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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.

OVERVIEW



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.






#1
1901
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ammiraglio di Saint Bon
Ammiraglio di Saint Bon
Predreadnought Battleship
#2
1913
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Andrea Doria
Andrea Doria
Battleship
#3
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the ARA Moreno
ARA Moreno
Dreadnought Battleship
#4
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arkhangelsk
Arkhangelsk
Battleship
#5
1868
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Assar-i-Tewfik (1868)
Assar-i-Tewfik (1868)
Ironclad Coastal Battery Frigate
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1867
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Basileus Georgios (1867)
Basileus Georgios (1867)
Ironclad Warship
#7
1905
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Benedetto Brin
Benedetto Brin
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
#8
1910
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BNS Minas Gerais
BNS Minas Gerais
Dreadnought Battleship
#9
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Caio Duilio
Caio Duilio
Battleship
#10
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Conte di Cavour
Conte di Cavour
Dreadnought Battleship
#11
1891
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the CS Capitan Prat (1890)
CS Capitan Prat (1890)
Ironclad Battleship
#12
1870
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FS Armide (1870)
FS Armide (1870)
Ironclad Warship
#13
1898
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FS Bouvet (1898)
FS Bouvet (1898)
Predreadnought Battleship
#14
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FS Bretagne (1916)
FS Bretagne (1916)
Battleship
#15
1885
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FS Caiman (1885)
FS Caiman (1885)
Coastal Defense Ironclad Warship
#16
1937
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FS Dunkerque
FS Dunkerque
Fast Battleship
#17
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FS Jean Bart
FS Jean Bart
Battleship
#18
1860
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FS La Gloire (1860)
FS La Gloire (1860)
Ironclad Battleship
#19
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the FS Richelieu
FS Richelieu
Battleship
#20
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Giulio Cesare
Giulio Cesare
Dreadnought Battleship
#21
1514
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Henry Grace a Dieu (1514)
Henry Grace a Dieu (1514)
Carrack Great Ship
#22
1908
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Agamemnon
HMS Agamemnon
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
#23
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Agincourt
HMS Agincourt
Dreadnought Battleship
#24
1587
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Ark Royal (1587)
HMS Ark Royal (1587)
Galleon
#25
1913
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Audacious
HMS Audacious
Superdreadnought Battleship
#26
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Barham (04)
HMS Barham (04)
Fast Battleship
#27
1878
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Belleisle (Peik-i-Sheref)
HMS Belleisle (Peik-i-Sheref)
Ironclad Battleship
#28
1907
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Bellerophon (1907)
HMS Bellerophon (1907)
Dreadnought Battleship
#29
1888
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Benbow (1888)
HMS Benbow (1888)
Battleship
#30
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Benbow (1914)
HMS Benbow (1914)
Battleship
#31
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Canada (1913)
HMS Canada (1913)
Super-Dreadnought Battleship
#32
1899
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Canopus (1899)
HMS Canopus (1899)
Predreadnought Battleship
#33
1911
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Colossus
HMS Colossus
Dreadnought Battleship
#34
1873
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Devastation (1873)
HMS Devastation (1873)
Predreadnought Ironclad Battleship
#35
1906
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Dreadnought
HMS Dreadnought
Dreadnought Battleship
#36
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Duke of York (17)
HMS Duke of York (17)
Battleship
#37
1920
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Hood (51)
HMS Hood (51)
Battlecruiser Warship
#38
1911
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Indefatigable
HMS Indefatigable
Battlecruiser Warship
#39
1905
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS King Edward VII
HMS King Edward VII
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
#40
1927
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Nelson (28)
HMS Nelson (28)
Battleship
#41
1905
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS New Zealand (1905)
HMS New Zealand (1905)
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
#42
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Prince of Wales (53)
HMS Prince of Wales (53)
Battleship
#43
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Queen Elizabeth
HMS Queen Elizabeth
Super Dreadnought Battleship
#44
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Roberts (F40)
HMS Roberts (F40)
Monitor Warship
#45
1927
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Rodney (29)
HMS Rodney (29)
Battleship
#46
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Royal Oak (08)
HMS Royal Oak (08)
Battleship
#47
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Royal Sovereign (05)
HMS Royal Sovereign (05)
Battleship
#48
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Vanguard (23)
HMS Vanguard (23)
Fast Battleship
#49
1765
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Victory
HMS Victory
100-gun First Ship-of-the-Line
#50
1861
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Warrior
HMS Warrior
Three-Masted Ironclad Battleship
#51
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HMS Warspite (03)
HMS Warspite (03)
Dreadnought Battleship
#52
1900
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Asahi
IJN Asahi
Pre-Deadnought Battleship
#53
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Fuso
IJN Fuso
Dreadnought Battleship
#54
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Haruna
IJN Haruna
Battlecruiser / Battleship / Fast Battleship
#55
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Hiei
IJN Hiei
Battlecruiser / Fast Battleship
#56
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Ise
IJN Ise
Dreadnought Battleship / Hybrid Aircraft Carrier
#57
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Kirishima
IJN Kirishima
Battlecruiser / Battleship
#58
1913
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Kongo
IJN Kongo
Battlecruiser / Battleship Warship
#59
1902
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Mikasa
IJN Mikasa
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
#60
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Musashi
IJN Musashi
Battleship
#61
1920
