List of battleship classes

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The list of battleship classes includes all Ironclad battleship classes listed in chronological order by first commission.

Classes which did not enter service (such as Montana-class battleship) as battleships are not included. Unique battleships not part of a class (such as HMS Vanguard) are found separately under List of battleships, which also includes individual battleships within the classes listed below.

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Battleship classes[edit]

19th century[edit]

Gloire

Gloire class[edit]

  • Country:  France
  • Displacement: 5,630 tons
  • Armament: 36 × 163 mm guns
  • Armor: 110 mm
  • Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: Gloire, Normandie, and Invincible
  • Launched: 1859

Warrior class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 9,140 tons
  • Armament: after 1867- 4 × 8 in (203 mm), 28 × 7 in (178 mm) RBL, 4 × 20 pdr
  • Armor: 4.5 in (114 mm) armor on 18 in (457 mm) wood.
  • Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h) under steam
  • Ships in class: 2: HMS Warrior and HMS Black Prince
  • Launched: 1860

Magenta class[edit]

Formidabile class[edit]

Provence class[edit]

Principe di Carignano class[edit]

Re d'Italia class[edit]

Regina Maria Pia class[edit]

Pervenets class[edit]

Roma class[edit]

Océan class[edit]

Cerberus class[edit]

Audacious class[edit]

Swiftsure class[edit]

HMS Devastation

Devastation class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 9,188 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12 in (305 mm) guns
  • Armor: 300 mm belt, 380 mm turret
  • Performance: Speed 13 knots (24 km/h); Range 4,700 nautical miles (8,700 km)
  • Ships in class: 2: HMS Devastation, HMS Thunderer
  • Launched: 1871
  • Fate: Decommissioned by 1909 and scrapped

Principe Amedeo class[edit]

Superb class[edit]

Colbert class[edit]

Caio Duilio class[edit]

Belleisle class[edit]

Ajax class[edit]

Dévastation class[edit]

Italia class[edit]

Conqueror class[edit]

Terrible class[edit]

Dingyuan class[edit]

  • Country: Flag of the Qing dynasty (1889-1912).svg Imperial China
  • Displacement: 7,220 tons 7,670 tons full load
  • Armament: 4 × 305 mm
  • Armor: 355 mm belt
  • Speed: 15.4 knots (28.5 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Dingyuan, Zhenyuan
  • Launched: 1882

Admiral class[edit]

HMS Anson (circa 1897)

Amiral Baudin class[edit]

Ruggiero di Lauria class[edit]

HMS Colossus

Colossus class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 9,520 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12.5-inch (318 mm) guns, 5 × 6 in (152 mm) guns
  • Speed: 15.5 knots (28.7 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: HMS Colossus and HMS Edinburgh
  • Launched: 1882
  • Fate: Both scrapped by 1910

Ekaterina II class[edit]

Victoria class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 11,020 tons
  • Armament: 2 × 16.25 inch guns, 1 × 10 in (254 mm) gun, 12 × 6 in (152 mm) guns, 6 × 14 in (356 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 18 inch belt
  • Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: HMS Victoria and HMS Sans Pareil
  • Launched: 9 June 1887
  • Fate: Victoria sunk in collision in 1893

Marceau class[edit]

Imperator Aleksandr II class[edit]

Re Umberto class[edit]

Trafalgar class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 11,940 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 13.5-inch (343 mm) guns, 6 × 4.7 inch QF guns
  • Armor: 20 inch belt
  • Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: HMS Trafalgar and HMS Nile
  • Commissioned: 2 April 1891
  • Fate: Scrapped
HMS Resolution

Royal Sovereign class[edit]

Centurion class[edit]

Brandenburg class[edit]

