Type 101 Hamburg class Destroyers (1960)

Bundersmarine Bundesmarine (1959-68)
Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Bayern, Hessen

The home-built Bundesmarine's destroyers

Between the first, rebuilt and modernized Zerstörer class (1958) -Fletcher type- and the first missile destroyers of the Lütjens class in 1965, also US-sourced as former Charles F. Adams class, the Bundesmarine obtained its first tailored, home-built destroyers: The Type 101 Hamburg class.

Hamburg (D181) as built
Hamburg (D181) as built

They were originally designed as standard gun-armed destroyers, but became missile destroyers when one of their turret was sacrificed for a set of the brand new MM38 Exocet block 1 during their first major upgrade in 1976-79. The latter allowed them to be kept in service for three decades, and half the cold war, until 1990-94. They were the first and last home-built destroyers for the Bundesmarine. Frigates only followed, yet reaching up the capabilities of destroyers in the 1980s. They were not a success either, design-wise, as built by an inexperienced yard, H. C. Stülcken Sohn in Hamburg. At the time, Blohm & Voss and other famous yards that did had experience with warships were all busy constructing civilian vessels. For most of their career, they were based in Wilhelmshaven (Jade, North sea), making the 2. Zerstörergeschwader (second destroyer squadron).

HS rendition of the Hamburg class
HS rendition of the Hamburg class

Indeed, the design carried out the same shortcomings of ww2 Kriegsmarine destroyers, they were top-heavy and had in consequences, bad sea-keeping capabilities, because of the low freeboard and flush deck. In 1994, after 30 years of service, they were replaced by the Brandenburg class frigates (F123), which certainly were much improved in all directions, and heavier, longer, and larger, and better armed, showing the leap in technology and scaling.

Stern view of Hamburg underway in 1969
Stern view of Hamburg underway in 1969

Design Development

Blueprint of the Hamburg class

The modernized version below had the bow and stern TTs removed, the bridge closed, the 'C' aft turret replaced with four MM38 missiles, and the E-measuring beam removed. A chaff rocket launcher was also installed. The ships kept this general appearance until discarded in the 1990s.

To start with specifications, and yard's capabilities (Stülcken), engineers designed a 3340 tons displacement destroyer, to be on the same technological development level as the Köln (Cologne) Class frigates. During the seventies, they became largest units in the German Navy and backbone of the naval north sea forces, used for convoy duties, anti-ship combat and coastal bombardment, still relying heavily on artillery. But they were not strictly "conventional" in the sense their artillery was dual-purpose and very fast.

The crew at the time was intensive, as automation was limited: 268 men in all, comprising 19 officers.
They originally carried four DCN 100 mm/55 Mod 1954 dual-purpose guns fore and aft in superfiring pairs, four twin Bofors 40 mm/70, and four 533 mm single torpedo tubes, unusually placed in three fixed forward in the bow and one at the stern, and two Bofors 375 mm 4-barrelled trainable anti-ship mortars installed at the upper platform forward, plus two depth charge thrower and minelaying facilities. This was a fairly well-rounded package able to give them good characteristics against all types of targets. However, if artillery was still potent in 1960, their general conception was dated.


General conception

The general design rested on a flush-deck hull, with prow's wavebreakers like on British cruisers. The prow was thought to be high enough to fend off the north sea bad weather, but the ship as built and modified was overloaded, and pitched heavily in heavy weather, compromising its speed and accuracy as a gun platform, a problem unknown for missile destroyers. This flush-deck hull was partly based on the Köln class frigates, and went back to late WW2 torpedo boats designs. The overall ratio was 1:10, as the hull was 133.7 m (438 ft 8 in) in length overall, by 13.4 m (44 ft 0 in) for the beam and a Draft of 4.8 m (15 ft 9 in). Above this relatively good ratio to achieve the required speed and well studied hydrodynamic lines, the deck level shows the hull was also very beefy at both ends, making a rectangle with a rounded nose and slightly decreased beam aft, down to the squared stern. This configuration made it for maximal room in order to procure housing for all the onboard weapons systems and sensors while still be roomy enough for the crew.

It was compounded by a tall and also beefy superstructure, comprising, from the prow to the stern, the short anchors/capstan section, the two large 100 mm forward turrets with a superfiring one, and its platform was extended both sides to install the two forward 324 mm ASWRLs. A large superstructure extended to both sides of the hull, on two decks level followed, and the forward two twin Bofors mounted abreast. In between was built the open bridge, and a communication room behind, with the two fire control radars for the forward 100 mm turrets, then a first main lattice mast carrying the main navigation sensors. Behind was built the first funnel, followed by the main air surveillance radar, also on a lattice mast, the second funnel, single 324 mm TTs at deck level on either sides, and the quarterhouse, with a superstructure supporting the aft lattice mast (third one) and two superfiring fire control radars, with the two aft twin Bofors mounted abreast, followed by the aft 100 mm main turrets. This made for a busy, crowded superstructure, and engineers should have anticipated a somewhat excessive roll right from the start.


One of the requirements was a high speed and for this they received fitted a high pressure superheated steam propulsion powerplant. This was a trusted and proven propulsion is use since the beginning of the century and in that case, engineers fitted two Wahodag geared steam turbines fed by four boilers from the same manufacturer. They were rated for 68,000 to 72,000 shp, which on paper could provide the contract speed of 34 knots. Yet range was still good, with 9,600 km at 13 knots and 1,475 km at 34 knots (3,400 nautical miles at 18 knots). In sea trials they reached 35 knots (65 km/h) and even 37 knots (69 km/h) for D182, which was a requirements for conventional destroyers at that time but no longer relevant when missile appeared.

Hamburg's bow


DNC 100 mm naval gun

These were French designed guns dated from 1958, and the staple of dual purpose artillery on cold war French vessels of all sizes and tonnage. Outside Germany, which used it on several ships, it was also exported to Belgium, Portugal, Turkey, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and Bulgaria. Gun design started in 1953, by STCAN in Paris, under engineer Tonnelé. He created a triple-purpose weapon, able of AA medium-range defense, antiship and coastal fire support. Semi automatic in a tailored singe mount turret on modèle 53 and modèle 64 it became fully automatic on the modèle 68 and its last evolution was the modèle 100 TR. On the Hamburg class these were the 1st gen M1953. Two crewmen operated the turret: A left gunner, with a joystick to point the gun, its optic ranging and aiming instruments behind a plexiglas viewbay, and an observer seated at the back and monitoring operations in accordance to the ship's fire direction. Due to the gun's weight and size, it was placed on the deck and sensible to corrosion, and therefore made water-tight with rubber joints with a muzzle sealed by a rubber tampion. This 100mm/55 (4 inches) was capable of 60 rounds per minute, at 870 m/s, an effective firing range of 17,000 m (elevation 40°), 6,000 m ceiling and 12,000 m against surface targets.
It was probably upgraded to the M1968 after the 1976 refit, like the Köln class frigates.

