List of battleships by country

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This table lists all battleships and their predecessors from approximately 1399 onward, and includes all ships of the line, turret/barbette ships, pre-dreadnoughts, dreadnoughts, and coastal defence ships.

It is divided into 3 eras:

  1. 1640-1858 - The advent of the "line-of-battle" tactic where ships would support each other with broadsides rather than meléeing
  2. 1859-1905 - Iron replaces wood, steam replaces sail power, rotatable turrets replace fixed cannons, and explosive shells replace cannonballs.
  3. 1906-1944 - The advent of Dreadnought-type ("all-big-gun") battleships
Sail ships of the line (1640-1858) Steam battleships (1859-1905) Dreadnoughts (1906-1944)
Austria-Hungary Austria-Hungary
France France
IroncladsPre-dreadnoughts and Dreadnoughts
Greece Greece
Italian states Italy
Sengoku and Edo Japan Empire of Japan
Netherlands Netherlands
Russia Russia and USSR
Spain Spain
Sweden Sweden
Coastal Battleships
Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire/Turkey
England and United Kingdom United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United States United States
Pre-Dreadnoughts and Dreadnoughts
Other countries

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