Military Factory

Modern Warships

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 149 Modern Warships 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 in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


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 the role of life boats. ...

1987
Admiral Gorshkov (Baku CVHG-103)
The Admiral Gorshkov (formerly the "Baku" CVHG-103) was a late-Cold War-era aircraft carrier serving the Soviet Navy for a ti...

1991
Admiral Kuznetsov (CV Project 1143-5/6)
Due to historical and political considerations carrier development got off to a slow start in the Soviet Union. The debate o...

1982
ARM Cuauhtemoc (BE01)
In 1970, the Mexican Navy acquired funds to have a ship built for training the cadets of the Mexican Naval Academy. Unlike th...

2008
Barroso (V34)
Barroso V34 is a Brazilian medium-sized military naval corvette and represents the only member of her Barroso-class to date (...

1932
Bell Poule (A650)
The schooner Belle Poule (A650) was built and launched in 1932 as a brown and blue water training vessel for the French Navy ...

2013
Bengbu (582) (Type 056)
The nation of China has increased her military spending by 11% from her 2011 budget. For the first time in its history duri...

2008
Cavour (550)
The Conte di Cavour (550) is one of two actively serving Italian Navy aircraft carriers (alongside the smaller Giuseppe Garib...

1997
CCG Willow (WLB-202)
The United States Coast Guard is the smallest of the five American military service branches, numbering some 42,000 men and w...

2001
Charles de Gaulle (R 91)
The Charles de Gaulle (R 91) is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier currently in service with the French Navy. She stands as ...

2006
CNS General Carrera (SS-22)
The Chilean government entered into an agreement with France and Spain to produce for it two conventionally-powered attack su...

1991
Combat Boat 90 (CB90) / Stridsbat 90H
The Swedish shipbuilder, Dockstavarvet, has produced a state-of-the-art vessel in the Combat Boat 90 (CB90/CB90H). The vessel...

2007
F470 Zodiac CRRC (Combat Rubber Raiding Craft)
It comes to specialized vehicles such as the Zodiac Marine & Pool F470 Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) to allow specialize...

2008
FGS Braunschweig (F260)
After World War 2 many navies of the world began trending towards construction of smaller warships. The cost of building larg...

1984
Frunze (Admiral Lazarev)
The Frunze battlecruiser was a product of the Cold War, part of the Kirov-class of cruisers. Though serving in her intended r...

2009
FS Chevalier Paul (D621)
The FS Chevalier Paul (D621) is a modern multirole missile destroyer frigate of the French Navy (Marine Nationale). The vesse...

2008
FS Forbin (D620)
Growing in popularity amongst the top rival naval powers of the world are multi-role frigates outfitted with a variety of wea...

2012
FS L'Adroit (P725)
The L'Adroit is an offshore / deep water patrol vessel currently leased to the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) for th...

2005
FS Mistral (L9013)
The FS Mistral is one of the primary amphibious assault ships of the French Navy (also categorized as a "Command and Projecti...

1984

2006
FS Tonnere (L0914)
The Tonnerre (L9014) serves as an amphibious assault ship and helicopter carrier of the modern French Navy. The vessel makes ...

1985
Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)
The Giuseppe Garibaldi is a conventionally-powered aircraft carrier in active service with the Italian Navy. She is designed ...

2005
Haikou (171)
The Haikou (171) is a modern missile destroyer of the People's Liberation Army Navy (Chinese Navy), part of the Type 052C-cla...

1994
Harbin (112)
The Chinese Navy relies on a plethora of ships to stock its burgeoning surface fleet intended for coastal patrolling and enfo...

2007
HDMS Absalon (L16)
The HDMS Absalon (L16) class and her sister ship, the HDMS Esbern Snare, are the two largest vessels ever built for the Royal...

1993
Hetman Sahaydachniy (U130)
Hetman Sahaydachniy (U130) is a multi-role frigate in service with the modern Ukrainian Navy. Ordered in 1991, she was origin...

1996
HMAS Collins (SSG-73)
When compared to the leading naval powers in the world today, it is easy to overlook Australia's undersea commitment which c...

2000
HMCS Victoria (SSK-876)
The Upholder-class were the last class of diesel boats built for the Royal Navy for a couple of reasons. Firstly, they were c...

