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Battleships

Battleships held naval supremacy for decades - no other ocean-going warship proved more powerful - until the arrival of the aircraft carrier in World War 2.

Battleships

Battleships held naval supremacy for decades - no other ocean-going warship proved more powerful - until the arrival of the aircraft carrier in World War 2.

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After the ironclad and before the aircraft carrier, the rule over the seas was commanded by the Battleship - big-gunned, steel naval vessels packing a hefty punch through firepower and protected in inches of armor. For the period encompassing the late 19th Century, World War 1 and World War 2, a nation's at-sea power and prestige was invariably measured through these mighty warships of the fleet, revolutionized by the arrival of the British Royal Navy's HMS Dreadnought and culminating in Japan's IJN Yamato - the most powerful battleship to ever grace the seas. For the Americans in World War 2, much of her future lay in the four-strong Iowa-class which participated in many of the important actions concerning the conflict. The Germans managed to add their own history through the seemingly unsinkable KMS Bismarck. However, the death knell for the Battleship came in the form of the aircraft carrier which supplanted the type in available firepower - her aircraft ranging ever further than the main guns of any surface ship.

The final Battleship launched by any nation became the Royal Navy's HMS Vanguard of 1944. The last U.S. Iowa-class battleshipship was decommissioned in 1992.

There are a total of 122 Battleships in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.




