German 'pocket battleship' Lutzow, date unknown, but her shadow indicates that she has a funnel cap and a platformed mast, thus during WW2 rather than prewar. Despite her 11 in guns protection was not beyond heavy cruiser levels, and she was re designated as such in 1940: previously the 3 ships of the class were 'armoured ships'.
12 in battlecruiser SMS Hindenburg with 12 in 'Kaiser' class battleship SMS…
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Kriegsmarine Scharnhorst class battlecruisers battleship KMS Scharnhorst during her final year 01
Clydebuilt Battleships: - HMS VALIANT 1916 and what looks like Battle Squadron. Picture could be post WWI by a couple of years
11 in Scharnhorst (another photo nearby), this time taken in February
French battleships under British fire, Mers el Kebir, Algeria, July 1940. After France's unilateral surrender the previous month a fleet led by HMS Hood destroyed these ships to prevent them being handed over to the Nazis: a significant indication of British intent to fight on without their former ally.
A series of incredible photographs from the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper, captures the plight of HMS Glowworm, as it attacked with an indomitable spirit before being sunk on 8 April
Modern Italian 15 in battleship Littorio exercising with her sister Vittorio Veneto shortly before Italy's entry into in Both survived the war, though Littorio was seriously damaged by aerial torpedo during the famous Taranto raid in November that year.
The Scharnhorst with the Atlantic bow.
A look at Operation Juno, the Kriegsmarine operation during World War II in which the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau sank the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Glorious.
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11 in battleship Gneisenau shortly before the famous 'Channel Dash' back to Germany from the French Atlantic Coast in company with sister Scharnhorst and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, February 1942. Mined en route, she was fatally damaged by RAF bombing at the end of the month whilst in dry dock for repair and never went to sea under her own power again.
At sea en route to Norway, circa May prior to her Atlantic sortie. Photographed from the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen.