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Naval battles have littered much of modern history with the victor usually going on to achieve greater control and influence.

Naval warfare has evolved since the days of the old wood-and-sail creations that dotted the oceans. Once iron became a viable protection scheme, the ironclad was born and this forever changed the warplanner's approach to naval combat - particularly as seen in the American Civil War. From this evolution sparked a new one shortly thereafter as the steel capital ship was born and, from this, the all-big-gun, steam-powered vessels came into being. The battleship reigned over the high seas for a good part of modern naval history until supplanted by the aircraft carrier in World War 2 (1939-1945). Alongside this development was the submarine which graduated from the limited diesel-electric types to nuclear-powered models capable of indefinite range and long-range attacks.
CSS Virginia 1862
1800-1899
USS Kearsarge BB5
1900-1909
HMS Warspite
1910-1919
USS Langley
1920-1929
IJN Takao
1930-1939
USS Alabama
1940-1949
Foxtrot submarine
1950-1959
FS Jeane d Arc R97
1960-1969
BNS Constituicao F42
1970-1979
Admiral Levchenko 605
1980-1989
CNS Harbin 112
`990-1999
TCG Akcay M270
2000-2009
CNS Liaoning 16
2010-2019
Type 26 destroyer
2020-2029
French Aircraft Carrier 2038
2030-2039
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