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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 20th 1942.

HMS Berkeley Castle(K387) a Castle class Corvette, ordered from Barclay, Curle & Co at Glasgow, she was launched on 19/08/43, just under 5 months from being laid down. Served as convoy escort until end of war and was eventually scrapped by Grays of Essex in '56. The Castles were an update on the Flowers and were fitted with radar.The most obvious visual difference was the Castle's lattice mast opposed to the Flower's pole mast.

HMS Berkeley Castle(K387) a Castle class Corvette, ordered from Barclay, Curle & Co at Glasgow, she was launched on 19/08/43, just under 5 months from being laid down. Served as convoy escort until end of war and was eventually scrapped by Grays of Essex in '56. The Castles were an update on the Flowers and were fitted with radar.The most obvious visual difference was the Castle's lattice mast opposed to the Flower's pole mast.

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Close-up of HMS Laforey (G99) L-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy. (google.image) 5.17 #50D

Close-up of HMS Laforey (G99) L-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy. (google.image) 5.17 #50D

The Prinz Eugen was a German heavy cruiser in World War 2. It saw more action than any ship of any navy in World War 2 and was one of the few ships in action from the beginning of the war. It was involved in the sinking of the HMS Hood as Bismarck's screen ship; it provided devastating cover fire when the Russians attacked Memel and eventually it survived 2 atomic bombs at Bikini after the war. It later capsized being towed to port and is still visible. The prop was removed and is a memorial…

The Prinz Eugen was a German heavy cruiser in World War 2. It saw more action than any ship of any navy in World War 2 and was one of the few ships in action from the beginning of the war. It was involved in the sinking of the HMS Hood as Bismarck's screen ship; it provided devastating cover fire when the Russians attacked Memel and eventually it survived 2 atomic bombs at Bikini after the war. It later capsized being towed to port and is still visible. The prop was removed and is a memorial…

“The British Royal Navy Q-class destroyer HMS Quadrant (D17) steaming next to the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Wasp (CV-18) off Japan, in July 1945. In October 1945 HMS Quadrant was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy.”

“The British Royal Navy Q-class destroyer HMS Quadrant (D17) steaming next to the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Wasp (CV-18) off Japan, in July 1945. In October 1945 HMS Quadrant was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy.”

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HMS Hood early 1920's

HMS Hood early 1920's

HMS Ivanhoe (D16) Ivanhoe was in transit between Alexandria and Malta when World War II began in September 1939, but she was in Plymouth on 14 September as the entire 3rd Destroyer Flotilla had been transferred to the Western Approaches Command for escort duties.[9] Together with her sisters, Inglefield, Intrepid, and Icarus, the ship sank the German submarine U-45 on 14 October

HMS Ivanhoe (D16) Ivanhoe was in transit between Alexandria and Malta when World War II began in September 1939, but she was in Plymouth on 14 September as the entire 3rd Destroyer Flotilla had been transferred to the Western Approaches Command for escort duties.[9] Together with her sisters, Inglefield, Intrepid, and Icarus, the ship sank the German submarine U-45 on 14 October

Battleship USS Nevada BB-36 off of Cherbourg France on June 25, 1944 Picture taken from HMS Enterprise From the Imperial War Museum Archives - Royal Navy official photographer Allen, E E (Lt)

Battleship USS Nevada BB-36 off of Cherbourg France on June 25, 1944 Picture taken from HMS Enterprise From the Imperial War Museum Archives - Royal Navy official photographer Allen, E E (Lt)

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