Naval Encyclopedia

Naval Encyclopedia is currently out of drydock for maintenance and overhaul, and currently undergoing sea trials.
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⚒ Tech

Naval-related technology,
associated tactics & statistics

Naval Tech
naval battles from the XIX to WW1, WW2 and cold war sea fights

⚔ Battles

Full history of naval battles,
strategies, tactics, fleets and ships

Naval Battles
merchandisiding, plans, photos, illustrations

☘ Medias

Photos, blueprints, illustrations,
and Merch to support this site !

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Latest Articles

Re d’Italia class Ironclads (1863)

Italian Regia Marina, US Built 1861-1875: Re d'Italia, Re di Portogallo The Re d'Italia class were two ironclad warships built…

O class submarines (1917)

USA (1916-46) O-1 to O-16, small oceanic submersibles The "O" class USN submersibles were of group of 16…

HMS Bristol (1969)

Guided Missile Destroyer D23, sole of her class (1973-2020, preserved). The Type 82 destroyer only had a single ship in…


About Naval Encyclopedia

Naval Encyclopedia is the first online warship museum. She was laid down in St Nazaire Yard back in September 1995, launched in December 1996 and completed in March 1997, with 1000+ crew for now, and counting. Dedicated to the history of all ships of the industrial era and 20th century, so 1820 to 1990, but also earlier times. The main difference for this early period is to study ships types through some famous examples. IS (“internet ship”) Naval Encyclopedia is constantly modified and upgraded since years. This current version is #5. After her last refit in 2021, the present ship is currenly in repair for battle damage and very extensive service, pleading for a much needed overhaul for the next five years of service. The crusty hull also needed serious scrapping to regain full speed. Numerous additions over the years also leads to a complete machinery overhaul.

Other ships from the same Yard

first naval online museum