An interesting contrast between the damage to the flight decks of USS Bunker Hill (top) and
HMS Formidable (bottom) after 550lb-bomb-carrying Kamikaze hits amidships.
On Bunker Hill, the exploding bomb and burning fuel killed 389 and put the carrier out of action for four months. On
Formidable, the exploding bomb and burning fuel killed nine and put the carrier out of action for six hours. America’s Midway-class aircraft carriers which entered service in late 1945, did so with armoured flight decks.
The mystifying silhouette of USS Zumwalt on 7 December 2015 pulled out from Bath Iron Works,
to begin sea trials in preparation
to join the United States fleet as an actively commissioned warship.
Battleship Division 2 off Norfolk, VA circa June 1954. From left to right the ships are the USS New Jersey (BB-62), USS Missouri (BB-63), USS Wisconsin (BB-64), and USS Iowa (BB-61). This marks the only occasion where four Iowa-class battleships operated together.
A view looking aft from the fairweather sail of the nuclear-powered ballistic submarine Pennsylvania (SSBN-735) as the ship cruises off the coast of Georgia. The American flag is shown flying from the bridge staff, November 1995.
The USS Nebraska, a United States Navy battleship, with dazzle camouflage painted on the hull, in Norfolk, Virginia, on
April 20, 1918. Dazzle camouflage, widely used during the war years, was
designed to make it difficult for an enemy to estimate the range,
heading, or speed of a ship, and make it a harder target. How well dazzle camouflage worked, or if it worked at all, were never clearly established, despite several attempts by the British Admiralty and others.