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WW2 Warships and Submarines

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

Naval warfare in World War 2 produced some of the last great ocean battles in history.

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There are a total of 161 WW2 Warships and Submarines in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1940
Ammiraglio Cagni
With coastline as long as that of Italy's, it behooved the nation to promote considerable naval firepower across the Mediter...
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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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1941
Aquila
The Aquila (meaning "Eagle") was a proposed aircraft carrier whose construction began in 1941 but was never completed due to ...
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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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1939
Archimede (1939)
The Archimede was a diesel-electric powered attack submarine serving the Regia Marina of Italy during World War 2. She was bo...
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1927
Bearn
The French aircraft carrier Bearn was based on the hull of the Normandie-class of French battleships and was designed as an e...
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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 vessel for the French Navy ...
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1944
Biber (Beaver)
All of the major naval powers of World War 2 (1939-1945) utilized some sort of submersible "midget" submarine. These midget s...
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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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1941
ELCO PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
Prior to (and during) World War 2, the United States Navy (USN) contracted out to three primary manufacturers for the constru...
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1937
FS Montcalm
Commissioned in 1937, the light cruiser Montcalm was the second of six ships of the La Galissonniere-class as built in France...
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1940
FS Richelieu
In 1935, the keel was laid down for what would become the newest and largest battleship-class ever to be constructed by Franc...
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1933
FS Rubis (1933)
During the latter half of the 1920s, the French Navy placed its mine-laying duties in the hands of the six-strong Saphir-clas...
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1934
FS Surcouf (N N 3)
Surcouf (N N 3) was a mammoth French-built attack submarine developed and built during the interwar years between World War 1...
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1931
Gorizia
The Italian Navy, the "Regia Marina", designed the Zara-class as light cruisers due to the Washington Naval Treaty, a 1922 tr...
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1938
Graf Zeppelin (Flugzeugtrager A)
Nazi Germanys first and only carriers were proposed as part of the Z plan for the buildup of the fleet. The Kriegsmarine neve...
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1941
Higgins Boat LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)
Since the first boat was used to assault enemy-held shores in ancient warfare, the amphibious assault has been a key tool in ...
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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 through the exploits of the ...
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1942
HIJMS RO-100 (Kaisho / Type KS)
Development and production of the RO-100 series (sometimes referred to as "Kaisho" or "small" or simply Type "KS") of Japanes...
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1941
HMCS Sackville (K181)
By the end of June in 1940, the German war machine had claimed Poland, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium and France leavi...
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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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1941
HMS Audacity (D10)
The British navy has always produced ships that were on the leading edge of naval technology - HMS Victory and HMS Dreadnough...
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1915
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1939
HMS Belfast (C35)
Due to Germany rearming in the 1930's Britain began to increase ships in her steel fortress. HMS Belfast and her sister ship ...
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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 World War 2 (1939-1945). ...
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1924
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1920
HMS Hood (51)
HMS Hood stood as the pride and joy of the British Royal Navy for over two decades. She was constructed towards the end of Wo...
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1938
HMS Manchester (C15)
Naval cruisers were developed over the period of several hundred years and evolved considerably in materials used and armamen...
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1927
HMS Nelson (28)
Ordered in 1922, the British Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson - along with her sole sister ship HMS Rodney - represented the ...
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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 damaging that would lead ...
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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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1941
HMS Roberts (F40)
HMS Roberts (F40) led a successful wartime career encompassing actions in World War 2 (1939-1945). She saw her keel laid down...
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1927
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1932
HMS Thames (N71)
HMS Thames led the new Thames-class (also "River-class") of attack submarines appearing during the early part of the 1930s fo...
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1940
HMS Upholder (P37)
Ordered in 1936 HMS Upholder (P37) was the seventh U-class submarine built by the Vickers Armstrong company for the Royal Nav...
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1946
HMS Vanguard (23)
HMS Vanguard (23) a British Battleship was being built late into World War 2 and when the war in Europe ended come May of 194...
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1941
HMS Victorious (R38)
HMS Victorious was the result of the growing British naval arms movement amidst rising tensions in Europe being spearheaded b...
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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 light aircraft carrier was...
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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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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 the vital shipping lanes...
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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 scratch. With the rise of Hit...
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1927
IJN Akagi
The IJN Akagi was born from a battlecruiser class design consisting of the Akagi and the Amagi. These cruisers were under con...
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1900
IJN Asahi
The IJN Asahi was a pre-dreadnought battleship vessel in service with the Imperial Japanese Navy. She saw extensive combat in...
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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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1945
IJN Ha-201 (Type STS)
As the Allied noose tightened evermore so around the Japanese mainland by the midway point of the war in the Pacific, there w...
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1915
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1914
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1939
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1940
IJN I-15
The most numerous of all the World War II Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) submarine classes was the B1-Type, nicknamed the "I-15...
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1945
IJN I-201
Amidst mounting losses to Allied warships and attack aircraft across the Pacific, the Japanese Navy was forced to enact as em...
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1941
IJN I-21
As an island nation, much of Japan's immediate success heading into World War 2 (1939-1945) lay in her naval power projection...