  • Country:  Germany
  • Displacement: 10,670 tonnes max
  • Armament: 6 × 28 cm (11") guns (4 × 40cal, in dual turrets fore & aft; 2 × 35cal., in sgl turret amidships); 6 × 10.5 cm 35 cal QF guns (later increased to 8); 8 × 8.8 cm 30 cal QF guns; 12 × machineguns; 6 × 45 cm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 300–400 mm belt; 300 mm barbette; 60 mm deck
  • Performance: Speed 16.5 knots (31 km/h); Range 4,300 nautical miles (7,960 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 4: SMS Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm, SMS Brandenburg, SMS Weissenburg, and SMS Wörth
  • Service: Commissioned 1893-4

Evertsen class[edit]

Petropavlovsk class[edit]

Monarch class[edit]

SMS Monarch

Indiana class[edit]

USS Oregon
  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 10,288 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 13 in (330 mm) guns, 8 × 8 in (203 mm) guns, 4 × 6 in (152 mm) guns, 20 × 6-pounders, 6 × 1-pounders, 6 × 18 in (457 mm) surface torpedo tubes
  • Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: USS Indiana, USS Massachusetts, and USS Oregon
  • Commissioned: 20 November 1895
  • Fate: Decommissioned 17 July 1920
HMS Majestic

Majestic class[edit]

Charlemagne class[edit]

Fuji class[edit]

Ammiraglio di Saint Bon class[edit]

Kaiser Friedrich III class[edit]

Shikishima class[edit]

Peresvet class[edit]

  • Country:  Russia
  • Displacement: 12,683 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 10 inchguns; 11 × 6 ich guns; 20 × 75 mm guns ; 5 × 15 inchtorpedo tubes
  • Armor: 9 inch belt; 10 inch turret; 2.5 inch deck
  • Performance: Speed 18 knots (33 km/h); Range 3,500 nautical miles (6,480 km)
  • Ships in class: 3: Peresvet, Oslyabya, and Pobeda
  • Launched: 1898
HMS Ocean

Canopus class[edit]

20th century[edit]

Kearsarge class[edit]

USS Kentucky
  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 11,540 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 13 in (330 mm) guns, 4 × 8 in (203 mm) guns, 14 × 6 in (152 mm) guns, 20 × 6-pounders, 8 × 1-pounders, 4 × 30-caliber machineguns
  • Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Kearsarge and USS Kentucky
  • Commissioned: 20 February 1900
  • Fate: Decommissioned 29 May 1920

Illinois class[edit]

USS Alabama
  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 11,565 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 13 in (330 mm) guns, 14 × 6 in (152 mm) guns, 16 × 6 pounders (2.7 kg), 6 × 1 pounders (454 g), 4 torpedo tubes
  • Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: USS Illinois, USS Alabama, and USS Wisconsin
  • Commissioned: 16 October 1900
  • Fate: Decommissioned 17 July 1920

Habsburg class[edit]

Borodino class[edit]

Oryol
  • Country:  Russia
  • Displacement: 14,000 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 305 mm guns, 12 × 152 mm guns, 20 × 75 mm guns, 20 × 47 mm guns, 4 × 15 in (381 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 190 mm belt, 50 mm deck, 250 mm turret
  • Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
  • Range: 2,590 nautical miles (4,800 km)
  • Ships in class: 5: Borodino, Imperator Aleksandr III, Oryol, Knyaz Suvorov, and Slava
  • Launched: September 1901
  • Fate: All but Slava lost at the battle of Tsushima in 1905, Slava scuttled 1917

Regina Margherita class[edit]

Benedetto Brin
  • Country:  Italy
  • Displacement: 14,574 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 305 mm guns; 4 × 203 mm guns; 12 × 152 mm guns; 20 × 76 mm guns; 4 × 450 mm torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Performance: Speed 20 knots (37 km/h); Range 10,000 nautical miles (20,000 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Regina Margherita and Benedetto Brin
  • Launched: 1901
  • Fate: Both ships sunk in 1915.

