A naval ship is a ship (or sometimes boat, depending on classification) used for combat purposes, commonly by a navy. Naval ships are differentiated from civilian ships by construction and purpose. Generally, naval ships are damage resilient and armed with various weapon systems, though armament on troop transports is light or non-existent.
The term "warship" is usually used to identify the subclass of naval ships designed primarily as combatants, as opposed to support or shipyard operations.
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