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HMS Jervis struck by salvos from Italian destroyers RM Recco and RM Tirago

HMS Jervis struck by salvos from Italian destroyers RM Recco and RM Tirago

IJN Yamato's place of death is marked with a mushroom cloud that was reportedly visible from the Japanese mainland. April 7, 1945 [4,505 x 4,325]

IJN Yamato's place of death is marked with a mushroom cloud that was reportedly visible from the Japanese mainland. April 7, 1945 [4,505 x 4,325]

16 in Iowa class battleship USS Missouri on commissioning in July 1944: the most famous of this ultimate battleship class because the Japanese surrender was signed aboard her on 2 September 1945. All four are preserved, and saw periodic active service into the 1990s.

16 in Iowa class battleship USS Missouri on commissioning in July 1944: the most famous of this ultimate battleship class because the Japanese surrender was signed aboard her on 2 September 1945. All four are preserved, and saw periodic active service into the 1990s.

Lingayen Invasion, January 1945. USS Mississippi (BB-41) bombarding Luzon, during the Lingayen operation, 8 January 1945. She is followed by USS West Virginia (BB-48) and HMAS Shropshire.

Lingayen Invasion, January 1945. USS Mississippi (BB-41) bombarding Luzon, during the Lingayen operation, 8 January 1945. She is followed by USS West Virginia (BB-48) and HMAS Shropshire.

Okinawa, April - June 1945: The Japanese battleship YAMATO which was sacrificed in a desperate attempt to stop the American invasion of Okinawa. Note the ship's pagoda mast, the superstructure featuring a mass of platforms that included watch points, searchlights, and spotting points. Pagoda masts were common on Japanese capital ships.

Okinawa, April - June 1945: The Japanese battleship YAMATO which was sacrificed in a desperate attempt to stop the American invasion of Okinawa. Note the ship's pagoda mast, the superstructure featuring a mass of platforms that included watch points, searchlights, and spotting points. Pagoda masts were common on Japanese capital ships.

World War II, the sinking of a Japanese destroyer as viewed from the periscope of the American submarine that sank it, July 25, 1942

World War II, The Sinking Of A Japanese

World War II, the sinking of a Japanese destroyer as viewed from the periscope of the American submarine that sank it, July 25, 1942

JAPANESE MIDGET SUBMARINE which ran aground on the beach outside Pearl Harbor, 7 December. Early on the morning of 7 December at least one Japanese submarine was reconnoitering inside Pearl Harbor, having slipped past the antisubmarine net. After making a complete circuit of Ford Island the submarine left the harbor and later ran aground on the beach where it was captured intac

JAPANESE MIDGET SUBMARINE which ran aground on the beach outside Pearl Harbor, 7 December. Early on the morning of 7 December at least one Japanese submarine was reconnoitering inside Pearl Harbor, having slipped past the antisubmarine net. After making a complete circuit of Ford Island the submarine left the harbor and later ran aground on the beach where it was captured intac

HMS Duke of York, victor over the Scharnhorst in December 1943.

HMS Duke of York, victor over the Scharnhorst in December 1943.

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