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


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