120531-N-YM863-204 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 31, 2012) The former USS Iowa (BB 61) sits at anchor off Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif. The battleship is being prepared for berthing in San Pedro, Calif. as a floating museum. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Eli J. Medellin/Released)
Japan has inducted into service its largest warship since WWII, the 814 foot long Izumo. The activation of such a large ship, dubbed a 'Helicopter Destroyer.'
An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator aircraft is transported on an aircraft elevator aboard the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
HMS Howe, 14 in King George V class battleship, built to Washington Treaty limits. Sisters HMS Prince of Wales (participant in the Bismarck saga and sunk by the Japanese in 1941) and HMS Duke of York (victor over the German battleship Scharnhorst in 1943)
KSM Bismarck - Bismarck-class battleship 41,700 tons - 24 August 1940 - sunk 27 May 1941. In this caption shortly before the ill fated Operation Rhine, May 1941, showing the great beam of the ship. On the 24th she sank the famous British battlecruiser HMS Hood; on the 27th she went to the bottom of the Atlantic.
Battleship USS Iowa and carrier USS Shangri-La receiving fuel from oiler USS Cahaba, 8 Jul 1945
USS Texas (BB-35), the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the U.S. state of Texas.Soon after her commissioning, sorties into the North Sea during World War I. When the United States formally entered World War II in 1941, Texas escorted war convoys across the Atlantic, and later shelled Axis-held beaches for the North African campaign and the Normandy Landings. Texas was decommissioned in 1948, having earned a total of five battle stars for service.