Secondary AA

The twin Bofors 40 mm was in reality manufactured by Breda under licence. It was 70 caliber. Likely the Mark IX version, which had a Mark VII mount modified to electrical power. The Type 64 by Breda was manufactured under the name DARDO (now under Oto Melara). It was later modernized as the Type 106, Type 107, Type 564 and Type 520 which all saw service on the Marina Militare. The rate of fire is around 220 rpm. It was upgraded in the 1970s to the Type 106 or 107 which had a better RPM, faster traverse and elevation and refined optics.

ASW armament

-Quad Bofors 375 mm anti-submarine rocket launchers: Also used in British, French, Dutch, Swedish and Japanese destroyers of the cold war, two such mounts were placed abreast the second main turret on a superfiring position. They fired at 3,625 m (11,893 ft) a heavy rocker with High explosive warhead. This system was considered obsolete in the 1970s and replaced by triple 324 mm TTs with acoustic torpedoes. In addition the Hamburg class destroyers carried two depth charge ramps and 10 depth charges plus two throwers.

Torpedo armament

One of of the most striking characteristics of the Hamburg-class (Type 101) where its five fixed torpedo tubes, 3 in the bow and 2 in the stern. Over the years the bow and stern torpedo tubes were removed.

Certainly the most original part of the design, these destroyers carried three fixed tubes in the bow and two in the stern (After the 1970s refit, four single on the broadside). This configuration has not been seen since 1890s battleships, cruisers and torpedo-cruisers. In WW1 and WW2, conventional torpedo tubes banks were placed on the broadside for cruisers, and centerline for destroyers. It was still the norm for early cold war destroyers, However this solution was impossible in the case of Hamburg, which superstructure is already jam-packed. Therefore, as requirements stated four TTs for antiship combat were needed, engineers found this solution was the only one suitable, either than single broadside tubes with limited traverse. The "fixed bank" at least allowed the ship to be steered towards the target before firing a torpedo volley. Personal note: I don't think any other cold war destroyer used this solution. They were considered obsolete and retired in the 1970s refit but four single ones were kept on the broadside, with limited traverse. The Hamburg class were also equipped with railings running all the way from the forward main superstructure to the stern, able to carry 90 naval mines Mk 17.


These ships were equipped with Dutch electronics: A main KH 14/9 navigation radar, DA-08 air surveillance radar, LW-04 radar, SGR-103 and M45 radars, plus four HSA fire-control radars and a Sonar 1BV2. After modernization, one turret was deleted and so was the superfiring aft HSA FCs. The ships were also given two chaff-launchers with 20 barrels each.

The 1975 refit as missile destroyers

So in 1975, the ships were modified to leave their conventional status and embrace the missile age. Four Aerospatiale MM 38 Exocet anti-ship missile launchers, arranged in two twin canisters, were fitted on the only place available, in place of the third 100 mm turret. In place of the Breda-Bofors AA mounts, four twin modernized Breda 40 mm/70 AA were placed (Type 101/106) and the fixed TTs removed. They were replaced by single short anti-ship/anti-submarine torpedo tubes placed on the broadside at deck level. The operations center was completely modernised, and its radar antenna and bridge replaced. The anti-aircraft armament was still still weak by modern standards without a proper SAM. The Exocet MM38 was the first generation, produced from 1975. It measured 4.69 m with a diameter of 350 mm, a launch Weight of 655 kg, a single warhead conventional payload, 165 kg HE fragmentation or semi-armor piercing. It was propelled by Solid fuelled rocket, with a range 40 km, greatly extending the ship's capabilities. It is not known if these missiles were replaced by the MM39 or 40 before the Hamburg class destroyers were retired.

Active service

The 2nd destroyer squadron was a creation directly linked to the Hamburg class destroyers: The 1st Sqn. was comprising units of the Zerstörer class, and the first destroyer took its service on April 1st, 1965, in Wilhelmshaven. On April 22nd, she was officially commissioned after inspection by the commander of the destroyer flotilla, Captain Mutius at the naval arsenal. First squadron commander was Captain Dehnert. In his inaugural address, in addition to the traditional ties to the home port of Wilhelmshaven he encouraged the crew as to be part of this unit. The 2nd destroyer squadron was formed, as they were commissioned, of the four class 101 destroyers: The "Hamburg" (D181) in March 23, 1964, "Schleswig-Holstein" (D182) commissioned in October 12, 1964, the "Bayern" (D183) Commissioned in July 6th, 1965 and "Hessen" (D184) on June 10th, 1968. Construction costs was 105 million on average, up to 134 million DM for Hessen which had to be rebuilt above its engines, extracted and modified, delaying her entry into service by three years.

The Hamburg class destroyers were the first designed by German shipbuilders after World War II and had a special significance at the time. The Stülken shipyard in Hamburg designed vessels intended for the protection of merchant ship convoys and both the artillery and sensors illustrates this. Outside its range of weaponry against other ships, aviation and submarines, plus mines, The latest innovations in NBC protection at the time had been implemented. The entire ship was given the so-called "citadel" using a slight positive pressure system to vent off all possible chemical compounds. On October 13th, 1977 the first ship of the 101 klasse to be upgraded was the destroyer "Bayern". The sacrifice the "C" 100 mm turret was worth the addition of four new MM-38 (EXOCET) sea missiles. The latter flew in the subsonic range and as sea-skimmers, close to the surface, increasing their speed close to the objective. They brought an anti-ship range of around 40 km around the destroyer. After this upgrade, the class was renamed 101 A. From 1978, they received also a fully enclosed bridge. The decommissioning of the first ship of the clas was the destroyer "Hessen" on March 29, 1990. "Bayern" followed on December 16, 1993, "Hamburg" on February 24, 1993 and "Schleswig-Holstein" on December 15, 1994. They had been all replaced by the larger and way more efficient Brandenburg class frigates.

A port bow view of the West German FGS HESSEN (D 184) underway during NATO Exercise NORTHERN WEDDING 86.


Hamburg was initially subordinated to the 1st destroyer squadron in Kiel, as the squadron was sill buuilding around newly commissionned ships. When the 2nd destroyer squadron was a last constituted on April 1, 1965 in Wilhelmshaven, Hamburg was affected to it. Still, the unit was waiting for the Bayern and Hessen to reach its full complement. Hamburg was assigned the Hull number D 181 and radio call sign DBZK when entering service. By December 1, 1981, its radio call sign was changed to DRAA. In 1975-1976 she was modernized to the class 101A standard. She received, among other things, antiship missiles and larger, enclosed bridge, plus all FCS and radars, sonar, upgraded. During the Cold War the ship performed training missions in the Baltic but also often participated in large NATO formations and execizes. In 1984, she served as flagship for the first German SNFL formation (NATO-Einsatzverband Atlantik).

Only shortly before her end of service did she took part in an active military operation: The blockade of Yugoslavia, as part of Operation Sharp Guard between 1992 and 1993 in the Adriatic. On February 20, 1994, Hamburg was decommissioned. She was mothballed and by 1998 she was sold to Navales via Vebeg in Spain, to be broken up there. Her name went to the second frigate of the 124/Saxony class, on August 16, 2002.


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The West German destroyer FGS SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN (D-182) refuels from the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) during NATO Exercise Northern Wedding '86.

