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 = 32/33 knots :)  Compare North Carolina (28.5 knots).

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).

Here's a rare sight: four out of the ten Nimitz-class aircraft carriers—the largest warships ever built—plus an Enterprise-class carrier docked together. They are resting at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, which coincidentally is the largest naval base in the world. Look at all that engineering and firepower. And it's only half of the Nimitz fleet!

This Is Why the US Navy Is the Most Formidable Naval Force In the World

Waiting for the AXE: four out of the ten Nimitz-class aircraft carriers—the largest warships ever built—plus an Enterprise-class carrier docked together. And it's only half of the Nimitz fleet!

Probably the best picture I've ever seen of planes and ships during WW II. Wow.

and fly in formation during surrernder ceremoneis, Tokyo, Japan - USS Missouri left foreground - Sept 1945

26-inch thick armor from Japanese Yamato class battleship pierced by a US Navy 16-inch gun. The armor is on display at the US Navy Museum.

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

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

"US battleship USS Arkansas, under construction in Camden, NJ, 1910. It was later destroyed by a nuclear bomb [650 × 881]" by WowDidYouSeeThis in HistoryPorn

"US battleship USS Arkansas, under construction in Camden, NJ, It was later destroyed by a nuclear bomb × by WowDidYouSeeThis in HistoryPorn

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Iranian warship turns away US battleship: Tasnim - Reuters

Iranian warship turns away US battleship: Tasnim - Reuters

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