USS Enterprise (CVN-65) burns off the coast of Hawaii after a loaded rocket explodes causing a fuel fire and other munitions to detonate, 1969 [1881 x 1492]

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) burns off the coast of Hawaii after a loaded rocket explodes causing a fuel fire and other munitions to detonate, 1969 [1881 x 1492]

F-class boats USS F-2 (SS-21) (left) and USS F-1 (SS-20) (right) and the USRC McCulloch are seen in Mare Island Navy Yard Dry Dock No. 1, 7 March 1914. [1500 × 1142]

F-class boats USS F-2 (SS-21) (left) and USS F-1 (SS-20) (right) and the USRC McCulloch are seen in Mare Island Navy Yard Dry Dock No. 1, 7 March 1914. [1500 × 1142]

A Douglas AD-4 Skyraider of attack squadron VA-115 Arabs, Carrier Air Group 11 (CVG-11), bursts into flame as the engine breaks off upon landing aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) on 12 December 1950. [3000 × 2400]

A Douglas AD-4 Skyraider of attack squadron VA-115 Arabs, Carrier Air Group 11 (CVG-11), bursts into flame as the engine breaks off upon landing aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) on 12 December 1950. [3000 × 2400]

USS New Orleans (CA 32) comes into the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, for a new bow after battle with Japanese warships in Southwest Pacific. 11 January 1944. [2128 x 2617]

USS New Orleans (CA 32) comes into the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, for a new bow after battle with Japanese warships in Southwest Pacific. 11 January 1944. [2128 x 2617]

USS Nashville (PG-7) ready for launching at Newport News, Virginia on 19 October 1895, just ahead of her on the building way is USS Wilmington (PG-8), which was also launched on that day [1198 x 915]

USS Nashville (PG-7) ready for launching at Newport News, Virginia on 19 October 1895, just ahead of her on the building way is USS Wilmington (PG-8), which was also launched on that day [1198 x 915]

James McMahon, freshman student of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in Glen Cove, N.Y., lubricates the starboard screw strut bearings of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62) [2689 × 1913]

James McMahon, freshman student of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in Glen Cove, N.Y., lubricates the starboard screw strut bearings of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62) [2689 × 1913]