Schleswig-Holstein was laid down as the destroyer "ZB" at the H. C. Stülcken Sohn shipyard in Hamburg, on August 20, 1959, launched exactly one year later and named after this "Lander", also given to a battleship: Indeed she had the "Sophie-X" name, after her attributed radio call name "SX", in reference to the WW1 era SMS Schleswig-Holstein (1903-1945). The latter fired the first cannon shot of WW2 in Poland. After fitting out in Wilhelmshaven she started her shipyard trials, and entered service on October 12, 1964 with the Bundesmarine. She was the second ship of the class 101, and together with her sister ships Hamburg formed the 2nd destroyer squadron in Wilhelmshaven. Later, the unit will gained the remaining Bayern and Hessen. From 1976 to 1979 she was modernized, and after a service without much events, she was decommissioned on December 15, 1994 in the Naval Arsenal in Wilhelmshaven. She was by then the last ship of her class and was sold for BU to a Belgian company. The traditional name Schleswig-Holstein was given to the second frigate of class 123 (Brandenburg class) on November 24, 1994.


STANAVFORLANT ships entering Boston harbour in 1969

The Bayern was the third launched, on August 14, 1962, in the class 101. Shipyard order name was destroyer 55. She entered service on July 6, 1965, affected to the 2nd destroyer squadron in Wilhelmshaven. Like the other 101 class, she was named after a Lander (Federal state). Her name was previously carried by the lead-ship SMS Bayern of the last WW1-era class battleship, armed with 38 cm guns. Like her sister-ships, she entered the drydock for a complete modernization and partial rebuilt, between november 29, 1976 and November 26, 1977. As converted as a guided missile destroyer (DDG) she was now under the 101A class nomenclature. On May 8, 1980 during an exercise, Bayern collided with the fuel transporter Spessart (of the 1st Supply Squadron). Her bow was compressed inwards as far as the breakwater. As this exercize took place in the Mediterranean, she stayed in Toulon for an emergency repair and received a provisionl bow in order to get back home. In 1990 Bayern was the first German warship to visit the Israeli port of Haifa, as part of the NAVOCFORMED AAG 109/90. In 1992 she was also the first German ship to be involved in an active operation, the Adriatic embargo preventing armament to reach the belligerents during the yugoslav war (Operation Maritime Monitor). Bayern was decommissioned on December 16, 1993, and sold to Denmark on April 25, 1995 to the company VEBEG.


Hessen was launched on May 4, 1963 as the fourth and last of the 101 class destroyer. Her shipyard name was Destroyer 55. In October 17-23, 1966, she made her shipyard trials in the North Sea and Skagerrak. She made her official trials and acceptance run on December 11, 1966. It revealed problems with the drive system. Couplings between the turbines and gearboxes had to be improved, and so the Bundesmarine procurement office refused her. Initially launched at the Naval Arsenal of Wilhelmshaven, she returned in drydock where her deficiencies were eliminated. So it was not until October 8, 1968, more than ten years after being planned, that Hessen entered service. She was immediately sent to the 2nd destroyer squadron in Wilhelmshaven. Also named after a lander, she perpetuated a name in the Imperial Navy, a pre-dreadnought of the Braunschweig class, SMS Hessen. Her career went on without incident until on December 2, 1971, as there was an explosion fire in an electrical plant, which saw two of crew members died. In 1974 a "red cell" was discovered on board, causing great concern in the ship's command. These crewmen had distributed the illegal newspaper "Hessentorpedo". Hessen's conversion to the 101A standard started on November 1, 1974. Conversion was completed and final acceptance trial was performed on February 22, 1976, and she was recommissioned. There was no other notable even in her career. Hessen was was decommissioned on March 29, 1990, sold on September 8, 1991 via the company Vebeg to Eckart in Hamburg to be broken up, but was scrapped in Portugal.

Hamburg underway during a NATO exercize, in 1980

Schleswig-Holstein at sea in the 1980s, side view
Schleswig-Holstein at sea in the 1980s, side view

Detailed Specifications (Techn. data 101A)

Displacement: 4,050 tonnes standard, 4,692 t. fully loaded
Length overall: 134 m (438 ft 8 in)
Beam: 13.4 m (44 ft 0 in)
Draft: 5.2 m (15 ft 9 in)
Powerplant: 4 Wahodag boilers, 2 steam turbines, 68-72,000 shp
Top Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h) - 37 knots (69 km/h) trials D182
Fuel supply: 809 cbm diesel fuel (F75)
Cruising range: 3400 nautical miles (6,300 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)
Crew: 284 men
Armament: 3x1 100 mm turrets L/55, Model 53 (4 in)
-4x2 40 mm L70 mounts Mod 64 MDL Breda (2 in)
-4x1 MM38 anti-ship missiles in aft canisters
-2x4 Bofors 375 mm ASWRL fwd
-Four ASW/AS 533 mm broadside, fixed torpedo tubes
-2 depth charges racks sten (10 total)
-Two 20-barrel 105 mm Breda chaff rocket launchers
-Minelaying fittings for 90 mines Mk 17
Electronic equipment:
-3 HSA (Hollandse Signaal Apperaten) fire control systems
-3 HSA tactical radar systems (LW, ZW, DA antennas)

bow view of the West German Hamburg Class Destroyer FGS Hessen
A port bow view of the West German Hamburg Class Destroyer FGS Hessen (D 184) underway during NATO Exercise NORTHERN WEDDING '86.

