Guard ship

A guard ship is a warship assigned as a stationary guard in a port or harbour, as opposed to a coastal patrol boat which serves its protective role at sea.

Royal Navy

In the Royal Navy of the eighteenth century, peacetime guard ships were usually third-rate or fourth-rate ships of the line.[1] The larger ships in the fleet would be laid up "in ordinary" with skeleton crews, the spars, sails and rigging removed and the decks covered by canvas - the historic equivalent of a reserve fleet. By contrast the guard ships would carry sails and rigging aboard, be defouled below the waterline to increase their speed under sail, and be manned by at least one quarter of their normal crew.[1]

A port or major waterway may be assigned a single guardship which would also serve as the naval headquarters for the area. Multiple guardships were required at larger ports and Royal Dockyards, with the largest single vessel routinely serving as the Port Admiral's flagship.[1]

If war was declared, or an enemy fleet was sighted, the guard ships could become fully manned and ready for sea in a matter of hours or days, as opposed to the months it could take to recommission a ship "in ordinary". This was of greatest utility to the British prior to the outbreak of the War of Jenkins' Ear against Spain. On 10 July, 1739 King George II authorised preparations for a maritime assault on Spanish colonies. For this purpose, Admiral Edward Vernon was able to assemble a fleet of eight fully armed and provisioned guardships within ten days of the Royal Command.[2] The fleet was so quickly assembled that it reached the Spanish West Indies on 22 October, one day before war was formally declared.

Quarantine guardship Rhin 1830
Quarantine Guard Ship Rhin, Margate Creek, in 1830

See also Standing Royal Navy deployments

Soviet Navy

In Soviet terminology a guard ship (сторожевое корабль, storozhevoj korabl') is a small, general purpose patrol and/or escort vessel.[3] It corresponds to frigate-type ships.

Other uses

A guard-boat is a boat which goes the round of a fleet at anchor to see that due watch is kept at night.


  1. ^ a b c Mackay 1965, p. 104
  2. ^ Baugh 1965, pp. 163-164
  3. ^ Budzbon, Przemyslaw; Lemachko, Boris (1982). "The Bad Weather Flotilla". Warship. London: Conway Maritime Press. VI (22): 140.


  • Baugh, Daniel A. (1965). British Naval Administration in the Age of Walpole. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691624297.
  • Mackay, Ruddock F. (1965). Admiral Hawke. Oxford University Press. OCLC 398581.
CCGS Hudson

CCGS Hudson is an offshore oceanographic and hydrographic survey vessel operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. The ship entered service in 1963 with the Canadian Oceanographic Service, stationed at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, called CSS Hudson. The ship made several significant scientific voyages, among them the first circumnavigation of the Americas in 1970. The ship was transferred to the Canadian Coast Guard in 1996 and remains in service.

Canadian Coast Guard ship

The designation Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS; French: navire de la Garde côtière canadienne, NGCC) is applied as a prefix to vessels in the Canadian Coast Guard.

Prior to the formation of the Coast Guard in the 1960s ships operated by the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (now known as Fisheries and Oceans Canada) were named with either the CGS prefix for Canadian Government Ship (Le CGS in French) or DGS for Dominion Government Ship.

Dutch–Venezuelan crisis of 1908

The Dutch–Venezuelan crisis of 1908 was a dispute that broke out between the Netherlands and Venezuela after the Venezuelan president, Cipriano Castro, cut off trade with the Dutch island of Curaçao on the grounds that it was harbouring political refugees from Venezuela.

Venezuela expelled the Dutch ambassador, prompting a Dutch dispatch of three warships: Jacob van Heemskerck, Gelderland, and Friesland. The Dutch warships had orders to intercept every ship that was sailing under the Venezuelan flag. On 12 December, Gelderland captured the Venezuelan coast guard ship Alix off Puerto Cabello. She and another ship, 23 de Mayo, were interned in harbor of Willemstad. With their overwhelming naval superiority, the Dutch enforced a blockade on Venezuela's ports.

A few days later, President Castro left for Berlin, nominally for a surgical operation. In his absence, Vice President Juan Vicente Gómez with the support of the U.S. Navy seized power in Caracas, and on 19 December 1908, installed Gómez himself as de facto president, and ended the war with the Netherlands.

Filin-class guard ship

Filin-class guard ships were a class of ships originally built in Finland as patrol vessels for the Imperial Russian Navy. With the withdrawal of Russia from the area, the ships went to other use.

