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Photo #: 80-G-252367  Normandy Invasion, June 1944  LCM landing craft pass USS LCI(L)-323 (at right, with a barrage balloon overhead) and an LCT off the invasion beaches, 6 June 1944. Taken by Combat Photo Unit Eight (CPU-8).  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives

Photo #: 80-G-252367 Normandy Invasion, June 1944 LCM landing craft pass USS LCI(L)-323 (at right, with a barrage balloon overhead) and an LCT off the invasion beaches, 6 June 1944. Taken by Combat Photo Unit Eight (CPU-8). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives

Light Cruiser Leipzig

in light cruiser Leipzig - she was torpedoed by a British submarine in…

USS Alabama (BB-60) in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, February 1945. [1000x1385]

USS Alabama in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, Feb photo 3 of 4

Vehicles and British troops on board LST off Utah Beach, Normandy, 9 Jun 1944 (US National Archives)

[Photo] Vehicles and British troops on board a LST off Utah Beach, Normandy, 9 Jun 1944

Vehicles and British troops on board LST off Utah Beach, Normandy, 9 Jun 1944 (US National Archives)

Pearl Harbor Attack #WW2 #Worldwar

Pearl Harbor Attack--my home port during the Vietnam War. Many relics and reminders of the Pearl Harbor attack were still there in Nearby Hickam Airfield still had holes in the walls of offices and barracks as a reminder to never let our guard down.

USS Alaska CB-1 - Incrociatore pesante classe Alaska - Entrata in servizio	17 giugno 1944 Radiata	17 febbraio 1947 Destino finale smantellata nel 1960. Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento	29 779 Lunghezza 246,43 m Larghezza	27,76 m Pescaggio	8,3 m Propulsione	8 caldaie Babcock & Wilcox, 2 gruppi turbine a vapore General Electric da 150 000 shp (112 MW) complessivi Velocità	31,4 nodi Autonomia	12 000 Equipaggio	fino a 2 251

The American take on the battlecruiser idea. a fast well armoured ship, with firepower being reduced, rather than protection, to allow for higher speed.

USS Tarawa LHA 1 conducting amphibious landings in June of 2003 near Kuwait.  Notice the LCU backing away from the ships well deck. Notice the CH53 helicopters on deck and one in the air. Tarawa has now been decommissioned.

USS Tarawa LHA 1 conducting amphibious landings in June of 2003 near Kuwait. Notice the LCU backing away from the ships well deck. Tarawa has now been decommissioned.

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pacific fleet wwii | USS Wisconsin BB-64 seen in the Pacific in late 1944 or early 1945

16 in Iowa class battleship USS Wisconsin underway with other warships in the western Pacific, December

LCT-25 and LCI(L)-497 lay wrecked off Omaha Beach, Normandy, amidst a storm, 21 Jun 1944

[Photo] and lay wrecked off Omaha Beach, Normandy, amidst a storm, 21 Jun 1944

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