Yamato battleship was the lead ship of the Yamato class of Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War.
Battleship Vittorio Veneto was one of the three Italian Littorio class battleships operating in the Second World War.
Laid down at Kure on 11 March 1912, launched 28 March 1914, joined the Navy on 8 November 1915.
Scirè was an Italian Adua-class submarine, which served during World War II in the Regia Marina (the Italian Navy).
The Tirpitz, sister ship of the legendary Bismarck, was the last battleship to be procured by the German Kriegsmarine.
Yahagi, the second Japanese warship of that name, was the third of the four Agano-class vessels (the other three being Agano, Noshiro and Sakawa).
Musashi battleship was the second ship of the Yamato class of Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War
The design work on the new carrier commenced as early as 1937 and the initial design was unveiled on 27 November and received the number “02”. On 21 July 1938 corrections were done to the design and it was approved.
The foundations of shipbuilding industry and structure of the navy
The turning point of Japanese shipbuilding industry was July 8, 1853 when a squadron of US Navy “black ships”, led by Commodore Matthew Perry anchored in Edo Bay (known today as Tokyo Bay).
Hōshō was the first Japanese naval vessel designed and built as an aircraft carrier, although some claim the ship was merely adapted to the aircraft carrier role, rather than built as one from the outset.
The 1930s was the period of extensive growth of military aviation throughout the world, including carrier-based aviation. The world’s greatest navies began extensive effort of aircraft carrier procurement.
Battleship Roma was one of the three Italian Littorio class battleships operating during the Second World War.
German heavy cruisers of the Admiral Hipper class
The first guidelines for the project of the Admiral Hipper class cruisers were formulated in February 1934.
Immediately after Admiral Tomosaburo Kato was appointed Japanese Minister of Navy – on 10 August 1915 – he started to force a rapid fleet development programme for his country. At that time the world war was being fought, focusing almost all military effort of European states on the continent.