Balao-class submarines USS BANG (SS-385) and USS PILOTFISH (SS-386) prior to launch at Portsmouth Navy Yard, New Hampshre, 30 August 1943. [1733×1396]

Balao-class submarines USS BANG (SS-385) and USS PILOTFISH (SS-386) prior to launch at Portsmouth Navy Yard, New Hampshre, 30 August 1943. [1733×1396]

Nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine USS OHIO (SSGN-726) prior to her first patrol, Naval Submarine Base, Bangor Washington, 1982 / lead sub of her class. [1512×2048]

Nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine USS OHIO (SSGN-726) prior to her first patrol, Naval Submarine Base, Bangor Washington, 1982 / lead sub of her class. [1512×2048]

Main Engine of a VLCC being dusted from top to bottom Shipyard worker prior to deliver to owners. DSME, Okpo, South Korea. Just thought it was nice seeing everything so shiny.

Main Engine of a VLCC being dusted from top to bottom Shipyard worker prior to deliver to owners. DSME, Okpo, South Korea. Just thought it was nice seeing everything so shiny.

My great Aunt Judy (78 yrs old) has been taking art classes at her local senior center for the past nine years. She’s incredibly talented, and has no prior art experience. She can’t sketch, all her paintings are free hand. She can just paint simply from a picture or from her head!

My great Aunt Judy (78 yrs old) has been taking art classes at her local senior center for the past nine years. She’s incredibly talented, and has no prior art experience. She can’t sketch, all her paintings are free hand.… Continue Reading

USS Cushing (TB-1), showing her twin four-bladed propellers and rudder. Photo taken prior to the ship’s launching from Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI. January 23, 1890. [900 x 1000]

USS Cushing (TB-1), showing her twin four-bladed propellers and rudder. Photo taken prior to the ship’s launching from Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, RI. January 23, 1890. [900 x 1000]

A bow view of the amphibious assault ship KEARSARGE (LHD-3) as it is moved from the construction area to the launch platform prior to its launching [1600 × 1253]

A bow view of the amphibious assault ship KEARSARGE (LHD-3) as it is moved from the construction area to the launch platform prior to its launching [1600 × 1253]

A close-up view of the stern and propellers of the guided missile destroyer CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54) on the ways prior to the vessel’s christening and launching ceremony [1600 × 1269]

A close-up view of the stern and propellers of the guided missile destroyer CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54) on the ways prior to the vessel’s christening and launching ceremony [1600 × 1269]

A view of the bow of the battleship New Jersey (BB-62) on the stocks prior to her launching at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on 7 December 1942. [2000×2589]

A view of the bow of the battleship New Jersey (BB-62) on the stocks prior to her launching at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on 7 December 1942. [2000×2589]

Armidale-class patrol boat HMAS Glenelg (ACPB 96) prior to its launch from the Austal shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia, 2007 [1146×775]

Armidale-class patrol boat HMAS Glenelg (ACPB 96) prior to its launch from the Austal shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia, 2007 [1146×775]

Six 158-foot, U.S. Navy Landing Ships being overhauled at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, prior to transfer overseas under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program [2226 x 2914]

Six 158-foot, U.S. Navy Landing Ships being overhauled at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, prior to transfer overseas under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program [2226 x 2914]