Upload of Russia is complete, leaving only Great Britain (taken care by Hood), Germany and the USA (so the three largest folders of all
With Russian warships, I was adding the "local" classification for them (all these TARKR, BPK, SKR, PLARB etc. etc. - of course in full form, acronym and translation) in the Sub-Type, but located them in various Types more-or-less according to generally accepted "western" classification (so, for example Pr.1134's were officialy RKR's and BPK's, but are all under Cruisers, while some other BPK's - like Pr.61 and Pr.1155 - are under destroyers).
The pennant numbers were generally disregarded, as they were frequently changed for disinformation purposes.
Also, Soviet Navy used the letter/number codes as names
(K-219, D-3 etc.) for certain classes of their ships, and here it's followed (even though it make an impression of being hull codes - but they are not). Hovewer, some of these ships had both the number and
"normal" name (D-1 Dekabrist submarine, for example) - in such cases the name
of the ship is given as such and that "D-1" is not
moved to Code bracket.
The Pr.1123 Moskva and Pr.10200 Khalzan Anti-Submarine Cruisers (Helicopter Carriers) are under Aviation Ships, but Gibbs & Cox hybrid battleship/aircraft carriers are under Battleships. So far, as a rule of thumb (not only for Russia but all countries) I assumed that dividing line between a warship being (for our Archive's purposes) an "Aviation Ship" or a "Cruiser" (CGH), "Destroyer" (DDH) or whatever else is roughly-defined ratio of flight deck to superstructure ("if it has more superstructure than flight deck, then it's not
an Aviation Ship") with presence (or lack) of armament not-for-self-defence being additional factor. I know it's not very "scientific", but for a while I don't really see a better option.
Also, recently we had this discussion above about possible changes to TYPES, but since it was limited to Hood, Colosseum and me, and we haven't reached too many solid conclusions, I haven't made any "real" changes in the archive so far.