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Warship Classes

Warships Throughout Time

A warship or combatant ship is a naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare. Usually they belong to the armed forces of a state. As well as being armed, warships are designed to withstand damage and are usually faster and more maneuverable than merchant ships. Unlike a merchant ship, which carries cargo, a warship typically carries only weapons, ammunition and supplies for its crew. Warships usually belong to a navy, though they have also been operated by individuals, cooperatives and corporations.

In wartime, the distinction between warships and merchant ships is often blurred. In war, merchant ships are often armed and used as auxiliary warships, such as the Q-ships of the First World War and the armed merchant cruisers of the Second World War. Until the 17th century it was common for merchant ships to be pressed into naval service and not unusual for more than half a fleet to be composed of merchant ships. Until the threat of piracy subsided in the 19th century, it was normal practice to arm larger merchant ships such as galleons. Warships have also often been used as troop carriers or supply ships, such as by the French Navy in the 18th century or the Japanese Navy during the Second World War.
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Total items in database: 371. Total items on page 65

Image Primary Country Name Type Period Number Completed First Commisioned ID
Japan A-150 Battleship World War II 170873
Japan Agano Cruiser World War II 4 156452
Japan Akagi Carrier World War II 0 156454
Japan Akatsuki Destroyer World War II 4 156455
Japan Akitsu Maru World War II 0 156456
Japan Akitsuki Destroyer World War II 0 156457
Japan Akizuki Destroyer World War II 12 1942 159954
Japan Amagi Battleship World War II 156462
Japan Aoba Cruiser World War II 2 1927 156464
Japan Asahi Battleship World War I 1 1900 171433
Japan Asashio Destroyer World War II 10 1939 159953
Japan B1 Class Submarine World War II 0 156471
Japan Chikuma Cruiser World War I 3 1912 158221
Japan Chitose World War II 0 156492
Japan Fubuki Destroyer World War II 24 1928 158344
Japan Furutaka Cruiser World War II 2 1925 156530
Japan Fusō Battleship World War I 2 1915 156531
Japan Hatsuharu Destroyer World War II 6 1933 158345
Japan Hiryū Carrier World War II 1 1939 158342
Japan Hiyo Carrier World War II 0 156548
Japan Hōshō Carrier World War II 1 156550
Japan Ibuki Cruiser World War I 2 1909 160903
Japan Idzumo Cruiser World War II 0 156552
Japan Ise Battleship World War I 2 1917 156558
Japan Kaga Carrier World War II 1 1928 156565
Japan Kagerō Destroyer World War II 19 1939 156567
Japan Kaichū Submarine World War II 0 156564
Japan Kamikaze Destroyer World War II 9 1921 156568
Japan Katori Battleship World War I 2 1906 171431
Japan Kawachi Battleship World War I 2 1912 171429
Japan Kinai Maru World War II 0 156569
Japan Kongō Battleship World War I 4 1913 156572
Japan Kuma Cruiser World War II 5 1920 156576
Japan Matsu Destroyer World War II 0 156591
Japan Mikasa Battleship World War I 1 1902 171432
Japan Mogami Cruiser World War II 4 1935 156594
Japan Mutsuki Destroyer World War II 12 1928 159955
Japan Myōkō Cruiser World War II 4 1928 156596
Japan Nagara Cruiser World War II 6 1920 156597
Japan Nagato Battleship World War II 2 1920 156598
Japan No.1-class landing ship World War II 0 156660
Japan Oyodo Cruiser World War II 1 156607
Japan Ryūjō Carrier World War II 1 1931 156628
Japan Satsuma Battleship World War I 2 1909 171430
Japan Sendai Cruiser World War II 3 1924 156635
Japan Shimakaze Destroyer World War II 0 156639
Japan Shinano Carrier World War II 0 156640
Japan Shiratsuyu Destroyer World War II 10 1933 156641
Japan Shōkaku Carrier World War II 2 1941 156642
Japan Sōryū Carrier World War II 0 1937 156645
Japan ST Class Submarine World War II 3 1945 156651
Japan STO Submarine World War II 3 1944 156652
Japan Taiho Carrier World War II 0 156662
Japan Taiyō Carrier World War II 3 156663
Japan Takao Cruiser World War II 4 1932 156664
Japan Tenryū Cruiser World War II 2 1919 156668
Japan Tone Cruiser World War II 2 1938 156669
Japan Tosa Battleship World War II 156566
Japan Tsukuba Cruiser World War I 2 1909 160904
Japan Type B-65 Battleship Battleship World War II 156675
Japan Unryū Carrier World War II 3 1944 156689
Japan Yamato Battleship World War II 2 1941 156697
Japan Yubari Cruiser World War II 0 156699
Japan Yūgumo Destroyer World War II 19 1941 160038
Japan Zuiho Carrier World War II 1 156702