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HMS Duke of York was one of Britain's five 14 in King George V class battleships, designed in the 1930s to 35000 ton Washington Treaty tonnage limits.  She was flagship of the force that sank German battleship Scharnhorst on Boxing Day 1943 in a purely surface action, with no air involvement.  Of the class only Prince of Wales (sunk by Japanese aircraft in December 1941) did not survive WW2.

HMS Duke of York was one of Britain's five 14 in King George V class battleships, designed in the to 35000 ton Washington Treaty tonnage limits.

Patagonia. The idea of reaching the end of the world absolutely fascinates me.

Fifty-seven years before the USS Ronald Reagan was swept with radiation from the Fukushima meltdown, a similar, terrible fate befell the crew of a small Japanese fishing boat called the “Lucky Dragon.

Guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) transits the Gulf of Oman.

Guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG transits the Gulf of Oman.

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Japanese Imperial Navy, WWII: Pagoda mast of battleship Fuso, pictured in Such superstructure made ships inherently unstable.

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