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New fleet ! The Cambodian Navy

The Royal Cambodian Navy (កងទ័ពជើងទឹក ”Naval Army”) is part of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces under MoD direction and estimated 4,000 active…

Posted in ww1 Italian Navy

Aquila class cruisers (scouts) (1916)

Scouts (cruisers) 1914-1950: Aquila, Sparviero, Nibbio, Falco (eagle, sparrowhawk, kite, falcon). Later Mărăști and Mărașești (1920), Ceuta and Melilla (1937),…

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Turbinia (1894)

United Kingdom, private yacht tested by the RN (1895-1927, preserved) The Turbinia is the first steam turbine-powered steamship. It was…

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FS Arromanches (1946)

Aircraft Carrier 1946-1974 The Aircraft Carrier Arromanches was the ex-HMS Colossus, lead ship of the famous 1942 light fleet aircraft…

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Russian Torpedo Boats 1877-1918

Imperial Russia (1877-1905) – 90 ships Russian Torpedo Boats’s story started well before 1914, to be precise as far back…

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Holland class destroyers (1953)

Koninklijke Marine Destroyers: Onderzeebootjager Typ 47A, Built 1950-55. HNLMS Holland, Zeeland, Noord-Brabant, Gelderland (D808-811) service 1954-79 Holland class destroyers: The…

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New Fleet ! The Bolivian Navy

The Bolivian Navy (Armada Boliviana) emerged not at first from the independence in 1825, but rather from the 1866 Boundary…

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California class cruisers (1971)

Nuclear-Powered Guided Missile Cruisers: USS California, USS South Carolina (CGN-36, 37) 1970-1999. The California class was were two nuclear-powered guided-missile…

Posted in cold war Italian Navy

San Giorgio class LHDs (1987)

Amphibious Transport Docks Built 1985-1994: San Giorgio, San Marco, San Giusto (L9892 to 9894). Exports: Kalaat Béni Abbès, Al Fulk….

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Echo II class submarines

Project 675 (NATO “ECHO II”) nuclear missile attack submarines 29 submarines 1961-1994: K-166, K-104, K-170, K-175, K-184, K-172, K-47, K-1,…

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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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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