A Size Comparison Video of 54 Warships launched in the first half of 20th Century.
Note: The displacement or displacement tonnage of a ship is its weight based on the amount of water its hull displaces at varying loads and should not be confused with measurements of volume or capacity typically used for commercial vessels, such as net tonnage, gross tonnage, or deadweight tonnage.
A warship or combatant ship is a naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare. Usually they belong to the armed forces of a state.
In wartime, the distinction between warships and merchant ships is often blurred. In war, merchant ships are often armed and used as auxiliary warships, such as the Q-ships of the First World War and the armed merchant cruisers of the Second World War.
Until the 17th century it was common for merchant ships to be pressed into naval service and not unusual for more than half a fleet to be composed of merchant ships.
Until the threat of piracy subsided in the 19th century, it was normal practice to arm larger merchant ships such as galleons. Warships have also often been used as troop carriers or supply ships, such as by the French Navy in the 18th century or the Japanese Navy during the Second World War.
There are many different ships in the world’s navies today. They all have different applications and some classifications are exclusive to certain countries. Different countries have put their effort into different kinds of ships and some have invested in almost all of them. For the reader with basic knowledge, we try to shed some light on to that classification. In this article, we will look into the different types of surface and submerged vessels and what navies operate them. The first ship on the list: Frigate.
Here is a Classifications of modern Naval Vessels
- Amphibious Assault Ships
- Aircraft Carriers
- Littoral Combat Ships
- Submarine – Attack
- Submarine – Ballistic Missile
- Submarine – Cruise Missile