USS New York (BB-34) was a United States Navy battleship, the lead ship of her class. Named for New York State, she was designed as the first ship to carry the 14 inch/45 caliber (356 mm) gun. Entering service in 1914, she was part of the U.S. Navy force which was sent to reinforce the British Grand Fleet in the North Sea near the end of World War I.
Rare shot of battle group's sub. BAY OF BENGAL (April 14, 2012) USS Topeka (SSN 754) leads USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS Halsey (DDG 97), USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) and ships of the Indian navy in formation during Malabar, an annual bilateral naval field training exercise between the two navies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)
All four Iowa class battleships steaming together in 1954, an interesting comparison with the 'Invincibles' photo from a generation earlier nearby. Closest is USS Iowa, then USS Wisconsin, USS Missouri and USS New Jersey. This class were arguably the finest big gun ships ever built.
Task Group 38.3 enters Ulithi anchorage in column formation on December 18,1944. The ships were returning from strikes on targets in the Philippines. From front to back: USS Langley (CVL-27) a small aircraft carrier. USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) aircraft carrier USS Washington (BB-56) battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55) battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) battleship USS Santa Fe (CL-60) light cruiser USS Biloxi (CL-80) light cruiser USS Mobile (CL-63) light cruiser USS Oakland…