Virginia class[edit]

USS New Jersey
  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 15,000 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12 in (305 mm) guns, 8 × 8 in (203 mm) guns, 12 × 6 in (152 mm) guns, 24 1-pounders, 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: Belt 11 inches; Turret 12 inches; Deck 3 inches
  • Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 5: USS Virginia, USS Nebraska, USS Georgia, USS New Jersey, and USS Rhode Island
  • Commissioned: 19 February 1902
  • Fate: Decommissioned 13 August 1920

Formidable class[edit]

HMS Implacable

Maine class[edit]

USS Maine
  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 12,500 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12 in (305 mm) guns, 16 × 6 in (152 mm) guns, 6 × 3 in (76 mm) guns, 8 × 3-pounders, 6 × 1-pounders, 3 × .30-caliber machine guns, 2 × 18 in (457 mm) submerged torpedo tubes
  • Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: USS Maine, USS Missouri, and USS Ohio
  • Commissioned: 29 December 1902
  • Fate: Decommissioned 31 May 1922

Wittelsbach class[edit]

  • Country:  Germany
  • Displacement: 12,800 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 24 cm (9.4 in) guns; 18 × 15 cm guns; 12 × 8.8 cm guns; 12 × machineguns; 6 × 45 cm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 225 mm belt; 250 mm turret; 50 mm deck
  • Performance: Speed 17 knots (31 km/h); Range 5,000 nautical miles (9,000 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 5: SMS Wittelsbach, SMS Wettin, SMS Zähringen, SMS Schwaben, and SMS Mecklenburg
  • Commissioned: 1902

République class[edit]

King Edward VII class[edit]

HMS Hibernia

Duncan class[edit]

HMS Albemarle

Swiftsure class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 11,900 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 10 in (254 mm) guns, 14 × 7.5-inch (191 mm) guns, 14 × 2 pounder guns, 2 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: HMS Swiftsure and HMS Triumph
  • Launched: 1903

Erzherzog Karl class[edit]

Liberté class[edit]

Braunschweig class[edit]

SMS Braunschweig
  • Country:  Germany
  • Displacement: 14,400 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 28 cm (11") guns; 14 × 17 cm guns; 18 × 8.8 cm guns; 4 × machineguns; 6 × 45 cm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 225 mm belt; 300 mm turret; 40 mm deck
  • Performance: Speed 18 knots (33 km/h); Range 5,200 nautical miles (9,600 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 5: SMS Braunschweig, SMS Elsass, SMS Hessen, SMS Preussen, and SMS Lothringen
  • Commissioned: 1904

Regina Elena class[edit]

Katori class[edit]

Katori
  • Country:  Japan
  • Displacement: 15,590 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 305 mm guns, 4 × 250 mm guns, 12 × 150 mm guns, 16 × 80 mm guns, 5 × 450 mm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 230 mm belt; 230 mm turret; 50 mm deck
  • Performance: Speed 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h); Range 10,000 nautical miles (20,000 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
  • Ships in class: Katori and Kashima
  • Launched: 1905

Connecticut class[edit]

USS Connecticut

Deutschland class[edit]

  • Country:  Germany
  • Displacement: 14,200 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 28 cm (11") guns; 14 × 17 cm guns; 20 × 8.8 cm guns; 4 × machineguns; 6 × 45 cm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 240 mm belt; 280 mm turret; 40 mm deck
  • Performance: Speed 18 knots (33 km/h); Range 4,800 nautical miles (8,900 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 5: SMS Deutschland, SMS Hannover, SMS Pommern, SMS Schleswig-Holstein, and SMS Schlesien
  • Commissioned: 1906
  • Fate: one World War I war loss, one scrapped 1921, 1 war loss 1944, 1 scuttled, one scrapped 1946

Evstafi class[edit]

  • Country:  Russia
  • Displacement: 12,810 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12 inchguns; 4 × 8 inchguns; 12 × 6 inchguns; 2 × 64 mm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 8 inch max belt; 10 inch turret
  • Performance: Speed 16 knots (30 km/h); Range 1,884 nautical miles (3,489 km)
  • Ships in class: 2: Evstafi and Ioann Zlatoust
  • Launched: 1906

