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Artificially coloured, this relatively unknown picture gives a good impression of the scale of 71000 ton, 18 in Japanese super-battleship Yamato - together with her sister Musashi, the largest such vessels ever built by a significant margin. Musashi was sunk in October 1944 and Yamato in April 1945, both by sustained air attack.

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USS North Carolina...She was the first newly constructed American battleship to enter service during World War II, and she took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific Theater of Operations to become the most highly decorated American battleship of World War II, accumulating 15 battle stars.[4] The USS North Carolina is now a museum ship and memorial kept at the seaport of Wilmington, NC

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L'equipaggio di un cannone anticarro americano nella neo liberata città belga di Dochamps #Gennaio1945

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Battleship HMS Howe maneuvers off Okinawa with her main armament assuming firing position aimed at Japanese targets on the island. She was attached to Task Force 113 supporting the US landings.

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La storia dell' equipaggio di un B17 (la famosa "fortezza volante" della US Air Force) caduto nel lago di Bolsena. Il giovane pilota americano, sfinito e impaurito, bussa la casale dei fratelli Biagio e Giuseppe Stefani chiedendo aiuto...

IJN aircraft carrier Ryūjō (龍驤 "prancing dragon") was a light aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the early 1930s (when this photo was taken). Ryūjō next participated in the Battle of the Aleutian Islands in June. She was sunk by American carrier aircraft at the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on 24 August 1942.

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Great Carrier Reef: Chronology of a Sunken Supercarrier

Sinking the former USS Oriskany (CV-34) off the coast of Florida, May 2006 to become the world's largest artificial reef.

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USS Yorktown (CV-5) - Portaerei Classe Yorktown -Entrata in servizio 30 settembre 1937 - Dislocamento 20.191 t (standard) 25.893 t (pieno carico) Lunghezza Linea di galleggiamento: 232 m Globale: 246,7 m Larghezza Linea di galleggiamento: 25,4 m Globale: 33,4 m Altezza 45 m Pescaggio 7,9 m 120.000 CV Velocità 32,5 nodi (61 km/h) Autonomia 12.5000 mn a 15 nodi (23.150 km a 28 km/h) Equipaggio 2.200 marinai + personale di volo - Affondata a Midway

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Equipaggio di carro americano - Andrey Karashchuk

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Oct 12, 1946. Heavy cruiser IJNS AOBA [one of the ships that destroyed HMAS CANBERRA] on the bottom of Kure Harbour.HMAS CANBERRA [I] was the first ship lost, wrecked without being able to return fire. The American cruisers USS QUINCY, VINCENNES and ASTORIA were sunk soon after , as Mikawa's force sped down 'The Slot,' raking the confused and disordered Allied forces as it did so. The Battle of Savo Island was a costly avoidable disaster which is still controversial.

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