Warship types

Warship types through the centuries
Aircraft carrier

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.
The Royal Navy is a world leader in the design and operation of aircraft carriers and their craft.

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.

Armored cruiser
Armoured frigate
Battlecruiser
Battleship
Bireme
Capital ship
Commerce raider
Corvette
Cruiser
Depot Ship
Destroyer
Diesel-electric submarine
Dreadnought
Fast attack craft
Fifth Rate
Fireship
First Rate
Fourth Rate
Frigate
Galleass
Galleon
Galley
Guided missile destroyer
Gunboat
Heavy cruiser
Helicopter carrier
Ironclad
Ironclad battleship
Light cruiser
Longship
Man-of-war
Midget submarine
Minehunter
Minelayer
Minesweeper
Missile boat
Monitor
Naval drifter
Naval trawler
Nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine
Nuclear powered Fleet submarine
Offshore patrol vessel
Petrol-electric submarine
Pocket battleship
Pre-dreadnought battleship
Protected cruiser
Quinquereme
Rescue submersible submarine
Scout cruiser
Second class cruiser
Second class protected cruiser
Second Rate
Ship-of-the-line
Sixth Rate
Sloop
Steam-electric submarine
Submarine
Third class protected cruiser
Third Rate
Torpedo boat
Trireme