HMS Greyhound with launch party. Launched at Hebburn shipyard of Hawthorn Leslie on 6 October 1900. HMS Greyhound was a C-class destroyer, taking part in anti-submarine and counter-mining operations during the First World War. [839 × 1100]
This is Glaucus Atlanticus, or sometimes called the “Blue Dragon”. It’s a sea slug that preys on the Portuguese Man o’ War, and collects it’s stinging nematocysts for its own defense.
View of an Allied ammunition ship exploding as seen from the deck of an Allied aircraft carrier during World War 2, c. 1941-1945. The ships were part of a naval convoy to Russia. [1780×1772]
HSL 102, one of the Type-100 High Speed Launch vessels built by the British Power Boat Company during World War II. She carried out countless rescue operations and survived a German Messerschmitt attack that killed her radio operator. [3500×2465]
Class-leader plus one. USS Fletcher (DD-445) and USS Radford (DD-446) at launching, 3 May 1942. Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey. There were 175 Fletcher-class DD’s built during World War II. [5695 × 4537]