One first needs to know what the purpose of these military vehicles is in order to describe how they will operate. Looking at modern military equipment, we have machines to transport men and equipment, provide direct and indirect fire, send and receive signals, engineer vehicles to breach, cross or create obstacles and so on (and these are just a few of the various categories of vehicles a modern army uses).
Even then the form of these vehicles is determined by the doctrine of the using military force. Russian tanks look different from Western tanks because Soviet and now Russian ideas on how to use tanks is different from Western ideas. Some of the features considered important on Western tanks, like the ability to depress the main gun @ 10 degrees are not even considered in Russian tanks, since this makes tanks larger, and in any event speed and mass of fire is considered far more important when operating tanks in company and battalion sized manoeuvre units.
The difference in size between an M-1 and a T-90 is largely due to how each side plans to use their tanks
The only real analogues we could get is the vehicles would operate in a 3D environment like submarines, and weapons would need to be self propelled like torpedoes, as water is 800X denser than air, limiting the ability to shoot or otherwise project weapons with guns, speargun like weapons and so on. Some "nations" might prefer small, fast submarines like the Soviet era "Lira" (NATO code name ALPHA) if their doctrine involves raiding or similar strategies. Other "nations" might prefer larger submarines with more on board capacity to carry more torpedoes, or remain on station for longer times if the is important to them.
Alpha class submarine laid up in dry dock
Other considerations might have to do with crush depths and the ability to operate in the depths of the ocean. If the creatures have a preferred habitat, there will be military advantage to operating well below the normal depth, including vastly increasing the required search volume and taking advantage of thermal layers in the depths to mask sounds and deflect active sonars.
Bathyscape Trieste II. The crew resides in the tiny sphere under the front of the buoyancy tank. You can see how much different this is from the ALPHA
Operating on the surface might be problematic, you have not told us if the creatures are amphibious or able to operate out of the water. Even if they cannot, they might be interested in the ability of their technology to operate in a different environment. Water is 800X denser than air, so being able to operate out of water provides a huge advantage in terms of speed and range for the same amount of energy. Rockets or shells fired by surfaced submarines will be abele to cover long distances (in their terms), providing the ability to deliver effects with a high degree of speed and even surprise (sensors, torpedoes and mines could be delivered by these means, just as modern navies do on earth).
SUBROC launch. The torpedo will deliver a multi kiloton nuclear warhead 55 km away
So until you give us an idea of what the creatures intend to do, and how they intend to do it, any answer will be mostly handwaving.