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Naval History

❢ Abbrev. & acronyms
AAW// warfare
AASAmphibious Assault Ship
AEWAirbone early warning
AGAir Group
AFVArmored Fighting Vehicle
AMGBarmoured motor gunboat
APArmor Piercing
APCArmored Personal Carrier
ASMAir-to-surface Missile
ASMDAnti Ship Missile Defence
ASW// Warfare
ASWRL/// rocket launcher
ATWahead thrown weapon
avgasAviation Gasoline
awAbove Waterline
AWACSAirborne warning & control system
bhpbrake horsepower
BLBreach-loader (gun)
BLRBreach-loading, Rifled (gun)
BUBroken Up
CAArmoured/Heavy cruiser
CalCaliber or "/"
CGMissile Cruiser
CICCombat Information Center
C-in-CCommander in Chief
CIWSClose-in weapon system
CECompound Expansion (engine)
ChChantiers ("Yard", FR)
CLCruiser, Light
CMBCoastal Motor Boat
CMSCoastal Minesweeper
CNOChief of Naval Operations
CpCompound (armor)
COBCompound Overhad Beam
CODAGCombined Diesel & Gas
CODOGCombined Diesel/Gas
COGAGCombined Gas and Gas
COGOGCombined Gas/Gas
COSAGCombined Steam & Gas
CRCompound Reciprocating
CRCRSame, connecting rod
CruDivCruiser Division
CPControlled Pitch
CTConning Tower
CTLconstructive total loss
CTOLConv. Take off & landing
CTpCompound Trunk
CVAircraft Carrier
CVA// Attack
CVE// Escort
CVL// Light
CVS// ASW support
DADirect Action
DASHDrone ASW Helicopter
DCDepht Charge
DCT// Track
DCR// Rack
DCT// Thrower
DEDouble Expansion
DEDestroyer Escort
DDE// Converted
DesRonDestroyer Squadron
DFDouble Flux
DPDual Purpose
DUKWAmphibious truck
EOCElswick Ordnance Co.
ECMElectronic Warfare
ESMElectronic support measure
FCSFire Control System
fpsFeet Per Second
FYFiscal Year
GMMetacentric Height
GPMGGeneral Purpose Machine-gun
GRTGross Tonnage
GUPPYGreater Underwater Prop.Pow.
HAHigh Angle
HCHorizontal Compound
HCR// Reciprocating
HCDA// Direct Acting
HCDCR// connecting rod
HDA// direct acting
HDAC// acting compound
HDAG// acting geared
HDAR// acting reciprocating
HDMLHarbor def. Motor Launch
H/FHigh Frequency
HF/DF// Directional Finding
HMSHer Majesty Ship
HNHarvey Nickel
HNCHorizontal non-condensing hp
HPHigh Pressure
HRHorizontal reciprocating
HRCR// connecting rod
HSHarbor Service
HS(E)Horizontal single (expansion)
HSET// trunk
HTHorizontal trunk
HTE// expansion
ICInverted Compound
IDAInverted direct acting
IFFIdentification Friend or Foe
ihpindicated horsepower
IMFInshore Minesweeper
KCKrupp, cemented
KNC// non cemented
LALow Angle
LCLanding Craft
LCA// Assault
LCAC// Air Cushion
LFC// Flak (AA)
LCG// Gunboat
LCG(L)/// Large
LCG(M)/// Medium
LCG(S)/// Small
LCI// Infantry
LCM// Mechanized
LCP// Personel
LCP(R)/// Rocket
LCS// Support
LCT// Tanks
LCV// Vehicles
LCVP/// Personal
LCU// Utility
locolocomotive (boiler)
LSCLanding ship, support
LSD// Dock
LSF// Fighter (direction)
LSM// Medium
LSS// Stern chute
LST// Tank
LSV// Vehicle
LPlow pressure
lwllenght waterline
MA/SBmotor AS boat
MGMachine Gun
MGBMotor Gunboat
MLMotor Launch
MMSMotor Minesweper
MTMilitary Transport
MTBMotor Torpedo Boat
HMGHeavy Machine Gun
MCM(V)Mine countermeasure Vessel
MLMuzzle loading
MLR// rifled
MSOOcean Minesweeper
NCnon condensing
nhpnominal horsepower
nmNautical miles
NBC/ABCNuc. Bact. Nuclear
NSNickel steel
NTDSNav.Tactical Def.System
NyDNaval Yard
OPVOffshore Patrol Vessel
PCPatrol Craft
PDMSPoint Defence Missile System
psipounds per square inch
PVDSPropelled variable-depth sonar
QFQuick Fire
QFC// converted
RAdmRear Admiral
RCRreturn connecting rod
RFRapid Fire
RPCRemote Control
rpgRound per gun
SAMSurface to air Missile
SARSearch Air Rescue
SBShip Builder
SCSub-chaser (hunter)
SSBNBallistic Missile sub.Nuclear
SESimple Expansion
SET// trunk
shpShaft horsepower
SHsimple horizontal
SOSUSSound Surv. System
SPRsimple pressure horiz.
SSSubmarine (Conv.)
SSMSurface-surface Missile
sfsteam frigate
SLBMSub.Launched Ballistic Missile
spfsteam paddle frigate
STOVLShort Take off/landing
SUBROCSub.Fired ASW Rocket
tton, long (short in bracket)
TACANTactical Air Nav.
TBTorpedo Boat
TBD// destroyer
TCTorpedo carriage
TETriple expansion
TER// reciprocating
TFTask Force
TGBTorpedo gunboat
TGTask Group
TLTorpedo launcher
TLC// carriage
TSTraining Ship
TTTorpedo Tube
UDTUnderwater Demolition Team
UHFUltra High Frequency
VadmVice Admiral
VCVertical compound
VCE// expansion
VDE/ double expansion
VDSVariable Depth Sonar
VIC/ inverted compound
VLFVery Low Frequency
VQL/ quadruple expansion
VSTOLVertical/short take off/landing
VTE/ triple expansion
VTOLVertical take off/landing
VSE/ Simple Expansion
WTWireless Telegraphy
xnumber of
BuShipsBureau of Ships
DBMGerman Navy League
GBGreat Britain
DNCDirectorate of Naval Construction
EEZExclusive Economic Zone
FAAFleet Air Arm
FNFLFree French Navy
MDAPMutual Def.Assistance Prog.
MSAMaritime Safety Agency
RAFRoyal Air Force
RANRoyal Australian Navy
RCNRoyal Canadian Navy
R&DResearch & Development
RNRoyal Navy
RNZNRoyal New Zealand Navy
USSRUnion of Socialist Republics
UE/EECEuropean Union/Comunity
UNUnited Nations Org.
USNUnited States Navy
WaPacWarsaw Pact

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Lufti Djelil class CDS (1868)
Avni Illah class cas.ironclads (1869)
Fethi Bulend class cas.ironclads (1870)
Barbette ironclad Idjalleh (1870)
Messudieh class Ct.Bat.ships (1874)
Hamidieh Ct.Bat.Ironclads (1885)
Abdul Kadir Batleships (project)

Ertrogul Frigate (1863)
Selimieh (1865)
Rehberi Tewkik (1875)
Mehmet Selim (1876)
Sloops & despatch vessels

Marina do Peru Marina Do Peru
Monitor Atahualpa (1865)
CT. Bat Independencia (1865)
Turret ship Huascar (1865)
Frigate Apurimac (1855)
Corvette America (1865)
Corvette Union (1865)

Regia Marina 1870 Regia Marina 1870 Imperial Japanese navy 1870 Nihhon Kaigun Prussian Navy 1870 Preußische Marine Russian mperial Navy 1870 Russkiy Flot Swedish Navy 1870 Svenska marinen
Norwegian Navy 1870 Søværnet
⚑ 1898 Fleets
Argentinian Navy 1898 Armada de Argentina
Parana class Gunboats (1873)
La Plata class Coast Battleships (1875)
Pilcomayo class Gunboats (1875)
Ferre class Gunboats (1880)

Austro-Hungarian Navy 1898 K.u.K. Kriegsmarine

Chinese Imperial Navy 1898 Imperial Chinese Navy
Danish Navy 1898 Dansk Marine

Hellenic Navy 1898 Nautiko Hellenon
Haitian Navy 1914Marine Haitienne
Koninklije Marine 1898 Koninklije Marine
Konigin der Netherland (1874)
Draak, monitor (1877)
Matador, monitor (1878)
R. Claeszen, monitor (1891)
Evertsen class CDS (1894)
Atjeh class cruisers (1876)
Cruiser Sumatra (1890)
Cruiser K.W. Der. Neth (1892)
Banda class Gunboats (1872)
Pontania class Gunboats (1873)
Gunboat Aruba (1873)
Hydra Gunboat class (1873)
Batavia class Gunboats (1877)
Wodan Gunboat class (1877)
Ceram class Gunboats (1887)
Combok class Gunboats (1891)
Borneo Gunboat (1892)
Nias class Gunboats (1895)
Koetei class Gunboats (1898)
Dutch sloops (1864-85)

