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The List of ship classes of World War II is an alphabetical list of all ship classes that served in World War II. Only actual classes are included as opposed to unique ships (which are still included if they were the only one of a class to be built, for example, HMS Hood was the first of the four planned Admiral-class battlecruisers, but the other three were cancelled.) [1][2][3][4]

The list of ships of World War II contains major military vessels of the war, arranged alphabetically and by type. The list includes armed vessels that served during the war and in the immediate aftermath, inclusive of localized ongoing combat operations, garrison surrenders, post-surrender occupation, colony re-occupation, troop and prisoner repatriation, to the end of 1945. For smaller vessels, see also List of World War II ships of less than 1000 tons. Some uncompleted Axis ships are included, out of historic interest. Ships are designated to the country under which they operated for the longest period of the World War II, regardless of where they were built or previous service history.

Ship classes of World War IIEdit

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Class Type Country Launch Years Displacement (tons) Number

(wartime/total built)

250t Torpedo boat/gunboat   Romanian Naval Forces 1914 266 3
Type 1934 Destroyer   Kriegsmarine 1935 3,156 4
Type 1934A Destroyer   Kriegsmarine 1935–37 3,110 12
Type 1936 Destroyer   Kriegsmarine 1937–38 3,415 6
Type 1936A Mob Destroyer   Kriegsmarine 1941–42 3,415 7
Type 1936A Narvik Destroyer   Kriegsmarine 1939–40 3,605 8
Type 1936B Destroyer   Kriegsmarine 1942–44 3,415 3
A Destroyer   Royal Navy 1929–30 1,350 11
A Submarine   Royal Norwegian Navy 1914 268 3
Abdiel (a.k.a. Manxman) Minelayer   Royal Navy 1940–44 2,650 6
Acciaio Submarine   Regia Marina 1941 697 13
Acre Destroyer   Brazilian Navy 1943–46 1,340 6
Admiral Hipper Heavy cruiser   Kriegsmarine 1937–39 14,000 3
Admiralty (a.k.a. Scott) Destroyer flotilla leader   Royal Navy 1918–19 1,610–1,810 6 / 8
Adua Submarine   Regia Marina 1936 697 17
Ægir Submarine   Royal Danish Navy 1915 237 5
Aetos Destroyer   Hellenic Navy 1911 1,050 4
Agano Light cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1941–44 6,650 4
Ahven Minesweeper   Finnish Navy 1937 17 6
Aigle Destroyer   French Navy 1930–31 2,441 6
Akagi Maru Armed merchant cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1941 7,389 3
Akatsuki Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1931–32 1,680 4
Akizuki Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1941–44 2,700 12
Alaska Large cruiser   United States Navy 1943–50 34,253 2
Algerien Destroyer   French Navy 1943–44 1,300 6
Algerine Minesweeper   Royal Navy 1942–44 864–1,047 109
Allen M. Sumner Destroyer   United States Navy 1943–44 2,200 70
Amiral Murgescu[clarification needed] Minelayer   Romanian Naval Forces 1939–44 1,068 2
Amphion (a.k.a. A or Acheron) Submarine   Royal Navy 1944–45 1,620 2 / 18
Andrea Doria Battleship   Regia Marina 1913 29,345 (WW2 after modification) 2
Andromeda Attack cargo ship   United States Navy 1943–45 6,761 34
Aoba Heavy cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1926 10,822 2
Aquila (a.k.a. Vifor) Scout cruiser   Romanian Naval Forces 1917–18 1,594 2
Archimede Submarine   Regia Marina 1936 985 2
Arethusa Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1934–36 5,250 4
Argo Submarine   Regia Marina 1936 810 2
