Military Factory

Modern Warships of the World's Navies

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/8/2016

For thousands of years, the powers of the world have all been judged by their strength at sea - today being no exception.





There are a total of (194) Modern Warships of the World's Navies in the Military Factory. Other vessels such as submarines, torpedo boats, patrol boats and raiding rafts are also included in this listing. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Systems currently under consideration or development are also included in this listing.




2025
INS Vishal
The INS Vishal ("Immense") is the second of two new indigenous Indian Navy carrier designs currently... [Read More]
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2025
USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
USS Enterprise (CVN-80) forms the third "supercarrier" of the new Gerald Ford-class of nuclear-power... [Read More]
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2022
HMS Agamemnon (S124)
HMS Agamemnon (S124) is the sixth vessel born from the Astute-class of nuclear-powered submarines se... [Read More]
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2021
TCG Anadolu (Anatolia)
It was revealed in January of 2016 that Ankara is readying itself for its first-ever, homegrown airc... [Read More]
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2020
USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)
The "new look" United States Navy is planning on procuring three of the new Gerald R. Ford-class nuc... [Read More]
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2019
INS Vikrant
The INS Vikrant is the first indigenous aircraft carrier design being undertaken by the nation of In... [Read More]
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2018
HMS Prince of Wales (R09)
HMS Prince of Wales (R09) has been ordered as the second ship in the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircra... [Read More]
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2017
BNS Riachuelo (S40)
BNS Riachuelo (S40) is the lead ship of the emerging four-strong class of diesel-electric attack sub... [Read More]
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2016
HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)
The HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) aircraft carrier heads the new, two-strong Queen Elizabeth-class group... [Read More]
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2016
HMAS Adelaide (L01)
HMAS Adelaide (L01) is the second of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) warships being readied for se... [Read More]
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2016
S-80 (Series)
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2016
USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002)
USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002) represents the third of the three-strong Zumwalt-class group of fig... [Read More]
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2016
USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)
The USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-2001) represents the second of three Zumwalt-class guided missile destr... [Read More]
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2015
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
The USS Gerald Ford is the newest, full-sized aircraft carrier to be contracted by the United States... [Read More]
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2015
USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)
The USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) - named after former US Navy Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Elmo R. "... [Read More]
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2015
IRIN Damavand (77) / Jamaran-2 (Velayat)
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2015
JDS Izumo (DDH-183)
JDS Izumo (DDH-183) leads the new 22DDH-class of helicopter destroyers and forms a key component of ... [Read More]
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2015
Juliet Marine Ghost
Expected to fulfill the roles of offshore fleet protection, general coastal security, and support of... [Read More]
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2015
INS Arihant (S-73)
With a burgeoning military-industrial complex all its own, the nation of India has undertaken a myri... [Read More]
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2014
HMAS Canberra (L02)
In the mid-2000s, the Australian government selected a Spanish-based Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) s... [Read More]
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2014
Vladimir Monomakh (K-551)
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2014
USS Cornado (LCS-4)
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2013
Yuri Dolgoruky (K-535)
For 2013, the Russian Navy is continuing its programs that will see all-new nuclear-attack submarine... [Read More]
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2013
HMS Defender (D36)
The British Royal Navy has ordered six of the Type 45 "Air Defense Destroyers" for its fleet. Due to... [Read More]
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2013
INS Vikramaditya (R33)
The INS Vikramaditya is a new Indian Navy aircraft carrier based on the since disbanded Soviet-era K... [Read More]
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2013
CNS Bengbu (582) (Type 056)
The nation of China has increased her military spending by 11% from her 2011 budget. For the first ... [Read More]
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2013
Alexander Nevsky (K-550)
The Alexander Nevsky (K-550) is a relatively new ballistic missile submarine commissioned by the Rus... [Read More]
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2013
USS America (LHA-6)
The USS America is slated to replace the Tarawa-class of ships and achieve operational capability in... [Read More]
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2012
USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1)
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2012
CNS Liaoning (16)
While at one point aircraft carriers were shunned by the Chinese as a "Western capitalistic venture"... [Read More]
