Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Battlecruiser HMS Repulse on the Firth Of Clyde, August 14th 1916.

Running trials (she was declared completed on August 18th). A short while later she would receive additional armour during her first refit.
Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Repulse_(1916)

Battlecruiser HMS Lion featured in The Illustrated War News following the Battle of Dogger Bank.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Lion_(1910)
Battle details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dogger_Bank_(1915)
Publication details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illustrated_War_News

Battleship USS Missouri firing on Chong Jin, Korea, October 21st 1950.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Missouri_(BB-63)

French predreadnought battleship Bouvet, Toulon harbour, 1899.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_battleship_Bouvet

Two Italian Trento-class heavy cruisers alongside ocean liners in the port of Genoa, May 14-16th 1938.

At a time when Mussolini visited the city. Probably Trento to the left and Trieste to the right as judged by the difference in lower foretops and funnels. Bolzano had angled funnel caps and a more massive bridge structure, amongst other differences.

Class details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trento-class_cruiser

Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Musashi, June/July 1942.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Musashi

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Battleship HMS Prince of Wales lowering a Supermarine Walrus amphibian aircraft over her side, early 1941.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Prince_of_Wales_(53)

Argentine battleship Rivadavia under construction, Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, December 2nd 1912.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARA_Rivadavia

German battlecruiser SMS Moltke in New York, June 1912.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Moltke

Battleship USS Idaho awaiting a visiting German squadron east of Hampton Roads, late May 1912.

Details of the occasion : http://hamptonroadsnavalmuseum.blogspot.ca/2013/08/german-warships-and-president-taft-in.html
Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Idaho_(BB-24)

Courbet-class French battleship Jean Bart.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_battleship_Jean_Bart_(1911)

Imperial Russian Navy battleship Poltava in 1916.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_battleship_Poltava_(1911)