|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.
The armored cruiser was a warship in the Royal Navy designed to operate cruising long range and acting independently. It was designed to and capable to defeat most ships excluding the battleship where it would be able to outrun.
The type was called the Armoured cruiser because of its belt amour plating made of iron or later steel, around its hull.
The armoured frigate was the beginning of the ironclad warships in the Royal Navy. The traditional wooden frigate of the mid-nineteenth century began to be deisgned with iron plate armour belting.
|Aviation training & hospital ship|
The Battlecruiser are the larger of the cruisers with the size and capability of a battleship, however, less armament and faster speeds.
During the First World War the battle cruisers were said to be the spearhead of the Royal Navy, British naval forces.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the battleship was a symbol of naval dominance and national might. They were the most powerful and usually largest warship type.
In the Royal Navy, the battleship were designed with extensive armor protection and large-caliber guns for primary armament with less speed capability.
The bireme is an ancient warship with two files of oarsmen on each side. The name bireme comes from "bi-" meaning two and "-reme" meaning oar.
These warships were known to be used by the Romans during their second invasion of Britain.
A large warship such as a battleship or aircraft carrier, usually the primary warship of the fleet. Could be regarded as the most powerful, or the largest in size, or the modernist of design, or the pride of the navy.
A warship designed and operated in a form of naval warfare used to destroy or disrupt logistics of the enemy on the open sea by attacking its merchant shipping, rather than engaging its combatants.
Historically, a corvette was a sailing warship with one tier of guns. A fast, small frigate.
In modern times, it is a small warship designed for convoy escort duty. Fast, lightly armed, smaller than a destroyer. During the Second World War it was used extensively for escort duties and anti-submarine warfare.
|Dock landing ship auxiliary|
|Fast attack craft|
|Forward repair ship|
|Guided missile destroyer|
|Landing Craft Air Cushion|
|Landing Craft Utility|
|Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel|
|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|