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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 25

Image Nationality Name Pennant/Designation Warship Class Type ID
Soviet Union Admiral Makarov Leipzig Cruiser 158325
Soviet Union Arkhangelsk Revenge Battleship 156846
Soviet Union Baku Leningrad Destroyer 156850
Soviet Union Chervona Ukraina Profintern Cruiser 156863
Soviet Union Engels L67 Orfey Destroyer 164393
Soviet Union Gromkiy Gnevnyi Destroyer 156897
Soviet Union K-3 K-3 K-Class (Cruiser) Submarine 159494
Soviet Union Kirov Kirov Cruiser 157026
Soviet Union Krasni Krym Profintern Cruiser 157031
Soviet Union Krazny Kavkaz Krasnyi Kavkaz Cruiser 157032
Soviet Union Leningrad Moskva Carrier 163440
Soviet Union Marat Gangut Battleship 157045
Soviet Union Molotov Kirov Cruiser 157050
Soviet Union Moskva Moskva Carrier 163439
Soviet Union Moskva Leningrad Destroyer 157053
Soviet Union Murmansk Omaha Cruiser 158201
Soviet Union Oktyabrskaya Revolutsia Gangut Battleship 157066
Soviet Union Parizhkaya Kommuna Gangut Battleship 157073
Soviet Union Petropavlovsk Admiral Hipper Cruiser 157075
Soviet Union S-13 S-13 S-Class (Srednyaya) Submarine 157092
Soviet Union Silnyi Storozhevoi Destroyer 157102
Soviet Union Sovyetskiy Soyuz Sovyetskiy Soyuz Battleship 157104
Soviet Union Sovyetskiy Ukraina Sovyetskiy Soyuz Battleship 159536
Soviet Union Stalingrad Z15 Condottieri Cruiser 159598
Soviet Union Tashkent Tashkent Destroyer 157115