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Warship International

From a small beginning in 1964, this quarterly journal has become internationally recognized as the most authoritative English-language publication in the warship field. Each issue averages 100 pages, with fact-filled articles, mainly but not exclusively the original work of our members. Subjects cover all navies and all types of ships from about 1860 to date, liberally illustrated with photographs which are highly praised for their quality, many of which have rarely been printed before, and with excellent line drawings and plans-a valuable resource for ship modelers. Many issues feature full spread centerfold drawings.tne Warship International feature articles usually cover ships of past ears for two important reasons. The organization seeks to gather and present authoritative information on ship programs, characteristics, and capabilities. Authoritative, complete data on warship characteristics and capability typically is restricted from the public release during a ship's career , and often for long years thereafter. The second concern with treating current naval affairs reflects the national and strategic interests underlying current naval programs. As an international organization, INRO seeks to provide a neutral basis for study of historical matters, providing equal stature for any and all nations' vessels, no matter how large or small, and independent of political considerations influencing their creation and employment. Unlike many "naval" magazines, Warship International does not deal with mercantile vessels, descriptions of battles, or accounts of personal exploits. It concentrates solely on warships of various types, brief summaries of their careers, and related subjects such as the armoring of ships, elements of ballistics, etc., needed for a full understanding of the ship designs. Regular features include: Ask Infoser, a very popular question and answer section with the answers published for the information of all members; Naval Intelligence and Naval News in Pictures, containing recent information on new construction, sales, scrappings and the like and photos of new types of ships in the news; Ship's Library, reviews of recent naval books; Mystery Photo, a quarterly challenge to ship identification fans; and On Target, where for a modest fee, items may be offered or sought. Past issues have covered all facets of warship designs and types, with emphasis on the smaller, less-known navies and types, and related subjects. The newest types are covered as they appear, but naturally most articles deal with ships no longer in existence. Examples of subjects covered by articles or series are: The Spanish Navy of 1898; Heavy Cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy; H.M.S. Hood; articles covering past developments of the Soviet Navy and U.S. Navy; USS Joseph P. Kennedy. Jr.; USS Massachusetts and the Iowa versus the Yamato -- to name just a few. If you are looking for information on iron and steel warships and their appearance, wish to get in touch with other naval hobbyists, or are interested in the general subject of warships, INRO and Warship International are what you have been seeking!

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Volume 61 Issue 2 - June 2024

Feature Articles From “Wooden Walls” to “New-Testament Ships”: The Development of the German Armored Cruiser 1854-1918, Part IV: “Armor - the Heavy Version” The Development of the British Royal Navy’s Pennant Numbers Between 1919 and 1940 ---------------------------------- Cover The U.S. museum ship battleship New Jersey in Dry Dock No.3 at Philadelphia on 20 April 2024. This dock was completed in 1921, and can handle ships of up to 984-ft. in length. The battleship arrived here on 27 March for an estimated 60-day docking availability. New Jersey was docked last 32 years ago. Contrary to some recent published statements, the was not built in this dock but rather on a nearby inclined shipway, since demolished. Bldg.592 can be partially seen behind the dock to the north. A long-time machine shop, it was completely refurbished about ten years ago as part of the Navy’s Foundry and Propeller Center that remains in operation here. The dock currently is owned and operated by North Atlantic Ship Repair Co. Photograph by Philip Simon.