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Z 5

The Z 5 was a Dutch torpedo boat of 263 tons displacement launched in 1913. The Z 5 was powered by reciprocating boilers designed to burn oil or coal providing a top speed of 27 knots and a range of 680 km at 20 knots. She carried a complement of 48 and was armed with two 3 inch guns and two machine-guns. The Z 5 was launched as a torpedo boat and then refitted for patrol work in 1932 and used as a tender during the Second World War.
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Z 6

The Z 6 was a Dutch torpedo boat of 263 tons displacement launched in 1915. The Z 6 was powered by reciprocating boilers designed to burn oil or coal providing a top speed of 27 knots and a range of 680 km at 20 knots. She carried a complement of 48 and was armed with two 3 inch guns and four 17.7 inch torpedo tubes in one twin and two single deck mountings.
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Z 7

The Z 7 was a Dutch torpedo boat of 263 tons displacement launched in 1915. The Z 7 was powered by reciprocating boilers designed to burn oil or coal providing a top speed of 27 knots and a range of 680 km at 20 knots. She carried a complement of 48 and was armed with two 3 inch guns and four 17.7 inch torpedo tubes in one twin and two single deck mountings.
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Z 8

The Z 8 was a Dutch torpedo boat of 263 tons displacement launched in 1915. The Z 8 was powered by reciprocating boilers designed to burn oil or coal providing a top speed of 27 knots and a range of 680 km at 20 knots. She carried a complement of 48 and was armed with two 3 inch guns and four 17.7 inch torpedo tubes in one twin and two single deck mountings.
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ZAFER

The Zafer was a Turkish destroyer of 1250 tons displacement launched in 1931. The Zafer was powered by three Thornycroft boilers providing a top speed of 36 knots and carried a complement of 149. She was armed with four 4.7 inch guns; two 40 mm anti-aircraft guns; two 20 mm anti-aircraft guns and six 21 inch torpedo tubes in two triple mountings.
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ZAFFIRO

The Zaffiro was an Italian Sirena Class coastal submarine of 590 tons displacement launched in 1933. The Zaffiro was powered by diesel engines providing a top speed of 14 knots surfaced and 8.5 knots submerged and could dive to a depth of 50 fathoms. She carried a complement of 41 and was armed with one 3.9 inch gun; two 13 mm anti-aircraft guns and six 21 inch torpedo tubes.
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ZAHRINGEN

The Zahringen was a German battleship of 11800 tons displacement launched in 1901. The Zahringen was powered by six Schulz-Thornycroft boilers providing a top speed of 18 knots. She carried a complement of 683 and was armed with four 9.4-inch guns; eighteen 5.9-inch guns; twelve 3.4-inch (15 pdr) guns; two machine-guns and six 17.7 inch submerged torpedo tubes positioned at the bow, stern and broadside. After the Great War she had her turrets removed and was used as a training ship at Danzig before being rebuilt in 1928 as a wireless-controlled target ship with a reduced compliment of 104 and a top speed of 13 knots.
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ZAIRE

The Zaire was a Portuguese gun boat of 403 tons displacement launched in 1925 as the Goa. The Zaire was powered by two Yarrow boilers providing a top speed of 13 knots and a range of 5120 km at 9 knots. She carried a complement of 67 and was armed with two 3 inch guns and two 47 mm guns.
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ZAIRE II

The Zaire is a Portuguese Cacine Class large patrol boat of 310 tons displacement fully loaded. The Zaire is powered by two MTU 12V 538 Maybach diesel engines providing a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 4400 miles at 12 knots. The Zaire carries a crew of 33 and is armed with a Bofors 40 mm/70 gun and an Oerlikon 20 mm/65 gun.
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ZAMBESI

HMS Zambesi was a British Zambesi Class destroyer of 1710 tons displacement launched in 1943. She was armed with four 4.5 inch dual-purpose guns; six 40 mm anti-aircraft guns and four depth-charge throwers.
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ZAMBEZE

The Zambeze is a Portuguese Cacine Class large patrol boat of 310 tons displacement fully loaded. The Zambeze is powered by two MTU 12V 538 Maybach diesel engines providing a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 4400 miles at 12 knots. The Zambeze carries a crew of 33 and is armed with a Bofors 40 mm/70 gun and an Oerlikon 20 mm/65 gun.
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ZANE

The USS Zane was an American flush deck type destroyer of 1193 tons displacement launched in 1919. The USS Zane was powered by four White-Forster oil-burning boilers providing a top speed of 35 knots. She carried a complement of 122 and was armed with four 4 inch guns; one 3 inch anti-aircraft gun and twelve 21 inch torpedo tubes arranged in four triple arrangements.
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ZAPAL

The Zapal was a Russian patrol vessel of 500 tons displacement launched in 1935. The Zapal was powered by diesel engines providing a top speed of 16 knots, and was armed with one 4 inch gun; four 37 mm anti-aircraft guns and was fitted for mine laying and mine sweeping.
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ZARA