Marine Française 1898 Marine Nationale
Friedland CT Battery ship (1873)
Richelieu CT Battery ship (1873)
Colbert class CT Battery ships (1875)
Redoutable CT Battery ship (1876)
Courbet class CT Battery ships (1879)
Amiral Duperre barbette ship (1879)
Terrible class barbette ships (1883)
Amiral Baudin class barbette ships (1883)
Barbette ship Hoche (1886)
Marceau class barbette ships (1888)
Cerbere class Arm.Ram (1870)
Tonnerre class Br.Monitors (1875)
Tempete class Br.Monitors (1876)
Tonnant ironclad (1880)
Furieux ironclad (1883)
Fusee class Arm.Gunboats (1885)
Acheron class Arm.Gunboats (1885)
Jemmapes class (1892)
Bouvines class (1892)

La Galissonière Cent. Bat. Ironclads (1872)
Bayard class barbette ships (1879)
Vauban class barbette ships (1882)
Prot. Cruiser Sfax (1884)
Prot. Cruiser Tage (1886)
Prot. Cruiser Amiral Cécille (1888)
Prot. Cruiser Davout (1889)
Forbin class Cruisers (1888)
Troude class Cruisers (1888)
Alger class Cruisers (1891)
Friant class Cruisers (1893)
Prot. Cruiser Suchet (1893)
Descartes class Cruisers (1893)
Linois class Cruisers (1896)
D'Assas class Cruisers (1896)
Catinat class Cruisers (1896)

R. de Genouilly class Cruisers (1876)
Cruiser Duquesne (1876)
Cruiser Tourville (1876)
Cruiser Duguay-Trouin (1877)
Laperouse class Cruisers (1877)
Villars class Cruisers (1879)
Cruiser Iphigenie (1881)
Cruiser Naiade (1881)
Cruiser Arethuse (1882)
Cruiser Dubourdieu (1884)
Cruiser Milan (1884)

Parseval class sloops (1876)
Bisson class sloops (1874)
Epee class gunboats (1873)
Crocodile class gunboats (1874)
Tromblon class gunboats (1875)
Condor class Torpedo Cruisers (1885)
G. Charmes class gunboats (1886)
Inconstant class sloops (1887)
Bombe class Torpedo Cruisers (1887)
Wattignies class Torpedo Cruisers (1891)
Levrier class Torpedo Cruisers (1891)

Marinha do Brasil 1898 Marinha do Brasil
Siete de Setembro class (1874)
Riachuleo class (1883)
Aquidaban class (1885)

Marina de Mexico 1898 Mexico
GB Indipendencia (1874)
GB Democrata (1875)

Turkish Ottoman navy 1898 Osmanlı Donanması
Cruiser Heibtnuma (1890)
Cruiser Lufti Humayun (1892)
Cruiser Hadevendighar (1892)
Shadieh class cruisers (1893)
Turkish TBs (1885-94)

Regia Marina 1898 Regia Marina Pr. Amadeo class (1871)
Caio Duilio class (1879)
Italia class (1885)
Ruggero di Lauria class (1884)
Carracciolo (1869)
Vettor Pisani (1869)
Cristoforo Colombo (1875)
Flavio Goia (1881)
Amerigo Vespucci (1882)
C. Colombo (ii) (1892)
Pietro Micca (1876)
Tripoli (1886)
Goito class (1887)
Folgore class (1887)
Partenope class (1889)
Giovanni Bausan (1883)
Etna class (1885)
Dogali (1885)
Piemonte (1888)
Staffeta (1876)
Rapido (1876)
Barbarigo class (1879)
Messagero (1885)
Archimede class (1887)
Guardiano class GB (1874)
Scilla class GB (1874)
Provana class GB (1884)
Curtatone class GB (1887)
Castore class GB (1888)

Imperial Japanese navy 1898 Nihhon Kaigun German Navy 1898 Kaiserliches Marine
Russian Imperial Navy 1898 Russkiy Flot
Marina do Peru Marina Do Peru

Swedish Navy 1898 Svenska Marinen Norwegian Navy 1898 Søværnet
Royal Navy 1898 Royal Navy
HMS Hotspur (1870)
HMS Glatton (1871)
Devastation classs (1871)
Cyclops class (1871)
HMS Rupert (1874)
Neptune class (1874)
HMS Dreadnought (1875)
HMS Inflexible (1876)
Agamemnon class (1879)
Conqueror class (1881)
Colossus class (1882)
Admiral class (1882)
Trafalgar class (1887)
Victoria class (1890)
Royal Sovereign class (1891)
Centurion class (1892)
HMS Renown (1895)

HMS Shannon (1875)
Nelson class (1876)
Iris class (1877)
Leander class (1882)
Imperieuse class (1883)
Mersey class (1885)
Surprise class (1885)
Scout class (1885)
Archer class (1885)
Orlando class (1886)
Medea class (1888)
Barracouta class (1889)
Barham class (1889)
Pearl class (1889)

Spanish Navy 1898 Armada 1898
Ironclad Pelayo (1887)

Infanta Maria Teresa class (1890)
Emperador Carlos V (1895)
Cristobal Colon (1897)
Princesa de Asturias (1896)
Aragon class (1879)
Velasco class (1881)
Isla de Luzon (1886)
Alfonso XII class (1887)
Reina Regentes class (1887)

Destructor class (1886)
Temerario class (1891)
TGunboat Filipinas (1892)
De Molina class (1896)
Furor class (1896)
Audaz class (1897)
Spanish TBs (1878-87)
Fernando class gunboats (1875)
Concha class gunboats (1883)

US Navy 1898 1898 US Navy
USS Maine (1889)
USS Texas (1892)
Indiana class (1893)
USS Iowa (1896)

Amphitrite class (1876)
USS Puritan (1882)
USS Monterey (1891)

Atlanta class (1884)
USS Chicago (1885)
USS Charleston (1888)
USS Baltimore (1888)
USS Philadelphia (1889)
USS San Francisco (1889)
USS Newark (1890)
USS New York (1891)
USS Olympia (1892)
Cincinatti class (1892)
Montgomery class (1893)
Columbia class (1893)
USS Brooklyn (1895)

USS Vesuvius (1888)
USS Katahdin (1893)
USN Torpedo Boats (1886-1901)
GB USS Dolphin (1884)
Yorktown class GB (1888)
GB USS Petrel (1888)
GB USS Bancroft (1892)
Machias class GB (1891)
GB USS Nashville (1895)
Wilmington class GB (1895)
Annapolis class GB (1896)
Wheeling class GB (1897)
Small gunboats (1886-95)
St Louis class AMC (1894)
Harvard class AMC (1888)
USN Armoured Merchant Cruisers
USN Armed Yachts


