In the first pic is the USS Pittsburgh on the 5th of June 1945 after losing 104 ft of her bow from a typhoon.

In the second pic is the salvaged bow of the Pittsburgh at Guam. (1945)

The final pic is the Pittsburgh on a full powered run with her replacement bow on.

The USS Pittsburgh was a Baltimore-class cruiser that served in WW2 from 1944-45, she was sold for scrap in 1974

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Washington state received $90K federal funding to study a proposal to build a bridge across the Sinclair Inlet near Bremerton, Washington using two or three retired US Navy aircraft carriers. 

Retired USS Kitty Hawk and USS Independence are being eyed for the project, but the US Navy says that are not currently available.

via Foxtrot Alpha


The torpedoed light cruiser USS Reno under salvage, fleet tugboat USS Zuni alongside, 5 November 1944.

On the night of 3 November 1944, light cruiser USS Reno, a part of Admiral Sherman’s TG 38.3 (which in turn was a part of the greater TF 38, the Fast Carrier Task Force), was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-41 east of the San Bernardino Strait while escorting USS Lexington. She was hit by two torpedoes; one of which hit her outer hull, didn’t explode, and was later defused. The other one exploded, which led to the death of 2 of her crew. 4 other crewmen were injured.

After spending a night dead in the water, she was attacked by another Japanese submarine. Fortunately for the light cruiser the three torpedoes the submarine fired all missed. Later fleet tugboat USS Zuni came to the rescue and towed Reno more than two thousand kilometers to the American anchorage at Ulithi Atoll for temporary repairs.