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2012
FS L'Adroit (P725)
The L'Adroit is an offshore / deep water patrol vessel currently leased to the French Defense Procur... [Read More]
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2012
INS Sahyadri (F49)
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2012
USS Fort Worth (LCS-3)
The United States Navy (USN) originally envisioned a large class of warships categorized as "littora... [Read More]
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2011
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)
The Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers is one of the largest United States Navy (USN) ... [Read More]
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2011
USS Spruance (DDG-111)
The USS Spruance (DDG-111) is one of the latest in the long line of Arleigh Burke-class destroyers n... [Read More]
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2011
HDMS Iver Huitfeldt (F361)
The Iver Huitfeldt (F361) serves as the lead ship of the three-strong Iver Huitfedlt-class of frigat... [Read More]
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2011
KRI Banda Aceh (LPD-593)
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2011
KDB Darulaman (OPV-08)
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2011
JDS Ise (DDH-182)
The JDS Ise (DDH-182) serves as a "helicopter destroyer" within the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense F... [Read More]
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2011
USS California (SSN-781)
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2011
TCG Heybeliada (F-511)
Corvettes earn their keep in modern navies of the world by exhibiting compactness in dimension, supp... [Read More]
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2010
CNS Type 094 (Jin)
Beginning in 2010, the Type 094 ballistic missile submarine succeeded the Type 092 Xia-class in serv... [Read More]
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2010
IRIN Jamaran (76)
Little is known in the West of the lead ship in the Jamaran-class of guided missile frigates serving... [Read More]
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2010
NRP Arpao (S161)
NRP Arpao (S161) is an active-service diesel-electric attack submarine of the modern Portuguese Navy... [Read More]
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2010
HMS Astute (S119)
HMS Astute (S119) is the lead ship of the new "Astute-class" of nuclear-attack submarines in service... [Read More]
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2010
HMS Dauntless (D33)
HMS Dauntless is a "Type 45" guided missile destroyer of the British Navy. The Type 45-class totals ... [Read More]
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2010
INS Shivalik (F47)
The INS Shivalik (F47) represents an indigenous guided missile frigate currently serving the Indian ... [Read More]
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2010
ARM Revolucion (P-164)
The Mexican Navy has contracted for eight of the Oaxaca-class offshore patrol vessels to be built. T... [Read More]
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2010
USS Independence (LCS-2)
The USS Independence (LCS-2) represents a wholly modern United States Navy (USN) corvette and the le... [Read More]
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2010
USS Dewey (DDG-105)
The Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers for the United States Navy was born in the 1980... [Read More]
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2009
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)
When commissioned in 2009, the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) marked the last of theten-strong Nimitz... [Read More]
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2009
USS New York (LPD-21)
The USS New York represents the fifth vessel in the San-Antonio class and the sixth ship to be named... [Read More]
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2009
JDS Hyuga (DDH-181)
Japan is a nation of 6,852 islands located in the Pacific Ocean, east of the Sea of Japan with the S... [Read More]
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2009
FS Chevalier Paul (D621)
The FS Chevalier Paul (D621) is a modern multirole missile destroyer frigate of the French Navy (Mar... [Read More]
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2009
HSwMS Visby (K31)
Corvettes date as far back as the "Age of Sail" where their speed, agility and modest firepower were... [Read More]
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2009
HMS Daring (D32)
HMS Daring (D43) represents the lead ship of her six-strong class of surface fighting vessels of the... [Read More]
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2009
KD Tun Abdul Razak
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2009
KD Tunku Abdul Rahman
KD Tunku Abdul Rahman is a conventionally-powered attack submarine currently in active service with ... [Read More]
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2009
JDS Soryu (SS-501)
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2008
ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991)
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2008
RSS Intrepid (69)
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2008
RSS Steadfast (70)
The RSS Steadfast (70) is a highly advanced and modern navy frigate in service with the Republic of ... [Read More]
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2008
USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5)
The Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ship is the newest class of the Combat Logistics F... [Read More]
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2008
FS Forbin (D620)
Growing in popularity amongst the top rival naval powers of the world are multi-role frigates outfit... [Read More]
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2008
FGS Braunschweig (F260)
After World War 2 many navies of the world began trending towards construction of smaller warships. ... [Read More]
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2008
BNS Barroso (V34)
