Farragut class Guided Missile Destroyers (Frigates) (1958)

US Navy Flag Ten ships (DDG 37 - DDG 46) 1957-93:
USS Farragut, Luce, MacDonough, Coontz, King, Mahan, Dahlgren, William. D. Pratt, Dewey, Preble [wpcode id="40038"]
USS_King_DLG-10_Oahu_10_September_1961 USS King off Oahu in September 1961, freshly commissioned. The Farragut-class were the first were ten USN guided-missile destroyers in the 1950s, creating a brand new branch in the US fleet classification. Second destroyer class named after Admiral David Farragut they were also sometimes called the "Coontz class" as first unit designed and built under project SCB 142. Indeed the other ships of the class were laid down as follows-up of the Forrest Sherman class under SCB 129 and later converted as DDG. They were also referred as Frigates, destroyer leaders or DL/DL but reclassified as Guided-Missile Destroyers after the 1975 reclassification. Apart one exeption their active career started in 1960 and they saw the entire cold war up to its conclusion in 1991, seeing extensive combat service in Vietnam and Mediterranean. They were followed by the Charles F. Adams and seconded by the Leahy class Destroyer leaders/Missile Cruisers.

Design Development

Artist's Impression of the Farragut class in 1958

FY 58 ships and the Schindler Committee proposals

The Farragut class guided missile "destroyers" were constructed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The initial project saw the first three originally armed only with guns. They were indeed designed on the recommendation of the Schindler Committee on the "Long Range Shipbuilding Plan" (1954). This committee argued for the construction of specialized Fast Task Force Escorts mostly tailored for anti-aircraft screening. Sill, they were given good submarine detection, but no ways to sink them, which was the task of dedicated, smaller escorts. USS Humphrey "USS Joshua Humphrey" a 1950 Project reminiscent of the early SCB 129 gun armed destroyers (World of Warships rendition), presented as "an evolution of the Gearing class" The resulting design was an enlarged Forrest Sherman type with four of the new single rapid-fire 5-in/54s and two twin 76mm/50s. ASW weaponry only comprised a single depth-charge track aft and two fixed Hedgehogs forward plus a quintuple torpedo tube bank. A survivance of WW2 concepts it was there to primarily "embarrass enemy heavy units attempting to attack the carrier task force" as digested from the battle of Samar in October 1944. However, throughout the design, installation of Terrier missiles (in development since 1950 for an entry into service in 1953-54) in place of the two after 127mm/54s was looked after as an alternative. Eventually in 1955 the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Carney, decided that half of the new planned FY56 ships were to be built as missile frigates. Admiral Burke which succeeded him decided to futher and have all six FY56 vessels converted back as missiles-carrier escorts ships as missile ships. The planned development of new anti-surface ship torpedoes for this class was also abandoned and the planned quintuple bank which was not studied to operate the new long-range anti-submarine torpedoes of the Makr 32 types, were also cancelled and retired from the design. Meanwhile, some raised the issue of new, fast Soviet nuclear submarines, which threatened Fast Task Forces and compromised the defence provided by the fast fleet escorts. A new redesign followed, at first with rocket-assisted torpedo (RAT) and then ASROC as it was also planned to be introduced. Hence the cancellation of the two forward 127mm/54s, while the sonar was upgraded from the SQS-4 to the far better SQS-23 standard (see below).

A designation headache

Designation became soon a headache. Not only they were also frequently called the Coontz class (DDG 40 Coontz was the first designed and built in the class) and previous ships classified at first as "hunter killer destroyers" (DK), converted on the stocks for the new Terrier SAM and at the same time known as "fleet escorts", they were significantly larger than previous destroyers; So much so, the Navy resurrected the term "frigate" understood as an in-between a cruiser and destroyer. Another early classification was "Destroyer Leader" [DL] was dropped for "Guided Missile Frigate" [DLG] in 1956 as they were completed. Then came the 1975 reclassification as "Guided Missile Destroyer" [DDG] with completely new hull numbers. Of the six ships initially ordered at the same time, the first triplet, USS Farragut, Luce and Macdonough, were numbered after the Mitscher class as DL 6–8 (all gun destroyers) while Coontz, King and Mahan became DLG 1–3 as they mixed a gun and missiles. Both groups were for the admiralty intended to be fast task force air defense, hence the "fleet escort" denomination. A decision was made later (date unknown) to build all six to the Coontz (DLG) standard and renumber them as DLGs 6–11 and including four more, for a ten-ship order, distributed through five shipyards, on 14 November 1956, just three weeks before USS Gyatt became the first USN guided missile destroyer. There is some resemblance in the story of the Gyatt/Livermore with a Navy tradition dictating that a class of like ships take the name of the low-numbered hull; In that case, the Coontz class and later confusingly the “Farragut-Coontz” in part oto differentiate them from the original "gold platters", the 1930s Farraguts. In most publications today, “Farragut” however is the correct standard, and often "missile frigate" added to further differenciate them. USS Coontz off Naples in June 1980 USS Coontz off Naples in June 1980 The ten ships commissioned in 1959–61 emerged first from Bath Iron Works (Dewey and Preble) and the whole class soon find the same roles as the later Charles F. Adams-class. All were comprehensively over twenty years and until 1982. However USS Mahan was the only one to receive the “New Threat Upgrade” (NTU) package. They were pushed to the sortie by the new 1990s Arleigh Burke-class, infinitely more advanced with a state of the art Aegis system. None was even sold abroad, as the systems onboard were already recoignised as obsolete. The term “frigate” applied to them in 1975 was not facilitating classifications. The range of "Frigates" indeed in the 1975 went from USS Long Beach, originally also classed as such (but later as cruiser) ans much smaller escort ships that were the Bronstein/Garcia and Knox class. The final redesignation as guided missile destroyers (DDG) and renumeration made more sense.

Design of the class

USS Dewey in 1961, original design

Hull and general design

Overall these destroyers were the largest ever built -apart leaders such as USS Norfolk-being in length 512 feet 6 inches (156.2 m), 52 feet 4 inches (16.0 m) in beam (so around 1.2/10 ratio) and 17 feet 9 inches (5.4 m) deep draft. Displacement was 5,648 long tons standard and 5,739 t when fully loaded. To compare, Norfolk was 540 ft x 53 ft x 19 ft, displacing 4,956t, 5,556t FL Fully Loaded so even less. As usual they used a flush-deck hull with a tall prow, and bulwarks alongside the forward superstructure that was as large as the beam, stopping incoming waves on the aft deck. Armament repartition was the following: Forward unique main gun, with a well cleared arc, ASROC on the superstructure, same, two ASW TTs on the superstrcuture roof either side between the two funnels, two 76mm AA on the upper bridge aft, and the Terrier missile launcher on deck aft. There was little room available for an helicopter pad, and nothing was planned to house or operate one anyway, although some landed on their deck during their career, in Vietnam notably. The ships were caracterized by tall superstructures in order to have extra room for flagship use, since it was also planned to used them as destroyer leaders originally. So much so in fact they appeared in service top-heavy and limited their upgrade capabilities on the long run. Thus, the towering bridge and followed by a solid tripod, two tall raked funnels for better exhaust draft, a rather tall aft bridge to support the two fire control radars and a mainmast which was for the first time a solid four-legged derrick, able to carry heavier radar systems on the long run. During their upgrades, the latter proved handy, while the tripod foremast was swapped for another four-legged derrick. The added weight of new radars did not improved their overweight issues. The crew amounted to 23 officers and 337 ratings, which was reasonable given the size of these ships. Theese ships had two cutters on davits amidships, and standard inflatable rafts in containers on either sides.


Nothing revolutionary here. It was the most conservative aspect of the ships, a very conventional steam powerplant: The ships were equipped with two propeller shafts, driven by geared steam turbines (either Allis-Chalmers or De Laval). Steam came from four Babcock & Wilcox or Foster-Wheeler D-Type, superheated water-tube boilers rated for 1,200-pound in forced-draft, for a total of 85,000 shaft horsepower (63,000 kW). Their designed speed was 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph). Range was 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) based on a normal oil storage of 900 tons. DLG-6-8 had two sets of De Laval geared steam turbines and Foster Wheeler boilers, DLG-9-14 Allis Chalmers turbines and Babcock & Wilcox boilers and DLG-15 De Laval turbines and Babcock & Wilcox boilers.


Main Gun

5-in/50 firing from USS Dewey in 1979 5-in/50 firing from USS Dewey in 1979 The Farragut-class ships were armed with a 5"/54 caliber Mark 42 gun forward. The same type multiplied by three on the previous Forrest Sherman, and which ade the legendary twin 5-in/38 redundant. It is coupled with the AN/SPG-53 gun fire control RADAR. In short: 40 rpm, mv 2,650 ft/s (807.7 m/s) range 25,909 yd (23,691.2 m), Ceiling 51,600 ft (15,727.7 m). The ideal dual-purpose weapon. In Vietnam it was used for coastal bombardment with accuracy.

3-inches/50 Mk.22 AA Guns

An inheritance of past designs, they were a guarantee past the long range bubble offered by the Terrier SAM. They were located on either side on sponsons just at the rear of the aft funnel. Short specs: ROF 28 rpm at 2,700 fps (823 mps) 14,600 yards (13,350 m) range and 30,400 feet (9,266 m) ceiling. They were removed in the 1970s and never replaced, although tests were performed with CIWS on two ships in the 1980s.

Terrier SAM

Mark 10 missile launcher on USS Dewey, 1979 Mark 10 missile launcher on USS Dewey, 1979 The real novelty of the design. This standard SAM, part of the "three T" (Talos, Terrier, Tartar) was the early missile system developed for the USN. It was studied in the late 1950s and operational in 1956. When the Farraguts were completed, it was already well-rounded, with the Mach 3 Terrier BT-3 (Beam-riding, Tail control, series 3) introduced in 1958 and in 1962, the even more nasty The RIM-2D Terrier BT-3A(N) which entered service in 1962 with a W30 1kt nuclear warhead. It seems only cruisers carried that kind of warhead. The standard was the 218 lb (99 kg) controlled-fragmentation warhead. Specs in short: 3,000 lb (1,400 kg) for 27 ft x13.5 in (8.2 x 0.34 m), solid fuel rocket engine for Mach 2-3 (depending on versions), range 17.3 nmi (32.0 km), ceiling 80,000 ft (24,000 m), using Semi-active radar homing. It was coupled with the AN/SPG-55 radar system. In the late 1970 and early 1980s it was replaced by the far more efficient SM-1 Standard. RIM 67 Terrier with the internal reloading system


ASROC on USS Dewey in 1979 They were fitted with an eight-round ASROC launcher between the 5-inch (127 mm) gun and the bridge. USS Farragut (DDG-37) however was the only one with her ASROC magazine mounted behind the launcher. The class was notoriously top-heavy and this atop magazine made it worse made it worse so tha this experiment was stopped and all further nine were completed with magazines relocated down. The system was introduced in 1961, just as the class was completed. It was the go-to missile ASW system in service up to this day. The octuple launcher can be reloaded twice. ASROC on USS Farragut


The 324 mm Mark 32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tubes are ASW triple torpedo launchers installed forward amidship on the upper deck. Developed in the early 1960 they were installed at completion. The entire launcher weights 2,230 lb (1,010 kg) in fiberglass-metal, enabling an installation practically anywhere, added to its compact size. It was able to fire at first the 12.75-inch (324 mm) Mark 44. In later upgrades the Mark 46, 50 or 54 could be fitted. The Mark 44 is the "universal" cold war acoustic ASW torpedo. It was designed to be airbone as well as shipborne. Weighting 432 pounds (196 kg) for just 8.2 feet (2.5 m) and a diameter of 12.75 inches (32.4 cm) it had a 123 metres per second (400 ft/s) initial velocity, with electric drive 30 hp (22 kW) up to 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph). The torpedo launcher is trained on USS Dewey in 1979. The Mark 44 carries a Mk 101 Mod 0, HBX-3 75 pounds (34 kg) warhead with a Mk 19 type Mod 12 contact exploder. It is an active guidance model using Helix search from 123 metres (135 yd) to 3.4 miles (5.5 km) and down to 1,000 yards (910 m) mas depth.


[caption id="attachment_39451" align="aligncenter" width="552"] A close-up view from off the port side of the amphibious transport dock USS Raleigh (LPD-1) of the ship's SPS-10 surface search radar, center, and the larger SPS-40 air search radar, left.[/caption] One AN/SPS-10 surface search RADAR (1959): 2D 280 KW radar from Raytheon working on C Band PRF 650 Hz, BmWt 1.9°×16°, Pwdt 1.3 µs One AN/SPS-48 3D air search RADAR (1965): 3D 35 KW Air-search Frq E-F band Range 250 nmi (460 km) 100,000 ft (30,000 m), prec. 690 ft (210 m) One AN/SPG-53 gun fire control RADAR (1955): FCS 5-in. 250kW. Range 120,000 yd (59 nmi) Two AN/SPG-55 Terrier FCRs: 3D, Supporting Beam-riding and homing Terrier missiles, controlled by a UNIVAC 1218 computer. One AN/SQS-23 SONAR (1958): Used for the Mk.32 TTs. 5 kHz 20 ft, 10,000 yds range, search, search-analyze, attack-RDT, attack-SDT modes, using the Ship center display and TCD for attack. Superstructure radars on USS Coontz Mark 68 director and SPG-53 DLG6, 14, 15 had the following SPS-53, SPS-10B, SPS-29, SPS-37, and two SPQ-5, SPG-53A, and two Mk 35 radars plus the SQS-23 sonar and after refits, the WLR-1, WLR-11 and ULQ-6B ECM suites. DLG7-13 only diverged by having two SPG-55A Fire Control Radars. After refit: Stern view of USS Dewey in late 1959 One AN/SPS-49 air search RADAR (1975+): 2D Air-search 360 kW working on L band 851–942 MHz Range 256 nmi (474 km), 150,000 ft (45,720 m) prec. 1/16 nmi range AN/SLQ-32(v)3 Electronic Warfare System (1980s): Added antennas with electronic attack capability, jammaing targeting radars and terminal guidance radars. Mark 36 SRBOC Decoy Launching System: Automatic Chaff launcher, interfaced with the AN/SLQ-32 suite. Until 1977 the installation of the SM-1 Standard was accompanied by the installation of the SPS-48C, SPS-49, and two SPG-55B fire control radars plus the NTDS CCS. USS King in 1973-1974 was the only one in the class to test CIWS and the associated Mk 90 radars for tests. In the 1980s, SQQ-23A PAIR sonar was installed for all ships, and the SLQ-32(v)2 ECM suite, plus Mk 36 SRBOC decoy chaff launchers. USS Mahan was a particular case, the only one fitted with the Block II SAM and associated SPS-48E, SPS-49(v)5 radars and a new electroinc warfare suite, with the SYS-2 IADT CCS, and NTU package (New Threat Upgrade).