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Nagato
IJN Nagato
Dreadnought Battleship
#62
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IJN Yamato
IJN Yamato
Battleship
#63
1824
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Karl XIV Johan (1824)
Karl XIV Johan (1824)
Warship
#64
1936
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KMS Admiral Graf Spee
KMS Admiral Graf Spee
Pocket Battleship / Armored Cruiser
#65
1934
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KMS Admiral Scheer
KMS Admiral Scheer
Pocket Battleship; Armored Cruiser
#66
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KMS Bismarck
KMS Bismarck
Battleship
#67
1933
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KMS Deutschland / Lutzow
KMS Deutschland / Lutzow
Pocket Battleship / Armored Cruiser
#68
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KMS Scharnhorst
KMS Scharnhorst
Battlecruiser / Battleship
#69
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KMS Tirpitz
KMS Tirpitz
Battleship
#70
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Littorio (Italia)
Littorio (Italia)
Battleship
#71
1852
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Napoleon I
Napoleon I
2nd Class Ship-of-the-Line
#72
1791
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Orient (Dauphin Royal / Sans-Culotte)
Orient (Dauphin Royal / Sans-Culotte)
120-gun Ship-of-the-Line
#73
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Roma
Roma
Battleship
#74
1905
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Slava
Slava
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
#75
1903
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SMS Arpad
SMS Arpad
Predreadnought Battleship
#76
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SMS Baden
SMS Baden
Dreadnought Battleship
#77
1912
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SMS Goeben (Yavuz Sultan Selim)
SMS Goeben (Yavuz Sultan Selim)
Battlecruiser Warship
#78
1911
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SMS Moltke
SMS Moltke
Battlecruiser Warship
#79
1908
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SMS Schleswig-Holstein
SMS Schleswig-Holstein
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
#80
1903
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Tsesarevich
Tsesarevich
Predreadnought Battleship
#81
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Alabama (BB-60)
USS Alabama (BB-60)
Battleship
#82
1900
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Alabama (BB-8)
USS Alabama (BB-8)
Predreadnought Battleship
#83
1774
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Alfred (1774)
USS Alfred (1774)
Man-of-War
#84
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Arizona (BB-39)
USS Arizona (BB-39)
Super-Dreadnought Battleship
#85
1912
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Arkansas (BB-33)
USS Arkansas (BB-33)
Dreadnought Battleship
#86
1921
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS California (BB-44)
USS California (BB-44)
Battleship
#87
1865
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Dunderberg
USS Dunderberg
Casemate Ocean-Going Ironclad Warship
#88
1911
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Florida (BB-30)
USS Florida (BB-30)
Dreadnought Battleship
#89
1895
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Indiana (BB-1)
USS Indiana (BB-1)
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
#90
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Indiana (BB-58)
USS Indiana (BB-58)
Battleship
#91
1897
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Iowa (BB-4)
USS Iowa (BB-4)
Battleship
#92
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Iowa (BB-61)
USS Iowa (BB-61)
Battleship
#93
1900
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Kearsarge (BB-5)
USS Kearsarge (BB-5)
Pre-Dreadnought Battleship
#94
1895
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Maine (ACR-1)
USS Maine (ACR-1)
Second-class Battleship
#95
1902
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Maine (BB-10)
USS Maine (BB-10)
Predreadnought Battleship
#96
1921
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Maryland (BB-46)
USS Maryland (BB-46)
Dreadnought Battleship
#97
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Massachusetts (BB-59)
USS Massachusetts (BB-59)
Fast Battleship Warship
#98
1882
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Miantonomoh (BM-5)
USS Miantonomoh (BM-5)
Monitor
#99
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Missouri (BB-63)
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Battleship
#100
1862
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Monitor (1862)
USS Monitor (1862)
Ironclad Gunboat
#101
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Montana (BB-67)
USS Montana (BB-67)
Battleship
#102
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Nevada (BB-36)
USS Nevada (BB-36)
Battleship
#103
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS New Jersey (BB-62)
USS New Jersey (BB-62)
Battleship
#104
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS New Mexico (BB-40)
USS New Mexico (BB-40)
Battleship
#105
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS New York (BB-34)
USS New York (BB-34)
Battleship
#106
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS North Carolina (BB-55)
USS North Carolina (BB-55)
Fast Battleship
#107
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Battleship
#108
1896
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Oregon (BB-3)
USS Oregon (BB-3)
Predreadnought Battleship
#109
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
Battleship
#110
1910
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS South Carolina (BB-26)
USS South Carolina (BB-26)
Dreadnought Battleship
#111
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS South Dakota (BB-57)
USS South Dakota (BB-57)
Battleship
#112
1920
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Tennessee (BB-43)
USS Tennessee (BB-43)
Battleship
#113
1895
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Texas (1895)
USS Texas (1895)
2nd-Class Battleship
#114
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Texas (BB-35)
USS Texas (BB-35)
Battleship
#115
1911
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Utah (BB-31)
USS Utah (BB-31)
Dreadnought Battleship / Training Vessel
#116
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Washington (BB-56)
USS Washington (BB-56)
Battleship
#117
1775
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Wasp (1775)
USS Wasp (1775)
8-gun Schooner
#118
1923
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS West Virginia (BB-48)
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Battleship
#119
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
Battleship
#120
1901
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Wisconsin (BB-9)
USS Wisconsin (BB-9)
Predreadnought Battleship
#121
1902
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the USS Wyoming / Cheyenne (BM-10)
USS Wyoming / Cheyenne (BM-10)
Monitor Warship / Submarine Tender
#122
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Vittorio Veneto
Vittorio Veneto
Battleship