Golub-class guard ship

Golub-class guard ships were originally built as minelayers and netlayers for the Imperial Russian Navy. Two of the ships were captured by the Germans at Tallinn in 1918 and were given to Finland in 1920. Four more were completed in 1919 and sold via Germans to Chilean Navy (eventually named as Colocolo, Leucoton, Elicura, and Orompello).The ships had fairly good seagoing abilities and were stable platforms. It was especially well suited for heavy minesweeping duties.

HMS Defence (1861)

HMS Defence was the lead ship of the Defence-class armoured frigates ordered by the Royal Navy in 1859. Upon completion in 1862 she was assigned to the Channel Fleet. The ship was paid off in 1866 to refit and be re-armed and was briefly reassigned to the Channel Fleet when she recommissioned in 1868. Defence had brief tours on the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Stations, relieving other ironclads, from 1869 to 1872 before she was refitted again from 1872 to 1874. She became guard ship on the Shannon when she recommissioned. The ship was transferred to the Channel Fleet again in 1876 and then became guard ship on the Mersey until 1885. Defence was placed in reserve until 1890 when she was assigned to the mechanical training school in Devonport in 1890. She was renamed Indus when the school adopted that name and served there until sold in 1935.

HMS Edinburgh (1811)

HMS Edinburgh was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 26 November 1811 at Rotherhithe.Between 1837 and 1841 she served in the Mediterranean, including operations off the coast of Syria and Lebanon in the Syrian War. In 1846 she was taken in hand at Portsmouth Dockyard and converted to steam-powered screw propulsion as a 'blockship'. The conversion was completed on 19 August 1852. In this transformation her displacement was increased to 2,598 tons and her complement of guns reduced to 60 (or 56: reports differ). She acted as guard ship for Devonport until February 1854, when she was assigned to the fleet sent to the Baltic under Sir Charles Napier. She was the flagship of Rear-Admiral Henry Ducie Chads, third in command of the fleet, and took part in the bombardment and capture of the Russian fortress of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands. She returned to the Baltic in 1855. Subsequently she was a guard ship at Sheerness and at Leith, and was sold out of the Navy for breaking up in 1866.

HMS Majestic (1895)

HMS Majestic was a Majestic-class pre-dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy. Commissioned in 1895, she was the largest predreadnought launched at the time. She served with the Channel Fleet until 1904, following which she was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. In 1907, she was part of the Home Fleet, firstly assigned to the Nore Division and then with the Devonport Division. From 1912, she was part of the 7th Battle Squadron.

When World War I broke out Majestic, together with the rest of the squadron, was attached to the Channel Fleet during the early stages of the war before being detached for escort duties with Canadian troop convoys. She then had spells as a guard ship at the Nore and the Humber. In early 1915, she was dispatched to the Mediterranean for service in the Dardanelles Campaign. She participated in bombardments of Turkish forts and supported the Allied landings at Gallipoli. On 27 May 1915, she was torpedoed by a U-boat at Cape Helles, sinking with the loss of 49 men.

HMS Resolution (1892)

HMS Resolution was a Royal Sovereign-class pre-dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy. The ship was built by Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company, starting with her keel laying in June 1890. She was launched in May 1892 and, after completing trials, was commissioned into the Channel Squadron the following December. She was armed with a main battery of four 13.5-inch guns and a secondary battery of ten 6-inch guns. The ship had a top speed of 16.5 knots.

Resolution served with the Channel Squadron up to 1901; she took part in the Diamond Jubilee Fleet Review and a number of manoeuvres in the Atlantic and the Southwest Approaches. She was recommissioned as a coast guard ship later in 1901 and underwent a refit in 1903, after which she served at Sheerness as a port guard ship, before entering the Fleet Reserve at Chatham in June 1904. She suffered damage while participating in combined manoeuvres in 1906, and was recommissioned into the Special Service Division of the Home Fleet the following year. She was decommissioned in August 1911 and laid up at Motherbank for disposal, before being sold for scrap in April 1914 and towed to the Netherlands to be broken up the following month.

HNoMS Otra (1939)

HNoMS Otra was an Otra-class minesweeper built in 1939 for the Royal Norwegian Navy. Captured by the Germans during the 1940 invasion of Norway and renamed Togo, she was returned to the Norwegians in 1946. Otra remained in service until being sold for scrapping in 1963.

