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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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Image Nationality Name Pennant/Designation Warship Class Type ID
United States USS Alabama (BB-60) South Dakota Battleship 157133
United States USS Alaska (CB-1) Alaska Cruiser 157134
United States USS Albacore (SS-218) SS-218 Gato Submarine 158382
United States USS Allen M. Sumner (DD 692) Allen M. Sumner Destroyer 157135
United States USS Arizona (BB-39) BB-39 Pennsylvania Battleship 157137
United States USS Astoria (CA-34) CA-34 New Orleans Cruiser 158784
United States USS Atlanta (CL-51) CL-51 Atlanta Cruiser 157138
United States USS Balao (SS-285) SS-285 Balao Submarine 158478
United States USS Baltimore (CA-68) CA-68 Baltimore Cruiser 157140
United States USS Boise (CL-47) CL-47 Brooklyn Cruiser 157142
United States USS Boston (CA-69) CA-69 Baltimore Cruiser 158788
United States USS Brooklyn (CL-40) CL-40 Brooklyn Cruiser 158082
United States USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) CV-17 Essex Carrier 157143
United States USS California (BB-44) Tennessee Battleship 157144
United States USS Cincinnati (CL-6) CL-6 Omaha Cruiser 158202
United States USS Cleveland (CL-55) CL-55 Cleveland Cruiser 157145
United States USS Columbia (CL-56) CL-56 Cleveland Cruiser 157146
United States USS Concord (CL-10) CL-10 Omaha Cruiser 158205
United States USS Dayton (CL-105) CL-105 Cleveland Cruiser 158931
United States USS Detroit (CL-8) CL-8 Omaha Cruiser 158204
United States USS Drum (SS-228) SS-228 Gato Submarine 158374
United States USS Edsall (DD-219) DD-219 Clemson Destroyer 157147
United States USS Enterprise (CV-6) CV-6 Yorktown Carrier 157148
United States USS Farragut (DD-348) DD-348 Farragut (1934) Destroyer 159235
United States USS Flasher (SS-249) SS-249 Gato Submarine 158409
United States USS Flint (CL-97) CL-97 Atlanta Cruiser 158078
United States USS Floyd B. Parks (DD-884) Gearing Destroyer 157778
United States USS Franklin (CV-13) CV-13 Essex Carrier 163442
United States USS Hammerhead (SS-364) SS-364 Gato Submarine 158448
United States USS Helena (CL-50) CL-50 St. Louis Cruiser 157153
United States USS Honolulu (CL-48) CL-48 Brooklyn Cruiser 158089
United States USS Hornet (CV-8) CV-8 Yorktown Carrier 157156
United States USS Idaho (BB-24) Mississippi Battleship 157236
United States USS Indianapolis (CA-35) CA-35 Portland Cruiser 157159
United States USS Iowa (BB-61) BB-61 Iowa Battleship 157161
United States USS Juneau (CL-52) CL-52 Atlanta Cruiser 157164
United States USS Kidd (DD-661) DD-661 Fletcher Destroyer 157165
United States USS Laffey (DD 724) Allen M. Sumner Destroyer 157166
United States USS Lexington Lexington Carrier 156755
United States USS Lexington (CV-16) CV-16 Essex Carrier 163445
United States USS Marblehead (CL-12) CL-12 Omaha Cruiser 157169
United States USS Maryland (BB-46) Colorado Battleship 157170
United States USS Massachusetts (BB-59) South Dakota Battleship 157171
United States USS Memphis (CL-13) CL-13 Omaha Cruiser 158207
United States USS Milwaukee (CL-5) CL-5 Omaha Cruiser 158200
