Ships Posters or all eras and countries
In this section you will discover posters that are around on Internet since more than a decade. They are depicting fleets in their integrality, with class names, dates, sister-ships or numbers, and sometimes status (in construction, project, cancelled…). These fleets posters are to cover the cold war, WW1 and WW2. Alongside you will find also posters of individual ships, and of ancient ships. In this case, ancient antiquity, medieval, renaissance ships and soon, enlightenment era and XIXth Century. However from 1860 wait to see many new posters of the fleets pre-WW1 and Tsushima. Soon also to be found here, maps and infographics. Indeed since the 1990s many recaps of various fleets has been done and many new ones will follow.
Featured: Enlightenment Vessels
The Enlightenment “century” spanned the entire XVIIIth Century but it also started sooner, at the middle to the end of the XVIIth Century. Defiance towards religion, great scientific essays and discoveries cimented an era of entrepreneurship and knowldege, great ideals which broke completely with a long tradition and society order inherited from the Renaissance, still somewhat marked by Medieval nostalgy. In Ship design, variety of types and families exploded, in all areas, around the world. Many of these “exotic” ships from far away were discovered and depicted by European explorers, and most have been registered in several books, notably the monumental “Encyclopediae” by Diderot and Rousseau. The picture is very diverse (and not to scale !), but with mostly (right to left) Eastern, Russian, Scandinavian designs, then European, north and south, Mediterranean, and then Arabic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian or Philippino ancient ships.
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You can purchase the larger print (300 dpi) poster on RedBubble.
To rule them all: WW1 Royal Navy
This is litteraly the poster to rule them all. Long in the making, with about twenty new illustrations and painstaking research, this is the actual portrayal of each and every single ship, from the largest battlecruisers down to the small Coastal Motor Boats of the Royal Navy in WW1. An immediate sense of the industrial scale of it, from the 1880s to 1918. You can purchase the very large printed version (The original is 3.80 m, a wall!) and help support naval encyclopedia, just click on the poster.
Web posters (no print):
Featured: Turkish Fleet
Türk Donanmasi, the national Navy of Turkey in the interwar and ww2.