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World War 2 British Royal Navy Warships and Submarines (1939-1945)

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

Regardless of whatever enemy she faced, the Royal Navy and her warships fought with equal fervor on all fronts.





There are a total of (39) World War 2 British Royal Navy Warships and Submarines (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1941
ELCO PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
Prior to (and during) World War 2, the United States Navy (USN) contracted out to three primary manu... [Read More]
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1942
Higgins PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
The American side of the PT boat ("Patrol Torpedo") wars of World War 2 are primarily remembered thr... [Read More]
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1935
HMS Ajax (22)
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Thumbnail picture of the HMS Ajax (22)

1918
HMS Argus (I49)
The British Royal Navy's HMS Argus was an early-form aircraft carrier hastily-developed during World... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Argus (I49)

1938
HMS Ark Royal (91)
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Thumbnail picture of the HMS Ark Royal (91)

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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1941
HMS Audacity (D10)
The British navy has always produced ships that were on the leading edge of naval technology - HMS V... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Audacity (D10)

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]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Barham (04)

1939
HMS Belfast (C35)
Due to Germany rearming in the 1930's Britain began to increase ships in her steel fortress. HMS Bel... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Belfast (C35)

1928
HMS Cornwall (1928)
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Thumbnail picture of the HMS Cornwall (1928)

1940
HMS Dido (37)
Even before the fighting of World War 2 (1939-1945) broke out, the British Royal Navy was keen on th... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Dido (37)

1918
HMS Dragon (D46)
British results of the naval Battle of Jutland (May-June 1916) forced particular attention on improv... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Dragon (D46)

1941
HMS Duke of York (17)
The King George V-class of battleships proved an important cog in the British war machine of World W... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Duke of York (17)

1924
HMS Eagle
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1931
HMS Exeter (68)
The York-class was a two-strong group of heavy cruisers deployed by the British Royal Navy prior to ... [Read More]
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1917
HMS Furious (47)
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1924
HMS Hermes (95)
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Thumbnail picture of the HMS Hermes (95)

1920
HMS Hood (51)
HMS Hood stood as the pride and joy of the British Royal Navy for over two decades. She was construc... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Hood (51)

1938
HMS Manchester (C15)
Naval cruisers were developed over the period of several hundred years and evolved considerably in m... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Manchester (C15)

1927
HMS Nelson (28)
Ordered in 1922, the British Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson - along with her sole sister ship HMS ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Nelson (28)

1941
HMS Prince of Wales (53)
HMS Prince of Wales served the British Navy for a few short years in World War 2 taking part in the ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Prince of Wales (53)

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]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Queen Elizabeth

1916
HMS Renown
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Thumbnail picture of the HMS Renown

1941
HMS Roberts (F40)
HMS Roberts (F40) led a successful wartime career encompassing actions in World War 2 (1939-1945). S... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Roberts (F40)

1927
HMS Rodney (29)
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Thumbnail picture of the HMS Rodney (29)

1916
HMS Royal Sovereign (05)
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Thumbnail picture of the HMS Royal Sovereign (05)

1932
HMS Thames (N71)
HMS Thames led the new Thames-class (also "River-class") of attack submarines appearing during the e... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Thames (N71)

1940
HMS Upholder (P37)
Ordered in 1936 HMS Upholder (P37) was the seventh U-class submarine built by the Vickers Armstrong ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Upholder (P37)

1946
HMS Vanguard (23)
HMS Vanguard (23) a British Battleship was being built late into World War 2 and when the war in Eur... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Vanguard (23)

1941
HMS Victorious (R38)
HMS Victorious was the result of the growing British naval arms movement amidst rising tensions in E... [Read More]
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1945
HMS Warrior (R31)
With World War 2 in full swing and the British commitment continuing to grow, a new Colossus-class l... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Warrior (R31)

1915
HMS Warspite (03)
HMS Warspite (03) was a Dreadnought Battleship of the Queen Elizabeth-class in service with the Brit... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Warspite (03)

1943
HMS X-class / X-craft (Series)
The British naval fleet had to keep their battleships and carriers near or in home waters to protect... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS X-class / X-craft (Series)

1942
Huckins PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
The United States Navy undertook an all-new endeavor in the late 1930s to built a PT force from scra... [Read More]
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1943
Landing Ship Tank (LST)
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Thumbnail picture of the Landing Ship Tank (LST)

1932
Schnellboot (S-Boot)
The history of the German Navy "S- Boot" began with the World War 1 "Treaty of Versailles" written i... [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]
Thumbnail picture of the SMS Mowe

1936
Type VII U-Boat
Type VII u-boats made up a large part of the u-boat fighting force in the Atlantic. This class of fi... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type VII U-Boat

1940
USS Dixmude (A-609)
The French escort carrier Dixmude A-609 was built in the United States in 1939 first named as the Ri... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the USS Dixmude (A-609)