The Japanese Light Cruiser Ōyodo

According to the Japanese concept of submarine warfare, Imperial Navy’s submarines were to operate over a large area and attack enemy fleet. To coordinate their activities and search for targets surface flagships were needed.

SS Red Oak Victory

One of the first activities undertaken by the War Shipping Administration, called to live in United States in the year 1942, was to design a modern-type transport vessel.

Battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau vol. I

The Kriegsmarine battleships, in fact, were only four vessels introduced during 1935-1941.

The Japanese Battleship Hyūga

The Hyuga battleship project was based on the design of the Fuso battleship. Some changes were made to it. The hull was extended by 3 meters, and the armor of the ship's magazines and the central command post were changed.

The Japanese Destroyer Suzutsuki

The Akizuki destroyers were designed before the beginning of World War II as anti-aircraft ships for fast Japanese groups of aircraft carriers.

The Japanese Destroyer Shimakaze

The Imperial Naval Staff demanded the development of a destroyer project with owerful weaponry and capable of reaching speed of 40 knots.

The American Destroyer USS Fletcher 1942

When, in the early 1930s, the Americans began modernizing their navy, they considered the replacement of old destroyers from the Great War as one of the most urgent tasks

The Battleship HMS Rodney 1942

HMS Rodney and HMS Nelson were the only battleships of the Nelson class. HMS Rodney was built at Birkenhead Shipyards.

The Russian Destroyer Spravedlivyy

The first Polish missile destroyer to bear the name ORP Warszawa was built in Leningrad and initially served under the name Spravedlivyy.

The Type XXI U-boat

The Type XXI U-boat was one of the few types of weapon that, despite being unable to take part in combat, completely changed the character of naval actions at sea.

The Soviet Skoryi Class Destroyer

The „Smelyi” type destroyer, Project 30 bis (Skoryi class, according to NATO classification), was the first destroyer designed and built after World War Two with new shipbuilding technologies available in the USSR.

The Battleship HMS Prince of Wales

Prince of Wales was a King George V-class battleship of the Royal Navy. She was originally named King Edward VIII but upon the abdication of Edward VIII the ship was renamed even before she had been laid down.

Schnellboot Type S-38 and S-100

S38b and S100 E-boats class were german fast attack craft (Schnellboot in german) built for the Kriegsmarine during World War Two.

The Russian Battleship Marat

In the interwar period the battleship “Marat” was considered a symbol of the naval power of the Soviet Union.