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H.M.S. "Sedgefly" in action during the Mesopotamian campaign

Night firing by H.M.S "Hercules"

Scene during the surrender of the German fleet. British battle cruisers lead by H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth" escorting German fleet

Looking toward the stern of H.M.S. "Vindictive". Ostend, Belgium

Visit of a Brazilian Admiral to H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth". He is shown in conversation with Admiral Beatty

Remains of H.M.S. "Vindictive", Ostend, Belgium

Admitals assembling for investiture aboard H.M.S. "Queen Elizabeth"

Gun aboard H.M.S. "Sedgefly" in full recoil

American delegates aboard H.M.S. "Hood". Scotland

Camouflage - Smoke Screens - H.M.S. Erin putting up smoke screen on going into action. Picture taken from kite balloon

Airplanes - Historical - Aviators rescued from watery grave. The rescue of an Allied pilot and observer after their plane fell into the sea. They are shown standing on a wing of the rapidly sinking plane awaiting the H.M.S. "Seymour" which came to their rescue

Photograph of a Oil Tank on the USS Akron, ca. 1933

Photograph of Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of the USS Akron in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Dock , ca. 1933

Photograph of the Left Side of the Control Car on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph Looking Down in Emergency Control Station of a Dirigible , ca. 1933

Photograph of the Nose of the USS Akron being Attached, ca. 1933

Photograph of a Sailor at the Bow Mooring Post on a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Two Photograph of the Catwalk on the USS Akron, ca. 1933

Aerial Photograph of HMS Repulse

HMS Acquitania Getting Overhauled

BDE-1 HMS Bayntun

HMS Sheffield After Repair

A starboard beam view of the British light cruiser HMS ANDROMEDA (F 57) underway during NATO exercise DISPLAY DETERMINATION

A port beam view of the British light cruiser HMS ANTRIM (D 18) underway during NATO exercise DISPLAY DETERMINATION

A port beam view of the British frigate HMS SCYLLA (F-71) and the French destroyer LA GALISSONNIERE (D-638) underway during NATO exercises

A starboard quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62), left, the fast combat support ship USS DETROIT (AOE-4), center, and the British frigate HMS SCYLLA (F-71) as the carrier is refueled by the support ship during a NATO exercise

A view of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62), right, the fast combat support ship USS DETROIT (AOE-4), center, and the British frigate HMS SCYLLA (F-71) as the carrier is refueled by the support ship during a NATO exercise

A port side view of the Royal Navy (British) Wave Class Large Fleet Tanker, HMS WAVE RULER (A390) underway in the harbor at Naval Station Mayport, Florida (FL) for a port visit. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service is the specialized front-line support force for the Royal Navy that replenishes warships at sea with fuel, stores, weapons equipment and munitions

The periscope of the submarine HMS COURAGEOUS (S-106) is up, right, as the submarine makes assessments of the Harpoon missile damage aboard the radar picket escort ship USS HISSEM (DER-400) during testing

A view of Harpoon missile damage assessment aboard the radar picket escort ship USS HISSEM (DER-400). The submarine HMS COURAGEOUS (S-106) is handling the assessment

A port quarter view of the British frigate HMS ARIADNE (F 72), left, in the York River during a re-enactment of the Battle of Yorktown. On the right is a stern view of the frigate USS AINSWORTH (FF 1090)

A port quarter view of the British frigate HMS ARIADNE (F 72) in the York River during a re-enactment of the Battle of Yorktown. A sailing ship is nearby. (SUBSTANDARD)

A starboard bow view of the British large fleet tanker HMS TIDEPOOL (A 76) underway

A starboard bow view of the British destroyer HMS COVENTRY (D 118) underway

A port bow view of the British replenishment ship HMS Fort Austin (A-386) underway

A port quarter view of the British hydrographic and oceanographic survey patrol ship HMS ENDURANCE (A 171)

A starboard quarter view of the British destroyer HMS COVENTRY (D 118) underway

A starboard beam view of the British destroyer HMS LONDON (D 16) underway

A starboard quarter view of the British frigate HMS NAIAD (F 39) underway

An elevated port bow view of the British destroyer HMS BRISTOL (D 23) underway

A port bow view of the British frigate HMS ARROW (F 173) underway

A port bow view of the British light aircraft carrier HMS INVINCIBLE (R-05) underway

A port bow view of the British large fleet tanker HMS TIDEPOOL (A 76) underway

A starboard quarter view of the British destroyer HMS COVENTRY (D 118) underway

A starboard bow view of the British frigate HMS NAIAD (F 39) underway

A starboard bow view of the British frigate HMS BROADSWORD (F-88) underway

A port bow view of the British destroyer HMS LONDON (D 16) underway

A port bow view of the British fleet replenishment ship HMS FORT GRANGE (A 385) underway

