|Warship types through the centuries|
An aircraft carrier is a ship with a flat deck that allows aircraft to take off and land whilst at sea and acts as a sea going airbase. The aircraft carrier is capable to operate, service, arm and operate sircraft of various sorts.
|Amphibious assault ship||
The amphibious assault ship is a warship designed to employ air, ground and sea support to land ground forces on enemy territory by an amphibious assault. These ships may also be called commando carrier, helicopter carrier or amphibious assault carrier. In the Royal Navy, they typically support the Royal Marine Commandos. Carrying assault landing craft, helicpters and commandos with their equipment.
|Fast attack craft|
|Guided missile destroyer|
|Nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine|
|Nuclear powered Fleet submarine|
|Offshore patrol vessel|
|Rescue submersible submarine|
|Second class cruiser|
|Second class protected cruiser|
|Third class protected cruiser|