Argonauta Submarine   Regia Marina 1932 667 10
Asama Cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1898 9,700 2
Asashio Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1936–37 1,961 10
Atlanta Light cruiser   United States Navy 1941–46 6,000 11
Avenger Escort carrier   Royal Navy 1940–41 8,300 3
B Destroyer   Brazilian Navy 1930 1,360 9
B Destroyer   Royal Navy 1943 1,253 9
B Submarine   Royal Norwegian Navy 1923–29 365 6
Bagley Destroyer   United States Navy 1936–37 1,646 8
Bahia Scout cruiser   Brazilian Navy 1910 3,100 2
Balao Submarine   United States Navy 1943–46 2,429 120
Balilla Submarine   Regia Marina 1928 1,484 4
Baltimore Heavy cruiser   United States Navy 1942–51 14,472 19
Bandiera Submarine   Regia Marina 1930 937 4
Bangkok Maru Armed merchant cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1937 5,351 2
Bangor Minesweeper   Royal Navy 1940–44 600 128
Barnegat Seaplane tender   United States Navy 1941–43 2,600 35
Bathurst Corvette   Royal Australian Navy 1940–42 1,025 60
Battle Destroyer   Royal Navy 1943–45 2,315–2,574 26
Benham Destroyer   United States Navy 1938–39 1,637 10
Benson Destroyer   United States Navy 1939–41 1,620 30
Beograd Destroyer   Royal Yugoslav Navy 1939 1,210 3
Bird Minesweeper   Royal Navy 1938–40 607 45
Bismarck Battleship   Kriegsmarine 1940 50,300 2
Black Swan Sloop   Royal Navy 1939–45 1,250 37
Bogue Escort carrier   United States Navy 1941–44 16,890 11 (+34 to UK as Attacker and Ruler)
Bogue (a.k.a. Attacker) Escort carrier   Royal Navy 1941–43 16,890 9
Bogue (a.k.a. Ruler) Escort carrier   Royal Navy 1942–44 16,890 25
Bourrasque Destroyer   French Navy 1924–25 1,298 12
Bragadin Submarine   Regia Marina 1931 982 2
Bretagne Battleship   French Navy 1913 22,200 3
Brin Submarine   Regia Marina 1938–39 1,016 5
Bristol Destroyer   United States Navy 1941–43 1,839 64
Brooklyn Light cruiser   United States Navy 1936–38 9,767 9
Buckley Destroyer escort   United States Navy 1943–44 1,740 56 (+46 to UK as Captain)
C Submarine   Royal Danish Navy 369 3
C Destroyer   Royal Navy 1931–32 1,397 5
C (1943) Destroyer   Royal Navy 1943–46 1,740 32
C (Caledon) Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1916–17 4,180 3 / 4
C (Carlisle) Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1916–18 4,200 5
C (Caroline) Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1914–15 4,180 1 / 6
C (Ceres) Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1917–18 4,290 5
Cachalot Submarine   United States Navy 1933 1,100 2
Calvi Submarine   Regia Marina 1935 1,550 3
Cannon Destroyer escort   United States Navy 1943–44 1,525 72
Capitani Romani Light cruiser   Regia Marina 1940–42 3,686 3
Captain Frigate   Royal Navy 1942–43 1,500 78
Casablanca Escort carrier   United States Navy 1943–45 7,800 50
Castle Corvette   Royal Navy 1943–44 1,060 44
Chacal (a.k.a. Jaguar) Destroyer   French Navy 1924 2,126 6
Chang Ning Patrol boat   Republic of China Navy 400 10
Charger Escort carrier   United States Navy 1940-41 8,000 1 (+3 to UK as Avenger)
Chiwawa Fleet oiler   United States Navy 1942 21,077 5
Chidori Torpedo boat   Imperial Japanese Navy 1933 535 4
Cimarron Fleet oiler   United States Navy 1939-45 24,830 35
Clemson Destroyer   United States Navy 1918–21 1,190 156
Cleveland Light cruiser   United States Navy 1941–46 11,744 38
Colony Frigate   Royal Navy 1943–45 1,400 21
Colorado Battleship   United States Navy 1920–21 32,600 3
Colossus Light aircraft carrier   Royal Navy 1943–44 13,200 10
