|This article's name is unofficial.
Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner |
Warchief Vol'jin †
Warchief Garrosh Hellscream †
Dread-Admiral Tattersail |
|Other major settlements||Echo Isles, Bilgewater Harbor, Port of Zandalar, Shatterspear War Camp, Shadowprey Village, Vengeance Landing, Zoram'gar Outpost|
|Theater of operations||All major oceans of Azeroth as well as alternate Draenor, Northrend, Deepholm and the Broken Isles|
|Language(s)||Orcish, Zandali, Gutterspeak, Taur-ahe|
|Sub-group(s)||Golden Fleet, Hellscream warfleet, Windrunner Fleet|
The Horde navy is the collective maritime military force of the various members of the Horde. As the naval wing of the Horde military, these combined navies protect the Horde's interests throughout Azeroth and beyond, and have seen particularly frequent service against the Alliance and its navy.
Warchief Thrall's new orcish Horde escaped the internment camps of Lordaeron in stolen ships from the Alliance of Lordaeron. In fact, throughout the entire Third War the Horde would produce little to no ships of their own, instead hiring mercenary transport boats from goblin shipyards when necessary. However, after the second invasion by the Burning Legion had ended, the Horde could instead focus on expanding their presence on land as well as on sea.
After the Cataclysm
The Cataclysm led to the war against Deathwing, in which Warchief Garrosh Hellscream ordered the Bilgewater Cartel to build an armada that he would name Hellscream warfleet, hoping to use it to persuade the Dragonmaw clan to ally the Horde. However, corruption and delays in Bilgewater Harbor meant poor quality despite high costs, but intimidating the Bilgewater Foreman in charge helped get the warfleet done in time for the Horde to successfully launch an incursion into the Twilight Highlands. The Warchief, on board the warfleet, ordered the Horde air guard to seize the opportunity and attack the Alliance armada while it was in close formation. Though the Alliance apparently inflicted heavy casualties, the fleet was left seriously damaged following this ambush. The Horde's zeppelins too would pay for the sudden attack, when they were soon afterwards wiped out by a group of twilight dragons led by Deathwing, having dispatched all their close air support to deal with the Alliance.
Mists of Pandaria
Alliance with the Zandalari
The Horde fleet grew a great deal in size after the Zandalari trolls introduced their Golden Fleet to the Horde. However, it was almost entirely destroyed by the Alliance during the Battle of Dazar'alor as the ships had been sabotaged and later detonated.
|Orc destroyers||Standard ship used by the Horde navy, forming the bulk of many Horde fleets, these ships are small spiked craft and have also been called "gunships", though that name normally refers to the flying crafts.||Draka's Fury
The Iron Reaper
The Sea Wolf
|Zeppelins||Are flying contraptions created by the goblins, using a lighter-than-air design, with their machines employing bags filled with gas to make them buoyant in the air, compared to heavier-than-air designs, which employ wing surfaces and movement to produce lift, either using a fixed wing, or a spinning rotor.||Spear of Durotar
Heart of Orgrimmar
|Gunship||Highly versatile and complex airships that can act as mobile command centers during battle. First used during the war against the Lich King, eventually becoming common in all major Horde campaigns. Kept aloft and powered by two zeppelin-inspired hot air balloons. The design heavily incorporates goblin engineering. Heavily armored and possessing extremely heavy firepower.||Hellscream's Fist
|Forsaken flagship||Largest ships in the Forsaken navy. The Forsaken flagship have been equipped with the New Plague and Dread Ballistas. More decks and levels also make these vessels one of the largest battleships in the Horde navy.||Death's Advance
The Swift Vengeance
|Forsaken battleship||The Forsaken navy is composed of ships dredged up from the bottom of the ocean. Most of them were once among Lordaeron's fleets. Despite this, Forsaken battleships can be built at the Frostwall Shipyard. The Forsaken battleships have been equipped with Forsaken catapults, providing their ships with projectile weapons and blight anti-air. According to Sylvanas Windrunner, the Bilgewater Cartel have modified the catapults to be faster and more powerful.||The Windrunner
The Dark Defiance
The Queen's Reprisal
The Casket Carrier
The Banshee's Wail
|Blood elven destroyers||Elven destroyers of the trireme hull type employ "junk sails" in a "schooner rig". This sail configuration is characterized by good windward handling and generally good speed across all sailing points (but less from running with the wind). This is consistent with the idea that the elven destroyer is a fast, highly maneuverable warship.||The Crimson Dawn
|Goblin ships||Goblin yachts are light, fast sailing ships capable of carrying out many different types of operations.||Kezan Runner|
|Goblin submarine||Submersible craft of goblin design, capable of carrying out many different types of operations, these vessels are capable of striking both surface and underwater targets, and can even take to the land and function as a ground assault craft.||Greasy Eel
|River boat||Are a type of goblin sailboats used for small distances like rivers.|
|Carrier||Large warships of the Iron Horde, and later, of the Mag'har Clans, very similar in appearance to dreadnaughts. Used during the war in Draenor by the Horde navy, and later reintroduced after the Mag'har exodus to Azeroth. These ships dedicated as mobile bases for gyrocopters and bombers. Heavily armored and generally effective against battleships, but vulnerable to submarines.|
|Iron boat||Are a small seagoing watercraft, used to convey a landing force from the sea to the shore during an amphibious assault.|
|Zandalari flagship||Largest ships in the Golden Fleet, and sometimes accompanied by a smaller battleship. They are equipped with two rows of ballistae on each side, as well as being more heavily armored in the front than other vessels. More decks and levels also make these vessels one of the largest battleships in the Horde navy.||Gral's Call
Breath of Pa'ku
|Zandalari battleship||Medium-sized warships, possess a single row of ballistae and one main mast. Though capable of battle, they are also frequently used as transport, cargo, and trade vessels in around Zandalar and beyond.||The Golden Skipper