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).
USS Idaho a New Mexico class battleship, launched in This photo has to have been taken after she was re-gunned in 1942 (they removed the secondary battery of five and refitted with her anti aircraft guns).
USS Tennessee Underway in Puget Sound, Washington, on 12 May after modernization. Note the greatly increased beam that was one element of this work. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.
Gneisenau battleship illustration for a cover of a Swedish book "Kanalgenombrottet. Historien om operation Cerberus, written by Michael Tamelander and Jonas Hård af Segerstad. This was done in cooperation with Mariusz Motyka (mujas - author…