The Zara was an Italian Zara Class heavy cruiser of 10000 tons displacement launched in 1930. The Zara was powered by eight oil-fired 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 32 knots and a range of 5120 km at 25 knots. She carried a complement of 705 and was armed with eight 8-inch guns; twelve 3.9-inch anti-aircraft guns; ten 37 mm anti-aircraft guns and eight 13 mm anti-aircraft guns and carried two aircraft.
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ZBIK

The Zbik was a French-built Polish submarine of 980 tons displacement launched in 1930. The Zbik was powered by two sets of Vickers-Normand diesel engines providing a top speed of 19 knots surfaced and electric motors providing a top speed of 9 knots submerged. She was armed with one 3.9 inch gun; one 1.5 inch anti-aircraft guns; six 21.7 inch torpedo tubes and was fitted for mine laying, carrying 38 mines.
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ZEAL

The USS Zeal was an American Auk Class minesweeper of 890 tons displacement launched in 1942. The USS Zeal was powered by diesel engines providing a top speed of 18 knots and carried a complement of 105. She was armed with one 3 inch dual-purpose gun and two 40 mm anti-aircraft guns.
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ZEALANDIA

HMS Zealandia was a British King Edward class battleship of 16350 tons displacement launched in 1903 as HMS New Zealand. HMS Zealandia carried a complement of 777 and was powered by twelve Niclausse boilers providing a top speed of 18 knots. She was armed with four 12 inch guns; four 9.2 inch guns; ten 6 inch guns; twelve 12 pdr guns; fourteen 3 pdr guns; two Maxim machine guns; four submerged broadside 18 inch torpedo tubes and one submerged stern 18 inch torpedo tube.
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ZEALOUS

HMS Zealous was a British ironclad battleship of 6100 tons launched in 1864. She was armed with twenty 7-inch guns and had a top speed of 12 knots. She was sold in 1886.
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ZEALOUS II

HMS Zealous was a British Zambesi Class destroyer of 1710 tons displacement launched in 1944. She was armed with four 4.5 inch dual-purpose guns; six 40 mm anti-aircraft guns and four depth-charge throwers.
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ZEBRA

HMS Zebra (formerly HMS Wakeful) was a British Zambesi Class destroyer of 1710 tons displacement launched in 1944. She was armed with four 4.5 inch dual-purpose guns; six 40 mm anti-aircraft guns and four depth-charge throwers.
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ZELLARS

The USS Zellars was an American Allen M Sumner Class destroyer of 2200 tons displacement launched in 1944. The USS Zellars was powered by four boilers providing a top speed of 36.5 knots. She carried a complement of 350 and was armed with six 5 inch guns; twelve 40 mm anti-aircraft guns; eleven 20 mm anti-aircraft guns and ten 21 inch torpedo tubes arranged in two quintuplets.
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ZENITH

HMS Zenith (formerly HMS Wessex) was a British Zambesi Class destroyer of 1710 tons displacement launched in 1944. She was armed with four 4.5 inch dual-purpose guns; six 40 mm anti-aircraft guns and four depth-charge throwers.
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ZEPHYR

HMS Zephyr was a British Zambesi Class destroyer of 1710 tons displacement launched in 1943. She was armed with four 4.5 inch dual-purpose guns; two 2 pounder guns; three 40 mm anti-aircraft guns; two 20 mm guns and four depth-charge throwers.
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ZEST

HMS Zest was a British Zambesi Class destroyer of 1710 tons displacement launched in 1943. She was armed with four 4.5 inch dual-purpose guns; six 40 mm anti-aircraft guns and four depth-charge throwers.
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ZETLAND

HMS Zetland was a British No 2 Type Hunt Class destroyer of 1050 tons displacement launched in 1942. HMS Zetland was powered by two Admiralty 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 27 knots and carried a complement of 146. She was armed with six 4 inch anti-aircraft guns; one 2 pounder gun and two 20 mm anti-aircraft guns.
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ZHARKI

The Zharki was a British-built Russian Derzki Class destroyer of 1060 tons displacement launched in 1918 as HMS Cowell and transferred to Russia in 1944. The Zharki was powered by four oil-fired boilers providing a top speed of 35 knots and was armed with two 4 inch guns and several smaller guns.
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ZHELESNIAKOV

The Zhelesniakov (formerly the Amuretz Riga) was a Russian Zhelesniakov Class torpedo boat of 710 tons displacement launched in 1905. The Zhelesniakov was powered by coal-fired boilers providing a top speed of 25 knots and carried a complement of 105. She was armed with three 3.9 inch guns; one 3 pounder gun; one 1 pounder anti-aircraft gun; four machine-guns; three 18-inch torpedo tubes and carried 25 mines.
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ZHGUCHI

The Zhguchi was a British-built Russian Derzki Class destroyer of 1060 tons displacement launched in 1918 as HMS Twiggs and transferred to Russia in 1944. The Zhguchi was powered by four oil-fired boilers providing a top speed of 35 knots and was armed with two 4 inch guns and several smaller guns.
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ZHIVUCHI

The Zhivuchi was a British-built Russian Derzki Class destroyer of 1060 tons displacement launched in 1917 as HMS Fairfax and transferred to Russia in 1944. The Zhivuchi was powered by four oil-fired boilers providing a top speed of 35 knots and was armed with two 4 inch guns and several smaller guns.
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ZHOSTKI

