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By: Glen Perry

Power - By: Glen Perry

California History 17 March 1946, The USS Indiana (BB-58), USS Massachusetts (BB-59), and USS Alabama (BB-60) tied up at the Embarcadero, San Francisco.

USS Indiana, USS Massachusetts and USS Alabama docked on the Embarcadero, San Francisco, 1946

About to be hit by a Japanese A6M “Zero” Kamikaze, while operating off Okinawa on 11 April 1945. The plane hit the ship’s side below the main deck, causing minor damage and no casualties on board the battleship. A 40mm quad gun mount’s crew is in action in the lower foreground. The photographer has been identified as Seaman Len Schmidt. Collection of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

USS Missouri about to be hit by a Japanese Zero Kamikaze, while operating off Okinawa on 11 April 1945

HMS Nelson (28) entering Portsmouth harbor, 1939, she and sister Rodney were the Royal Navy's first post WWI battleships, and as a result of the 1922 Washington Treaty were cut down from original 5 turret -15 gun design, this also cost them considerable engine power, so they were always slow. Both had distinguished WWII careers.

16 in battleship HMS Nelson entering Portsmouth harbour: she and her sister Rodney were fairly crude 'cut downs' of an intended four turret design so that they could meet agreed Washington Treaty tonnage limits.

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(Hubby would love to take a vacation to see any battle ship) got to plan this soon!Bow view of USS Wisconsin with her main guns trained to port side, Gulf of Mexico, 30 Aug 1988

Sailors assigned to guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) salute the national ensign during morning colors at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith/Released)    Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/585001/uss-mustin-fleet-activities-yokosuka##ixzz1voOy88NZ

Sailors assigned to guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG salute the national ensign during morning colors at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist Class Andrew Ryan Smith/Released)

HMS Hood, the most historic and famous British battleship sunk by the Bismarck

'Bismarck receiving first torpedo': Rare photos chronicle race to sink the pride of Hitler's fleet in 1941

The snaps were taken from on board the aircraft carrier HMS Victorious, one of 42 ships sent by Winston Churchill to find the fearsome German battleship in the North Atlantic.

USS Tennessee (BB-43). Ordered: 28 December 1915 Builder: New York Naval Shipyard Laid down: 14 May 1917 Launched: 30 April 1919 Commissioned: 3 June 1920 Decommissioned: 14 February 1947 Struck: 1 March 1959 Nickname: "The Rebel Ship" Fate: Sold for scrap, 10 July 1959 Displacement: 33,190 tons

USS Tennessee Ordered: 28 December 1915 Builder: New York Naval…

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USS Connecticut, Battleship, Hudson River, New York City, 1911, WWI Era

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May 25, 1952 - USS Iowa (BB 61) begins shelling industrial and rail centers at Chongjin, Korea. For her Korean War service, she receives two battle stars.

May 1952 - USS Iowa (BB begins shelling industrial and rail centers at Chongjin, Korea. For her Korean War service, she receives two battle stars.

16 in North Carolina class battleship USS Washington: she sank 14 in Japanese battleship Kirishima in November 1942 using radio controlled gunfire at night, but not before the latter had damaged accompanying battleship USS South Dakota.

16 in North Carolina class battleship USS Washington: she sank 14 in Japanese battleship Kirishima in September 1942 using radio controlled gunfire at night, but not before the latter had damaged accompanying battleship USS South Dakota.

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