USS Arkansas (BB-33): American Battleship

Conceived at the 1908 Newport Conference, the Wyoming-class of the battleship was the US Navy's fourth type of dreadnought after the earlier -, -, and -classes. The first incarnations of the design came about through war games and debates as the earlier classes had not yet entered service. Central among the conference's findings was the need for increasingly larger calibers of main guns. During the latter months of 1908, [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:34:02+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

American Battleship Texas: World War II

Commissioned in 1914, the battleship Texas first saw action on 26 May 1914 off Veracruz, Mexico as she supported the US expedition that seized a custom house. Battleship Texas returned to the US on 8 Aug and joined the Atlantic Fleet on 6 Sep. She served a second tour of Mexico between Oct and Dec 1914. During WW1, she trained gunnery crews for service on merchant ships between Apr and [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:07:04+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

HMS Hood British Battleship: World War II

HMS Hood was the pride of the Royal Navy. HMS Hood was a massively armed battlecruiser with what was thought to be armor equal to her armaments. To all intents, HMS Hood was considered to be one of the most powerful battlecruisers afloat in World War Two. HMS Hood was 44,600 tons, had a crew of 1,419 and was faster than the Bismarck with a maximum speed of 32 [...]

By | 2017-10-30T00:52:07+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Navy Battleship Averof: World War I

Ten years after the Greco-Turkish War (1897), the Hellenic Navy possessed a handful of outdated torpedo – ships and three battleships that had been built in 1889. At the end of 1908, the need for a combat worthy fleet led to its reinforcement with four brand new English and German destroyers (torpedo – ships). Amongst them was the armored cruiser «G. AVEROF», the Hellenic Navy's crowning glory. In its [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:24:13+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: World War I|Tags: , , |0 Comments

World War II: Japanese Battleship Fusō

The Japanese Battleship Fuso-class were "Dreadnought" battleships in service with Japan during both World War and World War 2, the first true Dreadnought battleships in service to the Empire. "Dreadnought" was a name introduced by the British Royal Navy with the commissioning of their HMS Dreadnought, a warship that immediately made all other steel warships obsolete through her uniform use of big guns (12") coupled to steam turbine propulsion [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:03:09+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: Italian Battleship Roma

On September 9th, 1943, the day following the proclamation of the armistice, the Italian battle group, under the command of Admiral Carlo Bergamini, was attacked in the waters of the Gulf of Asinara by a formation of German bombers. During the attack, the Italian Battleship was struck and the commander at sea, along with a great number of officers, petty officers and sailors perished, in all 1.253 men. How [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:08:19+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World War II: German Battleship Bismarck

The Bismarck, probably Germany’s most famous battleship in World War Two, was sunk on May 27th, 1941. The battleship Bismarck had already sunk HMS Hood before being sunk herself. For many, the end of the Hood and battleship Bismarck symbolized the end of the time when battleships were the dominant force in naval warfare, to be replaced by submarines and aircraft carriers and the advantages these ships gave to [...]

By | 2017-10-30T17:28:27+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

World War II: The IJN Battleship Yamato

The IJN Battleship Yamato was undoubtedly the most powerful battleship in the world during her short reign of the Pacific in World War 2. As the KMS Bismarck was to the Atlantic Theater so too was the IJN Yamato to the Pacific Theater. Undoubtedly the most powerful battleship ever built, the Battleship Yamato was a mammoth ship design bristling with cannon and machine gun power backed up by armor that [...]

By | 2017-11-02T16:45:07+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |1 Comment

World War II: USS Lexington CV-2

Authorized in 1916, the US Navy intended USS Lexington to be the lead ship of a new class of battle-cruisers. Following the United States' entry into World War I, development of the ship halted as the US Navy's need for more destroyers and convoy escort vessels precluded that for a new capital ship. With the conflict's conclusion, Lexington was finally laid down at the Fore River Ship and Engine Building [...]

By | 2016-12-28T16:39:31+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Wars, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cold War: USS Enterprise (CVN-65)

The world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company on February 4, 1958. The eighth ship of the US Navy to carry the name Enterprise, CVN-65 inherited it from the CV-6 which had seen extensive action in the Pacific during World War II. The new Enterprise was intended as the lead vessel of a new class of six carriers. As [...]

By | 2016-12-28T16:40:05+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|Categories: Modern War, Wars|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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