The Egyptian Navy

110 Ships 1947-1990

Origins up to WWI

Asia and other Egypto-Ottoman vessels at the Battle of Navarino 20 Oct 1827

The Egyptian Navy is probably the world's oldest "discontinuous" navy in existence today, although the modern one was founded in 1800. As old as the Sumerian City-state navies roaming the Tigris and Euphrates, it was largely, like the latter, a riverine fleet. Under Queen Hatshepsut however (1479-58, 18th dynasty, New Kingdom), launched expeditions as far south of the Nile as possible, establising a trade line between the kingdom of Punt (on the Somali coast) and the Empire, using five Keftions. A large naval battle, one of the first ever precisely recorded against the "sea peoples" or battle of the Delta was under Ramses III command, allegedly between 1179 and 1175 BC. It is assumed hundreds of ships participated, including divisions of riverine vessels of the Kepen type, traditional keel-less "flexible boats". The unstoppable wave of Tjekker, Peleset, and Sherden that destroyed the Hatti (Hittites), Syria, and Cyprus was stopped by the Egyptian Navy.

The second interesting era starts with the Alexandrian conquest, and rise of the "Greek Pharaohs" era: The Ptolematic dynasty. At that time, naval construction changed completely according to Hellenistic standards, giving birth to the largest, most powerful Navy of the Eastern Mediterranean, albeit still often built in Cyprus. One was reputed to be the largest ever wooden ship constructed (perhaps even larger than Zheng He's 15th cent. treasure ships), the Tesseraconter. However this mighty fleet, under command of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony in 31 BC was defeated at Aktio cape by Augustus's admiral Agrippa and his combined fleet of light vessels. The result was the end of an independent Egypt. The "bread basket" of Rome was now a simple province, until the gradual fall of the western Roman Empire.

Egypt was part of the Sassanid Empire for just a few years (619-629), byzantine in 639-642, followed by the Fatimid Caliphate, Ayyubid dynasty, and Mamluk Sultanate under which were managed various local fleets built for trade and defense. In 1798-1801, there was a brief French occupation of Egypt led by Napoleon Bonaparte, and in 1800 Ottoman Mamluks helped by British forces defeated the French and created the embryo of a local fleet, which is the date provided for the official birth of the continuous fleet which exist today.


Egypt under Muhammad Ali Pasha developed a modern European-style navy but it was destroyed by participating to the Greek War of Independence at the Ottomans request, in 1827 at the Battle of Navarino. They were opposed to the combined Royal Navy, Marine Française and Russky Flot. A replacement fleet was built for the First Egyptian–Ottoman War in 1831, with the first amphibious assault in Jaffa, in support of the main Egyptian army invading Syria.


The Second Egyptian–Ottoman War of 1839, and victory at the Battle of Nezib, saw the Ottoman fleet defecting to the Egyptians, sailing to Alexandria. The Crimean war, decisive European intervention to support the Turks, weakened Muhammad Ali's dynasty nevertheless. Fast forward and Egypt, after the construction of the Suez canal (built 1859-69), was under British protectorate from 1882. The canal completely change the role of Egypt in the international trade. Despite of this, the British protectorate meant no sizeable Egyptian Navy was necessary, the British Navy based in port Said and Alexandria providing the strongest buffer possible.

The Early Egyptian Navy (1869)


To defend the Suez canal, the ruler of Egypt of the time, Sa'id Pasha, Khedive of Egypt and Sudan, a naval program was established, with financial help and western construction in French and British yards. It was the "Canal navy", while the canal opened under French control in November 1869. This fleet was to comprise seven modern vessels, reduced to three, for which specs are the following (not photos for all unfortunately):

Nijmi Shevket class

A 2080 tons class of coast defence ironclads built at La Seyne from 1867 (Nijmi Shevket, Assari Shevket) launched 1868, but ultimately delivered to Turkey in 1869.

Lufti Djelil class

Lufti Djelil, Hifzi Rahman turret Ironclads were built for Egypt in Bordeaux, launched 1868, but delivered to Turkey in 1869. More in detail in the 1870s Turkish Ottoman Fleet.

Mehmet Ali

Iron hulled fully rigged frigate, presumably built in Britain, and armed with twenty Krupp 4.7 inches BRL and ten Armstrong 4.7 in or 40-pdr. In 1890 she became a stationery guardship, discarded 1898. Specs: 1760 tons, 290 x 36 x 16ft (88.39 x 10.97 x 4.88m), 1 shaft 800 ihp.


A 4700 tonnes, 289 x 49 x 21 ft (88 x 15 x 6.5 m), 3560 ihp for 13.34 kts iron hulled and fully rigged frigate (armament unknown) launched in France at La Seyne, 30/11/1868. She was scrapped in 1890.


A 970 tonnes wooden corvette, 205 x 37 x 5 in (62.48 x 11.40 m) armed with ten 4.7 in/40 pdr Armstrong BLRs, launched in 1869. In 1890 she was a stationary guardship in Port Said, scrapped in the early 1900s.

Alexandria in the XIXth Cent. (David Roberts)

The Egyptian Navy in WWI

Gunboat Rameses (1906)

Gunboat Abbas Pasha (1906)

With the British Protectorate, in addition to the Mehmet Ali, Ibrahim and Sakka, a few gunboats ordered by ismail I from 1863: The 1862 Karthum (455 tons), 1863 Dongola (300 tons), and 1865 Jeafferieh (690 tons). In poor state in 1882 from the start of the protectorate, the French provided the red sea lighthouse tender Haida, replaced by Haida II in 1911 (1,428 tons). The strategic importance of Egypt and the canal for the British Empire saw some feirce fighting on the canal with the Ottoman Empire, and in 14-20 October 1914 already, Egyptian Authorities captured 22 suspect ships in the canal, handed over to the British authorities at Alexandria. Two more valuable were transferred over to Egypt in 1920, the modern sloop Syringa (1917, 1,290 tons) and patrol boat P57 (1917, 613 tons), from the RN. They became Sollum and Raquib, the first units of the independent Egyptian Navy from 1921.

The Egyptian Navy in WWII

El Emir Faruk

From 1922, the Navy also had in addition of the ships seen above the old gunboats Meilk, Sheik, Sultan, Fateh, Nasir, Safir, Abuklea, Hifer, Metemmeh, Taman. They were all discarded in the 1930s. The Royal Yacht Mahroussa (1865, 3,517 tons), two transports and many small auxiliaries also made part of the fleet, still largely riverine. In 1925 were acquired three ships: The largest of the Egyptian Navy was the sloop El Amir Faroug, which completed the existing Sollum and Raqib as the main patrol force of the Nile Delta during the interwar. The Darfeel and Noor el Bahr were two patrol motor boats purchased from UK to complete this, and in 1936 the PMB Al Sarea and the 1938 Raquib (ii), the first built locally at Alexandria, to replace the first of the name, discarded before. In 1946 the 1929 transport El Amira Fawzia (1929, 2x 3 pdr) was taken into service. The only loss in WW2 was the Sollum (ex-P47), destroyed by a Stuka off Sidi Barrani in January 1941. Although independent since 1921, Egypt still was an important part of Britain's strategy in the region, between the canal and access to the Indian Ocean and far east, and an operating base for the levant and the oil-rich nearby Iraq. King Farouk of Egypt started his reign in 1936, and accepted British influence. Despite being partially educated in the UK, his personal sympathies still lay with the Egyptian nationalists and he wanted the country to remain neutral in WWII.

After Italy entered war in June 1940, the British knowing they had armies stations in nearby Libya were completted to send troops back, but the return of British soldiers to Egyptian streets only increased nationalist sentiments. The other point of discord was the British government insisted that Farouk expelled or intern all Italians residents, which he refused. Tensions grew to boiling point as the North African campaign degraded, until the night stand off or "Abdeen Palace Incident" of 4-5 February 1942, when Soldiers and Tanks surrounded King Farouk's palace in Alexandria to pressure him to dismiss PM Hussein Sirri Pasha ad replaced him with a man more lenient towards British interest, Mostafa El-Nahas. Despite Mohamed Naguib told the young king the British should be resisted, Farouk eventually appointed Nahas as asked.

