About – Contact


Hi, i’m David Bocquelet, creator of tanks-encyclopedia.com.
-You ask: Ok after tanks, these guys are tackling planes (plane-encyclopedia.com) and now ships, remember something ?

-Well, first, the idea of making websites from related center of interest and formula make sense to us, since we are all more or less also interested in various degree in this hardware and especially WW2. But beyond that personally i always had a passion for warships, in fact dating back from college when i used to purchase books and turn out scratch-built rare (not found in retail), highly detailed 1/700th scale waterline models on dioramas. Unfortunately this fragile collection never survived life and relocations. 2d illustrations however survived, and made their way from the scanner into this website. By the way, the original content contact is there, and helped this ww2 website to grow as well.

Naval Encyclopedia content was originally written in an other language, and the archive could be seen there. Plans now calls for a translation of this material, and completion (mostly of the cold war). All help is welcome in this matter. To prevent any question on this, i will not venture into the modern era yet, as there is already one website, Dimitris Mitch’s excellent navalanalyses.com/ that already does it wonderfully.

The new version of Naval Encyclopedia has been launched in may 2016. The Vocation of the website is the same as Tanks Encyclopedia, providing an exhaustive, relevant and reliable battleships database from the antiquity to the XXth century (the 1st world war, ww2, and the cold war) treating also little-known and little-seen navies and small warships, along with naval battles, biographic posts, tech, or tactical evolution. Aside internet the main source is the excellent and trusted Conway’s all the world Fighting Ships serie of four books covering 1860 to 1995. The bible i refer to but i often cross these informations with many others, since these publications are fairly old already.

About the Illustrations

In case you ask, i’m also an illustrator. I started nearly 20 years ago by painted renditions of various ancient ships, which pics are still found on the internet, and made their ways in books and documentaries, video games, tabletop games and many others; The fleets posters has been in fact so successful that they made their way on Ebay and Alibaba, without my consent !
Nevertheless i worked with gouache, acrylics, and digital painting, photoshop and vectorial drawing which explains this diversity compared to the tanks encyclopedia. And the collection span 20 years also.
-If you are an editor, perhaps interested by this content, please check the mailboxes below.
-For your private collection, check the HD versions in the poster section just by clicking on it. Many fleet posters only exists in 72 dpi or web size so they will never be suited for printing. However posters of the main fleet can all be printed in HD on demand, besides redbubble.

French Cruiser Gloire with its legendary razzle dazzle camouflage, 1944
Montcalm, French light Cruiser of La Galissoniere class, 1944

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