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Winged death machines, flat-tops, dreadnoughts, grey wolves, sharks of steel, nuclear weapons and a dab of space related content from time to time.

totheseainships:

The RMS Mauretania just before her launch on September 20th, 1906.

mrhypnotic:

Pierre Mion

supersonic-youth:

Convair B-58 Hustler

bulanbek:

battleship oslyabya destroyed by japanese gunfire at the battle of tsushima, russo-japanese war, 1905
the russian fleet of 30 warships plus support vessels sailed 18,000 miles from the baltic sea to the pacific ocean over the course of nine months with most of the officers and crew knowing the entire time that their mission was hopeless and that they were probably going to die
"More and more frequently, at times, there falls on me complete oblivion to my surroundings. I have become absolutely apathetic. Everything is quite indistinct. Nothing interests me. My mind is crushed. I have such attacks of endless despair, such fancies, such horrible thoughts, that, by God, I do not know what to do, where to hide, or how to forget myself.
[…]
No ! there is no use our fighting. Things have come to such a pass that I can only wring my hands and feel assured that no one can escape his fate, for this is the only possible assurance.”
-Eugene Politovsky, chief engineer of the squadron
from the NHK series 坂の上の雲 “Saka no ue no kumo”, 2010-2011

bulanbek:

battleship oslyabya destroyed by japanese gunfire at the battle of tsushima, russo-japanese war, 1905

the russian fleet of 30 warships plus support vessels sailed 18,000 miles from the baltic sea to the pacific ocean over the course of nine months with most of the officers and crew knowing the entire time that their mission was hopeless and that they were probably going to die

"More and more frequently, at times, there falls on me complete oblivion to my surroundings. I have become absolutely apathetic. Everything is quite indistinct. Nothing interests me. My mind is crushed. I have such attacks of endless despair, such fancies, such horrible thoughts, that, by God, I do not know what to do, where to hide, or how to forget myself.

[…]

No ! there is no use our fighting. Things have come to such a pass that I can only wring my hands and feel assured that no one can escape his fate, for this is the only possible assurance.”

-Eugene Politovsky, chief engineer of the squadron

from the NHK series 坂の上の雲 “Saka no ue no kumo”, 2010-2011

bulanbek:

battleship suvorov and russian fleet at the battle of tsushima, russo-japanese war, 1905
from the NHK series 坂の上の雲 “Saka no ue no kumo”, 2010-2011

bulanbek:

battleship suvorov and russian fleet at the battle of tsushima, russo-japanese war, 1905

from the NHK series 坂の上の雲 “Saka no ue no kumo”, 2010-2011

bulanbek:

battleships mikasa and shikishima at the battle of tsushima, russo-japanese war, 1905

from the NHK series 坂の上の雲 “Saka no ue no kumo”, 2010-2011

bulanbek:

battleships mikasa and shikishima at the battle of tsushima, russo-japanese war, 1905

from the NHK series 坂の上の雲 “Saka no ue no kumo”, 2010-2011

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

A Japanese sailor stands guard aboard the greatest prize of Tsushima, the battleship Orel. In comparison to her sister-ships sunk in the battle, the Orel took comparatively little damage, with only 30 killed, and the only damage apparent in this photo being to the righthand gun barrel.

(US Naval Historical Center)

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

The battleship Tsesarevich following the Battle of the Yellow Sea, in which she suffered extensive damage, but managed to evade the pursuing Japanese and find safe shelter in the neutral port of Tsing-Tao, where the ship was interned until the end of the war. Despite 15 hits, only 12 crewmen were killed in the fighting.

(US Naval Historical Center)