BNS Barroso V34 is a Brazilian medium-sized military naval corvette and represents the only member o... [Read More]
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2008
Cavour (550)
The Conte di Cavour (550) is one of two actively serving Italian Navy aircraft carriers (alongside t... [Read More]
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2008
USS Freedom (LCS-1)
The United States Navy saw the need for a fleet of small, multipurpose corvette type warships to ope... [Read More]
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2007
F470 Zodiac CRRC (Combat Rubber Raiding Craft)
It comes to specialized vehicles such as the Zodiac Marine & Pool F470 Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (... [Read More]
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2007
HDMS Absalon (L16)
The HDMS Absalon (L16) class and her sister ship, the HDMS Esbern Snare, are the two largest vessels... [Read More]
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2007
SAS Mendi (F148)
The SAS Mendi (F148)is a corvette/frigate vessel of the four-strong "Valour-class" belonging to the ... [Read More]
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2006
Sea-Based X-Band (SBX-1)
The requirement for "eyes in the skies" for the West is needed today as much as ever with Russia, Ch... [Read More]
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2006
ROKS Wang Geon (DDG-978)
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2006
FS Tonnere (L0914)
The Tonnerre (L9014) serves as an amphibious assault ship and helicopter carrier of the modern Frenc... [Read More]
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2006
CS Almirante Blanco Encalada (FF15)
Chile's long-running coastline bordering the Pacific Ocean requires a navy force of modest capabilit... [Read More]
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2006
CS General Carrera (SS22)
The Chilean government entered into an agreement with France and Spain to produce for it two convent... [Read More]
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2006
BNS Tikuna (S34)
Modern Brazilian naval capabilities has been slowly progressing with each passing decade and this is... [Read More]
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2006
HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F310)
When the Norwegian Navy required a new, ultra-modern frigate for its inventory, the Fridtjof Nansen-... [Read More]
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2006
USS San Antonio (LPD-17)
The USS San Antonio represents the lead ship in her 9-strong San Antonio-class of 21st Century amphi... [Read More]
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2005
FS Mistral (L9013)
The FS Mistral is one of the primary amphibious assault ships of the French Navy (also categorized a... [Read More]
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2005
CNS Haikou (171)
The Haikou (171) is a modern missile destroyer of the People's Liberation Army Navy (Chinese Navy), ... [Read More]
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2005
CS O'Higgins (SS23)
CS O'Higgins (SS23) is one of two Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarines fielded by the na... [Read More]
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2005
Sea Fighter (FSF-1)
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2005
Type 212A
Germany today is ranked ninth in the world in terms of defense spending though with a much more mode... [Read More]
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2004
CNS Lanzhou (170)
With a long coastline and growing regional aspirations, China has built up a large stock of surface ... [Read More]
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2004
HMCS Chicoutimi (SSK-879)
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2004
USS Virginia (SSN-774)
The USS Virginia (SSN-774) is a modern, nuclear-powered attack submarine in service with the United ... [Read More]
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2003
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
While in use as early as World War 1 (1914-1918), the aircraft carrier rose to prominence during the... [Read More]
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2003
HSV-2 Swift
The United States Navy has a "blue water dominance" of support and warships over all navies in the w... [Read More]
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2003
INS Talwar (F40)
The Indian Navy has historically been influenced from both Western and Soviet doctrine and warship d... [Read More]
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2003
Almirante Juan de Borbon (F102)
Navanta, the state-owned shipbuilding company of Spain, laid down the hull of what would become "Alm... [Read More]
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2003
ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-Sin (DDH-975)
A long coastline, burgeoning regional arms race, and unsettled maritime claims with its neighbors fo... [Read More]
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2003
Tatarstan (Yastreb) (Project 1161)
The Gepard-class guided-missile frigate of the modern Russian Navy survived the collapse of the Sovi... [Read More]
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2001
FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)
The Charles de Gaulle (R 91) is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier currently in service with the Fr... [Read More]
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2001
USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7)
The LHD-7 is the second ship of this type to have the name of the famous island battle of World War ... [Read More]
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2000
USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)
The USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) is an Arleigh Burke-class of guided-missile destroyers in service with th... [Read More]
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2000
BNS Sao Paulo (A12)
In early 2014, Brazil remains the sole South American nation to field an active aircraft carrier (Ar... [Read More]
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2000
HMCS Victoria (SSK-876)
The Upholder-class were the last class of diesel boats built for the Royal Navy for a couple of reas... [Read More]
