US Battleships Comparisons - Look at the length of Iowa! 887 feet long :) North Carolina was 729 feet long. HMS Hood was 860 feet long. Reason for Battleship length = space for boilers, streamlined hull = knots :) Compare North Carolina knots).
This Is Why the US Navy Is the Most Formidable Naval Force In the World
thick armor from Japanese Yamato class battleship, pierced by a US Navy gun. The armor is on display at the US Navy Museum just in case anyone asked to see the math. Before the days of the "shaped charge" pure MIGHT
16th December 1952, The giant US, battleship USS 'Missouri' alongside the heavy ... and 'Macon' at Norfolk, Virginia
"US battleship USS Arkansas, under construction in Camden, NJ, 1910. It was later destroyed by a nuclear bomb [650 × 881]" by WowDidYouSeeThis in HistoryPorn