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HMS Philomel

HMS Philomel

HMS PhilomelHMS Philomel was the only Pearl class third class cruiser to see active service during the First World War (and one of only two of the original nine ships not sold off in 1906). The Pearl class cruisers were similar to the Medea class second class cruisers, laid down in 1887, one year before the first Pearl class ships.

Osami Nagano - History

Osami Nagano - History

Osami Nagano1880- 1947Japanese AdmiralJapanese admiral Osami Nagano was born in Konchi Japan on June on 15, 1880. He was educated at the Japanese naval academy and attended Harvard Law School. He moved up the ladder of the Japanese Navy, finally becoming the Chief of the General Staff.He won a questionable kind of renown as the figure who planned and ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Faribault-AKA-179 - History

Faribault-AKA-179 - History

FaribaultA county in Minnesota.(AK-179, dp. 2,474; 1. 338& 39;6& 34;; b. 50& 39;; dr. 21& 39;1& 34;;& 39; s. 12 k.; cpl. 85; a. 1 3& 34;; cl. Alamosa)Faribault (AK-179) was launched 24 February 1945 by Kaiser Cargo, Inc., Richmond, Calif., sponsored by Mrs. L. J. Morand, acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission 20 April 1945; and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant Commander C.

HMS Cygnet (1898)

HMS Cygnet (1898)

HMS Cygnet (1898)HMS Cygnet (1898) was a D class destroyer that served in the Mediterranean early in her career and with the Nore Local Defence Flotilla throughout the First World War.HMS Cygnet was one of three ships in the second batch of 30-knot destroyers ordered from Thornycroft, as part of the 1896-7 programme.

Muslim Qubba Tombs, Dongola

Muslim Qubba Tombs, Dongola

Muslim qubba tombs near Old Dongola, Sudan. 17th century CE.

Aft 4in/50 gun, USS Schley (DD-103), Fiume 1919

Aft 4in/50 gun, USS Schley (DD-103), Fiume 1919

U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History, Norman Friedmann .The standard history of the development of American destroyers, from the earliest torpedo boat destroyers to the post-war fleet, and covering the massive classes of destroyers built for both World Wars. Gives the reader a good understanding of the debates that surrounded each class of destroyer and led to their individual features.