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Warships and Submarines from 1940 to 1949

The decade included most of World War 2 - which showcased some of the last great naval battles in recorded history.

Warships and Submarines from 1940 to 1949

The decade included most of World War 2 - which showcased some of the last great naval battles in recorded history.

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There are a total of 150 Warships and Submarines from 1940 to 1949 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.





#1
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ammiraglio Cagni
Ammiraglio Cagni
Ocean-Going Attack Submarine
#2
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Aquila
Aquila
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#3
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arkhangelsk
Arkhangelsk
Battleship
#4
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Biber (Beaver)
Biber (Beaver)
Midget Submarine
#5
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the ELCO PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
ELCO PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
Patrol Boat / Motor Torpedo Boat
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FS Jean Bart
FS Jean Bart
Battleship
#7
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FS Richelieu
FS Richelieu
Battleship
#8
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Higgins Boat LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)
Higgins Boat LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)
Amphibious Assault Landing Craft
#9
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Higgins PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
Higgins PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
Patrol Boat / Motor Torpedo Boat
#10
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HIJMS RO-100 (Kaisho / Type KS)
HIJMS RO-100 (Kaisho / Type KS)
Short-Range Coastal Submarine
#11
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMCS Sackville (K181)
HMCS Sackville (K181)
Corvette Warship
#12
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Audacity (D10)
HMS Audacity (D10)
Escort Aircraft Carrier
#13
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Dido (37)
HMS Dido (37)
Air Defense Light Cruiser Warship
#14
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Duke of York (17)
HMS Duke of York (17)
Battleship
#15
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Jamaica (44)
HMS Jamaica (44)
Light Cruiser Warship
#16
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Prince of Wales (53)
HMS Prince of Wales (53)
Battleship
#17
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Roberts (F40)
HMS Roberts (F40)
Monitor Warship
#18
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Unicorn (I72)
HMS Unicorn (I72)
Maintenance Aircraft Carrier
#19
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Upholder (P37)
HMS Upholder (P37)
Coastal Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#20
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Vanguard (23)
HMS Vanguard (23)
Fast Battleship
#21
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Victorious (R38)
HMS Victorious (R38)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#22
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Warrior (R31)
HMS Warrior (R31)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#23
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS X-class / X-craft (series)
HMS X-class / X-craft (series)
Midget Special-Mission Submarine
#24
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Huckins PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
Huckins PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
Motorized Torpedo Fast Boat
#25
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Akigumo
IJN Akigumo
Destroyer Warship
#26
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Ha-201 (Type STS)
IJN Ha-201 (Type STS)
Fast Coastal Attack Submarine
#27
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN I-15
IJN I-15
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#28
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN I-201
IJN I-201
High-Speed Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#29
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN I-21
IJN I-21
Ocean-Going Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#30
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN I-351
IJN I-351
Ocean-Going Tanker / Resupply Diesel-Electric Submarine
#31
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN I-400 (STo / Sen-Toku)
IJN I-400 (STo / Sen-Toku)
Aircraft-Carrying Diesel-Electric Submarine
#32
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN I-58
IJN I-58
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#33
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Isokaze
IJN Isokaze
Destroyer Warship
#34
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Musashi
IJN Musashi
Battleship
#35
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN No. 1 Class Landing Ship (1st Class Transporter)
IJN No. 1 Class Landing Ship (1st Class Transporter)
Amphibious Assault Vessel
#36
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Shimakaze
IJN Shimakaze
Destroyer Warship
#37
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Shinano
IJN Shinano
Aircraft Carrier
#38
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Shoho
IJN Shoho
Converted Light Carrier
#39
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Shokaku
IJN Shokaku
Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier
#40
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Taiho
IJN Taiho
Aircraft Carrier
#41
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Type C (class)
IJN Type C (class)
Destroyer Escort
#42
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Yamato
IJN Yamato
Battleship
#43
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Zuiho
IJN Zuiho
Converted Light Carrier
#44
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Zuikaku
IJN Zuikaku
Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier
#45
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Kaiten (Reverse Destiny)
Kaiten (Reverse Destiny)
Midget Submarine / Manned Suicide Torpedo
#46
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KMS Bismarck
KMS Bismarck
Battleship
#47
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KMS Tirpitz
KMS Tirpitz
Battleship
#48
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Landing Craft Infantry (Large) (LCI(L))
