Posted in cold war us navy

Spruance class destroyers (1975)

Guided Missiles Destroyers 30 ships (DD 963-DD 997) 1975-2020: USS Spruance, Paul F. Foster, Kinkaid, Hewitt, Elliot, Arthur W. Radford,…

Posted in Cold war British Ships

Majestic class aircraft carriers

United Kingdom: 5 light fleet aircraft carriers: HMS Majestic, Terrible, Powerful, Magnificient, Hercules, Powerful, 1 more cancelled (1944-1999) The majestic…

Posted in ww1 Italian Navy

Alessandro Poerio class scouts (1914)

Scouts (Cruisers, then destroyers) Alessandro Poerio, Cesare Rossarol, Gugliemo Pepe 1915-1937 Huesca and Teruel (1937-1957) The Alessandro Poerio class were…

Posted in 1870 Fleets

IJN Ryūjō (1869)

Japanese Ironclad 1869-1908. The first large sea-going Japanese Ironclad A controversial origin Ryūjō (龍驤, Prancing Dragon), was a British-built ironclad…

Posted in ww1 naval aviation

Fairey Campania (1917)

RNAS/FAA 1917-19: 62 built all types combined. The Fairey Campania: Tailored for a first carrier The Fairey Campania was a…

Posted in WW1 Royal Navy

HMS Campania (1915)

Royal Navy Former 1892 Cunard RMS Campania. Converted Aircraft/Seaplane Carrier 1914-1918. HMS Campania was the former Cunard transatlantic, blue ribbon…

Posted in ocean-liners

Campania class (1892)

Cunard Line (1891-1914): RMS Campania, Lucania R.M.S Lucania and Campania were British ocean liners of the Cunard Line built by…

Posted in Coldwar Ships

New Page ! – The Indonesian Navy

Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL, Circa 350 ships 1945-today. The Indonesian Navy, also known as TNI-AL (Tentara Nasional…

Posted in ww1 german navy

UB-III Type U-Boats

UB-III class (1916-18) German Empire – 200 submarines, 96 comp. UB-48 to UB-155 The UB-III became the mainstay of the…

Posted in ww2 US Navy

Benson class destroyers (1939)

Benson class Destroyers (1939-41) US Navy Fleet Destroyers (1938-70s) – 30 destroyers: Benson, Mayo, Madison, Lansdale, Hilary P. Jones, Charles…

Naval Encyclopedia

Naval Encyclopedia is now out of maintenance and refit, undergoing sea trials. The brave old ship is there to provide 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 weekly articles and new fleets every month. 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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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 #7. 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 to regain full speed. Numerous additions over the years also led to a complete machinery overhaul, new steam turbines and propellers.

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