Onboard Helicopters

Kaman UH-2 Seasprite aboard USS Coontz (DLG-9) on July 1969 Kaman UH-2 Seasprite aboard USS Coontz (DLG-9) on July 1969 In 1956-57, the Farragut class did not planned to have an onboard helicopter. The semi-transom stern allowed a small spot, encumbered with many structural elements. However due to the suefulness of Helicopters in Vietnam it was decided to convert USS Coontz first as an experiment. In December 1965 while San Diego for her overhaul, completed in January 1966 she was given a proper Helicopter Landing/Handling pad. This capability implied the relocated of all deck vents fantail and deck obstructions plus a JP-5 fuel tank installed under the deck, and handling/purification system, as well as an electric "plug" connection, to start or power an helicopter. It was even possible to reful and helicopter while flying over the ship. USS Coontz was the first to receive that upgrade which implied a reinforced deck with a painted spot to operate medium and large helicopters (up to the size of a Chinook), deploying some for short periods notably as missile data link platforms, ASW and SAR operations but also liaison in Vietnam. CH-3E hovers over USS William V. Pratt off Vietnam in 1967 Chinook over USS Pratt in Vietnam.


launching-USS_Farragut Launch of USS Farragut, July 1958 The ten ships were ordered in two batches, the first three at Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Fore River Shipyard (Farragut, Luce, McDonough), Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (Coontz, King), San Francisco Naval Shipyard (Mahan), and another from DDG-43 at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (Dahlgren, Pratt) and Bath Iron Works (Dewey, Preble). Construction time was about four years, much longer than for an average destroyer, but due in part to the late DDG conversion and redesigns. USS Farragut was laid down on 3 June 1957, launched a year later on 18 July 1958 and completed two years later on 10 December 1960. Teething problems and redesigns meant the completion time was halved on the laets ships, like USS Preble (DDG-46) launched on 23 May 1959 and completed less than a year later on 9 May 1960. USS Coontz fitting out at Puget Sound in 1959

⚙ specifications

Displacement4,167 lt standard, 5,648 lt deep load
Dimensions512 ft 6 in x 52 ft 4 in x 17 ft 9 in (156.2 x 16 x 5.4 m)
Propulsion2 shafts GS turbines, 4 WT FD B&W SH Boilers 85,000 shp (63,000 kW)
Speed32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph) as designed
Range5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 20 knots
Armament1×2 Mk10 Terrier SAM, 5-in/54 gun, ASROC, 2x3 Mk 32 TTs, see notes.
SensorsAN/SPS-10, 48, 49, 53 Gun FCR, 2x AN/SPG-55 Missile FCR, AN/SQS-23 SONAR
Crew23 officers, 337 enlisted men

Upgrades and Assessment

Upgrades of the class

Their first upgrade was in 1970-1977, commmon to all ships when possible. They had their Terrier SAM replaced Standard SM-1ER SAM (40 RIM-66), the twin 76mm/50 eliminated. As for electronics, they gained two SPS-48C FC radars for the Standard SAM, the SPS-49, two SPG-55B radars and an NTDS CCS system. But there were individual cases: In 1970 USS Farragut had its original ASROC stowage replaced like her sister, and raised to 16 RUR-5 (two reloads). In 1973-1974 USS King received two 6-barreled 20mm/76 Mk 15 Phalanx, and two Mk 90 radars to perform testings. In 1973-1975 USS also received two CIWS, but for tests. In 1977-1979 USS Farragut, Coontz and Dahlgren were the first provided the new Harpoon SSM, in two quad canisters installed amidhips. The 1980s saw a second wave of upgrades: The test of the class (USS Luce, Macdonough, King, Mahan, William V. Pratt, Dewey and Preble) received from 1980 to 1983 also two quad Harpoon SSM RGM-84 in turn. Between 1982 and 1985, they receoved four additional Browning M5HB HMGs (12.7mm/90) and an updated electronics suite: SPS-48C and SPS-49 radars, the new SQQ-23A PAIR sonar and SLQ-32(v)2 ECM suite, as well as four Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL. In 1983, only USS Mahan received the new Standard SM-2ER Block II SAM (40 RIM-67) and to go with it, two SPS-48E and SPS-49(v)5 radars as well as the new SYS-2 IADT CCS suite. She was the most modern of all the class before decommission. Despite these periodic modernizations these ships were retired in the early 1990s although at some point it was planned to have them upgraded to the New Threat Upgrade (NTU) package. It was terminated as not cost effective given their limited planned service remaining. The 1989 Amended budget submission even accelerated their planned with only USS Mahan (DDG 42) as seen above receiving the NTU modernization in 1982, only for tests and was planned for retirement FY 93. They just could not compete with the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class. As for numerations, DDG-25-DDG-30 were Charles Adams class ships and DDG-1, DDG-31-36 were converted Farraguts to be stricken 1978-1988.

General assessment of the Farragut class

USS Farragut furing her RIM-2 Terrier, circa 1975 USS Farragut furing her RIM-2 Terrier, circa 1975 Originally commissioned as guided-missile frigates (DLG) and redesignated as guided-missile destroyers (DDG) in 1975 these were the only USN destroyers not to be only only redesignated but renumbered which added to the Coontz/Farragut mix in some sources. All subsequent vessels being renumbered upwards. Refits saw the addition of quad Harpoon anti-ship missile launchers, addition of new fire control and search radars as the Terrier was ceded for the SM-2 ER missiles to keep them relevant without impairing too much their already top-heavy confition. Their extensive superstrctures were later seen indeed as a design shortcoming and this helped the next Charles F. Adams DDG class to be much improved: Their bridge for example was cut down to a full deck and many structures were curtailes and more compact. This never impaired their capabilities and they were seen as more successful, as well as being exported. They saw much more service as a result. The decommission of the Farragut class between 1989 and 1994 was not really due to the lack of upgrade, as it was still possible to keep them relevant in 1990, but in the end of their planned replacement by the Arleigh Burke class and their new AEGIS standard was such an enormous gap in capacity. The last reason was thei absence of possible customer for them, probably not attracted by a 1950s hull with little capacity for upgrade and worn out machinery as well. Career-wise, they proved their worth as flagships, but some developed machinery issues, just like the Forrest Shermans. This led to review many aspects of the powerplant and lessons were partly implemented on the next Charles F Adams, but more on the Spruance class.

Career of the Farragut class

US Navy ww2 USS Farragut (DDG-37)

USS Farragut in the Atlantic, 2 July 1982 USS Farragut, third destroyer named after Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, became DLG-6 after being ordered at Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Quincy Massachusetts. Launched on 15 July 1958 she was commissioned on 10 December 1960 under command of Captain Greer. After her shakedown training in the Caribbean she visited Haiti and Cuba and as back in Pensacola by June 1961 for post-shakedown fixes. She stopped in New Orleans and took part in the 250th anniversary of the founding of Mobile, Alabama. Based in Boston she was homeported at Mayport in July. She sortied in northern European waters on 20 November 1961, stopping at Portsmouth, Stockholm and Malmo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, and while back south, Lisbon, and joined the Sixth Fleet via Gibraltar in January–February 1962. She stopped in the Balearic Islands on her way back to Mayport (3 March). Upon arrival she became flagship of DesRon 8, Capt. Arthur F. Johnson, CO. She took part in a demonstration for President John F. Kennedy off the Virginia cape on 14 April 1962. She covered a mocked 9,000 Marines landing. When back she had a new CO, N.C. Capt. Adam A. Herron. After Caribbean training she took part of the seach for the Mercury-Atlas-7 capsule NE off Puerto Rico. She was first ship to reach the astronauts. She returned in the Mediterranean on 3 August 1962. But soon was recalled to answer Khrushchëv's Operation Anadyr, the installation of surface-to-surface missiles in Cuba. When it happened Farragut passed into the Black Sea, stopping in Ereğli and Trabzon in Turkey by October 1962 and retuned via the Aegean and Gibraltar via Athens and Rhodes, ,Cannes and Hyeres, Gaeta, Genoa, Naples, Palermo, and San Remo, Barcelona and Port Maho, reaching Mayport on 2 March 1963. After interim shipyard availability at Norfolk and a new CO, Cmdr. William B. Althoff she made her made annual Naval Academy midshipman cruise in the summer of 1963, also celebrating Independence Day at New York City and entering St. Lawrence River to Québec in Canada. She trained in the Carribean in the winter of 1963 with Task Force (TF) 23. 8 February 1964 she made her thord Med ToD (Tour of Duty) with the 6th fleet, developing new tactics for ships transits across the Atlantic. The reorganization of the Second Fleet in May saw her join a serie of NATO exercises. Before the fall of 1963, she was back with the 6th Fleet for Order 53-63, the standoff in Cyprus, patrolling these waters from 27 January 1964. After tensions waned, and the quarrel receded by 21 March, she returned home. Cmdr. Richard B. Jacobstook command on 11 July 1964. She was overhauled at Charleston NyD on 13 July–18 December, trained in Caribbean waters and was back in the Med on 24 May 1965. She notably took part in Windmill I with the Dutch Navy, making many port calls and back to Mayport on 20 September. She made life fire of ASROCs at the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range on 25 October–12 November and PhibASWEx1-65, MebLex 2-65, followed by yearly Springboard readiness exercises until 18 March 1966. She also had a new CO, Cmdr. William A. Kanakanui, on 23 April 1966. Deployed with DesDiv 81 to the Mediterranean from 13 June 1966 she screen USS Independence (CVA-62) in June, relieved DDG USS Tattnall at Pollensa Bay in Majorca on 1 July. She also stopped in Genoa and trained with Task Group 60.2 in July 1966; Engine trouble sent her for repairs in Naples and she became afterwards flagship, Capt. Walter D. Gaddis, DesRon 8 before he shifted his flag to her sister USS Luce (DLG-7). Norfolk sent to Naples a team to deal with her high-pressure turbines and one low-pressure turbine in September. When done she took part in MissileEx 3-67 on 20 September. Capt. Gaddis returned to Farragut. She screened in Pollensa Bay USS Saratoga (CVA-60) and the guided missile cruiser USS Albany (CG-10) and teamed with her sister ship USS Luce, on 15 October. Major engineering repairs was done with the tenders USS Everglades (AD-24) and Yellowstone (AD-27) in February 1967 and she changed CO, with Paul E. Arbo on 29 October 1966. Her former captain became CO of DesRon 8. After Caribbean exercises she was back in Newport in May. She was deployed in 1967 in northern European waters with a hunter-killer group around USS Essex (CVS-9), USS Stickell (DD-888), Brumby (DE-1044), Courtney (DE-1021), Hartley (DE-1029), and Lester (DE-1022) on 29 May 1967. This was done with an assortment of NATO allies, British, Dutch, Norwegian, and Bundesamrine ships. She stopped in Stavenger, Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Portsmouth in July. As the Six Day War commenced on 5 June she headed for the Mediterranean, 6th Fleet, on 22 July. As tensions lessened she was versed to the Second Fleet in Atlantic and was detached on 19 September to reach Mayport (22 September), and had new CE, Cmdr. William R. Martin, Jr. in November. After her restricted availability due to her faulty forced draft blower in May 1968 she took part in a modernization at Philadelphia until 22 November 1969. When all set she sortied for her post-overhaul trials under command of William A. Cockell, Jr. in November-December 1969. She was back in Newport on 10 April 1970. Her engineering problems were acute, she had a collapsed de-aerating feed tank and was towed to Boston for repairs until 13 July 1970. She also collided with an unlighted buoy while underway yo Norfolk on 17 July 1970. She also had her port screw replaced, sonar dome repaired at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard until 3 August. She took part in weapons assessments and exercises from Norfolk to Mayport and San Juan until 3 September. She made at last her post-shakedown availability at Boston until 13 March 1971. Cmdr. Harry W. Bergbauer, Jr. became her new CO in December 1970. After exercizes in the North Atlantic until December 1971, and up to the Arctic Circle she took part in the multi-threat exercise Royal Knight and LancortEx off Bermuda by February 1972, Sharem IX off Florida in April, then had a new CO, James F. McNulty on 10 May 1972. In June she took part in Squeezeplay XI, then Unitas XIII into the South Atlantic until December 1972, crossing the equator on 20 July and 10 August. She became flagship of TF 86 for Unitas XIV until December 1973. Her usual companions were Forrest Sherman (DD-931), Talbot (DEG-4), and the submarine USS Remora (SS-487), training with South American navies and visiting 18 ports. After amphibious exercise "Exotic Dancer VI" off the Virginia capes in April 1973) she took part in mini RemEx in the Caribbean. She had a new overhaul notably with the new 1,200 pound steam plant improvement program at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. It ended by fall 1974, but underxent “complications and delays” while Cmdr. John F. Shaw became her new CO on 10 August 1973. She was reclassified as a guided missile destroyer (DDG-37) on 30 June 1975 and changed CO again with Jeremy M. Boorda. While back in Europe she ran aground from Den Helder en route for Brest on 25 November 1975. Her sonar dome needed repairs. USS Farragut took part in the U.S. Bicentennial Celebration for the Declaration of Independence, and International Naval Review in NyC in July 1976. She screened USS Forrestal (CV-59) from Norfolk with TF 200, visited by Governor Brendan T. Byrne, N.J., and Mayor Abraham D. Beame and then President Gerald R. Ford, Jr.. Next she was bacl in the Med with USS John F. Kennedy on 15 January 1977. She relieved the guided missile cruiser USS California (CGN-36) at Tangier on 30 January. After a RAS with oiler Kalamazoo (AOR-6) off Gibraltar she took part in a NATO exercize in the strait until 10 February with USS Dewey (DDG-45). She also underwent repairs with the landing ship Graham County (LST-1176). In March 1977 she trained with her RIM-67 Standard SM-1ER at the NATO Missile Firing Installation at Souda Bay in Crete followed by an ASW exercise, cut short as she was rushed to the northern coast of Libya on 4–5 March for the crisis, controlling aircraft reconnaissance from USS John F. Kennedy. While anchored four miles from the landing, she detcted two Soviet submarines and their tenders anchored in the Gulf of Hammamet, northeastern Tunisia. Later she visited Gaeta, and crossed Messina to partake in National Week XXII exercises and later with USS John F. Kennedy moved to the Adriatic Sea, stopping in Yugoslavia. She was in Turkey on 7–13 April 1977, monitoring Soviet ships at Kythira in Cyprus on the 15th and was back in Athens on 16–30 April. After a stop at Piraeus in May she was in Gallipoli for NATO exercise Dawn Patrol, and moved to Sardinia, patrollong for USS John F. Kennedy and HMS Hermes. She wetn home via Palma de Majorca, Port Mahon Menton, and off Bonifacio fired a Terrier SAM during an exercise at Salto di Quirra missile range in Sardinia (16 June). Cmdr. Sanford N. Mock took command on 30 June. After Cartagena in July she went home escorting USS John F. Kennedy. She arrived in New York City, host ship for the America’s Cup match races of Newport and later hosted the crew of the British frigate Penelope. She underwent overhaul at Portsmouth until 3 October 1978. She had during trials an issue with the rotor of No. 2 Main Engine, repaired in Norfolk while Cmdr. William L. Wunderly, Jr. took command in August. After training and availability at Norfolk on 17 March 1980 she took part in the 350th anniversary of the founding of Boston and 70 ship “Parade of Sail” then headed for the Caribbean and ReadEx 2-80, exercise with NATO on 15 July–15 August. Fire fired a RGM-84 Harpoon on a target hulk with the data relayed by a British Lynx HAS.2. She was back to the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf by 25 September, relieving USS Stump (DD-978) at Rota, stopped in Naples, took part in Determination ’80, escort a NATO convoy in the Ionian and Aegean Seas and to the Dardanelles. Next she was in Athens where her troublesome machinery was examined, and she was repaired again at Skaramagas until 3 November. Next the Iranian hostage crisis had her joining the Middle East Force with USS Patterson via Port Said in November, across the Suez Canal, Djibouti, and relieving USS Lawrence (DDG-4) in the central Persian Gulf by December. She maintained a continuous computer link USS Fox (CG-33) and provided electronic surveillance, controlling traffic. Main engine issues had her repaired at Manama, Bahrain. She was later relieved by USS Barney (DDG-6) and after Hormuz and Djibouti on 5 January 1981, the Suez Canal, Souda Bay, Naples (where she shearing off her sonar dome, followed by repairs) she was relieved by the cruiser USS Wainwright (CG 28) at Rota in February and was back to Norfolk on the 24th. Repairs ended on 10 February 1982 with Cdr Stephen A. Jarecki in command. After trials and refresher training he took part in an exercise on 2 June and worked with the Coast Guard involved in drug smuggling, capturing a ship. She was at the Navy Week in New York City until 21 June 1982 and took part in ReadiEx 3-82 on 1–16 October. She made another Med Tod on 22 November 1982, relieving USS Thorn (DD-988) at Rota, headed for Naples, trained with TG 60.2 (USS America (CV-66), USS Dale (CG-19), USS Kidd (DDG-993)) off Sicily, and taking part in ‘Freedom of Navigation’ operations off the Libyan coast. She later covered the landings in Beirut. She took part in Naval Gunfire Support (NGFS) and Positive Identification Radar Advisory Zone (PIRAZ) for TF 61 off Beirut until 20 January 1983. She was detached back to USS America's TG, and off Libya on 21–23 January. She visited Turkey and detached for operations in the Black Sea. She later hoined USS Nimitz (CVN-68) in Egyptian waters as PIRAZ on 17–22 February, and weapons drills off Crete. She escort the carrier through the Strait of Messina on 11 March to Alexandria and later took part in exercise "Dogfish" with NATO ships, and acted as flagship for DesRon 20 in the Aegean Sea until 21 March 1983, joined TG 68.1 to the Black Sea and shadowing a Soviet Grisha class corvette, being overflew by Beriev Be-12 "Mail" and Yakovlev Yak-28 "Brewer", Tu-16 "Badger", Tu-22 "Blinder" whine under way with USS Connole. After a stop at Malaga until 11 April she was in an ASW exrcized in the Gulf of Sollum (Egypt) by April, NGFS/PIRAZ off Beirut, in fire support, then exercises in Crete; Sge was back to USS Nimitz 2nd Fleet (TG 20.5) and went back to Norfolk on 20 May. With Cmdr. Burton W. Renager as new CO in 17 June 1983 she had a new overhaul, but was hit by an accidental fire in 16 September 1983 destroying several main deck spaces but she had no casualties and repairs were completed in Philadelphia by November 1983, but she completed her final overhaul by early 1985, in Norfolk. She had a new CO, Cmdr. David P. Sargent, Jr. by 14 October 1985. She made her 1986 Med Tod from March 1986, and it was off Libyan waters, on the “line of death” (Gulf of Sidra) with Battle Force Zulu (TF 60) and Operation Attain Document III and Operation El Dorado Canyon. USS Farragut operated with the America Battle Group, with the cruisers Dale and Ticonderoga (CG-47), her sister King (DDG-41), Peterson (DD-969), and the frigate USS Halyburton (FFG-40), Aylwin (FF-1081), Pharris (FF-1094), and Vreeland (FF-1068). She was back to Norfolk on 10 September. After Operation Kilo, with Coast Guard for drugs smuggling boats patrols in the Gulf of Mexico until March 1987 (she eraned the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Citation). She was in selected restricted availability at North American Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. in Norfolk until 6 August, and aft refresher training, she went into intermediate maintenance availability. Cmdr. David R. Shaw cae aboard on 25 March and she was present at the Atlantic Fleet Weapon Training Facilities, NATO Teamwork 88 in the North Atlantic until 11 October 1988 which ended in Amsterdam. She was deployed with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), and USS Leyte Gulf (CG-56), South Carolina (CGN-37) for her last sortie in the Mediterranean on 30 December 1988 and back home on 30 June 1989. She was decommissioned on 31 October 1989, and stricken on 20 November 1992, sold on 16 December 1994, only started by 26 September 2006. Her bell is currently preserved at Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida. Full record