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2000
ROKS Lee Sunsin (SSK-068)
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1999
CNS Type 039 (Song)
When introduced for active service in June of 1999 with the People's Liberation Army Navy, the Type ... [Read More]
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1999
HNoMS Skjold (P960)
Due to budget constraints and other factors at play, the nation of Norway does not field a terribly ... [Read More]
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1999
Admiral Chabanenko (DD-650)
To match the American Navy's Arleigh Burke-class multi-mission, guided missile destroyers, Soviet en... [Read More]
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1998
HMS Ocean (L12)
Modern navies of Europe rely more on amphibious assault support/helicopter carrier types than true d... [Read More]
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1998
USNS Henson (T-ASG-63)
The USNS Henson is an oceanographic survey ship owned by the United States Navy and is used to colle... [Read More]
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1998
JDS Oyashio (SS-590)
As an island nation, it behooves Japanese authorities to provide its people with a powerful naval fi... [Read More]
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1998
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)
The USS Harry S. Truman is another in the long line of Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier... [Read More]
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1998
USS Connecticut (SSN-22)
Before the end of the Cold War came in 1991, the United States Navy moved forward with a plan to pro... [Read More]
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1997
USS Seawolf (SSN-21)
The USS Seawolf was designed and developed during the Cold War though by the time she was made avail... [Read More]
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1997
Le Triomphant (S616)
The Le Triomphant (S616) (translating to "The Triumphant") is a modern French Navy nuclear ballistic... [Read More]
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1997
RTN Chakri Naruebet (CVS-911)
The RTN (Royal Thai Navy) HMTS (His Majesty's Thai Ship) Chakri Naruebet (911) is Thailand's first a... [Read More]
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1997
CCG Willow (WLB-202)
The United States Coast Guard is the smallest of the five American military service branches, number... [Read More]
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1997
FS Surcouf (F711)
The La Fayette-class is a series of surface warships employed by the navies of France, Saudi Arabia,... [Read More]
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1996
HMAS Collins (SSG-73)
When compared to the leading naval powers in the world today, it is easy to overlook Australia's und... [Read More]
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1996
HMAS Anzac (FFH-150)
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1996
FS La Fayette (F710)
Since the age of sail France has been on the cutting edge, designing warships like the Napoleon I, t... [Read More]
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1995
Patrol Boat Mark V Special Operations Craft (SOC)
The Mark V SOC (Special Operations Craft) primarily serves the United States Navy's Navy SEALs speci... [Read More]
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1995
USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) / USS Rainer (AOE-7)
During World War 2, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, American "underway replenishment at sea" had... [Read More]
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1995
USS Cole (DDG-67)
The USS Cole is perhaps best known for the dastardly Al-Qaeda attack that left 17 US sailors dead ba... [Read More]
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1995
USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
The USS John C. Stennis is the fifth in the line of 10 Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier... [Read More]
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1994
K-141 Kursk
In the 1980's the East and West had been in a high-tech duel. While America built up her military fo... [Read More]
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1994
HMS Vanguard (S28)
HMS Vanguard (S28) is similar in operational scope to the nuclear-powered, missile-laden American Oh... [Read More]
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1994
CNS Harbin (112)
The Chinese Navy relies on a plethora of ships to stock its burgeoning surface fleet intended for co... [Read More]
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1993
FS Ventose (F733)
Considered a "light" frigate in the French Navy, FS Ventose (F733) is a part of the Floreal-class of... [Read More]
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1993
HNLMS Dolfijn (S808)
The HNLMS Dolfijn (S808) ("Dolphin") is a Walrus-class, diesel-electric attack submarine currently (... [Read More]
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1993
Hetman Sahaydachniy (U130)
Hetman Sahaydachniy (U130) is a multi-role frigate in service with the modern Ukrainian Navy. Ordere... [Read More]
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1993
HMS Iron Duke (F234)
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1993
HMS Monmouth (F235)
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1993
USS Cyclone (PC-1)
The USS Cyclone (PC 1) was developed as a coastal patrol craft for supporting general close-to-shore... [Read More]
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1993
USS Osprey (MHC-51)
The USS Osprey (MHC 51) represented the lead ship in her Osprey-class consisting of a total of twelv... [Read More]
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1993
USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)
The USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) is a guided missile destroyer currently in service with the United ... [Read More]
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1993
USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)
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1992
