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A navy is a military organisation that primarily operates on the sea.

Most (but not all) armed forces make considerable organisational distinction between the land-based warfare of an Army, the sea-based warfare of a Navy, and the air-based warfare of an Air Force - often splitting the three components into mostly independent forces.

A modern navy typically uses a combination of ships, boats, submarines, and aircraft launched from aircraft carriers.

Many navies include ground forces (marines) to fight on land and defend sea craft.

In many countries, the navy is the oldest branch of the armed services. Hence, for example, the British term "the Senior Service".

Types of Naval Vessel

  • Bireme
  • Trireme
  • Quinquereme
  • Liburnian
  • Dromon
  • Ship of the line
  • Frigate
  • Bomb ketch
  • Ironclad warship
  • Destroyer
  • Cruiser
  • Battlecruiser
  • Battleship
  • Aircraft carrier
  • Escort aircraft carrier
  • Amphibious assault ship
  • Seaplane tender
  • PT Boat
  • Submarine (also U-boat)
  • Hospital ship
  • Corvette

Other resources
NOSI (Naval Open Source Intelligence) - a digital library of world naval operational news, curated from open source intelligence, and intended to serve as a source of continuing education on naval and military affairs
Naval & Maritime page of the World Wide Web Virtual Library


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