Hawaiian Chieftain, by Todd Fox, 2018
Battleship “Marat” was considered a symbol of the naval power of the Soviet Union.
She was the most-described and filmed ship of the Country of the Soviets. In her 40-year service, rich in events, she survived four wars, but only in one of them – the Civil War – she used her main guns in an engagement with enemy warships. Only once in her career. In other conflicts, she served as a monitor rather than a battleship, shelling mainly land targets and carrying out counter-battery fire. At the end, she fell victim of the destructive power of German dive bombers. From that moment, she was a battleship only on paper. Mutilated and devoid of propulsion, she was still biting at the Germans from her remaining guns, and after the war, young pupils of the maritime craft appeared on board.
USS Tennessee (BB-43) seen from overhead in March 1930.
Battleships Richelieu & New Jersey.
US Sailor mans Maxim-Nordenfelt 37 mm 1 pounder, Brooklyn navy Yard, 1900.
USS BROOKLYN (Armored Cruiser No. 3) in background.
HMS Hermes, Hong Kong, 1925
Formidable was an ironclad barbette ship built for the French Navy between her keel laying in late 1879 and her completion in early 1889. The ships of the class was designed in response to Italian naval expansion, and carried a main battery of three 370 mm (14.6 in) guns all mounted in open barbettes on the centerline.
USS Arkansas BB-33. Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth,VA. 26 June 1942.