☉ Entente Fleets

British ww1 Royal Navy
WW1 British Battleships
Majestic class (1894)
Canopus class (1897)
Formidable class (1898)
London class (1899)
Duncan class (1901)
King Edward VII class (1903)
Swiftsure class (1903)
Lord Nelson class (1906)
HMS Dreadnought (1906)
Bellorophon class (1907)
St Vincent class (1908)
HMS Neptune (1909)
Colossus class (1910)
Orion class (1911)
King George V class (1911)
Iron Duke class (1912)
Queen Elizabeth class (1913)
HMS Canada (1913)
HMS Agincourt (1913)
HMS Erin (1915)
Revenge class (1915)
B3 class (1918)

WW1 British Battlecruisers
Invincible class (1907)
Indefatigable class (1909)
Lion class (1910)
HMS Tiger (1913)
Renown class (1916)
Courageous class (1916)
G3 class (1918)

ww1 British cruisers
Blake class (1889)
Edgar class (1890)
Powerful class (1895)
Diadem class (1896)
Cressy class (1900)
Drake class (1901)
Monmouth class (1901)
Devonshire class (1903)
Duke of Edinburgh class (1904)
Warrior class (1905)
Minotaur class (1906)
Hawkins class (1917)

Apollo class (1890)
Astraea class (1893)
Eclipse class (1894)
Arrogant class (1896)
Pelorus class (1896)
Highflyer class (1898)
Gem class (1903)
Adventure class (1904)
Forward class (1904)
Pathfinder class (1904)
Sentinel class (1904)
Boadicea class (1908)
Blonde class (1910)
Active class (1911)
'Town' class (1909-1913)
Arethusa class (1913)
'C' class series (1914-1922)
'D' class (1918)
'E' class (1918)

WW1 British Seaplane Carriers
HMS Ark Royal (1914)
HMS Campania (1893)
HMS Argus (1917)
HMS Furious (1917)
HMS Vindictive (1918)
HMS Hermes (1919)

WW1 British Destroyers
River class (1903)
Cricket class (1906)
Tribal class (1907)
HMS Swift (1907)
Beagle class (1909)
Acorn class (1910)
Acheron class (1911)
Acasta class (1912)
Laforey class (1913)
M/repeat M class (1914)
Faulknor class FL (1914)
T class (1915)
Parker class FL (1916)
R/mod R class (1916)
V class (1917)
V class FL (1917)
Shakespeare class FL (1917)
Scott class FL (1917)
W/mod W class (1917)
S class (1918)

WW1 British Torpedo Boats
125ft series (1885)
140ft series (1892)
160ft series (1901)
27-knotters (1894)
30-knotters (1896)
33-knotters (1896)

WW1 British Submarines
Nordenfelt Submarines (1885)
Flower class sloops
British Gunboats of WWI
British P-Boats (1915)
Kil class (1917)
British ww1 Minesweepers
Z-Whaler class patrol crafts
British ww1 CMB
British ww1 Auxiliaries

✠ Central Empires

⚑ Neutral Countries

Bulgarian Navy Bulgaria
Danish Navy 1914 Denmark
Greek Royal Navy Greece

Dutch Empire Navy 1914 Netherlands
Norwegian Navy 1914 Norway

Portuguese navy 1914 Portugal

Romanian Navy 1914 Romania
Spanish Armada Spain Swedish Navy 1914 Sweden


✪ Allied ww2 Fleets

US ww2 US Navy
WW2 American Battleships
Wyoming class (1911)
New York class (1912)
Nevada class (1914)
Pennsylvania class (1915)
New Mexico class (1917)
Tennessee Class (1919)
Colorado class (1921)
North Carolina class (1940)
South Dakota class (1941)
Iowa class (1942)
Montana class (cancelled)

WW2 American Cruisers
Omaha class cruisers (1920)
Pensacola class heavy Cruisers (1928)
Northampton class heavy cruisers (1929)
Portland class heavy cruisers (1931)
New Orleans class cruisers (1933)
Brooklyn class cruisers (1936)
USS Wichita (1937)
Atlanta class light cruisers (1941)
Cleveland class light Cruisers (1942)
Baltimore class heavy cruisers (1942)
Alaska class heavy cruisers (1944)

WW2 USN Aircraft Carriers
USS Langley (1920)
Lexington class CVs (1927)
USS Ranger (CV-4)
USS Wasp (CV-7)
Yorktown class aircraft carriers (1936)
Long Island class (1940)
Independence class CVs (1942)
Essex class CVs (1942)
Bogue class CVEs (1942)
Sangamon class CVEs (1942)
Casablanca class CVEs (1942)
Commencement Bay class CVEs (1944)
Midway class CVs (1945)
Saipan class CVs (1945)

WW2 American destroyers
Wickes class (1918)
Clemson class (1920)
Farragut class (1934)
Porter class (1935)
Mahan class (1935)
Gridley class (1936)
Bagley class (1936)
Somers class (1937)
Benham class (1938)
Sims class (1938)
Benson class (1939)
Fletcher class (1942)
Sumner class (1943)
Gearing class (1945)

GMT Evarts class (1942)
TE Buckley class (1943)
TEV/WGT Rudderow classs (1943)
DET/FMR Cannon class
Asheville/Tacoma class

WW2 American Submarines
Barracuda class
USS Argonaut
Narwhal class
USS Dolphin
Cachalot class
Porpoise class
Shark class
Perch class
Salmon class
Sargo class
Tambor class
Mackerel class
Gato Class

USS Terror (1941)
Raven class Mnsp (1940)
Admirable class Mnsp (1942)
Eagle class sub chasers (1918)
PC class sub chasers
SC class sub chasers
PCS class sub chasers
YMS class Mot. Mnsp
ww2 US gunboats
ww2 US seaplane tenders
USS Curtiss ST (1940)
Currituck class ST
Tangier class ST
Barnegat class ST

US Coat Guardships
Lake class
Northland class
Treasury class
Owasco class
Wind class
Algonquin class
Thetis class
Active class

US Amphibious ships & crafts
US Amphibious Operations
Doyen class AT
Harris class AT
Dickman class AT
Bayfield class AT
Windsor class AT
Ormsby class AT
Funston class AT
Sumter class AT
Haskell class AT
Andromeda class AT
Gilliam class AT
APD-1 class LT
APD-37 class LT
LSV class LS
LSD class LS
Landing Ship Tank
LSM class LS
LSM(R) class SS
LCV class LC
LCVP class LC
LCM(3) class LC
LCP(L) class LC
LCP(R) class SC
LCL(L)(3) class FSC
LCS(S) class FSC
British ww2 Royal Navy

WW2 British Battleships
Queen Elisabeth class (1913)
Revenge class (1915)
Nelson class (1925)
King Georges V class (1939)
Lion class (Started)
HMS Vanguard (1944)
Renown class (1916)
HMS Hood (1920)

