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Aye.. i know about Taiho...  But Shokaku`s crew were crack team, and they didnt expected damned thing to explode at all, if i remember - they were lining up on main deck and preparing to abandon ship. Then everything exploded and whole vessel sunk fast with nearly whole crew :sad:

 

Didn't "Lexington" had the same fate?

The ship was saved and taken into tow, but they forgot to turn of electricity, so gasoline fumes exploded and sent ship to the bottom.

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Here's an interesting one. A WW2 80ft US PT Boat if the site i found it on is right.

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The second craziest thing to do with landing ship and Piper Cub...

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The second craziest thing to do with landing ship and Piper Cub...

If it's silly but i works, it isn't silly :smiles:

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If it's silly but i works, it isn't silly :smiles:

 

It's not silly, it's just bat guano crazy :trollface:

 

And here is THE craziest thing to do :glasses: The Brodie Gear was used both for aircraft recovery and aircraft launch :)

 

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Isn't there HMS Cavalier?

 

Some pictures of Conte di Cavour:

 

Nocturne navigation, the picture was taken during the reconstruction, the turrets have been removed.

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After the reconstruction, from above

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During gun trials

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All pictures resized, click on the individual picture for original resolution. Source.

really beautiful :great:

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USS Tennessee and USS West Virginia after the japanesse air raid on Pearl Harbour. Photo date : 10 December 1941

 

USS Tennessee and USS West Virginia , after the Japanesse air raid on Pearl Harbour. Photo date: 10 December 1941

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Daily ship routine - Royal Marines training on the deck of HMS King George V

 

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Daily ship routine - Royal Marines training on the deck of HMS King George V

 

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Wonderful detailed photo now people can imagine how big this ship was (and not only this one). :great:

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While this is not WWII anymore, ships involved are :)

 

 

USS Wisconsin - the Shark battleship.

 

Damage suffered in collision with DDE 510 USS Eaton:

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And damage to USS Eaton:

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h3.jpgYamato_during_Trial_Service.jpgYamato_under_air_attack.jpgThe last photos of the super battleship yamato
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Those collision pics are great. Really hope for in game visuals that match those.

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A well known picture, but still powerful... "The Murderer's Row" - carriers of Task Force 38 at Ulithi atoll.

 

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OK so have to ask - why Murderers Row ? Is it simply how many Japanses they slew or something more ?

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Basically because carriers were the killers of the fleet :)

 

As a side note, in front row, from camera back: Wasp (CV-18), Yorktown (CV-10), Hornet (CV-12), Hancock (CV-19), Ticonderoga (CV-14). In the secod row, Lexington (CV-16)

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Hello,

i have some pictures from my favourite ship (i hope sometimes the italian NAVY will enter WoWS) the BOLZANO.

The BOLZANO is the last - but very improved - ship of the TRENTO Class heavy Cruisers.

 The history of the ship is very interesting and it is famous for a picture in battle with the Mediterranean Fleet from the Royal Navy, the Battle of Cape Spartivento, 27 Nov 1940.

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Bolzano, during the Battle of Cape Spartivento, 27 Nov 1940

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Japanese warships maneuvering during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Notice that the plane from which the picture was taken is far from mint condition...

 

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Hello,

i have some pictures from my favourite ship (i hope sometimes the italian NAVY will enter WoWS) the BOLZANO.

The BOLZANO is the last - but very improved - ship of the TRENTO Class heavy Cruisers.

 The history of the ship is very interesting and it is famous for a picture in battle with the Mediterranean Fleet from the Royal Navy, the Battle of Cape Spartivento, 27 Nov 1940.

The "beautifully executed mistake", I used to know that she was built in order to have two divisions of three uniform cruisers each, with Pola intended to act as flagship of the fleet while the battleships were being rebuilt, but according to Maurizio Brescia she was most likely the result of combined lobbying from Ansaldo (that was left out from heavy cruisers building until that moment) and the faction in the navy that still wanted speed over protection.

 

Have another nice picture of Bolzano at Venice in 1935 circa:

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Source is M. Brescia's book "Mussolini's Navy", the actual picture comes from the Museo Storico Navale of Venice via E. Bagnasco

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Now this puts a perfect perspective on North Atlantic convoy duty...

 

HMS Leamington (Ex USS Twiggs) returning to port.

 

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