The Italian invasion of Egypt (13–18 September, 1940) never really threatened Egyptian Naval assets, since moslty British forces operated off Mersa Matruh. Musaif and Buq Buq were later occupied, but the British counter-attack, Operation Compass drive them out. The German intervention had Rommel however defeating the Brithsh Army al El-Alamein, just 150 miles from Cairo. This became the linchpin of the whole campaign. Like Stalingrad, there was nothing to retreat from. From there, the Luftwaffe rampaged the area and indeed sunk Sollum (ex-P47) early on. From there, Egyptian vessels retreated further south down the canal. Victory was sucured under Montgomery, Operation Bertram and Lightfoot, the second battle of El Alamein, which had the German army on the run towards Tunisia.

Armed steamer Emira Fauzia in WW2

All in all, between the Luftwaffe and U-Boats, the Egyptian Merchant Navy lost the following ships:

Fleet Strenght in 1947

Israeli leaflet showing the Egyptian navy in 1948

The sloop El Amir Farouk built by Hawthorn Leslie (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) was sunk by Israeli action off Gaza 22 November 1948, possibly by limpet mines or an explosive motor boat. There were also the transport El Amira Fawsia (1929, 2640t, 2-3pdr, renamed El Quseir c1953, discarded 1967); the veteran royal yacht Mahroussa (built 1865 by Samuda, London, 3417t, renamed El Horria c1953), still active in 1995 as a training ship and occasional presidential yacht after by far the longest career of any sea-going ship in a modern navy); and the small motor boats Darfeel, Noor el Bahr, El Sarea and Raqib (used by the RN as harbour defence boats during the Second World War and discarded 1948-c1953).

Haifa in 1956

Post-war political context and rise of the Egyptian Navy

The Royal Egyptian Navy was negligible in 1947, its most important unit being the weakly-armed sloop El Amir Farouk. Plans to acquire three sloops, two Castle' class frigates, four Algerine class minesweepers and smaller craft were interrupted by the 1948-49 Arab-Israeli War, in which the Egyptian Navy succeeded only in losing El Amir Farouk, and when implemented in 1949-50 were modified, the actual ships acquired being detailed below.

Egyptian Frogmen of the Eilat port attack

Further warship purchases were made by Nasser's new republic in 1055-56. Two old British destroyers were delivered in July 1956 as tension over the Suez Canal was increasing, while from the Soviet Union came two new destroyers, four minesweepers and twelve MTBS. Despite of these reinforcements, the navy was badly mauled in the Suez Operations (29 October-7 November), losing three frigates, one LST and about six MTBS in the face of overwhelming Anglo-French strength. Egyptian claims that two officers sank the French battleship Jean Bart by unspecified means were unfounded, and duly ignored by the non-Arab world. On the other hand the navy's blocking of the Suez Canal was efficiently done.

Naval and political staff during an international conference on board the Egyptian Royal Yacht in Alexandria, 28 November 1960

The naval losses were soon made good by the Soviet Union, which also transferred submarines for the first time. During the 1967 Six Day War, despite it being precipitated by Egypt's blockade of the Gulf of Aqaba at Sharm el Sheikh, the larger Egyptian units were kept in port, and the fighting was left to motor torpedo-boats. No successes were reported, and four Egyptian boats are believed to have been sunk, two by Israeli boats and two by the destroyer Eilat.

1967 War and success against INS Eilat

Between 1962 and 1967 the Soviet Union transferred twelve Osa l and eight Komar' class fast attack craft, armed with SS-N-2 Styx surface-to-surface missiles (SSM). In a celebrated encounter on the nght of 21 October 1967, one or more of these boats, moored at Port Said, launched Styx missiles at Eilat, patrolling some 13 miles off shore. INS Eilat took evasive action and opened fire on the incoming missiles, but was totally disabled by two hits in her machinery spaces, and ank an hour later after a third hit. This incident attracted widespread attention in Western navies, which then had no operational SSM, and no modern shipborne defence against them.

1973 Yom Kippur War

Admiral-Ziry With president Ford

Eilat was avenged physically when Israeli jets sank the Egyptian destroyer El Qaher in May 1970; the Israelis also rapidly developed counter-measures to deal with the missile threat. The results were seen in the October 1973 (War of Ramadan), in which for the first time opposing sides fought with SSMS, and engagements were almost entirely between fast attack craft; of these, there were nineteen Egyptian and six Syrian, armed with Styx, to fourteen Israeli, armed Nith the new Gabriel I, which had half the range of the Styx and a much smaller warhead. The Egyptians operated their boats piecemeal, and did not make the best of their missile superiority, often clecting to fire their Styx at distances beyond the Gabriel's range and then withdrawing to harbour. Out of an estimated fifty Styx fired, none hit, because of Israeli ECM, high-speed manoeuvring and gun attacks on incoming missiles, while Gabriels are believed to have sunk between three and five Egyptian boats.

The USSR did not replace these losses (coming after the 1972 expulsion of 20,000 Soviet advisers and followed by the ending of Red Fleet Egyptian port facilities in April 1976), so Egypt was compelled to rely more on Western shipbuilders and repairers. The reopening of the Suez Canal in 1975 was a moment of glory for the navy and a commercial blessing, but the canal had been cleared by British and American mine warfare ships. The proposed construction of two Agosta class submarines in France and two Lupo class frigates in Italy was abandoned. In 1978 the frigates Lincoln and Salisbury were Purchased from Britain, with the guided missile destroyer Devonshire and the submarine Cachalot to follow, but Cairo had second thoughts and cancelled the transaction (although not before Salisbury reached Gibraltar) because the ships were now judged too old.

The great reforms of the 1980s

It is still difficult for the navy in 1980 to obtain up-to-date equipment of the quality it would like, so that it can deal with such incidents as the mining of the Red Sea in 1984 without needing outside help. The navy had notably still ten Romeo-class submarines, eight operational, mostly the more modern Chinese ones.

The Egyptian Navy's Mediterranean bases are Alexandria, Port Said, Sollum and Mersa Matruh while Port Tewfik, Hurghada, Safaqa and Ras Banas ($106m modernisation being funded by the US) cover the Red Sea. Since 1980 a unique Otomat missile coastal defence system has been installed; 30 truck-mounted batteries with mobile radar to replace the 1960s Soviet 'Samlet' system.

Although it was the smallest branch of the military, it was still large by Middle Eastern standards, even after some years of neglect. A large program of modernization was launched for the protection of more than 2,000 kilometers of coastline, which included the Red seas and Suez Canal. The Soviet equipment of the 1960s was now obsolete, but acquisitions from China and the West quickly compensated for this. Abdul Fattah al Sisi wanted strengthen the country’s navy and granted a generous naval budget despite the economic crisis. Having new ships one one thing, but financing training and exercises is another, as having suitable logistics. Therefore sorties in the Eastern Mediterranean were rare. In 1989 the Navy had 18,000 personnel plus 2,000 members in the Coast Guard and most were three-year conscripts.

As for action, the navy only saw peripherally actions, notably during the Lebanon war. The focus was also to upgrad its submarine force as well as its antisubmarine warfare assets and minesweeping capabilities. With electronics, major acquisition were made in early-warning systems. The Descubierta ships were in partcular well advanced in theior eclectronic capabilities. Libya's mining of the Red Sea in 1984 was another area in which Egyptian warships intervened, in order to protect international shipping lanes leading to the Suez Canal. Soon the need emerged for more more advanced mine countermeasure vessels. Later the Navy started to joint operations and regular exercizes such as Bright Stars (various editions) and with French and Italian naval units, or the USN 6th Fleet (Sea Wind) or with Britain in 1990.

During the Gulf War, transportation of Egyptian soldiers and ships to the Persian Gulf was done partly by its fleet, and as part of the coalition it suffered 11 casualties (plus 5 by accident), but the Navy stuck to its traditional role in the red sea and Mediterranean facade.

The modern Egyptian Navy


Revival and new challenges

Hit by the 2008 crisis, the Egyptian Navy was struggling to barely survive on obsolescent equipment with motivated personnel, which lacked training. Today, the Egyptian navy is constantly involved in joint military exercises around the globe. Under President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi a huge effort was made over five years to bring the Egypt Navy to an impressive level. Its renovation process went to an agressive update of equipment and transfer of international technology to feed the local industry, upgrading personnel skills with much better (international) training standards, notably through NATO, and modernizing naval bases on critical geopolitical spots.

