During Operation Juno on June 8th, 1940 after 1738hrs, the port rear duel 15cm secondary turret of battleship Gneisenau engages the unseen destroyers HMS Ardent & HMS Acasta as they try to protect the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious. *photograph from a private collection
Japanese battleship Fusō, at speed, during trials after her 1933 rebuild. The towering "pagoda" superstructure was becoming a hallmark of Japanese naval designs at this time. Fusō would be sunk at Suriago Strait in 1944. Only 10 of her 1,900 crew would survive.
A photograph between June 9th & 20th, 1940. Trondheim, Norway hosts battleships Gneisenau (front) & Scharnhorst (back), heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper (middle), repair ship Huascaran (between the battleships), and the salvage ship Parat. Munkholm Island is in the background on the left.
I count about 147-ish 14" shells on the deck of USS New Mexico (BB-40). Each shell weighed 1,500lbs (680.3886kg). So that's about 220,500lbs (100,017.118kg) of ordnance lying around. Also, note the sun bathers at bottom left.
When USS California (BB-44) was launched the braking mechanisms were inadequate and she crossed the Napa River, wrecked a small dock and got stuck in the mud stern first (as seen in this photo). She was not damaged and was refloated with the next tide.
Fecha: Otoño de 1925. Lugar: Mar de Liguria, frente a La Spezia, Italia. Acontecimiento: El acorazado italiano Andrea Doria realiza ejercicios de artillería tras su reparación de 4 meses. 5 de sus 13 cañones de 305 mm/46 Modelo 1909 están disparando. Estado actual: Desguazado en 1960-62, vida útil de 50 años.