Commencement Bay Escort carrier   United States Navy 1944–45 10,900 11 / 19
Condottieri (Alberto da Giussano) Light cruiser   Regia Marina 1930 6,470 4
Condottieri (Cadorna) Light cruiser   Regia Marina 1931–32 5,239 2
Condottieri (Montecuccoli) Light cruiser   Regia Marina 1934 7,404 2
Condottieri (Duca d'Aosta) Light cruiser   Regia Marina 1934–35 8,400 2
Condottieri (Duca degli Abruzzi) Light cruiser   Regia Marina 1936 11,350 2
Conte di Cavour Battleship   Regia Marina 1911 23,600 2
County (Kent) Heavy cruiser   Royal Navy 1926–27 9,850–10,900 7
County (London) Heavy cruiser   Royal Navy 1927–28 9,850 4
County (Norfolk) Heavy cruiser   Royal Navy 1928–29 9,925–9,975 2
Courbet Battleship   French Navy 1911–12 23,200 2
Crown Colony (Ceylon) Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1941–42 8,712 3
Crown Colony (Fiji) Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1939–41 8,530 8
Currituck Seaplane tender   United States Navy 1943–44 14,000 4
Curtatone Torpedo boat   Regia Marina 1923–24 967 4
Curtiss Seaplane tender   United States Navy 1940 13,000 2
D Submarine   Royal Danish Navy 369 2
D Destroyer   Royal Navy 1931–32 1,397 9
Danae Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1917–19 4,850 8
Dardo Destroyer   Regia Marina 1930 2,116 19
Deutschland Pre-dreadnought   Kriegsmarine 1906 12,100 2
Deutschland Heavy cruiser   Kriegsmarine 1931–34 12,100 3
Dido Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1939–41 5,600 11
Dido (Bellona) Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1942 5,950 5
Dixie Destroyer tender   United States Navy 1939-43 9,450 5
Dragen Destroyer   Royal Danish Navy 1929–34 290 9
Draug Destroyer   Royal Norwegian Navy 1910–13 (approx) 578 3
Drazki Torpedo boat   Bulgarian Navy 1907-08 97 6
Duguay-Trouin Light cruiser   French Navy 1923–24 7,250 3
Dunkerque Battleship   French Navy 1935–36 35,500 2
E Destroyer   Royal Navy 1934 1,428 18
Edsall Destroyer escort   United States Navy 1943–44 1,253 85
Eidsvold Coastal battleship   Royal Norwegian Navy 1899 4,233 2
Elbing Torpedo boat   Kriegsmarine 1941–44 1,295 15
Emerald Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1919–20 7,580 2
Erebus Monitor   Royal Navy 1916 7,200 2
Essex Aircraft carrier   United States Navy 1942–45 31,300 24
Evarts Destroyer escort   United States Navy 1942–44 1,360 65 (+32 to UK as Captain)
F Destroyer   Royal Navy 1934 1,428 18
Fargo Light cruiser   United States Navy 1945–46 11,744 2
Farragut Destroyer   United States Navy 1934–35 1,395 8
Fletcher Destroyer   United States Navy 1941–44 2,325 175
Florida Battleship   United States Navy 1910–11 21,825 2
Flower Corvette 1939–44 940 225
Flower (Modified) Corvette 1939–44 1,015 69
Foca Submarine   Regia Marina 1937 1,333 3
Folgore Destroyer   Regia Marina 1931 1,830 4
Fubuki Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1927–31 1,750 20
Furutaka Heavy cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1925 7,100 2
Fusō Battleship   Imperial Japanese Navy 1914–15 35,300 2
G Destroyer   Royal Navy 1935 1,340–1,350 9
Gabbiano Corvette   Regia Marina 1942 672 40
Gangut Battleship   Soviet Navy 1911 25,850 4
Gato Submarine   United States Navy 1941–43 1,825 73
Gearing Destroyer   United States Navy 1945–51 2,616 98
Generali Torpedo boat   Regia Marina 1921 832 6
Gerard Callenburgh Destroyer   Royal Netherlands Navy 1939-40 1,604 4
Glauco Submarine   Regia Marina 1935 1,035 2
Gleaves Destroyer   United States Navy 1939–41 1,630 18