List of ships of Russia by project number

The list of ships of Russia by project number includes all Russian ships by assigned project numbers. Ship descriptions are Russian assigned classifications when known. (The Russian term "проект" can be translated either as the cognate "project" or as "design".)

Project 1: Leningrad-class destroyer (Series I)

Project 2: Uragan-class guard ship (Series I & III)

Project 3: Fugas-class minesweeper (Series I)

Project 4: Uragan-class guard ship (Series II)

Project 5: Toplivo-1 class water lighter

Project 6: Dekabrist-class submarine

Project 7: Gnevny-class destroyer

Project 7U: Soobrazitelny-class destroyer

Project 9: S-class diesel attack submarine

Project 19: NKVD large guard ship, cancelled

Project 20: Tashkent-class destroyer leader

Project 21: Study for 35,500-ton Nelson class-style battleship

Project 22: Heavy cruiser design cancelled 1939

Project 23: Sovetsky Soyuz-class battleship

Project 24: post-World War II battleship design

Project 25: Study for 30,900-ton battleship

Project 26: Kirov-class light cruiser

Project 29 Yastreb-class guard ship

Project 29K Yastreb-class guard ship (completed after World War II)

Project 30: Ognevoy-class destroyer

Project 30K: Ognevoy-class destroyer (completed after World War II)

Project 30bis: Skoryy-class destroyer

Project 33: Conversion of Kirov-class cruiser Voroshilov to missile cruiser

Project 34: Modernization of Skoryy-class destroyers

Project 35: Mirka-class large patrol ship

Project 35M: Mirka II-class large patrol ship

Project 38: Leningrad-class destroyer (Series II)

Project 39: Uragan-class guard ship (Series IV)

Project 40: Destroyer design cancelled 1944

Project 41: Neustrashimy-class destroyer

Project 42: Kola-class large patrol ship

Project 43: NKVD guard ship

Project 45: Opytny-class experimental destroyer

Project 47: 4500-ton destroyer design

Project 48: Kiev-class destroyer leader

Project 50: Riga-class large patrol ship

Project 52: Purga-class large guard ship

Project 53: Fugas-class minesweeper (Series II)

Project 53U: Fugas-class minesweeper (Series III)

Project 56 Spokoinyy: Kotlin-class destroyer

Project 56A: Modified Kotlin-class large anti-submarine ship

Project 56EM: Kildin-class destroyer (prototype)

Project 56M: Kildin-class destroyer

Project 56U: Modernised Kildin-class destroyer

Project 57 Gremjashny: Kanin-class guided missile destroyer (prototype)

Project 57bis: Kanin-class guided missile destroyer

Project 57AM/PLO: Kanin-class ASW destroyer

Project 58: Fugas-class minesweeper (Series IV)

Project 58: Kynda-class missile cruiser

Project 59: T-250-class minesweeper

Project 60: Coastal minesweeper design

Project 61: Kashin-class destroyer

Project 61M: Modified Kashin-class large anti-submarine ship

Project 66: heavy cruiser design

Project 68: Chapayev-class light cruiser

Project 68bis: Sverdlov-class light cruiser

Project 69: Kronshtadt-class battlecruiser

Project 70E: Modified Sverdlov-class light cruiser

Project 71: Small aircraft carrier design cancelled 1940

Project 82: Stalingrad-class battlecruiser battlecruiser

Project 83: Ex-German heavy cruiser Lützow

Project 96: M-class submarine (Series VI, VI-bis & XII)

Project 96M: M-class submarine (Series XV, completed after World War II)

Project 97: Dobrynya Nikitich-class icebreaker

Project 97AP/2: Improved Dobrynya class icebreaker

Project 97P: Ivan Susanin-class icebreaker and border patrol ship

Project 106: Vydra-class landing craft

Project 122: Kronshtadt-class patrol boat

Project 122A: medium floating dry dock

Project 123: Komsomolets-class, motor torpedo boat

Project 130: Bereza-class deperming vessel

Project 133 Antares: Muravey-class border patrol boat

Project 133.1M: Parchim III-class small anti-submarine ship

Project 133.2: Parchim II-class small anti-submarine ship

Project 141: kashtan-class mooring buoy tender

Project 145: Sura-class mooring/buoy tender

Project 159: Petya-class frigate

Project 160: Altay-class tanker

Project 183: P-6-class torpedo boat

Project 183T: P-8-class torpedo boat

Project 183TK: P-10-class torpedo boat

Project 183R: Komar-class fast missile boat

Project 204: Poti-class anti-submarine corvette

Project 205M Tsunami: Osa-class fast missile boat

Project 205P Tarantul: Stenka-class border patrol boat

Project 206 Shtorm: Shershen-class torpedo boat

Project 206E: Mol-class torpedo boat (export version of Shershen class)

