"Nautical-with ends pointing upward. Image: Man-of-war with Yards a-cockbill."-Whitney, 1902

A-cockbill

"Nautical-with ends pointing upward. Image: Man-of-war with Yards a-cockbill."-Whitney, 1902

The Royal Navy's Hood class battle cruiser launched on 1918. The cruiser was used as an anti—torpedo destroyer. The cruiser contains 18 guns and travels at 32 knots, or about 37 miles per hour.

British Navy Hood Battle Cruiser

The Royal Navy's Hood class battle cruiser launched on 1918. The cruiser was used as an anti—torpedo…

The British Royal Navy's Renown battle cruiser design launched in 1916. The cruiser is a modified design Royal Sovereign class battleship for greater speed.

British Navy Renown Battle Cruiser

The British Royal Navy's Renown battle cruiser design launched in 1916. The cruiser is a modified design…

Ships designed to engage similar enemy warships with direct or indirect fire from an arsenal of main guns. They are also capable of bombarding targets on and near an enemy coast to support infantry assaults.

Battleship Massachusetts

Ships designed to engage similar enemy warships with direct or indirect fire from an arsenal of main…

The Battleship Massachusetts at full speed.

Battleship Massachusetts

The Battleship Massachusetts at full speed.

The second class Battleship Texas.

Battleship Texas

The second class Battleship Texas.

British Royal Navy battleship, H.M.S. Erebus. The ship was completed in 1870, at Napier shipyard as H.M.S. Invincible. In 1904, the ship's name was changed to H.M.S. Erebus. The ship has a coal steam engine powering six boilers and sailing masts.

British Royal Navy H.M.S. Erebus Battleship

British Royal Navy battleship, H.M.S. Erebus. The ship was completed in 1870, at Napier shipyard as…

The Bretagne class battleship built by the French navy during 1913. The ship has a top speed 20 knots (23 mph) and operated by coal and oil.

Bretagne Class Battleship French Navy

The Bretagne class battleship built by the French navy during 1913. The ship has a top speed 20 knots…

"Half-section of the battleship 'Rhode Island'"—Finley, 1917

Half-section of a battleship

"Half-section of the battleship 'Rhode Island'"—Finley, 1917

The British Royal Navy's Raleigh Class heavy cruiser. The cruiser went at a speed of 31 knots (36 mph), and fueled by oil. The ship have two funnels, or chimneys, and 17 guns mounted.

British Royal Navy Raleigh Class Heavy Cruiser

The British Royal Navy's Raleigh Class heavy cruiser. The cruiser went at a speed of 31 knots (36 mph),…

A British Royal Navy light large cruiser, H.M.S. Courage, built in early 1915. The cruiser had light armor and was used to attack another light cruisers or raiders.

British Navy H.M.S. Courageous Large Light Cruiser

A British Royal Navy light large cruiser, H.M.S. Courage, built in early 1915. The cruiser had light…

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was a 6,682-ton second-class pre-dreadnought battleship. The sinking of the Maine precipitated the Spanish-American War.

Wreck of the Maine in Havana Harbor

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was…

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was a 6,682-ton second-class pre-dreadnought battleship. The sinking of the Maine precipitated the Spanish-American War.

Projection Showing Position of Bow and Keel of the Maine

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was…

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was a 6,682-ton second-class pre-dreadnought battleship. The sinking of the Maine precipitated the Spanish-American War.

United States Battleship Maine

USS Maine (ACR-1), the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of Maine, was…

Napoleon embarking on the "Bellerophon."

Napoleon Embarking on the Bellerophon

Napoleon embarking on the "Bellerophon."

The Queen Elizabeth class of 1912 powered by steam. The battle ship have two chimney stacks to burn oil with secondary guns from the front to the center.

British Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship

The Queen Elizabeth class of 1912 powered by steam. The battle ship have two chimney stacks to burn…

A Roman battle ship manned by many oarsmen.

Roman Battle Ship

A Roman battle ship manned by many oarsmen.

The British Navy's Royal Sovereign class battleship powered by coal. The Royal Sovereign class was designed by Sir P. Eustace d'Eyncourt in 1912.

British Navy Royal Sovereign Class Battleship

The British Navy's Royal Sovereign class battleship powered by coal. The Royal Sovereign class was designed…

British Royal Navy's D class Torpedo Boat Destroyers (TBDs) launched in 1918. The ship had 12 guns, two funnels, and the top speed of 30 knots (34.52 mph). The D class was powered by a triple expansion steam engine.

British Royal Navy D Class Torpedo Boat Destroyer

British Royal Navy's D class Torpedo Boat Destroyers (TBDs) launched in 1918. The ship had 12 guns,…

The sheer plan of the U.S.S. Columbia.

U.S.S. Columbia

The sheer plan of the U.S.S. Columbia.

The sheer plan of the U.S.S. Iowa.

U.S.S. Iowa

The sheer plan of the U.S.S. Iowa.

The deck plan of the U.S.S. Iowa.

U.S.S. Iowa

The deck plan of the U.S.S. Iowa.

A battle-ship of the kearsarge type.

U.S.S. Kearsarge

A battle-ship of the kearsarge type.

The deck plan of the U.S.S. Kentucky.

U.S.S. Kentucky

The deck plan of the U.S.S. Kentucky.

USS Kearsarge (BB-5), the lead ship of her class of battleships, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named, by act of Congress, in honor of the famous American Civil War sloop-of-war Kearsarge.

U.S. Battle-ship Kearsarge

USS Kearsarge (BB-5), the lead ship of her class of battleships, was the first ship of the United States…