Jane’s Fighting Ships

The first edition of Jane’s All the World’s Fighting Ships was published in England by the firm of Sampson, Low, Marston & Company in November, 1897. And every year from that date to the present, with few exceptions, the public has had an opportunity to obtain the very latest information on the tonnage, armor, armament, and other details of the battleships, cruisers, carriers, destroyers, submarines, torpedo boats, and auxiliary craft of the navies of the world. To say “I saw it in Jane’s,” is almost equivalent to saying that the subject matter in hand is beyond argument. Since that first Jane’s was published the year before the sinking of the Maine and the outbreak of our War with Spain, the world has witnessed the development of the dreadnought, the destroyer, the aircraft carrier, PT-boat, and the submarine. Each successive issue of this famed naval annual has faithfully recorded the development of these new weapons of naval warfare.

Turn to Janes Fighting Ships for the world’s most comprehensive and reliable open-source naval reference available. It provides detailed overviews, specifications, photographs and silhouettes of naval platforms and military ships in development, in production and in service worldwide. Customers may purchase the print yearbook from our online store or subscribe to the online version that offers interactive research capabilities and the most up-to-date content.

Military, security and commercial firms use Janes Fighting Ships to:

Evaluate competitors, partners and acquisitions

Conduct industry market research

Model maritime threat scenarios

Discover new defense market opportunities

What’s included:

+4,700 records across 165 navies, 57 coast guards and 6 border guards

Dimension, displacement, speed and range

Development, construction and modernization programs

Weapons systems and sensors

Country inventories and overviews

Naval aircraft

Photographs, diagrams and silhouettes

Suppliers and manufacturers

Flags, ensigns, ranks, insignia, senior appointments and personnel numbers

ABOUT Turn to Jane’s Fighting Ships from Janes Group for the world’s most comprehensive and reliable open-source naval reference available, covering 165 navies and 57 coast guards. It provides detailed overviews, specifications, photographs and silhouettes of naval platforms and military ships in development, in production and in service worldwide. Customers may purchase the print yearbook from our online store or subscribe to the online version that offers interactive research capabilities and the most up-to-date content. PURPOSE Military, security and commercial firms use Jane’s Fighting Ships to: – Access 4,700+ records across 165 navies, 57 coast guards and 6 border guard countries – Evaluate competitors, partners and acquisitions – Conduct industry market research – Model maritime threat scenarios – Discover new defense market opportunities CONTENTS This A to Z encyclopedic resource of 4700+ profiles includes information on: – Dimension, displacement, speed and range – Development, construction and modernization programs – Weapons systems and sensors – Country inventories and overviews – Naval aircraft – Photographs, diagrams and silhouettes – Suppliers and manufacturers – Flags, ensigns, ranks, insignia, senior appointments and personnel numbers.