United States USS Minneapolis (CA-36) CA-36 New Orleans Cruiser 158785
United States USS Mississippi (BB-41) New Mexico Battleship 157173
United States USS Missouri (BB-63) Iowa Battleship 157174
United States USS Moffett (DD-362) Porter Destroyer 157530
United States USS Monaghan (DD-354) DD-354 Farragut (1934) Destroyer 157175
United States USS Montana (BB-67) Montana Battleship 157176
United States USS Montpelier (CL-57) CL-57 Cleveland Cruiser 157177
United States USS Nashville (CL-43) CL-43 Brooklyn Cruiser 158087
United States USS New Jersey (BB-62) Iowa Battleship 157180
United States USS New Orleans (CA-32) CA-32 New Orleans Cruiser 157181
United States USS North Carolina (BB-55) North Carolina Battleship 157182
United States USS Oakland (CL-95) CL-95 Atlanta Cruiser 158076
United States USS Omaha (CL-4) CL-4 Omaha Cruiser 158199
United States USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) BB-38 Pennsylvania Battleship 157184
United States USS Phelps (DD 360) DD-360 Porter Destroyer 157185
United States USS Portland (CA-33) CA-33 Portland Cruiser 158780
United States USS Quincy (CA-39) CA-39 New Orleans Cruiser 158783
United States USS Quincy (CA-71) CA-71 Baltimore Cruiser 157188
United States USS Raleigh (CL-7) CL-7 Omaha Cruiser 158203
United States USS Randolph (CV-15) CV-15 Essex Carrier 163444
United States USS Ranger (CV-3) Ranger Carrier 161192
United States USS Reno (CL-96) CL-96 Atlanta Cruiser 158077
United States USS Richmond (CL-9) CL-9 Omaha Cruiser 157189
United States USS Robert K. Huntington (DD-781) DD-781 Allen M. Sumner Destroyer 157350
United States USS Salmon (SS-182) SS-182 Salmon Submarine 158472
United States USS San Diego (CL-53) CL-53 Atlanta Cruiser 157192
United States USS San Francisco (CA-38) CA-38 New Orleans Cruiser 157193
United States USS San Juan (CL-54) CL-54 Atlanta Cruiser 158075
United States USS Sangamon (CVE-26) CVE-26 Cimarron Carrier 160964
United States USS Saratoga (CV 3) CV-3 Lexington Carrier 157194
United States USS Savannah (CL-42) CL-42 Brooklyn Cruiser 158086
United States USS Seadragon (SS-194) SS-194 Sargo Submarine 158467
United States USS Seawolf (SS-197) SS-197 Sargo Submarine 158470
United States USS Silversides (SS-236) SS-236 Gato Submarine 157195
United States USS South Dakota (BB-57) BB-57 South Dakota Battleship 157196
United States USS St. Louis (CL-49) CL-49 St. Louis Cruiser 158080
United States USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) CV-14 Essex Carrier 163443
United States USS Trenton (CL-11) CL-11 Omaha Cruiser 158206
United States USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) CA-37 New Orleans Cruiser 158786
United States USS Vincennes (CA-44) CA-44 New Orleans Cruiser 158787
United States USS Washington (BB-56) BB-56 North Carolina Battleship 157204
United States USS Wasp (CV 7) Wasp Carrier 157205
United States USS Wichita (CA-45) CA-45 Wichita Cruiser 158781
United States USS Yorktown (CV 5) Yorktown Carrier 157208
Canada HMCS Algonquin R17 U and V Class Destroyer 156917
Canada HMCS Haida Tribal Destroyer 156918
Canada HMCS Ottawa G-H-I Class Destroyer 163087
Canada HMCS Sioux R64 U and V Class Destroyer 158617
