World of Warships British Navy

By JonCS29
  • HMS Bellerophon

    HMS Bellerophon
    The Bellerophon-class battleships were developed from the renowned Dreadnought class. The ship inherited turbine propulsion and a main battery consisting of ten 305 mm guns from her predecessor, but, unlike the prototype, she had armored torpedo protection.
  • HMS Weymouth

    HMS Weymouth
    This medium-size cruiser had weak armor protection, but boasted powerful artillery and quite a high speed. She was conceived as a "trade protection" cruiser and was designated for countering lightly-armed enemy ships of the same type.
  • HMS Orion

    HMS Orion
    The first dreadnought ship in the world to carry 343 mm main guns; she was superior to all battleships built before her in terms of firepower. Besides this, in contrast to her British predecessors, the ship had reinforced side armor and a more advanced arrangement of artillery guns.
  • HMS Iron Duke

    HMS Iron Duke
    A typical British battleship of World War I. The ship carried the same main battery guns as the battleships of the preceding class, but was armed with more powerful secondary battery guns.
  • HMS Queen Elizabeth

    HMS Queen Elizabeth
    An excellent design, the Queen Elizabeth class of battleships served with distinction through both world wars. They were, in many ways, the first modern battleships deployed by any navy.
  • HMS Warspite

    HMS Warspite
    When commissioned, she was one of the mightiest battleships in the world that outmatched all previous dreadnought classes in firepower and speed. By the outbreak of World War II, Warspite had been modernized to receive more powerful torpedo protection, reinforced horizontal armor protection, and enhanced AA capabilities.
  • HMS Medea

    HMS Medea
    Initially intended for the Greek Navy, but with the outbreak of World War I, she was assigned to the Royal Navy. Medea's main advantage over her same-type foreign contemporaries was her large-caliber—533 mm—torpedoes.
  • HMS Caledon

    HMS Caledon
    This light cruiser was designed to provide support to destroyers and perform reconnaissance duties. In contrast to her predecessors, this ship had a higher speed and carried powerful torpedo armament.
  • HMS Valkyrie

    HMS Valkyrie
    One of the V-class destroyer flotilla leaders which defined the main features of British destroyers for nearly two more decades. She stood apart from her predecessors due to her size, larger number of guns, and their more advantageous location.
  • HMS Wakeful

    HMS Wakeful
    A W-class destroyer of the Admiralty project, a next step in the development of the V-class destroyer flotilla leaders. She was armed with triple torpedo tubes. One of the variants of her modernization assumed strengthening of her artillery by shifting to 120 mm main battery guns.
  • HMS Danae

    HMS Danae
    Developed from the preceding Caledon-class cruiser ships. In contrast to her predecessors, she was bigger in size and had more powerful torpedoes. Apart from that, Danae featured reinforced artillery.
  • HMS Hawkins

    HMS Hawkins
    The pioneering ship that led the way for a later class of heavy cruisers. The ship's layout and silhouette had much in common with the British light cruisers of World War I, but Hawkins surpassed them in size and the caliber of her main battery.
  • HMS Hood

    HMS Hood
    A fast battle cruiser that had long remained the largest and one of the most powerful ships in the Royal Navy. The ship was built based on the experience gained during World War I. Unlike later period battleships, she had weak horizontal armor protection. In the beginning of World War II, the ship's outdated secondary armament was demounted and replaced by enhanced AA guns.
  • HMS Hermes

    HMS Hermes
    One of the first aircraft carriers of special construction in the world. The ship featured very good speed for her time, had armor protection similar to that of a cruiser, and carried quite a powerful secondary battery. One of her drawbacks was the small size of her aircraft hangar.
  • HMS Emerald

    HMS Emerald
    The most advanced British light cruiser among those designed during World War I. The ship's powerful propulsion allowed for high speeds. Her larger displacement helped strengthen the cruiser's artillery and torpedo armament as well as equip her with aircraft-handling gear.
  • HMS Nelson