USS George Washington (CVN-73)
The USS George Washington (CVN-73) is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in service with the United ... [Read More]
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1992
11M NSW RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat)
The Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) was developed in the late 1960's and was originally conceived of for... [Read More]
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1992
USS Barry (DDG-52)
The Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers serving the United States Navy (USN) represents... [Read More]
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1991
USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
The USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) is the first in the Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers,... [Read More]
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1991
INS Hetz / Nirit Sa'ar 4.5
An Israeli Naval Ship (INS), the Hetz/Nirit-class Sa'ar 4.5 is a missile boat that was launched some... [Read More]
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1991
Combat Boat 90 (CB90) / Stridsbat 90H
The Swedish shipbuilder, Dockstavarvet, has produced a state-of-the-art vessel in the Combat Boat 90... [Read More]
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1991
Admiral Kuznetsov (CV Project 1143-5/6)
Due to historical and political considerations carrier development got off to a slow start in the So... [Read More]
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1990
Patrol Boat Light (PBL)
The PBL (or "Patrol Boat, Light") is another of the United States Navy's type of small-class surface... [Read More]
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1990
USS Miami (SSN-755)
The USS Miami was part of the powerful Los Angeles-class of attack boats appearing in 1976 and onwar... [Read More]
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1990
USS Scout (MCM-8)
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1989
USS Wasp (LHD-1)
Vessels of the "Landing Helicopter Dock" (LHD) amphibious assault ship program of the US Navy are na... [Read More]
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1989
ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772)
ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772), a Pohang-class corvette - a small, maneuverable and armed warship - served a... [Read More]
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1989
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) became the fifth Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in o... [Read More]
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1989
INS Viraat (R22)
The INS Viraat (R22) ("Viraat" meaning "Giant") is a conventionally-powered aircraft carrier current... [Read More]
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1988
Admiral Levchenko (DD-605)
The guided missile destroyer is an evolved form of the historical "destroyer" naval vessel that, its... [Read More]
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1988
USAV GEN Frank S. Besson, Jr. (LSV-1)
Today, up to 90% of all supplies delivered to US forces are by waterborne logistics. Army watercraf... [Read More]
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1988
RFA Argus (A135)
The RFA Argus was built as the Contender Bezant by the Cantiere Navale Company in Italy and launched... [Read More]
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1988
Kalinin (Admiral Nakhimov)
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1988
Zubr LCAC (Pomornik) (Project 1232.2)
The amphibious assault has proven to be one of the most dangerous, yet ultra-critical, components of... [Read More]
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1987
USS Kauffman (FFG-59)
From the 15th Century onwards, the "frigate" was a warship built for speed and maneuverability. In ... [Read More]
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1987
LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion)
The World War 2 Normandy invasion of Europe by Allied forces on June 6th, 1944, was comprised of tho... [Read More]
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1987
USNS Comfort (T-AH-20)
The USNS Comfort is one of two hospital ships in the Mercy-class maintained by the United States Nav... [Read More]
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1987
CNS Type 092 (Daqingyu)
One oft-overlooked facet of the Chinese military is its underwater force consisting of a variety of ... [Read More]
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1987
USS Avenger (MCM-1)
The USS Avenger (MCM-1) is categorized in the United States Navy as a mine countermeasures vessel. S... [Read More]
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1987
Severomorsk (Project 619)
During the Cold War decades, the Soviet Navy was forced to keep pace with developments in the West, ... [Read More]
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1987
Admiral Gorshkov (Baku CVHG-103)
The Admiral Gorshkov (formerly the "Baku" CVHG-103) was a late-Cold War-era aircraft carrier serving... [Read More]
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1986
JDS Hatakaze (DDG-171)
Japan's strategic placement in the Pacific (both trade and militarily) has meant that a strong naval... [Read More]
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1986
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is a Nimitz class carrier and was the 4th ship of 10 built. As... [Read More]
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1985
USS Ford (FFG-54)
The frigate, as a naval surface fighting warship, has evolved considerably throughout its centuries ... [Read More]
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1985
Sea Shadow (IX-529)
The Lockheed company accrued extensive experience when developing their famous F-117 "Night Hawk" st... [Read More]
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1985
USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51)
The USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51) is a Safeguard-class salvage ship constructed by Peterson Builders in 1983... [Read More]
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1985
Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)
The Giuseppe Garibaldi is a conventionally-powered aircraft carrier in active service with the Itali... [Read More]
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1984
FS Saphir (S602)
The Rubis-class of nuclear-powered attack submarines for the French Navy was originally envisioned a... [Read More]
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1984
IRIN Kharg (431)
By the 1990's, the Islamic Republic of Iran made the conscious decision and effort to locally build ... [Read More]
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1983
Moskva (Project 1164 Atlant)
The Slava-class (Project 1164 Atlant) was a Soviet Cold War-era initiative intended to field some 10... [Read More]
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1982
Kilo (Project 877 Paltus)
The Kilo-class submarine was laid down by the Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering and offic... [Read More]
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1982
USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
The USS Carl Vinson is one of ten Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers operated by the Uni... [Read More]
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1982
ARM Cuauhtemoc (BE01)
In 1970, the Mexican Navy acquired funds to have a ship built for training the cadets of the Mexican... [Read More]
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1982
HMS Illustrious (R06)
During World War 2 (1939-1945), the aircraft carrier became the new symbol of power concerning high ... [Read More]
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1981
HMS Ark Royal (R07)
HMS Ark Royal (originally to be called HMS Indomitable) represented a fitting addition to British na... [Read More]
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1981
RFS Dmitri Donskoi (TK-208) / (Typhoon / Akula)
By the time of the 1970s, the West was firmly entrenched in a "Cold War" with the Soviet Union to th... [Read More]
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1981
USS Ohio (SSGN-726 / SSBN-726)
The Soviet Union and the West were involved in a high stakes game of cat and mouse throughout the Co... [Read More]
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1980
Kirov (Admiral Ushakov)
During the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union maintained a healthy collection of submarines an... [Read More]
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1980
JDS Shirane (DDH-143)
The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) contracted for two "helicopter destroyers" to repla... [Read More]
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1980
HMS Invincible (R05)
HMS Illustrious served the British Royal Navy for several decades before seeing decommissioning. The... [Read More]
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1978
Wielingen (F910)
When compared to neighbors France and Germany, Belgium is a relatively small nation. However, its ge... [Read More]
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1977
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is the second of ten vessels in the Nimitz-class group of American nucl... [Read More]
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1976
USS Los Angeles (SSN-688)
The nuclear-powered USS Los Angeles (SSN-668) attack submarine represented the lead ship of the larg... [Read More]
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1976
USS Tarawa (LHA-1)
The USS Tarawa is an amphibious assault ship charged with supporting amphibious operations for the U... [Read More]
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1975
USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
One of the most recognizable American Navy names of World War 2 became the name of one of the most i... [Read More]
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1975
Koni-class (Project 1159)
Frigate warships have been a mainstay of modern navies for centuries and evolved to become multi-mis... [Read More]
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1975
SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Mk VIII
The SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) MK VIII was developed in 1975 by United States UDT (Underwater Demol... [Read More]
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1974
CNS Type 091 (Han)
The Han was the first nuclear-powered submarine designed and built by the People's Liberation Army -... [Read More]
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1973
Storozhevoy (Project 1135)
Storozhevoy was a 1135 Burevestnik-class ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) frigate built in 1973 for the... [Read More]
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1971
Type 209
The Type 209-class diesel-electric attack submarine was a West German export-minded product of the C... [Read More]
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1971
IRIN Alvand (F-71)
The Iranian ship IRIN Alvand (F-71) is a light frigate that was originally built in Great Britain as... [Read More]
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1971
USS Ponce (AFSB-1)
The USS Ponce (AFSB-1) (formally designated as LPD-15) was built as an amphibious transport dock ves... [Read More]
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1971
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
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1971
USS Flint (AR-32 / T-AE-32)
The USS FLINT (AE-32), a Kilauea-class ammunition/cargo replenishment ship, was commissioned on Nove... [Read More]
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1970
USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)
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1969
HMCS Protecteur (AOR-509)
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1946
USCGC Eagle (WIX-327)
German leader Adolf Hitler was pressing the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) to increase the number of nav... [Read More]
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1932
Bell Poule (A650)
The schooner Belle Poule (A650) was built and launched in 1932 as a brown and blue water training ve... [Read More]
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