Posted in WW2 Japanese Navy

Mizuho class seaplane carriers (1938)

IJN – Mizuho, Nisshin 1938-43. The last IJN seaplane carriers IJN Mizuho and Nisshin were near sister ships and related…

Posted in WW2 IJN Aviation

Aichi E13A Reisu “Jake”

Observation Floatplane (1941), 1,418 made 1940-1945 The Aichi E13A (“Jake” in allied nomenclature codes) was a long-range reconnaissance seaplane used…

Posted in Brazilian Navy

Bahia class cruisers (1909)

Bahia, Rio Grande do Sul (1911) service 1911-1945 The Bahia class were scout cruisers built for Brazil by British yard…

Posted in Coldwar Soviet Ships

Kiev Class (1972-82)

Hybrid Cruiser Aircraft Carriers (1972-82) Project 1143 “Krechet” 1970-87: Kiev, Minsk Project 1143-3 Novorossiysk Peoject 1143-4 Admiral Gorschkov (Ex-Baku) The…

Posted in cold war French ships

FS Aconit

ASW Frigate, F65 1973-1997 FS Aconit was a planned class of cheap but well armed, versatile Frigate, but ended as…

Posted in cold war Italian Navy

Impavido class destroyers (1962)

The first Italian guided missile destroyers Built 1958-64, in service 1991-1992: Impavido, Intrepido DD 570-571 The Impavido class were the…

Posted in Website News

New Fleet ! The Croatian Navy

The Croatian Navy (abbreviated HRM for Hrvatska ratna mornarica) was formed in 1991 from the former Yugoslav Navy, after breakup…

Posted in ww2 Royal Navy ww2 UK Aircraft Carriers

Merchant Aircraft Carriers (1942)

United Kingdom – 19 Hybrid Merchant Escort Aircraft Carrier (1942-45): MV Empire MacAlpine, MacAndrew, MacCallum, MacDermott, MacKendrick, MacRae; MacCabe, MacColl,…

Posted in Coldwar Soviet Ships soviet submarines

Yankee class submarines (1965)

Project 667A nuclear missile attack submarines Project 667A Navaga, Project 667AU Nalim: 32 ballistic submarines (Yankee I). Later Project 667АМ…

Posted in cold war us navy us submarines

T-1 (Mackerel) class submarines (1952)

Conventional Training Submarines: USS Mackerel, Marlin 1953-1973. T-1/T-2 later SST-1/SST-2 The T-1-class submarines were among the smallest operational submarines ever…

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