Andrei Pervozvanny class[edit]

  • Country:  Russia
  • Displacement: 17,400 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 305 mm (12") guns; 14 × 203 mm (8") guns; 12 × 120 mm guns; 4 × 18 inchtorpedo tubes
  • Armor: 8.5 inch belt; 10 inch turret; 3.1 inch max deck
  • Performance: Speed 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h); Range 2,100 nautical miles (3,890 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Andrei Pervozvanny and Imperator Pavel I
  • Launched: 1906

Mississippi class[edit]

USS Mississippi
  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 13,000 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12 in (305 mm) guns, 8 × 8 in (203 mm) guns, 8 × 7 in (178 mm) guns, 12 × 3 in (76 mm) guns, 6 × 3 pounder guns, 2 × 1 pounder guns, 6 × .30-caliber machineguns, 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Mississippi and USS Idaho
  • Commissioned: 1 February 1908
  • Fate: Decommissioned 30 July 1914 and sold to Greece

Nassau class[edit]

SMS Posen
  • Country:  Germany
  • Displacement: 20,535 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 28 cm (11") guns; 12 × 15 cm guns; 16 × 8.8 cm guns; 6 × 45 cm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 270 mm belt; 280 mm turret; 58 mm deck
  • Performance: Speed 20 knots (37 km/h); Range 9,400 nautical miles (17,400 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 4: SMS Nassau, SMS Westfalen, SMS Rheinland, and SMS Posen
  • Commissioned: 1908

Lord Nelson class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 16,500 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12 in (305 mm) guns, 10 × 9.2-inch (234 mm) guns, 15 × 12 pounder guns, 5 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: HMS Lord Nelson and HMS Agamemnon
  • Commissioned: 1908

Bellerophon class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 18,596 t,
  • Armament: 10 × 12 in (305 mm), 16 × 4 in, 4 × 3-pounder, 3 × 18 in torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 10 inch belt, 3 inch deck, 11 inch turret
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: HMS Bellerophon, HMS Superb, HMS Temeraire
  • Commissioned: 1909

Danton class[edit]

Danton
  • Country:  France
  • Displacement: 18,318 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 305 mm (12") guns; 12 × 240 mm (9.4") guns; 16 × 75 mm guns; 10 × 47 mm guns; 2 × 450 mm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 270 mm belt; 300 mm turret; 45–48 mm deck
  • Performance: Speed 19.2 knots (35.6 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 6: Danton, Voltaire, Diderot, Condorcet, Mirabeau, and Vergniaud
  • Launched: 1909

Radetzky class[edit]

SMS Zrínyi
  • Country:  Austria-Hungary
  • Displacement: 14,500 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 30.5 cm (12") guns; 8 × 24 cm guns; 20 × 10 cm guns; 6 × 11 pounder guns; 3 × 24 cm torpedo tubes
  • Performance: Speed 20 knots (37 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: SMS Radetzky, SMS Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand, SMS Zrínyi
  • Commissioned: 1909
  • Fate: Surrendered to Allies and scrapped

Kawachi class[edit]

Settsu
  • Country:  Japan
  • Displacement: 20,823 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 305 mm / 50 cal guns, 8 × 305 mm / 45 cal guns, 10 × 152 mm guns, 8 × 120 mm guns, 4 × 80 mm guns, 5 × 450 mm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 102–300 mm belt, 30 mm deck, 280 mm turret
  • Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Kawachi and Settsu
  • Launched: 1910

St. Vincent class[edit]

HMS Vanguard
  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 19,500 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 12 in (305 mm) guns; 20 × 4 in (102 mm) guns; 3 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 10 inch belt; 11 inch turret; 3 inch deck
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: HMS St. Vincent, HMS Collingwood, and HMS Vanguard
  • Commissioned: October 1910

South Carolina class[edit]