WW2 British Cruisers
British C class cruisers (1914-1922)
Hawkins class cruisers (1917)
British D class cruisers (1918)
Enterprise class cruisers (1919)
HMS Adventure (1924)
County class cruisers (1926)
York class cruisers (1929)
Surrey class cruisers (project)
Leander class cruisers (1931)
Arethusa class cruisers (1934)
Perth class cruisers (1934)
Town class cruisers (1936)
Dido class cruisers (1939)
Abdiel class cruisers (1939)
Fiji class cruisers (1941)
Bellona class cruisers (1942)
Swiftsure class cruisers (1943)
Tiger class cruisers (1944)

WW2 British Aircraft Carriers
Courageous class aircraft carriers (1928)
HMS Ark Royal (1937)
HMS Eagle (1918)
HMS Furious (1917)
HMS Hermes (1919)
Illustrious class (1939)
HMS Indomitable (1940)
Implacable class (1942)
Malta class (project)
HMS Unicorn (1941)
Colossus class (1943)
Majestic class (1944)
Centaur class (started 1944)

HMS Archer (1939)
HMS Argus (1917)
Avenger class (1940)
Attacker class (1941)
HMS Audacity (1941)
HMS Activity (1941)
HMS Pretoria Castle (1941)
Ameer class (1942)
Merchant Aircraft Carriers (1942)
Vindex class (1943)

WW2 British Destroyers
Shakespeare class (1917)
Scott class (1818)
V class (1917)
S class (1918)
W class (1918)
A/B class (1926)
C/D class (1931)
G/H/I class (1935)
Tribal class (1937)
J/K/N class (1938)
Hunt class DE (1939)
L/M class (1940)
O/P class (1942)
Q/R class (1942)
S/T/U//V/W class (1942)
Z/ca class (1943)
Ch/Co/Cr class (1944)
Battle class (1945)
Weapon class (1945)

WW2 British submarines
L9 class (1918)
HMS X1 (1923)
Oberon class (1926)
Parthian class (1929)
Rainbow class (1930)
Thames class (1932)
Swordfish class (1932)
HMS Porpoise (1932)
Grampus class (1935)
Shark class (1934)
Triton class (1937)
Undine class (1937)
U class (1940)
S class (1941)
T class (1941)
X-Craft midget (1942)
A class (1944)

WW2 British Amphibious Ships and Landing Crafts
LSI(L) class
LSI(M/S) class
LSI(H) class
LSS class
LSG class
LSC class
Boxer class LST

LST(2) class
LST(3) class
LSH(L) class
LSF classes (all)
LCI(S) class
LCS(L2) class
LCT(I) class
LCT(2) class
LCT(R) class
LCT(3) class
LCT(4) class
LCT(8) class
LCT(4) class
LCG(L)(4) class
LCG(M)(1) class

British ww2 Landing Crafts

WW2 British MTB/gunboats.
WW2 British MTBs
MTB-1 class (1936)
MTB-24 class (1939)
MTB-41 class (1940)
MTB-424 class (1944)
MTB-601 class (1942)
MA/SB class (1938)
MTB-412 class (1942)
MGB 6 class (1939)
MGB-47 class (1940)
MGB 321 (1941)
MGB 501 class (1942)
MGB 511 class (1944)
MGB 601 class (1942)
MGB 2001 class (1943)

WW2 British Gunboats

Denny class (1941)
Fairmile A (1940)
Fairmile B (1940)
HDML class (1940)

WW2 British Sloops
Bridgewater class (2090)
Hastings class (1930)
Shoreham class (1930)
Grimsby class (1934)
Bittern class (1937)
Egret class (1938)
Black Swan class (1939)

WW2 British Frigates
River class (1943)
Loch class (1944)
Bay class (1944)

WW2 British Corvettes
Kingfisher class (1935)
Shearwater class (1939)
Flower class (1940)
Mod. Flower class (1942)
Castle class (1943)

WW2 British Misc.
WW2 British Monitors
Roberts class monitors (1941)
Halcyon class minesweepers (1933)
Bangor class minesweepers (1940)
Bathurst class minesweepers (1940)
Algerine class minesweepers (1941)
Motor Minesweepers (1937)
ww2 British ASW trawlers
Basset class trawlers (1935)
Tree class trawlers (1939)
HMS Albatross seaplane carrier
WW2 British river gunboats

HMS Guardian netlayer
HMS Protector netlayer
HMS Plover coastal mines.
Medway class sub depot ships
HMS Resource fleet repair
HMS Woolwhich DD depot ship
HMS Tyne DD depot ship
Maidstone class sub depot ships
HmS Adamant sub depot ship

Athene class aircraft transport
British ww2 AMCs
British ww2 OBVs
British ww2 ABVs
British ww2 Convoy Escorts
British ww2 APVs
British ww2 SSVs
British ww2 SGAVs
British ww2 Auxiliary Mines.
British ww2 CAAAVs
British ww2 Paddle Mines.
British ww2 MDVs
British ww2 Auxiliary Minelayers
British ww2 armed yachts

✙ Axis ww2 Fleets

Japan ww2 Imperial Japanese Navy
WW2 Japanese Battleships
Kongō class Fast Battleships (1912)
Fuso class battleships (1915)
Ise class battleships (1917)
Nagato class Battleships (1919)
Yamato class Battleships (1941)
B41 class Battleships (project)

WW2 Japanese cruisers
Tenryū class cruisers (1918)
Kuma class cruisers (1919)
Nagara class (1921)
Sendai class Cruisers (1923)
IJN Yūbari (1923)
Furutaka class Cruisers (1925)
Aoba class heavy cruisers (1926)
Nachi class Cruisers (1927)
Takao class cruisers (1930)
Mogami class cruisers (1932)
Tone class cruisers (1937)
Katori class cruisers (1939)
Agano class cruisers (1941)
Oyodo (1943)

Seaplane & Aircraft Carriers
IJN Hōshō (1921)
IJN Akagi (1925)
IJN Kaga (1927)
IJN Ryujo (1931)
IJN Soryu (1935)
IJN Hiryu (1937)
Shokaku class (1940)
Zuiho class (1937)
Ruyho (1933) comp.42
Junyo class (1941)
IJN Taiho (1943)
Chitose class (comp. 1943)
IJN Shinano (1944)
Unryu class (1944)
IJN Ibuki (1942)

Taiyo class (1940)
IJN Kaiyo (1938)
IJN Shinyo (1934)

Notoro (1920)
Kamoi (1922)
Chitose class (1936)
Mizuho (1938)
Nisshin (1939)

IJN Aux. Seaplane tenders
Akistushima (1941)
Shimane Maru class (1944)
Yamashiro Maru class (1944)

Imperial Japanese Navy Aviation

WW2 Japanese Destroyers
Mutsuki class (1925)
Fubuki class (1927)
Akatsuki class (1932)
Hatsuharu class (1932)
Shiratsuyu class (1935)
Asashio class (1936)
Kagero class (1938)
Yugumo class (1941)
Akitsuki class (1941)
IJN Shimakaze (1942)

WW2 Japanese Submarines
KD1 class (1921)
Koryu class
Kaiten class
Kairyu class
IJN Midget subs

WW2 Japanese Amphibious ships/Crafts
Shinshu Maru class (1935)
Akistu Maru class (1941)
Kumano Maru class (1944)
SS class LS (1942)
T1 class LS (1944)
T101 class LS (1944)
T103 class LS (1944)
Shohatsu class LC (1941)
Chuhatsu class LC (1942)
Moku Daihatsu class (1942)
Toku Daihatsu class (1944)

WW2 Japanese minelayers
IJN Armed Merchant Cruisers
WW2 Japanese Escorts
Tomozuru class (1933)
Otori class (1935)
Matsu class (1944)
Tachibana class (1944)
Ioshima class (1944)
WW2 Japanese Sub-chasers
WW2 Japanese MLs
Shinyo class SB

⚑ Neutral

Armada de Argentina Argentinian Navy

Rivadavia class Battleships
Cruiser La Argentina
Veinticinco de Mayo class cruisers
Argentinian Destroyers
Santa Fe class sub. Bouchard class minesweepers King class patrol vessels

Marinha do Brasil Brazilian Navy

Minas Gerais class Battleships (1912)
Cruiser Bahia
Brazilian Destroyers
Humaita class sub.
Tupi class sub.