A Polaris missile is launched from the British nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine HMS REOWN (S-26), not visible, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida

Aerial starboard beam view of the British aircraft carrier HMS HERMES (R-12) underway

Aerial stern view of the British aircraft carrier HMS HERMES (R-12) underway

Aerial port bow view of a partially submerged United Kingdom Valiant class submarine underway. Visible is the sail with antenna and sensory extended

Aerial view of the search periscope and radio mast of a United Kingdom Resolution/Dreadnought Class submarine

An aerial port view of ships from the Standing Naval Force, Atlantic, underway in formation. The ships are, from foreground to back, the British light cruiser HMS NORFOLK (D-21), the guided missile destroyer USS CLAUDE V. RICKETTS (DDG-5), the Netherlands destroyer HNLMS DERUYTER (F-806), the Canadian frigate HMCS SAQUENAY (206) and the Federal Republic of Germany frigate FGS BRAUNSCHWEIG (F-225)

Tanks and vehicles of the 7th Marine Amphibious Brigade are lined up in the staging area after being offloaded from the transport ship USNS LYRA. The equipment will be used during Operation Freedom Pennant

An M-60 main battle tank from the 7th Marine Amphibious Brigade is offloaded from the transport ship USNS LYRA. The tank will be used during Operation Freedom Pennant

LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicles of the 7th Marine Amphibious Brigade are lined up in the staging area after being offloaded from the transport ship USNS LYRA. They will be used during Operation Freedom Pennant

Bow view of the ships comprising the Standing Naval Force Atlantic underway. The ships are from left to right: FGS AUGSBURG (F-222), USS SELLERS (DDG-11), HNLMS VAN NES (F-805), HMCS IROQUOIS (DDH-280) and HMS DANAE (F-47)

Aerial port bow view of the ships comprising the Standing Naval Force Atlantic underway. The ships are from left to right: HMS DANAE (F-47), HMCS IROQUOIS (DDH-280), HNLMS VAN NES (F-805), USS SELLERS (DDG-11) and FGS AUGSBURG (F-222). Following the ships is the HMCS PROTECTEUR (AOR-509)

An aerial port beam view of the ships comprising the Standing Naval Force Atlantic underway. The ships are, from top to bottom: HMS DANAE (F-47), HMCS IROQUOIS (DDH-280), HMCS PROTECTEUR (AOR-509), HNLMS VAN NES (F-805), USS SELLERS (DDG-11) and FGS AUGSBURG (F-222)

Marine UH-1 Iroquois and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters hover about the British amphibious ship HMS FEARLESS during exercise Northern Wedding

A view of the commissioning plaque for the HMS TABUK (618) that was built for a foreign government

An overhead starboard view of the British Appleleaf class support tanker HMS BAYLEAF (A-109) underway during exercise Distant Drum.

A starboard view of the British Type 42 class destroyer HMS GLASGOW (D-88) underway during exercise Distant Drum.

A Polaris missile lifts off after being fired from the submerged British nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine HMS REVENGE (S-27) off the coast of Florida near Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This the 10th in a series of Polaris test flights

A detachment of crewmen and midshipmen from the destroyer USS SPRUANCE (DD 963) joins with crewmen from the British frigate HMS LEANDER (F 109) in a ceremony celebrating the United States' Independence Day and the island's Twnwald Day

A starboard bow view of three Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunters from British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One underway on the Anacostia River while en route to the Washington Navy Yard for a port visit. From right to left are the HMS COTTESMORE (M 32), the HMS DULVERTON (M 35) and the HMS CHIDDINGFOLD (M 37

A port bow view of two Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunters of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One moored at the Washington Navy Yard during a Navy festival open house. On the left is the HMS COTTESMORE (M 32) and on the right is the HMS BRECON (M 29)

A close-up view of one of two Phalanx M61 Vulcan six-barreled 20mm Gattling guns, part of the Close-In Weapons System (CIWS), aboard the United Kingdom ship HMS ILLUSTRIOUS (R-06)

Retired General Lyman Lemnitzer, US Army, left, former Army CHIEF of STAFF, and retired Armiral Jerald Wright, US Navy, stand by the HMS Seraph monument at The Citadel Military Academy. They are attending funeral services for retired General Mark Clark, US Army

A port side view of the Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS BRECON (M 29) passing the National War College while enroute to the Washington Navy Yard for a port visit. The BRECON is the squadron leader of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A port side view of the Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS COTTESMORE (M 32) passing the National War College while en route to the Washington Navy Yard for a port visit

A port side view of the Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS CHIDDINGFOLD (M 37) passing the National War College while en route to the Washington Navy Yard for a port visit