Glorious Aircraft carrier   Royal Navy 1916 26,500 2
Gridley Destroyer   United States Navy 1936–38 1,590 4
Grom Destroyer   Polish Navy 1936 2,144 2
Guépard Destroyer   French Navy 1928–30 2,436 6
H Destroyer   Royal Navy 1936–39 1,340–1,350 15
Halcyon Minesweeper   Royal Navy 1938–39 1,330 21
Hamul Destroyer tender   United States Navy 1940 8,560-18,900 2
Hatsuharu Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1932–34 1,490 6
Havmanden Submarine   Royal Danish Navy 1938-40 407 4
Hawkins Heavy cruiser   Royal Navy 1917–21 9,860 5
Hiyō Aircraft carrier   Imperial Japanese Navy 1941 24,140 2
Hunt Destroyer escort   Royal Navy 1939–43 1,000–1,170 86
Hōkoku Maru Ocean liner   Imperial Japanese Navy 1940–42 17,000 3
I Destroyer   Royal Navy 1936–41 1,390 11
I-400 Submarine aircraft carrier   Imperial Japanese Navy 1944 6,560 3
Illustrious Aircraft carrier   Royal Navy 1939–40 23,000 6
Implacable Aircraft carrier   Royal Navy 1939 23,000 2
Independence Aircraft carrier   United States Navy 1942–43 11,000 9
Iowa Battleship   United States Navy 1942–50 53,000 4
Ise Battleship   Imperial Japanese Navy 1916–17 31,762 2
Isles Naval trawler   Royal Navy 1940–44 554 145
Isles (Dance) Naval trawler   Royal Navy 1940 554 20
Isles (Shakespearian) Naval trawler   Royal Navy 1940 554 12
Isles (Tree) Naval trawler   Royal Navy 1939–40 545 20
Izumo Armored cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1898 9,750 2
J Destroyer   Royal Navy 1938–39 1,690 9
Java Light cruiser   Royal Netherlands Navy 1920–21 6,670 2
John C. Butler Destroyer escort   United States Navy 1943–46 1,350 83
K Destroyer   Royal Navy 1938–39 1,690 8
Kagerō Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1938–41 2,033 18
Kamikawa Maru Seaplane tender   Imperial Japanese Navy 1936–40 6,863 4
Kamikaze Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1922–25 1,400 9
Kashii Maru Seaplane tender   Imperial Japanese Navy 1934–41 8,600 3
Katori Light cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1939–40 6,280 3
Kennebec Fleet oiler   United States Navy 1941-42 21,077-21,750 11
Kenneth Whiting Seaplane tender   United States Navy 1943–44 12,600 4
King George V Battleship   Royal Navy 1939–40 42,923 5
Kirov Heavy cruiser   Soviet Navy 1938–40 7,890 2
Kirov (Project 26-bis) Heavy cruiser   Soviet Navy 1938–44 8,177 2
Kirov (Project 26-bis2) Heavy cruiser   Soviet Navy 1938–44 8,400 2
Kondouriotis Destroyer   Hellenic Navy 1931–32 1,389 4
Kongō Battleship   Imperial Japanese Navy 1912–13 31,720 4
Kongō Maru Armed merchant cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1934 8,613 2
Königsberg Light cruiser   Kriegsmarine 1927–28 6,650 3
Kuha Minesweeper   Finnish Navy 1941–46 18 6
Kuma Light cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1919–20 5,019 5
Kyzikos Torpedo boat   Hellenic Navy 1914–15 270 3
L Destroyer   Royal Navy 1939–41 1,920 8
L Submarine   Royal Navy 1916–19 1,091–1,168 27
L'Adroit Destroyer   French Navy 1926–29 1,356 14
La Galissonnière Light cruiser   French Navy 1933–36 7,600 6
La Masa Torpedo boat   Regia Marina 1917 840 8
Le Fantasque Destroyer (or light cruiser)   French Navy 1933–34 2,570 6
Le Hardi Destroyer   French Navy 1938–47 1,772 11
Leander Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1931–34 7,270 5
Leander (Amphion) Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1931–34 6,830 3
Leipzig Light cruiser   Kriegsmarine 1929–34 6,515–6,980 2
Leone Destroyer   Regia Marina 1924 2,003 3
