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003a Auxiliary vessels
003b Surface vessels (Pre 1880)
003c Surface vessels (1881-1904)
003d Surface vessels (1905-1919)The year 1905 is marked as a milestone in the Naval architecture. In Great Britain, the HMS Dreadnought was launched, a revolutionary battleship. This ship became a model for all further battleships built.
003e Surface vessels (1920-1939)This period of Naval shipbuilding was limited by the Washington Naval Treaty, London Naval Treaty and the Treaty of Versailles.
003f Surface vessels (1940-1944)
003g Surface vessels (Post 1945)
003m Amphibious vessels
Aircraft carriers
An aircraft carrier is a warship whose main role is to deploy and recover aircrafts, in effect acting as a sea-going airbase.
Battleships
Cruisers - Armored cruisers
Cruisers - Auxiliary cruisers
Cruisers - Battlecruisers
Battlecruisers (short for battleship-cruisers) were large warships of the early 20th century. They evolved from armored cruisers as new technology made it possible to build bigger ships. The main difference was their uniform main armament, compared to armored cruisers which had large and intermediate sized guns. Battlecruisers were of comparable size to a battleship and had the guns of a battleship but substantially thinner armor, the weight saving allowing more powerful engines to be fitted to give it greater speed.

The idea was that the big guns would allow a battlecruiser to take out destroyers and smaller cruisers before the battlecruiser ever got into range of their guns or torpedoes, while their speed would enable them to escape enemy battleships, or to swoop on crippled enemy battleships during a fleet action. The idea was mainly conceived by British admiral Jackie Fisher and summed up in his dictum, "speed is protection" (source: wikipedia)
Cruisers - Heavy cruisers
Cruisers - Light cruisers
A cruiser is a large warship capable of engaging multiple targets simultaneously.
Destroyers
A destroyer is a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet or battle group and defend them against smaller, short-range attackers (originally torpedo boats, later submarines and aircraft). At the beginning of the 21st century, destroyers are the heaviest surface combatants in general use.
Evacuation vessels
Fishery protection vessels
Frigates
The term "frigate" passed out of use in the mid-19th Century and was readopted during World War II by the British to describe an anti-submarine escort vessel larger than a corvette but smaller than a destroyer. Such a vessel had a bit less armament than a destroyer; its lesser grade propulsive machinery would yield a lower top speed; and it could carry far less fuel.
Gunboats
Helicopter carriers
High Speed Vessels
Inshore minesweepers
Landing ship tank
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Light minelayers
Minelayers
Minelayers - Auxiliary Minelayers
Minesweepers
A minesweeper is a military ship designed to locate and destroy naval mines placed in the sea by enemies. The same ships are sometimes used for mine laying.
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Minesweepers - Coastal Minesweeper
Minesweepers - Special Device Minesweepers
Patrol vessels
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Rescue & salvage vessels
See also: Salvage vessels
River patrol vessels
Sail Training vessels
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Submarines
Submarines - Training Submarines
Supply vessels

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