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British light cruiser HMS Orion, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, February 20th 1942.

British light cruiser HMS Orion, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, February Underway right after her refit was completed.

HMS 'Amethyst' about to come alongside the quay at Hong Kong Naval Dockyard - 10 August 1949

HMS 'Amethyst' about to come alongside the quay at Hong Kong Naval Dockyard - 10 August "Have rejoined the fleet off Woosung.God save the King.

HMS Brazen, B Class destroyer built by Palmers of Hebburn & completed 08/04/31. While escorting convoy CW7 she was attacked & sank by JU87 dive bombers about 5 miles off Folkestone 7/20/40!

HMS Brazen, B Class destroyer built by Palmers of Hebburn & completed While escorting convoy she was attacked & sank by dive bombers about 5 miles off Folkestone

HMS Resolution (15 in 'R' class battleship) nearing completion in 1915: Unlike some of her 4 sisters, she was not yet in commission at the time of Jutland in May the following year. She was still in service by WW2, albeit very slow, and took part in the neutralization of the French fleet at Mers el Kebir in July 1940. She was relegated to training use in 1943.

Battleship HMS 'Resolution' by unknown prints from Royal Museums Greenwich.

HMS Prince of Wales - Corazzata classe King George V - Entrata in servizioil 19 gennaio 1941 (completata il 31 marzo) - Dislocamento	(alla costruzione) 43.786 Lunghezza	fuori tutto: 227,1 m Larghezza	34,3 m Pescaggio	8.8 m Propulsione	8 caldaie 4 turbine Parsons 4 assi elica 134.000 Shp Autonomia	3,100 n.mi. a 27 nodi Equipaggio	1.521 Equipaggiamento Sensori di bordo	Radar Tip - Affondata il 10 dicembre 1941 da un attacco aereo giapponese

HMS Prince of Wales - Corazzata classe King George V - Entrata in servizioil

HMS Ithuriel was an I-class destroyer laid down as Gayret for the Turkish Navy by Vickers Armstrong Naval Construction Works at Barrow-in-Furness on 24 May 1939, but taken over by the Royal Navy on the outbreak of the Second World War whilst still under construction. Launched on 15 December 1940 and commissioned on 3 March 1942. In World War II, she took part in Operation Harpoon and Operation Pedestal, the escorting of convoys to Malta in June and August 1942.

HMS Ithuriel was an I-class destroyer laid down as Gayret for the Turkish Navy by Vickers Armstrong Naval Construction Works at Barrow-in-Furness on 24 May 1939, but taken over by the Royal Navy on the outbreak of the Second World War whilst still under construction. Launched on 15 December 1940 and commissioned on 3 March 1942. In World War II, she took part in Operation Harpoon and Operation Pedestal, the escorting of convoys to Malta in June and August 1942.

HMS Salisbury, a Town class Destroyer, built by Mare Island Naval Yard for USN as the Wickes class destroyer USS Claxton & commissioned in USN on 13/09/19. As part of the destroyers for bases exchange she was commissioned in RN  on 05/12/40. Most of her war was spent on convoy duty in the Atlantic but twice escorted USS Wasp when flying in planes to Malta. Recommissioned RCN in Sept..42, renamed HMCS Salisbury. In care and maintenance from Nov.43. Sold for scrap on 26/06/44

Events of 19 February including the beginning of The Three Nights Blitz against Swansea.

'pocket battleship' Deutschland in 1935 - the first of the 3 'panzerschiffes', she lacked the heavy control tower of her sisters and was not therefore as physically impressive. Renamed Lutzow shortly after the outbreak of war (the loss of 'Deutschland' was deemed unacceptable), she survived until sunk in shallow water by RAF bombing in April 1945.

Kriegsmarine – Deutschland class ‘pocket battleship’ First ship of the class, the Deutschland, later renamed to Lützow End of March 1928 the German Reic.

HMS Hardy (1936) was the flotilla leader for the H-class destroyers, built for the British Royal Navy in the mid-1930's.

HMS Hardy was the flotilla leader for the H-class destroyers, built for the British Royal Navy in the

HMS Malaya

15 in Queen Elizabeth class battleship HMS Malaya, Badly hit at Jutland in 1916 dead), she served on into though was not as heavily modernised as most of her sisters. She was retired from front line service in

Battleship HMS Barham (04)

apostlesofmercy: “The Queen Elizabeth-class battleship HMS Barham during the Spanish civil war - circa ”

Royal Navy - "HMS KENT” (D12) Was a (520.4') Batch-1 Royal Navy County Class Guided Missile Destroyer – Commissioned: 15 August 1963 – Crew: 470 Officers and Enlisted - Armament: 1 x Sea Slug Twin-Arm SAM Launcher (36 Missiles) 2 x Sea Cat Twin-Arm SAM Launcher (60 Missiles) 4 x 4.5 Inch (114mm) Gun (2 x Twin Turrets) 2 x 20mm AA Guns, and 6 x 12.75 Inch (324mm) Torpedo Tubes (2 x Triple-Tubes – Decommissioned 1980 and Replaced  “HMS FIFE” as “Britannia Royal Naval College” Training Ship.

British Royal Navy - "HMS KENT” Was a County Class Guided Missile Destroyer – Commissioned: 15 August 1963 Decommissied Sold to Chile as Capitán Prat

HMS Exeter (68) - Incrociatore pesante Classe York - Entrata in servizio 27 luglio 1931 - Caratteristiche generali Lunghezza 175 m Larghezza 18 m Pescaggio 5,2 m Propulsione Otto caldaie Admiralty a tubi d'acqua Turbine a ingranaggi Parsons Quattro eliche 80.000 Shp Velocità 32¼ nodi Autonomia 10.000 mn a 14 nodi Equipaggio 630 - Motto: Semper fidelis - Affondata il 1º marzo 1942 nella seconda battaglia del mare di Giava

British heavy cruiser HMS Exeter off the coast of Sumatra (Netherlands East Indies) in 1942

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