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Warships

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 collection: 1346. Total items on page 114

Image Nationality Name Pennant/Designation Warship Class Type ID
Japan A-Go Mogami Mogami Cruiser 156828
Japan Abukuma Nagara Cruiser 163091
Japan Agano Agano Cruiser 156833
Japan Akagi Akagi Carrier 156834
Japan Akishimo Yūgumo Destroyer 163401
Japan Akitsu Maru Akitsu Maru Auxiliary 156835
Japan Akitsuki Akitsuki Destroyer 156836
Japan Amagi Amagi Battleship 156839
Japan Aoba Aoba Cruiser 156842
Japan Asashimo Yūgumo Destroyer 163398
Japan Asashio Asashio Destroyer 163104
Japan Ashigara Myōkō Cruiser 163219
Japan Atago Takao Cruiser 156847
Japan Chikuma Tone Cruiser 156864
Japan Chitose Chitose Auxiliary 156865
Japan Chiyoda Chitose Auxiliary 156866
Japan Chōkai Takao Cruiser 164879
Japan Coral Sea Zuikaku Shōkaku Carrier 156871
Japan Daihatsu Landing Craft Daihatsu Auxiliary 156873
Japan Fubuki Fubuki Destroyer 163167
Japan Furutaka Furutaka Cruiser 156887
Japan Fuso Fusō Battleship 156888
Japan Haguro Myōkō Cruiser 156898
Japan Harukaze Kamikaze Destroyer 156899
Japan Haruna Kongō Battleship 156900
Japan Harusame Shiratsuyu Destroyer 159948
Japan Hatsukaze Kagerō Destroyer 156901
Japan Hatsuzuki Akitsuki Destroyer 156902
Japan Hayanami Yūgumo Destroyer 163396
Japan Hiei Kongō Battleship 156903
Japan Hiryū Hiryū Carrier 158343
Japan Hiyo Hiyo Carrier 156904
Japan Hōshō Hōshō Carrier 156992
Japan Hyūga Ise Battleship 157003
Japan I-15 B1 Class Submarine 159350
Japan I-19 B1 Class Submarine 157004
Japan I-201 ST Class Submarine 157005
Japan I-25 B1 Class Submarine 157006
Japan I-26 B1 Class Submarine 157007
Japan I-400 STO Submarine 157008
Japan Idzumo Idzumo Cruiser 157009
Japan Inazuma Akatsuki Destroyer 157012
Japan Ise Ise Battleship 157013
Japan Isokaze Kagerō Destroyer 157014
Japan Jintsu Sendai Cruiser 157016
Japan Junyo Hiyo Carrier 157018
Japan Kaga Kaga Carrier 157020
Japan Kagerō Kagerō Destroyer 163390
Japan Kawakaze Shiratsuyu Destroyer 159951
Japan Kinai Maru Kinai Maru Auxiliary 157023
Japan Kinugasa Aoba Cruiser 157024
Japan Kirishima Kongō Battleship 157025
Japan Kiso Kuma Cruiser 159223
Japan Kitakami Kuma Cruiser 159222
Japan Kongō Kongō Battleship 157028
Japan Kuma Kuma Cruiser 159220
Japan Kumano Mogami Cruiser 157033
Japan Kuroshio Kagerō Destroyer 163392
Japan Matsu Matsu Destroyer 157046
Japan Maya Takao Cruiser 157047
Japan Mogami Mogami Cruiser 157049
Japan Murasame Shiratsuyu Destroyer 157054
Japan Musashi Yamato Battleship 157055
Japan Mutsu Nagato Battleship 157056
Japan Mutsuki Mutsuki Destroyer 163183
Japan Myōkō Myōkō Cruiser 157058
Japan Nachi Myōkō Cruiser 157059
Japan Naganami 119 Yūgumo Destroyer 160040
Japan Nagara Nagara Cruiser 157060
Japan Nagato Nagato Battleship 157061
Japan Naka Sendai Cruiser 157062
Japan Noshiro Agano Cruiser 158011
Japan Ōi Kuma Cruiser 157065
Japan Oyashio Kagerō Destroyer 163393
Japan Oyodo Oyodo Cruiser 157071
Japan R0-41 K6 Submarine 157084
Japan R0-50 K6 Submarine 157085
Japan Ryujo Ryūjō Carrier 157091
Japan Sakawa Agano Cruiser 158012
Japan Samidare Shiratsuyu Destroyer 159945
Japan Shigure Shiratsuyu Destroyer 157096
Japan Shimakaze Shimakaze Destroyer 157097
Japan Shinano Shinano Carrier 157098
Japan Shiranui Kagerō Destroyer 163391
Japan Shiratsuyu Shiratsuyu Destroyer 159946
Japan Shōhō Zuiho Carrier 157100
Japan Shōkaku Shōkaku Carrier 157101
Japan Soryu Sōryū Carrier 157103
Japan Suzukaze Shiratsuyu Destroyer 159952
Japan Suzutsuki Akizuki Destroyer 163118
Japan Suzuya Mogami Cruiser 157109
Japan T1 Landing Ship No.1-class landing ship Auxiliary 157110
Japan Taiho Taiho Carrier 157112
Japan Taiyo Taiyo Carrier 157113
Japan Takanami Yūgumo Destroyer 160039
Japan Takao Takao Cruiser 164878
Japan Tama Kuma Cruiser 159221
Japan Tanigawa Type B-65 Battleship Battleship 157114
Japan Tenryu Tenryū Cruiser 157116
Japan Terutsuki Akitsuki Destroyer 157117
Japan Tone Tone Cruiser 157119
Japan Tosa Kaga Battleship 157120
Japan Umikaze Shiratsuyu Destroyer 159949
Japan Unryu Unryū Carrier 157132
Japan Yahagi Agano Cruiser 157215
Japan Yamakaze Shiratsuyu Destroyer 159950
Japan Yamashiro Fusō Battleship 157216
Japan Yamato Yamato Battleship 157217
Japan Yubari Yubari Cruiser 157218
Japan Yūdachi Shiratsuyu Destroyer 159947
Japan Yūgumo 119 Yūgumo Destroyer 160041
Japan Yukikaze Kagerō Destroyer 157219
Japan Zuiho Zuiho Carrier 157230
Japan Zuikaku Shōkaku Carrier 157231