According to Global Firepower index 2021, the Egyptian Navy ranks as the seventh strongest in the world, certainly the strongest for the eastern Mediterranean and Red Sea. Turkey and Greece are currently ranking 20th and 23rd while Italy and France are respectively 11th and 17th. This process to an amazing rise was started in January 2017 by splitting the navy into the northern Mediterranean fleet and the southern red sea fleet. The south fleet had notably also the security charge of the Suez Canal. This dramatically improved performances and flexibility, with separate, quicker commands and changed their respective equipments and armament strategy based on their geopolitical needs and particulars.

ENS Toushka, Perry class

-The northern fleet watched over its interests in the eastern Mediterranean region, notably over hydro-energy resources. Protection of economic interests includes the newly built gas fields and cross-continental electricity network which also liaise Israel, Cyprus, and Greece, as well as checking the flow of illegal immigration from North Africa.

-The south fleet is deterring threats from Yemen and the Horn of Africa where terrorist organizations or Iran-sponsored militia are harassing ships. The role here is mostly to watch ever the international trade between Asia, Africa, and Europe via the Red Sea and Canal.

US Navy Ensign Matt Johnson aboard USS San Antonio explains LCAC operations to Egyptian officers. Being a Republic, Egypt's vessels were preceded by the standard "ENS" (Egyptian navy Ship) but this is no common practice.

Composition of the fleet

As of today, two 20,000 tons modern assault amphibious ships or LSDs, 13 recent frigates, 7 corvettes, 36 FAC/M for coastal defence, 4 gunboats, 8 sub-chasers, 14 minesweepers, 18 amphibious ships, and 33 misc. vessel, world's 7th rank.

Egyptian BPC

Mistral Class LHDs: Gamal Abdel Nasser (L1010), Anwar El Sadat (L1020) 21,300 tonnes, purchased in 2015 after the transfer to Russia was cancelled (Donbass War). From 2017 she was equipped with Russian helicopters, Eight Kamov Ka-52K attack, four Kamov Ka-29TB transport and four Kamov Ka-27P ASW helicopters. The ship was armed with four AN/TWQ-1 Avenger mobile SAM (32 FIM-92 Stinger).

Damietta (Knox) class (1994)

Damietta, Rashid
Domyat F961 underway
Domyat F961 underway.

With the fall of USSR and gulf war, Egypt made a rapprochement with the United States and ordered oa serie of ships, starting with two quite capable Knox class Frigates: Damietta and Rashid. Both has been built in Avondale in the 1970s as USS Jesse L Brown and Moinester. They were transferred from the USN in 1994 on a five-year years lease. They were puchased on 25 March 1998 and integrated since. Specs as regular Knox (late production), with notably an Mk-16 8 cell missile launcher for RUR-5 ASROC and Harpoon missiles, Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun and four Mark 46 ASW TTs, plus a SAR helicopter.

Damietta (Knox) class (1994)

Damietta, Rashid
Domyat F961 underway
Sharm el Sheik F901 underway 2021.

Another post-cold wr milestone was the acquisition of the four ex-Perry class Sharm El-Sheikh (F901), Toshka (F906), Alexandria (F911) and Taba (F916). Their armment comprises a Mk.13 missile launcher with 40 missiles (mix of 32 SM-1MR Standard SAM and 8 Harpoon SSM), a 76 mm OTO Melara DP gun, twin WASS B-515 launcher for MU 90 torpedoes, 20 mm Phalanx CIWS AA gun and triple 12.75-inch (324 mm) torpedo tubes and SH-2F LAMPS I helicopter. They are expected to stay active at least until the late 2030s. Along with the FREMM, they really made recently Egypt one of the strongest regional navy, worthy of its Ptolemaic ancestor.

Type 209/1400mod-class submarines: S41 (861), S42 (864), S43 (867), S44 (870). Acquired 2017, 2020-21. Operates the SeaHake mod 4 torpedoes & UGM-84L Harpoon Block II.

Two Italian-built: Al-Galala (FFG1002), Bernees (FFG1003), one French-built Tahya Misr (FFG1001) acquired 2020-21.
Meko A-200 ENFour German-built, launched 2021, to be completed 2022 (unnamed), Al-Aziz class.
4 Oliver Hazard Perry class: Sharm El-Sheikh (F901), Toshka (F906), Alexandria (F911), Taba (F916) (acquired 1998).
Knox class: Domyat (F961), Rashid (F966) (acquired 1994).
Gowind class corvettes: El Fateh (971), Port Said (976), El Moez (981), ENS Luxor (986). First two comm. 2017-2021.
Pohang-class corvette:Shabab Misr (1000) acquired and transferred 2017.
Descubierta-class corvette: El Suez (F946), Abou Qir (F941); harpoon-armed. Built 1984, to be decommissioned 2020s.

Fast Attack Crafts

Ambassador MK III FAC/M:S. Ezzat (682), F. Zekry (684), A. Gad (686), M. Fahmy (688). Comm. 2013, Harpoon armed.
P-32 Molniya-class FAC/M:Ahmed Fadel, modernized OSA-II
October-class FAC/M:Six Egyptian built 1970s, see below.
Type 024 FAC/M (Hoku class):Six purchased 1980s. To be decomm.
Osa-class FAC/M:Eight purchased 1980s, still active.
Ramadan-class FAC/M:Six built UK 1980-81 with Otomat SSM.
Tiger-class FAC/M:Five built Germany sold Egypt 2002. Exocet missiles.

Small Surface Combatants

Shanghai II-class gunboat: Four, possibly sold 1990s. Gun-armed. To be decomm.
Hainan-class submarine chasers:Eight vessels, completed 1984. To be decomm.
T43-class minesweeper (Gharbia class)Five acquired 1954-1957 (decomm ?).
Yurka-class minesweeper (Ghiza class)Four transferred 1969, in service as for 2008
Dhat Al Sawari-class minehunterThree US-built. No info yet.
Osprey-class minehunterAl Farouk (534), Al Seddiq (521), acquired 2007.
Safaga-class route survey boatSafaga, Abu El Ghosn. No info.
Pluto Plus-class minehunterThree unmanned Italian-built UUV (purchased 2010s)
Tuima-class minelayer boatFour Modified OSA, ex-Finnish acquired 2008.
Yuliu class FAC(M)Five former Bundesmarine, CMN-built La Combattante types, acquired 2002-2003.
110 ft type CMS Six coastal minesweepers ordered December 1990 to Swiftships Inc. Lousiana with a GRP hull, useable as survey crafts in peacetime. 175/188 tons, 110 x 27 x 5ft, 2 MTU diesels for 300 hp 12.4 kts and White-Gill Thruster, armed with two cal.50, Sperry Rastar, Sonar Thomson Sintra Thoray TSM 2022 HF, crew 25.



Polnocny-A class landing shipThree Polish-built, completed 1974.
Vydra-class landing shipNine LCU, Soviet-built comp. 1968-69.
EDA-R classTwo Fr-built 300 tons vessels GN 011 and AS 201, fast catamaran LCU acquired 2015.
CTM-NGTwi Fr-built 150 tons LCU acquired 2015.


Al Mahrousah, the Royal Egyptian Yacht

Type 701E transport shipGen-built 3680 t Resplenishment ship Shalatin (230)
Westerwald-class transport shipGer-built 4000 tons Ammo ship Halayib (231)
Fort Rosalie-class replenishment shipTwo Brit-built resplenishment ships
Poluchat-II-class boatTwo 95 tons soviet-built Torpedo retriever ships
Toplivo II-class tankersNine Aida class Egyptian built 1200 tonnes coastal tankers
Okhtenskiy-class oceangoing tugsFive Soviet/Egyptian dedicated fleet tugboats
Natick-class harbor tugsTwo US/Egyptian fleet tugs
Intisar training ship1000 tonnes.
El Kousseir yacht
Al-MahrousahPresidential and state yacht, also used for training, built UK 1863, rebuit 1951.
Tariq (F931)Training frigate, WW2 vintage, presumably scrapped as Z-class DD Al Fateh

Egyptian Marines

The 111th Independent Mechanized Brigade (formerly 130th Marine Amphibious Brigade) was created to conduct amphibious assault operations in xxx. In addition there is the 153rd Commando Group, comprising three Battalions, the 515th, 616th, 818th or 12 Marine Commandos Companies total. Their main asset today are the two BPCs.

