Bow 8 in turrets of heavy cruiser HMS York, sister to Exeter (photo nearby). Critically damaged by Italian explosive motorboats in March 1941 in Suda Bay, Crete, she was put beyond repair by the Royal Navy before the allied withdrawal from the Island after the German invasion in May.
Trafalgar-class attack submarine HMS Triumph, glides into HM Naval Base Clyde. Royal Navy Photo
Modified 6 in Leander class light cruiser HMAS Sydney - in November 1941 she was lost with all hands off Western Australia in combat with the German auxiliary raider Kormoran, which was also sunk (though many of her crew survived): her opponent was well disguised as a neutral vessel, and Sydney was caught completely by surprise, having approached imprudently close.
German paratroopers (Fallschirmjäger) landing on Crete
Britain's biggest warship is being scrapped just 4 years after a £65m facelift
Sailing into the sunset: HMS Ocean is the flagship of the Royal Navy - but its life won't be extended
74 years ago today, Germany launches Operation Mercury: The airborne invasion of Crete.
Japanese Takao class heavy cruiser Atago: an improvement on the preceding Myoko class, they were fast, dangerous opponents: at Guadalcanal in November 1942 she and Takao hit battleship USS South Dakota with 17 x 8 in rounds. Atago was torpedoed and sunk by submarine USS Darter in October 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Diagramme d'un ancien bateau de guerre
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HMS Canada, the only 14 in battleship in the Grand Fleet, conducting gunnery exercises in 1917. Under construction for Chile in 1914, she was compulsorily taken over by the Royal Navy on the outbreak of war, and served at Jutland. In 1920 she finally went to Chile as Almirante Latorre - and survived until 1959.