US Navy ww2 USS Luce (DDG-38)

USS Luce after commissioning in 1962 USS Luce was commissioned on 20 May 1961 with Commander David H. Bagley in command and based in Mayport, Florida for her shakedown cruise (February 1962) and with the 6th Flee. She became flagship, Capt. H. J. Ereckson DesDiv 84 and on August was back to the 6th Fleet for NATO's Riptide III with British and French ships. For 7 months this went on until back on 2 March 1963. From August 1963 she trained in the Caribbean Sea and later joined Task Force 23 for ASW/AA exercises in October and teaming with USS Enterprise. By February 1964 she was back with the 6th Fleet, operating off Cyprus during the crissis and hosting the Secretary of the Navy and the Commander of the 6th Fleet on 24 April for a firing demonstration. She escorted USS Shangri-La back to Mayport in May. In July she took part in operation "Sail" in NyC. She had a 4-month overhaul in January 1965 and won the Battle Efficiency "E" that year. After Caribbean refresher training by March she was sent to the Dominican Republic on 30 April, patrolling the shore during a civil war. She was back in the Mediterranean in June, spending 4 months of operations joint NATO exercises. She entered the black sea with USS Corry and was back to Mayport on 6 November. As flagship, DesRon 8 by December she performed missile drills, interrupted on 19 January 1966 by an "actual nuclear incident" as the nuclear warhead on her Terrier separated and fell from eight feet on the deck while she was moored at Mayport NS. On 13 June 1966 she returned to the 6th Fleet (Mediterranean) for exercises and showed the flag in two international trade fairs and back on 26 October. In 1967 the same routine went on between the Atlantic and Caribbean, plus a midshipmen training cruise in June 1967. By August she had her first long overhaul at Charleston until early 1968, then operated locally and in the Caribbean. On 14 September she departed for the Persian Gulf via Recife in Brazil and the coast of Africa to Bahrain on 29 October. USS Luce, Mediterranean 12 March 1958 USS Luce, Mediterranean 12 March 1958 USS Luce went on to serve and operate in the Atlantic, Mediterrean, and Caribbean and by June 1975, she was reclassified as guided-missile destroyer DDG-38. She took part in the 1980s middle east crisis, between the Iranian hostage crisis, Lebanon, Libya, had a last overhaul, and USS Luce was eventually decommissioned on 1 April 1991 at Mayport in Florida, stricken on 20 November 1992, sold on 16 December 1994, and BU until 17 June 2005.

US Navy ww2 USS MacDonough (DDG-39)

USS MacDonough was commissioned on 4 November 1961, and after shakedown and training was homeported to Charleston NS from 23 September 1962. She became flagship for the Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla 6 of the Atlantic Fleet. She joined later the 2nd Fleet, enforcing the Cuban quarantine (Cuban Missile Crisis) and TG 136.1 (Rear Admiral John Ailes CruDesFlot 6) until dissolved on 22 November. In 1963 she trained firing missiles off Florida under the Operational Test and Evaluation Force. She made her first Mediterranean 6th Fleet deployment from 4 June. She took part there to many NATO fleet exercises and training and was back to the East Coast on 26 October, enging off Charleston. Next she trained off Puerto Rico with the 2nd Fleet, in live-firing AAW exercise, firing on drones. She took part in carrier exercises off the East Coast and her first helicopter evaluation tests. Next she made her second Mediterranean deployment from 10 July to 22 December 1964, and had a 6-month overhaul at Charleston. She trained until mid-September 1965, and joined the Atlantic Fleet Missile Range off Cuba, for more training. She was back to Charleston in early November and made another Mediterranean deployment. She was flagship after the Palomares Incident (third Mediterranean deployment). On 8 April 1966 she was back to her routine of fleet and squadron exercises and making her midshipman training cruise, then AAW/ASW/Amphib. "LANTFLEX 66" exercise. On 2 May 1967, she departed Charleston for her 4th MedTod, made her summer midshipmen cruise in the Mediterranean and was back in October. She trained with the 2nd Fleet until May 1968 and her 5th MedTod in the Mediterranean, back in in September. She stayed on the east coast in 1969 (No more infos afterwards. Note: These informations came from original logs resumed by authors at history.navy.mil, sometimes later logs are unavailable or does not have been redacted yet). She was reclassified as DDG-39 in 1975, presumably went through the same operation as her sisters in the Mediterranean and middle east, was overhauled, and decommissioned on 23 October 1992, stricken on 30 November 1992, sold for BU.

US Navy ww2 USS Coontz (DDG-40)

USS_Coontz_Atlantic_Ocean_October_1986 USS Coontz after completion (under command of Captain Reis) was assigned to the "Cruiser-Destroyer Force" of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. She joined the 1st Fleet as flagship, DesDiv 152, homeported in San Diego, California. DesDiv 15 CO flew his flag on USS Coontz from 4 May to 12 July 1961. She started her first overseas sortie on 10 August 1961 to join the 7th Fleet, fast carrier task force. She was here for seven months, covering 55,000 nm (102,000 km; 63,000 mi) and sopping in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Australia among others. She was rewarded by the excellence "E" award for missile skills. Back home on 23 March 1962, 1st Fleet, flagship DesRon 17, April 1962. She earned a second "E" of Engineering and Gunnery and flew the flag of CruDes Flot. 11 until 11 November 1962, then DesRon 17 again. In October 1962 she covered Camp Pendleton Marine transports during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Commander James R. Collier took command by July 1962 and she returned with the 7th Fleet, also acting as stand-by recovery ship for Mercury-Atlas 8, but not activated. Back home in May 1963. In June 1963, she made a Terrier demonstration for President John F. Kennedy. After which she was overhauled from October 1963 to April 1964 at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. First modernization [caption id="attachment_39463" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A starboard beam view of the guided missile destroyer USS COONTZ (DDG 40) off the coast near Hampton Roads.[/caption] With Commander Eugene C. Kenyon, Jr. in command from March 1964 she was back with the Pacific Fleet in April 1964, after weapons systems qualification trials and refresher training, being awarded the Missile, Gunnery and engineering "E" award. On 3 August 1964 she was again flagship, DesRon 17. She joined the 7th Fleet on 16 August 1964 for six months, making 41,000 miles between the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan. In December for the start of her Vietnam war career she earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. She was returned to the 1st fleet and went back home on 6 February 1965. She took part in the summer midshipmen training cruise, receiving "E", "C" and "A" awards (adding communications and ASW). On 14 August 1965, Commander W. Cummings took command and she was sent in December 1965 for another overhaul in San Diego. When completed in January 1966 she had an Helicopter Landing/Handling capability, relocated of deck vents fantail obstructions gone, JP-5 fuel tank plus handling/purification system and connection to start an Helicopter and power it. USS Coontz was the first to receive that upgrade. She retrurned to Vietnam in January 1966, 7th Fleet and stayed there for six months, with stops in Japan and the Philippines, but also Kaohsiung, in Taiwan. In March 1966, she earned the Unit Commendation Ribbon. On 1st July 1966, three North Vietnamese YBs closed on USS Coontz and USS Rogers, while themseves were 55 miles (89 km) offshore in SAR. Carrier planes scrambled and destroyed them before they could e close enough to engage. Coontz picked up 19 North Vietnamese sailors. After her return to 1st Fleet control, she was back home by August 1966, having a short overhaul at Long Beach. She was back for her 5th WESTPAC on 25 July 1967, Western Pacific, but on search-and-rescue (SAR) and CV cover or "special assignments" like shore bombardment. Commander E. Dale Geiger took command on 28 July, while en route. In August she visited Jakarta, Indonesia for the first time. She was soon back in the Tonkin Gulf, rescuing nine aviators. She returned to San Diego via Sydney and Wellington, Samoa and Pearl Harbor. During her upkeep preiod in San Diego she received the new Test and Evaluation Monitoring System (TEAMS), the first USN automatic test system. After her usual summer midshipmen cruise she returned to the 1st Fleet operations and exercise Beat Cadence. On 15 November 1968 she returned for her 4th Vietnam Tour of duty, 6th WestPac. She was assigned to Yankee Station and on 8 February 1969, Commander Donald P. Roane took command. After a stop in Hong Kong, she was back in the Gulf of Tonkin followed by upkeep at Yokosuka. She was in Sea of Japan for patrols and back to San Diego on 18 May. In September 1969 after a short upkeep period she took part in "HUKASWEX" with the 1st fleet, followed by extensive upkeep, earning another E for Supply, Operations and ASW. She was at sea again on 3 March 1970 and on 8 July Commander T.J. Bowen took command. She made her 7th Westpac, and crossed the Panama Canal for her major overhaul and modernization in Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, decommissioned on 23 February 1971, recommissioned on 18 March 1972, homeported to Newport, Rhode Island with T.R.M.Emery in command since 8 March. After refrsher training and cruise for six-month in Guantánamo Bay she was sent for a "show the flag" cruise to South America and Africa. After her Boston post Shakedown Availability she was deployed on 6 July 1973 with the Mediterranean 6th Fleet under command of F.N. Howe from 20 December. Back home in January 1974 she was homeported to Norfolk, Virginia. She returned to the 6th fleet on 15 November, taking part in many NATO exercises. She was redesignated DDG-40 the next year, on 1 July 1975. After upkeep home she departed on 17 January 1976 with STANAVFORLANT in the Caribbean and up to the Canadian waters with NATO fleets; She visited 8 countries and took part in many NATO exercises. Silas O. Nunn III took command on 6 March 1976, then W. P. Martin on 8 April 1978. After a new overhaul at Norfolk she took part from 21 July 1978 to gunnery, missile and Harpoon system qualifications, plus a refresher cruise in Cub, then 6 months of local operations such as GULFEX 78 in November 1978, STANAVFORLANT as flagship in 1979, being the host of some 35,000 visitors in 8 NATO countries and going to the Arctic Circle, Baltic Sea, North Sea, Norwegian Sea. Commander C.P. Willoz took command on 28 September 1979. On 14 July 1981, she had an accidental live Harpoon missile fire 60 nm (110 km) off St. Croix, but the missile apparently crashed at sea, as no debris was found. USS Coontz next cruised Western Africa and returned to the Mediterranean and visited the Black Sea and the Adriatic, stopping at Dubrovnik. Commander J.P. Reason took command on 6 September 1981. She went on in operations on the Eastern coast of Central America (mid-1982) and stopped in the Dutch Carribeans. Back in Philadelphia she was given a long overhaul with alterations and modernizations. Commander L.P. Brooks, Jr. took command on on 17 December 1982 and she was underway on July 1983. Soon, she took part in Operation Urgent Fury, the Grenada Invasion: In October 1983 she made weapons systems testing over three months in the Carribean while ordered to join Operation Urgent Fury, providing gunfire support for ten days during the amphibious assault and progression. She was was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation. In 1984, she had a new refresher training and fleet exercise and returned to the Mediterranean in October, this time operating off Beirut, Lebanon, and the Black Sea under Commander Charles H. Gnerlich from 25 February 1985. She was back home in May 1985. Until October she had her first "Phased Maintenance Availability" due to her age, alternating between more intensive operational availability instead of long overhauls. By November 1985, she took part in Operation Bold Eagle, a joint exercise in the Gulf of Mexico. Next was Ocean Venture '86 with the Coast Guard and practicing Naval Gunfire at the Vieques Island Range (Puerto Rico). In November 1986 she won the coveted "Battle Efficiency" Award, covering every department. Until early 1987, she was prepared to be deployed to the Persian Gulf under command of the Middle East Forces. She was to patrol and ensure good navigation in the Persian Gulf as the Iran–Iraq War rage on under command of Cdr. William W. Cobb, Jr. from April. Her teams helped to master fire on USS Stark after being hit by Iraqi Exocet missiles. She was back in Norfolk on 5 August 1987, entering a 3 month SRA and was reassigned to the 2nd. Commander W.E. Cox took command 21 July 1989 to oversaw USS Coontz decommission at Philadelphia from 2 October. She was to be sold for BU in April 1994 but repossessed in October 1996, resold in February 1999 and dismantled, completed on 26 March 2003. The transom stern was saved by an association of veterans and is now in display in Nipper Park, Hannibal, Missouri (birthplace of Admiral Robert. E. Coontz);

US Navy ww2 USS King (DDG-41)

uss king 1983 USS King after her sea trials and commission, undertook her shakedown cruise along the east coast, and via Panama, entered the Pacific and was in Hawaiian waters, homeported in San Diego in the fall of 1961. She departed for her first WestPac on 7 June 1962, with the 7th Fleet as part of the peacekeeping force as the situation degraded in Vietnam. Back in San Diego on 31 December she amde exerciezes off the West Coast until 1 August 1963, followed by her second WestPac, then back to San Diego on 10 March 1964. She departed again for the Pacific on 5 April 1965 as an escort for USS Oriskany, operating in the South China Sea in May for air-sea rescue. She was back home on 2 November and back again in the Western Pacific 26 May 1966, this time modified as USS Coontz, with a new helicopter deck and permament helicopter for SAR missions during strikes against North Vietnam. She was provisionally homeported at Da Nang from 27 June. In August she was in PIRAZ duties (positive identification and radar advisory zone) in the Gulf of Tonkin, checking over 15,000 aircraft before departure and rescutin 7 pilots. Her supply runs were at Hong Kong and Subic Bay. She was replaced by USS Long Beach on 29 November. The source is not clear about her records for late 1969 up to 1980. Data is missing. In 1975 she was declassified as DDG like the others. By February 1980, she had three crew members lost at sea while underway in the the Atlantic 50 miles northeast of Cape Hatteras (snowstorm) with a fourth member washed overboard but rescued. She won in 1982 the Marjorie Sterrett Battleship Fund Award for her service and was eventually decommissioned on 28 March 1991, stricken on 20 November 1992 and sold on 15 April 1994, BU in 1995.