Lexington Aircraft carrier   United States Navy 1925 37,000 2
Littorio Battleship   Regia Marina 1937–40 45,236 3
Liuzzi Submarine   Regia Marina 1939–40 1,166 2
Long Island Escort carrier   United States Navy 1939 13,500 1 (+1 to UK as HMS Archer)
M Destroyer   Royal Navy 1941–42 1,920 8
MAC Merchant aircraft carrier   Royal Navy (para-military) 1942–45 7,950–9,133 10
MAC (Rapana) Merchant aircraft carrier   Royal Navy (para-military) 1942–45 8,010 9
Mackerel Submarine   United States Navy 1940–41 825 2
Maestrale Destroyer   Regia Marina 1934 2,025 4
Mahan Destroyer   United States Navy 1935–36 1,488 18
Mameli Submarine   Regia Marina 1929 880 4
Marcello Submarine   Regia Marina 1939 1,060 11
Marcilio Dias (also M) Destroyer   Brazilian Navy 1940–41 1,500 3
Marconi Submarine   Regia Marina 1940 1,195 6
Matsu Destroyer escort   Imperial Japanese Navy 1944 1,262 18
Micca Submarine   Regia Marina 1935 1,570 1
Minekaze Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1919–22 1,345 13
Minotaur Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1943–45 8,800 6
Mirabello Destroyer   Regia Marina 1915–16 1,811 2
Mississippi Battleship   Hellenic Navy 1905 13,000 2
Mogador Destroyer (or light cruiser)   French Navy 1936–37 2,884 2
Mogami Heavy cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1934–36 8,500 4
Momi Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1918–23 770 21
Momo Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1917–18 835 4
Mutsuki Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1925–27 1,315 12
Myōkō Heavy cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1927–28 10,000 4
N Destroyer   Royal Navy 1940–41 1,690 8
Nagara Light cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1920–21 5,088 6
Nagato Battleship   Imperial Japanese Navy 1919–20 39,130 2
Narwhal Submarine   United States Navy 1928-30 3,900 2
Navigatori Destroyer   Regia Marina 1929–31 2,380 12
Nelson Battleship   Royal Navy 1925 41,250 2
Nevada Battleship   United States Navy 1914 29,000 2
New Mexico Battleship   United States Navy 1917 33,000 3
New Orleans (ex-Astoria) Heavy cruiser   United States Navy 1933–36 10,136 7
New York Battleship   United States Navy 1912 27,000 2
North Carolina Battleship   United States Navy 1940 47,400 2
Northampton Heavy cruiser   United States Navy 1929–30 9,006 6
O Destroyer   Royal Navy 1939–42 1,610 8
Odin Submarine   Royal Navy 1926–29 1,922–2,060 12
Odin Destroyer   Royal Norwegian Navy 1939 632 3
Omaha Light cruiser   United States Navy 1920–24 7,050 10
Oruç Reis Submarine   Royal Navy 1940 856 4
Orzeł Submarine   Polish Navy 1938 1,100 2
Ōtori Torpedo boat   Imperial Japanese Navy 1935–37 840 8
P Destroyer   Royal Navy 1939–42 1,610 8
Palestro Torpedo boat   Regia Marina 1921 1033 4
Parthian Submarine   Royal Navy 1929 2,070 6
Pegaso Torpedo boat   Regia Marina 1938 840 4
Pennsylvania Battleship   United States Navy 1915 33,000 2
Pensacola Heavy cruiser   United States Navy 1929 9,100 2
Perla Submarine   Regia Marina 1936 697 10
Pichincha Coast guard vessel   Colombia 120 3
Pilo Torpedo boat   Regia Marina 1915 770 7
Pisani Submarine   Regia Marina 1930 880 4
Poeti Destroyer   Regia Marina 1937 2,320 4
Porpoise Submarine   United States Navy 1935–37 1,310 10
Porter Destroyer   United States Navy 1936–37 1,834 8
Portland Heavy cruiser   United States Navy 1931–32 10,258 2
Proussa Torpedo boat   Hellenic Navy 1915–16 266 2
Q Destroyer   Royal Navy 1941–42 1,705 8
Queen Elizabeth Battleship   Royal Navy 1913–15 33,790 (as built) 5
