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"Pirate of the Pacific" by Tom Freedman The Fletcher class destroyer USS Kidd escorting the carrier USS Essex March 1945.

"Pirate of the Pacific" by Tom Freedman The Fletcher class destroyer USS Kidd escorting the carrier USS Essex March ~ BFD

Sinking of HMS Hood by the Bismarck. Only three people from a crew of 1,418 survived the sinking. Following this Winston Churchill issued the order to sink the Bismark whatever the cost might be. rjp

Schmitz-Westerholt depicting the sinking of battlecruiser HMS Hood on 24 May Prince of Wales is in the foreground. (US Naval History & Heritage Command.

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USS Johnston under fire at Battle off Samar painting by Pierre de Wispelaere at National Museum of the Pacific War.

USS San Juan (CL-54).  Builder: Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, Massachusetts. Laid down: 15 May 1940. Launched: 6 September 1941. Commissioned: 28 February 1942. Decommissioned: 9 November 1946. Reclassified: CLAA-54, 28 February 1949. Struck: 1 May 1959. Fate: Sold for scrapping, 31 October 1961. Class & type:	Atlanta-class cruiser. Displacement:	8.332 long tons.

USS San Juan (CL-54). Builder: Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, Massachusetts. Laid down: 15 May 1940. Launched: 6 September 1941. Commissioned: 28 February 1942. Decommissioned: 9 November 1946. Reclassified: CLAA-54, 28 February 1949. Struck: 1 May 1959. Fate: Sold for scrapping, 31 October 1961. Class & type: Atlanta-class cruiser. Displacement: 8.332 long tons.

Italian Light Cruiser Giussepe Garibaldi

The First Battle of Sirte was fought between the British Royal Navy and the Regia Marina during the Mediterranean campaign of the Second World War.

USS Taurus (Patrol Combatant-Missile Hydrofoil) Saw these while stationed at Little Creek, va.

USS Texas (BB-35) The Last Battle she fought in was the Battle of Okinawa 1945.

USS Texas (BB-35) The Last Battle she fought in was the Battle of Okinawa 1945.

AVIATION ART HANGAR - Mud In Your Eye by James Dietz (Sopwith Camel)

Mud In Your Eye ~ by James Dietz (Sopwith Camel)

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