USN USS Mahan (DDG-42)

USS Mahan in 1963 USS Mahan in 1963 USS Mahan was commissioned on 25 December 1960 and after her shakedown cruise started testing and evaluating her weapons systems. Homeported in San Diego, she took part in exercises on the west coast and at Pearl Harbor, and left San Diego on 6 June 1962 for her first WestPac. For 6 months with the 7th Fleet she took part in many exercises cut by good-will visits, like Saigon (24-28 October) the Independence anniversary celebrations. After her overhaul at Long Beach and new training exercises off the west coast she departed for her 2nd Westpac on 6 August 1963 also in the Jaoanese and Philippine waters and patrolling off South Vietnam. She trained on west coast until late 1965 followed by a five months overhaul (1 May 1965-20 October 1965) and while back in exercizes, put the emphasis on ASW warfare with the RCAN and Canadian personal onboard on 9 December 1965. She mad her summer midshipmen cruise (plus NROTC personal) and departed on 19 October via Pearl Harbor the the 3rd WestPac (with for ASW training off Hawaii) homeported at Subic Bay on 22 November 1965. She patrol off Vietnam and was back to San Diego in April 1966. The same routine was repeated, but by August 1966 she received the same helideck as her sisters King and Coontz before returning to Vietnam from December 1966 to 4 June 1967. She was PIRAZ in the Gulf of Tonkin and detached for gunfire support. Back home on 17 June, she represented the Navy at Seattle's annual Sea Fair. Back in Long Beach Naval on 1 November she was overhauled until April 1968. She made her next WestPac in 1969, 1970, 1972 and 1973 without notable event. In 1973, she entered Bath Iron Works, Maine for her mid-life major overhaul until 1974. On 1 April 1975 while she was undergoing shakedown, new weapons systems trials, and post-shakedown availability, she was recommissioned at Bath, joined DesRon 4. Her new home port became Charleston and she became test platform for the CG/SM-2 (ER) missile program to replace the RIM-2 Terrier. This became the "standard SM" missile. After a quick overhaul in Philadelphia until May 1981, she tested the Terrier New Threat Upgrade (NTU) Combat System comprising the RIM-67 Standard SAM Block II, tested in fact from October 1981 to March 1985. She was a prototype to modernize other ships in her class but this was cancelled as not cost-effective due to their age. By April-November 1983 she returned to the Mediterranean Sea, taking part in a Multinational Peacekeeping Force off Beirut during the Lebanon civil war. In July 1985, she conducted the first USN Remote Track Launch on Search missile firing. In 1985 she was again in the Mediterranean, taking part in Exercise "Ocean Safari 85" with the French Navy. She was a Ready Ship off of Israel and was patrolling the Gulf of Sidra for the Freedom of Navigation operations off the Libyan coast. Back home in April 1986, she entered the drydock for a 10-month overhaul, ending in August 1987. After refrsher cruise in January 1988, she took part in a joint missile exercise with the Bundesmarine. She was part of the "Standing Naval Forces Atlantic" from 17 June to 16 December 1989 and visited eight countries, and operated with nine NATO nations. By November 1989 she fired her first SM-2 Block II (ER) in Northern Europe. Her last mission was Operation Desert Storm (26 September 1991-2 April 1992). She transited the Suez Canal on 13 October and stayed 5 months in the Persian Gulf until leaving the Mediterranean and sailing north, crossing the Arctic Circle and taking part in "Teamwork 92". She was inactivated on 15 June 1993 at NS Charleston, decommissioned, stricken on 15 June 1993 sold on 31 August 1995 but repossessed, resold on 10 February 1999 and again in 10 July 2000 with a final displanting contract signed on January 2003 with Bethlehem Steel-Sparrows Point, Baltimore, but as it went out of business, on 30 September 2003 to Metro Machine, Philadelphia, BU completed on 18 May 2004.

US Navy ww2 USS Dahlgren (DDG-43)

USS Dahlgren, named after the US admiral and inventor of a new gun using explosive shells, was commissioned on 8 April 1961, third of the name, as DLG-12 but reclassified a guided missile destroyer on July 1, 1975 (DDG-43). Little information has been published under her career records. However, she served in Vietnam and the Mediterranean and was distinguished several times: She was awarded three Meritorious Unit Commendations on 8 March and 20 August 1967 but also 5 September 1969 for her service in Vietnam, as well as on 30 Jun 1970 and 5-18 October 1970. She won two Vietnam Battle Stars (10 April-17 May and 5 June-13 July 1967). She also earned two Navy Excellence “E” Ribbons on 1 July 1974 and 30 June 1975 as well as on 1 October 1989 and 31 December 1991. She earned Navy Expeditionary Medal for her actions during the Cuban blockade from 25 September to 27 October 1961, and three Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals for the action at Quemoy-Matsu on 27 October to 11 November 1962, and twi for her service in the Persian Gulf from 20 May to 30 July 1988 as well as for 1st March to 3 August 1990. She also earned a U.S. Coast Guard SOS Ribbon. She was in active service until 1992, placed in reserve. USS Dahlgren was decommissioned on 31 July 1992. She was stricken on 20 November 1992, transferred to the James River Reserve Fleet on 1 July 1993. Sold for BU three times as other ships in the class, by twists of fate. The first time she was sold on 1994 to N.R. Acquisition, New York, on 15 April, but subcontracted to Wilmington Resources (later Sigma Recycling in 1996), which in between lost its permits to dismantle ships on 24 July 1996. Therefore she was repossessed by by the Navy again, and resold to International Shipbreakers (Brownsville, Texas), on 10 February 1999. But it failed to repossess the ship when scheduled and thus, the contract was broken and was repossessed again on 10 July 2000. A new contract was passed on 29 July 2005, to ESCO Marine of Brownsville, Texas and this time it went through full dismantling.

US Navy ww2 USS William. D. Pratt (DDG-44)

USS William V. Pratt in 1969, Mediterranean USS William V. Pratt (after admiral Pratt, 28 February 1869 – 25 November 1957 also president of the naval war college) was commissioned on 4 November 1961. She performed her shakedown cruise and initial training in the West Indies, post-shakedown availability at Philadelphia. She was assigned when ready to DesRon 18 in September 1962. Homeported at Norfolk NS in Virginia, she stayed between the Atlantic and Carribean until 4 August 1963, joining afterwards NATO's Operation Riptide IV in European waters. Mediterranean Service Back to to Norfolk in September she resumed service with the 2nd Fleet and this went on until 8 February 1964. She embarked upon her first tour of duty with the 6th Fleet, Mediterranean. Back on Norfolk on 9 August and resumed her East Coast to West Indies routine. September-October saw her back in European waters, participating in NATO Operations Masterstroke and Teamwork. Back to Norfolk on 20 October, same routine with the 2nd Fleet. In November she had her first shipyard overhaul, at Norfolk. On 26 March 1966 she started her post-overhaul trials. On 15 April she was based Naval Station Mayport in Florida. After a refresher training in Cuban waters (May-June) she was back to Mayport on 3 July. East Coast operations until 27 August and her second Med Tod for four-months, until 17 December. For the next six months USS William V. Pratt stayed at Mayport and the West Indies, or the Gulf of Mexico and Virginia Capes. In July 1966, she made her 3rd Med Tod, 6th Fleet for five months and was in Mayport by 20 December. Vietnam Service After six months of rotine east coast/Carib training in 1967 she departed on 20 June for her only deployment in the western Pacific and Vietnam War tour of duty. After her Panama Canal crossing she stopped in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Midway, and Guam, homeported to Subic Bay, Philippines (28 July). In August she was in the Gulf of Tonkin on her SAR station, relieving USS Berkeley on the 12th and staying until September. She had an upkeep in Subic Bay and and was reassigned to the south SAR station until late November. After a stop at Kaohsiung she reached Taiwan and returned to the south SAR station. She left via Yokosuka, Midway and Pearl Harbor for home, San Diego, on 31 December. On 2 January 1968, she was underway to Mayport via the Panama Canal, arriving on 16 January. Pratt earned one battle star during hr short tour in Vietnam. Old and New: USS Thorn, a Spruance class freshly commissioned, and USS William Pratt in the Atlantic, 1981 Back to 2nd/6th fleet service In February 1968, she had a regular overhaul at Charleston and on 1st March for a six-month upkeep, leaving on 6 September to Mayport and after her refresher training she resumed service with the 2nd and 6th Fleet (4th Med Tod). The same repeated in 1969. She left Mayport on 7 January 1969 for a 5th Med Tod on the 18th, five months, while back on 1 June she was Rota for turnover ceremonies and took part in hunter/killer exercises also visiting northern European ports. She was in portsmouth, departing on 7 July for home, arriving on the 15th, 2nd Fleet operations. She was there until 30 April and her 6th Med Tod. This time she was present for the Syrian intervention in the Jordanian civil war, patrolling the Levantine coast (September-October) until the Syrian withdrawal. She left on 1 November via Barcelona. In 1970-1971 USS William V. Pratt repeated the same routine, but in 1971 instead of a 8th Med Tod, toured northern European waters, for hunter/killer exercises. On 29 October her main propulsion plant was modified to use Navy distillate fuel and was also overhauled to avoid the issues of some ships in her class. When completed on 17 January 1972 and routine exercises she departed on 18 February for her 8th Med Tod with the 6th Fleet. On 28 June she was in Rota, before reaching Mayport on 8 July. She was prepared for decommissioning before her major modernization overhaul at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. USS William V. Pratt was recommissioned at Philadelphia on 6 October 1973 (Cdr. Rodney B. McDaniel). She departed on the 23rd for her post-overhaul shakedown and trials, homeported to Charleston and arriving the 26th. Trials went on in December and she joined the 2nd Fleet in 1974, until 23 September, departing for a 9th Med Tod. Her provisional 6th fleet homeport was again Rota in Spain. During her mission she screened the Forrestal class carrier USS Independence and for five months trained with her and her sister USS Saratoga. On 8 March 1975 she was back in Rota and headed for Charleston. After leave and upkeep she was back in her 2nd Fleet routine operations, notably a NROTC midshipman cruise (May 1975) and on 1 July she was reclassified as DDG-44. On 14 August, she left Charleston for multinational exercises UNITAS XVI with Latin America, until the end of 1975. On 8 December she was back in Charleston and prepared for restricted availability to enter the Naval Shipyard on 15 December, in overhaul until 29 March 1976. Back to Charleston on 7 April, 2nd Fleet, she took part in between to the International Naval Review in New York for Independence Day and resumed service into the summer of 1976. On 4 October she departed her home port with USS Jesse L. Brown, USS Julius A. Furer, and USS Valdez to join the 6th Fleet via Rota (14 October), screeing the Midway class USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, visited ports, conducted multinational NATO exercises until April 1977. Back in Charleston on 21 April she had a 10-week availability in drydock, and on 8 July resumed her 2nd Fleet routine exercises, to the end of 1977 and 1978. On 11 July she made her 2nd South American waters ToD and UNITAS XIX, crowned by a circumnavigation and west coast exercizes. She was back to Charleston via the same cape, on 3 December. Pratt in 1987 In 1978-79 she made another deployment in the Mediterranean and UNITAS cruise in South American waters, making a full tour of South America via Panama. She had combat systems updates in 1980, made anither 6th Fleet tour in 1980 and Northern European waters tour in 1981. She was in the Med in 1982, participating in the Lebanon Crisis, providing gunfire support for U.S. Marines at Beirut. She also escorted Yassar Arafat from Lebanon to Piraeus. Her next years were all centered in the Mediterranean, but with a deployment in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea in 1984. She did no left the Mediterranean in 1987 and 1989. Her 1989 6th Fleet ToD saw major exercises off Norway and North Sea, English Channel before her upkeep in Charleston. In 1990, she was deployed with the U.S. Coast Guard as "drug patrol" in the Caribbean. In 1991 she took part in the Gulf War and back home, she was decommissioned on 30 September 1991, stricken on 20 November 1992 and sold for on 14 September 1995 to Transforma Marine of Brownsville in Texas, dismantled.

US Navy ww2 USS Dewey (DDG-45)

USS Dewey was commissioned on 7 December 1959 (with no less than Cdr Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. in command). Zumwalt in 1970 became the youngest Chief of Naval Operations ever in the USN. A brillant career which earned him posterity in the largest, costiest destroyer class ever in history. After her shakedown cruise in Cuban waters and initial sensors and weapons testings, USS Dewey (after the 1898 war admiral) spent sixth months training operations along the New England coast and Virginia Capes, prepared for the Atlantic Fleet. After post-shakedown overhaul and trials on 31 March 1971 she resumed her service, alternating between the Mediterranean and Atlantic. On 30 June 1975 she became DDG-45. Note; Precise career records are no yet registered. I hope this will be done in the future. USS Dewey at sea on 17 October 1987. She was decommissioned on 31 August 1990 (missing the gulf war), stricken in 20 November 1992 and sold to J&L Metals, Wilmington on 15 April 1994, and scrapped in 1995.

US Navy ww2 USS Preble (DDG-46)

USS Preble was commissioned at Boston on 9 May 1960 and made her shakedown off the eastern coast, but transited Panama for San Diego, her new home port. Unlike her sisters she would be assigned the pacific fleet. On 2 September 1960 she started a serie of exercises on the west coast and departed for Pearl Harbor on 27 February 1961 for her first six-month WestPac, 7th Fleet. She was back in San Diego on 28 September, and 1st Fleet (West Coast) assignment for the next months and in 1963. From 26 February 1964 she departed for her second WestPac (13 March-20 July). This rotation between the 1st and 7th fleet went on for the next five years, and she was in action on the coast of Vietnam also, as plane guard for aircraft carriers in the Tonkin Gulf. She alternated this wartime service with SAR patrols and being detached for shore bombardments on the coast of North Vietnam. On 19 June 1968 (it seems she had received the same read deck modification as her vietnam sisters) she hosted Squadron 7 helicopter (Navy Lt.jg. Clyde Everett Lassen and crew) for advanced SAR notably a hazardous mission deep into North Vietnam for U.S. Navy pilots, later being awarded a Medal of Honor. Back home in July 1968, she was in exercizes along the west coast and by December entered Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for her most extensive overhaul, decommissioned on 31 January 1969, recommissioned 23 May 1970. Her routine 1st/7th fleet resumed in 1971-1972. On 24 January 1973, while deployed with the 7th Fleet, detached in a bombardment mission, she was straddled by North Vietnamese long range artillery. She was hit off Quảng Trị Province (close to the DMZ) by a few shells and shrapnel, damaging her torpedo tubes and three antennae. 1974-1986 were spent in the same manner, with deployments with the 7th fleet, but nothing to report. After 1973 the war was seemingly over in Vietnam. Tensions however were still palpable in the region, notably the Sino-Vietnamese war and civil war in Cambodia. In June 1987, USS Preble was attached to the Saratoga Battle Group, assigned to the Mediterranean Sea and making ehr first foray into the Black Sea. She was back in November 1987, being awarded DESRON 2's Battle Efficiency "E" by March 1988 (Engineering, Damage Control, ASW, Electronic Warfare, Seamanship, Navigation, and Communications, the full monty, most coveted title in peacetime). On 14 January 1989, USS Preble left her new homeport of Norfolk in Virginia to be deployed at the Standing Naval Force, Atlantic, operating with NATO fleets in the Northern Atlantic. She was backj to Norfolk on 14 July 1989. USS Preble returned in the Med for Operation Desert Shield and following Desert Storm in 1990. She was part of the fleet deployed in the red sea. Back home, she was decommissioned for good on 15 November 1991, stricken on 20 November 1992, and sent to the James River Reserve Fleet (30 June 1993). She was sold to J&L Metals, Wilmington (15 April 1994), but repossessed, resold on 10 February 1999 (International Shipbreakers, Brownsville), repossessed again, 10 July 2000 and sold on 20 March 2002 to Metro Machine of Philadelphia, fully dismantled on 10 February 2003.