Project 206M: Turya-class torpedo boat

Project 206MR Vikhr: Matka-class missile boat

Project 253L MT: MT class minesweeper

Project 254: T43-class seagoing minesweeper

Project 257: Vanya-class coastal minesweeper

Project 258: T43-class minesweeper radar picket conversion

Project 258M: Upgrading of radars on Project 258 ships

Project 264: T58-class minesweeper radar picket conversion

Project 265: Sasha class minesweeper

Project 266 Rubin: Yurka-class seagoing minesweeper

Project 266M Akvamarin: Natya-class seagoing minesweeper

Project 266DB Akvamarin 2: Natya II-class seagoing minesweeper

Project 300: Oskol I-class floating workshop

Project 301T: Oskol II-class floating workshop

Project 303: Modified Oskol-class floating workshop

Project 304: Amur-class floating workshop

Project 304M: Amur II class repair ship with passenger facilities

Project 305: Tomba-class electric power station

Project 310 Batur: Don-class submarine support ship

Project 323: Lama-class floating missile technician base

Project 323B: Improved Lama class ballistic missile transport

Project 357: Libau-class despatch vessel

Project 376U: Yaroslavets class training launch

Project 394B: Primor'ye-class intelligence collection ship

Project 411B: Dry cargo lighter

Project 431: Cargo lighter

Project 437N: Khobi-class small tanker

Project 503M: Alpinist-class small intelligence ship

Project 513M: Modified T-43-class environmental monitoring ship

Project 527M: Prut-class rescue ship

Project 530 Karpaty: Nepa-class submarine salvage vessel

Project 536: Pioner Moskvy-class underwater research support ship

Project 537: Elbrus-class rescue ship

Project 550: Amguema-class polar logistics ship

Project 561: Voda-class water tanker

Project 563: Goryn-class seagoing tug

Project 563S: Goryn-class rescue tug

Project 577: Uda-class military tanker

Project 593: Volgograd trials tender

Project 611: Zulu-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Project 611AV : Zulu-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Project 613: Whiskey-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Project 615: Quebec-class coastal attack submarine

Project 627 Kit: November-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (prototype)

Project 627A: November-class nuclear-powered attack submarine

Project 628: Golf I-class diesel-electric strategic missile submarine

Project 629M: Golf II-class diesel-electric strategic missile submarine

Project 633: Romeo-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Project 636 Varshavyanka: Improved Kilo-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Project 640: Whiskey Canvas Bag-class radar picket submarine

Project 640T: Whiskey Canvas Bag-class communications submarine

Project 640U: Whiskey Twin Cylinder class missile submarine (prototype)

Project 641: Foxtrot-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Project 641B Som: Tango-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Project 644: Whiskey Twin Cylinder-class missile submarine

Project 645 November-class nuclear-powered attack submarine with liquid metal reactor

Project 651: Juliett-class diesel-electric cruise missile submarine

Project 655: Whiskey Long Bin-class diesel-electric cruise missile submarine

Project 658: Hotel I-class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine

Project 658M: Hotel II-class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine

Project 659: Echo I-class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine

Project 659T: Echo I-class nuclear-powered attack submarine

Project 661 Anchar: Papa-class nuclear-powered guided missile submarine

Project 664: Projected nuclear-powered amphibious assault submarine-minelayer.

Project 665: Whiskey-class diesel electric submarine

Project 667A Navaga: Yankee-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine

Project 667AM Navaga-M: Yankee II-class ballistic missile submarine

Project 667AU Nalim: Yankee I & II class missile upgrade

Project 667AT Grusha: Yankee Notch-class attack submarine conversion

Project 667M Andromeda: Yankee Sidecar-class cruise missile submarine conversion

Project 667B Murena: Delta I-class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine

Project 667BD Murena-M: Delta II-class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine

Project 667BDR Kalmar: Delta III-class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine

Project 667BDRM Delfin: Delta IV-class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine

Project 670A Skat: Charlie I-class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine

Project 670M Chayka: Charlie II-class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine

