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Naval Vessel Battleship Bismark

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Battleship Bismark :

Naval vessel Bismarck, build by the Hamburg naval shipyards in 1936 was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for the Navy of Nazi Germany. Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, for whom the battleship was named after, was an important figure at the time for uniting Germany. The ship was made sea worth in February 1939 in Hamburg at the Blohm & Voss shipyard. Two largest ships built by any European power at the time: Tirpitz and Bismarck sister battleships the largest battleships ever built by Germany Naval powers.

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The SS Great Eastern Iron Steamship

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SS Great Eastern :

The SS Great Eastern was a steam ship developed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The SS Great Eastern was launched in 1858, it was the largest ship ever build. Its transport capacity was over 4,000 passengers and could sail around the world with out refueling. For several years the Great Eastern served as a passenger liner between Britain and North America before being converted to a cable-laying ship and laying the first lasting transatlantic telegraph cable in 1866. Read more »

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Convair F2Y Sea Dart Delta Winged Supersonic Sea Plane

Convair F2Y Sea Dart

Convair F2Y Sea Dart :

The Convair F2Y Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane aircraft to have exceeded the speed of sound.

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Imperial Navy Thunderer Armoured Cruiser Gromoboi

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Cruiser Gromoboi :

Gromoboi was an armoured cruiser built for the Imperial Russian Navy in the late 1890s. She was designed as a long-range commerce raider and served as such during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–05. When the war broke out, she was based in Vladivostok and made several sorties in search of Japanese shipping .

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Bartini Beriev VVA-14 Hydroplane

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Bartini Beriev VVA-14 :

      The Bartini Beriev VVA-14 was developed in the Soviet Union during the 1970s. Designed to be able to take-off from the water and fly at high speed over long distances, it was to make true flights at high altitude, but also have the capability of ‘flying’ efficiently just above the sea surface, using ground effect. The VVA-14 was designed by Robert Bartini in answer to a perceived requirement to destroy United States Navy Polaris missile submarines.

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