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1945
IJN I-351
During 1943 to 1945 - what would become the latter half of World War (1939-1945) - the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) put effor...
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1944
IJN I-400 (STo / Sen-Toku)
At the time of their completion, the I-400 class of submarines serving the Imperial Japanese Navy were the largest submarines...
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1944
IJN I-58
The last Japanese submarine built in the B-3 type series family became the I-58. She was laid down on December 26th, 1942, la...
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1937
IJN I-7 (J3 Type)
When launched on July 3rd, 1935, IJN I-7 and her sister-ship, IJN I-8 ,represented the largest submarines ever put to sea by ...
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1940
IJN Isokaze
As an island nation, it behooved Japanese warplanners to embark upon a massive naval-building campaign in the run up to World...
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1928
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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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1945
IJN Shinano
The IJN Shinano served the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as a large fleet carrier during World War 2. She originally existed a...
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1941
IJN Shokaku
The Shokaku (or "Flying Crane") was the lead ship of a two-strong Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) aircraft carrier class, this i...
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1937
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1932
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1941
IJN Yamato
As the KMS Bismarck was to the Atlantic Theater so too was the IJN Yamato to the Pacific Theater. Undoubtedly the most powerf...
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1941
IJN Zuikaku
The Japanese fleet carrier Zuikaku ("Lucky Crane") and her sister ship, Shokaku ("Happy Crane") were a two-strong class of mo...
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1944
Kaiten
The Kaiten (meaning "Reverse Destiny" or "Change the World") was based on the Japanese Navy Type 93 torpedo and was a top sec...
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1936
KMS Admiral Graf Spee
The Admiral Graf Spee was a pre-World War 2 vessel of the Deutschland-class of German warships. She was designed and built du...
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1939
KMS Admiral Hipper
The Admiral Hipper was classified as a "heavy cruiser" type vessel and commissioned in April 1939, this prior to World War 2 ...
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1934
KMS Admiral Scheer
Admiral Scheer was the second of the three Deutschland class heavy cruisers ordered and funded by the Reichsmarine of the Wei...
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1940
KMS Bismarck
The KMS Bismarck is undoubtedly one of the most famous sea-going vessels of the 20th Century. The Germany super battleship wa...
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1933
KMS Deutschland / Lutzow
KMS Deutschland (later becoming the KMS Lutzow) was the lead ship of her class first ordered in 1928 and serving in the Germa...
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1939
KMS Scharnhorst
After World War 1 the British Royal Navy continued to guard its trade routes with a powerful fleet of cruisers. To deal with ...
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1941
KMS Tirpitz
By 1935, Germany - now under the firm control of Adolf Hitler - backed out of the Treaty of Versailles. The treaty was put in...
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1939
Maiale (Pig)
In 1935, it had become painfully obvious to Italian authorities that the Italian Navy maintained a weak position in the Medit...
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1932
Schnellboot (S-Boot)
The history of the German Navy "S- Boot" began with the World War 1 "Treaty of Versailles" written in June of 1919 to prevent...
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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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1942
SS John W. Brown B4611
The SS John W. Brown (B-4611) was a "Liberty" ship launched at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland, on Se...
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1936
Type I U-Boat
Prior to the more advanced classes of German U-boats to see service in World War 2 (1939-1945), the German government funded ...
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1938
Type IX U-Boat
The German Kriegsmarine paid a heavy price for their actions in World War 2, with most of her Type IX class being lost to the...
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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 fighting ship helped the Ge...
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1944
Type XXI U-Boat
The Type XXI series of German U-boats were a revolutionary design of fighting boats brought about in 1944. Their type was des...
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1944
Type XXIII U-Boat
The Kriegsmarine Type XXIII were developed as smallish coastal submarines to operate in the shallow waters between England an...
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1944
Type XXVII Seehund (Seal)
The Seehund (or "Seal") was the most successful of the several Nazi Kriegsmarine attempts to perfect a "midget" submarine. Mi...
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1936
U-boat U-25 (Type IA)
Following World War 1 (1914-1918), the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 developed the Treaty of Versailles to formally restrict...
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1941
U-boat U-505 (Type IXC)
U-505 served the German Kriegsmarine (Navy) during World War 2. She is infamously remembered for one of her captains committi...
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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...
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1943
USS Appalachian (AGC-1)
The USS Appalachian was an amphibious support ship in service with the United States Navy during the course of World War 2. H...
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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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1944
USS Attu (CVE-102)
The USS Attu was an escort aircraft carrier serving with the United States Navy in World War 2. She operated primarily in the...
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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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1943
USS Bowfin (SS-287)
The USS Bowfin earned herself a grand reputation for her sea-going prowess in the Second World War. The vessel accounted for ...
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1943
USS Canberra (CA-70)
The USS Canberra was a United States naval warship that was put into action in the middle years of World War 2 and survived l...
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1940
USS Dixmude (A-609)
The French escort carrier Dixmude A-609 was built in the United States in 1939 first named as the Rio Parana - a river in Sou...
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1938
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
The original "Big E", the USS Enterprise of World War 2 fame, became one of the most storied vessels of the war. By far a sup...
