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USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) departs Norfolk Naval Base to conduct training at sea. This shot is NOT doctored up. (US Navy Photo)

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) departs Norfolk Naval Base to conduct training at sea. This shot is NOT doctored up. (US Navy Photo)

14 in USS Pennsylvania, 1944.  Being in dry dock at the time, she survived Pearl Harbor relatively unscathed, and was not as extensively modernised thereafter as more badly damaged ships.  On 12 August 1945 (3 days before the end of WW2) she was badly damaged by torpedo bomber attack, and permanently decommissioned on the 29th.

14 in USS Pennsylvania, 1944. Being in dry dock at the time, she survived Pearl Harbor relatively unscathed, and was not as extensively modernised thereafter as more badly damaged ships. On 12 August 1945 (3 days before the end of WW2) she was badly damaged by torpedo bomber attack, and permanently decommissioned on the 29th.

14 Feb 39: The great German battleship BISMARCK is launched, the most powerful ship in the Kriegsmarine. Its career on the seas, however, will be cut short by the British.

14 Feb 39: The great German battleship BISMARCK is launched, the most powerful ship in the Kriegsmarine. Its career on the seas, however, will be cut short by the British.

Scene on the flight deck, looking aft from the carrier’s island during her shakedown cruise, 20 March 1943. Planes parked on deck are F6F-3 fighters (in foreground, with wings folded) and SBD-4 scout bombers.

Scene on the flight deck, looking aft from the carrier’s island during her shakedown cruise, 20 March 1943. Planes parked on deck are F6F-3 fighters (in foreground, with wings folded) and SBD-4 scout bombers.

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