The luxury ocean liner Normandie lies capsized in the icy Hudson River after catching fire while being converted into an Allied troop transport ship on Feb. 9, 1942.
dreadnought | Launch of HMS Dreadnought at Portsmouth Dockyard February 9, 1906.
HMS Inflexible (shown here in New York in 1909) was an Invincible-class battlecruiser of the British Royal Navy. She was built before World War I and had an active career during the war. She tried to hunt down the German battlecruiser SMS Goeben and the light cruiser SMS Breslau in the Mediterranean Sea when war broke out and she and her sister ship Invincible sank the German armoured cruisers SMS Scharnhorst and SMS Gneisenau during the Battle of the Falkland Islands.
HMS Revenge: brand new in 1916, she had just joined the Grand Fleet at the time of Jutland. The single funnelled 15 in 'R' class were notably slower (but cheaper) than the preceding Queen Elizabeths. She served on into WW2.
Royal Sovereign class battleship 1891. Seven of these world beating vessels were built and contradictively, as HMS Hood pictured above (with turrets) is technically a modified version of the class she became a half-sister. Check out all the famous names used under this class and their specifications and you will see why these later became known as the first pre-dreadnoughts.
HMS Marshal Ney ( the name is odd in that it honors French Marshal Ney one of Napoleons Marshals) with her15-inch guns trained to starboard 1915.