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Post 18 Mar 2006, 14:21
Battle of the Denmark Strait.

Painting by Claus Bergen, depicting the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen (center) and battleship Bismarck (left, distance) firing on battlecruiser Hood and battleship Prince of Wales.

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380mm shells from Hood fall near Prinz Eugen.

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Bismarck firing on Hood.

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Painting by J.C. Schmitz-Westerholt, depicting Hood's sinking. Prince of Wales is in the foreground.

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Post 19 Mar 2006, 00:55
Swedish Navy.

Stern view of coastal defence ship Gustav V.

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Post 19 Mar 2006, 01:15
Soviet Navy:

Brezhnev visiting heavy cruiser Kirov in 1970s.

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Battleship Marat during a visit to Gnydia, Poland.

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Post 20 Mar 2006, 14:47
On 10 February this year, the eagle figurehead of the German panzerschiffe Admiral Graf Spee was recovered. To protect the feelings of
some people, the swastika on the figurehead was covered as it pulled from the water.

Recovery of the eagle figurehead is part of something bigger.

In 1997, one of Admiral Graf Spee's 150mm secondary guns was raised and restored, and can now be found outside Montevideo's National Maritime Museum.

In February 2004 a salvage team began work raising the wreck of Admiral Graf Spee. The operation is in part being funded by the government of Uruguay, in part by the private sector, as the wreck is now a hazard to navigation. The first major section, the 27-ton heavy gunnery control station, was raised on 25 February 2004. It will still take some years to raise the entire wreck.

Film director James Cameron is filming the salvage operation. After it has been raised, it is planned that the ship will be restored and put on display at the National Marine Museum in Montevideo.

The eagle is in suprisingly good condition, considering that it has been at the bottom of the sea for over 60 years.

Mensun Bound, an archaeologist of the University of Oxford calculates that the eagle can be worth between 2 and 3 million dollars.

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Post 31 Mar 2006, 16:18
Croatian Navy:

Officer and sailors.

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Light cruiser Znaim.

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Torpedo boat T3.

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Post 16 Apr 2006, 19:24
Kriegsmarine:

Destroyers.

Z2 Georg Thiele.

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Z9 Wolfgang Zenker.

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Z12 Erich Giese.

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Z13 Erich Koeller.

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Z17 Diether von Roeder.

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Z18 Hans Lüdemann.

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Z21 Wilhelm Heidkamp.

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Z22 Anton Schmitt.

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Z39.

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Post 16 Apr 2006, 19:43
Kriegsmarine:

Schnellboot.

Schnellboot crew member playing accordion.

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Schnellboot 1939's of the 5th Schnellboot Flotilla in Finland in 1941

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Schnellboot 1937's tube being loaded.

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Schnellboot 1934 S15.

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Post 16 May 2006, 21:35
Kriegsmarine:

Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee.

Crew members killed in the Battle of the River Plate are removed
from the ship with full military honors in the harbour of in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Captain Hans Langsdorff, crew members and locals during the burial of the dead.

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Admiral Graf Spee sails out of Montevideo. Thousands curious locals gathered at the shore to see what would happen next.

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Admiral Graf Spee explodes as a result of scuttling six miles off Montevideo.

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Captain Langsdorff after scuttling his ship. Soon after this picture was taken and spending evening with his crew, Langsdorff retired to his room, lit a cigar, poured a glass of scotch and wrote final letters to his wife, parents and the German ambassador. He then laid out the German war flag, laid down on it and shot himself.

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Kriegsmarine.

Heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen:

Bow view.

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Bridge and the funnel.

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Post 18 Jun 2006, 21:44
Finnish Navy.

20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun on navy ship.

http://www2.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... y_ship.jpg

Submarine Vesihiisi.

http://www2.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... ihiisi.jpg

Motor torpedo boat Taisto.

http://www2.filehost.to/files/2006-06-1 ... Taisto.jpg
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