Egyptian Naval Aviation

Ka-52 as such deploye donboars the two Egyptian LHDs

Egyptian SH-2G Super Seasprite aboard USS Jason Dunham during an exercize in the Red Sea, 31 July 2018

The navy has no independed air force, both for maritime reconnaissance and ASW patrol. The air force lend to the Navy permanently twelve Gazelle and five Sea King helicopters, all with AS/ASW missiles.

-The SA342 Gazelle were part of a major international initiative formalised in 1975 for Arab military industries in partnership with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. France by March 1978, agreed for the licenced granted to the Arab British Helicopter Company (ABHCO) ($595 million deal) with Westland Helicopters (Lynx Mk.22 used by the army) and an initial order for 42 Gazelles by mid-1975, followed by the assembly of about 30 or more Gazelles; the British Arab Engine Company also produced engines for them.

-Grumman E-2c Hawkeye aircraft were also acquired for maritime surveillance purposes in 1988. These were upgraded to Hawkeye 2000 standard. One additional upgraded E-2C delivered in March 2003 and and another in late 2008 with two additional excess E-2C in October 2007 delivered 2010, operating in the th601 AEW Brigade, in Cairo-West. They were used in a bombing operation in 2015 against ISIL in Libya.

-In addition of the Gazelle, the Navy acquired for its Knox/Perry Frigates in 1995 ten Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite plus 3 more as spares, all armed with Anti submarine torpedoes and AQS-18A dipping sonar, search radars, electronic support suite.

-The Westland Sea King helicopters mounted with antiship missiles and antisubmarine torpedoes. Egypt versions were also marketed by Westland as the Commando, as well as an electronic warfare version.

-6 Beechcraft 1900C for maritime surveillance purposes (equipped with search and side-looking radar).

-Some Mil Mi-8 helicopters to transport

-46 Ka-52Ks to Egypt (signed December 2015) for the two BPCs and spares, delivered 2017 and by April 2019, 24 AgustaWestland AW149 helicopters were also ordered for the Navy.

El Fateh (1956) class Destroyers

El Fateh, El Qaher
Wreck of El Qaher
Wreck of El Qaher at Ras Banas (reddit)

Purchased from the RN in 1955 (HMS Myngs and Zenith) and refitted by White, Cowes, before delivery, and sailed for Egypt on 28 August 1956. Modernised in the UK during a second 1963-34 refit (TT removed and short mainmast replaced by a tall thin lattice mast with Type 960 search radar). El Qaher was sunk in the Red Sea by Israeli aircraft at Ras Banas (Berenice), El Fateh was used for training until at least the 2000s. Specs: 1,710 tons 362.7 ft (110.6 m) x 35.7 ft (10.9 m), 2 shafts Geared turbines 40,000 hp (30,000 kW), 37 knots (69 km/h; 43 mph), crew 186, 2x2 4.5 in (114 mm) guns, 5 х 40 mm guns, 1х4 torpedo tubes.

El Nasser (Skoriy) class destroyers

El Nasser (i) and El Zaffer (ex-Stroiki ?), Damiet(i), Suez, 6 October, Damiet(ii)

El Nasser

Dimyaṭ (Damiet ii)

El Nasser (i) and El Zaffer (one possibly ex-Stroiki) transferred at Alexandria in June 1956; one reported damaged by British aircraft I November 1956 and the other set on fire and damaged by French aircraft on 2 November 1956. Damiet and Suez (one possibly ex-Bessmennyi) were transferred in 1962. In 1967 El Nasser and Damiet were returned to the Soviet Union and were replaced by two modified Skory class ships, given the same names. El Nasser (ii) was renamed after the day Egypt crossed the Suez Canal in 1973 Arab-Israeli War. El Zaffer modernised as a guided missile destroyer; 2-85mm (3.4in) and 2-37mm AA guns replaced by two SS-N-2 SSMS, probably taken from a 'Komar' class FAC (1978). Damiet(ii) (also given as Domiat) commemorated the frigate sunk in the 1956 Suez operations. They were discarded in 1985. Specs as the late Skoryi class. Damiet(ii) had the Fut-N, P-10, Fut-B, Rym-1, Redan, Vympel-2, Don radars and GS-572 Gerkules sonar like her sister ship, 2x2 - 130mm/51 B-2LM, 1x4 57mm/75 ZIF-75, 2x2 37mm/70 V-11, 2x5 533mm TT, 2x16 RBU-2500 Uragan-2 ASWRL, 6 DCT, 2 DCR (50), 52 to 60 mines.

Egyptian 1950s Frigates

El Tarik, El Sudan, Port Said, Ibrahim el Awal, Abikir, Domiat, Rachid

El Tarik in 1994 (L&L Van ginderen coll. via conways)

These were:

Egyptian Missile Frigates

El Suez (Descubierta) class

El Suez, El Abukir
Aboukir F946
USS Nitze (DDG 94) transits alongside Egyptian corvette Aboukir (F946)

They were originally both laid down for the Armada launched 1979 and completed in 1984 and purchased by Egypt in between, in 1982. They were mofified and tailored to carry and operate four twin canisters with Harpoon SSM missiles. Still in service, pending decommission 2020s. Specs as the Spanish Descubierta.

Najima El Zafir (Jianghu) class (1984)

Najima El Zafir, El Nasser

El Nasser (cdts Navypedia)

F951 Najim Al Zafir

Always to say unaligned, Egypt decided to turn to the Chinese industry which already proposed cheap missile frigates. It soon obtained the construction and delivery two Jianghu class Frigates in Jiangnan, built in Shanghai, ordered in 1982, launched in 1984 and 1985, completed in 27.10.1984 and 16.4.1985, still in service as of 2019. Current status: Deactivated (stricken).

Naval Encyclopedia's F951 Najim al Nassir

Misc. ships


The following light craft and amphibious force units have seen service with the Egyptian Navy in 1955:
-Five Fairmile B' type motor launches acquired from Britain 1948-50. Two (names not known) sunk c1949 50; Hamza (ex-ML. 134), Sab el Bahr and Saker el Bahar, hulked in the late 1960s.
-Two Fairmile D' type motor launches acquired from Britain in 1950 and named El Naser and El Zafer. Both discarded c1965.
-Six Yugoslav 108' type MTBS (similar to US Higgins boars) bought in 1956. Four discarded in 1975 and two relegated to targets.

Thirty-six Soviet 'P 6' type MTBs were acquired 1956-70 (a few may have been built at Alexandria). At least ten have been sunk, two in the 1956 Suez operations, four in the Six Day War and four by Israeli aircraft in 1969-70, and four discarded (in 1975); twenty, numbered from 201, were believed to be in service in 1982. Armament varied; two boats had 4-21in TT, some had the aft 25mm mounting and all TT replaced by a 122mm 8-barrelled 40 tube RL and 2-12.7mm MG. All were discarded by 1986.

Egyptian P4 Boats in action 1973

-Four ex-Soviet P 4' type MTBS were transferred from Syria in 1970. All stricken by 1983.
-Two ex-Soviet 'K 8' class minesweeper boats, named Safaga and Abou EI Ghoussoum, were delivered 1968 and deleted 1980.
-Three British SRN-6 hovercraft, delivered 1976-79, may be minelayers.
-The large patrol craft Nisr, Nimr and Thar were built at Port Said in 1963 for the Coast Guard (110t, 1-20mm).
-The Coast Guard also operates six GRP MV 70 class coastal patrol craft (70ft, 33t, 2-30mm, 1-20mm, 2 MG) and has six more on order from Italy.
-It received six Timsah class Egyptian-built patrol craft in 1981-84 (99t, 25kts, 1-30mm, 13 men) and six improved Timsah II (99t, 27kts, 2-20mm (1x2), 13 men) in 1988-89.