Project 671 Yersh: Victor I-class nuclear-powered attack submarine

Project 671RT Semga : Victor II-class nuclear-powered attack submarine

Project 671RTM Shchuka: Victor III-class nuclear-powered attack submarine

Project 675: Echo II-class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine

Project 677: Lada: Sankt Petersburg-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Project 685: Plavnik: Mike-class nuclear-powered attack submarine

Project 690: Kefal: Bravo-class diesel-electric submarine

Project 699: Upgraded Vanya-class minesweeper

Project 701: Hotel III-class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine

Project 705 Lira: Alfa-class nuclear-powered attack submarine

Project 712: Sliva-class rescue tug

Project 717: Projected nuclear-powered amphibious assault submarine (1970)

Project 730: Roslavl-class seagoing tug

Project 733: Okhtenskiy-class seagoing tug

Project 733S: Goliat-class Rescue tug developed from Okhtenskiy class seagoing tug, hence S suffix added to the project number (S = Spastel'niy)

Project 740: Yunnyy Partizan-class freighter

Project 745: Sorum class seagoing tug

Project 748: Projected nuclear-powered amphibious assault submarine

Project 770: Polnocny A-class small landing ship

Project 771: Polnocny B-class small landing ship

Project 772U: Bryza class training cutter

Project 773: Polnocny C-class medium landing ship

Project 773U: Polnocny D-class medium landing ship

Project 775: Ropucha I-class large landing ship

Project 775M: Ropucha II-class large landing ship

Project 776: Modified Polnocny C-class amphibious assault command ship

Project 782: meidum floating dry dock

Project 823: medium floating dry dock

Project 850: Nikolay Zubov-class expeditionary oceanographic vessel

Project 860 Azimut: Samara-class hydrographic survey ship

Project 861: Moma-class hydrographic survey ship

Project 861M: Moma-class small intelligence ship

Project 862: Yug-class expeditionary oceanographic vessel

Project 862.1: Yug-class medium intelligence ship

Project 862.2: Improved Yug-class intelligence ship

Project 864: Vishnya-class large intelligence ship

Project 865 Pyranja: Losos-class midget submarine

Project 870: Kamenka-class hydrographic survey ship

Project 871: Biya-class hydrographic survey ship

Project 872: Finik-class munition ship

Project 873: Sibiryakov-class expeditionary oceanographic vessel

Project 877 Paltus: Kilo-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Project 885 Yasen: Severodvinsk-class nuclear-powered attack submarine

Project 887: Smolnyy-class training ship

Project 935: Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (prototype)

Project 940 Lenok: India-class diesel-electric rescue submarine

Project 941 Akula: Typhoon-class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine

Project 945A Barrakuda: Sierra I-class nuclear-powered attack submarine

Project 945B Kondor: Sierra II-class nuclear-powered attack submarine

Project 949 Granit: Oscar I-class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine

Project 949A Antei: Oscar II-class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine

Project 955: Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine

Project 955A: Borei II-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine

Project 956 Sarych: Sovremenny-class destroyer

Project 956A Sarych: Improved Sovremenny-class destroyer

Project 959 Oko: proposed further T58-class minesweeper radar picket conversion with improved radar

Project 962: proposed radar picket ship based on the Kara-class cruiser

Project 971 Bars: Akula-class nuclear-powered attack submarine

Project 971U Shchuka B: Akula II-class nuclear-powered attack submarine

Project 977.0 Akson: Yankee Pod-class nuclear-powered submarine sonar testbed conversion

Project 978.0: Yankee Stretch-class nuclear-powered small submarine support submarine

Project 996: proposed Sovremennyy-class destroyer radar picket conversion

Project 1041.0: Svetlyak-class fast patrol boat

Project 1041.1: Svetlyak-class Kh-35 missile boat

Project 1041.2: Svetlyak-class gunboat (export version)

