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fighting ships of the world

ROYAL NAVY - UNITED KINGDOM

11. CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS (only converted to fighting ships after commissioning as merchant)

1. aircraft carrying ships

1. WWI seaplane carriers

2. WWII escort aircraft carriers

2. armed merchant cruisers

1. WWI armed merchant cruisers

2. WWII armed merchant cruisers

3. escorts and patrols

1. WWI commissioned escort ships

2. WWI armed boarding steamers

3. WWI coastguard and fishery protection vessels

4. WWI submarine decoy vessels

5. WWI auxiliary patrol vessels

6. WWI armed yachts

7. WWII ocean boarding vessels

8. WWII armed boarding vessels

9. WWII convoy escorts

10. WWII auxiliary patrol vessels

11. WWII special service vessels

12. WWII sea-going auxiliary AA vessels

13. WWII coastal auxiliary AA vessels

14. WWII armed yachts

3. gunboats

1. colonial gunboats (1883 - 1884)

2. river gunboats for Chinese rivers (1900)

4. amphibious ships

1. "LSI(L)" group large infantry landing ships

2. "LSI(M)" and "LSI(S)" groups medium and small landing ships

3. "LSI(H)" group infantry landing ships with hand-operated davits

4. "LSS" group landing ships with stern chute

5. "LST" group tank landing ships

6. "LSH(L)" group large amphibious command ships

7. "LSF" group fighter direction ships

5. mine warfare ships

1. WWI minelayers

2. WWI minesweepers

3. WWI requisitioned fishing vessels

4. WWII requisitioned fishing vessels

5. WWII auxiliary minesweepers

6. WWII paddle minesweepers

7. WWII mine destruction vessels

8. WWII minelayers

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15