R Destroyer   Royal Navy 1941–42 1,705 8
R Submarine   United States Navy 1918–19 570 27
R (Admiralty) Destroyer   Royal Navy 1916–17 940–1,052 1 / 62
Rainbow Submarine   Royal Navy 1930 2,000 6
Regele Ferdinand Destroyer   Romanian Naval Forces 1928–29 1,400 2
Renown Battlecruiser   Royal Navy 1916 32,000 2
Revenge Battleship   Royal Navy 1914–16 28,000 5
Richelieu Battleship   French Navy 1939–40 47,548 2
River (RAN Group I) Frigate   Royal Australian Navy 1943–45 1,420 8
River (RAN Group II) Frigate   Royal Australian Navy 1944–45 1,537 4
River (RCN Group) Frigate   Royal Canadian Navy 1941–44 1,445 70
River (RN Group I) Frigate   Royal Navy 1941–44 1,370 23
River (RN Group II) Frigate   Royal Navy 1941–44 1,400 44
Rudderow Destroyer escort   United States Navy 1943–44 1,430 22
S Submarine   Royal Navy 1931–45 950 63
S Submarine   United States Navy 1918–25 900 48
S Destroyer   Royal Navy 1942–43 1,710 8
S (Admiralty) Destroyer   Royal Navy 1917–18 1,092 11 / 55
S (Thornycroft) Destroyer   Royal Navy 1917–18 1,092 5
S (Yarrow) Destroyer   Royal Navy 1917–18 1,092 7
Salmon Submarine   United States Navy 1937–38 1,430 6
Sangamon Escort carrier   United States Navy 1939 11,400 4
Sargo Submarine   United States Navy 1938–39 1,450 10
Sauro Destroyer   Regia Marina 1926–27 1,137 4
Scharnhorst Battleship   Kriegsmarine 1936 38,700 2
Sella Destroyer   Regia Marina 1927–27 1,480 2
Sendai Light cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1923–25 5,113 3
Serrano Destroyer   Chilean Navy 1928 1,090 6
Shiratsuyu Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1935–37 1,685 10
Sims Destroyer   United States Navy 1938–39 1,764 12
Sirena Submarine   Regia Marina 1934 678 12
Sirtori Torpedo boat   Regia Marina 1917 845 4
Sleipner Destroyer   Royal Norwegian Navy 1936–38 597 3
Søbjørnen Minesweeper   Royal Danish Navy 270 6
Soldati Destroyer   Regia Marina 1937–42 1,620 19
Somers Destroyer   United States Navy 1937–38 2,047 5
South Dakota Battleship   United States Navy 1941–42 44,519 4
Spica Torpedo boat   Regia Marina 1936–38 640 30
Squalo Submarine   Regia Marina 1930 933 4
St. Louis Light cruiser   United States Navy 1939 10,000 2
Suffren Heavy cruiser   French Navy 1927–30 9,940 4
T Destroyer   Royal Navy 1942–43 1,710 8
T2 Auxiliary oil tanker   United States Navy 1939–45 21,100–22,445 533
Tachibana Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1919–22 1,289 14
Tacoma Frigate   United States Navy 1943–45 1,400 96
Taiyō Escort carrier   Imperial Japanese Navy 1939–40 20,000 3
Takao Heavy cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1930–31 9,850 4
Tambor Submarine   United States Navy 1939–41 1,475 12
Tench Submarine   United States Navy 1944–51 1,826 31
Tennessee Battleship   United States Navy 1919 33,000 2
Thornycroft Destroyer flotilla leader   Royal Navy 1918–19 1,480 3 / 5
Tone Heavy cruiser   Imperial Japanese Navy 1937–38 11,215 2
Tordenskjold Coastal defence ship   Royal Norwegian Navy 1897–98 3,852 2
Town Destroyer   Royal Navy 1917–19 1,020–1,190 50
Town (Southampton) Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1936 9,100 5
Town (Gloucester) Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1937 9,400 3
Town (Edinburgh) Light cruiser   Royal Navy 1938 10,400 2
Trad Torpedo boat   Royal Thai Navy 1935–37 262 9
Treasury High endurance cutter   United States Coast Guard 1936–37 2,700 7
Trento Heavy cruiser   Regia Marina 1926–32 10,511–10,890 3
