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Posted in Coldwar Soviet Ships

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Avenger class Escort Aircraft Carriers (1943)

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ARA Veinticinco de Mayo (1969)

Argentinian Aircraft Carrier, ex-HNLMS Karel Doorman (R81), HMS Venerable (R63) (1969-1997) The ARA Veinticinco de Mayo (V-2), no. 1 of…

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Jordanian Navy

The Royal Jordanian Navy is an oddity since the country is landlocked except for its southern extremity, presenting a coast…

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Georges Washington class SSBN (1959)

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Principe Amedeo class ironclad (1872)

Italian Regia Marina, 1874-1900 Too late for the war with Austria: The Principe Amedeo class the last ironclad warships built…

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Vought VE-7 (1917)

Vought VE-7 (1917) Naval Fighter – 128 built The Vought VE-7 “Bluebird” was an early biplane of the United States….

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Essex class (Cold War)

Fleet aircraft carriers – SBC-27, 125 and 144 Programs 17 ships 1943-1990 USS Hornet in 1954 in the Carribean 4…

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 daily articles and weekly fleets. 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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Naval Encyclopedia is the first online warship museum. She was laid down in St Nazaire Yard back in September 1995, launched in December 1996 and completed in March 1997, with 1000+ crew for now, and counting. Dedicated to the history of all ships of the industrial era and 20th century, so 1820 to 1990, but also earlier times. The main difference for this early period is to study ships types through some famous examples. After her last refit in 2023, the present ship has been repainted anew, modernized and made more appealing, ready for even more extensive service, hopefully staying in the current state for the next five years of service. Further improvements will be made if practicable. Numerous additions over the years also led to a complete machinery overhaul, new steam turbines and propellers.

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