German Warship Terminology

Large Combatants

English

German

Ship of the line

Linienschiff

Aircraft Carrier

Flugzeugträger

Ironclad (Armored Ship)

Panzerschiff

Battleship

Schlachtschiff

Battlecruiser

Schlachtkreuzer

Armored Cruiser

Panzerkreuzer

Large Cruiser

Großen Kreuzer

Small Cruiser

Kleiner Kreuzer

Heavy Cruiser

Schwerer Kreuzer

Light Cruiser

Leichter Kreuzer

Destroyer

Zerstörer

U-Boat Destroyer (Destroyer Escort?)

U-Bootszerstörer

Frigate

Fregatten

Corvette

Korvetten

U-Boat (Submarine)

U-Boote

Raider

Hilfskreuzer

Small Combatants

English

German

Torpedo Boat

Torpedoboot

Large Torpedo Boat

Große Torpedoboot

Motor Torpedo Boat

Motortorpedoboot

Fast Boat

Schnellboot

Fast Rocket Boat

Raketen-Schnellboot

Fast Missile Boat

Flugkörper-Schnellboot

Patrol boat

Küstenwachboot

Patrol boat

Vorpostenboot

Amphibious Combatants

English

German

Amphibious Ship

Amphibische Schiff

Landing Ship

Landungsschiff

Landing Craft

Landungsboot

Training Craft

English

German

Training Ship

Schulschiff

Artillery Training Ship

Artillerieschulschiff

Sail Training Ship

Segelschulschiff

Minecraft

English

German

Mine Ship

Minenschiff

Minesweeper

Minensuchboot

Minelayer

Minenleger

Auxiliaries

English

German

Target vessel

Zielschiff

Survey Ship

Vermessungsschiff

Support Ships

Hilfsschiff

Supply Ship

Versorgungsschiff

Tug

Schlepper

Reconnaissance ship

Aufklärungsschiff

Research Ship

Forschungsschiff

Testing Boat

Erprobungsboot

Workshop Ship

Werkstattschiff

Floating Crane

Schwimmkrane