Canada HMCS Skeena D59 A and B Class Destroyer 159545
Germany Admiral Graf Spee Deutschland Cruiser 156829
Germany Admiral Scheer Deutschland Cruiser 156832
Germany Bismarck Bismarck Battleship 156853
Germany Emden Emden Cruiser 156880
Germany Europa Europa Carrier 156883
Germany Graf Zeppelin Graf Zeppelin Carrier 156896
Germany Leipzig Leipzig Cruiser 157036
Germany Moltke P-Class Cruiser 157051
Germany Nürnberg Leipzig Cruiser 157064
Germany Scharnhorst Scharnhorst Battleship 157093
Germany Seydlitz Admiral Hipper Cruiser 159944
Germany Tirpitz Bismarck Battleship 157118
Germany U-2511 Type XXI Submarine 157123
Germany U-505 Type IXC Submarine 157127
Germany U-67 Type IXC Submarine 160021
Germany Weser Admiral Hipper Carrier 157214
Germany ZG3 G-H-I Class Destroyer 157229
France Albatros Aigle Destroyer 158015
France Alsace Alsace Battleship 156838
France Bearn Bearn Carrier 156851
France Brestois l'Adroit Destroyer 156856
France Commandant Teste Commandant Teste Auxiliary 156869
France Dunkerque Dunkerque Battleship 156877
France Épervier Aigle Destroyer 158017
France Gerfaut Aigle Destroyer 158016
France L'Audacieux Le Fantasque Destroyer 157789
France L'Indomptable Le Fantasque Destroyer 157788
France La Fantasque Le Fantasque Destroyer 157034
France Le Terrible Le Fantasque Destroyer 157035
France Le Triomphant Le Fantasque Destroyer 157790
France Milan Aigle Destroyer 157048
France Painlevé Joffre Carrier 157072
France Strasbourg Dunkerque Battleship 157105
France Valour Aigle Destroyer 158014
Spain C-2 C-2 C Class (Spanish Submarine) Submarine 159833
Spain C-3 C-3 C Class (Spanish Submarine) Submarine 159836
Spain C-4 C-4 C Class (Spanish Submarine) Submarine 159837
Spain C-5 C-5 C Class (Spanish Submarine) Submarine 159838
Spain C-6 C-6 C Class (Spanish Submarine) Submarine 159839
Spain Isaac Peral C-1 C Class (Spanish Submarine) Submarine 159835
Japan Abukuma Nagara Cruiser 163091
Japan Agano Agano Cruiser 156833
Japan Akishimo Yūgumo Destroyer 163401
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 Chiyoda Chitose Auxiliary 156866
Japan Daihatsu Landing Craft Daihatsu Auxiliary 156873
Japan Fubuki Fubuki Destroyer 163167
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 Hayanami Yūgumo Destroyer 163396
Japan Hōshō Hōshō Carrier 156992
Japan Hyūga Ise Battleship 157003
Japan I-15 B1 Class Submarine 159350
Japan Isokaze Kagerō Destroyer 157014
Japan Jintsu Sendai Cruiser 157016
Japan Kaga Kaga Carrier 157020
Japan Kagerō Kagerō Destroyer 163390
Japan Kawakaze Shiratsuyu Destroyer 159951
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 Mogami Mogami Cruiser 157049
Japan Murasame Shiratsuyu Destroyer 157054
Japan Musashi Yamato Battleship 157055
Japan Mutsu Nagato Battleship 157056
Japan Myōkō Myōkō Cruiser 157058
Japan Nagara Nagara Cruiser 157060
Japan Noshiro Agano Cruiser 158011
Japan Ōi Kuma Cruiser 157065
Japan Oyashio Kagerō Destroyer 163393
Japan Sakawa Agano Cruiser 158012
Japan Samidare Shiratsuyu Destroyer 159945
Japan Shigure Shiratsuyu Destroyer 157096
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 Tama Kuma Cruiser 159221
Japan Tone Tone Cruiser 157119
Japan Umikaze Shiratsuyu Destroyer 159949