    HMS Nelson
    This battleship featured an innovative arrangement designed under the restrictions of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. The ship was armed with 406mm main guns that were concentrated in three turrets in the ship's bow. She was the first battleship in the Royal Navy to be armored according to the "all or nothing" concept.
  • HMS London

    The lead ship in the second series of County-class cruisers—British "Washington Treaty" cruisers armed with eight powerful 203 mm guns. The cruiser was rebuilt during extensive modernization undertaken in the late 1930s, which changed the ship's exterior and reinforced her armor and AA batteries.
  • HMS Devonshire

    HMS Devonshire
    One of the London-class ships—British "Washington Treaty" cruisers of the second series. The large-scale re-equipment of all cruisers of this class which occurred in the late 1930s to the early 1940s provided for changes in the ships' silhouettes, and noticeable reinforcement of their armor protection.
  • HMS Acasta

    HMS Acasta
    A representative of the first series (A-class) of the so-called "standard" destroyers of the British Navy that had very similar characteristics and arrangement. She was bigger in size and had quadruple torpedo tubes in comparison with the ships of the previous classes.
  • HMS Exeter

    HMS Exeter
    This York-class ship was the last heavy cruiser to be inducted into the Royal Navy. She had relatively moderate dimensions for her type, but still featured a well-balanced combination of speed, armor protection, and armament.
  • HMS Leander

    HMS Leander
    A new generation light cruiser designed to serve as a scout both within a squadron and independently. In contrast to her predecessors, the ship's main advantage was that her main guns were placed in gun turrets. The ship also had stronger AA defenses and better armor protection.
  • HMS Monarch

  • HMS Gallant

    HMS Gallant
    One of the U.K. G-class destroyers of the inter-war period. The ship participated in the Dunkirk evacuation when she rescued Allied troops from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk. In total, she evacuated around 1,500 soldiers. On 29 May 1940, she was damaged during a raid from German dive bombers, but still made it back to England under her own power.
  • HMS Icarus

  • HMS Cossack

    HMS Cossack
    One of the renowned Tribal-class destroyers with an emphasis on gunnery over torpedo warfare. During World War II, the ship's AA defenses were reinforced at the cost of one main gun mount.
  • HMS Jervis

  • HMS Edinburgh

  • HMS Belfast

    HMS Belfast
    An Edinburgh-class light cruiser, one of the most powerful among same-type ships in the Royal Navy during World War II. Underwent several major upgrades. Instead of AA and torpedo armament, the ship received improved anti-torpedo protection and an enhanced surveillance radar.
  • HMS Cheshire

    HMS Cheshire
    A variant of the British heavy cruiser project, developed at the beginning of World War II and armed with 234 mm main battery guns.
  • HMS Fiji

    HMS Fiji
    A further development of a multi-purpose cruiser ship for the Royal Navy. Despite the fact that the ship's displacement was limited by international treaties, she carried numerous rapid-firing main guns.
  • HMS Campbeltown

    HMS Campbeltown
    The warship belonged to a series of U.S.-built "flush-deckers". In 1940, she was transferred to the U.K. Along with her extremely powerful torpedo armament, Campbeltown was also noted for uncommonly high speed for that era. The distinctive placement of her torpedo tubes allowed her to quickly concentrate torpedo fire on either side.
  • HMS King George V

  • HMS Lightning

  • HMS Duke of York

    HMS Duke of York
    A King George V-class battleship that carried 356 mm main guns, and could run at quite a high speed for a ship of her type. Numerous dual-purpose artillery served as a basis for the ship's AA defenses. A very successful gun fire control system provided for high accuracy of fire of the ship's main battery.
  • HMS Vanguard

  • HMS Conqueror

    HMS Conqueror
    This ship was designed as a battleship with increased firepower on the basis of the British experience in ship construction gained during World War II. The project was notable for the 419 mm main guns, which were developed in the early 1920s and were one of the most powerful British Naval artillery systems.