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Flying dangerously close, a U.S. Navy photographer got this spectacular aerial view of a heavy Japanese cruiser of the Mogima class, demolished by Navy bombs, in the battle of Midway, in June of 1942. Armor plate, steel decks and superstructure are a tumbled mass. (AP Photo)

Flying dangerously close, a U.S. Navy photographer got this spectacular aerial view of a heavy Japanese cruiser of the Mogima class, demolished by Navy bombs, in the battle of Midway, in June of 1942. Armor plate, steel decks and superstructure are a tumbled mass. (AP Photo)

Damage sustained by the Battleship "Borodino" at the naval Battle of Tsushima, fought on May 27–28, 1905, Russo-Japanese War (日露戦争), 1904-1905.

Damage sustained by the Battleship "Borodino" at the naval Battle of Tsushima, fought on May 27–28, 1905, Russo-Japanese War (日露戦争), 1904-1905.

HMS Alexandra (1875), was a central battery ironclad of the Victorian Royal Navy, whose seagoing career was from 1877 to 1900. She was the first British warship to be powered by vertical compound engines, carrying cylindrical high-pressure boilers with a working pressure of 60 pounds-force per square inch (410 kPa), as compared to rectangular boilers working at 30 lbf/in2 (210 kPa) pressure mounted in earlier ships.

HMS Alexandra (1875), was a central battery ironclad of the Victorian Royal Navy, whose seagoing career was from 1877 to 1900. She was the first British warship to be powered by vertical compound engines, carrying cylindrical high-pressure boilers with a working pressure of 60 pounds-force per square inch (410 kPa), as compared to rectangular boilers working at 30 lbf/in2 (210 kPa) pressure mounted in earlier ships.

13.5 in battlecruiser HMS Tiger; date uncertain - ship to starboard is probably HMS Princess Royal, next ahead in the line after Jutland, but conceivably Battlecruiser Fleet flagship HMS Lion or (if the photo dates from before May 1916) HMS Queen Mary, which was sunk in the battle.

13.5 in battlecruiser HMS Tiger; date uncertain - ship to starboard is probably HMS Princess Royal, next ahead in the line after Jutland, but conceivably Battlecruiser Fleet flagship HMS Lion or (if the photo dates from before May 1916) HMS Queen Mary, which was sunk in the battle.

The 15,000-ton Hatsuse was nearly the equal of Mikasa and Asahi, built by Armstrong's at their famous Elswick Works on the River Tyne in Northumberland. The ship fell victim to 2 Russian mines on May 15, 1904, while serving as flagship of the blockading squadron off Port Arthur. 334 of her crew, including Captain Nakao and Admiral Tokioki, were rescued, but the remaining 496 were lost with the ship.

The 15,000-ton Hatsuse was nearly the equal of Mikasa and Asahi, built by Armstrong's at their famous Elswick Works on the River Tyne in Northumberland. The ship fell victim to 2 Russian mines on May 15, 1904, while serving as flagship of the blockading squadron off Port Arthur. 334 of her crew, including Captain Nakao and Admiral Tokioki, were rescued, but the remaining 496 were lost with the ship.

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