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    AAW// warfare
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    HCHorizontal Compound
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    HRCR// connecting rod
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    HS(E)Horizontal single (expansion)
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    locolocomotive (boiler)
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    MSOOcean Minesweeper
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    xnumber of
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☀ Introduction
☀ Neolithic to bronze age
⚚ Antique
⚜ Medieval
⚜ Renaissance
⚜ Enlightenment

⚔ Naval Battles

⚔ Pre-Industrial Battles ☍ See the page
  • Salamis
  • Cape Ecnomus
  • Actium
  • Red Cliffs
  • Battle of the Masts
  • Yamen
  • Lake Poyang
  • Lepanto
  • Vyborg Bay
  • Svensksund
  • Trafalgar
  • Sinope
⚔ Industrial Era Battles ☍ See the page
⚔ WW1 Naval Battles ☍ See the Page
⚔ WW2 Naval Battles ☍ See the Page

⚔ Crimean War

Austrian Navy ☍ See the page
French Navy ☍ See the page
    Screw Ships of the Line
  • Navarin class (1854)
  • Duquesne class (1853)
  • Fleurus class (1853)
  • Montebello (1852)
  • Austerlitz (1852)
  • Jean Bart (1852)
  • Charlemagne (1851)
  • Napoleon (1850)
  • Sailing Ships of the Line
  • Valmy (1847)
  • Ocean class (1805)
  • Hercules class (1836)
  • Iéna class (1814)
  • Jupiter (1831)
  • Duperré (1840)
  • Screw Frigates
  • Pomone (1845)
  • Isly (1849)
  • Bellone (1853)
  • D’Assas class (1854)
  • Screw Corvettes
  • Primauguet class (1852)
  • Roland (1850)
Royal Navy ☍ See the page
  • Duke of Wellington
  • Conqueror (1855)
  • Marlborough (1855)
  • Royal Albert (1854)
  • St Jean D’Acre (1853)
  • Waterloo (1833
  • Sailing ships of the Line
  • Sailing Frigates
  • Sailing Corvettes
  • Screw two deckers
  • Screw frigates
  • Screw Corvettes
  • Screw guard ships
  • Paddle frigates
  • Paddle corvettes
  • Screw sloops
  • Paddle sloops
  • Screw gunboats
  • Brigs

⚑ 1870 Fleets

Spanish Navy 1870 Armada Espanola ☍ See the Page
  • Numancia (1863)
  • Tetuan (1863)
  • Vitoria (1865)
  • Arapiles (1864)
  • Zaragosa (1867)
  • Sagunto (1869)
  • Mendez Nunez (1869)
  • Spanish wooden s. frigates (1861-65)
  • Frigate Tornado (1865)
  • Frigate Maria de Molina (1868)
  • Spanish sail gunboats (1861-65)
Austro-Hungarian Navy 1870 K.u.K. Kriegsmarine
Danish Navy 1870 Dansk Marine
  • Dannebrog (1863)
  • Peder Skram (1864)
  • Danmark (1864)
  • Rolf Krake (1864)
  • Lindormen (1868)

  • Jylland CR (1860)
  • Tordenskjold CR (1862)
  • Dagmar SP (1861)
  • Absalon class GB (1862)
  • Fylla class GB (1863)
Hellenic Navy 1870 Nautiko Hellenon
  • Basileos Giorgios (1867)
  • Basilisa Olga (1869)
  • Sloop Hellas (1861)
Koninklije Marine 1870 Koninklije Marine 1870
  • Dutch Screw Frigates & corvettes
  • De Ruyter Bd Ironclad (1863)
  • Prins H. der Neth. Turret ship (1866)
  • Buffel class turret rams (1868)
  • Skorpioen class turret rams (1868)
  • Heiligerlee class Monitors (1868)
  • Bloedhond class Monitors (1869)
  • Adder class Monitors (1870)
  • A.H.Van Nassau Frigate (1861)
  • A.Paulowna Frigate (1867)
  • Djambi class corvettes (1860)
  • Amstel class Gunboats (1860)
Marine Française 1870 Marine Nationale ☍ See the Page
  • Screw 3-deckers (1850-58)
  • Screw 2-deckers (1852-59)
  • Screw Frigates (1849-59)
  • Conv. sailing frigates
  • Screw Corvettes (1846-59)
  • Screw Fl. Batteries (1855)
  • Paddle Frigates
  • Paddle Corvettes
  • screw sloops
  • screw gunboats
  • Sailing ships of the line
  • Sailing frigates
  • Sailing corvettes
  • Sailing bricks

  • Gloire class Bd. Ironclads (1859)
  • Couronne Bd. Ironclad (1861)
  • Magenta class Bd. Ironclads (1861)
  • Palestro class Flt. Batteries (1862)
  • Arrogante class Flt. Batteries (1864)
  • Provence class Bd. Ironclads (1864)
  • Embuscade class Flt. Batteries (1865)
  • Taureau arm. ram (1865)
  • Belliqueuse Bd. Ironclad (1865)
  • Alma Cent. Bat. Ironclads (1867)
  • Ocean class CT Battery ship (1868)

  • Cosmao class cruisers (1861)
  • Talisman cruisers (1862)
  • Resolue cruisers (1863)
  • Venus class cruisers (1864)
  • Decres cruiser (1866)
  • Desaix cruiser (1866)
  • Limier class cruisers (1867)
  • Linois cruiser (1867)
  • Chateaurenault cruiser (1868)
  • Infernet class Cruisers (1869)
  • Bourayne class Cruisers (1869)
  • Cruiser Hirondelle (1869)

  • Curieux class sloops (1860)
  • Adonis class sloops (1863)
  • Guichen class sloops (1865)
  • Sloop Renard (1866)
  • Bruix class sloops (1867)
  • Pique class gunboats (1862)
  • Hache class gunboats (1862)
  • Arbalete class gunboats (1866)
  • Etendard class gunboats (1868)
  • Revolver class gunboats (1869)
Marinha do Brasil 1870 Marinha do Brasil
  • Barrozo class (1864)
  • Brasil (1864)
  • Tamandare (1865)
  • Lima Barros (1865)
  • Rio de Janeiro (1865)
  • Silvado (1866)
  • Mariz E Barros class (1866)
  • Carbal class (1866)
Turkish Ottoman navy 1870 Osmanlı Donanması
  • Osmanieh class Bd.Ironclads (1864)
  • Assari Tewfik (1868)
  • Assari Shevket class Ct. Ironclads (1868)
  • Lufti Djelil class CDS (1868)
  • Avni Illah class cas.ironclads (1869)
  • Fethi Bulend class cas.ironclads (1870)
  • Barbette ironclad Idjalleh (1870)
  • Messudieh class Ct.Bat.ships (1874)
  • Hamidieh Ct.Bat.Ironclads (1885)
  • Abdul Kadir Battleships (project)

  • Frigate Ertrogul (1863)
  • Selimieh (1865)
  • Rehberi Tewkik (1875)
  • Mehmet Selim (1876)
  • Sloops & despatch vessels
Turkish Ottoman navy 1870 Marina Do Peru
  • Monitor Atahualpa (1865)
  • CT. Bat Independencia (1865)
  • Turret ship Huascar (1865)
  • Frigate Apurimac (1855)
  • Corvette America (1865)
  • Corvette Union (1865)
Portuguese Navy 1870 Marinha do Portugal
  • Bartolomeu Dias class (28-guns) steam frigates
  • Sagris (14 guns) steam corvette
  • Vasco Da Gama (74 guns) Ship of the Line
  • Dom Fernando I e Gloria (50) Sailing Frigate
  • Dom Joao I class (14 guns) Sailing corvettes
  • Portuguese Side-wheel steamers
Regia Marina 1870 Regia Marina 1870
Imperial Japanese navy 1870 Nihhon Kaigun 1870
  • Ironclad Ruyjo (1868)
  • Ironclad Kotetsu (1868)
  • Frigate Fujiyama (1864)
  • Frigate Kasuga (1863)
  • Corvette Asama (1869)
  • Gunboat Raiden (1856)
  • Gunboat Chiyodogata (1863)
  • Teibo class GB (1866)
  • Gunboat Mushun (1865)
  • Gunboat Hosho (1868)
Prussian Navy 1870 Preußische Marine 1870
  • Prinz Adalbert (1864)
  • Arminius (1864)
  • Friedrich Carl (1867)
  • Kronprinz (1867)
  • K.Whilhelm (1868)
  • Arcona class Frigates (1858)
  • Nymphe class Frigates (1863)
  • Augusta class Frigates (1864)
  • Jäger class gunboats (1860)
  • Chamaleon class gunboats (1860)
Russian mperial Navy 1870 Russkiy Flot 1870
  • Ironclad Sevastopol (1864)
  • Ironclad Petropavlovsk (1864)
  • Ironclad Smerch (1864)
  • Pervenetz class (1863)
  • Charodeika class (1867)
  • Admiral Lazarev class (1867)
  • Ironclad Kniaz Pojarski (1867)
  • Bronenosetz class monitors (1867)
  • Admiral Chichagov class (1868)
  • S3D Imperator Nicolai I (1860)
  • S3D Sinop (1860)
  • S3D Tsessarevich (1860)
  • Russian screw two-deckers (1856-59)
  • Russian screw frigates (1854-61)
  • Russian screw corvettes (1856-60)
  • Russian screw sloops (1856-60)
  • Varyag class Corvettes (1862)
  • Almaz class Sloops (1861)
  • Opyt TGBT (1861)
  • Sobol class TGBT (1863)
  • Pishtchal class TGBT (1866)
Swedish Navy 1870 Svenska marinen
  • Ericsson class monitors (1865)
  • Frigate Karl XIV (1854)
  • Frigate Stockholm (1856)
  • Corvette Gefle (1848)
  • Corvette Orädd (1853)
Norwegian Navy 1870 Søværnet
  • Skorpionen class (1866)
  • Frigate Stolaf (1856)
  • Frigate Kong Sverre (1860)
  • Frigate Nordstjerna (1862)
  • Frigate Vanadis (1862)
  • Glommen class gunboats (1863)
Union Union Navy ☍ See the Page
Confederate Confederate Navy ☍ See the Page
Union 'Old Navy'(1865-1885) ☍ See the Page
  • Dunderberg Bd Ironclad (1865)
  • Wampanoag class frigates (1864)
  • Frigate Chattanooga & Idaho (1864)
  • Frigate Idaho (1864)
  • Java class frigates (1865)
  • Contookook class frigates (1865)
  • Frigate Trenton (1876)
  • Swatara class sloops (1865)
  • Alaska class sloops (1868)
  • Galena class sloops (1873)
  • Enterprise class sloops (1874)
  • Alert class sloops (1873)
  • Alarm torpedo ram (1873)
  • Intrepid torpedo ram (1874)

⚑ 1890 Fleets

Argentinian Navy 1898 Armada de Argentina
  • Parana class (1873)
  • La Plata class (1875)
  • Pilcomayo class (1875)
  • Ferre class (1880)
Austro-Hungarian Navy 1898 K.u.K. Kriegsmarine
  • Custoza (1872)
  • Erzherzog Albrecht (1872)
  • Kaiser (1871)
  • Kaiser Max class (1875)
  • Tegetthoff (1878)

  • Radetzky(ii) class (1872)
  • SMS Donau(ii) (1874)
  • SMS Donau(iii) (1893)

  • Erzherzog Friedrich class (1878)
  • Saida (1878)
  • Fasana (1870)
  • Aurora class (1873)
Chinese Imperial Navy 1898 Imperial Chinese Navy
  • Hai An class frigates (1872)
Danish Navy 1898 Dansk Marine
  • Tordenskjold (1880)
  • Iver Hvitfeldt (1886)
  • Skjold (1896)
  • Cruiser Fyen (1882)
  • Cruiser Valkyrien (1888)
Hellenic Navy 1898 Nautiko Hellenon
  • Spetsai class (1889)
  • Nauarchos Miaoulis (1889)
  • Greek Torpedo Boats (1881-85)
  • Greek Gunboats (1861-84)
Haitian Navy 1914Marine Haitienne
  • Gunboat St Michael (1970)
  • Gunboat "1804" (1875)
  • Gunboat Dessalines (1883)
  • Gunboat Toussaint Louverture (1886)
Koninklije Marine 1898 Koninklije Marine
  • Konigin der Netherland (1874)
  • Draak, monitor (1877)
  • Matador, monitor (1878)
  • R. Claeszen, monitor (1891)
  • Evertsen class CDS (1894)
  • Atjeh class cruisers (1876)
  • Cruiser Sumatra (1890)
  • Cruiser K.W. Der. Neth (1892)
  • Banda class Gunboats (1872)
  • Pontania class Gunboats (1873)
  • Gunboat Aruba (1873)
  • Hydra Gunboat class (1873)
  • Batavia class Gunboats (1877)
  • Wodan Gunboat class (1877)
  • Ceram class Gunboats (1887)
  • Combok class Gunboats (1891)
  • Borneo Gunboat (1892)
  • Nias class Gunboats (1895)
  • Koetei class Gunboats (1898)
  • Dutch sloops (1864-85)
Marine Française 1898 Marine Nationale ☍ See the Page
  • Friedland CT Battery ship (1873)
  • Richelieu CT Battery ship (1873)
  • Colbert class CT Battery ships (1875)
  • Redoutable CT Battery ship (1876)
  • Courbet class CT Battery ships (1879)
  • Amiral Duperre barbette ship (1879)
  • Terrible class barbette ships (1883)
  • Amiral Baudin class barbette ships (1883)
  • Barbette ship Hoche (1886)
  • Marceau class barbette ships (1888)

  • Cerbere class Arm.Ram (1870)
  • Tonnerre class Br.Monitors (1875)
  • Tempete class Br.Monitors (1876)
  • Tonnant ironclad (1880)
  • Furieux ironclad (1883)
  • Fusee class Arm.Gunboats (1885)
  • Acheron class Arm.Gunboats (1885)
  • Jemmapes class (1892)
  • Bouvines class (1892)

  • La Galissonière Cent. Bat. Ironclads (1872)
  • Bayard class barbette ships (1879)
  • Vauban class barbette ships (1882)
  • Prot. Cruiser Sfax (1884)
  • Prot. Cruiser Tage (1886)
  • Prot. Cruiser Amiral Cécille (1888)
  • Prot. Cruiser Davout (1889)
  • Forbin class Cruisers (1888)
  • Troude class Cruisers (1888)
  • Alger class Cruisers (1891)
  • Friant class Cruisers (1893)
  • Prot. Cruiser Suchet (1893)
  • Descartes class Cruisers (1893)
  • Linois class Cruisers (1896)
  • D'Assas class Cruisers (1896)
  • Catinat class Cruisers (1896)

  • R. de Genouilly class Cruisers (1876)
  • Cruiser Duquesne (1876)
  • Cruiser Tourville (1876)
  • Cruiser Duguay-Trouin (1877)
  • Laperouse class Cruisers (1877)
  • Villars class Cruisers (1879)
  • Cruiser Iphigenie (1881)
  • Cruiser Naiade (1881)
  • Cruiser Arethuse (1882)
  • Cruiser Dubourdieu (1884)
  • Cruiser Milan (1884)

  • Parseval class sloops (1876)
  • Bisson class sloops (1874)
  • Epee class gunboats (1873)
  • Crocodile class gunboats (1874)
  • Tromblon class gunboats (1875)
  • Condor class Torpedo Cruisers (1885)
  • G. Charmes class gunboats (1886)
  • Inconstant class sloops (1887)
  • Bombe class Torpedo Cruisers (1887)
  • Wattignies class Torpedo Cruisers (1891)
  • Levrier class Torpedo Cruisers (1891)
Marinha do Brasil 1898 Marinha do Brasil
Marinha do Portugal 1898 Marinha do Portugal
Marina de Mexico 1898 Mexico
  • GB Indipendencia (1874)
  • GB Democrata (1875)
Turkish Ottoman navy 1898 Osmanlı Donanması
  • Cruiser Heibtnuma (1890)
  • Cruiser Lufti Humayun (1892)
  • Cruiser Hadevendighar (1892)
  • Shadieh class cruisers (1893)
  • Turkish TBs (1885-94)
Regia Marina 1898 Regia Marina
  • Pr. Amadeo class (1871)
  • Caio Duilio class (1879)
  • Italia class (1885)
  • Ruggero di Lauria class (1884)
  • Carracciolo (1869)
  • Vettor Pisani (1869)
  • Cristoforo Colombo (1875)
  • Flavio Goia (1881)
  • Amerigo Vespucci (1882)
  • C. Colombo (ii) (1892)
  • Pietro Micca (1876)
  • Tripoli (1886)
  • Goito class (1887)
  • Folgore class (1887)
  • Partenope class (1889)
  • Giovanni Bausan (1883)
  • Etna class (1885)
  • Dogali (1885)
  • Piemonte (1888)
  • Staffeta (1876)
  • Rapido (1876)
  • Barbarigo class (1879)
  • Messagero (1885)
  • Archimede class (1887)
  • Guardiano class GB (1874)
  • Scilla class GB (1874)
  • Provana class GB (1884)
  • Curtatone class GB (1887)
  • Castore class GB (1888)
Imperial Japanese navy 1898 Nihhon Kaigun
  • Ironclad Fuso (1877)
  • Kongo class Ironclads (1877)

  • Cruiser Tsukushi (1880)
  • Cruiser Takao (1888)
  • Cruiser Yaeyama (1889)
  • Cruiser Chishima (1890)
  • Cruiser Tatsuta (1894)
  • Cruiser Miyako (1898)

  • Frigate Nisshin (1869)
  • Frigate Tsukuba (acq.1870)
  • Kaimon class CVT (1882)
  • Katsuragi class SCVT (1885)
  • Sloop Seiki (1875)
  • Sloop Amagi (1877)
  • Corvette Jingei (1876)
  • Gunboat Banjo (1878)
  • Maya class GB (1886)
  • Gunboat Oshima (1891)
German Navy 1898 Kaiserliche Marine
  • Ironclad Hansa (1872)
  • G.Kurfürst class (1873)
  • Kaiser class (1874)
  • Sachsen class (1877)
  • Ironclad Oldenburg (1884)

