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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Warship.
See also changes related to Warship, or pages that link to Warship or to this page or whose text contains "Warship".

Parent topics

  • Naval warfare [r]: The military history of the organized navies of the world from 300 BCE to the present. [e]
  • Ship [r]: Vessel larger than a boat for transporting people, goods, or defence by sea, and capable of crossing open waters. [e]

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Missions

Types

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Historic

  • Battlecruiser [r]: A large warship with guns comparable to those of a battleship, equal or greater speed, but less armor; "can catch what it can kill and run away from what can kill it"; had disastrous experiences when fighting true battleships [e]
  • Battleship [r]: A heavily-armored, warship optimized for fighting other warships using large-caliber guns; certain armor requirements differentiated from cruisers; obsolete by end of World War II. [e]
  • Monitor (warship) [r]: An armored warship, possibly limited to coastal waters, with large-caliber guns in one or more turrets [e]
  • Ship of the line [r]: A major sailing warship, intended to fight in fleet actions (i.e., in line of battle) [e]

Other related topics

  • Amphibious warfare [r]: The set of techniques, equipment, specialized units, and methods of training needed to move troops across water, and deliver them to land, ready for immediate combat. [e]
  • Freedom of navigation [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Power projection [r]: The capability to deploy military forces, even if limited to air and special operations, on short notice over intercontinental ranges [e]
  • Ship ceremonies [r]: Historical occasions in the life of a ship, usually beginning with keel-laying, and proceeding to launching, and, for naval vessels and vessels in a merchant service, ship commissioning; warships tend to have additional ceremonies such as change of command and decommissioning [e]
  • Underway replenishment [r]: A series of techniques, introduced in the Second World War, for keeping warships in constant operation by resupplying them at sea; challenging both in the pure seamanship of the transfer, and the logistical system that brings supplies to the ships [e]