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WW1 Warships (1914-1918)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 6/26/2014

The War to End All Wars was an equal slugfest across air, land and - of course - the sea.

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There are a total of 73 WW1 Warships in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1901
Ammiraglio di Saint Bon
Ammiraglio di Saint Bon was accepted into the Regia Marina (Italian Navy) at the turn of the last century, prior to The Great...
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1913
Andrea Doria
The Andrea Doria was one of two battleships in the Andrea Doria-class serving the Italian Navy in the 20th century. Construct...
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1915
ARA Moreno
Around 1910, the nations of South America were in a naval arms race with each participant bent on outdoing a potential enemy....
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1907
B-class (USA)
If the A-class of submarines were the beginnings of the submariner program for the United States Navy then the B-class could ...
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1905
Benedetto Brin
Italian naval engineer and future politician Benedetto Brin (1833-1898) spearheaded a vast resurgence in Italian naval prowes...
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1898
Thumbnail picture of the Bouvet (1898)

1916
Bretagne (1916)
The Bretagne battleship served the French Navy throughout the bulk of World War 1 and operated throughout the inter-war years...
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1908
HMS Agamemnon
HMS Agamemnon was the prize of the British Royal Navy and the last of her pre-dreadnought battleships produced. Because she w...
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1914
HMS Agincourt
HMS Agincourt joined the British Royal Navy as part of her growing "dreadnought" series of battleships commissioned prior to ...
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1918
HMS Argus (I49)
The British Royal Navy's HMS Argus was an early-form aircraft carrier hastily-developed during World War 1 to provide a vital...
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1914
HMS Ark Royal / HMS Pegasus
Even prior to World War 1, the British Royal Navy was working on an aircraft carrier concept. It took its HMS Hermes, a Highf...
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1913
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Audacious

1915
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Barham (04)

1907
HMS Bellerophon (1907)
The British Royal Navy revolutionized naval warfare when it introduced their HMS Dreadnought in 1906. The vessel was the firs...
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1915
HMS Ben-my-Chree
HMS Ben-my-Chree served the Royal Navy through the middle years of World War 1, operating as a seaplane carrier. Originally,...
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1906
HMS Dreadnought
When she was commissioned in 1906, HMS Dreadnought was the dominant battleship class of her era. Dreadnought was anointed th...
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1911
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Engadine

1898
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Hermes

1924
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Hermes (95)

1905
HMS King Edward VII
HMS King Edward VII battleship of the British Royal Navy was laid down at Devonport Dockyard on March 8th, 1902, and became t...
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1914
HMS Queen Elizabeth
The British Royal Navy was the most powerful sea-going force by the time of World War 1 (1914-1918) and this was well-underst...
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1914
HMS Tiger
HMS Tiger was a battlecruiser warship developed for the British Royal Navy and the only ship of her Tiger-class. She became t...
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1915
HMS Warspite (03)
HMS Warspite (03) was a Dreadnought Battleship of the Queen Elizabeth-class in service with the British Royal Navy. The hull...
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1915
IJN Fuso
The Fuso-class were "Dreadnought" battleships in service with Japan during both World War and World War 2, the first true Dre...
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1915
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Haruna

1914
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Hiei

1915
IJN Kirishima
From the period between 1912 and 1915, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) put to water four Kongo-class battlecruisers. Battlec...
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1913
IJN Kongo
In 1911 the Imperial Japanese Diet (Teikoku-gikai) passed funds to support the Naval Emergency Expansion Bill that authorized...
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1902
IJN Mikasa
In the First Sino-Japanese War (1894 - 1895), Japan clashed with China over the domination of Manchuria and Korea. The princi...
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1905
Slava
The word "Slava" itself translates to "Glory" in Russian and her representative vessel was the last of the Borodino-class bat...
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1917
SM U-106
Much is made about the German U-Boat scourge of World War 2 but the fleet was no less dangerous in its cause during World War...
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1913
Thumbnail picture of the SM U-19

1915
Thumbnail picture of the SM U-21

1910
SM U-9
World War 1 allowed the "submarine" - essentially an undersea warship - to become as deadly a new weapon as the biplane and t...
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1903
Thumbnail picture of the SMS Arpad

1917
SMS Baden
The German Navy attempted to keep pace with the British Royal Navy prior to World War 1 (1914-1918) through five major Naval ...
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1914
Thumbnail picture of the SMS Derfflinger

1912
SMS Goeben (Yavuz)
In 1909, the SMS Goeben became the second of two Moltke-class battlecruisers built in Hamburg, Germany for the Imperial Germa...
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1906
SMS Leipzig (1906)
In the run up to World War 1, the major powers of Europe were locked in a seemingly endless naval arms race. In 1904, work be...
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1909
Thumbnail picture of the SMS Mainz

1911
SMS Moltke
The German battlecruiser SMS Moltke was the lead ship of her class consisting of two ships with her sister becoming SMS Goebe...
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1915
SMS Mowe
In the city of Sarajevo in 1914, Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated by Serbian nationalists sp...
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1908
SMS Schleswig-Holstein
The SMS Schleswig-Holstein was a storied vessel of the German Navy that managed to survive all of World War 1 and fight on th...
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1915
USS Arizona (BB-39)
The USS Arizona was in service as early as 1914 and saw action alongside British friendlies in World War 1. The battleship wa...
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1903
USS Bainbridge (DD-1)
This destroyer ship class was named USS Bainbridge (DD-1), commonly called a torpedo boat destroyer, and was the first destr...
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1918
USS Bali (ID-2483)
The freighter SS Bali was completed at the Rotterdam Dry Dock Company shipyard at Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1917 as a steel-h...
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1918
USS Lapwing (AM-1)
Leading up to 1917, the United States Navy had used sloops and tugs to locate and destroy enemy mines in harbors and on the s...
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1918
USS New Mexico (BB-40)
The first United States Navy (USN) vessel to carry the namesake of the State of New Mexico was USS New Mexico (BB-40). The ba...
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1910
USS South Carolina (BB-26)
USS South Carolina (BB-26) was the lead ship of her class, being categorized as a "1st class dreadnought battleship". She was...
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1889
USS Yorktown (PG-1)
The USS Yorktown (PG-1), or "Patrol Gunboat" (also recognized as a "third class" cruiser) was the lead ship of her Yorktown-c...
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