ITT: Greatest looking Navy ships of history.
I've always loved the Queen Elizabeth Class.
I really wish some of the Kasierliche Marine's battleships survived as museum ships.
>you will never starve in port while your commanders plot to throw your life away for the sake of their egoes
why even live
>you will never get absolutely fucking wrecked by shells from the QE class battleships.
You mean the Type 45's? They're destroyers lad, cruisers don't really exist any more in modern navies.
There's something so aesthetic about WW2 cruisers to me.
Not among my favorites but this one deserves to be more well-known. It's so bizzare. I'm used to seeing post-Dreadnought ships and this one's one of a kind from the Spanish-American War.
I like ships used during scientific expeditions though most of them don't exist anymore.
Cook's HMS Endeavour.
Cook's 2nd. HMS Resolution.
Another one because it's a recent find and one of the best photos.
Scott's Terra Nova. Maybe not the best details of the ship but I like the composition.
Something about wide sides ;^)
>"Gentlemen, the battle against the Scharnhorst has ended in victory for us. I hope that any of you who are ever called upon to lead a ship into action against an opponent many times superior, will command your ship as gallantly as the Scharnhorst was commanded today." -Admiral Bruce Fraser
Worst post-dreadaught battleship, easily.
>hey guys, running away is for pussies. Why do we have a turret on the back?
> It is better for weight distribution, and it's more versatile. Besides, we can still fire all of them in a broadside.
> Ha, broadsides, Napoleonic wars are over chap. Just put all of the guns in the front, so we can put them all to use in the chase, as the bloody frogs and huns run away again.
And so, they made a design with all the guns in the front, and somehow they forgot to raise the rear turret above the others, So now they can fire in less directions then before, firing the third turret will shatter all glass on the bridge due to proximity, AND THEY STILL CAN ONLY FIRE ALL TURRETS IN A BROADSIDE!
I always liked the look of the all forward configuration on the Richelieu class.
>side by side turret.
huh, never seen that before. I guess if you find yourself in the middle of the fray..
It was a result of the Washington Naval Treaty limiting tonnage.
Nelson's weird layout was the result of trying to shrink the citadel to keep weight down. The citadel on battleships generally stretches between all the turrets, so by putting them all together they could keep weight down while still getting the layout and protection level they wanted.
>no one posted North Carolina class yet
They are working on a full scale recreation of this ship in Koge, Denmark.
Or its sistership to be exact.
The picture is a model of the ship Fides and they are building Hummeren which was its sistership as far as i know.
When it comes to modern ships nothing beats the Kirov in sexy department. NOTHING.
Fuso, one of the oddest motherfuckers there was with a 45m pagoda mast and 6 turrets.
Scharnhorst givess off a very elegant and sleak feeling.
Holy fuck, i think that might be the picture ive been looking for about 5 years now, do you know of any similar one, only with a different color dreadnought and bigger French flag?
Spotted this sailing this morning through Waterford estuary in Ireland, pretty cute.
All the Irish naval vessels are named after the reddit meme "Le"
pic related is the Le James Joyce
Thanks ill give it a search, have some French pre dreadnoughts.
I obviously didn't mean that exact one. But, thanks, i guess.
HMS Hood may have had a glass jaw but she was pretty
The star spangled banner bring hither,
O'er Columbia's true sons let it wave;
May the wreaths they have won never wither,
Nor its stars cease to shine on the brave.
May thy service united ne'er sever,
But hold to the colors so true;
The Army and Navy forever,
Three cheers for the red, white, and blue!
The USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, receiving the largest military flypast in history. It was simultaneously a celebration of peace and a demonstration to the defeated Japanese - and the world - of America's military might.