2022
HMS Agamemnon (S124)
HMS Agamemnon (S124) is the sixth vessel born from the Astute-class of nuclear-powered submarines serving the modern British ...

1981
HMS Ark Royal (R07)
HMS Ark Royal (originally to be called HMS Indomitable) represented a fitting addition to British naval power at the end of t...

2010
HMS Astute (S119)
HMS Astute (S119) is the lead ship of the new "Astute-class" of nuclear-attack submarines in service with the British Royal N...

2009
HMS Daring (D32)
HMS Daring (D43) represents the lead ship of her six-strong class of surface fighting vessels of the British Royal Navy - gen...

1998

2018
HMS Prince of Wales (R09)
HMS Prince of Wales (R09) has been ordered as the second ship in the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carriers to stock the ...

2016
HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)
The HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) aircraft carrier heads the new, two-strong Queen Elizabeth-class group which will be joined by ...

1994
HMS Vanguard (S28)
HMS Vanguard (S28) is similar in operational scope to the nuclear-powered, missile-laden American Ohio-class breed of boats. ...

1993
HNLMS Dolfijn (S808)
The HNLMS Dolfijn (S808) ("Dolphin") is a Walrus-class, diesel-electric attack submarine currently (2013) in service with the...

2006
HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F310)
When the Norwegian Navy required a new, ultra-modern frigate for its inventory, the Fridtjof Nansen-class of surface fighting...

2003
HSV-2 Swift
The United States Navy has a "blue water dominance" of support and warships over all navies in the world. In recent years th...

2009
HSwMS Visby (K31)
Corvettes date as far back as the "Age of Sail" where their speed, agility and modest firepower were put to excellent use. Du...

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 sometime in 1991. The Hetz - ...

2010
INS Shivalik (F47)
The INS Shivalik (F47) represents an indigenous guided missile frigate currently serving the Indian Navy (2013). The vessel w...

2013
INS Vikramaditya
The INS Vikramaditya is a new Indian Navy aircraft carrier based on the since disbanded Soviet-era Kiev-class. The former Rus...

2019
INS Vikrant
The INS Vikrant is the first indigenous aircraft carrier design being undertaken by the nation of India. It is one of two pla...

1989
INS Viraat (R22)
The INS Viraat (R22) ("Viraat" meaning "Giant") is a conventionally-powered aircraft carrier currently in service with the In...

2020
INS Vishal
The INS Vishal ("Immense") is the second of two new indigenous Indian Navy carrier designs currently under construction (2012...

1971
IRIN Alvand (F-71)
The Iranian ship IRIN Alvand (F-71) is a light frigate that was originally built in Great Britain as the Vosper Mark V-class....

2010
IRIN Jamaran (76)
Little is known in the West of the lead ship in the Jamaran-class of guided missile frigates serving the Iranian Navy (formal...

1984
IRIN Kharg (431)
By the 1990's, the Islamic Republic of Iran made the conscious decision and effort to locally build as many of her own ships ...

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 Sea of Okhotsk to the nort...

2011
JDS Ise (DDH-182)
The JDS Ise (DDH-182) serves as a "helicopter destroyer" within the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) - otherwise ...

2015
JDS Izumo (DDH-183)
JDS Izumo (DDH-183) leads the new 22DDH-class of helicopter destroyers and forms a key component of the Japanese Maritime Sel...

1980
JDS Shirane (DDH-143)
The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) contracted for two "helicopter destroyers" to replace the previous JDS Harun...

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 forces, the Communist Sovie...

2009
KD Tunku Abdul Rahman
KD Tunku Abdul Rahman is a conventionally-powered attack submarine currently in active service with the Royal Malaysian Navy....

1982
Kilo (Project 877 Paltus)
The Kilo-class submarine was laid down by the Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering and officially commissioned in Apr...

1980
Kirov (Admiral Ushakov)
During the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union maintained a healthy collection of submarines and surface warships. Inclu...

1996
La Fayette (F710)
Since the age of sail France has been on the cutting edge, designing warships like the Napoleon I, the first warship ever to ...

2004
Lanzhou (170)
With a long coastline and growing regional aspirations, China has built up a large stock of surface vessels to command nearby...