Landing Craft Infantry (Large) (LCI(L))
Amphibious Assault Ship
#49
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Landing Ship, Tank Mk II (LST2)
Landing Ship, Tank Mk II (LST2)
Amphibious Assault Transport Vessel
#50
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Littorio (Italia)
Littorio (Italia)
Battleship
#51
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Neger
Neger
Manned Torpedo Carrier / Assault Boat
#52
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the ORP Jastrzab
ORP Jastrzab
Attack Submarine
#53
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Roma
Roma
Battleship
#54
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SS John W. Brown B4611
SS John W. Brown B4611
Cargo Ship Vessel
#55
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Type XXI U-Boat
Type XXI U-Boat
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#56
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Type XXIII U-Boat
Type XXIII U-Boat
Coastal Attack Submarine
#57
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Type XXVII Seehund (Seal)
Type XXVII Seehund (Seal)
Midget Submarine
#58
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the U-boat U-505 (Type IXC)
U-boat U-505 (Type IXC)
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#59
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USCGC Eagle (WIX-327)
USCGC Eagle (WIX-327)
Three-Masted Sail Training Barque
#60
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Alabama (BB-60)
USS Alabama (BB-60)
Battleship
#61
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Alamance (AKA-75)
USS Alamance (AKA-75)
Attack Cargo Ship
#62
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Antietam (CV-36)
USS Antietam (CV-36)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#63
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Appalachian (AGC-1)
USS Appalachian (AGC-1)
Amphibious Force Flagship Vessel
#64
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Attu (CVE-102)
USS Attu (CVE-102)
Escort Aircraft Carrier
#65
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116)
USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116)
Conventionally-Powered Escort Aircraft Carrier
#66
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Balao (SS-285)
USS Balao (SS-285)
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#67
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Bluefish (SS-222)
USS Bluefish (SS-222)
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#68
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Bogue (CVE-9)
USS Bogue (CVE-9)
Escort Carrier / Aircraft Carrier Warship
#69
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)
USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#70
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Bowfin (SS-287)
USS Bowfin (SS-287)
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#71
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Cabot (CVL-28)
USS Cabot (CVL-28)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#72
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Canberra (CA-70)
USS Canberra (CA-70)
Heavy Cruiser / Missile Cruiser Warship
#73
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Clamagore (SS-343)
USS Clamagore (SS-343)
Diesel-Electric Attack / Surviellance Submarine
#74
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Cleveland (CL-55)
USS Cleveland (CL-55)
Light Cruiser Warship
#75
1947
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#76
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
Comventilonally-Powered Light Aircraft Carrier
#77
1948
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Des Moines (CA-134)
USS Des Moines (CA-134)
Heavy Cruiser Warship
#78
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Dixmude (A-609)
USS Dixmude (A-609)
Aircraft Transport / Escort Carrier
#79
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Drum (SS-228)
USS Drum (SS-228)
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#80
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Essex (CV-9)
USS Essex (CV-9)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#81
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Fall River (CA-131)
USS Fall River (CA-131)
Heavy Cruiser Warship
#82
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Fletcher (DD-445)
USS Fletcher (DD-445)
Destroyer Warship / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Platform
#83
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Franklin (CV-13)
USS Franklin (CV-13)
Escort Aircraft Carrier
#84
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#85
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Gato (SS-212)
USS Gato (SS-212)
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#86
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Gleaves (DD-423)
USS Gleaves (DD-423)
Destroyer Warship
#87
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Growler (SS-215)
USS Growler (SS-215)
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#88
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Grunion (SS-216)
USS Grunion (SS-216)
Conventionally-Powered Attack Submarine
#89
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60)
USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60)
Escort Carrier
#90
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Hancock (CV-19)
USS Hancock (CV-19)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#91
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Harris (APA-2)
USS Harris (APA-2)
Attack Transport Ship
#92
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Hornet (CV-12)
USS Hornet (CV-12)
Aircraft Carrier
#93
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Hornet (CV-8)
USS Hornet (CV-8)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#94
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Improve (AM-247)
USS Improve (AM-247)
Minesweeper / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Vessel
#95
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Independence (CVL-22)
USS Independence (CVL-22)
Conventionally-Powered Light Aircraft Carrier
#96
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Indiana (BB-58)
USS Indiana (BB-58)
Battleship
#97
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Intrepid (CV-11)
USS Intrepid (CV-11)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#98
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Iowa (BB-61)
USS Iowa (BB-61)
Battleship
#99
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS John C. Butler (DE-339)
USS John C. Butler (DE-339)
