Posted in Coldwar Soviet Ships

Mirka class Frigates (1960)

Project 35/35M ASW Frigates 18 ASW Frigates of the Mirka I & II, 1960-1990 After the early phase centered around…

Posted in Cold war British Ships

Sheffield (Type 42) class missile destroyers (1971)

Royal Navy Guided Missile Destroyers (1975-2013): HMS Sheffield, Birmingham, Newcastle, Coventry, Glasgow, Cardiff, Exeter (b2), Southampton, Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester(b3), York,…

Posted in cold war us navy

USS Seawolf (1957)

Nuclear Attack Submarine 1958-1985. USS Seawolf (SSN-575) was the third of this name, and the USN second nuclear submarine, and…

Posted in cold war us navy

USS Bainbridge CGN-25 (1961)

Nuclear-Powered Guided Missile Cruiser CGN-25 (1961-96). USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25/CGN-25) was a nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy,…

Posted in WW2 IJN Aviation

Nakajima A6M2N “Rufe”

Floatplane Fighter, Imperial Japanese Navy Imperial Japanese Navy (1942-45), 327 built The world’s best seaplane fighter ? The A6M2-N floatplane…

Posted in Coldwar Soviet Ships

Moskva class Helicopter Cruisers (1965-68)

Project 1123 Kondor 1962-96 Moskva, Leningrad, Kiev (cancelled) The Moskva and Leningrad were the first “aircraft carriers” built by the…

Posted in 1870 Fleets 1870 Italian Fleet

Re d’Italia class Ironclads (1863)

Italian Regia Marina, US Built 1861-1875: Re d’Italia, Re di Portogallo The Re d’Italia class were two ironclad warships built…

Posted in ww1 US Navy ww2 US Navy

O class submarines (1917)

USA (1916-46) O-1 to O-16, small oceanic submersibles The “O” class USN submersibles were of group of 16 boats completed…

Posted in Cold war British Ships

HMS Bristol (1969)

Guided Missile Destroyer D23, sole of her class (1973-2020, preserved). The Type 82 destroyer only had a single ship in…

Posted in ww2 US Navy

Allen M. Sumner class destroyers (1943)

US Navy Fleet Destroyers (1942-80s): 58 Ships; DD-692 to DD-790 The Sumner were about the last US destroyers of WW2…

Naval Encyclopedia

Naval Encyclopedia is now out of maintenance and refit, undergoing sea trials. The brave old ship is there to provide 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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Naval-related technology,
associated tactics & statistics

naval battles from the XIX to WW1, WW2 and cold war sea fights

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Full history of naval battles,
strategies, tactics, fleets and ships

merchandisiding, plans, photos, illustrations

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Photos, blueprints, illustrations,
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About Naval Encyclopedia

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. IS ("internet ship") Naval Encyclopedia is constantly modified and upgraded since years. This current version is #7. 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 to regain full speed. Numerous additions over the years also led to a complete machinery overhaul, new steam turbines and propellers.

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