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Ammiraglio di Saint Bon
Predreadnought Battleship
Picture of the Ammiraglio di Saint Bon
001
National Flag Graphic
1901
Andrea Doria
Battleship
Picture of the Andrea Doria
002
National Flag Graphic
1913
ARA Moreno
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the ARA Moreno
003
National Flag Graphic
1915
Arkhangelsk
Battleship
Picture of the Arkhangelsk
004
National Flag Graphic
1944
Assar-i-Tewfik (1868)
Ironclad Coastal Battery Frigate
Picture of the Assar-i-Tewfik (1868)
005
National Flag Graphic
1868
Basileus Georgios (1867)
Ironclad Warship
Picture of the Basileus Georgios (1867)
006
National Flag Graphic
1867
Benedetto Brin
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the Benedetto Brin
007
National Flag Graphic
1905
BNS Minas Gerais
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the BNS Minas Gerais
008
National Flag Graphic
1910
Caio Duilio
Battleship
Picture of the Caio Duilio
009
National Flag Graphic
1915
Conte di Cavour
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the Conte di Cavour
0010
National Flag Graphic
1915
CS Capitan Prat (1890)
Ironclad Battleship
Picture of the CS Capitan Prat (1890)
0011
National Flag Graphic
1891
FS Armide (1870)
Ironclad Warship
Picture of the FS Armide (1870)
0012
National Flag Graphic
1870
FS Bouvet (1898)
Predreadnought Battleship
Picture of the FS Bouvet (1898)
0013
National Flag Graphic
1898
FS Bretagne (1916)
Battleship
Picture of the FS Bretagne (1916)
0014
National Flag Graphic
1916
FS Caiman (1885)
Coastal Defense Ironclad Warship
Picture of the FS Caiman (1885)
0015
National Flag Graphic
1885
FS Dunkerque
Fast Battleship
Picture of the FS Dunkerque
0016
National Flag Graphic
1937
FS Jean Bart
Battleship
Picture of the FS Jean Bart
0017
National Flag Graphic
1949
FS La Gloire (1860)
Ironclad Battleship
Picture of the FS La Gloire (1860)
0018
National Flag Graphic
1860
FS Richelieu
Battleship
Picture of the FS Richelieu
0019
National Flag Graphic
1940
Giulio Cesare
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the Giulio Cesare
0020
National Flag Graphic
1914
Henry Grace a Dieu (1514)
Carrack Great Ship
Picture of the Henry Grace a Dieu (1514)
0021
National Flag Graphic
1514
HMS Agamemnon
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the HMS Agamemnon
0022
National Flag Graphic
1908
HMS Agincourt
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the HMS Agincourt
0023
National Flag Graphic
1914
HMS Ark Royal (1587)
Galleon
Picture of the HMS Ark Royal (1587)
0024
National Flag Graphic
1587
HMS Audacious
Superdreadnought Battleship
Picture of the HMS Audacious
0025
National Flag Graphic
1913
HMS Barham (04)
Fast Battleship
Picture of the HMS Barham (04)
0026
National Flag Graphic
1915
HMS Belleisle (Peik-i-Sheref)
Ironclad Battleship
Picture of the HMS Belleisle (Peik-i-Sheref)
0027
National Flag Graphic
1878
HMS Bellerophon (1907)
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the HMS Bellerophon (1907)
0028
National Flag Graphic
1907
HMS Benbow (1888)
Battleship
Picture of the HMS Benbow (1888)
0029
National Flag Graphic
1888
HMS Benbow (1914)
Battleship
Picture of the HMS Benbow (1914)
0030
National Flag Graphic
1914
HMS Canada (1913)
Super-Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the HMS Canada (1913)
0031
National Flag Graphic
1915
HMS Canopus (1899)
Predreadnought Battleship
Picture of the HMS Canopus (1899)
0032
National Flag Graphic
1899
HMS Colossus
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the HMS Colossus
0033
National Flag Graphic
1911
HMS Devastation (1873)
Predreadnought Ironclad Battleship
Picture of the HMS Devastation (1873)
0034
National Flag Graphic
1873
HMS Dreadnought
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the HMS Dreadnought
0035
National Flag Graphic
1906
HMS Duke of York (17)
Battleship
Picture of the HMS Duke of York (17)
0036
National Flag Graphic
1941
HMS Hood (51)
Battlecruiser Warship
Picture of the HMS Hood (51)
0037
National Flag Graphic
1920
HMS Indefatigable
Battlecruiser Warship
Picture of the HMS Indefatigable
0038
National Flag Graphic
1911
HMS King Edward VII
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the HMS King Edward VII
0039
National Flag Graphic
1905
HMS Nelson (28)
Battleship
Picture of the HMS Nelson (28)
0040
National Flag Graphic
1927
HMS New Zealand (1905)
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the HMS New Zealand (1905)
0041
National Flag Graphic
1905
HMS Prince of Wales (53)
Battleship
