If you grew up during the Cold War, you might well have thought that the warships the Soviet Union was churning out were pretty cool! They were sleek, full of giant sensors and dangerous looking weapons, and they had different design categories than the accepted US and Western war fleets. What was a missile-carrying heavy … Continue reading “The Soviet Superships of Mykolaiv, Ukraine- A Legacy in Steel”
Corvettes and Patrol Vessels Return to Submarines Grisha Class – Project 1124 large ASW Corvettes LOA 234′ / 71.3 m TDISP 1,160 tons (1 possibly still active, 5 retired or captured, service since 1996). Two Grisha II, two Grisha I and one Grisha V were transferred from Russia to the new Ukrainian Navy in 1996, … Continue reading “Ukraine – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
This post will briefly explore the career of the second Bounty replica. Two previous posts explored the history of the original HMAV Bounty of 1787, and the first replica Bounty of 1960. The second replica of HM Armed Vessel Bounty has a colourful history. This little ship was built in New Zealand during 1978-1979 for … Continue reading “No Longer Bountiful – the careers of three Bounty ships – Part 3- Bounty replica (1979)”
The first of a three part post on the original Bounty, of “Mutiny on the Bounty” fame, and both full-size sailing replicas of this famous little ship.
A while back we posted about reaching the milestone of a thousand shipsearcher warship views, and pointed to some of the most interesting captures and ship stories. We have now found more than 3,000 warships using open satellite imagery, and added these to the Shipsearcher database of pages! We continued our mission to travel the … Continue reading “Three Thousand Shipsearcher views, many more pages, and 2021 debrief!”
This page includes naval sail training vessels (normally operated by a navy), sailing replicas, and stationary replicas (including on land) that are reasonable facsimiles of warships. This page currently includes 143 views of 114 sailing ships. Ships are organized based on the country the original ship was from, not where they are now or … Continue reading “The World’s sailing warships, naval training ships, and replicas”
20 years after her sinking, we feature unique views of HMCS Cape Breton, the Royal Canadian Navy’s Cape class maintenance ship, and the second last of the whole group of 320 wartime Park/Fort class merchant ships built in Canada. For a history of Park/Fort ships, which are Canadian-built ships designed along the similar lines as … Continue reading “The Last of a Great Fleet of Ships Part 2: HMCS Cape Breton”
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On the 76th anniversary of her commissioning, we profile the career and end of HMS Rame Head, the last of any version of the vital wartime built Canadian Park and Fort class merchant ships known to exist.
Where have all the three-decker line-of-battleships gone? A visual history of these massive floating fortresses, and views of all remaining first rate ships of the line!
Mine Warfare Ships Return to Monitors Hunt Class LOA 196′ / 59.7 m TDISP 750 tons (13 built, 6 active with RN, 3 active with Greece and Lithuania, 1 Greek ship sunk, service since 1981) HMS Brecon M-29 (1979-2005) transferred 2008 to become the static training ship at HMS Raleigh. Moored off Jupiter Point. Sandown … Continue reading “Royal Navy – Mine Warfare Ships”
Corvettes and Patrol Ships Return to Submarines Bahrain – FPB 62 Lurssen corvette design LOA 207′ / 63.1 m TDISP 650 tons (2 active, service since 1987) Bahrain – TNC 45 Lurssen FAC-missile design LOA 147′ / 44.8 m TDISP 265 tons (4 active, service since 1984) Bahrain – Cyclone Class Patrol Boats LOA 179′ … Continue reading “Small Navies of the World – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
Mine Warfare Ships Return to Corvettes and Patrol Ships Koster/Landsort class LOA 156′ / 47.5 m TDISP 360 tons. Landsort’s are the original, non-upgraded class, 2 of which were decommissioned 2008. (7 Koster upgrades, 2 retired “Landsort”, service since 1984) Styrsö class LOA 118′ / 36 m TDISP 205 tons (4 active, service since 1996) … Continue reading “Swedish Navy – Mine Warfare Ships”
Corvettes and Patrol Ships Return to Submarines Visby class LOA 239′ / 72.8 m TDISP 640 tons (5 active, service since 2002) HSwMS Nyköping K-34 (2015) AND HSwMS Karlstad K-35 (2015) HSwMS Carlskrona P-04 (1982) LOA 347′ / 105.8 m TDISP 3,100 tons. Originally built as a minelayer. Now used for patrol and long voyages. … Continue reading “Swedish Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
Corvettes and Patrol Ships Return to Submarines ORP Kaszub 240 Project 620 (1987) LOA 270′ / 82.3 m TDISP 1,200 tons ORP Slazak Meko 100 class (2019) LOA 312′ / 95.1 m TDISP 2,000 tons. Originally to have been the lead ship of the Gawron class of 7 corvettes, to be built in Gdynia in … Continue reading “Polish Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”