Posted in British Fleet Air Arm

Fairey Albacore

Fleet Air Arm Torpedo Bomber Reconnaissance Carrier-based biplane (1938-1943) RNAS/FAA 1940-49: 800 built. The Fairey Albacore (“Applecore”) is a single-engine…

Posted in cold war us navy

Galveston (CLG) class Missile Cruisers (1958)

Cleveland class Missile Conversion SBC 140/140A 146/46A US Navy 1958-79: Galveston & Providence subclasses: USS Galveston, Little Rock, Oklahoma City,…

Posted in Coldwar Ships

Chilean Navy – Cold War

Chile National Day ! New fleet: The Chilean Navy in the cold war (1947-1990): After the interwar only substantial naval…

Posted in WW1 Japanese Navy

IJN Akitsushima

Imperial Japanese Navy, protected cruiser (1890-1923) IJN Akistushima was the first Japanese-built, British-designed cruiser, with elements of USS Baltimore. Her…

Posted in WW1 Royal Navy

30 Knotters

United Kingdom (1895-1921) C class: 40 ships. The lineage of British Destroyers started with the “26-knotters” in 1892 by Yarrow,…

Posted in ww2 US Navy

Gleaves class destroyers (1940)

Fleet Destroyers (1939-70s) – 66 destroyers: USS Gleaves, Niblack, Livermore, Eberle, Plunkett, Kearny, Gwin, Meredith, Grayson, Monssen, Woolsey, Ludlow, Edison,…

Posted in bundesmarine

Type 205 submarines (1962)

Bundesmarine (1960), 12 boats: U-1 to U-12 The Bundesmarine’s reboot subs U9 of the 205mod class in the north sea,…

Posted in brazilian navy

Minas Gerais (1956)

Brazilian Navy (1956-2001) Fleet Aircraft Carrier (ex-HMS Vengeance, Colossus class 1942 light fleet carrier program) Brazil Day ! – We…

Posted in cold war us navy

Barracuda class submarines (1951)

US Navy Attack Submarines (SSK) 1951-1974 Third entry into the cold war USN submarine tree, after the GUPPY class and…

Posted in WW2 IJN Aviation

Mitsubishi G3M “Nell”

Imperial Japanese Navy, 1,048 built Ka-15, Type 96 Rikko, G3M1, G3M2, G3M3 by Mitsubishi, Nakajima and YokosukaBomber/Recce codename “Nell”, Transport…

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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⚒ Tech

Naval-related technology,
associated tactics & statistics

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

⚔ Battles

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

merchandisiding, plans, photos, illustrations

☘ Medias

Photos, blueprints, illustrations,
and Merch to support this site !

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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