BAY OF BENGAL (April 14, 2012) USS Topeka (SSN 754) leads USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS Halsey (DDG 97), USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) and ships of the Indian navy in formation during Malabar, an annual bilateral naval field training exercise between the two navies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)
Heavy cruiser USS Alaska (CB-1) maneuvering ahead of battleship USS Missouri (BB-63), Atlantic, 1944.
Oct 12, 1946. Heavy cruiser IJNS AOBA [one of the ships that destroyed HMAS CANBERRA] on the bottom of Kure Harbour.HMAS CANBERRA [I] was the first ship lost, wrecked without being able to return fire. The American cruisers USS QUINCY, VINCENNES and ASTORIA were sunk soon after , as Mikawa's force sped down 'The Slot,' raking the confused and disordered Allied forces as it did so. The Battle of Savo Island was a costly avoidable disaster which is still controversial.
US battle line steaming into position to bombard Kamaishi steelworks on mainland Japan. Photo taken from USS South Dakota (BB-57). Battleships USS Indiana (BB-58), USS Massachusetts (BB-59) and heavy cruisers USS Chicago (CA-136) and USS Quincy (CA-71) follow behind, 14 July 1945.
The first of class littoral combat ships USS Freedom and USS Independence maneuver together during an exercise off the coast of Southern California. by Official U.S. Navy Imagery
USS Enterprise by FrigateRN This is the ship my grandfather served on, being decommissioned. He was one of the first few crew members on board the ship and is lucky enough to make the trip down to VA to go to the ceremonies tomorrow. Go Navy !
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.