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The two #Italian #heavycruiser #Pola and #Zara are #cookingwithwine #wine #wineoclock #winelover #WineWednesday http://2r03.com/fine-wines/ https://www.directcellars.com/900731 #anime #kantaicollection

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The next step in replacing decking is using a needle gun to clean up the rusty area. Volunteer Kevin O'Sullivan demonstrates how it's done! #usssalem #usssalemca139 #usnsm #heavycruiser #quincy #massachusetts #iconic #history #sailor #museumship #usnavy #navy #boyscouts #bsa #girlscouts #usa #overnight #scouts #scouting

At 22:00 (10 pm) EST, a live stream of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) wreckage will air on PBS. She's shown here off San Francisco in May 1944.

Executive Director Mike Condon hard at work! The last couple days we have been working on replacing the rotting decking. Unfortunately, time and the harsh New England weather have taken their toll on our once beautiful teak deck. #usssalem #usnsm #heavycruiser #quincy #massachusetts #iconic #history #sailor #museumship #usnavy #navy #boyscouts #bsa #girlscouts #usa #overnight #scouts #scouting

The crew of HMS Shropshire weighing anchor on 7 April 1942. Following the loss of HMAS Canberra during the early hours of 9 August at Savo Island, the Royal Navy transferred Shropshire to the Royal Australian Navy free of charge or stipulation. The transfer was announced on 8 September, and the transfer was finally completed on 28 December. Shropshire was a veteran of operations around Abyssinia and Spain before WWII, and had served in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans during the war to date. Though a County-class heavy cruiser like Canberra, she was from a different sub-class; Canberra was a Kent, Shropshire was a London. The differences were minor, including funnel height, underwater protection, bridge positioning, and armor belt thickness. -- Shropshire was very nearly renamed in honor of Canberra, but the US gesture of naming CA-70 in memorial as USS Canberra swayed Australian opinion in favor of retaining the cruiser's British name. Shropshire went on to serve in the campaign for New Guinea, and fought extensively around the Philippines late in the war, including at Surigao Strait. She was also present at the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. Paid off in 1949, she was scrapped in the mid 1950s. -- #decklevel⚓️ #hazegrey #hmsshropshire #hmasshropshire #countryclass #cruiser #heavycruiser #royalnavy #royalaustraliannavy #ww2 #worldwar2 #shipstagram #instanavy #navalhistory #navalwarfare #historygeek #historybuff

This video by @gillis139 via @uss_salemca139 was too perfectly comprehensive of the ship to pass up. Video is not mine, but below text is original. ----- The USS Salem (CA 139) was a Des Moines Class Heavy Cruiser. Designed during WWII as the need for battleships decreased, she would follow the traditional all gun design of earlier eras. The Salem was the last all gun heavy cruiser to enter service, with any navy. She would serve in this format until 1959. Her sister, the USS Newport News, would serve all the way to 1975. The third ship in the class, and namesake, Des Moines, would serve until 1961. Interestingly, none of the three would see a refit of modern weaponry, serving out their lives in original all gun configuration. This configuration included nine 8" guns in triple turrets, twelve 5" guns in double turrets, and a suite of 3" and 20mm Oerlikon guns. Although missing WWII, these ships would see action elsewhere. Des Moines would see peace, only partaking in training exercises throughout her career as fleet flagship of the US 6th Fleet. Salem lived a glamorous life. She served as a rescuer, first to arrive in the Ionian Islands after a major earthquake, as a peace keeper during the Suez Canal Crisis, and even as a movie star, playing the Admiral Graf Spee. Newport News would pick up the tab. She would partake in peacekeeper operations during South and Central American crisis, she would be the ship to challenge the Soviet transport during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and she would participate in naval shore support during the Vietnam War. Under Reagan, Newport News and Salem would both be considered for reactivation, but decided against. #militaryhistory #military #usssalem #quincy #drone #ships #usn #navy #museumship #heavycruiser #usnavy #historic #history #sailor #salem #usa #wwii #ww2 #war #warhistory #quincy #massachusetts #reagan #newport #desmoines #repost #moviestar #gun #guns #gunsofinstagram #fleet

A lucky Portland __________________ The recently discovered USS Indianapolis (CA-35) had a sister ship; USS Portland (CA-33). . These 10,000-ton heavy cruisers were the only two hulls built of the Portland-class, and were basically an improved version of their predecessor, the Northampton-class design. Unlike Indianapolis, the Portland, which was commissioned on February 23, 1933, survived WW2, but at one point very nearly succumbed to the same fate as her sister ship. . During the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on October 24, 1942, while providing anti-air cover for USS Enterprise (CV-6), and the rest of Task Force 16, USS Portland (CA-33) was attacked by a Japanese submarine that was spotted too late; the periscope of which was apparently seen amongst the debris of a Japanese plane the Portland had just shot down. Four torpedoes were fired at the Portland, three of them hit—but none of them detonated. Lucky! . The submarine, the identity of which remains unknown to this day as far as I know, was apparently too close, and the Type 95 torpedoes didn't have time to arm before impact. _ Crewman George Dolezal recalled: . "I was in sick bay during the battle of Santa Cruz in 1942 when the three dud torpedoes hit our hull. I could hear them hit and scrape which seemed about 60 feet from where I was laying." — (Source: We Remember II: USS Portland CA-33, 1933-1946.) . A lucky escape indeed. The Japanese Type 95 torpedo had a 900-1,200 pound warhead (depending on the Model). Three of them going off against Portland would have been catastrophic, and could have sunk the cruiser. It only took two to sink USS Indianapolis. . About 3 weeks later USS Portland did suffer another torpedo hit, from a Japanese destroyer this time during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on the night of November 12/13, 1942; the heavy damage to the stern put her out of action and in repairs for several months. Portland finished the war with 16 Battle Stars. _ 📷 Pictured in artwork and the photograph is USS Portland as she appeared in the second half of 1944; receiving the Measure 32, 7D camouflage scheme after an extensive overhaul between May and early August of that year. _