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New to pre-order, three additional vessels for the U.S. Navy to supplement Pacific fleets. With a new battleship, a large cruiser and a heavily celebrated carrier to add to their fleets, players will be able to enjoy an increased wealth of fleet-building options.

USS Iowa

One of the largest battleships ever built. Based superficially on the South Dakota-class, the U.S.S. Iowa had heavier armor and was 200 foot longer. It was also incredibly fast, due to increased output from the engines, and its greater size allowed it to mount more anti-aircraft guns, making it a formidable prospect for attacking planes. Invariably used as flagships for task forces, the Iowa-class was also supremely equipped to act as escorts for the fast carrier fleets of the Pacific.

As part of the Pacific fleet, her operations including the preparatory shore bombardments at Kwajalein and Eniwetok and the screening of carriers around the Marshall Islands. She was present for the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay, serving as the flagship of the Third Fleet under Admiral William F. Halsey.

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USS Alaska

The Alaska-class fell midway between a heavy cruiser and a battleship, and the United States Navy considered these vessels large cruisers rather than battlecruisers. They were designed as cruiser-killers, tasked with destroying post-Washington Treaty heavy cruisers. As a result, they were given 12-inch guns, significant armor protection, and could travel at up to 33 knots. They resembled current generation battleships in appearance, with the familiar two forward, one aft main battery turrets, massive columnar mast and a multitude of 5-inch dual purpose guns along the sides of the superstructure.

Commissioned late into the war, U.S.S. Alaska saw limited service. Operations included those off Iwo Jima and Okinawa in early 1945, such as anti-aircraft defense in carrier task forces and shore bombardment.

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USS Hornet

USS Hornet was a Yorktown class-carrier serving in the Pacific Theater during World War Two. She launched the Doolittle Raid (the first air operation to strike the Japanese Archipelago) on 18 April 1942. She later participated in the crucial Battle of Midway, as well as the Buin-Faisi-Tonolai Raid. As part of the Solomon Islands campaign, U.S.S. Hornet was involved in both the capture and defense of Guadalcanal and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. It was during these latter operations that she was irreparably damaged by enemy aircraft. Abandoned by her crew, she was sunk by an encroaching force of Japanese Destroyers – her sinking marked the last U.S. fleet carrier to have been sunk by enemy action.

USS Hornet

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Victory at Sea – Marine Nationale

Victory at Sea – Marine Nationale

The Marine Nationale is the sixth navy to set sail in the dangerous waters of Victory at Sea. Now available to pre-order.

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