Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Battleship HMS Vanguard in Devonport, England,1954.

You can clearly see the thickness of the side armour and the high flared forecastle that made her such a magnificent seaboat.
Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Vanguard_(23)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Battleship USS Arizona at anchor.

Probably in the 1920s as the cagemasts typical of American battleships of the period were replaced by more conventional tripod masts during her modernization in 1929-1930.
Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Arizona_(BB-39)

Armoured cruiser HMS Argyll circa 1907.

Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Argyll_(1904)

French predreadnought battleship Justice on the Hudson River in 1909.

From Wikipedia: "1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration" in 1909. From Saturday, 25 September, to Monday, 11 October 1909, the U.S. state of New York commemorated the 300th anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson River by Henry Hudson in 1609 and the 100th anniversary of the first successful navigation of the river with a steamboat Robert Fulton in 1807."
Ship details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_battleship_Justice