Jump to content
Sturgeon's House

The interesting ship photos/art thread.

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 698
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

rifling bit for 16 inch guns.    

USS Massachusetts firing a broadside. Note outbound 16" shells in the upper left hand part of the picture.

Pavel Derzhavin, from outside:        Some parts from inside:    

Naval Academy's football helmets are pretty cool.



Each different helmet corresponds with a different position. 

Linebacker: Cruiser- Provides anti-air defense and packs the biggest punch of Naval surface ships representative of the linebackers on the Navy football team


Defensive Back: Destroyer- Known for significant fire power, speed, and anti-missile defense as are Navy's defensive backs


Wide Receiver: Submarine- Predominantly utilized as blockers, wide receivers play a key role in driving the Navy rush attack, taking on a stealth-like persona as they blend into the rhythm of the offense but bring significant fire power when called upon, just like a Naval submarine


Lineman: Amphibious Assault Ships- Just as a lineman's job is the create a hole for a running back or linebacker, these ships are utilized to establish the "beach head" that enables the invading force to gain access and ultimately accomplish their objective


Quarterback: Aircraft Carrier- The QB of the Naval Fleet, the aircraft carrier is the ultimate decision maker; the "quick strike" weapon of the Naval fleet


Running Back: Littoral Combat Ship- Like running backs, these fast and nimble ships can navigate through both crowded shallow and deep waters


Kicker/Special Teams: Minesweeper- Much like the specific task of the Navy special teams, this small ship has a unique mission of identifying and eliminating mines

Eh, I guess these explanations work. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a photo, but the Zumwalt finished first 7 days of sea trials. Only incident of note is the rescue of a medical casualty aboard a fishing boat.  Not all that exciting, but not inauspicious start to her career.



Link to post
Share on other sites



Project 22800 Corvette. 8 VLS Kalibr Cruise Missiles, a 76mm gun and a 30mm air defense system.


"Two new Project 22800 guided missile corvettes were laid down for the Russian Navy by the Pella Shipyard in St. Petersburg on December 24th, TASS reported from the shipyard on Thursday."



Another artist impression of the ship:



Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...



USS Minneapolis (CA-36) painted to resemble a DD-421 class vessel. Note large fake windows, false raised quarterdeck, and false raft attached to the side.


Also worth noting: The New Orleans-class is easily one of the nicest looking heavy cruisers in history.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...