Egyptian Submarines

415, 418, 421, 432, 455, 477 and S831 group

S831, Egytian Type 99 ES5A

-Type 613 "Whiskey" class: 415, 418, 421, 432, 455, 477 (transferred 1957-58)
-MV type: One transferred 1957. Discarded 1980s.
-"Romeo" class: Ten transferred 1966-84, Modernized ES5/ES5A type. Discarded 2000s.

Egyptian Type 033, S831, 840, 843, 855, 858 of the modernized ES5/ES5A type.

Egyptian Fast Attack Craft (1960s)

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-Komar class (1962): 10 (No 783 class) Soviet project 183R fast attack craft. In 1970s they had 4 CRM-12 D/S-2 diesels (5500hp, 40kts). On was sunk on 16.5.1970 by Israeli aircraft, and two by Israeli forces in October 1973.

-OSA I class (1966): 17 Soviet project 205 fast attack craft, the first 8 craft transferred in 1966-1968, 5 purchased to Montenegro in 2007, four purchased from Finland in 2006 without missiles, reinstated later. Two lost in the 1973 war. Discarded 1978-1990, some in service. In 2000s they had a Triton ECM suite and 2010 two extra 12.7mm/79 M2HB.

-Shershen class (1967): Six boats, transferred 1967-68, two configured as TBs, with their original four 21-in models, four as gunboats with the tubes removed, 122mm BM-21 MRL and a single SAN-N-5 "Grail" SAM, renumbered. One discarded before 1995, the others discarded in the 2000s.

'October' class FAC/M (1975)

S210 on trials - Vosper Thornycroft

Six NO207 fast attack craft (missile), Launched in 1975-1976 at Alexandria with Soviet project 183R wooden hulls (OSA II) and Italian machinery. Weapons and electronics were installed in 1979-1981 by Vosper-Thornycroft. No212 was lost during delivery 16/12 1980 but salvaged and returned to the UK, repaired on 13.8.1982. In 1994 they were given a Cutlass ECM suite and Triton ECM suite and from 2007 two Otomat Mk 1 SSM and two Otomat Mk 2 SSM. Two discarded 1989, four extant 2019.

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⚙ "October" class specifications

Dimensions25.3 x 6 x 1.8 m ( feets)
Displacement71 tons standard, 82 tons Fully Loaded
Propulsion4 CRM 18V12D/55YE diesels 5,400 h
Speed40 knots ( km/h)
Range400 nm @ 30 knots.
Armament2x Otomat Mk 1 SSM, 2x2 30mm/75 GCM-A01
ElectronicsS810, ST802 radars, Cutlass, Matilda ECM suites, 2x Protean decoy RL

Ramadan class FAC/M (1979)

Ramadan, Khyber, El Kadesseya, El Yarmourk, Hettain, Badr
Ramadan on trials before transfer in UK (Vosper, via Conways)

These tailor-built vessels for Egypt (hence the complete specs) were ordered on 4 from Vosper Thornycroft Porchester Yard on 4 September 1977 (153 £ contract), launched 1979-81 and completed in July 1981, Sept. 81, Jan 82, Mar 82, Jun 82, Mar 80 respectively. They were developed as a derivative of the Tenacity class FPB, renumbered until 1982. Ramadan and Khyber arrived in Alexandria on 9 November, using the advanced Marconi-Sperry Sapphire FCS and two OFD trackers, plus Ferranti CAAIS action information system. Their main asset of course were their Otomat SSM. All are still in active service. Other photo, 561 in 1981 (Flick)

⚙ Ramadan class specifications

Dimensions52 x 7.6 x 2 m (170 ft 7 in x 25 ft x 6 ft 7 in)
Displacement258 tons light, 307 standard, 350 tons Fully Loaded
Propulsion4 shafts MTU 20V-538 TB91 diesels, 18,000 hp.
Speed37 knots ( km/h)
Range2,000 nm @ 15 knots.
Armament2x2 Otomat MkI SSM, 1x 76mm/62 OTO Melara compact, 2x 40mm Breda AA
ElectronicsRadar Marconi S820, S810, 2x ST802, Decca AC 1226, ECM Decca-Racal Cutlass, 2x Protean MEL decoy launcher

Egyptian Hoku class FAC/M (1984)

Author's Rendition of the 401 class

401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406 renamed in 1988 609-616. Commissioned 1984, standard Horku type Type 024 boats with standard Chinese Hai Ying 2 SSM (2 HY-2), and forward twin 25mm/80 type 61 AA guns, and in 1992, they had a twon 23mm/81 gun and type 61, Decca radar, Triton ECM suite. In 2012, 617, 619 were discarded the others still extant as of 2019.

Egyptian Patrol Craft (1962-84)

shanghai II
SO-I class 12 total, 8 transferred 1962-67, 4 1970. Some had BM-21 RL, others 2x 21-TT or SA-N-5 "Grail" SAM. All had Decca 916 radar. Discarded 1986
Hainan class 8 total, transferred 1983-1984. Four fitted with 3x2 324mm ASW TTs, extant 1996.
Shanghai II 4 trasferred 1984, had Egyptian 23 mm guns, extant 1995.

Egyptian Minesweepers

SWP 107 underway

Bangor type (1949)
YMS type (1949) Arish, Darfur, Gaza, Kaisaria, Kordofan, Malek Fuad, Naharaia, Rafah, Tor were acquired in 1949-50. Arish had two stacks. Gaza blew up in 1950 off Mesra Matruh. Darfur and Tor were transferred to Algeria 1967, the rest discarded before 1970.
T43 type (1956) Assiut, Bahairia, Charkieh, Dakhla, Gharbia, Miniya, Sinai: Four transferred from USSR in 1956-59, Assur and Sinai after 1970. Miniyia sunk in the Gulf of Suez by IDF aviation 6 Feb. 1970. Sinai extant 1993.
T301 Type (1962) El Fayum, El Manufieh transferred 1962, harbour service 1980s, discarded 1992.
Yurka class (1970) Aswan, Giza, Qena, Sohag, transferred 1970-71, modified in Egyptian service: Hull scuttles, Drum Tilt radar. Extant 1995.

Egyptian Assault ships

Egyptian N°21 class specops swimmers delivery craft

-The oldest was Aka, ex-LST178 (1943), purchased in 1950 and scuttled in November 1956, as blockship near Timsah in the Suez Canal.
-No 1-20 USN LCM(3) landing craft, mechanized acquired in 1948. Apart No15 (11/1956), and No20(11/1956) they were discarded, 8 in 1970s and te remainder before 1990.
-No 660 utility landing craft (1965): Five former Soviet project 106 utility landing craft. Stricken 1987-90.
-No 640 utility landing craft (1968): Ten purpose-built project 106K utility landing craft at Kominterna SY, Kherson. In service as for 2019, pending decomm.
-Three Polocny (Project 770Ma) Type Medium Landing Ships, built at Stocznia Północna, Gdańsk, Poland, aquired 1974, still in service.
-No 21 swimmer delivery craft (1982-1983): Ten (No 21-30) LCVPs of Sea Fox type with a GRP hull built at Uniflite, Bellingham for spec ops. Still in service.

Read More/Src

Wandres, J., "Ben-Gurion's Bathtub Corps," Military History, March 2016
Manley, Bill. The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Penguin Reference History
Pimlott – editor British Military Operations, 1945–1984, London: Guild Publishing 1984
Saad El Shazly The Crossing of the Suez p. 23

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❢ 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 ".php"
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

⚑ 1870 Fleets
Spanish Navy 1870 Armada Espanola
Numancia (1863)
Tetuan (1863)
Vitoria (1865)
Arapiles (1864)
Zaragosa (1867)
Sagunto (1869)
Mendez Nunez (1869)

Spanish wooden s. frigates (1861-65)
Frigate Tornado (1865)
Frigate Maria de Molina (1868)
Spanish sail gunboats (1861-65)

Austro-Hungarian Navy 1870 K.u.K. Kriegsmarine
Ironclad Kaiser (1850-70)
Drache class BD. Ironclads (1861)
Kaiser Max class BD. Ironclads (1862)
Erzherzog F. Max class BD. Ironclads (1865)
SMS Lissa Ct. Bat. Ships (1869)

SMS Novara Frigate (1850)
SMS Schwarzenberg Frigate (1853)
Radetzky class frigates (1854)
SMS Helgoland Sloop (1867)

