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smith class destroyers (1909)

Fleet destroyers (1908-1921): Smith, Lamson, Preston, Flusser, Reid (DD-17 to DD-21) The Turbines Destroyers or “Flivvers” The Smith and Paulding…

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Bainbridge class destroyers (1900)

USA – (1898-1902): 12 destroyers: USS Bainbridge, Barry, Chauncey, Dale, Decatur, Hopkins, Hull, Lawrence, Macdonough, Paul Jones, Perry, Preble, Stewart…

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Colorado class Battleships (1920)

USA (1919-23)- USS Colorado, Maryland, West Virginia The Colorado class, formed with the near-sister ships Tennesse what was called the…

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Nevada class Battleships (1914)

USA (1914) USS Nevada, Oklahoma The Nevada class: First “standard battleships” The Nevada and Oklahoma marked a milestone in US…

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WW1 US Cruisers

United States Navy – 51 cruisers WW1 USN cruisers POSTER When the USA entered war on April, 6, 1917, the…

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St Louis class cruisers (1904)

USA – St Louis, Milwaukee, Charleston The American semi-armored cruisers The St. Louis-class cruisers were a bit of exceptions in…

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Eagle Boats (1918)

USA (1918) 60 ASW vessels PE1-60. Ancestors of WW2 PC Boats: The ‘Eagle boat’ resulted from a request to Henry…

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New York class Battleships (1912)

USA (1912) USS New York, Texas The New York class became the first American battleships with 14-in guns and the…

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Kearsage class battleships (1898)

USA (1896-99) USS Kearsarge, Kentucky The tandem turreted battleships: The Kearsarge class was certainly not the best remembered of the…

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Chester class cruisers (1907)

Scout Cruisers (1907) – USS Chester, Birmingham, Salem The last American cruisers The title seems a bit exaggerating, but there…