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Battleship USS Massachusetts bombarding Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 9 Aug 1945.

Battleship USS Massachusetts bombarding Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, 9 Aug (US National Archives)

Japanese battleship Haruna under attack on 28 July

[Photo] Carrier aircraft of US Fleet planes attacking battleship Haruna, Kure, Japan 28 Jul photo taken by aircraft from USS Intrepid

John B. Dorsey (far left) of Bangor shown with Navy buddies during World War II. 'A monster typhoon blew in. It tossed those little destroyers around like they were tin cans,' says Dorsey, who served on the battleship USS New Jersey in the Pacific.

Dorsey (far left) of Bangor shown with Navy buddies during World War II. 'A monster typhoon blew in. It tossed those little destroyers around like they were tin cans,' says Dorsey, who served on the battleship USS New Jersey in the Pacific.

Battlecruiser HMS Repulse arrives at Singapore a few days before the Pearl Harbor attack on 7 December 1941 as part of Force Z, an ill fated British attempt to deter Japanese aggression.  On 10 December she and her consort, battleship HMS Prince of Wales, were sunk by Japanese aircraft.  She is shown nearby leaving Singapore.

Battlecruiser HMS Repulse arrives at Singapore a few days before the Pearl…

Japanese battleship-carrier Ise under air attack by US Navy carrier aircraft, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945. (US National Archives)

[Photo] Ise under air attack, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945

Japanese battleship-carrier Ise under air attack by US Navy carrier aircraft, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul (US National Archives)

Royal yacht Victoria and Albert passing 15 in battleships HMS Ramilles, HMS Royal Sovereign and HMS Queen Elizabeth during King George V's silver jubilee review of the fleet at Spithead, 1935.

Royal yacht Victoria and Albert passing 15 in battleships HMS Ramilles, HMS…

Battleship Massachusetts maneuvering off Casablanca, Morocco, 8 Nov 1942, as seen from destroyer Mayrant. (US National Archives)

[Photo] Battleship Massachusetts maneuvering off Casablanca, Morocco, 8 Nov 1942, as seen from destroyer Mayrant

Battleship USS Massachusetts maneuvering off Casablanca, Morocco, 8 Nov as seen from destroyer USS Mayrant. (US National Archives)

HMS Superb. It looks like she's in the final stages of construction here but I'm not entirely sure. [1579x981]

HMS Superb. It looks like she's in the final stages of construction here but I'm not entirely sure. [1579x981]

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