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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…

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Merchant Aircraft Carriers (1942)

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

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Yankee class submarines (1965)

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

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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…

Posted in Cold war British Ships

HMS Eagle (1946)

Fleet Aircraft Carrier, R06 1951-1972 HMS Eagle was an Audacious-class aircraft carrier and largest British carrier until the modern Queen…

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Kriegsmarine Auxiliary Ships

Nazi Germany, 25 ships (1936-1945) Introduction The Kriegsmarine, or German Navy from 1933 onwards was like the US and Royal…

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Weekly Fleet ! Costa Rica Guarda Costas

Costa Rica is one of the rare countries that renounced its army in 1948 and only had since a “civil…

Posted in Cold War Dutch Navy

Friesland class destroyers (1956)

Koninklijke Marine Destroyers: Onderzeebootjager Typ 47B (later Typ 49), Built 1951-56. HNLMS Friesland, Groningen, Limburg, Overijssel, Drenthe, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Amsterdam…

Posted in WW1 Royal Navy

British Early Turbine Destroyers

United Kingdom (1899-1922): HMS Viper, Cobra, Velox. Royal Navy’s early turbine destroyers were driven by the inability of the 33-knotters…

Posted in U-Boats ww2 Kriegsmarine

Type XXIII U-Boats (1944)

Nazi Germany, 980 planned, 61 completed (1944-45) The true Elektroboot The Type XXI were large scale production Kriegsmarine’s “wunderwaffe” planned…

Naval Encyclopedia

Naval Encyclopedia provides a one-stop place for everything related to naval warfare through ships classes, going back to antiquity to the present day, with particular focus on WW1, WW2 and the cold war, with weekly articles and new fleets every month. This is a long endeavour, with future entries in opacity both in the top and side menus. Naval encyclopedia also goes through some civilian aspects (clippers, liners, oil platforms, naval tech in general) and battles/tactics as well.

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