The Zhostki was a British-built Russian Derzki Class destroyer of 1060 tons displacement launched in 1918 as HMS Foote and transferred to Russia in 1944. The Zhostki was powered by four oil-fired boilers providing a top speed of 35 knots and was armed with two 4 inch guns and several smaller guns.
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ZINNIA

The Zinnia was a Belgian fishery protection vessel of 1200 tons displacement launched in 1915 as a British Flower Class escort vessel and sold to the Belgian Navy in 1920. The Zinnia was powered by two cylindrical coal fired boilers providing a top speed of 17 knots and a range of 3200 km at 15 knots. She carried a complement of 77 and was armed with one anti-aircraft machine-gun.
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ZINTU

The Zintu was a Japanese Zintu Class second class cruiser of 5195 tons displacement launched in 1923. The Zintu was powered by twelve Kanpon boilers providing a top speed of 33 knots and carried a complement of 450 and one aircraft. She was armed with seven 5.5 inch guns; two 3 inch anti-aircraft guns; six machine-guns and eight 21 inch torpedo tubes.
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ZOBEL

The Zobel is a German Gepard Class missile fast attack craft of 391 tons displacement. Four MTU MA16V 956 SB80 diesel engines rated at 18000 hp provide a top speed of 40 knots and a range of 4160 km at 16 knots. She carries a complement of 34 including four officers. As well as having mine laying capabilities, she is armed with four Aerospatiale Exocet MM38 anti-ship missiles; a GDC RAM 21 cell point anti-air defence system; one OTO Melara 76 mm/62 compact dual-purpose gun.
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ZODIAC

HMS Zodac was a British Zambesi Class destroyer of 1710 tons displacement launched in 1944. She was armed with four 4.5 inch dual-purpose guns; six 40 mm anti-aircraft guns and four depth-charge throwers.
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ZOEA

The Zoea was an Italian Foca Class ocean-going mine laying submarine of 1109 tons displacement launched in 1937. She was powered by Fiat diesel engines and two electric motors providing a top speed of 16 knots surfaced and 8 knots dived, could dive to a depth of 55 fathoms, and was armed with one 3.9 inch gun; two 13 mm anti-aircraft guns, six 21-inch torpedo tubes in the bow and two mine-discharging chutes.
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ZUBR

The Zubr is a Russian Air Cushion Landing Craft Class of ships, known by the NATO codename Pomornik, that came into service in 1986. The mission of the ships is to carry out rapid sea-lift and beach landing of assault troops and combat material on territory held by hostile forces. The ships also provides fire support for the troop operations on shore. The ships are capable of laying active minefields. The ships are equipped with two stabilised multiple rocket launchers, four Igla-1M portable air defence missile systems, and two AK-630 30 mm automatic gun mounts. The Zubr Class ships can carry up to 130 tons of cargo: three medium battle tanks such as the T-80B tank, or eight BMP-2 infantry combat vehicles, or ten BTR-70 armoured personnel carriers, or 360 fully equipped amphibious landing troops. The ships have a bow and a stern ramp for fast landing of troops and combat material. The ships have a top speed of 60 knots.
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ZULFIQUAR

The Zulfiquar is a British-built Pakistani Leander Class frigate of 2500 tons displacement launched in 1970. The Zulfiquar is powered by two White/English Electric double reduction geared turbines providing a top speed of 28 knots and a range of 6400 km at 15 knots. The Zulfiquar carries a crew of 235 and is armed with a Short Bros Seacat GWS 22 quad anti-aircraft missile launcher; two Vickers 4.5 inch/45 Mk 6 guns in a twin arrangement; two Oerlikon 20 mm/70 guns; one Oerlikon/BMARC 20 mm GAM-BO1 gun and a 3-barrelled UK MoD Mortar Mk 10 anti-ship mortar. The Zulfiquar carries a SA 319B Alouette III helicopter.
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ZULU

HMS Zulu was a British Tribal Class destroyer of 1870 tons displacement launched in 1937 and sunk during the Second World War. HMS Zulu was powered by three Admiralty 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 36.5 knots and carried a crew of 190. She was armed with eight 4.7 inch dual-purpose guns; seven smaller guns and four 21-inch torpedo tubes.
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ZUNYI

The Zunyi is a Chinese Type 051, Luda Class destroyer of 3250 tons. She carries a complement of 285 including twenty-seven officers, and has a top speed of 32 knots and a range of 8000 km at 14 knots. She is armed with six Fei Lung 2 (Flying Dragon) anti-ship missile launchers arranged as two triple arrangements; four Soviet 130 mm/58, in two twin arrangements, guns; eight Chinese 57 mm/70 arranged in four twin guns; eight Chinese 37 mm/63 in four twin arrangements guns; eight Soviet 25 mm/60 in four twin arrangements anti-aircraft guns; two FQF 2500 12-tubed fixed launcher anti-ship mortars; depth charges and mines. Two Harbin Z-9A (Dauphin) helicopters are also carried.
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