Battleship, West Virginia

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unincorporated community
Battleship is located in West Virginia
Battleship is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 37°39′45″N 81°11′32″W / 37.66250°N 81.19222°W / 37.66250; -81.19222Coordinates: 37°39′45″N 81°11′32″W / 37.66250°N 81.19222°W / 37.66250; -81.19222
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Elevation 2,300 ft (700 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 2747476[1]

Battleship is an unincorporated community located in Raleigh County, West Virginia.[2] Battleship has been known by two other names: Ralco and West Whitby.[3] The community was part of the Winding Gulf Coalfield.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Battleship, West Virginia
  2. ^ "Raleigh County, West Virginia" (PDF). Coal Heritage Highway Authority. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ Map Showing West Whitby Town Site (Map). Sterling Smokeless Coal Co. December 11, 1951. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Winding Gulf Field". Retrieved April 4, 2012.