Illustration for article titled Nuclear Cruisers And Battleships: Check Out This Reagan Era Navy Photo

Two refit Iowa Class battleships, the nuclear guided missile cruiser USS Long Beach, a Spruance Class destroyer and what looks like a pair of Knox Class frigates all churn through the ocean as a wall of haze-gray painted steel. All of these ships have since been retired but the exotic mix of classes that made up Reagan's '600 ship navy' is still an awesome sight to behold.


Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer who maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address


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