Picture of the HMS Prince of Wales (53)
0042
National Flag Graphic
1941
HMS Queen Elizabeth
Super Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the HMS Queen Elizabeth
0043
National Flag Graphic
1914
HMS Roberts (F40)
Monitor Warship
Picture of the HMS Roberts (F40)
0044
National Flag Graphic
1941
HMS Rodney (29)
Battleship
Picture of the HMS Rodney (29)
0045
National Flag Graphic
1927
HMS Royal Oak (08)
Battleship
Picture of the HMS Royal Oak (08)
0046
National Flag Graphic
1939
HMS Royal Sovereign (05)
Battleship
Picture of the HMS Royal Sovereign (05)
0047
National Flag Graphic
1916
HMS Vanguard (23)
Fast Battleship
Picture of the HMS Vanguard (23)
0048
National Flag Graphic
1946
HMS Victory
100-gun First Ship-of-the-Line
Picture of the HMS Victory
0049
National Flag Graphic
1765
HMS Warrior
Three-Masted Ironclad Battleship
Picture of the HMS Warrior
0050
National Flag Graphic
1861
HMS Warspite (03)
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the HMS Warspite (03)
0051
National Flag Graphic
1915
IJN Asahi
Pre-Deadnought Battleship
Picture of the IJN Asahi
0052
National Flag Graphic
1900
IJN Fuso
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the IJN Fuso
0053
National Flag Graphic
1915
IJN Haruna
Battlecruiser / Battleship / Fast Battleship
Picture of the IJN Haruna
0054
National Flag Graphic
1915
IJN Hiei
Battlecruiser / Fast Battleship
Picture of the IJN Hiei
0055
National Flag Graphic
1914
IJN Ise
Dreadnought Battleship / Hybrid Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Ise
0056
National Flag Graphic
1917
IJN Kirishima
Battlecruiser / Battleship
Picture of the IJN Kirishima
0057
National Flag Graphic
1915
IJN Kongo
Battlecruiser / Battleship Warship
Picture of the IJN Kongo
0058
National Flag Graphic
1913
IJN Mikasa
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the IJN Mikasa
0059
National Flag Graphic
1902
IJN Musashi
Battleship
Picture of the IJN Musashi
0060
National Flag Graphic
1942
IJN Nagato
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the IJN Nagato
0061
National Flag Graphic
1920
IJN Yamato
Battleship
Picture of the IJN Yamato
0062
National Flag Graphic
1941
Karl XIV Johan (1824)
Warship
Picture of the Karl XIV Johan (1824)
0063
National Flag Graphic
1824
KMS Admiral Graf Spee
Pocket Battleship / Armored Cruiser
Picture of the KMS Admiral Graf Spee
0064
National Flag Graphic
1936
KMS Admiral Scheer
Pocket Battleship; Armored Cruiser
Picture of the KMS Admiral Scheer
0065
National Flag Graphic
1934
KMS Bismarck
Battleship
Picture of the KMS Bismarck
0066
National Flag Graphic
1940
KMS Deutschland / Lutzow
Pocket Battleship / Armored Cruiser
Picture of the KMS Deutschland / Lutzow
0067
National Flag Graphic
1933
KMS Scharnhorst
Battlecruiser / Battleship
Picture of the KMS Scharnhorst
0068
National Flag Graphic
1939
KMS Tirpitz
Battleship Warship
Picture of the KMS Tirpitz
0069
National Flag Graphic
1941
Littorio (Italia)
Battleship
Picture of the Littorio (Italia)
0070
National Flag Graphic
1940
Napoleon I
2nd Class Ship-of-the-Line
Picture of the Napoleon I
0071
National Flag Graphic
1852
Orient (Dauphin Royal / Sans-Culotte)
120-gun Ship-of-the-Line
Picture of the Orient (Dauphin Royal / Sans-Culotte)
0072
National Flag Graphic
1791
Roma
Battleship
Picture of the Roma
0073
National Flag Graphic
1942
Slava
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the Slava
0074
National Flag Graphic
1905
SMS Arpad
Predreadnought Battleship
Picture of the SMS Arpad
0075
National Flag Graphic
1903
SMS Baden
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the SMS Baden
0076
National Flag Graphic
1917
SMS Goeben (Yavuz Sultan Selim)
Battlecruiser Warship
Picture of the SMS Goeben (Yavuz Sultan Selim)
0077
National Flag Graphic
1912
SMS Moltke
Battlecruiser Warship
Picture of the SMS Moltke
0078
National Flag Graphic
1911
SMS Schleswig-Holstein
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the SMS Schleswig-Holstein
0079
National Flag Graphic
1908
Tsesarevich
Predreadnought Battleship
Picture of the Tsesarevich
0080
National Flag Graphic
1903
USS Alabama (BB-60)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Alabama (BB-60)
0081
National Flag Graphic
1942
USS Alabama (BB-8)
Predreadnought Battleship
Picture of the USS Alabama (BB-8)
0082
National Flag Graphic
1900
USS Alfred (1774)
Man-of-War Sailing Warship
Picture of the USS Alfred (1774)
0083
National Flag Graphic
1774
USS Arizona (BB-39)
Super-Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the USS Arizona (BB-39)
0084
National Flag Graphic
