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World War 1 Warships and Submarines (1914-1918)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/19/2016

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





There are a total of (84) World War 1 Warships and Submarines (1914-1918) 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 ce... [Read More]
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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 th... [Read More]
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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 ou... [Read More]
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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 Nav... [Read More]
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1905
Benedetto Brin
Italian naval engineer and future politician Benedetto Brin (1833-1898) spearheaded a vast resurgenc... [Read More]
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1912
E-class (series)
When Britain committed to World War 1 in 1914, the E-class submarine formed the primary underwater f... [Read More]
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1898
FS Bouvet (1898)
Bouvet served the French Navy during the early part of the 20th Century and saw her keel laid down o... [Read More]
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1916
FS Bretagne (1916)
The Bretagne battleship served the French Navy throughout the bulk of World War 1 and operated throu... [Read More]
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1913
HMAS Australia (1911)
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1908
HMS Agamemnon
HMS Agamemnon was the prize of the British Royal Navy and the last of her pre-dreadnought battleship... [Read More]
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1914
HMS Agincourt
HMS Agincourt joined the British Royal Navy as part of her growing "dreadnought" series of battleshi... [Read More]
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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... [Read More]
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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 too... [Read More]
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1913
HMS Audacious
Naval warship design was rewritten with the arrival of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 for the British Royal... [Read More]
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1915
HMS Barham (04)
To match the capabilities of the German Navy during the years leading up to World War 1 (1914-1918),... [Read More]
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1907
HMS Bellerophon (1907)
The British Royal Navy revolutionized naval warfare when it introduced their HMS Dreadnought in 1906... [Read More]
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1914
HMS Benbow (1914)
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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 seap... [Read More]
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1915
HMS Campania (1914)
Like other early aircraft carriers appearing during World War 1 (1914-1918), HMS Campania was a hast... [Read More]
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1915
HMS Canada (1913)
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1899
HMS Canopus (1899)
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1906
HMS Dreadnought
When she was commissioned in 1906, HMS Dreadnought was the dominant battleship class of her era. Dr... [Read More]
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1911
HMS Engadine
Like many of the early aircraft carriers in military naval history, HMS Engadine began her career as... [Read More]
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1917
HMS Furious (47)
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1898
HMS Hermes
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1924
HMS Hermes (95)
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1905
HMS King Edward VII
HMS King Edward VII battleship of the British Royal Navy was laid down at Devonport Dockyard on Marc... [Read More]
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1905
HMS New Zealand (1905)
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1912
HMS New Zealand (1911)
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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) ... [Read More]
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1916
HMS Renown
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1916
HMS Royal Sovereign (05)
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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 ... [Read More]
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1915
HMS Warspite (03)
HMS Warspite (03) was a Dreadnought Battleship of the Queen Elizabeth-class in service with the Brit... [Read More]
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1900
IJN Asahi
The IJN Asahi was a pre-dreadnought battleship vessel in service with the Imperial Japanese Navy. Sh... [Read More]
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1915
IJN Fuso
The Fuso-class were "Dreadnought" battleships in service with Japan during both World War and World ... [Read More]
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1915
IJN Haruna
Haruna served the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) throughout World War 1 (1914-1918) and World War 2 (1... [Read More]
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1914
IJN Hiei
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1915
IJN Kirishima
From the period between 1912 and 1915, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) put to water four Kongo-clas... [Read More]
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1913
IJN Kongo
In 1911 the Imperial Japanese Diet (Teikoku-gikai) passed funds to support the Naval Emergency Expan... [Read More]
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1902
IJN Mikasa
In the First Sino-Japanese War (1894 - 1895), Japan clashed with China over the domination of Manchu... [Read More]
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1917
K-class (series)
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1905
Slava
The word "Slava" itself translates to "Glory" in Russian and her representative vessel was the last ... [Read More]
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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 i... [Read More]
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1913
SM U-19
The German Navy undersea force was to play a major role in both World Wars but it was in the first g... [Read More]
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1917
SM U-20 (U-XX)
In 1915 Austro-Hungarian authorities ordered construction of four submarines based on an outdated, t... [Read More]
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1915
SM U-21
U-21 formed the third of the four-strong class of U-19 U-boats in service with the Imperial German N... [Read More]
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1917
SM U-21 (U-XXI)
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1910
SM U-9
World War 1 allowed the "submarine" - essentially an undersea warship - to become as deadly a new we... [Read More]
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1903
SMS Arpad
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1917
SMS Baden
The German Navy attempted to keep pace with the British Royal Navy prior to World War 1 (1914-1918) ... [Read More]
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1914
SMS Derfflinger
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1909
SMS Emden (1908)
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1916
SMS Emden (1916)
The Konigsberg-class was adopted by the German Imperial Navy as a four-strong group of light cruiser... [Read More]
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1912
SMS Goeben (Yavuz)
In 1909, the SMS Goeben became the second of two Moltke-class battlecruisers built in Hamburg, Germa... [Read More]
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1906
SMS Konigsberg (1905)
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1915
SMS Konigsberg (1915)
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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 ar... [Read More]
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1909
SMS Mainz
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1911
SMS Moltke
The German battlecruiser SMS Moltke was the lead ship of her class consisting of two ships with her ... [Read More]
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1915
SMS Mowe
In the city of Sarajevo in 1914, Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated b... [Read More]
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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 Wo... [Read More]
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1915
SMS Seeadler (1878)
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1903
USS Adder (A-2 / SS-3)
Today the United States Navy fields the largest and most powerful naval force in recorded history ca... [Read More]
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1900
USS Alabama (BB-8)
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1916
USS Arizona (BB-39)
USS Arizona (BB-39) was one of two Pennsylvania-class super-dreadnought battleships completed for se... [Read More]
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1912
USS Arkansas (BB-33)
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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... [Read More]
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1918
USS Bali (ID-2483)
The freighter SS Bali was completed at the Rotterdam Dry Dock Company shipyard at Rotterdam, Netherl... [Read More]
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1911
USS Florida (BB-30)
At one point in military naval history, the "Dreadnought" battleship represented the pinnacle of war... [Read More]
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1897
USS Iowa (BB-4)
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1918
USS L-5 (SS-44)
America's late entry into World War 1 (1914-1918) meant that many indigenously-designed and develope... [Read More]
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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 mine... [Read More]
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1916
USS Nevada (BB-36)
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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 N... [Read More]
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1893
USS New York (ACR-2)
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1914
USS New York (BB-34)
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1916
USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Succeeding the two-strong New York-class of battleships entering construction 1911 was the two-stron... [Read More]
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1905
USS Pennsylvania (ACR-4)
USS Pennsylvania (ACR-4) formed the lead ship of the six-strong Pennsylvania-class of armored cruise... [Read More]
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1916
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
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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 dreadno... [Read More]
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1914
USS Texas (BB-35)
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1911
USS Utah (BB-31)
USS Utah (BB-31) was a Dreadnought battleship belonging to the Florida-class revealed in the period ... [Read More]
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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 le... [Read More]
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