Tribal Destroyer   Royal Navy 1937–46 1,854–1,927 27
Tromp Light cruiser   Royal Netherlands Navy 1937–39 3,450 2
Trygg Torpedo boat   Royal Norwegian Navy 1919–21 220 3
Turbine Destroyer   Regia Marina 1927–28 1,090 8
Type 23 Torpedo boat   Kriegsmarine 1926 923 6
Type 24 Torpedo boat   Kriegsmarine 1926–27 923 6
Type 35 Torpedo boat   Kriegsmarine 1937–39 844 12
Type 37 Torpedo boat   Kriegsmarine 1938–40 853 9
Type 40[clarification needed] Torpedo boat   Kriegsmarine 1942–43 2,566 12 (3 launched but not completed)
Type 41[clarification needed] Torpedo boat   Kriegsmarine 1943–44 2,155 12 (8 launched but not completed)
Type C1 ship Auxiliary cargo ship   United States Navy 1942–45 6,240–8,015 408
Type C2 ship Auxiliary cargo ship   United States Navy 1944–45 13,910 173
Type C3 ship Auxiliary cargo ship   United States Navy 1940–47 12,000 465
Type C4 ship Auxiliary cargo ship   United States Navy 1940–47 11,757–12,420 75
Type I Submarine   Kriegsmarine 1936 892 2
Type II Submarine   Kriegsmarine 1939–40 300 50
Type VII Submarine   Kriegsmarine 1935–44 626–1,084 743
Type IX Submarine   Kriegsmarine 1937–44 1,032–1,616 193
U Destroyer   Royal Navy 1942–43 1,777–1,808 8
Unryū Fleet carrier   Imperial Japanese Navy 1943–44 22,534 3
V Destroyer   Royal Navy 1942–43 1,777–1,808 8
V (Admiralty) Destroyer   Royal Navy 1917–18 1,100 17 / 23
V (Admiralty leader) Destroyer flotilla leader   Royal Navy 1917 1,207 3 / 5
V (Thornycroft) Destroyer   Royal Navy 1917–18 1,120 2
V7 River gunboat   Romanian Naval Forces 1943 2
Väinämöinen Coastal defence ship   Finnish Navy 1931–32 3,900 2
Van Galen Destroyer   Royal Netherlands Navy 1927–28 1,316 4
Van Ghent Destroyer   Royal Netherlands Navy 1926–27 1,316 4
Vasilefs Georgios Destroyer   Hellenic Navy 1938 1,350 2
Vauquelin Destroyer   French Navy 1931–32 2,441 6
Vedenia Motor torpedo boat   Romanian Naval Forces 1943–44 30 6
Veinticinco de Mayo Heavy cruiser   Argentine Navy 1928–29 6,800 2
W Destroyer   Royal Navy 1943–44 1,710 8
W (Admiralty) Destroyer   Royal Navy 1917–18 1,100–1,140 32 / 33
W (Thornycroft) Destroyer   Royal Navy 1917–18 1,120–1,140 4
Wakatake Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1922–23 900 6
Wicher Destroyer   Polish Navy 1928–29 1,540 2
Wickes Destroyer   United States Navy 1917–19 1,090 33
Wyoming Battleship   United States Navy 1911 27,000 2
X Submarine   Royal Navy 1943–45 30 14
XE Submarine   Royal Navy 1943–45 33 12
XT Training submarine   Royal Navy 1943–45 30 6
Yamato Battleship   Imperial Japanese Navy 1940 73,000 2
York Heavy cruiser   Royal Navy 1928–29 8,300 2
Yorktown Aircraft carrier   United States Navy 1936–40 23,000 3
Yūgumo Destroyer   Imperial Japanese Navy 1941–44 2,077 20
Z Destroyer   Royal Navy 1943–44 1,710 8
Wilk Submarine   Polish Navy 1929-55 1,250 3
Zara Heavy cruiser   Regia Marina 1930–31 11,680 4

Single-ship "classes"Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Naval Vessel Register Index Archived 2007-06-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Archives, The National. "Royal Navy operations in the Second World War – The National Archives". The National Archives. Retrieved 2016-03-29.
  3. ^ "US Navy Inactive Classification Symbols". Naval Vessel Register. NAVSEA Shipbuilding Support Office. Archived from the original on 18 January 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  4. ^ Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships Index

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