Posted in Coldwar Soviet Ships soviet submarines

Delta III class submarines

Project 667BDR ‘Kalmar’ nuclear missile attack submarines 14 ballistic submarines (Delta III). The Delta III class SSBNs of the ex-Soviet,…

Posted in Cold War RCAN

Restigouche class destroyers (1954)

Royal Canadian Navy – Restigouche, Chaudière, Gatineau, St. Croix, Kootenay, Terra Nova, Columbia DDE-257 – DDE-260 and DDE-235-36 The Restigouche-class…

Posted in Coldwar Soviet Ships soviet submarines

Juliett class SSG

Project 651: 16 SSG Conventional Missile Attack submarines (NATO Juliett). Project 651 submarines (NATO Juliett) were conventionally powered cruise-missile launching…

Posted in WW2 Japanese Navy

WW2 IJN Gunboats

22 gunboats, 100+ armoured riverine ones. The Imperial Japanese Navy Gunboats: A wide topic encompassing pre-WW1 and WW1 models as…

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Type 206 submarines

Bundesmarine, 18 boats: U-192-199, U-170-179 1972-2011 The Type 206 diesel-electric submarines were the next generation of 1970s U-boats developed by…

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New Fleet ! – The Icelandic Navy

The Icelandic Navy from 1918 to Today. The coast guard is today the only standing force protecting Icelandic extensive EEZ….

Posted in cold war French ships

Georges Leygues class Frigates (1976)

Guided missile Frigates 1976-2022: FS Georges Leygues, Dupleix, Montcalm, Jean de Vienne, Primauguet, La Motte-Picquet, Latouche-Tréville D-640-646 The Georges Leygues…

Posted in WW1 Royal Navy ww1 uk cruisers

Astraea class protected cruisers (1893)

United Kingdom (1891-1923) HMS Astraea, Bonaventure, Cambrian, Charybdis, Flora, Forte, Fox, Hermione The Astraea class were provided under the Naval…

Posted in cold war us navy us submarines

SS X1 (1955)

Midget Submarines (1955) (1952-1970) The USN followed British midget subs progresses in 1950, and tested that year the XE-7 on…

Posted in WW1 Royal Navy ww1 UK DD

Tribal class destroyers (1905)

UK Royal Navy: 12 ships completed: Afridi, Cossack, Ghurka, Mohawk, Tartar, Amazon, Saracen, Crusader, Maori, Nubian, Viking, Zulu (1905-1920) E…

Naval Encyclopedia

Naval Encyclopedia provides a one-stop place for everything related to naval warfare through ships classes, going back to antiquity to the present day, with particular focus on WW1, WW2 and the cold war, with daily articles and weekly fleets. This is a long endeavour, with future entries in opacity both in the top and side menus. Naval encyclopedia also goes through some civilian aspects (clippers, liners, oil platforms, naval tech in general) and battles/tactics as well.

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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. After her last refit in 2023, the present ship has been repainted anew, modernized and made more appealing, ready for even more extensive service, hopefully staying in the current state for the next five years of service. Further improvements will be made if practicable. Numerous additions over the years also led to a complete machinery overhaul, new steam turbines and propellers.

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