Posted in Coldwar Soviet Ships soviet submarines

Delta I class submarines (1970)

Project 667B nuclear missile attack submarines Project 667B Murena: 18 ballistic submarines (Delta I). Project 667B Murena (NATO Delta I)…

Posted in Cold war British Ships cold war UK subs

Explorer class Submarines (1954)

Experimental Submarines 1953-1965 The two Explorer-class were experimental submarines ordered in 1947 for the Royal Navy as an early underwater…

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New Fleet ! – The Dominican Navy

The Armada de Republica Dominicana (ARD) founded 1844, is one of the three armed branches of the country, located in…

Posted in Cold War Dutch Navy

Tromp class Frigates (1973)

Koninklijke Marine Frigates: Frigate 66 Programme, Built 1971-76. HNLMS Tromp (F801), De Ruyter (F806), in service 1976-2001 The Tromp class…

Posted in cold war us navy us submarines

USS Albacore (AGSS-569)

Research Conventional Submarine 1953-1972. The Teardrop Marvel USS Albacore (AGSS-569) is a single prototype submarine pioneering a home-grown version of…

Posted in 1860 fleets austrian-navy

Erzherzog Ferdinand Max class (1863)

Austrian Navy, 1862-1883: SMS Erzherzog Ferdinand Max, Habsburg The Erzherzog Ferdinand Max and Habsburg were built for the Austrian Navy…

Posted in cold war us navy

Virginia Class cruisers (1974)

USS Virginia, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas (1971) These four ships planned at first as fleet escorts (frigates) like the previous California…

Posted in WW1 Royal Navy ww1 UK DD

River class destroyers (1903)

UK Royal Navy (1902-1921) E class: 34 ships. The 34 Royal Navy “river” class destroyers were the first built with…

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Djibouti Navy

Weekly Fleet ! Djiboutian Navy (and Naval Base hub): The country gained independence in 1977 and is strategically located. Albeit…

Posted in Coldwar Soviet Ships

Kashin class destroyers (1964)

Kashin class destroyers (1964) Project 61: 20 Missile Destroyers: Komsomolets Ukrainy, Soobrazitelny, Provorny, Odaryonny, Obraztsovy, Otvazhny, Steregushchy, Krasny Kavkaz, Reshitelny,…

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 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. 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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