1987
LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion)
The World War 2 Normandy invasion of Europe by Allied forces on June 6th, 1944, was comprised of thousands of ships of all ty...

1997
Le Triomphant (S616)
The Le Triomphant (S616) (translating to "The Triumphant") is a modern French Navy nuclear ballistic missile submarine develo...

2012
Liaoning (16)
While at one point aircraft carriers were shunned by the Chinese as a "Western capitalistic venture", the nation has recently...

1983
Moskva (Project 1164 Atlant)
The Slava-class (Project 1164 Atlant) was a Soviet Cold War-era initiative intended to field some 10 guided missile cruisers ...

2000
NAe Sao Paulo (A12)
In early 2014, Brazil remains the sole South American nation to field an active aircraft carrier (Argentina gave up use of th...

2010
NRP Arpao (S161)
NRP Arpao (S161) is an active diesel-electric attack submarine of the modern Portuguese Navy. Her keel was laid down in 2005 ...

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 special forces group as a high...

1990
PBL (Patrol Boat, Light)
The PBL (or "Patrol Boat, Light") is another of the United States Navy's type of small-class surface vessels built on speed a...

1988
RFA Argus (A135)
The RFA Argus was built as the Contender Bezant by the Cantiere Navale Company in Italy and launched on November 28th, 1980. ...

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 the east. The Soviet Union ...

2015

1989
ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772)
ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772), a Pohang-class corvette - a small, maneuverable and armed warship - served as part of the South Korea...

2008
RSS Steadfast (70)
The RSS Steadfast (70) is a highly advanced and modern navy frigate in service with the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). Cer...

1997
RTN Chakri Naruebet (CVS-911)
The RTN (Royal Thai Navy) HMTS (His Majesty's Thai Ship) Chakri Naruebet (911) is Thailand's first and only aircraft carrier ...

2016

2007
SAS Mendi (F148)
The SAS Mendi (F148)is a corvette/frigate vessel of the four-strong "Valour-class" belonging to the South African Navy. Her s...

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, China, North Korea and Iran...

1975
SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Mk VIII
The SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) MK VIII was developed in 1975 by United States UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) / SEAL (SEa, ...

1973
Storozhevoy (Project 1135)
Storozhevoy was a 1135 Burevestnik-class ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) frigate built in 1973 for the Soviet Navy. This series...

2011
TCG Heybeliada (F-511)
Corvettes earn their keep in modern navies of the world by exhibiting compactness in dimension, supplying appropriate firepow...

1999

1974
Type 091 (Han)
The Han was the first nuclear-powered submarine designed and built by the People's Liberation Army - Navy (PLAN) of China. T...

1987
Type 092 (Daqingyu)
One oft-overlooked facet of the Chinese military is its underwater force consisting of a variety of attack submarines. China,...

2008
Type 094
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1971
Type 209
...

2005
Type 212A
Germany today is ranked ninth in the world in terms of defense spending though with a much more moderate budget as compared w...

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 watercraft help provide Army and j...

1946
USCGC Eagle (WIX-327)
German leader Adolf Hitler was pressing the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) to increase the number of naval officers for his impen...

1987
USNS Comfort (T-AH-20)
The USNS Comfort is one of two hospital ships in the Mercy-class maintained by the United States Navy. Hospital ships in ser...

1985
USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51)
The USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51) is a Safeguard-class salvage ship constructed by Peterson Builders in 1983 at Sturgeon Bay, Wiscons...

1998
USNS Henson (T-ASG-63)
The USNS Henson is an oceanographic survey ship owned by the United States Navy and is used to collect data for the purpose o...

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 to be scheduled and plan...

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 Force (CLF) for the United...

1989
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) became the fifth Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in operation with the United ...

2013
USS America (LHA-6)
The USS America is slated to replace the Tarawa-class of ships and achieve operational capability in 2013. As the lead ship i...

1991
USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)
The USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) is the first in the Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers, systems that offer up a ...

1987
USS Avenger (MCM-1)
The USS Avenger (MCM-1) is categorized in the United States Navy as a mine countermeasures vessel. She is the lead ship of he...

1992
USS Barry (DDG-52)
The Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers serving the United States Navy (USN) represents a surface warfare group ...

