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J Womack 9422 May 2012 12:46 p.m. PST

BB35 – USS Texas.

Only lost one crewmember to combat in active duty for both World Wars.

Shelled the Normandy beaches. And Iwo Jima. And Okinawa. And North Africa.

We have a winner.

J Womack 9422 May 2012 12:46 p.m. PST

Oh, and I am first on Page 2!

Valator23 May 2012 8:10 a.m. PST

I gave it some thought…

The Yamato.

One of the most powerful battleships ever constructed. A ship that singlehandedly instilled panic and overreaction into the United States Navy on more than one occassion before meeting her end from the air while on the way to Okinawa to commit suicide against arguably the most powerful concentration of naval warships in history.

and to be silly…

The Yamato's wave-action cannon could, conceivably, destroy even the Pegasus or an Imperial Star Destroyer.


vojvoda24 May 2012 7:57 a.m. PST

Okay She is HOT add Yamato 2199 to my list!
James Mattes

myrm1125 May 2012 8:55 a.m. PST

Dreadnought for being the first – near an entire century worth of battleship action based on her design principle. Plus she had a sub kill to her name, and so far as Im aware no other battleship can claim that one.

Warspite – for being a battleship at every level and every range

The Iowa class for being the last and showing people why.

Regulars25 May 2012 12:04 p.m. PST

US New Jersey #1 battleship, US Texas #1 dreadnought and they are both afloat!

spontoon25 May 2012 7:49 p.m. PST

Are we allowing Battlecruisers? I've always been partial to HMS Renown.

Also the Italian Roma Class.

11th ACR30 May 2012 10:59 a.m. PST
J Womack 9430 May 2012 12:23 p.m. PST

Oh, while we are at it, Texas was the first US battleship to have anti-aircraft guns, launch airplanes, control guns with directors, and one of the first to have a radar.

It was also the first US battleship to be turned into a museum (in 1947, IIRC) and the first to be made a National Historical Landmark (mid-1970s).

I have been aboard her several times, including for gaming convention and spending the night aboard her.

Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2012 9:00 p.m. PST

USS Montana, baby!

BlackWidowPilot Fezian07 Jun 2012 3:15 p.m. PST

Not a ship to be torpedoed in, and probably not a ship to go through a knock-down-drag out gun duel in

Yet Agincourt was at Jutland, and fired multiple full broadsides. Here's the Wiki page:


A very cool ship IMHO, whatever her technical limitations.

Leland R. Erickson

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