Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Explore Nile William, 1899 William and more!

HMS Ajax, a Leander-class light cruiser. She became famous for her part in the Battle of the River Plate, the first naval battle in the Second World War.[1634x1200]

A rare photo of two of the victims of German guns at the battle of Jutland, HMS Invincible and HMS Indefatigable at anchor in more peaceful times.

NH 73834: USS Idaho (BB-42) (foreground) and USS Texas (BB-35). Steaming at the rear of the battle line, during Battle Fleet practice off the California coast, circa 1930. Idaho's four triple 14"/50 gun turrets are trained on the starboard beam. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.

HMS Gentian was a Royal Navy Flower-class corvette that served in the Battle of the Atlantic, during World War II.

The Battle of Jutland - 31st of May 1916. Damage to the deck of HMS CHESTER sustained during the battle of Jutland. Several sailors can be seen on deck including one bending down to inspect the hole. Boy (1st Class) Jack Travers Cornwell was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for remaining at the forward gun on board the cruiser. The ship was badly shelled by four German cruisers and Cornwell's position was hit four times, killing all the crew apart from Cornwell.

In pictures: HMS Belfast at 75

HMS Belfast in 1950 - a veteran of the Battle of the North Cape in which the German battleship Scharnhorst was sunk in 1943, she is now preserved in London.

Battleships of the Royal Navy’s 3rd and 6th battle squadrons leaving Rosyth in line astern, circa 1916. Taken from HMS Queen Elizabeth.

HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is most famous as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.