Danish Navy 1870 Dansk Marine
Lindormen (1868)

Hellenic Navy 1870 Nautiko Hellenon
Basileos Giorgios (1867)
Basilisa Olga (1869)
Sloop Hellas (1861)

Koninklije Marine 1870 Koninklije Marine
Dutch Screw Frigates & corvettes
De Ruyter Bd Ironclad (1863)
Prins H. der Neth. Turret ship (1866)
Buffel class turret rams (1868)
Skorpioen class turret rams (1868)
Heiligerlee class Monitors (1868)
Bloedhond class Monitors (1869)
Adder class Monitors (1870)
A.H.Van Nassau Frigate (1861)
A.Paulowna Frigate (1867)
Djambi class corvettes (1860)
Amstel class Gunboats (1860)

Marine Française 1870 Marine Nationale
Screw 3-deckers (1850-58)
Screw 2-deckers (1852-59)
Screw Frigates (1849-59)
Screw Corvettes (1846-59)
Screw Fl. Batteries (1855)
Paddle Frigates
Paddle Corvettes
screw sloops
screw gunboats
Sailing ships of the line
Sailing frigates
Sailing corvettes
Sailing bricks

Gloire class Bd. Ironclads (1859)
Couronne Bd. Ironclad (1861)
Magenta class Bd. Ironclads (1861)
Palestro class Flt. Batteries (1862)
Arrogante class Flt. Batteries (1864)
Provence class Bd. Ironclads (1864) Embuscade class Flt. Batteries (1865)
Taureau arm. ram (1865)
Belliqueuse Bd. Ironclad (1865)
Alma Cent. Bat. Ironclads (1867)
Ocean class CT Battery ship (1868)

French converted sailing frigates (1860)
Cosmao class cruisers (1861)
Talisman cruisers (1862)
Resolue cruisers (1863)
Venus class cruisers (1864)
Decres cruiser (1866)
Desaix cruiser (1866)
Limier class cruisers (1867)
Linois cruiser (1867)
Chateaurenault cruiser (1868)
Infernet class Cruisers (1869)
Bourayne class Cruisers (1869)
Cruiser Hirondelle (1869)

Curieux class sloops (1860)
Adonis class sloops (1863)
Guichen class sloops (1865)
Sloop Renard (1866)
Bruix class sloops (1867)
Pique class gunboats (1862)
Hache class gunboats (1862)
Arbalete class gunboats (1866)
Etendard class gunboats (1868)
Revolver class gunboats (1869)

Marinha do Brasil 1870 Marinha do Brasil
Barrozo class (1864)
Brasil (1864)
Tamandare (1865)
Lima Barros (1865)
Rio de Janeiro (1865)
Silvado (1866)
Mariz E Barros class (1866)
Carbal class (1866)

Turkish Ottoman navy 1870 Osmanlı Donanması
Osmanieh class Bd.Ironclads (1864) Assari Tewfik (1868) Assari Shevket class Ct. Ironclads (1868)
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
Formidabile class (1861)
Pr. de Carignano class (1863)
Re d'Italia class (1864)
Regina maria Pia class (1863)
Roma class (1865)
Affondatore turret ram (1865)
Palestro class (1865)
Guerriera class (1866)
Cappelini class (1868)
Sesia DV (1862)
Esploratore class DV (1863)
Vedetta DV (1866)
Imperial Japanese navy 1870 Nihhon Kaigun
Ironclad Ruyjo (1864)
Ironclad Kotetsu (1868)
Frigate Fujiyama (1864)
Frigate Kasuga (1863)
Corvette Asama (1869)
Gunboat Raiden (1856)
Gunboat Chiyodogata (1863)
Teibo class GB (1866)
Gunboat Mushun (1865)
Gunboat Hosho (1868)
Prussian Navy 1870 Preußische Marine
Prinz Adalbert (1864)
Arminius (1864)
Friedrich Carl (1867)
Kronprinz (1867)
K.Whilhelm (1868)
Arcona class Frigates (1858)
Nymphe class Frigates (1863)
Augusta class Frigates (1864)
Jäger class gunboats (1860)
Chamaleon class gunboats (1860)
Russian mperial Navy 1870 Russkiy Flot
Ironclad Sevastopol (1864)
Ironclad Petropavlovsk (1864)
Ironclad Smerch (1864)
Pervenetz class (1863)
Charodeika class (1867)
Admiral Lazarev class (1867)
Ironclad Kniaz Pojarski (1867)
Bronenosetz class monitors (1867)
Admiral Chichagov class (1868)
S3D Imperator Nicolai I (1860)
S3D Sinop (1860)
S3D Tsessarevich (1860)
Russian screw two-deckers (1856-59)
Russian screw frigates (1854-61)
Russian screw corvettes (1856-60)
Russian screw sloops (1856-60)
Varyag class Corvettes (1862)
Almaz class Sloops (1861)
Opyt TGBT (1861)
Sobol class TGBT (1863)
Pishtchal class TGBT (1866)
Swedish Navy 1870 Svenska marinen
Ericsson class monitors (1865)
Frigate Karl XIV (1854)
Frigate Stockholm (1856)
Corvette Gefle (1848)
Corvette Orädd (1853)
Norwegian Navy 1870 Søværnet
Skorpionen class (1866)
Frigate Stolaf (1856)
Frigate Kong Sverre (1860)
Frigate Nordstjerna (1862)
Frigate Vanadis (1862)
Glommen class gunboats (1863)
⚑ 1890 Fleets
Argentinian Navy 1898 Armada de Argentina
Parana class (1873)
La Plata class (1875)
Pilcomayo class (1875)
Ferre class (1880)

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

Custoza (1872)
Erzherzog Albrecht (1872)
Kaiser (1871)
Kaiser Max class (1875)
Tegetthoff (1878)

Radetzky(ii) class (1872)
SMS Donau(ii) (1874)
SMS Donau(iii) (1893)

Erzherzog Friedrich class (1878)
Saida (1878)
Fasana (1870)
Aurora class (1873)

Chinese Imperial Navy 1898 Imperial Chinese Navy

Hai An class frigates (1872)
Danish Navy 1898 Dansk Marine

Tordenskjold (1880)
Iver Hvitfeldt (1886)
Skjold (1896)
Cruiser Fyen (1882)
Cruiser Valkyrien (1888)

Hellenic Navy 1898 Nautiko Hellenon
Haitian Navy 1914Marine Haitienne

Gunboat St Michael (1970)
Gunboat "1804" (1875)
Gunboat Dessalines (1883)
Gunboat Toussaint Louverture (1886)
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
Ironclad Fuso (1877)
Kongo class Ironclads (1877)

Cruiser Tsukushi (1880)
Cruiser Takao (1888)
Cruiser Yaeyama (1889)
Cruiser Chishima (1890)
Cruiser Tatsuta (1894)
Cruiser Miyako (1898)

Frigate Nisshin (1869)
Frigate Tsukuba (acq.1870)
Kaimon class CVT (1882)
Katsuragi class SCVT (1885)
Sloop Seiki (1875)
Sloop Amagi (1877)
Corvette Jingei (1876)
Gunboat Banjo (1878)
Maya class GB (1886)
Gunboat Oshima (1891)
German Navy 1898 Kaiserliche Marine

Ironclad Hansa (1872)
G.Kurfürst class (1873)
Kaiser class (1874)
Sachsen class (1877)
Ironclad Oldenburg (1884)

Ariadne class CVT (1871)
Leipzig class CVT (1875)
Bismarck class CVT (1877)
Carola class CVT (1880)
Corvette Nixe (1885)
Corvette Charlotte (1885)
Schwalbe class Cruisers (1887)
Bussard class (1890)

Aviso Zieten (1876)
Blitz class Avisos (1882)
Aviso Greif (1886)
Wacht class Avisos (1887)
Meteor class Avisos (1890)
Albatross class GBT (1871)
Cyclop GBT (1874)
Otter GBT (1877)
Wolf class GBT (1878)
Habitch class GBT (1879)
Hay GBT (1881)
Eber GBT (1881)
Rhein class Monitors (1872)
Wespe class Monitors (1876)
Brummer class Arm.Steamers (1884)
Russian Imperial Navy 1898 Russkiy Flot