Project 1075: Lida-class minesweeper

Project 1083.1: Paltus-class special purpose submarine

Project 1112: Klazma-class cable ship

Project 1123 Kondor: Moskva-class anti-submarine cruiser

Project 1124K Albatros: Grisha IV-class small anti-submarine ship

Project 1124M Albatros: Grisha III-class small anti-submarine ship

Project 1124P Albatros: Grisha II-class small anti-submarine ship

Project 1124.4 Albatros: Grisha V-class small anti-submarine ship

Project 1134 Berkut: Kresta I-class missile cruiser

Project 1134A Berkut A: Kresta II-class large anti-submarine ship

Project 1134B Berkut B: Kara-class large anti-submarine ship

Project 1135 Burevestnik: Krivak I / Bditel'nyy-class large patrol ship

Project 1135M Burevestnik M: Krivak II / Bessmennyy-class large patrol ship

Project 1135.1 Nerey: Krivak III / Menzhinskiy-class border patrol ship

Project 1135.2 Burevestnik: Modernized Krivak I / Legkiy-class large patrol ship

Project 1135.5 Nerey: Krivak III-class border patrol ship

Project 1135.6 Grigorovich: Admiral_Grigorovich-class large patrol ship

Project 1141.1 Sokol: Aleksandr Kunakhovich small anti-submarine ship

Project 1143 Krechet: Kiev-class aircraft-carrying cruiser

Project 1143.5 Orel: Kuznetsov-class heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser

Project 1143.7 : Ulyanovsk-class heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser

Project 1144.2 Orlan: Kirov-class nuclear-powered missile cruiser

Project 1145.1 Sokol: Mukha small anti-submarine ship

Project 1151.0: Belyanka-class transport

Project 1154.0 Yastreb: Neustrashimyy-class frigate

Project 1153 OREL: projected nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (1976)

Project 1155 Fregat: Udaloy I-class large anti-submarine ship

Project 1155.1 Fregat: Udaloy II / Admiral Chabanenko-class large anti-submarine ship

Project 1157.0: Sadko-class Seagoing armament transport

Project 1159: Koni-class frigate

Project 1160 Oryel: projected nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (1969)

Project 1164 Atlant: Slava-class missile cruiser

Project 1166.1: Gepard-class small anti-submarine ship

Project 1171 Tapir: Alligator-class large landing ship

Project 1171.1: Ivan Gren-class landing ship

Project 1172: Emba-class cable ship

Project 1174: Ivan Rogov-class large landing ship

Project 1175: Biryusa-class cable ship

Project 1176 Akula: Ondatra-class landing craft

Project 1177.0 Serna: Serna-class landing craft

Project 1178: Kherson proposed Kiev-type amphibious assault ship

Project 1190: Khasan-class river monitor

Project 1204: Shmel'-class river monitor

Project 1205 Skat: Gus-class landing craft (hovercraft)

Project 1206 Kalmar: Lebed-class landing craft (hovercraft)

Project 1206.1 Murena: Tsaplya-class landing craft (hovercraft)

Project 1206.1E: export version Type 1206.1 without artillery rocket launchers.

Project 1206T: Pelikan class minelayer, mine laying version of Project 1206

Project 1208 Slepen': Yaz-class river patrol boat

Project 1209 Omar: Utenok-class landing craft (hovercraft)

Project 12210: fuel lighter

Project 1232.1 Dzheyran: Aist-class small landing ship (hovercraft)

Project 1232.2 Zubr: Zubr-class small landing ship (hovercraft)

Project 1234 Ovod: Nanuchka I-class small missile ship

Project 1234.1: Nanuchka III / Burun-class small missile ship

Project 1234.2: Nanuchka IV / Nakat-class small missile ship

Project 1236: Potok (Seman')-class torpedo trials ship Torpedo trials ship

Project 1239 Sivuch: Dergach / Bora class small missile ship

Project 1240 Uragan: Sarancha-class fast missile boat

Project 1241 Molniya: Tarantul I-class missile boat

Project 1241PE: Modified Pauk-class border patrol ship

Project 1241.1RZ Molniya M: Tarantul III-class missile boat

Project 1241.2 Molniya: Tarantul II-class missile boat

Project 1241.2 Molniya 2: Pauk-class small anti-submarine ship

Project 1241.2P Molniya 2: Pauk I-class border patrol ship

Project 1248 Moskit: Vosh-class river patrol boat

Project 1248.1: Vosh class riverine patrol boat without mine laying rails.