  • Ariadne class CVT (1871)
  • Leipzig class CVT (1875)
  • Bismarck class CVT (1877)
  • Carola class CVT (1880)
  • Corvette Nixe (1885)
  • Corvette Charlotte (1885)
  • Schwalbe class Cruisers (1887)
  • Bussard class (1890)

  • Aviso Zieten (1876)
  • Blitz class Avisos (1882)
  • Aviso Greif (1886)
  • Wacht class Avisos (1887)
  • Meteor class Avisos (1890)
  • Albatross class GBT (1871)
  • Cyclop GBT (1874)
  • Otter GBT (1877)
  • Wolf class GBT (1878)
  • Habitch class GBT (1879)
  • Hay GBT (1881)
  • Eber GBT (1881)
  • Rhein class Monitors (1872)
  • Wespe class Monitors (1876)
  • Brummer class Arm.Steamers (1884)
Russian Imperial Navy 1898 Russkiy Flot
Marina do Peru Marina Do Peru
  • Lima class Cruisers (1880)
  • Chilean TBs (1879)
Swedish Navy 1898 Svenska Marinen
Norwegian Navy 1898 Søværnet
  • Lindormen (1868)
  • Gorm (1870)
  • Odin (1872)
  • Helgoland (1878)
  • Tordenskjold (1880)
  • Iver Hvitfeldt (1886)
Royal Navy 1898 Royal Navy 1898
  • Hotspur (1870)
  • Glatton (1871)
  • Devastation class (1871)
  • Cyclops class (1871)
  • Rupert (1874)
  • Neptune class (1874)
  • Dreadnought (1875)
  • Inflexible (1876)
  • Agamemnon class (1879)
  • Conqueror class (1881)
  • Colossus class (1882)
  • Admiral class (1882)
  • Trafalgar class (1887)
  • Victoria class (1890)
  • Royal Sovereign class (1891)
  • Centurion class (1892)
  • Renown (1895)

  • HMS Shannon (1875)
  • Nelson class (1876)
  • Iris class (1877)
  • Leander class (1882)
  • Imperieuse class (1883)
  • Mersey class (1885)
  • Surprise class (1885)
  • Scout class (1885)
  • Archer class (1885)
  • Orlando class (1886)
  • Medea class (1888)
  • Barracouta class (1889)
  • Barham class (1889)
  • Pearl class (1889)
  • 1870-90 Torpedo Boats
  • Spanish Navy 1898 Armada 1898
    • Ironclad Pelayo (1887)

    • Aragon class (1879)
    • Velasco class (1881)
    • Isla de Luzon (1886)
    • Alfonso XII class (1887)
    • Reina Regentes class (1887)
    • Infanta Maria Teresa class (1890)
    • Emperador Carlos V (1895)
    • Cristobal Colon (1896)
    • Princesa de Asturias class (1896)

    • Destructor class (1886)
    • Temerario class (1891)
    • TGunboat Filipinas (1892)
    • De Molina class (1896)
    • Furor class (1896)
    • Audaz class (1897)
    • Spanish TBs (1878-87)
    • Fernando class gunboats (1875)
    • Concha class gunboats (1883)
    US Navy 1898 1898 US Navy US Navy 1898☍ See the Page
    • USS Maine (1889)
    • USS Texas (1892)
    • Indiana class (1893)
    • USS Iowa (1896)

    • Amphitrite class (1876)
    • USS Puritan (1882)
    • USS Monterey (1891)

    • Atlanta class (1884)
    • USS Chicago (1885)
    • USS Charleston (1888)
    • USS Baltimore (1888)
    • USS Philadelphia (1889)
    • USS San Francisco (1889)
    • USS Newark (1890)
    • USS New York (1891)
    • USS Olympia (1892)
    • Cincinatti class (1892)
    • Montgomery class (1893)
    • Columbia class (1893)
    • USS Brooklyn (1895)

    • USS Vesuvius (1888)
    • USS Katahdin (1893)
    • USN Torpedo Boats (1886-1901)
    • GB USS Dolphin (1884)
    • Yorktown class GB (1888)
    • GB USS Petrel (1888)
    • GB USS Bancroft (1892)
    • Machias class GB (1891)
    • GB USS Nashville (1895)
    • Wilmington class GB (1895)
    • Annapolis class GB (1896)
    • Wheeling class GB (1897)
    • Small gunboats (1886-95)
    • St Louis class AMC (1894)
    • Harvard class AMC (1888)
    • USN Armoured Merchant Cruisers
    • USN Armed Yachts


    ☉ Entente Fleets

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    Italy ww1 Regia Marina

    ✠ Central Empires

    German Navy 1914 Kaiserliche Marine
    austria-hungary ww1 KuK Kriesgmarine
    turkey ww1 Osmanli Donmanasi
    • Barbarossa class battleships (1892)
    • Yavuz (1914)
    • Cruiser Mecidieh (1903)
    • Cruiser Hamidieh (1903)
    • Cruiser Midilli (1914)
    • Namet Torpedo cruisers (1890)
    • Sahahani Deria Torpedo cruisers (1892)
    • Destroyers class Berk-Efshan (1894)
    • Destroyers class Yarishar (1907)
    • Destroyers class Muavenet (1909)
    • Berk i Savket class Torpedo gunboats (1906)
    • Marmaris gunboat (1903)
    • Sedd ul Bahr class gunboats (1907)
    • Isa Reis class gunboats (1911)
    • Preveze class gunboats (1912)
    • Turkish WW1 Torpedo Boats
    • Turkish Armed Yachts (1861-1903)
    • Turkish WW1 Minelayers

    ⚑ Neutral Countries

    Argentinian navy Argentina
    Brazilian Navy Brazil
    Chilean Navy 1914 Chile
    Cuban Navy 1914 Cuba
    • Gunboat Baire (1906)
    • Gunboat Patria (1911)
    • Diez de octubre class GB (1911)
    • Sloop Cuba (1911)
    Haitian Navy 1914 Haiti
    • Gunboat Dessalines (1883)
    • GB Toussaint Louverture (1886)
    • GB Capois la Mort (1893)
    • GB Crete a Pierot (1895)
    Mexican Navy Mexico
    • Cruiser Zatagosa (1891)
    • GB Plan de Guadalupe (1892)
    • Tampico class GB (1902)
    • N. Bravo class GB (1903)
    Peruvian Navy 1914 Peru
    • Almirante Grau class (1906)
    • Ferre class subs. (1912)
    Bulgarian Navy Bulgaria
    • Cruiser Nadezhda (1898)
    • Drski class TBs (1906)
    Danish Navy 1914 Denmark
    • Skjold class (1896)
    • Herluf Trolle class (1899)
    • Herluf Trolle (1908)
    • Niels Iuel (1918)
    • Hekla class cruisers (1890)
    • Valkyrien class cruisers (1888)
    • Fyen class crusiers (1882)
    • Danish TBs (1879-1918)
    • Danish Submarines (1909-1920)
    • Danish Minelayer/sweepers
    Greek Royal Navy Greece
    Dutch Empire Navy 1914 Netherlands
    • Eversten class (1894)
    • Konigin Regentes class (1900)
    • De Zeven Provincien (1909)
    • Dutch dreadnought (project)
    • Holland class cruisers (1896)
    • Fret class destroyers
    • Dutch Torpedo boats
    • Dutch gunboats
    • Dutch submarines
    • Dutch minelayers
    Norwegian Navy 1914 Norway
    • Haarfarge class (1897)
    • Norge class (1900)
    • Norwegian Monitors
    • Cr. Frithjof (1895)
    • Cr. Viking (1891)
    • DD Draug (1908)
    • Norwegian ww1 TBs
    • Norwegian ww1 Gunboats
    • Sub. Kobben (1909)
    • Ml. Fröya (1916)
    • Ml. Glommen (1917)
    Portuguese navy 1914 Portugal
    • Coastal Battleship Vasco da Gama (1875)
    • Cruiser Adamastor (1896)
    • Sao Gabriel class (1898)
    • Cruiser Dom Carlos I (1898)
    • Cruiser Rainha Dona Amelia (1899)
    • Portuguese ww1 Destroyers
    • Portuguese ww1 Submersibles
    • Portuguese ww1 Gunboats
    Romanian Navy 1914 Romania
    Spanish Armada Spain
    Swedish Navy 1914 Sweden
    Chinese navy 1914 China
    Thai Empire Navy 1914 Thailand
    • Maha Chakri (1892)
    • Thoon Kramon (1866)
    • Makrut Rajakumarn (1883)

    ⚏ WW1 3rd/4th rank navies

    ✈ WW1 Naval Aviation

    US naval aviation USN
    • Boeing model 2/3/5 (1916)
    • Aeromarine 39 (1917)
    • Curtiss H (1917)
    • Curtiss F5L (1918)
    • Curtiss VE-7 (1918)
    • Curtiss NC (1918)
    • Curtiss NC4 (1918)
    • Short 184 (1915)
    • Fairey Campania (1917)
    • Felixtowe F2 (1916)
    • Felixtowe F3 (1917)
    • Felixtowe F5 (1918)
    • Sopwith Baby (1917)
    • Fairey Hamble Baby (1917)
    • Fairey III (1918)
    • Short S38 (1912)
    • Short Admiralty Type 166 (1914)
    • Short Admiralty Type 184 (1915)

    • Blackburn Kangaroo
    • Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter
    • Sopwith Pup
    • Sopwith Cuckoo 1918
    • Royal Aircraft Factory Airships
    German Imperial naval aviation Marineflieger
    • Albatros W.4 (1916)
    • Albatros W.8 (1918)
    • Friedrichshafen Models
    • Gotha WD.1-27 (1918)
    • Hansa-Brandenburg series
    • L.F.G V.19 Stralsund (1918)
    • L.F.G W (1916)
    • L.F.G WD (1917)
    • Lübeck-Travemünde (1914)
    • Oertz W series (1914)
    • Rumpler 4B (1914)
    • Sablatnig SF (1916)
    • Zeppelin-Lindau Rs series
    • Kaiserlichesmarine Zeppelins
    French naval aviation French Naval Aviation
    • Borel Type Bo.11 (1911)
    • Nieuport VI.H (1912)
    • Nieuport X.H (1913)
    • Donnet-Leveque (1913)
    • FBA-Leveque (1913)
    • FBA (1913)
    • Donnet-Denhaut (1915)
    • Borel-Odier Type Bo-T(1916)
    • Levy G.L.40 (1917)
    • Blériot-SPAD S.XIV (1917)
    • Hanriot HD.2 (1918)
    • Zodiac Airships
    Italian naval aviation Italian Naval Aviation
    • Ansaldo SVA Idro (1916)
    • Ansaldo Baby Idro (1915)
    • Macchi M3 (1916)
    • Macchi M5 (1918)
    • SIAI S.12 (1918)
    Russian naval aviation Russian Naval Aviation
    • Grigorovich M-5 (1915)
    • Grigorovich M-9 (1916)
    • Grigorovich M-11 (1916)
    • Grigorovich M-15 (1916)
    • Grigorovich M-16 (1916)
    • Grigorovich M-16 (1916)
    ✠ K.u.K. SeeFliegkorps
    • Lohner E (1914)
    • Lohner L (1915)
    • Oeffag G (1916)
    IJN Aviation IJN Air Service
    • IJN Farman 1914
    • Yokosho Rogou Kougata (1917)
    • Yokosuka Igo-Ko (1920)


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    Chinese Navy Chinese Navy 1937 ☍ See the Page

    ✙ Axis ww2 Fleets

    Japan ww2 Imperial Japanese Navy ☍ See the Page
    italy ww2 Regia Marina ☍ See the Page
    German ww2 Kriegsmarine ☍ See the Page

    ⚑ Neutral Navies

    Armada de Argentina Argentinian Navy ☍ See the Page
    Marinha do Brasil Brazilian Navy ☍ See the Page
    Armada de Chile Chilean Navy ☍ See the Page
    Søværnet Danish Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Niels Iuel (1918)
    • Danish ww2 Torpedo-Boats
    • Danish ww2 submarines
    • Danish ww2 minelayer/sweepers
    Merivoimat Finnish Navy ☍ See the Page
    Hellenic Navy Hellenic Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Greek ww2 Destroyers
    • Greek ww2 submarines
    • Greek ww2 minelayers
    Marynarka Vojenna Polish Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Cruiser ORP Dragon
    • Cruiser ORP Conrad
    • Brislawicka class Destroyers
    • Witcher ww2 Destroyers
    • Minelayer Gryf
    • Wilk class sub.
    • Orzel class sub.
    • Jakolska class minesweepers
    • Polish Monitors
    Portuguese navy ww2 Portuguese Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Douro class DDs
    • Delfim class sub
    • Velho class gb
    • Albuquerque class gb
    • Nunes class sloops
    Romanian Navy Romanian Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Romanian ww2 Destroyers
    • Romanian ww2 Submarines
    Royal Norwegian Navy Sjøforsvaret ☍ See the Page
    • Norwegian ww2 Torpedo-Boats
    Spanish Armada Spanish Armada ☍ See the Page
    Svenska Marinen Svenska Marinen ☍ See the Page
    • Sverige class CBBs (1915)
    • Gustav V class CBBs (1918)
    • Interwar Swedish CBB projects

    • Tre Kronor class (1943)
    • Gotland (1933)
    • Fylgia (1905)

    • Ehrernskjold class DDs (1926)
    • Psilander class DDs (1926)
    • Klas Horn class DDs (1931)
    • Romulus class DDs (1934)
    • Göteborg class DDs (1935)
    • Mode class DDs (1942)
    • Visby class DDs (1942)
    • Öland class DDs (1945)

    • Swedish ww2 TBs
    • Swedish ww2 Submarines
    • Swedish ww2 Minelayers
    • Swedish ww2 MTBs
    • Swedish ww2 Patrol Vessels
    • Swedish ww2 Minesweepers
    Türk Donanmasi Turkish Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Kocatepe class Destroyers
    • Tinaztepe class Destroyers
    • İnönü class submarines
    • Submarine Dumplumpynar
    • Submarine Sakarya
    • Submarine Gur
    • Submarine Batiray
    • Atilay class submarines
    Royal Yugoslav Navy Royal Yugoslav Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Cruiser Dalmacija
    • Dubrovnik class DDs
    • Beograd class DDs
    • Osvetnik class subs
    • Hrabi class subs
    • Gunboat Beli Orao
    Royal Thai Navy Royal Thai Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Taksin class
    • Ratanakosindra class
    • Sri Ayuthia class
    • Puket class
    • Tachin class
    • Sinsamudar class sub
    minor navies Minor Navies ☍ See the Page

    ✈ Naval Aviation

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    US naval aviation USN aviation ☍ See the Page
    Fleet Air Arm ☍ See the Page
    IJN aviation ☍ See the Page
    • Mitsubishi 1MF (1923)
    • Nakajima A1N (1930)
    • Nakajima A2N (1932)
    • Mitsubishi A5M "Claude" (1935)
    • Nakajima A4N (1935)
    • Mitsubishi A6M "zeke" (1940)
    • Nakajima J1N Gekko "Irving" (1941)
    • Mitsubishi J2M Raiden "Jack" (1942)
    • Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden "George" (1942)
    • Nakajima J5N Tenrai (1944)

    • Aichi S1A Denko* (1944)
    • Mitsubishi A7M reppu* (1944)
    • Mitsubishi J8M1 Shusui* (1945)
    • Mitsubishi J8M2 Shusui-kai* (1945)
    • Kyushu J7W Shinden* (1945)
    • Nakajima J9Y Kikka* (1945)

    • Mitsubishi 1MT (1922)
    • Mitsubishi B1M (1923)
    • Mitsubishi B2M (1932)
    • Kugisho B3Y (1932)
    • Aichi D1A "Susie" (1934)
    • Yokosuka B4Y "Jean" (1935)
    • Mitsubishi B5M "Mabel" (1937)
    • Nakajima B5N "Kate" (1937)
    • Aichi D3A "Val" (1940)
    • Nakajima B6N "Jill" (1941)
    • Aichi B7A "Grace" (1942)
    • Nakajima C6N Saiun "Myrt" (1942)
    • Yokosuka D4Y "Judy" (1942)
    • Yokosuka MXY-7 "Baka" (1944)

    • Mitsubishi G3M "Nell" (1935)
    • Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" (1941)
    • Kawanishi P1Y Ginga "Frances" (1943)
    • Kyushu Q1W Tokai "Lorna" (1943)
    • Tachikawa Ki-74 "Patsy" (1944)
    • Nakajima G8N Renzan "Rita" (1944)