Japan Yahagi Agano Cruiser 157215
Japan Yamakaze Shiratsuyu Destroyer 159950
Japan Yamato Yamato Battleship 157217
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
The Netherlands Hr. Ms. Jacob van Heemskerck Tromp Cruiser 156995
The Netherlands Hr. Ms. Sumatra Java Cruiser 158339
The Netherlands Hr. Ms. Tjerk Hiddes G16 J-K-N Class Destroyer 159241
The Netherlands Hr. Ms. Tromp Tromp Cruiser 156998
The Netherlands Hr. Ms. Zvaardvisch S814 T Class Submarine 157000
United Kingdom HMCS Keith D59 A and B Class Destroyer 159547
United Kingdom HMS Acasta H09 A and B Class Destroyer 159537
United Kingdom HMS Achates H12 A and B Class Destroyer 159538
United Kingdom HMS Acheron H45 A and B Class Destroyer 159544
United Kingdom HMS Active H14 A and B Class Destroyer 159539
United Kingdom HMS Ajax 22 Leander Cruiser 156928
United Kingdom HMS Anson 79 King George V Battleship 160455
United Kingdom HMS Antelope H36 A and B Class Destroyer 159540
United Kingdom HMS Anthony H40 A and B Class Destroyer 159541
United Kingdom HMS Apollo Abdiel Auxiliary 157241
United Kingdom HMS Ardent H41 A and B Class Destroyer 159542
United Kingdom HMS Argus K-3 Argus Carrier 159496
United Kingdom HMS Ark Royal 91 Ark Royal Carrier 156929
United Kingdom HMS Arrow H42 A and B Class Destroyer 159543
United Kingdom HMS Belfast C35 Town Cruiser 156932
United Kingdom HMS Black Prince 81 Dido Cruiser 156933
United Kingdom HMS Duke of York 17 King George V Battleship 156937
United Kingdom HMS Electra  (DD)      H27 E and F Class Destroyer 156939
United Kingdom HMS Exeter York Cruiser 156942
United Kingdom HMS Gallant H59 G-H-I Class Destroyer 163072
United Kingdom HMS Garland H37 G-H-I Class Destroyer 163073
United Kingdom HMS Gipsy H63 G-H-I Class Destroyer 163075
United Kingdom HMS Glowworm H92 G-H-I Class Destroyer 156946
United Kingdom HMS Grenade H86 G-H-I Class Destroyer 163083
United Kingdom HMS Grenville H03 G-H-I Class Destroyer 163084
United Kingdom HMS Grenville R97 U and V Class Destroyer 158616
United Kingdom HMS Greyhound H05 G-H-I Class Destroyer 163085
United Kingdom HMS Greyhound H31 G-H-I Class Destroyer 163086
United Kingdom HMS Halcyon J42 Halcyon Auxiliary 163145
United Kingdom HMS Hardy (H87) H87 G-H-I Class Destroyer 163088
United Kingdom HMS Hardy (R08) R08 U and V Class Destroyer 158771
United Kingdom HMS Harvester H19 G-H-I Class Destroyer 163139
United Kingdom HMS Hawkins D86 Hawkins Cruiser 156947
United Kingdom HMS Hermes 95 Hermes Carrier 156948
United Kingdom HMS Hood 51 Admiral Battleship 156949
United Kingdom HMS Howe 32 King George V Battleship 160456
United Kingdom HMS Illustrious 87 Illustrious Carrier 156950
United Kingdom HMS Jackal F22 J-K-N Class Destroyer 163361
United Kingdom HMS Jaguar F34 J-K-N Class Destroyer 163362
United Kingdom HMS Janus F53 J-K-N Class Destroyer 163364
United Kingdom HMS Javelin F61 J-K-N Class Destroyer 156953
United Kingdom HMS Jersey F72 J-K-N Class Destroyer 163365
United Kingdom HMS Jervis F00 J-K-N Class Destroyer 163360
United Kingdom HMS Juno F46 J-K-N Class Destroyer 163363
United Kingdom HMS Jupiter F85 J-K-N Class Destroyer 163366
United Kingdom HMS King George V 41 King George V Battleship 156956
