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- John Arbuthnot Fisher : British admiral (1841-1920), considered the creator of the industrialized Royal Navy
- Alfred Thayer Mahan : The leading naval theorist of the late 19th and early 20th century, basing the concept of a "fleet in being" as a fundamental determinant of history
- Naval warfare : The military history of the organized navies of the world from 300 BCE to the present.
- HMS Dreadnought (1905) : The first "all-big-gun" battleship, obsoleting all others in the world when built, yet having very little actual combat role
- Armor (naval) : Heavy metal plate to provide passive protection against gunfire; obsolete for modern vessels, which do not face heavy gun threats, but emphasize defense against missiles as well as protection against underwater explosions
- Naval guns and gunnery : Artillery weapons on ships, and techniques and devices for aiming them.
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- Survivability (naval) : Add brief definition or description
- Battlecruiser : 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
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- Bismarck-class : Two-ship class of German battleships, optimized for commerce raiding and short Atlantic operations so extremely rugged; 8 x 15" guns with large secondary batteries; DKM Bismarck and DKM Tirpitz
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- Ise-class : Add brief definition or description
- Kongo-class battleship : A class of originally British-designed Japanese battleships, the first of which was built in a British shipyard in the 1910s; the class was initially rated as battlecruisers but were upgraded between the wars
- Yamato-class : Largest (71,000 ton) battleship class of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the largest but not necessarily most combat-effective ever built; all sunk in combat by U.S. forces (including IJN Shinano, a Yamato-class hull converted to an aircraft carrier)
- South Dakota-class : A four-ship class of 35,000 ton U.S. Navy battleship begun just before the Second World War; more compact and better protected than the preceding North Carolina-class, but had the same main battery of nine 16"-45 caliber MK 6 naval guns in triple turrets
- Iowa-class : The last class of battleships deployed by any navy; these were U.S. Navy vessels launched during WWII and played a role in anti-air warfare and naval gunfire support; later conversions kept them in use as missile-launching platforms; all 4 retired
- Montana-class : A cancelled class of U.S. battleships, slower and more heavily gunned and armored than the Iowa-class
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- Cruiser : While definitions vary with time and doctrine, a large warship capable of acting independently, as a flagship, or a major escort; capabilities include anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, land attack, and possibly ballistic missile defense