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USS "Vincennes" (CA-44). Last of 7 "Astoria" class heavy cruisers built between 1930 and 1937. These ships set the template for all subsequent USN heavy and light cruisers. Good ships, but, to comply with treaty limitations, underarmoured (compare with IJN "Takao" class). 10,000 tons, 3x3 8"in. 55 cal guns; 4 x 2 5" 25 cal guns. 32.7 kts. "Vincennes" and 2 sisters (Quincy, CA-39, Astoria, CA-3) were sunk at the Battle of Savo Island, (8/9 Aug 1942) among the most lopsided defeats in USN…

For my post to r/WarshipPorn, I'd like to submit the pic which in my opinion is the very definition of WarshipPorn - I give you the USS Vincennes passing through the Panama Canal in January of lit by the tropical sun and slicing through

MARTIN P6M SEAMASTER - JET POWERED SEAPLANE BOMBER

The tactical concept of the Martin Seama ter wa to have a eaplane trategic bomber that could operate in mall number and be refueled at ea

Aerial view of US battleship Massachusetts, 1943; note OS2U Kingfisher float planes on the fantail catapults

War Machines - The battleship USS Massachusetts under way sometime in This angle reveals the immensity of the ship and the abundance of her secondary armament. In her day, just like her sisters, she was a floating fortress that feared no enemy.

Italian bomber SM.79 'Sparviero' flies with fighter escort Macchi C.200 'Saetta'.

Italian bomber 'Sparviero' flies with fighter escort Macchi 'Saetta'

Soviet Air Force pilot Valentin Privalov flies his jet fighter under a bridge on the river Ob, in Siberia, June 4th, 1965.

Photo: Russian stunt pilot Valentin Privalov flying under the central span the bridge over river Ob (June 1965 )

The first nuclear-powered surface vessel, USS Long Beach, was launched at Quincy in 1961

USS Long Beach was a nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser in the US Navy. She was the only ship of her class and the third Navy ship named after the city of Long Beach, California.

11 in Moltke class battlecruiser SMS Goeben - her escape from the pursuing British, arrival at Constantinople and subsequent transfer to the Turkish fleet brought Turkey into WW1 on the Axis side.  Renamed Yavuz, she survived until 1970.

Moltke class battlecruiser SMS Goeben - her escape from the pursuing British, arrival at Constantinople and subsequent transfer to the Turkish fleet brought Turkey into on the Axis side. Renamed Yavuz, she survived until