6 in Monmouth class armoured cruiser HMS Cornwall immediately after the Battle of the Falkland Islands on 8th December 1914. She sank light cruiser SMS Leipzig, thus avenging Monmouth herself (lost shortly before at the Battle of Coronel), sustaining 18 x 4.1 in hits in the process - though remarkably no casualties.
Attack on Japanese shipping by Ensign Allen of VPB 117 showing camouflaged Japanese ship burning in Philippine waters. Photograph, December 16, 1944. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
8.2 in armoured cruiser SMS Gneisenau, sister of Admiral von Spee's flagship Scharnhorst and thus one of the victors at Coronel in November 1914 before being overwhelmed and sunk by a British force including HMSs Invincible and Inflexible at the Falkland Islands the following month (a rare example of battlecruisers fulfilling their intended role). Von Spee's son died in her.
NH 51794: "'Wyalusing' at Rainbow Bluff, N.C." SSinking of the 'Otsego' and blowing up of the 'Bazeley.'" Phototype by F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa the later 19th Century. This print depicts the U.S. Navy tug Bazely striking a mine while going to the assistance of USS Otsego, near Jamestown, North Carolina, on the Roanoke River, 9 December 1864. Otsego, which had just been sunk by other mines, is in the left center ba...
Lot-2406-14: Japanese cruiser Ashigara, Nachi class, starboard view, December 1940. Ashigara was sunk on June 8, 1945, by combined Allied forces. Halftone copy from the files of the Department of Naval Intelligence, June 1943. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (2016/05/12).