Lutzow torpedoed by HMS Spearfish
"Lieut. Pirie remarked 'I think this is a German battleship', but our captain at first thought it was only a destroyer. Suddenly he said to Lieut. Pirie 'You're right. It's a pocket battleship.' "We were ready for anything. As the 'Admiral Scheer' came nearer the captain realized what a great opportunity was being presented. Lieut.-Commander Forbes had time to manoeuvre his ship to bring the 'Admiral Scheer' to a favourable position."
[Photo] Heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper embarking German troops for the invasion of Norway, 6 Apr 1940
[Photo] Heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper embarking German troops for the invasion of Norway, 6 Apr 1940 | World War II Database
April 13, 1940: 2d Battle of Narvik
Saturday 13 April 1940 Ships at Narvik at some point during the second battle of Narvik. The photo was taken by the spotter plane from HMS Warspite. Operation Weserubung: Operation Weserubung continues smoothly on 13 April 1940, but Hitler is concerned - frantic, is more like it. He is particularly worried about the situation in Narvik, which is precarious. Hitler issues several orders based on this paranoia, but, for one of the very few times in the war, the officers around him countermand…
USS Iowa, the last battleship, filled with memories as it arrives at new home
After decades of action and several stints in mothballs, the USS Iowa has found a new home in San Pedro, Calif., where she will become a museum. The Iowa, one of America's last battleships, has a storied past that includes tours in World War II, Korea, a
“USS TEXAS” (BB-35) Is a (573') New York Class Battleship – Commissioned: 12 March 1914 (Honors, 5 Battle Stars) Crew: 1,810 Officers, Enlisted – Armament: 10 x 14 Inch (356mm) Guns, 6 x 5 Inch (127mm) Guns, 44 x 40mm Bofors AA Guns (Quad Mounts) 44 x 20mm Oerlikon AA Guns and 10 x .50 cal AA Machine Guns – Decommissioned: 12 April 1948 – Became a Museum Ship, 21 April 1948, at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Houston, Texas
World War II Cage Match: How an Aircraft Carrier Fought a Battleship
Any guesses on who won?
8.2 in armoured cruiser SMS Blücher: she was designed as a counter to the British prototype 'Invincible' class battlecruisers before German intelligence had appreciated that these would be armed with 12 in guns: nonetheless the Germans persisted in using her as a runt within their own battlecruiser Squadron, and she was duly sunk when the battlecruisers of both sides clashed at Dogger Bank in January 1915.
24 Avril 1940 - La seconde guerre mondiale au jour le jour
L'Allemagne prend le contrôle politique de la Norvège suite au rejet du roi Haakon VII de poursuivre les négociations avec l'administration allemande. Le gouvernement du Nygaardsvold, par ses proclamations et son attitude ainsi que par les opérations...
Graf Spee, Arado Ar 196A-1 floatplane
Graf Spee, Arado Ar 196A-1 floatplane Admiral Graf Spee German Armored Ship. Seen from astern, while underway in the English Channel. The original print is dated April 1939. Note the armored torpedo tubes on her after deck, triple 28cm gun turret and the Arado Ar 196A-1 floatplane on her catapult, amidships. Date: April 1939 Source: U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
German heavy cruiser Blucher on the way to Norway. In the foreground is a 203-mm main gun 8th April 1940, Blücher was the second of five Admiral Hipper class heavy cruisers of the German Kriegsmarine, built after the rise of the Nazi Party and the repudiation of the Treaty of Versailles. Named for Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, the victor of the Battle of Waterloo, the ship was laid down in August 1936 and launched in June 1937. She was completed in September 1939, shortly after the outbreak…
Foredeck of 11 in German battleship Scharnhorst as she follows a minesweeper in the early war years, occasion uncertain but probably taken during the 1940 operations off Norway: in June she was torpedoed and damaged by one of carrier HMS Glorious's two escorting destroyers as she sank all three British ships whilst acting together with sister Gneisenau.
NORWAY AFTER LIBERATION, 1945
CL 2634. Norwegian children who welcomed British troops after their arrival at Gardermoen airfield near Oslo.
“HMS SIRIUS” (82) a (485') Dido Class Light Cruiser -Commissioned: 6 May 1942 – Crew: 480 Officers & Ratings – Armament: 10 x 5.25 Inch (133mm) QF Gunns (5 Twin Turrets) 8 x 40mm Pom-Pom AA Guns (2 Quad Mounts) 8 x .50 cal Vickers Machine Guns (2 Quad AA Mounts) 6 x 21 Inch (533mm) Torpedo Tubes (2 Tripler Launch Tubes) Paid Off in 1949 and Scrapped: 15 October 1956
German U-Boat U-124 (Type IXB) flying 5 victory pennants was a Type IXB U-boat of Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II seen here (date unk) flying 5 victory pennants. Under command by Korvettenkapitän Johann Mohr she was very successful with 46 ships sunk for a total of 219,862 gross register tons (GRT) and 2 warships of 5,775 tons and 4 ships damaged 30,067 GRT of which 2 were a total loss. She was sunk west of Portugal on April 2, 1943 by 2 British warships. (imgur.com) 05.20
46 Squadron successful in skies over Narvik
'I fired a 4 second burst and there was a burst of black smoke and the undercarriage dropped. Heavy return fire was coming from all four rear upper gun positions and it appeared that the top gunners had twin guns. I had now closed to about 80 yards and broke away downwards to port. As I did so I noticed that my oil pressure had dropped tp zero. I turned towards the aerodrome, gradually losing height and landed.'
British Forces - Sinking in the mud
Italian Campaign, Volturno River 12-16 October 1943: Guns and vehicles of 48 Field Battery, 146 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, British Army, sink in mud during the advance to the Volturno area. An emblematic image of the Italian Campaign’s roughness above all in autumn and winter. Victor Sierra
Mar. 1924: HMS HOOD at Princes Pier Melbourne - Allan C. Green [1878-1954] SLV.
632. HOOD, of course , was accompanied by HMS REPULSE, five D Class cruisers, and joined by the RAN's HMAS ADELAIDE. But it was the world's largest warship that epitomized the supremacy of the Royal Navy in that era, and which was the undoubted star of the show. Allan Green, on hand for all the big nautical events, took this well-known photograph of HOOD, B turret trained to port for the visitors. Photo: Allan C. Green [1878-1954] Green Collection, State Library of Victoria, Accession No…
Arctic convoy ambushed by German cruisers
Each time the enemy gave ground he closed in, forcing him outside gun-range of the convoy and towards our own cruiser covering force. After 40 minutes ONSLOW was hit forward and Captain Sherbrooke was severely wounded in the face by shrapnel, losing the sight of one eye.
11 in 'pocket battleships' Admiral Scheer (foreground) and Lutzow (originally Deutschland) in 1939. Lutzow, the first sister, lacked the tower bridge of Scheer and the third ship, Admiral Graf Spee - later removed from Scheer when she and Lutzow were re-designated as heavy cruisers in 1940. Graf Spee was sunk in December 1939.