1916
USS Arkansas (BB-33)
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the USS Arkansas (BB-33)
0085
National Flag Graphic
1912
USS California (BB-44)
Battleship
Picture of the USS California (BB-44)
0086
National Flag Graphic
1921
USS Dunderberg
Casemate Ocean-Going Ironclad Warship
Picture of the USS Dunderberg
0087
National Flag Graphic
1865
USS Florida (BB-30)
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the USS Florida (BB-30)
0088
National Flag Graphic
1911
USS Indiana (BB-1)
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the USS Indiana (BB-1)
0089
National Flag Graphic
1895
USS Indiana (BB-58)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Indiana (BB-58)
0090
National Flag Graphic
1942
USS Iowa (BB-4)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Iowa (BB-4)
0091
National Flag Graphic
1897
USS Iowa (BB-61)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Iowa (BB-61)
0092
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Kearsarge (BB-5)
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the USS Kearsarge (BB-5)
0093
National Flag Graphic
1900
USS Maine (ACR-1)
Second-class Battleship
Picture of the USS Maine (ACR-1)
0094
National Flag Graphic
1895
USS Maine (BB-10)
Predreadnought Battleship
Picture of the USS Maine (BB-10)
0095
National Flag Graphic
1902
USS Maryland (BB-46)
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the USS Maryland (BB-46)
0096
National Flag Graphic
1921
USS Massachusetts (BB-59)
Fast Battleship Warship
Picture of the USS Massachusetts (BB-59)
0097
National Flag Graphic
1942
USS Miantonomoh (BM-5)
Monitor
Picture of the USS Miantonomoh (BM-5)
0098
National Flag Graphic
1882
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Missouri (BB-63)
0099
National Flag Graphic
1944
USS Monitor (1862)
Ironclad Gunboat
Picture of the USS Monitor (1862)
00100
National Flag Graphic
1862
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USS Montana (BB-67)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Montana (BB-67)
00101
National Flag Graphic
1940
USS Nevada (BB-36)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Nevada (BB-36)
00102
National Flag Graphic
1916
USS New Jersey (BB-62)
Battleship
Picture of the USS New Jersey (BB-62)
00103
National Flag Graphic
1942
USS New Mexico (BB-40)
Battleship
Picture of the USS New Mexico (BB-40)
00104
National Flag Graphic
1918
USS New York (BB-34)
Battleship
Picture of the USS New York (BB-34)
00105
National Flag Graphic
1914
USS North Carolina (BB-55)
Fast Battleship
Picture of the USS North Carolina (BB-55)
00106
National Flag Graphic
1941
USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
00107
National Flag Graphic
1916
USS Oregon (BB-3)
Predreadnought Battleship
Picture of the USS Oregon (BB-3)
00108
National Flag Graphic
1896
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
00109
National Flag Graphic
1916
USS South Carolina (BB-26)
Dreadnought Battleship
Picture of the USS South Carolina (BB-26)
00110
National Flag Graphic
1910
USS South Dakota (BB-57)
Battleship
Picture of the USS South Dakota (BB-57)
00111
National Flag Graphic
1942
USS Tennessee (BB-43)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Tennessee (BB-43)
00112
National Flag Graphic
1920
USS Texas (1895)
2nd-Class Battleship
Picture of the USS Texas (1895)
00113
National Flag Graphic
1895
USS Texas (BB-35)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Texas (BB-35)
00114
National Flag Graphic
1914
USS Utah (BB-31)
Dreadnought Battleship / Training Vessel
Picture of the USS Utah (BB-31)
00115
National Flag Graphic
1911
USS Washington (BB-56)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Washington (BB-56)
00116
National Flag Graphic
1941
USS Wasp (1775)
8-gun Schooner Warship
Picture of the USS Wasp (1775)
00117
National Flag Graphic
1775
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Battleship
Picture of the USS West Virginia (BB-48)
00118
National Flag Graphic
1923
USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
Battleship
Picture of the USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
00119
National Flag Graphic
1944
USS Wisconsin (BB-9)
Predreadnought Battleship
Picture of the USS Wisconsin (BB-9)
00120
National Flag Graphic
1901
USS Wyoming / Cheyenne (BM-10)
Monitor Warship / Submarine Tender
Picture of the USS Wyoming / Cheyenne (BM-10)
00121
National Flag Graphic
1902
Vittorio Veneto
Battleship
Picture of the Vittorio Veneto
00122
National Flag Graphic
1940


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