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Before widespread naval standardization, the '''Allied Navy''' was a collection of ships from all the national navies.
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Before widespread naval standardisation, the '''Allied Navy''' was a collection of ships from all the national navies.
   
 
= Escorts =
 
= Escorts =
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|title=Jutland-class Battlecruiser
 
|title=Jutland-class Battlecruiser
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|image=[[File:Confederate Cruiser.PNG|350px]]
 
|imagecaption=Two ''Jutland''-class Battlecruisers in Confederate colours
 
|imagecaption=Two ''Jutland''-class Battlecruisers in Confederate colours
 
|faction=[[File:AlliedLogoThumb.png]] [[Allied Nations]]
 
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|feature4=» Double bunk beds
 
|feature4=» Double bunk beds
 
|feature5=» Firing control analog computer
 
|feature5=» Firing control analog computer
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''Main Article:'' [[Cruiser]]
 
''Main Article:'' [[Cruiser]]
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Restrictions on battleships were broken first by the Soviets, and the treaties were null. The United States was the first to take advantage of it, planning and laying down an entire class of fast battleships that were a symbol of American might (and excess).
 
Restrictions on battleships were broken first by the Soviets, and the treaties were null. The United States was the first to take advantage of it, planning and laying down an entire class of fast battleships that were a symbol of American might (and excess).
   
With an impressive armament, thick armour, and considerable speed, the American ''Pennsylvania''-class battleships proved worthy contenders to the Soviet ''Dreadnought''-class. Their primary armament of three main gun turrets mounting three 16 inch guns each were capable of delivering punishing shore bombardment or sinking a comparable battleship. Smaller dual purpose guns could engage other ships at shorter ranges, while 40mm and 20mm AA guns defended against aerial threats joined by the dual purpose weapons. Indeed, the ''Pennsylvania''-class surpassed British ''Jutland'' cruisers in firepower and durability, serving with devastating effectiveness throughout the war, and while not possessing as many guns as the ''Dreadnoughts'', had larger guns. However, their high cost meant that the only country that could afford them was an industrial giant unmarred by war.
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With an impressive armament, thick armour, and considerable speed, the American ''Pennsylvania''-class battleships proved worthy contenders to the Soviet ''Dreadnought''-class. Their primary armament of three main gun turrets mounting three 18 inch guns each were capable of delivering punishing shore bombardment or sinking a comparable battleship. Smaller dual purpose guns could engage other ships at shorter ranges, while 40mm and 20mm AA guns defended against aerial threats joined by the dual purpose weapons. Indeed, the ''Pennsylvania''-class surpassed British ''Jutland'' cruisers in firepower and durability, serving with devastating effectiveness throughout the war, and while not possessing as many guns as the ''Dreadnoughts'', had larger guns. However, their high cost meant that the only country that could afford them was an industrial giant unmarred by war.
   
 
Following the war, the ''Pennsylvania''-class remained in service with the Allies, and underwent a major refit in the early 1960s. The battleships were refitted to allow them to carry and launch the new BGM-33 "Hatchet" cruise missiles, increasing their bombardment capability, and Icarus CIWS turrets and anti-ship rocket launchers were also mounted, replacing the old AA guns and several of the smaller guns. Additionally, the ''Pennsylvania''-class also received upgrades in electronics, with the fitting of radar systems to enhance their effectiveness.
 
Following the war, the ''Pennsylvania''-class remained in service with the Allies, and underwent a major refit in the early 1960s. The battleships were refitted to allow them to carry and launch the new BGM-33 "Hatchet" cruise missiles, increasing their bombardment capability, and Icarus CIWS turrets and anti-ship rocket launchers were also mounted, replacing the old AA guns and several of the smaller guns. Additionally, the ''Pennsylvania''-class also received upgrades in electronics, with the fitting of radar systems to enhance their effectiveness.
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|title=Enterprise-class Aircraft Carrier
 
|title=Enterprise-class Aircraft Carrier
|image=[[File:enterpriseclass.jpg]]||imagecaption=Early prototype Schematics of the ''Enterprise''
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|image=[[File:Enterprise.jpg|350px|Schematics of the Enterprise]]
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|imagecaption=Schematics of the ''Enterprise''
 
|faction=[[File:AlliedLogoThumb.png]] [[Allied Nations]]
 
|faction=[[File:AlliedLogoThumb.png]] [[Allied Nations]]
 
|designation=Aircraft Carrier
 
|designation=Aircraft Carrier
 
|type=Capital Ship
 
|type=Capital Ship
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|origin= Great Britain
 
|origin= Great Britain
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|title=Halcyon-class Aircraft Carrier
 
|title=Halcyon-class Aircraft Carrier
|image=[[File:RA3_AircraftCarrier1sm.jpg|350px]]
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|image=[[File:HalcyonAircraftCarrier.jpg|350px|The ANV Halcyon]]
 
|imagecaption=The ANV ''Halcyon''
 
|imagecaption=The ANV ''Halcyon''
 
|faction=[[File:AlliedLogoThumb.png]] [[Allied Nations]]
 