Petr Velikiy (1872)
Ekaterina class ICL (1886)
Imperator Alexander class ICL (1887)
Ironclad Gangut (1890)
Admiral Ushakov class (1893)
Navarin (1893)
Petropavlovsk class (1894)
Sissoi Veliky (1896)

Minin (1866)
G.Admiral class (1875)
Pamiat Merkuria (1879)
V.Monomakh (1882)
D.Donskoi (1883)
Adm.Nakhimov (1883)
Vitiaz class (1884)
Pamiat Azova (1886)
Adm.Kornilov (1887)
Rurik (1895)
Svetlana (1896)

Gunboat Ersh (1874)
Kreiser class sloops (1875)
Gunboat Nerpa (1877)
Burun class Gunboats (1879)
Sivuch class Gunboats (1884)
Korietz class Gunboats (1886)
Kubanetz class Gunboats (1887)
TGBT Lt.Ilin (1886)
TGBT Kp.Saken (1889)
Kazarski class TGBT (1889)
Grozyaschi class AGBT (1890)
Gunboat Khrabri (1895)
T.Gunboat Abrek (1896)
Amur class minelayers (1898)
Marina do Peru Marina Do Peru

Lima class Cruisers (1880)
Chilean TBs (1879)

Swedish Navy 1898 Svenska Marinen
Monitor Loke (1871)
Svea class CDS (1886)
Berserk class (1873)
Sloop Balder (1870)
Blenda class GB (1874)
Urd class GB (1877)
Gunboat Edda (1885)
Norwegian Navy 1898 Søværnet
Lindormen (1868)
Gorm (1870)
Odin (1872)
Helgoland (1878)
Tordenskjold (1880)
Iver Hvitfeldt (1886)

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
Centurion class (1892)
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)
N3 class (1920)

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)
WW1 British Monitors
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
Cruiser Nadezhda (1898)
Drski class TBs (1906)
Danish Navy 1914 Denmark
Skjold class (1896)
Herluf Trolle class (1899)
Herluf Trolle (1908)
Niels Iuel (1918)
Hekla class cruisers (1890)
Valkyrien class cruisers (1888)
Fyen class crusiers (1882)
Danish TBs (1879-1918)
Danish Submarines (1909-1920)
Danish Minelayer/sweepers

Greek Royal Navy Greece
Kilkis class
Giorgios Averof class

Dutch Empire Navy 1914 Netherlands
Eversten class (1894)
Konigin Regentes class (1900)
De Zeven Provincien (1909)
Dutch dreadnought (project)

Holland class cruisers (1896)
Fret class destroyers
Dutch Torpedo boats
Dutch gunboats
Dutch submarines
Dutch minelayers

Norwegian Navy 1914 Norway
Almirante Grau class (1906)
Ferre class subs. (1912)

Portuguese navy 1914 Portugal
Coastal Battleship Vasco da Gama (1875)
Cruiser Adamastor (1896)
Sao Gabriel class (1898)
Cruiser Dom Carlos I (1898)
Cruiser Rainha Dona Amelia (1899)
Portuguese ww1 Destroyers
Portuguese ww1 Submersibles
Portuguese ww1 Gunboats

Romanian Navy 1914 Romania

Elisabeta (1885)
Spanish Armada Spain
España class Battleships (1912)
Velasco class (1885)
Ironclad Pelayo (1887)
Alfonso XII class (1887)
Cataluna class (1896)
Plata class (1898)
Estramadura class (1900)
Reina Regentes class (1906)
Spanish Destroyers
Spanish Torpedo Boats
Spanish Sloops/Gunboats
Spanish Submarines
Spanish Armada 1898
Swedish Navy 1914 Sweden
Svea classs (1886)
Oden class (1896)
Dristigheten (1900)
Äran class (1901)
Oscar II (1905)
Sverige class (1915)
J. Ericsson class (1865)
Gerda class (1871)
Berserk (1873)
HMS Fylgia (1905)
Clas Fleming class (1912)
Swedish Torpedo cruisers
Swedish destroyers
Swedish Torpedo Boats
Swedish gunboats
Swedish submarines


✪ 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
WW2 British MTB/gunboats.
WW2 British Gunboats

WW2 British Sloops
WW2 British Frigates
WW2 British Corvettes
WW2 British Misc.
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 (1934)
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)
Hiyo 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 Navies

✈ Naval Aviation

Latest entries WW1 CW
naval aviation USN aviation
Boeing model 2/3/5 (1916)
Aeromarine 39 (1917)
Curtiss VE-7 (1918)
Aeromarine 40 (1919)
Douglas DT (1921)
Naval Aircraft Factory PT (1922)
Loening OL (1923)
Huff-Daland TW-5 (1923)
Martin MO (1924)
Consolidated NY (1926)
Vought FU (1927)
Vought O2U/O3U Corsair (1928)
Berliner-Joyce OJ (1931)
Curtiss SOC seagull (1934)
Grumman FF (1931)
Grumman F2F (1933)
Grumman F3F (1935)
Northrop BT-1 (1935)
Vultee V-11 (1935)
Grumman J2F Duck (1936)
Curtiss SBC Helldiver (1936)
Vought SB2U Vindicator (1936)
Brewster F2A Buffalo (1937)
Douglas TBD Devastator (1937)
Vought Kingfisher (1938)
Curtiss SO3C Seamew (1939)
Cessna AT-17 Bobcat (1939)
Douglas SBD Dauntless (1939)
Grumman F4F Wildcat (1940)
Northrop N-3PB Nomad (1941)
Brewster SB2A Buccaneer (1941)
Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (1941)
Consolidated TBY Sea Wolf (1941)
Grumman F6F Hellcat (1942)
Vought F4U Corsair (1942)
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver (1942)
Curtiss SC Seahawk (1944)
Douglas BTD Destroyer (1944)
Grumman F7F Tigercat (1943)
Grumman F8F Bearcat (1944)
Ryan FR-1 Fireball (1944)
Douglas XTB2D-1 Skypirate (1945)
Douglas AD-1 Skyraider (1945)

Curtiss H (1917)
Curtiss F5L (1918)
Curtiss NC (1919)
Curtiss NC4 (1918)
Naval Aircraft Factory PN (1925)
Douglas T2D (1927)
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 (1945)
Hugues Hercules (1947)

⚔ WW2 Naval Battles

The Cold War

Royal Navy Royal Navy
Cold War Aircraft Carriers
Centaur class (1947)
HMS Victorious (1950)
HMS Eagle (1946)
HMS Ark Royal (1950)
HMS Hermes (1953)
CVA-01 class (1966 project)
Invincible class (1977)

Cold War Cruisers
Tiger class (1945)

Daring class (1949)
1953 design (project)
Cavendish class (1944)
Weapon class (1945)
Battle class (1945)
FADEP program (1946)
County class GMD (1959)
Bristol class GMD (1969)
Sheffield class GMD (1971)
Manchester class GMD (1980)
Type 43 GMD (1974)

British cold-war Frigates
Rapid class (1942)
Tenacious class (1941)
Whitby class (1954)
Blackwood class (1953)
Leopard class (1954)
Salisbury class (1953)
Tribal class (1959)
Rothesay class (1957)
Leander class (1961)
BB Leander class (1967)
HMS Mermaid (1966)
Amazon class (1971)
Broadsword class (1976)
Boxer class (1981)
Cornwall class (1985)
Duke class (1987)

British cold war Submarines
T (conv.) class (1944)
T (Stream) class (1945)
A (Mod.) class (1944)
Explorer class (1954)
Strickleback class (1954)
Porpoise class (1956)
Oberon class (1959)
HMS Dreanought SSN (1960)
Valiant class SSN (1963)
Resolution class SSBN (1966)
Swiftsure class SSN (1971)
Trafalgar class SSN (1981)
Upholder class (1986)
Vanguard class SSBN (started)

Assault ships
Fearless class (1963)
HMS Ocean (started)
Sir Lancelot LLS (1963)
Sir Galahad (1986)
Ardennes/Avon class (1976)
Brit. LCVPs (1963)
Brit. LCM(9) (1980)

Ton class (1952)
Ham class (1947)
Ley class (1952)
HMS Abdiel (1967)
HMS Wilton (1972)
Hunt class (1978)
Venturer class (1979)
River class (1983)
Sandown class (1988)