1982
USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
The USS Carl Vinson is one of ten Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers operated by the United States Navy with the ...

1995
USS Cole (DDG-67)
The USS Cole is perhaps best known for the dastardly Al-Qaeda attack that left 17 US sailors dead back on October 12th, 2000....

1993
USS Cyclone (PC-1)
The USS Cyclone (PC 1) was developed as a coastal patrol craft for use with special forces operatives. Though a promising des...

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 nuclear-powered aircraft carr...

2025
USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
USS Enterprise (CVN-80) forms the third "supercarrier" of the new Gerald Ford-class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers for ...

1971
USS Flint (AR-32 / T-AE-32)
The USS FLINT (AE-32), a Kilauea-class ammunition/cargo replenishment ship, was commissioned on November 20, 1971. She was t...

1985
USS Ford (FFG-54)
The frigate, as a naval surface fighting warship, has evolved considerably throughout its centuries of active service. They w...

2008
USS Freedom (LCS-1)
The United States Navy saw the need for a fleet of small, multipurpose corvette type warships to operate in the littoral or c...

1992
USS George Washington (CVN-73)
The USS George Washington (CVN-73) is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in service with the United States Navy. She represen...

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 Navy (USN) and represent...

1998
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)
The USS Harry S. Truman is another in the long line of Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in service with the Uni...

2010
USS Independence (LCS-2)
The USS Independence (LCS-2) represents a wholly modern United States Navy (USN) corvette and the lead ship of her new Indepe...

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 2, "Iwo Jima". The LHD is...

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 carriers in service with the Uni...

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 nuclear-powered "supercarrie...

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 States Navy and is the th...

1987
USS Kauffman (FFG-59)
From the 15th Century onwards, the "frigate" was a warship built for speed and maneuverability. In World War 2, the frigate ...

1976
USS Los Angeles (SSN-688)
The nuclear-powered USS Los Angeles (SSN-668) attack submarine represented the lead ship of the largest group of vessels cons...

1990
USS Miami (SSN-755)
The USS Miami was part of the powerful Los Angeles-class of attack boats appearing in 1976 and onwards, the class numbering a...

2016
USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001)
The USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-2001) represents the second of three Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers currently planned f...

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 after the great American...

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 identifiable aircraft carr...

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 Cold War decades. For every...

1993
USS Osprey (MHC-51)
The USS Osprey (MHC 51) represented the lead ship in her Osprey-class consisting of a total of twelve vessles. The class was ...

1971
USS Ponce (AFSB-1)
The USS Ponce (AFSB-1) (formally designated as LPD-15) was built as an amphibious transport dock vessel which combines assets...

2003
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
The USS Ronald Reagan is the ninth vessel in the ten-strong Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers beginning with the...

2000
USS Roosevelt (DDG-80)
The USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) is an Arleigh Burke-class of guided-missile destroyers in service with the United States Navy and ...

2006
USS San Antonio (LPD-17)
The USS San Antonio represents the lead ship in her 9-strong San Antonio-class of 21st Century amphibious transport dock ship...

1997
USS Seawolf (SSN-21)
The USS Seawolf was designed and developed during the Cold War though by the time she was made available, the Cold War was al...

2011
USS Spruance (DDG-111)
The USS Spruance (DDG-111) is one of the latest in the long line of Arleigh Burke-class destroyers numbering 62-strong. Speci...

1976
USS Tarawa (LHA-1)
The USS Tarawa is an amphibious assault ship charged with supporting amphibious operations for the United States Navy and Mar...

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 a class they currently a...

2004
USS Virginia (SSN-774)
The USS Virginia (SSN-774) is a modern, nuclear-powered attack submarine in service with the United States Navy. The vessel i...

1989
USS Wasp (LHD-1)
Vessels of the "Landing Helicopter Dock" (LHD) amphibious assault ship program of the US Navy are named after former USN wars...

2011
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)
The Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers is one of the largest United States Navy (USN) surface fighting ship gro...

2016
USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)
The USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) - named after former US Navy Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr - was bo...

2013
Yuri Dolgoruky (K-535)
For 2013, the Russian Navy is continuing its programs that will see all-new nuclear-attack submarines, missile-minded frigate...
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