Project 1249: Piyavka-class border patrol ship

Project 1258: Yevgenya-class harbor minesweeper

Project 1259 Malakhit: Olya-class minesweeper

Project 1265 Yakhont: Sonya-class base minesweeper

Project 1266.0: Gorya-class seagoing minesweeper

Project 1270.0: Alexandrit-class minesweeper

Project 1274: Improved Klasz'ma class cable layer with mine laying capability

Project 1330: fisheries protection boat

Project 13560: medium floating dry dock

Project 1360: Chika class presidential yacht

Project 1388M: Razvedchik class flag officer's yacht

Project 1415.1: Tanya class workboat

Project 1431.0: Mirazh-class border patrol boat

Project 1452: Ingul-class rescue tug

Project 1453: Ingul-class rescue tug

Project 1454: Sorum Mod-class experimental craft

Project 14670: officers' yacht

Project 1481: Bis-class Riverine fuel lighter

Project 15010: fuel lighter

Project 1541: Luza-class missile fuel tanker

Project 1545: Baskunchak-class tanker water tanker

Project 1549: Manych-class water tanker

Project 1559B: Boris Chilikin-class military tanker

Project 1593: Boris Chilikin-class military tanker

Project 1595: Neon Antonov-class freighter

Project 16570: Khoper-class salvage tug

Project 16900A: Kanin-class cargo lighter

Project 1710 Makrel: Beluga-class experimental submarine

Project 1760: Medium floating dry dock

Project 1780: Shilka class medium floating dry dock

Project 1783A: Vala-class special wastes tanker

Project 1791: Amga-class transport

Project 1799: Pelym-class deperming vessel

Project 1799A: Improved Pelym class deperming vessel

Project 1806: Onega-class hydroacoustic monitoring ship and physical fields measuring vessel

Project 1823: Muna-class military transport

Project 1824: Muna-class military transport

Project 1826: Lira / Balzam-class large intelligence ship

Project 1828: Yuriy Ivanov-class large intelligence ship

Project 1840: Lima-class experimental submarine

Project 1851: Paltus (Nelma) class special op submarine

Project 1859: Berezina replenishment ship. Holm lists as Project 1833. Single vessel, Berezina, operated in the Black Sea Fleet from 1978 (acceptance into fleet service) to 2002. Scrapped in Turkey in late 2002.

Project 1886 Ugra-class submarine tender

Project 1893: Katun I-class firefighting ship

Project 1908: Akademik Sergei Korolev telemetry tracking and control ship

Project 1909: Kosmonavt Yuri Gagarin telemetry tracking and control ship

Project 1910 Kashalot: Uniform-class special purpose submarine

Project 1914.1: Marshal Nedelin-class range instrumentation ship

Project 1917: Kosmonaut Vladimir Komarov telemetry tracking and control ship

Project 1918: Vytegrales-class transport

Project 1941 Titan: Kapusta-class command ship

Project 1993: Katun II-class firefighting ship, also known as Ikar class

Project 2012.0 Sargan: Sarov-class submarine

Project 2020: Malina-class nuclear fuel transport ship

Project 2038.0: Steregushchy-class corvette

Project 2038.2 Tigr: Steregushchy-class corvette (export version)

Project 2038.5: Gremyashchiy-class corvette

Project 2038.6: Derzky-class corvette

Project 20910: Chilim class air cushioned vehicle

Project 21270: flag officer's yacht

Project 2163.0: Buyan-class corvette

Project 2163.1: Buyan-class missile corvette

Project 2163.2: Tornado, export version of Buyan

Project 2182.0: Dyugon-class landing craft

Project 2190.0: Project 21900 icebreaker

Project 2195.6: Proposed multi-purpose destroyer

Project 2198.0: Grachonok-class counter saboteur ship

Project 2212.0: Purga-class icebreaker

Project 2216.0: Vasily Bykov-class large patrol ship

Project 2235.0 Admiral Gorshkov-class frigate

Project 2246.0: Rubin-class border patrol vessel

Project 2280.0: Karakurt-class corvette

Project 2313.0: Academician Pashin-class military tanker

Project 2356.0: Lider-class destroyer

Project 2356.0E Shkval: Lider-class destroyer (export version)

Project 11711E: Cayman : amphibious assault ship

Project 11430E: Lamantin : nuclear-powered heavy aircraft carrier

Project A-202: Roslavl-class seagoing tug

Project B-92: Neftegaz-class tug

Project B-93: Akademik Fersman-class geophysical research ship

Project B-99: Iva / Vikhr-class rescue tug

Project B-320/320 II: Ob'-class floating hospital

MO-class small guard ship

The MO (Russian: Mалый Охотник, Malyj Okhotnik; English: Small Hunter, nickname Moshka(Fly)) is a class of small ships produced before and during World War II for the Soviet Navy. Their primary function originally was anti-submarine warfare. During the war they carried out many additional roles from supporting landing operations to escorting convoys. Over 350 ships were built.

