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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.

Warship Class:
Total items in collection: 1346. Total items on page 61

Image Nationality Name Pennant/Designation Warship Class Type ID
Germany Admiral Graf Spee Deutschland Cruiser 156829
Germany Admiral Hipper Admiral Hipper Cruiser 156831
Germany Admiral Scheer Deutschland Cruiser 156832
Germany Bismarck Bismarck Battleship 156853
Germany Blücher Admiral Hipper Cruiser 156854
Germany Cerberus Scharnhorst Scharnhorst Battleship 156862
Germany Deutschland/Lutzow Deutschland Cruiser 156874
Germany Emden Emden Cruiser 156880
Germany Europa Europa Carrier 156883
Germany Friedrich der Grosse H-Class Battleship Battleship 156886
Germany Georg Thiele Z2 Z Class German Destroyer Destroyer 157223
Germany Gneisenau Scharnhorst Battleship 156894
Germany Goeben Moltke Battleship 159530
Germany Graf Zeppelin Graf Zeppelin Carrier 156896
Germany Hermann Kunne Z19 Z Class German Destroyer Destroyer 157222
Germany Karl Galster Z20 Z Class German Destroyer Destroyer 157224
Germany Karlsruhe Königsberg Cruiser 157021
Germany Koln Königsberg Cruiser 157027
Germany Konigsberg Königsberg Cruiser 157029
Germany Kormoran (HSK-8) Kormoran Auxiliary 157030
Germany Leberecht Maass Z1 Z Class German Destroyer Destroyer 163611
Germany Leipzig Leipzig Cruiser 157036
Germany M1 M-Class Minesweeper (1935) Auxiliary 157043
Germany Max Schultz Z3 Z Class German Destroyer Destroyer 163612
Germany Moltke P-Class Cruiser 157051
Germany Moltke Moltke Battleship 159529
Germany Nordmark Dithmarschen Auxiliary 157063
Germany Nürnberg Leipzig Cruiser 157064
Germany Peter Strasser Graf Zeppelin Carrier 157074
No Image Germany Prinz Eugen Admiral Hipper Cruiser 157079
Germany Richard Beitzen Z4 Z Class German Destroyer Destroyer 163613
Germany Scharnhorst Scharnhorst Battleship 157093
Germany Schlesien Deutschland WW1 Battleship 157094
Germany Schleswig-Holstein Deutschland WW1 Battleship 157095
Germany Seydlitz Admiral Hipper Cruiser 159944
Germany T27 Elbing Destroyer 157111
Germany Tirpitz Bismarck Battleship 157118
Germany U-117 Type XB Submarine 157121
Germany U-20 Type IIB Submarine 157122
Germany U-25 Type IA Submarine 156826
Germany U-25 Type IA Submarine 156827
Germany U-2511 Type XXI Submarine 157123
Germany U-459 Type XIV Submarine 157124
Germany U-47 Type VIIB Submarine 157125
Germany U-48 Type VIIB Submarine 157126
Germany U-505 Type IXC Submarine 157127
Germany U-510 Type IXC Submarine 157129
Germany U-549 Type IXC Submarine 160020
Germany U-552 Type VIIC Submarine 157130
Germany U-66 Type IXC Submarine 157131
Germany U-67 Type IXC Submarine 160021
Germany Von der Tann Von der Tann Battleship 159535
Germany Von der Tann P-Class Cruiser 157212
Germany Weser Admiral Hipper Carrier 157214
Germany Z11 Bernd von Arniim Z Class German Destroyer Destroyer 157220
Germany Z18 Hans Ludemann Z Class German Destroyer Destroyer 157221
Germany Z29 Z Class German Destroyer Destroyer 157225
Germany Z32 Z Class German Destroyer Destroyer 157226
Germany Z39 Z Class German Destroyer Destroyer 163610
Germany Z40 Z40 Spahkreuzer Cruiser 157227
Germany ZG3 G-H-I Class Destroyer 157229