Bismarck--With a displacement of 50,000 tonnes when fully laden, a top speed of 30 knots and several batteries of heavy guns, the Bismarck was seen as the pride of the German navy. Described by Winston Churchill as, "a terrific ship and a masterpiece of naval construction," she measured 17 storeys from top to bottom and the length of three football fields. However, the maiden voyage of this German warship was short-lived. In May 1941, after an eight-day chase in the Atlantic, Bismarck…
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The Battleship TEXAS is the last dreadnought in existence in the world, a veteran of Vera Cruz (1914) and both World Wars, and is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation and radar. Having been designed in the first decade of the 20th century, (keel laid in 1911 and completed in 1914), and having seen action in some of the most intense and critical campaigns of WWII, she is an important piece of our naval and maritime history. USSTEXASBB35.COM
Italian 12.8 in battleship Andrea Doria arriving to surrender at Malta in September 1943: she originated as a WW1 dreadnought but was completely updated in the 1930s. The Italians were permitted to keep her after WW2 (unlike the surviving pair of the modern Littorio class), and she served on as a training unit till the early 1950s.