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USS Newport News CA-148 - Des Moines class Heavy Cruiser. Dad could've been on this ship when the picture was taken!

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6 Images of Abandoned Weaponry You Won't Believe Are Real

Broadside from a U.S. Navy Iowa-class battleship. The days of ship-to-ship clashes at sea may be largely over with, but you don't want to be on a shoreline that intelligence officers decide needs to be softened up for a Leatherneck landing with one of these babies!

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[Photo] Canberra underway, Boston harbor, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Oct 1943, photo 4 of 4

Baltimore class heavy cruiser USS Canberra at Boston in October 1943 - she commemorated the Australian cruiser sunk together with 3 US ones at the Battle of Savo Island in August 1942. Torpedoed in October 1944, she was not repaired until after the end of hostilities. She was not de-commissioned until 1978 after conversion to a guided missile cruiser.

Crewman on board the U.S. Navys Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Baltimore (SSN 704) stand by with a grappling hook to snag a mail shipment being lowered by an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter from Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS-5) July 17, 1996. The Baltimore is part of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Battle Group, which is just days away from completing their scheduled six-month deployment in the Mediterranean.