    • Mitsubishi K3M "Pine" (1930)
    • Nakajima C2N1 (1931)
    • Yokosuka K5Y1 "Willow" (1933)
    • Nakajima L1N1 (1937)
    • Kawanishi H6K2/4-L (1938)
    • Kyushu K10W1 "Oak" (1941)
    • Kyushu K11W1 Shiragiku (1942)
    • Mitsubishi L4M1 (1942)
    • Nakajima G5N Shinzan "Liz" (1942)
    • Yokosuka L3Y "Tina" (1942)
    • Kyushu Q1W1-K "Lorna"(1943)
    • Aichi M6A1-K Nanzan (1943)
    • Yokosuka MXY-7K-1 "Kai" (1944)
    • Yokosuka MXY-8 Akigusa (1945)

    • Hiro H1H (1926)
    • Yokosuka E1Y (1926)
    • Nakajima E2N (1927)
    • Aichi E3A (1929)
    • Yokosuka K4Y (1930)
    • Nakajima E4N (1931)
    • Nakajima E8N "Dave" (1935)
    • Kawanishi E7K "Alf" (1935)
    • Kawanishi E11K1 (1937)
    • Aichi E11A "Laura" (1938)
    • Watanabe E9W (1938)
    • Watanabe K8W* (1938)
    • Mitsubishi F1M "pete" (1941)
    • Nakajima E14Y "Glen" (1941)
    • Aichi E13A "Jake" (1941)
    • Aichi H9A (1942)
    • Nakajima A6M2-N (1942)
    • Kawanishi E15K Shiun (1942)
    • Kawanishi N1K1 "Rex" (1943)
    • Aichi E16A "Zuiun" (1944)
    • Aichi M6A1 Seiran (1945)

    • Kawanishi E11K* (1937)
    • Kawanishi H6K "Mavis" (1938)
    • Kawanishi K6K* (1938)
    • Kawanishi H6K3 (1939)
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    • Kawanishi H8K "Emily" (1942)
    • Yokosuka H5Y "Cherry" (1936)

    • Mitsubishi 2MR (1923)
    • Yokosho K1Y (1924)
    • Yokosuka K2Y (1928)
    • Mitsubishi K3M "Pine" (1930)
    • Hitachi LXG1 (1934)
    • Kyushu K10W "Oak" (1943)
    Italian Aviation ☍ See the Page
    French Aeronavale ☍ See the Page
    • Levasseur PL5/9 (1924)
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    • Gourdou-Leseurre GL.300 series (1926-39)
    • Levasseur PL7 (1928)
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    • Latécoere 290 (1931)
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    • Leo H257 bis (1932)
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    • Morane 226 (1934)
    • Dewoitine 376 (1934)
    • Latécoere 321 (1935)
    • Potez 452 (1935)
    • Latécoere 38.1 (1936)
    • Loire 210 (1936)
    • Leo H43 (1936)
    • Levasseur PL107 (1937)
    • Loire 130 (1937)
    • Dewoitine HD.730 (1938)
    • Latecoere 298 (1938)
    • LN 401 (1938)
    Soviet Naval Aviation
    Luftwaffe (Naval) ☍ See the Page
    • Arado 197 (1937)
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    • Messerschmitt Me 109T (1941)
    • Messerschmitt 155 (1944)

    • Heinkel HE 1 (1921)
    • Caspar U1 (1922)
    • Dornier Do J Wal (1922)
    • Dornier Do 16 ‘Wal’ (1923)
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    • Junkers A 20/Ju 20 (1923)
    • Rohrbach Ro II (1923)
    • Rohrbach Ro III (1924)
    • Dornier Do D (1924)
    • Dornier Do E (1924)
    • Junkers G 24 (1924)
    • Rohrbach Ro IV (1925)
    • Heinkel HD 14 (1925)
    • Heinkel HE 25 (1925)
    • Heinkel HE 26 (1925)
    • Heinkel HE 24 (1926)
    • Heinkel HE 4 (1926)
    • Junkers W 33/34 (1926)
    • Heinkel HE 5 (1926)
    • Rohrbach Ro VII Robbe (1926)
    • Rohrbach Ro V Rocco (1927)
    • Heinkel HE 31 (1927)
    • Heinkel HE 8 (1927)
    • Arado W II (1928)
    • Heinkel HD 9 (1928)
    • Heinkel HD 16 (1928)
    • Heinkel He 55 (1929)
    • Heinkel He 56 (1929)
    • Arado SSD I (1930)
    • Junkers Ju 52w (1930)
    • Heinkel HE 42 (1931)
    • Heinkel He 50 (1931)
    • Heinkel He 59 (1931)
    • Arado Ar 66 (1932)
    • Heinkel He 58 (1932)
    • Junkers Ju 46 (1932)
    • Klemm Kl 35bW (1932)
    • Heinkel He 62 (1932)
    • Heinkel He 60 (1933)
    • Heinkel He 51w (1933)
    • Arado Ar 95 (1937)
    • Arado Ar 196 (1937)
    • Arado Ar 199 (1939)
    • Blohm & Voss Ha 139 (1936)
    • Blohm & Voss BV 138 (1937)
    • Blohm & Voss Ha 140 (1937)
    • Blohm & Voss BV 222 (1938)
    • Blohm & Voss BV 238 (1942)
    • Dornier Do 24/318 (1937)
    • Dornier Do 18 (1935)
    • Dornier Do 26 (1938)
    • Dornier Do 22 (1938)
    • DFS Seeadler (1936)
    • Focke-Wulf Fw 58W (1935)
    • Focke-Wulf Fw 62 (1937)
    • Heinkel He 114 (1936)
    • Heinkel He 115 (1936)
    • Heinkel He 119 (1936)
    Dutch Naval Aviation
    • Fokker W.3 (1915)
    • Fokker T.II (1921)
    • Fokker B.I/III (1922)
    • Fokker B.II (1923)
    • Fokker T.III (1924)
    • Fokker T.IV (1927)
    • Fokker B.IV (1928)
    • Fokker C.VII W (1928)
    • Fokker C.VIII W (1929)
    • Fokker C.XI W (1934)
    • Fokker C.XIV-W (1937)
    • Fokker T.VIII-W (1939)

    ☢ The Cold War


    Sovietskaya Flota Sovietskiy flot ☍ See the Page
    Warsaw Pact cold war navy Warsaw Pact Navies ☍ See the Detail
    • Albania
    • Bulgaria
    • Czechoslovakia
    • Hungary
    • Volksmarine East Germany
    • Parchim class corvettes (1985)
    • Hai class sub-chasers (1958)
    • Volksmarine's minesweepers
    • Volksmarine's FAC
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    • ORP Warzsawa (1970)
    • ORP Kaszub (1986)
    • Polish Landing ships
    • Polish FACs
    • Polish Patrol ships
    • Polish Minesweepers
    • Missile Destroyer Muntenia (1982)
    • Tetal class Frigates (1981)
    • Romanian river patrol crafts

    ✦ NATO

    bundesmarine Bundesmarine ☍ See the Page
    Dutch Navy Danish Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Hvidbjornen class Frigates (1962)
    • Frigate Beskytteren (1976)
    • Peder Skram class Frigates (1965)
    • Thetis class frigates (1989)
    • Bellona class corvettes (1955)
    • Niels Juel class corvettes (1979)

    • Delfinen class submarines (1958)
    • Narhvalen class submarines (1970)

    • Bille class Torpedo Boats (1946)
    • Flyvefisken class Torpedo Boats (1954)
    • Falken class Torpedo Boats (1960)
    • Soloven class Torpedo Boats (1962)
    • Willemoes class FAC (1976)
    • Flyvefisken class FAC (1989)
    • Daphne class Patrol Boats (1960)
    • Danish Minelayers
    • Danish Minesweepers
    Dutch Navy Dutch Navy ☍ See the Page
    • CV Karel Doorman (1948)
    • De Zeven Provinciën class cruisers (1945)
    • Holland class DDs (1953)
    • Friesland class DDs (1953)
    • Roodfier class Frigates (1953)
    • Frigate Lynx (1954)
    • Van Speijk class Frigates (1965)
    • Tromp class Frigates (1973)
    • Kortenaer class frigates (1976)
    • Van H. class Frigates (1983)
    • K. Doorman class Frigates (1988)
    • Dolfijn clas sub. (1959)
    • Zwaardvis class subs. (1970)
    • Walrus class subs. (1985)
    • ATD Rotterdam (1990s)
    • Dokkum class minesweepers (1954)
    • Alkmaar class minesweepers (1982)
    Hellenic Navy Hellenic Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Hydra class FFs (1990)
    • Greek cold war Subs
    • Greek Amphibious ships
    • Greek MTBs/FACs
    • Greek Patrol Vessels
    Eire Irish Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Eithne class PBs (1983)
    • Cliona class PBs
    • Deidre/Emer class PBs
    • Orla class fast PBs
    Marina Militare Marina Militare ☍ See the Page
      Aircraft Carriers
    • Giuseppe Garibaldi (1983)
    • Conte di Cavour (2004)*
    • Trieste (2022)*
    • Cruisers
    • Missile cruiser Garibaldi (1960)
    • Doria class H. cruisers (1962)
    • Vittorio Veneto (1969)
    • Destroyers

    • Impetuoso class (1956)
    • Impavido class (1957)
    • Audace class (1971)
    • De La Penne class (1989)
    • Orizzonte class (2007)*
    • Frigates
    • Grecale class (1949)
    • Canopo class (1955)
    • Bergamini class (1960)
    • Alpino class (1967)
    • Lupo class (1976)
    • Maestrale class (1981)
    • Bergamini class (2013)*
    • Thaon di Revel class (2020)*
    • Corvettes (OPV)
    • Albatros class (1954)
    • De Cristofaro class (1965)
    • Minerva class (1987)
    • Cassiopeia class (1989)
    • Esploratore class (1997)*
    • Sirio class (2003)*
    • Commandanti class (2004)*
    • Submarines
    • Toti class (1967)
    • Sauro class (1976)
    • Pelosi class (1986)
    • Sauro class (1992)*
    • Todaro class (2006)*
    • Attack/Amphibious ships
    • San Giorgio LSD (1987)
    • Gorgona class CTS (1987)
    • Italian Landing Crafts (1947-2020)
    • Misc. ships
    • Folgore PB (1952)
    • Lampo class PBs (1960)
    • Freccia class PBs (1965)
    • Sparviero class GMHF (1973)
    • Stromboli class AOR (1975)
    • Anteo SRS (1980)
    • Etna class LSS (1988)
    • Vulcano AOR (1998)*
    • Elettra EWSS (2003)*
    • Etna AOR (2021)*
    • Mine warfare ships
    • Lerici class (1982)
    • Gaeta class (1992)*
    Marine Française Marine Nationale ☍ See the Page
    • Jean Bart (1949)
    • Aircraft/Helicopter carriers
    • Dixmude (1946)
    • Arromanches (1946)
    • Lafayette class light carriers (1954)
    • PA 28 class project (1947)
    • Clemenceau class (1957)
    • Jeanne d'Arc (1961)
    • PA 58 (1958)
    • PH 75/79 (1975)
    • Charles de Gaulle (1994)

    • Cruisers
    • De Grasse (1946)
    • Chateaurenault class (1950)
    • Colbert (1956)

    • Destroyers
    • Surcouf class (1953)
    • Duperre class (1956)
    • La Galissonniere class (1960)
    • Suffren class (1965)
    • Aconit (1970)
    • Tourville class (1972)
    • G. Leygues class (1976)
    • Cassard class (1985)

    • Frigates
    • Le Corse class (1952)
    • Le Normand class (1954)
    • Cdt Riviere class (1958)
    • Estiennes D'Orves class (1973)
    • Lafayette class (1990)

    • Corvettes
    • Estiennes D'Orves class (1973)
    • Floreal class (1990)

    • Submarines
    • La Creole class (1940)
    • Narval class (1954)
    • Arethuse class (1957)
    • Daphne class (1959)
    • Gymnote test SSBN (1964)
    • Le Redoutable SSBN (1967)
    • Agosta SSN (1974)
    • Rubis SSN (1979)
    • Amethyste SSN (1988)
    • Le Triomphant SSBN (started 1989)

    • Amphibian Ships
    • Issole (1958)
    • EDIC class (1958)
    • Trieux class (1958)
    • Ouragan lass (1963)
    • Champlain lass (1973)
    • Bougainville (1986)
    • Foudre class (1988)
    • CDIC lass (1989)

    • Misc. ships
    • Le Fougueux class (1958)
    • La Combattante class (1964)
    • Trident class (1976)
    • L'Audacieuse class (1984)
    • Grebe class (1989)
    • Sirius class (1952)
    • Circe class (1972)
    • Eridan class (1979)
    • Vulcain class (1986)
    RCAN RCAN ☍ See the Page
    • HCMS Bonaventure (1957)
    • St Laurent class DDE (1951)
    • Algonquin class DDE (1952)
    • Restigouche class DDs (1954)
    • Mackenzie class DDs (1961)
    • Annapolis class DDH (1963)
    • Iroquois class DDH (1970)

    • River (mod) 1955
    • Tribal class FFs (Pjct)
    • City class DDH (1988)

    • Ojibwa class sub. (1964)
    • Kingston class MCFV (1995)
    Royal Navy Royal Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Cold War Aircraft Carriers
    • Centaur class (1947)
    • HMS Victorious (1957)
    • HMS Eagle (1946)
    • HMS Ark Royal (1950)
    • HMS Hermes (1953)
    • CVA-01 class (1966 project)
    • Invincible class (1977)

    • Cold War Cruisers
    • Tiger class (1945)

    • Destroyers
    • Daring class (1949)
    • 1953 design (project)
    • Cavendish class (1944)
    • Weapon class (1945)
    • Battle class (1945)
    • FADEP program (1946)
    • County class GMD (1959)
    • Bristol class GMD (1969)
    • Sheffield class GMD (1971)
    • Manchester class GMD (1980)
    • Type 43 GMD (1974)

    • British cold-war Frigates
    • Rapid class (1942)
    • Tenacious class (1941)
    • Whitby class (1954)
    • Blackwood class (1953)
    • Leopard class (1954)
    • Salisbury class (1953)
    • Tribal class (1959)
    • Rothesay class (1957)
    • Leander class (1961)
    • BB Leander class (1967)
    • HMS Mermaid (1966)
    • Amazon class (1971)
    • Broadsword class (1976)
    • Boxer class (1981)
    • Cornwall class (1985)
    • Duke class (1987)

    • British cold war Submarines
    • T (conv.) class (1944)
    • T (Stream) class (1945)
    • A (Mod.) class (1944)
    • Explorer class (1954)
    • Strickleback class (1954)
    • Porpoise class (1956)
    • Oberon class (1959)
    • HMS Dreanought SSN (1960)
    • Valiant class SSN (1963)
    • Resolution class SSBN (1966)
    • Swiftsure class SSN (1971)
    • Trafalgar class SSN (1981)
    • Upholder class (1986)
    • Vanguard class SSBN (started)

    • Assault ships
    • Fearless class (1963)
    • HMS Ocean (started)
    • Sir Lancelot LLS (1963)
    • Sir Galahad (1986)
    • Ardennes/Avon class (1976)
    • Brit. LCVPs (1963)
    • Brit. LCM(9) (1980)

    • Minesweepers/layers
    • Ton class (1952)
    • Ham class (1947)
    • Ley class (1952)
    • HMS Abdiel (1967)
    • HMS Wilton (1972)
    • Hunt class (1978)
    • Venturer class (1979)
    • River class (1983)
    • Sandown class (1988)

    • Misc. ships
    • HMS Argus ATS (1988)
    • Ford class SDF (1951)
    • Cormorant class (1985)
    • Kingfisger class (1974)
    • HMS Jura OPV (1975)
    • Island class OPVs (1976)
    • HMS Speedy PHDF (1979)
    • Castle class OPVs (1980)
    • Peacock class OPVs (1982)
    • MBT 538 class (1948)
    • Gay class FACs (1952)
    • Dark class FACs (1954)
    • Bold class FACs (1955)
    • Brave class FACs (1957)
    • Tenacity class PCs (1967)
    • Brave class FPCs (1969)
    Armada de espanola - Spanish cold war navy Spanish Armada ☍ See the Page
    • Dédalo aircraft carrier (1967)
    • Principe de Asturias (1982)

    • Alava class DDs (1946)
    • Audaz class DDs (1955)
    • Oquendo class DDs (1956)
    • Roger de Lauria class (1967)

    • Baleares class FFs (1971)
    • Descubierta class FFs (1978)
    • Numancia class FFs (1987)

