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- Combat search and rescue : The location and rescue of military and civilian personnel in hostile areas, such that a military operation is necessary to retrieve them }
- Search and rescue : The location of those in distress from natural, accidental, or hostile causes; on-scene medical stabilization and extrication; evacuation to treatment or other safe facilities
- Naval guns and gunnery : Artillery weapons on ships, and techniques and devices for aiming them.
- Mine (naval warfare) : A naval explosive weapon that waits passively for a target to come into its range, and then detonates or releases a mobile weapon once its sensors detect an appropriate target
- Torpedo : A naval weapon that travels underwater, using its own propulsion, to attack its target, minimally with onboard mechanisms to keep it on a straight course. Modern torpedoes are underwater guided missiles that can track their target and adjust their course to hit it
- HMS Indefatigable : Add brief definition or description
- HMS Queen Mary : Add brief definition or description
- HMS Invincible (1916) : Add brief definition or description
- HMS Hood (1920) : British battlecruiser that exploded and sank in the Battle of the Denmark Strait, fighting DKM Bismarck and DKM Prinz Eugen; probable deficiency in magazine protection
- IJN Taiho : Only ship of class; aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy; first Japanese carrier to incorporate a closed hurricane bow; entered service 1944; sunk 1944, Battle of Philippine Sea, final explosions due to errors in damage control
- IJN Shinano : Imperial Japanese Navy vessel, laid down as a battleship of the Yamato-class but converted to an aircraft carrier; sunk on 29 November 1944 by the submarine USS Archerfish (SS-311) while still being finished and transferring to a safer shipyard
- USS Franklin (CV-13) : Essex-class aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy, in service 1944, suffered greatest combat damage of any surviving carrier March 1945, returned to port; reclassified but never modernized and did not return to first-line service; struck from Navy List in 1964
- USS Oriskany (CV-34) : Lead ship of the Oriskany-class; major redesign to SCB-27 during construction, and again to SCB-125 angled deck in 1957; served 1950-1976; sunk as recreational reef in 2006
- USS Forrestal (CV-59) : U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, lead ship of Forrestal-class, in service 1955-1993
- USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) : Add brief definition or description
- USS Nimitz (CVN-68) : Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy, lead ship of the Nimitz-class, the main operational class of large carriers; Carrier Air Wing Eleven embarked; ship is center of Carrier Strike Group Eleven but is in overhaul for 2011
- USS Princeton (CG-59) : A Baseline 3 (of 4) Ticonderoga-class cruiser of the U.S. Navy, which survived a mine explosion during the Gulf War that would have sunk larger WWII ships; test ship for the Block IV BGM-109 Tomahawk missile
- USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) : U.S. Navy frigate of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class, commissioned 12 April 1986, heavily damaged by an Iranian mine on 14 April 1988
- USS Tripoli (LPH-10) : Add brief definition or description
- Anti-shipping missile : An air, surface (sea or land), or submarine-launched missile that can track and intercept a maneuvering ship target against the background of moving water
- Anti-surface warfare : (ASuW) In the context of naval warfare, the mission of attacking surface vessels, from small boats to supertankers and aircraft carriers, from platforms under naval command and control
- Electronic warfare : A subset of information operations that deals with the use of electromagnetic or kinetic means to degrade an enemy's military electronics systems, to be able to operate one's own electronics in the face of enemy attacks, and to evade those attacks through protection or deception
- Explosives : Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin.
- Firefighting : The act of extinguishing dangerous fires.
- Insensitive high explosives : Explosives, principally for military use, which have an extremely low probability of detonating accidentally or other than as intended in a specific application; not easily converted to improvised explosive devices, will not detonate when engulfed in fire, and, when used in the high explosive initator of a nuclear weapon, unable to trigger fission unless precisely triggered
- Precision-guided munition : A powered or unpowered weapon that adjusts its flight path to hit a specific target, with a circular error probability in the low number of meters, often less than the radius of destruction
- Radar : (acronym for "radio detection and ranging") A technique used for detecting and tracking targets, navigation, imagery, and special applications.
- Radio : Transmission and reception of information, which can be voice, data or imagery over electromagnetic radiation in free space (i.e., wireless). The information is modulated onto a carrier wave
- Safety of Life at Sea : International convention defining safety requirements for ships
- Satellite orbits : The path of a celestial body or an artificial satellite as it revolves around another body.
- Search and rescue transponder : A device used by personnel in need of rescue, which assists in the final part of the search by interacting with search radar and guiding the rescuers to the victim