Armada de Chile Armada de Chile

Almirante Latorre class battleships
Cruiser Esmeralda (1896)
Cruiser Chacabuco (1911)
Chilean DDs
Fresia class subs
Capitan O’Brien class subs

Søværnet Danish Navy

Niels Juel
Danish ww2 Torpedo-Boats Danish ww2 submarines Danish ww2 minelayer/sweepers

Merivoimat Finnish Navy

Coastal BB Ilmarinen
Finnish ww2 submarines
Finnish ww2 minelayers

Nautiko Hellenon Hellenic Navy

Greek ww2 Destroyers
Greek ww2 submarines
Greek ww2 minelayers

Marynarka Vojenna Polish Navy

Polish ww2 Destroyers
Polish ww2 cruisers
Polish ww2 minelayer/sweepers

Portuguese navy ww2 Portuguese Navy

Douro class DDs
Delfim class sub
Velho class gb
Albuquerque class gb
Nunes class sloops

Romanian Navy Romanian Navy

Romanian ww2 Destroyers
Romanian ww2 Submarines

Royal Norwegian Navy Sjøforsvaret

Norwegian ww2 Torpedo-Boats

Spanish Armada Spanish Armada

España class Battleships
Blas de Lezo class cruisers
Canarias class cruisers
Cervera class cruisers
Cruiser Navarra
Spanish Destroyers
Spanish Submarines
Dedalo seaplane tender
Spanish Gunboats
Spanish Minelayers

Svenska Marinen Svenska Marinen

Gustav V class CBBs (1918)
Interwar Swedish CBB projects

Tre Kronor class (1943)
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Ehrernskjold class DDs (1926)
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Visby class DDs (1942)
Öland class DDs (1945)

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Naval Aircraft Factory PT (1922)
Loening OL (1923)
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Martin MO (1924)
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Berliner-Joyce OJ (1931)
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Grumman FF (1931)
Grumman F2F (1933)
Grumman F3F (1935)
Northrop BT-1 (1935)
Vultee V-11 (1935)
Grumman J2F Duck (1936)
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Vought Kingfisher (1938)
Curtiss SO3C Seamew (1939)
Cessna AT-17 Bobcat (1939)
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Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (1941)
Consolidated TBY Sea Wolf (1941)
Grumman F6F Hellcat (1942)
Vought F4U Corsair (1942)
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Curtiss SC Seahawk (1944)
Douglas BTD Destroyer (1944)
Grumman F7F Tigercat (1943)
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Curtiss H (1917)
Curtiss F5L (1918)
Curtiss NC (1919)
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Naval Aircraft Factory PN (1925)
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Consolidated P2Y (1929)
Hall PH (1929)
Douglas PD (1929)
Douglas Dolphin (1931)
General Aviation PJ (1933)
Consolidated PBY Catalina (1935)
Fleetwings Sea Bird (1936)
Sikorsky VS-44 (1937)
Grumman G-21 Goose (1937)
Consolidated PB2Y Coronado (1937)
Beechcraft M18 (1937)
Sikorsky JRS (1938)
Boeing 314 Clipper (1938)
Martin PBM Mariner (1939)
Grumman G-44 Wigeon (1940)
Martin Mars (1943)
Goodyear GA-2 Duck (1944)
Edo Ose (1946)
Hugues Hercules (1947)

Japanese WW2 naval aviation
Mitsubishi 1MF
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Nakajima A4N
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Mitsubishi B1M
Aichi D1A "Susie" (1934)
Aichi D3A "Val" (1940)
Aichi B7A "Grace" (1942)
Mitsubishi B5M (1937)
Nakajima B5N "Kate" (1937)
Nakajima B6N "Jill" (1941)
Yokosuka B4Y "Jean" (1935)
Yokosuka D4Y "Judy" (1942)
Yokosuka MXY-7 "Baka" (1944)
Mitsubishi G3M "Nell" (1935)
Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" (1941)
Yokosuka P1Y1 "Frances" (1943)

Aichi M6A1-K Nanzan (1943)
Kyushu K10W1 "Oak" (1941)
Kyushu K11W1 Shiragiku (1942)
Kyushu Q1W1-K "Lorna" (1943)
Mitsubishi K3M "Pine" (1930)
Yokosuka K5Y1 "Willow" (1933)
Yokosuka MXY-7K-1 "Kai" (1944)
Yokosuka MXY-8 Akigusa

Nakajima E4N
Nakajima E14Y
Nakajima E8N "Dave"
Mitsubishi F1M "pete"
Kawanishi E7K
Kawanishi H6K
Kawanishi E11K
Kawanishi K6K
Kawanishi K8K
Kawanishi E15K Shiun
Kawanishi H8K "Emily"
Kawanishi N1K1 "Rex"

Italian WW2 air arm
CANT Z.501 Gabbiano
CANT Z.506 Airone
Fiat RS.14
IMAM Ro.43
IMAM Ro.44
Macchi M5

British Fleet Air Arm
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Fairey Flycatcher (1922)
Blackburn Backburn (1923)
Blackburn Dart (1924)
Fairey IIIF (1927)
Fairey Seal (1930)
Blackburn Shark (1931)
Blackburn Baffin (1934)
Vickers Vildebeest (1933)
Blackburn Ripon (1934)
Fairey Swordfish (1934)
Gloster Gladiator (1938)
Fairey Albacore (1940)
Fairey Fulmar (1940)
Grumman Martlet (1941)
Hawker sea Hurricane (1941)
Brewster Bermuda (1942)
Fairey Barracuda (1943)
Grumman Tarpon (1943)
Grumman Gannet (1943)
Supermarine seafire (1943)
Fairey Firefly (1943)
Blackburn Firebrand (1944)

Supermarine Southampton (1925)
Blackburn Iris (1926)
Hawker Osprey (1930)
Short Rangoon (1930)
Short Valetta (1930)
Fairey Seal (1930)
Supermarine Scapa (1935)
Supermarine Stranraer (1936)
Supermarine Walrus (1936)
Fairey Seafox (1936)
Short Sunderland (1937)
Saro Lerwick (1940)
Short Shetland (1944)

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