Misc. ships
HMS Argus ATS (1988)
Ford class SDF (1951)
Cormorant class (1985)
Kingfisger class (1974)
HMS Jura OPV (1975)
Island class OPVs (1976)
HMS Speedy PHDF (1979)
Castle class OPVs (1980)
Peacock class OPVs (1982)
MBT 538 class (1948)
Gay class FACs (1952)
Dark class FACs (1954)
Bold class FACs (1955)
Brave class FACs (1957)
Tenacity class PCs (1967)
Brave class FPCs (1969)
Sovietskaya Flota Sovietskiy flot
Cold War Soviet Cruisers (1947-90)
Chapayev class (1945)
Kynda class (1961)
Kresta I class (1964)
Kresta II class (1968)
Kara class (1969)
Kirov class (1977)
Slava class (1979)

Moksva class (1965)
Kiev class (1975)
Kusnetsov class aircraft carriers (1988)

Cold War Soviet Destroyers
Skoryi class destroyers (1948)
Neustrashimyy (1951)
Kotlin class (1953)
Krupny class (1959)
Kashin class (1963)
Sovremenny class (1978)
Udaloy class (1980)
Project Anchar DDN (1988)

Soviet Frigates
Kola class (1951)
Riga class (1954)
Petya class (1960)
Mirka class (1964)
Grisha class (1968)
Krivak class (1970)
Koni class (1976)
Neustrashimyy class (1988)

Soviet Missile Corvettes
Poti class (1962)
Nanuchka class (1968)
Pauk class (1978)
Tarantul class (1981)
Dergach class (1987)
Svetlyak class (1989)

Cold War Soviet Submarines
Whiskey SSK (1948)
Zulu SSK (1950)
Quebec SSK (1950)
Romeo SSK (1957)
Foxtrot SSK (1963)
Tango class (1972)
November SSN (1957)
Golf SSB (1958)
Hotel SSBN (1959)
Echo I SSGN (1959)
Echo II SSGN (1961)
Juliett SSG (1962)
Yankee SSBN (1966)
Victor SSN I (1965)
Alfa SSN (1967)
Charlie SSGN (1968)
Papa SSGN (1968)
Delta I SSBN (1972)
Delta II SSBN (1975)
Delta III SSBN (1976)
Delta IV SSBN (1980)
Typhoon SSBN (1980)
Victor II SSN (1971)
Victor III SSN (1977)
Oscar SSGN (1980)
Sierra SSN (1982)
Mike SSN (1983)
Akula SSN (1984)
Kilo SSK (1986)

Soviet Naval Air Force
Kamov Ka-10 Hat
Kamov Ka-15 Hen
Kamov Ka-18 Hog
Kamov Ka-25 Hormone
Kamov Ka-27 Helix
Mil Mi-8 Hip
Mil Mi-14 H?
Mil Mi-4 Hound

Yakovlev Yak-38
Sukhoi Su-17
Sukhoi Su-24

Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle
Myasishchev M-4 Bison
Tupolev Tu-14 Bosun
Tupolev Tu-142
Ilyushin Il-38
Tupolev Tu-16
Antonov An-12
Tupolev Tu-22
Tupolev Tu-95
Tupolev Tu-22M
Tupolev Tu-16
Tupolev Tu-22

Beriev Be-6 Madge
Beriev Be-10 Mallow
Beriev Be-12
Lun class Ekranoplanes
A90 Orlan Ekranoplanes

Soviet MTBs/PBs/FACs
P2 class FACs
P4 class FACs
P6 class FACs
P8 class FACs
P10 class FACs
Komar class FACs (1960)
Project 184 FACs
OSA class FACs
Shershen class FACs
Mol class FACs
Turya class HFL
Matka class HFL
Pchela class FACs
Sarancha class HFL
Babochka class HFL
Mukha class HFL
Muravey class HFL

MO-V sub-chasers
MO-VI sub-chasers
Stenka class sub-chasers
kronstadt class PBs
SO-I class PBs
Poluchat class PBs
Zhuk clas PBs
MO-105 sub-chasers

Project 191 River Gunboats
Shmel class river GB
Yaz class river GB
Piyavka class river GB
Vosh class river GB
Saygak class river GB

Soviet Minesweepers
T43 class
T58 class
Yurka class
Gorya class
T301 class
Project 255 class
Sasha class
Vanya class
Zhenya class
Almaz class
Sonya class
TR40 class
K8 class
Yevgenya class
Olya class
Lida class
Andryusha class
Ilyusha class
Alesha class
Rybak class
Baltika class
SChS-150 class
Project 696 class

Soviet Amphibious ships
MP 2 class
MP 4 class
MP 6 class
MP 8 class
MP 10 class
Polocny class
Ropucha class
Alligator class
Ivan Rogov class
Aist class HVC
Pomornik class HVC
Gus class HVC
T-4 class LC
Ondatra class LC
Lebed class HVC
Tsaplya class HVC
Utenov class
US Navy USN (1990)
Aircraft carriers
United States class (1950)
Essex SBC-27 (1950s)
Midway class (mod)
Forrestal class (1954)
Kitty Hawk class (1960)
USS Enterprise (1960)
Nimitz Class (1972)

Salem Class (1947)
Worcester Class (1948)
USS Norfolk (1953)
Boston Class (1955)
Galveston Class (1958)
Albany Class (1962)
USS Long Beach (1960)
Leahy Class (1961)
USS Bainbridge (1961)
Belknap Class (1963)
USS Truxtun (1964)
California Class (1971)
Virginia Class (1974)
CSGN Class (1976)
Ticonderoga Class (1981)

Mitscher class (1952)
Fletcher DDE class (1950s)
Gearing DDE class (1950s)
F. Sherman class (1956)
Farragut class (1958)
Charles s. Adams class (1958)
Gearing FRAM I class (1960s)
Sumner FRAM II class (1970s)
Spruance class (1975)

Dealey class (1953)
Claud Jones class (1958)
Bronstein class (1962)
Garcia class (1963)
Brooke class (1963)
Knox class (1966)
OH Perry class (1976)

Guppy class Submarines (1946-59)
Barracuda class SSK (1951)
Tang class SSK (1951)
USS Darter SSK (1956)
Mackerel class SSK (1953)
USS Albacore SSK (1953)
USS X1 Midget subs (1955)
Barbel class SSK (1958)

USS Nautilus SSN (1954)
USS Seawolf SSN (1955)
Skate class SSN (1957)
Skipjack class SSN (1958)
USS Tullibee SSN (1960)
Tresher/Permit class SSN (1960)
Sturgeon class SSN (1963)
Los Angeles class SSN (1974)
Seawolf class SSN (1989)

USS Grayback SSBN (1954)
USS Growler SSBN (1957)
USS Halibut SSBN (1959)
Gato SSG (1960s)
E. Allen class SSBN (1960)
G. Washington class SSBN (1969)
Lafayette class SSBN (1962)
Ohio class SSBN (1979)

Migraine class RP (1950s)
Sailfish class RP (1955)
USS Triton class RP (1958)

Amphibious/assault ships
Iwo Jima class HC (1960)
Tarawa class LHD (1973)
Wasp class LHD (1987)
Thomaston class LSD (1954)
Raleigh class LSD (1962)
Austin class LSD (1964)
Anchorage class LSD (1968)
Whibdey Island class LSD (1983)
Parish class LST (1952)
County class LST (1957)
Newport class LST (1968)
Tulare class APA (1953)
Charleston class APA (1967)
USS Carronade support ship (1953)

Mine warfare ships
Agile class (1952)
Ability (1956)
Avenger (1987)
USS Cardinal (1983)
Adjutant class (1953)
USS Cove (1958)
USS Bittern (1957)
Minesweeping boats/launches

Misc. ships
USS Northampton CS (1951)
Blue Ridge class CS (1969)
Wright class CS (1969)
PT812 class (1950)
Nasty class FAC (1962)
Osprey class FAC (1967)
Asheville class FACs (1966)
USN Hydrofoils (1962-81)
Vietnam Patrol Boats (1965-73)

Hamilton class (1965)
Reliance class (1963)
Bear class (1979)
cold war CG PBs

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