A port side view of the Hunt Class minesweeper/minehunter HMS DULVERTON (M-35) passing the National War College while en route to the Washington Navy Yard for a port visit

A port quarter view of Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS DULVERTON (M 35) passing Fort Washington on the Potomac River. The ship is a unit of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A port bow view of Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS CHIDDINGFOLD (M 37) approaching Fort Washington on the Potomac River. The ship is a unit of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A port bow view of the Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS DULVERTON (M 35) underway on the Ancostia River after departing the Washington Navy Yard. The HMS DULVERTON is a unit of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A port bow view of the bow section of the Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS DULVERTON (M 35) showing the 40 mm Bofors cannon. The ship is a unit of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A stern view of two Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunters underway on the Anacostia River after departing the Washington Navy Yard. In the distance is the HMS DULVERTON (M 35) and in the foreground is the HMS CHIDDINGFOLD (M 37). Both ships are units of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A port side view of the stern section of the British Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS DULVERTON (M 35), showing the assorted gear used in mine sweeping operations. The ship is a unit of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A port bow view of two Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunters approaching Fort Washington on the Potomac River. The HMS CHIDDINGFOLD (M 37) are units of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A port side view of the bridge area of the Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS DULVERTON (M 35). The ship is a unit of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A port bow view of the Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS CHIDDINGFOLD (M 37) underway on the Anacostia River after departing the Washington Navy Yard. The ship is a unit of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A port quarter view of British Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS CHIDDINGFOLD (M 37) passing Fort Washington on the Potomac River. The ship is a unit of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A bow view of two Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunters of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One moored at the Washington Navy Yard during a Navy festival open house. On the left is the HMS COTTESMORE (M 32) and on the right is the HMS BRECON (M 29). The ships are at the yard for a port visit

A port side view of the amidships section of the British Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS CHIDDINGFOLD (M 37) showing the assorted gear used in minesweeping operations. The ship is a unit of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A port side view of the amidships section of the Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS DULVERTON (M 35). The ship is a unit of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A port bow view of Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS DULVERTON (M 35) passing Fort Washington on the Potomac River. The ship is a unit of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A port quarter view of the British Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunter HMS CHIDDINGFOLD (M 37) underway on the Anacostia River after departing the Washington Navy Yard. The ship is a unit of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One

A starboard bow view of two Hunt class mine sweeper/mine hunters of British Mine Counter-Measures Squadron One moored at the Washington Navy Yard during a Navy festival open house. On the left is the HMS COTTESMORE (M 32) and on the right is the HMS BRECON (M 29). The ships are at the yard for a port visit

The British Hunt class minesweeper HMS BRECON (M 29) (in front) and HMS COTTESMORE (M 32) approach Fort Washington while underway on the Potomac River. The 1ST Mine Countermeasures Squadron ships have just completed a visit to the Washington Navy Yard

The British Hunt class minesweeper HMS BRECON (M 29) (in front) and HMS COTTESMORE (M 32) approach Fort Washington while underway on the Potomac River. The 1ST Mine Countermeasures Squadron ships have just completed a visit to the Washington Navy Yard

A port side view of the British Hunt class minesweeper HMS BRECON (M 29) underway on the Potomac River near Fort Washington. The 1ST Mine Countermeasures Squadron ships have just completed a visit to the Washington Navy Yard

A port bow view of the British Hunt class minesweeper HMS COTTESMORE (M 32) underway on the Anacostia River after departing from the Washington Navy Yard. The ship is part of the 1ST Mine Countermeasures Squadron. The US Capitol building is visible in the left background

The British Hunt class minesweeper HMS BRECON (M 29) and HMS COTTESMORE (M 32) approach Fort Washington while underway on the Potomac River. The 1ST Mine Countermeasures Squadron ships have just completed a visit to the Washington Navy Yard

A port quarter view of the British Hunt class minesweeper HMS BRECON (M 29) underway on the Anacostia River after departing from the Washington Navy Yard. The ship is part of the 1ST Mine Countermeasures Squadron. The National War College building is visible in the background

A port bow view of the British Hunt class minesweeper HMS BRECON (M 29) underway on the Potomac River near Fort Washington. The 1ST Mine Countermeasures Squadron ships has just completed a visit to the Washington Navy Yard

A port quarter view of the British Hunt class minesweeper HMS COTTESMORE (M 32) underway on the Potomac River near Fort Washington. The 1ST Mine Countermeasures Squadron ship has just completed a visit to the Washington Navy Yard

A port bow view of the British Hunt class minesweeper HMS BRECON (M 29) underway on the Anacostia River after departing from the Washington Navy Yard. The ship is part of the 1ST Mine Countermeasures Squadron. The US Capitol building is visible in the left background

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