Posted in bundesmarine

Köln class frigates (1961)

Bundesmarine, Type 120. Built 1957-64, in service until 1989: Köln, Emden, Augsburg, Karlsruhe, Lübeck, Braunschweig These were all built in…

Posted in 1870 Fleets 1870 Spanish Armada

Tetuan (1863)

Spanish Broadside Ironclad (1863-1873) Tetuán was the first Spanish-built Ironclad, the second in service with the Armada (Spanish Navy), designed…

Posted in Coldwar Soviet Ships soviet submarines

Hotel class submarines (1959)

Project 658 nuclear missile attack submarines 8 submarines, Project 658, 658M, 701, 658S, 658U (Hotel I-III, 1959-1962) К-19, К-33/54, К-55,…

Posted in Uncategorized

New Fleet ! Azerbaidjan Navy

The Azeri Navy (Azərbaycan Hərbi Dəniz Qüvvələri) has just been released on the minor cold war/modern fleet page. Funded in…

Posted in cold war us navy

USS Truxtun (1963)

Nuclear-Powered Guided Missile Cruiser (CGN-35) 1967-1995. USS Truxtun was a nuclear-powered single-ended guided-missile cruiser (all aft) as she was a…

Posted in WW2 IJN Aviation

Nakajima B6N Tenzan “Jill”

Carrier Based Torpedo Bomber Imperial Japanese Navy, 1,268 B6N1 and B6N2 built Development: Replacing the “Kate” In 1942 at Midway…

Posted in ww1 Italian Navy

Campania class cruisers (1914)

Protected Colonial Cruisers: Campania, Basilcata 1913-1937 The Campania class were two small protected cruisers built for the Regia Marina close…

Posted in Coldwar Soviet Ships

Slava class cruisers (1979-90)

3(10) cruisers – Atlant-class, Project 1164 (1972-today): Moskva (ex-Slava), Marshal Ustinov, Varyag (ex-Chervona Ukraina), Ukraina (ex-Komsomolets, ex-Admiral Flota Lobov), Oktyabrskaya…

Posted in ww2 US Carriers ww2 US Navy

Commencement Bay class escort carriers (1943)

US Navy 19 Escort Aircraft Carriers (1943-45) 35 planned, 16 cancelled) CVE-105 – CVE-123: Commencement Bay, Block Island, Gilbert Islands,…

Posted in Coldwar Soviet Ships soviet submarines

Foxtrot class submarines (1957)

Project 641 (NATO “FOXTROT”) conventional attack submarines 58 (75 with other countries) submarines (1957-2014), B-series (random numbers). Development To replace…

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