14 in Mississippi class battleship USS Idaho, 1943: she was fortunate in not being at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, but as a result was not as extensively modernised as those ships requiring significant repair. She served throughout the Pacific campaign, mainly in shore bombardment roles.
14 Feb 39: The great German battleship BISMARCK is launched, the most powerful ship in the Kriegsmarine. In the course of her short career, the Bismarck will conduct only one offensive operation, during which on 24 May 41 she will engage and destroy the battlecruiser HMS Hood, the pride of the Royal Navy. A relentless pursuit will find, cripple and destroy the Bismark three days later. #WWII #History
The Massive Soviet Sub That Inspired 'Hunt For Red October'
Apra Harbor, Guam (Nov. 7, 2001) -- Crew members aboard a U.S. Navy submarine, conduct an Emergency Personnel Transfer Hoist training exercise with a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five (HC-5). U.S. Navy Photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Marjorie McNamee. (RELEASED)