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HMAS Melbourne at anchor in Sydney Harbour, about 1920. The ship was broken up for scrap in 1929. To purchase this and other images visit fairfaxsyndication.com ID: FXT282404 #hmasmelbourne #1920s #sydneyharbour #royalaustraliannavy #lightcruiser #australianhistory #sydneyhistory #picturesque #blackandwhitephotography

Operation Catapult: Death To The French! - Marine Nationale🇫🇷
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By September 1939, the French Navy (Marine Nationale) was the fourth navy in the world, displacing 554'442 tons with 176 warships; an aircraft carrier and a large seaplane tender, two battlecruisers, five battleships (a sixth nearing completion and a seventh in construction), seven heavy cruisers, twelve light cruisers, thirty-two destroyers, seventy-eight submarines and numerous auxiliaries. At this stage, the French navy was fairly modern (except the battleships and the aircraft carrier) and was about to go through a large rearmament program which would have allowed the French to fight both the Kriegsmarine and the Regia Marina at the same time. Generally speaking, French ships were well-built and fast but short-ranged, lightly armed and lightly armoured compared to their contemporaries, and they lacked radars and sonars.
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Under the authority of the Admiral of the Fleet François Darlan, the French Navy was well organised, well trained and the moral was high. French warships often sailed with the Royal Navy and cooperation with the British was good (the Allied naval strategy will be covered in the next post). The French Navy helped in the hunt of German commerce raiders, protected convoys and assisted the British during the Dunkirk evacuation.
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Some of the finest and most modern French warships were assembled into a single unit, the Force de Raid (Raiding Force), which was composed of the two battlecruisers Dunkerque and Strasbourg, three light cruisers and eight destroyers. Another fleet, the Force X, was operating in the Mediterranean with the Royal Navy and was composed of one battleship, three heavy and one light cruisers, and two destroyers. Other warships were either operating with the Royal Navy or escorting convoys. At the time of the Armistice, French vessels were dispatched in French or British harbours, or at sea. They all came under the control of the Vichy regime and their fate will be covered later, especially the one of the Force de Raid and Force X.
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Shown above is the light cruiser USS Saint Louis (CL-49) undergoing repairs in port at Mare Island, California on August 10, 1943 after suffering massive damage in combat. The 'Lucky Lou,' a very appropriately-named ship, was operating in the Solomon Islands on the night of July 13, 1943, along with another cruiser and elements of the Royal New Zealand Navy, when they happened upon a force of six Japanese warships; the light cruiser Jintsu and five destroyers off the island of Kolombangara. In the nighttime melee that ensued, a Japanese destroyer launched torpedoes, one of which hit the bow of Lucky Lou, and the damage is present in the photograph; the bow is bent and twisted, but surprisingly, no serious casualties were sustained. The battle was won when the Jintsu was sunk and the remaining Japanese retreated; one Allied vessel, the destroyer USS Gwin (DD-433), was sunk. Lucky Lou underwent repairs until mid-November of 1943, and returned to service later that month.
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Also, I've decided to take a break from writing about the Wilhelm Gustloff due to dwindling popularity. Expect it back soon, however!

🌎 Without glasses, become a different person.😑 🌐#nendoroid #kancolle #kantaicollection #oyodo #lightcruiser

More #commissions tonight! Thank you to Sarah and Toshnak! Adding some color too for a couple of orders and getting ready to mail out a batch tomorrow! 💠
More info on getting a commission of your own can be viewed in the link in my bio!
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Cruiser Ning Hai is one of the 2 ships of the Ning Hai Class Light Cruiser of the Republic of China Navy. The first ship, Ning Hai ( peaceful seas ) was laid down in Japan. While the second ship, Ping Hai ( Amicable Seas ) was laid down in China with the help of the Japanese. Both were flagships of the ROCN. During the Sino-Japanese War, the ships were defending the Kiangyin Fortress when Japanese planes attack. Sinking both ships with the lost of 4 planes. Both ships were raised by the Japanese and refitted to become escort ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, only to be sunk again in 1944 by the USN. .
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Sunday Gunday - Here's the light cruiser USS Biloxi (CL-80) firing her 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft (AA) guns during her shakedown cruise in October 1943. #sundaygunday #Bofors40mm #antiaircraftgun #AAgun #guns #USSBiloxi #CL80 #warship #lightcruiser #usnavy #unitedstatesnavy #PacificWar #October1943 #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #militaryhistory #navalhistory

"I'm always ready to shoot you!" One of my favourite kaga pictures my boyfriend took from me ^^ #kaga #kancolle #kantaicollection #kantai #collection #battle #ship #airplane #lightcruiser #plane #cosplay #battleship

Pramugari Efisiensi.. Original Pict : Pixiv
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Sunday Gunday - Here's the U.S. Navy light cruiser USS Biloxi (CL-80) firing her 40mm Bofors and 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns, in October 1943. #sundaygunday #usnavy #USSBiloxi #CL80 #lightcruiser #ClevelandClassLightCruiser #40mmBofors #20mmOerlikon #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #1943 #October1943

One of the unfinished unedited kaga kancolle pictures ^^ #kaga #kancolle #kantaicollection #kantai #collection #battle #ship #airplane #lightcruiser #plane #cosplay

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