The International Naval Research Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for the last 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
© 2015 International Naval Research Organization
July 2016

International Naval Research Organization

Publishers of Warship International
These two photographs illustrate the WW II German Navy’s aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin, just prior to the launch of the vessel.  Note that the name of the ship is displayed only in one of the photographs even though the two photographs were made just moments apart.  It was the custom of the German Navy not to display the name of the ship until the vessel is about to enter the water.  Also note that the flight deck does not extend to the bow of the ship as was the case with United States carriers. The vessel was built at Deutsche, Kiel.  Graf Zeppelin was never completed and as such never fought in WW II.  After the end of the war Russia took control of the ship and intended to tow it to Russia. The vessel capsized enroute and was a total loss.  These two photographs are from the I.N.R.O. archives and are © Ferd. Urbahns, Germany.
The International Naval Research Organization is a non- profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for the last 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
Add your one line caption using the Image tab of the Web Properties dialog
© 2015 International Naval Records Organization
July 2016

International Naval Research Organization

Publishers of Warship International