Destroyer Escort Warship
#100
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Joseph P Kennedy, Jr (DD-850)
USS Joseph P Kennedy, Jr (DD-850)
Destroyer
#101
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)
USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)
Escort Carrier
#102
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Kearsarge (CV-33)
USS Kearsarge (CV-33)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#103
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Laffey (DD-459)
USS Laffey (DD-459)
Destroyer Warship
#104
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Laffey (DD-724)
USS Laffey (DD-724)
Destroyer Warship
#105
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Lake Champlain (CV-39)
USS Lake Champlain (CV-39)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#106
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Langley (CVL-27)
USS Langley (CVL-27)
Conventionall-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#107
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Ling (SS-297)
USS Ling (SS-297)
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#108
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Lionfish (SS-298)
USS Lionfish (SS-298)
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#109
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
Escort Aircraft Carrier
#110
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Little Rock (CL-92 / CLG-4 / CG-4)
USS Little Rock (CL-92 / CLG-4 / CG-4)
Light Cruiser / Guided Missile Cruiser Warship
#111
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Massachusetts (BB-59)
USS Massachusetts (BB-59)
Fast Battleship Warship
#112
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS McCalla (DD-488)
USS McCalla (DD-488)
Destroyer Warship
#113
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Midway (CV-41)
USS Midway (CV-41)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#114
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Missouri (BB-63)
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Battleship
#115
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Montana (BB-67)
USS Montana (BB-67)
Battleship
#116
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS New Jersey (BB-62)
USS New Jersey (BB-62)
Battleship
#117
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Newport News (CA-148)
USS Newport News (CA-148)
Heavy Cruiser Warship
#118
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS North Carolina (BB-55)
USS North Carolina (BB-55)
Fast Battleship
#119
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS O'Hare (DD-889)
USS O'Hare (DD-889)
Destroyer Warship / Radar Picket Ship
#120
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Oklahoma City (CL-91)
USS Oklahoma City (CL-91)
Light Cruiser Warship
#121
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Pillsbury (DE-133)
USS Pillsbury (DE-133)
Destroyer Escort Warship
#122
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Piranha (SS-389)
USS Piranha (SS-389)
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#123
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Providence (CL-82)
USS Providence (CL-82)
Light Cruiser Warship
#124
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Ray (SS-271)
USS Ray (SS-271)
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine / Radar Picket Submarine
#125
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Rochester (CA-124)
USS Rochester (CA-124)
Heavy Cruiser
#126
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Rudderow (DE-224)
USS Rudderow (DE-224)
Destroyer Escort Warship
#127
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Salem (CA-139)
USS Salem (CA-139)
Heavy Cruiser Warship
#128
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)
USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)
Destroyer Escort
#129
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS San Diego (CL-53) (CLAA-53)
USS San Diego (CL-53) (CLAA-53)
Light Cruiser / Light Anti-Aircraft Cruiser
#130
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
Light Aircraft Carrier
#131
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Serpens (AK-97)
USS Serpens (AK-97)
Cargo Ship
#132
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)
USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)
Escort Aircraft Carrier
#133
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Shangri-La (CV-38)
USS Shangri-La (CV-38)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#134
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS South Dakota (BB-57)
USS South Dakota (BB-57)
Battleship
#135
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)
USS St. Lo (CVE-63)
Escort Aircraft Carrier
#136
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Taconic (AGC-17)
USS Taconic (AGC-17)
Amphibious Force Command Ship
#137
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Tench (SS-417)
USS Tench (SS-417)
Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
#138
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#139
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Toledo (CA-133)
USS Toledo (CA-133)
Heavy Cruiser Warship
#140
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS United States (CVA-58)
USS United States (CVA-58)
Proposed Coventionally-Powered Bomber Carrier / Supercarrier
#141
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Wahoo (SS-238)
USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Attack Submarine
#142
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Wainwright (DD-419)
USS Wainwright (DD-419)
Destroyer Warship
#143
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Washington (BB-56)
USS Washington (BB-56)
Battleship
#144
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Wasp (CV-7)
USS Wasp (CV-7)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#145
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
Battleship
#146
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Wolverine (IX-64)
USS Wolverine (IX-64)
Aviator Training Aircraft Carrier
#147
1948
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Worcester (CL-144)
USS Worcester (CL-144)
Light Cruiser Warship
#148
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Wrangell (AE-12)
USS Wrangell (AE-12)
Ammunition Ship
#149
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Yorktown (CV-10 / CVA-10 / CVS-10)
USS Yorktown (CV-10 / CVA-10 / CVS-10)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
#150
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Vittorio Veneto
Vittorio Veneto
Battleship