ORP Komendant Piłsudski

ORP Komendant Piłsudski was a Filin-class guard ship originally built at Ab Crichton in Turku, Finland, for the Imperial Russian Navy. She was bought by the Polish Navy in 1920 and served until scuttled in the Invasion of Poland on September 30, 1939.

Raised by the Germans, she was subsequently renamed Heisternest (M 3109) and served in the Kriegsmarine. Heisternest was sunk in a U.S. bomb raid in Nantes, France, on September 16, 1943.

SMS Preussen (1903)

SMS Preussen was the fourth of five pre-dreadnought battleships of the Braunschweig class, built for the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy). She was laid down in April 1902, was launched in October 1903, and was commissioned in July 1905. Named for the state of Prussia, the ship was armed with a battery of four 28 cm (11 in) guns and had a top speed of 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph). Like all pre-dreadnoughts built at the turn of the century, Preussen was quickly made obsolete by the launching of the revolutionary HMS Dreadnought in 1906; as a result, she saw only limited service with the German fleet.

Preussen's peacetime career centered on squadron and fleet exercises and training cruises to foreign ports. The ship served as the flagship of II Battle Squadron of the High Seas Fleet for the majority of her career. During World War I, she served as a guard ship in the German Bight and later in the Danish straits. She participated in a fleet sortie in December 1914 in support of the Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby during which the German fleet briefly clashed with a detachment of the British Grand Fleet. Preussen had been temporarily assigned to guard ship duties in the Baltic in May 1916, and so missed the Battle of Jutland. Due to her age, she did not rejoin the fleet, and instead continued to serve as a guard ship until 1917, when she became a tender for U-boats based in Wilhelmshaven.

After the war, Preussen was retained by the re-formed Reichsmarine and converted into a depot ship for F-type minesweepers. She was stricken from the naval register in April 1929 and sold to ship breakers in 1931. A 63-meter (207 ft) section of her hull was retained as a target; it was bombed and sunk in 1945 by Allied bombers at the end of World War II, and was scrapped in 1954.

SMS Tegetthoff (1878)

SMS Tegetthoff was an ironclad warship of the Austro-Hungarian Navy. She was built by the Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino shipyard in Trieste, between April 1876 and October 1881. She was armed with a main battery of six 28 cm (11 in) guns mounted in a central-battery. The ship had a limited career, and did not see action. In 1897, she was reduced to a guard ship in Pola, and in 1912 she was renamed Mars. She served as a training ship after 1917, and after the end of World War I, she was surrendered as a war prize to Italy, which sold her for scrapping in 1920.

Standing Royal Navy deployments

Standing Royal Navy deployments is a list of operations and commitments undertaken by the United Kingdom's Royal Navy on a worldwide basis. The following list details these commitments and deployments sorted by region and in alphabetical order. Routine deployments made by the Navy's nuclear-powered submarines and their location of operations is classified.

USRC Active

USRC Active was the name of six vessels of the United States Revenue Cutter Service, and may refer to:

USRC Active (1791), a topsail schooner launched in 1791 and sold in 1798

USRC Active (1812), a cutter chartered in 1812 that served until 1817

USRC Active (1816), a cutter in service from 1816 until grounded in 1823 and decommissioned in 1825

USRC Active (1843), a revenue boat built in 1843 and apparently in service until 1847

USRC Active (1867), a schooner in commission from 1867 to 1875For United States Coast Guard ships named Active, see USCGC Active

Uragan-class guard ship

The Uragan-class guard ships were built for the Soviet Navy as small patrol and escort ships. Eighteen were built in the 1930s and served during World War II in all four of the Soviet Fleets: Baltic, Black Sea, Northern and Pacific. Four were lost during the war and the rest remained in service until the late 1950s in various secondary roles. The official Soviet designation was Project 2, Project 4 and Project 39, but they were nicknamed the "Bad Weather Flotilla" by Soviet sailors by virtue of their meteorological names.

Yastreb-class guard ship

The Yastreb-class guard ships were built for the Soviet Navy as small patrol and escort ships. Fifteen out of twenty planned ships were laid down before the start of Operation Barbarossa, but only one was completed during World War II. Five others were completed after the war, but five were scrapped on the stocks at Nikolayev when it was captured by the Germans in late 1941, four were scrapped by the Soviets at Leningrad and five were cancelled before they were laid down. The postwar ships were completed to a modified design as Project 29K. One of these was transferred to the NKVD. The last of the ships was scrapped in 1975.

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