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|produced= Gerhardt-Giraud Shipworks, Norfolk
 
|produced= Gerhardt-Giraud Shipworks, Norfolk
 
|feature1=» Cramped hangar bays
 
|feature1=» Cramped hangar bays
|feature2=» Space for up to 24 aircraft
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|feature2=» Space for up to 48 aircraft
 
|feature3=» ''"Icarus"'' 20mm CIWS AA gun (x4) 127mm DP guns (x4)
 
|feature3=» ''"Icarus"'' 20mm CIWS AA gun (x4) 127mm DP guns (x4)
 
|feature4=» Stores for ammunition and fuel
 
|feature4=» Stores for ammunition and fuel
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If it had actually been built, that is. Although most had agreed that the supercarrier was the only way to go forward in the long run when the plan was first put forward in late 1952, the unexpected effectiveness of the far smaller Enterprise-class aircraft carriers, meant as a stopgap, made a fair number of the Allies sway in their opinion. Furthermore, continued problems with the lack of a suitable power source delayed the ''Victory's'' construction, and its launched date was pushed back repeatedly. In the meantime, to make up for the vacuum, other options were explored, and an increasing number of people began to favour these alternative options, until the ''Victory'' was scrapped entirely in 1958 to focus on the smaller Liberty class supercarrier. One of the stopgaps put forward was that of a smaller, conventionally powered aircraft carrier. While it was to be larger than the Enterprise-class, it would still be smaller than the behemoth ''Victory''. With the ''Victory's'' cancellation, the newly christened ''Halcyon''-class was green lighted, and work was begun on the first carrier not long after the ''Victory's'' scrapping.
 
If it had actually been built, that is. Although most had agreed that the supercarrier was the only way to go forward in the long run when the plan was first put forward in late 1952, the unexpected effectiveness of the far smaller Enterprise-class aircraft carriers, meant as a stopgap, made a fair number of the Allies sway in their opinion. Furthermore, continued problems with the lack of a suitable power source delayed the ''Victory's'' construction, and its launched date was pushed back repeatedly. In the meantime, to make up for the vacuum, other options were explored, and an increasing number of people began to favour these alternative options, until the ''Victory'' was scrapped entirely in 1958 to focus on the smaller Liberty class supercarrier. One of the stopgaps put forward was that of a smaller, conventionally powered aircraft carrier. While it was to be larger than the Enterprise-class, it would still be smaller than the behemoth ''Victory''. With the ''Victory's'' cancellation, the newly christened ''Halcyon''-class was green lighted, and work was begun on the first carrier not long after the ''Victory's'' scrapping.
   
ANV ''Halcyon'' was completed in a month after it was laid down in SPAM based shipyards, with its dozens of compatriots following it in the next two years. However, the ''Halcyon''-class had run into problems by this time. True, it represented an increase in capability over the smaller and older ''Enterprise''-class, being able to carry the new Apollo fighters and Vindicator bombers, then the most advanced planes in the Allied arsenal. However, the ''Halcyon'' had proven to be far more expensive than initial projections, leading to increasing concerns over cost, and in truth a good deal of people thought that the ''Halcyon''-class wasn't all that much of an improvement over the Enterprise. Nevertheless, plans for the construction of more ''Halcyon''-class aircraft carriers continued, for lack of a viable alternative.
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ANV ''Halcyon'' was completed in a month after it was laid down in SPAM based shipyards, with its dozens of compatriots following it in the next two years. However, the ''Halcyon''-class had run into problems by this time. True, it represented an increase in capability over the smaller and older ''Enterprise''-class, being able to carry twice the number of aircraft, and furthermore was able to carry the new Apollo fighters and Vindicator bombers, then the most advanced planes in the Allied arsenal. However, the ''Halcyon'' had proven to be far more expensive than initial projections, leading to increasing concerns over cost, and in truth a good deal of people thought that the ''Halcyon''-class wasn't all that much of an improvement over the Enterprise. Nevertheless, plans for the construction of more ''Halcyon''-class aircraft carriers continued, for lack of a viable alternative.
   
