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USS Freedom(LCS 1)photo US Embassy Singapore.Littoral Combat Ships are significantly smaller,less well-armed,& less resistant to damage than the Navy’s workhorse DDG-51 Arleigh Burke destroyers.For that reason,they’re less intimidating to partners whose navies often resemble the US Coast Guard more than the US Navy’s battle fleet.The ship also has a significantly shallower draft than other warships,giving it better access to coastal waters

USS Freedom(LCS 1)photo US Embassy Singapore.Littoral Combat Ships are significantly smaller,less well-armed,& less resistant to damage than the Navy’s workhorse DDG-51 Arleigh Burke destroyers.For that reason,they’re less intimidating to partners whose navies often resemble the US Coast Guard more than the US Navy’s battle fleet.The ship also has a significantly shallower draft than other warships,giving it better access to coastal waters

HMS Ajax seen before the Second WW-HMS Ajax strikes again – first use of Naval radar-10/12/1940-These were some of the best Italian ships and there was much speculation within the Italian Navy as to how HMS Ajax had overcome the larger force which had attacked her first. She had sunk the Italian destroyer support ships ARIEL and ARIONE and seriously damaged the destroyers AVIERE and ARTIGLIERE.HMS Ajax was making history, using Radar for the first time in a naval combat engagement,

HMS Ajax seen before the Second WW-HMS Ajax strikes again – first use of Naval radar-10/12/1940-These were some of the best Italian ships and there was much speculation within the Italian Navy as to how HMS Ajax had overcome the larger force which had attacked her first. She had sunk the Italian destroyer support ships ARIEL and ARIONE and seriously damaged the destroyers AVIERE and ARTIGLIERE.HMS Ajax was making history, using Radar for the first time in a naval combat engagement,

Two Gruppen of the anti-shipping Kampfgeschwader 100 (KG 100) equipped with Do 217s in 1943, with II/KG 100 receiving the Do 217E-5, equipped to carry the Hs 293 guided missile and III/KG 100 the Do 217K-2, with the Fritz-X guided bomb.[113] II/KG 100 made its combat debut against Royal Navy warships in the Bay of Biscay on 25 August 1943, when it near missed the sloop HMS Landguard, while on 27 August, a second attack by 18 Do 217s sank the sloop HMS Egret and badly damaged the destroyer…

Two Gruppen of the anti-shipping Kampfgeschwader 100 (KG 100) equipped with Do 217s in 1943, with II/KG 100 receiving the Do 217E-5, equipped to carry the Hs 293 guided missile and III/KG 100 the Do 217K-2, with the Fritz-X guided bomb.[113] II/KG 100 made its combat debut against Royal Navy warships in the Bay of Biscay on 25 August 1943, when it near missed the sloop HMS Landguard, while on 27 August, a second attack by 18 Do 217s sank the sloop HMS Egret and badly damaged the destroyer…

The crippled Italian warship Artigliere is finished off by a torpedo from HMS York which hits her magazine causing a massive explosion. (October 12, 1940). British forces were led by HMS Ajax which was making history, using Radar for the first time in a naval combat engagement, and using it to good effect. She had sunk the Italian destroyer support ships ARIEL and ARIONE and seriously damaged the destroyers AVIERE and ARTIGLIERE.

The crippled Italian warship Artigliere is finished off by a torpedo from HMS York which hits her magazine causing a massive explosion. (October 12, 1940). British forces were led by HMS Ajax which was making history, using Radar for the first time in a naval combat engagement, and using it to good effect. She had sunk the Italian destroyer support ships ARIEL and ARIONE and seriously damaged the destroyers AVIERE and ARTIGLIERE.

14 in Home Fleet flagship HMS King George V with severe bow damage after cutting destroyer HMS Punjabi in two in dense fog on 1 May 1942 - photo taken at Seydisfjord, Iceland.  She was lead ship of her class, designed to Washington Treaty limits: many pictures of her and her four sisters on this Board.

14 in Home Fleet flagship HMS King George V with severe bow damage after cutting destroyer HMS Punjabi in two in dense fog on 1 May 1942 - photo taken at Seydisfjord, Iceland. She was lead ship of her class, designed to Washington Treaty limits: many pictures of her and her four sisters on this Board.

A combat module for suppressor class destroyers. It creates a deadly gravitational anomaly and damages hulls of all ships closer than 1250 m. to the anomaly. This is an extremely powerful combat module, incredibly effective against large concentrations of enemy ships. Has significant power requirements and long recharge times.

A combat module for suppressor class destroyers. It creates a deadly gravitational anomaly and damages hulls of all ships closer than 1250 m. to the anomaly. This is an extremely powerful combat module, incredibly effective against large concentrations of enemy ships. Has significant power requirements and long recharge times.

5.3 in Capitano Romani light cruiser Scipione Africano - very fast (43 knots on trials), these were essentially heavy destroyers, used as flotilla leaders.  Under construction as war broke out, only Scipione saw combat, destroying a British MTB off Sicily in July 1942 and damaging another.  Ceded to France post war, she served as Guichen and was decommissioned in 1961, though not scrapped till 1979.

5.3 in Capitano Romani light cruiser Scipione Africano - very fast (43 knots on trials), these were essentially heavy destroyers, used as flotilla leaders. Under construction as war broke out, only Scipione saw combat, destroying a British MTB off Sicily in July 1942 and damaging another. Ceded to France post war, she served as Guichen and was decommissioned in 1961, though not scrapped till 1979.

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