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battleships

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So it was that Bert Smallways saw the first fight of the airship and the last fight of those strangest things in the whole history of war: the ironclad battleships, which began their career with the floating batteries of the Emperor Napoleon III in the Crimean war and lasted, with an enormous expenditure of human energy and resources, for seventy years.
Smallways heard men hurrying along the passage, and was drawn out to the gallery, where he found nearly a dozen officers collected and scrutinising the helpless ruins of the battleship through field-glasses.
They discovered her proximity, dropped back until she was nearly broadside on to the former battleship, and signalled up the Theodore Roosevelt and the little Monitor.
We have to imagine as well as we can what it must have been to a battled-strained sailor suddenly glancing upward to discover that huge long silent shape overhead, vaster than any battleship, and trailing now from its hinder quarter a big German flag.
The fleets of all the world were there, and day and night millions of tons of battleships ploughed the brine of her coasts, and nothing happened.
It was mid-afternoon that brought the little old sailor, who had been felled by the captain a few days before, to where Clayton and his wife stood by the ship's side watching the ever diminishing outlines of the great battleship.
His eyes were not upon the dim bulk of the battleship, but on the profile of the girl's upturned face.
Pocket battleships such as Deutschland and Admiral Graf Spee were much smaller - about 15,000 tonnes when loaded.
battleships were lined up like cars at a toll booth along the east side of Ford Island: the Nevada, Arizona, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland, Oklahoma and California.
Opened to the public as a floating museum in October 2001, on the Delaware River, along the southern end of the Camden Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia, the Battleship New Jersey has undergone massive restoration efforts, bringing history to life for visitors during daily guided tours through the Iowa-class ship, one of the largest battleships ever built - seeing the Admiral's quarters, the mess, the crew's quarters, the gunwales, the communications center and more, over nine of the massive ship's decks.
Battleships were once considered the stars of the Navy's fleet, able to fling shells weighing up to 2,700 pounds more than 25 miles from their huge, 16-inch guns.
Opened to the public as a floating museum in October, 2001, on the Delaware River, along the southern end of the Camden Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia, the Battleship New Jersey has undergone massive restoration efforts, bringing history to life for visitors during daily guided tours through the Iowa-class ship, one of the largest battleships ever built -- seeing the Admiral's quarters, the mess, the troops' quarters, the gunwhales, the communications center and more, throughout the ship's massive nine decks.
A signature waterfront attraction to veterans, patriots, students and families from around the world, the Battleship New Jersey has already undergone massive restoration efforts, bringing history to life for visitors during daily guided tours through the Iowa-class ship, one of the largest battleships ever built -- seeing the Admiral's quarters, the mess, the troops' quarters, the gunwhales, the communications center and more, throughout the ship's massive nine decks.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Three North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) battleships, anchored in Sarayburnu shore of ystanbul, left from ystanbul and headed to Mediterranean on Monday.
The southern group runs head on into the US battleships protecting the landings at Leyte and gets torn apart.
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