http://www.dezh.de/ disappears about once a week for maintainence for about 4+ hours. Usally on Sunday or Monday.
As for PIX>>> The USN has virtually limitless CV PIX on line for the public to download. You'd better believe I will!!
Some notable Japanese Carriers.
Hosho. The worlds first purpose-built aircraft carrier. Comissioned in 1922.
All previous carriers had been conversions from cruisers/battleships.
(no photos of this one I could find).
Shinano. Sunk by USS Archerfish; nov 29, 1944. remains today the largest warship sunk by a submarine (72,000 tons):
HNLMS Karel Doorman (R81) was the one and only aircraft carrier of the Royal Netherlands Navy. Its been in service from 1948 till 1968 and sold to the argentinian navy after they had some big mechanical problems and a fire onboard.
small video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edQiISGIdrg
Don't know what carrier it is in the pic but I do know it's not the Valley Forge.
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Persian Gulf December 20 2004,
Nimitz-class carrier USS Harry S. Truman
refueling M-class frigate HNLMS Tjerk Hiddes
August 16, 2002
M-class frigate HNLMS Van Galen conducting a replenishment at sea with
Nimitz-class carrier USS George Washington.
When I first saw the pic I thought it was the first USS Ranger CV-4. It is not. Dunno what ship it is. Probaly an escort CV.
Here's a link to the real PIX of the damage from January 1959. The page won't let me save full size PIX.
Here are some PIX of the damage from the USN.
USS valley Forge CV-45 storm damage January 1959
I was onboard USS America (CV-66) in the Suez canal 1981
Escort Carrier = CVE
USS Long Island (CVE-1) underway with a mixed cargo of airplanes and stores on her flight deck, 25 May 1943. The planes include F4F, SBD and TBF types.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (# 80-G-83216).
USS Essex CV-9
Underway at 1615 hrs. during May 1943, in position 37 05'N, 74 15'E, as photographed from a blimp from squadron ZP-14. Among the aircraft parked on her flight deck are 24 SBD scout bombers (parked aft), about 11 F6F fighters (parked in after part of the midships area) and about 18 TBF/TBM torpedo planes (parked amidships).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-68097).
Scene on the flight deck, looking aft from the carrier's island during her shakedown cruise, 20 March 1943. Planes parked on deck are F6F-3 fighters (in foreground, with wings folded) and SBD-4 scout bombers.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-K-698).
INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2007) - Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22) participates in Exercise Malabar 2007 with Kitty Hawk and Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and ships of the navies of Australia, India, Japan and the Republic of Singapore. The exercise is designed to increase interoperability among the navies and to develop common procedures for maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason A. Johnston (RELEASED)
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Aug. 27, 2007) - Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departs Norfolk Naval Shipyard for her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sheldon Rowley (RELEASED)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Aug. 20, 2007) - Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) passes the USS Arizona Memorial as she prepares to pick up family and friends for a “Tiger Cruise” heading back to her homeport of Bremerton, Wash. John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is returning from a 7.5-month scheduled deployment to promote peace, regional cooperation, stability and to support the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell (RELEASED)
SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 28, 2007) - Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 sit on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during the ship’s port visit to Hong Kong. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to promote peace, regional cooperation and stability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul J. Perkins (RELEASED)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 29, 2007) - The Royal Navy Invincible-class aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R 06), and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transit in formation during a multi-ship maneuvering exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. The three carriers are currently participating in Operation Bold Step where more than 15,000 service members from three countries partake in the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay C. Pugh (RELEASED)
Note how the IKE & HST dwarf the RNs Lusty...
ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 29, 2007) - Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), bottom, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), top, transit in formation with the Royal Navy's Invincible-class aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R 06) in the Atlantic Ocean. The carriers are currently participating in Operation Bold Step, bringing together more than 15,000 service members from three countries during a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay C. Pugh (RELEASED)
San Diego, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2003) -- The decommissioned aircraft carrier Constellation (CV 64) is towed past Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, Calif., on its way to the Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash. The entire transit is expected to take 14 days. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Mark J. Rebilas. (RELEASED)
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I agree Popeye it's looks like a WWII Jeep carrier to me.
the Essex was my boat in 58.
The Essex?? Let me get you a few PIX shipmate! I was on the Hanc**k in '74 & '75. The next three PIX are for IRONHORSE!
USS Essex (CVA-9) and USS Forrest Royal (DD-872), circa 1958. photo by M. Edward "Hollywood" Arnold IC2
USS Allagash (AO-97) refueling USS Essex (CVA-9) and an unidentified radar picket destroyer (DDR), place and date unknown (probably taken in 1958.)
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, April 1959
...Essex at South Boston Naval Annex, August 1965. Photo by ©Richard Leonhardt
USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39) At anchor, Hong Kong harbor. Photo by A. William Beam, AO3, VC-33 Squadron Early 1950s..
USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39)
In port, Sasebo, Japan. USS Point Cruz (CVE-119) is in the background. Photo by A. William Beam, AO3, VC-33 Squadron early '50s.
A-4 Skyhawks on the deck of the USS Bon Homme Richard. 1970 on Yankee Station.Photo probaly taken during an UNREP. Photo by William P. Jones
This photo was taken while the Bonnie **** was coming along side for underway replenishment from the USS Niagara Falls (AFS-3) in 1970 at Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin. Photo by William P. Jones.