 
What finally halted the construction of more ''Halcyon''-class carriers was not budget concerns (though that was a contributing factor), but developments in drone technology. A German-led breakthrough in UCAVs in 1962 led to the cancellation of the remaining twenty ''Halcyon''-class carriers still under construction, and focus was shifted to the newly blueprinted Von Esling-class. Nevertheless, the already built ''Halcyon''-class ships were nowhere near obsolete, and they would go on to see service throughout World War III.
 
What finally halted the construction of more ''Halcyon''-class carriers was not budget concerns (though that was a contributing factor), but developments in drone technology. A German-led breakthrough in UCAVs in 1962 led to the cancellation of the remaining twenty ''Halcyon''-class carriers still under construction, and focus was shifted to the newly blueprinted Von Esling-class. Nevertheless, the already built ''Halcyon''-class ships were nowhere near obsolete, and they would go on to see service throughout World War III.
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|title=Habakkuk-class Seaborne Fortress
 
|title=Habakkuk-class Seaborne Fortress
|image=[[File:pykrete4.gif|350px]]
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|image=[[File:Habbakuk sketch.jpg|350px]]
 
|imagecaption=A sketch of a Habbakuk. Note the disparity in size between it and the scrapped Allied supercarrier project.
 
|imagecaption=A sketch of a Habbakuk. Note the disparity in size between it and the scrapped Allied supercarrier project.
 
|faction=[[File:AlliedLogoThumb.png]] [[Allied Nations]]
 
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The ''Habakkuk'' class Seaborne Fortress is a unique ship in the Allied arsenal. Although it rivals the Empire's floating fortresses in size, it is relatively cheap to manufacture by comparison, with each ship costing around the same as two ''Von Esling'' class Aircraft Carriers. The low cost of the ''Habakkuk'' is due to the fact that it is literally just a giant iceberg. The ''Habakkuk'' is made of 95% pykrete, a strong and durable material made of frozen H<sub>2</sub>O, sawdust and some other ingredients, which makes the ''Habakkuk'' nigh indestructible. The ''Habakkuk'' is propelled by 3 ''Ironside'' class hulls embedded in it during construction, and is capable of cruising at a steady 3 knots. During trips that take it far south, the ''Habakkuk'' also has cryo generators that help the ship to keep cool in the heat.
 
The ''Habakkuk'' class Seaborne Fortress is a unique ship in the Allied arsenal. Although it rivals the Empire's floating fortresses in size, it is relatively cheap to manufacture by comparison, with each ship costing around the same as two ''Von Esling'' class Aircraft Carriers. The low cost of the ''Habakkuk'' is due to the fact that it is literally just a giant iceberg. The ''Habakkuk'' is made of 95% pykrete, a strong and durable material made of frozen H<sub>2</sub>O, sawdust and some other ingredients, which makes the ''Habakkuk'' nigh indestructible. The ''Habakkuk'' is propelled by 3 ''Ironside'' class hulls embedded in it during construction, and is capable of cruising at a steady 3 knots. During trips that take it far south, the ''Habakkuk'' also has cryo generators that help the ship to keep cool in the heat.
   
The ''Habakkuk'' serves a unique role in the Allied Navy. They act as giant floating islands in military operations, enabling the Allies to construct airbases and naval yards in the middle of the ocean, giving the Allies the edge in naval engagements. The Allies also use them to mount amphibious assaults, stationing entire brigades on ''Habakkuks'' prior to launching them into the sea and towards the beaches. They also used to serve as air superiority projection platforms in troublesome areas such as Vietnam and China. It is unlikely that the ''Habakkuk'' will be replaced soon, as it continues to play an important role in the Allied arsenal, and will likely remain in service until someone finds a way to create an island out of nowhere in the middle of the ocean.
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The ''Habakkuk'' serves a unique role in the Allied Navy. They act as giant floating islands in military operations, enabling the Allies to construct airbases and naval yards in the middle of the ocean, giving the Allies the edge in naval engagements. The Allies also use them to mount amphibious assaults, stationing entire brigades on ''Habakkuks'' prior to launching them into the sea and towards the beaches. They also used to serve as air superiority projection platforms in troublesome areas such as Vietnam as China. It is unlikely that the ''Habakkuk'' will be replaced soon, as it continues to play an important role in the Allied arsenal, and will likely remain in service until someone finds a way to create an island out of nowhere in the middle of the ocean.
 
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