    • Pizarro class gunboats (1944)
    • Artevida class Cvs (1952)
    • Serviola class Cvs (1990)
    • Spanish cold-war submarines
    • Spanish FACs
    • Spanish Minesweepers
    Svenska Marinen Svenska Marinen ☍ See the Page
    • Tre Kronor class (1946)
    • Öland class DDs (1945)
    • Halland class DDs (1952) (1945)
    • Ostergotland class DDs (1956)
    • Spica III class Corvettes (1984)
    • Goteborg class Corvettes (1989)

    • U1 class subs (mod.1963)
    • Hajen class subs (1954)
    • Sjoormen class subs (1967)
    • Nacken class subs (1978)
    • Vastergotland class subs (1986)
    • Gotland class subs (1995)

    • T32 class MTBs (1951)
    • T42 class MTBs (1955)
    • Plejad class FACs (1951)
    • Spica I class FACs (1966)
    • Spica II class FACs (1972)
    • Hugin class FACs (1973)
    • Swedish Patrol Boats
    • Swedish minesweepers
    • Swedish Icebreakers
    Taiwanese Navy Taiwanese Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Kwang Hua class FFs (1991)
    • Kwang Hua II class FFs (1993)
    • Hai Lung class sub. (1986)
    • LCU 1466 class LCU (1955)
    • Fuh Chow class FAC
    • Lung Chiang class FAC
    • Hai Ou class FAC(M)
    • MWW 50 class minehunters
    Turkish Navy Turkish Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Berk class FFs (1971)
    • Atilay class sub. (1974)
    • Cakabey class LST
    • Osman Gazi class LST
    • Turkish Fast Attack Crafts
    • Turkish Patrol Boats
    US Navy USN (cold war) ☍ See the Page

    ☯ ASIA

    Chinese Navy ☍ See the Page
    Indian Navy Indian Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Vikrant class CVs (1961)
    • Viraat class CVs (1986)

    • Cruiser Delhi (1948)
    • Cruiser Mysore (1957)
    • Raja class DDs (1949)
    • Rajput class DDs (1980)
    • Delhi class DDs (1990)

    • Khukri class FFs (1956)
    • Talwar class FFs (1958)
    • Brahmaputra class FFs (1957)
    • Nilgiri class FFs (1968)
    • Godavari class FFs (1980)

    • Kusura class subs (1970)
    • Shishumar class subs (1984)
    • Sindhugosh class subs (1986)

    • Indian Amphibious ships
    • Indian corvettes (1969-90)
    • Khukri class corvettes (1989)
    • SDB Mk.2 class PBs (1977)
    • Vikram class OPVs (1979)
    • Sukanya class OPVs (1989)
    Indonesia Indonesian Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Fatahilla class Frigates (1977)
    • Pattimura class corvettes (1956)
    • Indonesian Marines
    • Indonesian Mine Vessels
    • Indonesian FAC/OPVs
    JMSDF JMSDF ☍ See the Page
      JMSDF Destroyers
    • Harukaze class DD (1955)
    • Ayanami class DD (1957)
    • Murasame class DD (1958)
    • Akizuki class DD (1959)
    • Amatukaze missile DD (1963)
    • Yamagumo class DDE (1965)
    • Takatsuki class DD (1966)
    • Minegumo class DDE (1967)
    • Haruna class DDH (1971)
    • Tachikaze class DD (1974)
    • Shirane class DDH (1978)
    • Hatsuyuki class DDs (1980)
    • Hatakaze class DDs (1984)
    • Asigiri class DDs (1986)
    • Kongo class DDs (started 1990)

    • JMSDF Frigates
    • Akebono class FFs (1955)
    • Isuzu class FFs (1961)
    • Chikugo class FFs (1970)
    • Ishikari class FFs (1980)
    • Yubari class FFs (1982)
    • Abukuma class FFs (1988)

    • JMSDF submarines
    • Oyashio class Sub. (1959)
    • Hayashio class Sub. (1961)
    • Natsushio class Sub. (1963)
    • Oshio class Sub. (1964)
    • Uzushio class Sub. (1970)
    • Yushio class Sub. (1979)
    • Harushio class Sub. (1989)

    • JMSDF Misc. ships
    • Japanese Landing Ships
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    • Japanese Patrol Crafts
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    • Japanese Sub-chasers
    North Korean Navy North Korean Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Najin class Frigates
    • Experimental Frigate Soho
    • Sariwan class Corvettes

    • Sinpo class subs.
    • Sang-O class subs.
    • Yono class subs.
    • Yugo class subs.

    • Hungnam class LCM
    • Hante class LST
    • Songjong class HVC
    • Sin Hung/Ku Song FACs
    • Anju class FACs
    • Iwon class FACs
    • Chaho class FACs
    • Hong Jin class FAC-G
    • Sohung class MTBs
    • Sinpo class MTBs
    • Nampo class FALC
    Philippines Navy Philippines Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Datu Kalantian class Frigates (1976)
    • Bacolod City class LS(L)
    • Philippino Patrol Crafts
    Rep. of Korea Navy ROKN ☍ See the Page
    • Ulsan class frigates (1980)
    • Pohang class corvettes (1984)
    • Dong Hae class corvettes (1982)
    • Han Kang class patrol corvettes (1985)
    • Chamsuri (PKM 268) PBs (1978)
    • ROKS coast guard vessels
    • Paek Ku class FAC (1975)
    • Kang Keong class minehunters (1986)
    Taiwanese Navy Taiwanese Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Kwang Hua class FFs (1991)
    • Kwang Hua II class FFs (1993)
    • Hai Lung class sub. (1986)
    • LCU 1466 class LCU (1955)
    • Fuh Chow class FAC
    • Lung Chiang class FAC
    • Hai Ou class FAC(M)
    • MWW 50 class minehunters


    Israeli Navy IDF Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Eilat class Corvettes (1993)
    • SAAR 5 Project
    • SAAR 1 FAC
    • SAAR 4 FAC
    • SAAR 4.5 FAC
    • Dvora class FAC
    • Shimrit class MHFs
    • IDF FACs/PBs
    • Etzion Geber LST
    • Ash class LCT
    Iranian Navy Iranian Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Destroyer Artemiz (1965)
    • Bayandor class FFs (1963)
    • Alvand class FFs (1969)
    • Khalije Fars class DDs (2016)*


    Australian Navy RAN ☍ See the Page
    • HMAS Sydney (1948*)
    • HMAS Melbourne (1955*)
    • Tobruk class DDs (1947)
    • Voyager class DDs (1952)
    • Perth class MDD (1963)
    • Quadrant class FFs (1953)
    • Yarra class FFs (1958)
    • Swan class FFs (1967)
    • Adelaide class MFFs (1978)
    • Anzac class MFFs (1990s)
    • Oxley class subs (1965)
    • Collins class subs (1990s)
    • Australian Amphibious ships
    • Fremantle class PBs
    RNZN Royal New Zealand Navy ☍ See the Page
    • HMNZS Royalist (1956)
    • Pukaki class patrol Crafts (1974)
    • Moa class patrol crafts (1983)
    • HMNZS Aotearoa (2019)*

    ☩ South America

    Armada de argentina Argentina ☍ See the Page
    • ARA Independencia (1958)
    • ARA Veinticinco de Mayo (1968)
    • Belgrano class cruisers (1951)
    • Almirante Brown class Frigates (1981)
    • Mantilla class corvettes (1981)
    • Espora class corvettes (1982)
    • Salta class submarines (1972)
    • Santa Cruz class submarines (1982)
    Brazilian Navy Brazilian Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Minas Gerais aircraft carrier (1956)
    • Cruiser Barroso (1951)
    • Cruiser Tamandare (1951)
    • Acre class destroyers (1945)
    • Niteroi class Frigates (1974)
    • Ihnauma class Frigate (1986)
    • Tupi class submarines (1987)
    • Brazilian patrol ships
    Chilean Navy Chilean Navy ☍ See the Page
    • O'Higgins class cruisers
    • Lattore Cruiser (1971)
    • Almirante class destroyers (1960)
    • Prat class M. Destroyers (1982)
    • Almirante Lynch class Frigates (1972)
    • Thomson class subs (1982)
    • Small surface combatants
    Peruvian Navy Peruvian Navy ☍ See the Page
    • Almirante Grau(ii) class
    • Almirante Grau(iii) class
    • Abtao class sub.
    • PR-72P class corvettes
    • Velarde class OPVs

    ℣ AFRICA

    Egyptian Navy Egyptian Navy ☍ See the Page
    • October class FAC/M (1975)
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    SADF South African Navy ☍ See the Page
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    ✈ Cold War Naval Aviation See the full section
    • Grumman Mallard 1946
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    • Short Solent 1946

    • de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver 1947
    • Grumman Albatross 1947
    • Hughes H-4 Hercules (completed & first flight, prototype)
    • Saunders-Roe SR.A/1 1947 (jet fighter seaplane prototype)
    • Short Sealand 1947

    • Martin P5M Marlin 1948
    • Supermarine Seagull ASR-1 1948 (prototype successor to the Walrus)
    • Nord 1400 Noroit 1949
    • Norsk Flyindustri Finnmark 5A (interesting Norwegian prototype)
    • SNCASE SE-1210 French prototype flying boat 1949

    • Convair R3Y Tradewind USN patrol flying boat 1950
    • Goodyear Drake (proto seaboat) 1950
    • de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter 1951 (RCAN)
    • Saunders-Roe Princess 1952 (RN requisition possible)

    • Convair F2Y Sea Dart Prototype delta jet fighter seaplane 1953
    • Martin P6M SeaMaster strategic bomber flying boat 1955

    • Ikarus Kurir H 1957

    • Shin Meiwa UF-XS prototype 1962
    • Shin Meiwa PS-1 patrol flying boat 1967
    • Canadair CL-215 1967 water bomber, some operated by the RCAN
    • GAF Nomad patrol australian land/floatplane 1971
    • Harbin SH-5 Main PLAN patrol flying boat 1976
    • Cessna 208 Caravan transport flotplane (some navies) 1982
    • Dornier Seastar prototype 1984

    • Patrol Planes
    • ATR 42 MP Surveyor (Italy, 1984)
    • ATR 72 MP (Italy 1988)

    • ATR 72 ASW (France, 1988)
    • Breguet Atlantic (France 1965)
    • Nord 1402 Noroit (France 1949)

    • Avro Shackleton (UK 1949)
    • BAE Nimrod MRA4 (UK 2004)
    • Britten-Norman Defender/Islander (UK 1970)
    • Fairey Gannet (UK 1949)
    • Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod (UK 1967)

    • Beechcraft King Air (USA 1963)
    • Basler BT-67 (USA 1990)
    • Boeing 737 Surveiller (USA 1967)
    • Boeing P-8 Poseidon (USA 2009)
    • Lockheed P-2 Neptune (USA, 1945)
    • Lockheed P-3 Orion (USA 1959)
    • Martin P4M Mercator (USA 1946)
    • Convair P5Y (USA 1950)
    • Douglas/BSAS Turbo Dakota (USA 1991)

    • Bombardier DHC-8 MPA/MSA (Can 2007)
    • Canadair CP-107 Argus (Can 1957)

    • CASA C-212 MPA (Spain 1971)
    • CASA/IPTN CN-235 MPA/HC-144 Ocean Sentry (Spain 1983)
    • CASA C-295 MPA (Spain 1997)

    • Diamond DA42 Guardian (Austria 2002)

    • Dornier 228 (Germany 1981)

    • Embraer EMB 111 Bandeirante (Brazil 1968)
    • Embraer R-99 (Brazil 2001)
    • Embraer P-99 (Brazil 2003)

    • Fokker F27 200-MAR (NL 1955)
    • Fokker F27 Maritime Enforcer (NL 1955)

    • IAI 1124N Sea Scan (Israel 1977)

    • Kawasaki P-1 (Japan 2007)
    • Kawasaki P-2J (Japan 1966)

    • Saab Swordfish (Sweden 2016)
    • Shaanxi Y-8F,Q,X (China 1984)
    • Short Seavan (UK 1976)

    • Beriev Be-8 1947
    • Beriev Be-6 1949
    • Beriev R-1 turbojet prototype seaplane 1952
    • Beriev Be-10 1956
    • Beriev Be-12 Chaika 1960
    • Beriev Be-40/A-40 Albatross prototypes 1986
    • Chetverikov TA-1 1947
    • Ilyushin Il-38 'May' (USSR 1967)
    • Myasishchev 3M/3MD (USSR 1956)
    • Tupolev Tu-16T/PL/R/RM/SP (USSR 1952)
    • Tupolev Tu-95MR (USSR 1961)
    • Tupolev Tu-142 (USSR 1968)

    • Carrier Planes
    • Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
    • Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
    • Douglas A2D Skyshark
    • Douglas AD Skyraider
    • Douglas F3D Skynight
    • Douglas F4D Skyray
    • Grumman A-6 Intruder
    • Grumman AF Guardian
    • Grumman C-1 Trader
    • Grumman C-2 Greyhound
    • Grumman E-1 Tracer
    • Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
    • Grumman EA-6B Prowler
    • Grumman F-9 Cougar
    • Grumman F9F Panther
    • Grumman F-11 Tiger
    • Grumman F-14 Tomcat ➚
    • Grumman S-2 Tracker
    • Lockheed Martin F-35B
    • Lockheed S-3 Viking ➚
    • McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
    • McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk
    • McDonnell FH Phantom
    • McDonnell F2H Banshee
    • McDonnell F3H Demon
    • McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II
    • McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    • North American A-5 Vigilante
    • North American AJ Savage
    • North American FJ Fury
    • North American T-2 Buckeye
    • North American T-28 Trojan
    • Vought A-7 Corsair
    • Vought F-8 Crusader
    • Vought F6U Pirate
    • Vought F7U Cutlass
    • Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
    • Boeing EA-18G Growler
    • RN
    • Blackburn Buccaneer
    • Boulton Paul Sea Balliol
    • BAe Sea Harrier
    • de Havilland Sea Vampire
    • de Havilland Sea Venom
    • de Havilland Sea Vixen
    • Fairey Gannet
    • Hawker Sea Hawk
    • Short Seamew
    • Westland Wyvern
    • Marine Nationale
    • Breguet Alizé
    • Dassault Étendard IV
    • Dassault Super Étendard
    • Dassault Rafale M
    • Fouga CM.175 Zéphyr M
    • SNCASE Aquilon
    • Soviet Navy
    • Sukhoi Su-25UTG/UBP
    • Sukhoi Su-33
    • Yakovlev Yak-38

    Navy Helicopters
      Chinese PLAN:
    • Harbin Z-5 (1958)
    • Harbin Z-9 Haitun (1981)
    • Changhe Z-8 (1985)
    • Harbin Z-20 (in development)
    • Italy:
    • Agusta Bell AB-205 (1961)
    • Agusta Bell AB-212 (1971)
    • Agusta AS-61 (1968)
    • India:
    • Hal Dhruv (Indian Navy)
    • France:
    • Alouette II (1955)
    • Alouette III (1959)
    • Super Frelon (1965)

    • Cougar ()
    • Panther ()
    • Super Cougar H225M ()
    • Fennec ()
    • MH-65 Dolphin ()
    • UH-72 Lakota ()
    • Germany:
    • MBB Bo 105 (1967)
    • NHIndustries NH90
    • Japan:
    • Mitsubishi H-60 (1987)
    • Poland:
    • PZL W-3 Sokół (1979)
    • Romania:
    • IAR 330M (1975)
    • United Kingdom:
    • Westland Lynx (1971)
    • Westland Scout (1960) RAN
    • Westland Sea King (1969)
    • Westland Wasp (1962)
    • Westland Wessex (1958)
    • Westland Whirlwind (1953)
    • Westland WS-51 Dragonfly (1948)
    • USA:
    • Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
    • Hiller ROE Rotorcycle (1956)
    • Piasecki HRP Rescuer (1945)
    • Bell UH-1N Twin Huey (1969)
    • SH-2 Seasprite (1959)
    • SH-2G Super Seasprite (1982)
    • CH-53 Sea Stallion (1966)
    • SH-60 Seahawk (1979)
    • Sikorsky S-61R (1959)
    • MH-53E Sea Dragon (1974)
    • ussr:
    • Kamov Ka 20 (1958)
    • Ka-25 "Hormone" (1960)
    • Ka-27 "Helix" (1973)
    • Ka-31 (1987)
    • Ka-35 (2015)
    • Ka-40 (1990)
    • Mil-Mi 2 (1949)
    • Mil Mi-4 (1952)
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