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KMS Emden (1925)

Germany (1925), Light Cruiser First postwar cruiser in Germany, the Emden (from the city, also to honour the famous 1914…

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Taiyō class escort aircraft carriers (1942)

Escort Aircraft Carriers: IJN Taiyō, Chūyō, Un’yō, commissioned 1941-42 The first IJN escort carriers The paradox of the history of…

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HMS Activity (1942)

United Kingdom – Escort Aircraft Carrier HMS Activity is one of the many one-off converted British escort carrier converted from…

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Vainamoinen class coastal battleships (1931)

Finnish Navy – Merivoimat 2 Coastal Battleships (1929-1945) Väinämöinen, Ilmarinen Väinämöinen and Ilmarinen were both built at the Crichton-Vulcan shipyard…

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Japanese Amphibious Ships

IJA/IJN Amphibious Ships, landing crafts and Landing Forces About 3000+ landing ships, crafts, assault vessels, transport subs and auxiliary carriers…

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HMS Vanguard (1944)

United Kingdom (1939-1960) Genesis of the Vanguard design It should be tempting to reduce HMS Vanguard to a solution for…

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Swiftsure class cruisers (1943)

United Kingdom (1942-45) HMS Swiftsure, Minotaur, Superb, Hawke, Bellerophon, Blake, Defence, Mars The last “classic” British cruiser of WW2 were…

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Parthian Class submersibles (1929)

Oceanic Submersibles 1926-1946: The Parthian-class submarine or P class was a class of six submarines built for the Royal Navy…

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WW2 German Cruisers

Kriegsmarine Kreuzer 17* cruisers between the Reichsmarine and 1945 Germany Day ! The development of ww2 german cruisers started in…

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Unryū class fleet aircraft carriers (1944)

Unryū class fleet aircraft carriers (1944) Japan, 1943-45. 15 fleet aicraft carriers planned IJN Unryū, Amagi, Katsuragi, Kasagi, 5005, Aso,…