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1945
USS Fall River (CA-131)
From the age of sail onwards, navies from around the world needed a class of warship to fit that special bill somewhere betwe...
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1941
USS Gato (SS-212)
The USS Gato (SS-212) was the lead ship of the large Gato-class submarine fleet which numbered 77 boats and, along with the B...
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1942
USS Grunion (SS-216)
The USS Grunion (SS 216) is best known for her mysterious dissappearance. Until recently, little was known of the last wherea...
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1940
USS Harris (APA-2)
In the 1920's the tourist and business trade from the United States to the Orient was by passenger ship. The firms Bethlehem ...
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1941
USS Hornet (CV-8)
When launched, the USS Hornet (CV-8) became the seventh ship in United States naval history to carry the "Hornet" name. She f...
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1932
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
USS Indianapolis was the second ship built as an 8 inch 9,800 ton Portland-class heavy cruiser. The vessel was constructed at...
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1943
USS Intrepid (CV-11)
The USS Intrepid served the United States Navy throughout World War 2 and beyond. The vessel was designed from the new Essex-...
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1943
USS Iowa (BB-61)
The USS Iowa (BB-61) was the lead ship of the massive and powerful Iowa-class battleships of World War 2. She was followed by...
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1944
USS Laffey (DD-724)
The USS Laffey (DD-724), a United States Navy Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, was named for seaman Bartlett Laffey who was a...
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1922
USS Langley (CV-1) (AV-3)
The USS Langley (CV-1) was the United States Navy's first aircraft carrier. The hull of the Langley had seen prior years of...
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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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1927
USS Lexington (CV-2)
The USS Lexington (CV-2) and the USS Saratoga (CV-3) both served the United States Navy well in the inter-war years, supplyin...
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1943
USS Ling (SS-297)
The Ling (SS-297) is a late model Balao-class and was the result of an improved Gato-class submarine of which 77 were produce...
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1921
USS Maryland (BB-46)
The storied USS Maryland (BB-46) was born from the fighting of World War 1 (1914-1918). The vessel was the second ship making...
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1934
USS Minneapolis (CA-36)
The USS Minneapolis was purchased and constructed before America had become embroiled in World War 2. She was the third ship ...
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1944
USS Missouri (BB-63)
The USS Missouri (BB-63) is one of the most storied American warships ever constructed. Few can lay claim to having fought in...
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1940
USS Montana (BB-67)
To counter the growing threats posed by Japanese warships, particularly the mighty IJN Yamato battleship - considered by most...
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1942
USS New Jersey (BB-62)
Designed and operated in the early 1940's, the USS New Jersey saw extensive combat actions in the Pacific Theater of War assi...
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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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1938
USS Phoenix (CL-46)
USS Phoenix (CL-46), was number five of seven built of the Brooklyn-class light cruisers and was commissioned on 10/03/1938. ...
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1944
USS Piranha (SS-389)
Key to victory in the Pacific Theater during World War 2 was control of the vital waterways between the various islands makin...
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1935
USS Porpoise (SS-172)
USS Porpoise (SS-172) led her 10-strong class prior to and during World War 2 (1939-1945). The boat was a conventional diesel...
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1934
USS Ranger (CV-4)
The USS Ranger (CV-4) was the first aircraft carrier for the US Navy to be specifically designed and built from the keel up. ...
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1944
USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)
USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy. The hull of the Robert...
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1942
USS San Diego (CL-53) (CLAA-53)
By the time World War 2 had ended in 1945, the USS San Diego (CL-53) would become the second-most decorated ship in the histo...
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1927
USS Saratoga (CV-3)
USS Saratoga (CV-3) was identical to her sister (and lead ship of the class) the USS Lexington (CV-2). "Sara" was actually co...
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1943
USS Serpens (AK-97)
USS Serpens was the 18th Crater class freighter cargo ship constructed for use by the United States Navy in World War II by t...
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1942
USS South Dakota (BB-57)
USS South Dakota was built by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation at the Camden, NJ dock works and launched on June 7, 1941...
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1941
USS Washington (BB-56)
The USS Washington (BB-56) was part of the United States Navy's two-strong North Carolina-class of battleships commissioned i...
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1940
USS Wasp (CV-7)
The USS Wasp (CV-7) was a conventionally aircraft carrier in service with the United States Navy during World War 2. She was ...
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1944
USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
Though numbered before the USS Missouri (BB 63), the USS Wisconsin (BB 64) actually completed construction before her sister ...
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1943
USS Yorktown (CV-10 / CVA-10 / CVS-10)
The USS Yorktown (CV-10, CVA-10, CVS-10) was born from the fighting of World War 2 and persevered through some of the more im...
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1937
USS Yorktown (CV-5)
The United States Navy resurrected the "Yorktown" name several times during its history and the USS Yorktown (CV-5) was anoth...
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1937
Z17 Diether von Roeder
The 1936 Type Diether von Roeder destroyer was a trim looking ship with a clipper bow and long forecastle fitting a low-profi...
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1937
Z4 Richard Beitzen
The Zerstorer (Destroyer) Type 1934 class was the first group of destroyers built in Germany after the end World War 1. The Z...
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