United Kingdom HMS Lance G87 L and M Class Destroyer 163188
United Kingdom HMS Legion G74 L and M Class Destroyer 156958
United Kingdom HMS Lion Lion Battleship 156959
United Kingdom HMS Lively G40 L and M Class Destroyer 163185
United Kingdom HMS Liverpool C11 Town Cruiser 158327
United Kingdom HMS Nelson 28 Nelson Battleship 156962
United Kingdom HMS Neptune 20 Leander Cruiser 158933
United Kingdom HMS Norfolk 78 County Cruiser 163180
United Kingdom HMS Orion 85 Leander Cruiser 158932
United Kingdom HMS Prince of Wales 53 King George V Battleship 156964
United Kingdom HMS Rodney Nelson Battleship 156969
United Kingdom HMS Royal Oak Revenge Battleship 156970
United Kingdom HMS Royal Sovereign 05 Revenge Battleship 158009
United Kingdom HMS Sheffield C24 Town Cruiser 156974
United Kingdom HMS Temeraire Lion Battleship 156978
United Kingdom HMS Truculent T Class Submarine 156981
United Kingdom HMS Ulster R83 U and V Class Destroyer 158761
United Kingdom HMS Ulysses R69 U and V Class Destroyer 158762
United Kingdom HMS Undaunted R53 U and V Class Destroyer 158763
United Kingdom HMS Undine R42 U and V Class Destroyer 158764
United Kingdom HMS Ursa R22 U and V Class Destroyer 158765
United Kingdom HMS Vanguard 23 Vanguard Battleship 160457
United Kingdom HMS Venus R50 U and V Class Destroyer 157240
United Kingdom HMS Verulam R28 U and V Class Destroyer 158768
United Kingdom HMS Vigilant R93 U and V Class Destroyer 158769
United Kingdom HMS Virago R75 U and V Class Destroyer 158770
United Kingdom HMS Volage R41 U and V Class Destroyer 158772
United Kingdom HMS York 90 York Cruiser 156988
Australia HMAS Adelaide Birmingham Cruiser 156905
Australia HMAS Hobart D63 Leander Cruiser 158934
Australia HMAS Nizam G38 J-K-N Class Destroyer 156911
Australia HMAS Perth D29 Leander Cruiser 156912
Australia HMAS Sydney D48 Leander Cruiser 156915
Greece Georgios Averof Pisa Cruiser 157233
Greece Lemnos Mississippi Battleship 157237
Greece Vasilefs Georgios G-H-I Class Destroyer 159548
Greece Vasilissa Olga G-H-I Class Destroyer 157210
Italy Alberto da Giussano Condottieri Cruiser 159599
Italy Atropo Foca Submarine 159664
Italy Axum Adua Submarine 156849
Italy Bolzano Bolzano Cruiser 156855
Italy Emanuele Filiberto Duca d'Aosta Condottieri Cruiser 156875
Italy Foca Foca Submarine 159663
Italy Francesco Caracciolo Caracciolo Battleship 156885
Italy Pietro Orseolo Andrea Gritti Auxiliary 159527
Italy Trento Trento Cruiser 159596
Italy Trieste Trento Cruiser 159597
Italy Zara Zara Cruiser 157228
Italy Zoea Foca Submarine 159665
New Zealand HMNZS Achilles 70 Leander Cruiser 156927
New Zealand HMNZS Kiwi T102 Bird Auxiliary 159841
New Zealand HMNZS Leander 75 Leander Cruiser 156926
Soviet Union Arkhangelsk Revenge Battleship 156846
Soviet Union K-3 K-3 K-Class (Cruiser) Submarine 159494
Soviet Union Murmansk Omaha Cruiser 158201
Soviet Union Petropavlovsk Admiral Hipper Cruiser 157075
Soviet Union S-13 S-13 S-Class (Srednyaya) Submarine 157092
Soviet Union Sovyetskiy Soyuz Sovyetskiy Soyuz Battleship 157104
Soviet Union Sovyetskiy Ukraina Sovyetskiy Soyuz Battleship 159536
Turkey Sultanhisar G-H-I Class Destroyer 157107