The Cold War Danish Navy (Søværnet), was soon reconstituted within NATO, first with British purchases, then through MDAP US help. The Nanvy built torpedo boats and missile FACs, Frigates, corvettes and submarines, going through an evolution until the 1980s between the needs of its extensive EEZ between the Faeroe island and Greeland and participation in many NATO north atlantic operations. A tradition that is still valid today, between coalition operations in the 1990s and the war on piracy in the red sea.
SMS Von der Tann was the first German battlecruiser, designed not long after SMS Blücher. She answered the Invincible class, being faster and much better protected, while still armed with 28 cm main guns. She participated in Admiral Hipper's 1st scouting squadron actions to lure out the Grand Fleet, raiding the English coast in three raids. She fought at the Dogger Bank and Jutland, famously destroying HMS Indefatigable in the opening minutes. Badly battered by British battleships and with her main battery knocked out, she survived and was back in action after two months.
One type that gained preeminence during WW2 was the submarine chaser. In USSR, a first dedicated type was created in 1936, the MO series, Guardships performing this role as well. Outside the successful MO4, the Soviet navy also deployed the BO2, BMO and TK series, plus Project 122, the ancestor of the cold war Kronstadt class. In addition to hundred of ships built in Russia, lend-leased US-built sub-chasers were operated as well as Tacoma class frigates #ww2 #sovietnavy https://bit.ly/2YOCJcA.
Naval Encyclopedia is the first online warship museum (1997). Dedicated to the history of all ships of the industrial era and 20th cent., so 1820 to 1990, but also earlier times. The main difference for this early period is to study ships types through some famous examples. The latter is a work in progress since more than twenty years. This current version is #5. The previous one was made Wordpress, and is back to where it began, in static form. Next is the adjunction of a JSON search engine. And complete the encyclopedia ! The opaque links shows what's left, which is quite of intimidating. Clear white links are those done so far.
Now there is a single mega menu with spoilers on the column (on desktop) or page bottom (mobile) alllowing the reach of all pages and articles from anywhere. In short the new version of 2021 is: