Posted in WW1 Japanese Navy

Suma class cruisers (1895)

Japan (1892-1930) suma, Akashi The two Suma-class cruisers (Suma, Akashi) were protected cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) which…

Posted in cold war French ships

Tourville class Frigates (1972)

Guided missile Frigates 1971-2013: FS Tourville, Duguay-Trouin, De Grasse D610-612 +2 more cancelled Called the F67 type, also known as…

Posted in Website News

New Fleet – The Estonian Navy

The Estonian Navy (Merevägi) is a separate branch of the naval forces with six commissioned ships for less than 10,000…

Posted in cold war us navy us submarines

Barbel class attack submarines (1958)

Conventional attack submarines: USS Barbel, Blueback, Bonefish (SS-580 to SS-582) 1956-1990 The Barbel-class submarines were the last diesel-electric propelled attack…

Posted in Cold war British Ships UK CW carriers

HMS Ark Royal (1955)

Fleet Aircraft Carrier (R09), 1943-1979 This was the last great, true fleet British aircraft carrier, and perhaps the best of…

Posted in 1890 fleets

Atlanta class cruisers (1883)

USA – Armoured Cruiser 1888-1898 The first Atlanta class cruisers (some says Boston class) were a pair of protected cruisers,…

Posted in Swedish Navy WWI

Oden class coast defence ships (1897)

Swedish Navy – HSwMS Oden, Thor, Niord 1894-1937 The Oden class was a class of armored ships in the Swedish…

Posted in Luftwaffe

Arado 196 (1937)

German observation Floatplane (1937), 541 produced 1939-44. The Arado 196 in brief The Arado Ar 196 was a German single-engine…

Posted in ww1 rus cruisers ww1 Russian Navy

Izumrud class (1903)

Russian Empire, 1902-1914. Protected Cruisers: Izumurud, Zhemchug Izumrud (“Emerald”) was a protected cruiser of the Imperial Russian Navy, Russian built…

Posted in 1890 Spanish Armada

Aragon class cruisers (1879)

Armada (1880-1905): Aragón, Navarra, Castilla The Aragon class were three unprotected wooden-built cruisers between 1869 and 1882 for the Spanish…

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