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

Vintage фотографии линкоров, крейсеров и крейсеров .: августе 2013

Vintage фотографии линкоров, крейсеров и крейсеров .: августе 2013

1906 ... The Dreadnought Launched. HMS Dreadnought was a battleship of the Royal Navy that revolutionised naval power. Her entry into service in 1906 represented such a marked advance in naval technology that her name came to be associated with an entire generation of battleships, the "dreadnoughts", as well as the class of ships named after her. The generation of ships she made obsolete became known as "pre-dreadnoughts". She was the sixth ship of that name in the Royal Navy.

The German Battleship Kaiser, launched in March 1911 and armed with ten guns--marking the advent of the Kaiser Class size of German battleships to compete with Britain's Dreadnoughts.

King George-V class Battleship: HMS Howe! 8.15

HMS Howe, 14 in King George V class battleship, built to Washington Treaty limits. Sisters HMS Prince of Wales (participant in the Bismarck saga and sunk by the Japanese in and HMS Duke of York (victor over the German battleship Scharnhorst in

British Royal Navy battleship, HMS Anson (King George V-class battleship) starboard view, August 31, 1943. U.S. Navy Photograph.

British Royal Navy battleship, HMS Anson (King George V-class battleship) starboard view, August U.

11 in 'pocket battleships' Admiral Scheer (foreground) and Lutzow (originally Deutschland) in 1939.  Lutzow, the first sister, lacked the tower bridge of Scheer and the third ship, Admiral Graf Spee - later removed from Scheer when she and Lutzow were re-designated as heavy cruisers in 1940.  Graf Spee was sunk in December 1939.

11 in 'pocket battleships' Admiral Scheer (foreground) and Lutzow (originally…

14 in King George V class battleship HMS Prince of Wales off Singapore shortly after her arrival with battlecruiser HMS Repulse (Force Z) as a supposed deterrent to Japanese aggression in the Far East. Attempting to disrupt Japanese landings on the Malayan peninsula a few days later, both were sunk by air attack on December 10, 1941 with heavy loss.

14 in King George V class battleship HMS Prince of Wales off Singapore shortly…

HMS Exeter after refit in 1941. This heavy cruiser, one of only two "York Class" heavy cruisers built, suffered major damage in the Battle of the Rio Plata against the German pocket battleship, Admiral Graf Spee. Lest we forget: 61 RN officers and ratings were killed aboard HMS Exeter during that battle. Photo courtesy of Imperial War Museum posted by Charles McCain

HMS Exeter after refit in This heavy cruiser, suffered major damage in…

Close-up of the central citadel on the French battleship Richelieu

Dante Alighieri was the first dreadnought battleship built for the Regia Marina Royal Italian Navy. Completed in she was the first battleship built with her main armament in triple-gun turrets.

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