutes, she missed the German raider Michel, which later intercepted and sunk the Norwegian tanker India with all hands.




42. USS Tripoli (CVE-64) departs Hampton Roads
Reference - https://www.google.co.in
When - May 24, 1944
Location - Tripoli, Capital of Libya
Picture Description - USS Tripoli (CVE-64) was a Casablanca-class escort carrier of the United States Navy. Tripoli is the first US Navy ship named for the Battle of Derne in 1805. It was the decisive victory of a mercenary army led by a detachment of United States Marines and soldiers against the forces of Tripoli during the First Barbary War. It was the first recorded land battle of the United States fought overseas.



43. USS Vincennes (CL-64) Moored in Pearl Harbor with USS Wasp in the background
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 21 January 1944
Location - City of Vincennes, Indiana
Picture Description - The third USS Vincennes (CL-64) was a Cleveland-class light cruiser of the United States Navy that saw action in the Pacific during the later half of World War II. She was originally laid down as Flint (CL-64) on 7 March 1942 at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation's Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts. While the ship was under construction, however, the Battle of Savo Island occurred in August 1942, during which engagement the heavy cruiser Vincennes (CA-44) had been sunk. In order to perpetuate the name, Flint was renamed Vincennes on 16 October 1942. Launched on 17 July 1943, Vincennes was sponsored by Mrs. Arthur A. Osborn, the former Miss Harriet V. Kimmell, who had sponsored the first cruiser of the name.










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