USS Michigan
  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 16,000 tons
  • Armament: 8 × 12 in (305 mm) guns, 22 × 3 in (76 mm) guns, 2 × 3 pounder guns, 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: USS South Carolina and USS Michigan
  • Commissioned: 4 January 1910
  • Fate: Scrapped 1921 and 1922 respectively

Reşadiye class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 23,000 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 13.5 in (340 mm) Mk VI guns, 16 × 6 in (150 mm) guns,6 × 6-pounder 57 mm (2.2 in) guns, 2 × 3 in (76 mm) 20 cwt anti-aircraft guns, 4 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubess
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: Reşadiye, Reshad-I-Hamiss and Fatih
  • Commissioned: 4 January 1910
  • Fate: Seized by the Royal Navy and impressed as HMS Erin, scrapped and scrapped in 1914 respectively

Minas Geraes class[edit]

Minas Geraes
  • Country:  Brazil
  • Displacement: 19,821 tons
  • Armament: 8 × 12 in (305 mm) guns, 22 × 4.7 in (120 mm) guns, 8 × 3 pounder guns
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Minas Geraes and São Paulo
  • Completed: 4 January 1910
  • Commissioned:
  • Fate: São Paulo lost 1951, Minas Geraes scrapped 1954

Satsuma class[edit]

Satsuma
  • Country:  Japan
  • Displacement: 20,000 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12 in (305 mm) guns, 12 × 10 in (254 mm) guns, 12 × 4.7-inch (119 mm) guns, 4 × 3 in (76 mm) guns, 5 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Satsuma and Aki
  • Commissioned: 25 March 1910
  • Fate: Sunk as targets in 1924

Delaware class[edit]

USS Delaware
  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 16,000 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 12 in (305 mm) guns, 14 × 5 in (127 mm) guns, 22 × 3 in (76 mm) guns, 2 × 3 pounder guns, 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Delaware and USS North Dakota
  • Commissioned: 1910
  • Fate: Scrapped

Neptune class[edit]

HMS Neptune
  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 19,900 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 12 in (305 mm) guns; 12 × 4 in (102 mm) guns; 3 18-inch TT
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: HMS Neptune, HMS Colossus, HMS Hercules
  • Commissioned: January 1911
  • Fate: Last two finished to different specification as the Colussus class. Neptune scrapped 1922

Colossus class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 23,000 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 12 in (305 mm) guns; 16 × 4 in (102 mm) guns; 2 × 3 in (76 mm) guns
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: HMS Colossus and HMS Hercules
  • Commissioned: 31 July 1911
  • Fate: Scrapped by 1928

Florida class[edit]

USS Utah
  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 21,800 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 12 in (305 mm) guns, 16 × 5 in (127 mm) guns, 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Florida and USS Utah
  • Commissioned: 15 September 1911
  • Fate: Florida scrapped, Utah sunk at Pearl Harbor

Courbet class[edit]

Jean Bart
  • Country:  France
  • Displacement: 22,189 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 305 mm guns, 22 × 5.4-inch (137 mm) guns, 4 × 47 mm guns, 4 × 450 mm torpedo tubes
  • Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
  • Range: 1,140 nmi (2,110 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 4: Jean Bart, Courbet, Paris, and France
  • Launched: 1911
  • Fate: France wrecked 1922, Jean Bart and Courbet scuttled 1944, Paris scrapped 1955

Helgoland class[edit]

SMS Ostfriesland
  • Country:  Germany
  • Displacement: 24,700 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 30.5 cm (12") guns; 14 × 15 cm guns; 8 × 8.8 cm guns; 6 × 50 cm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 300 mm belt; 300 mm turret; 60 mm deck
  • Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
  • Range: 5,500 nautical miles (10,200 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 4: SMS Helgoland, SMS Ostfriesland, SMS Thüringen, and SMS Oldenburg
  • Commissioned: 1911

Gangut class[edit]

  • Country:  Russia
  • Displacement: 23,000 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 305 mm guns, 16 × 120 mm guns, 6 × 76.2 mm guns, 14 × 37 mm guns, 10 × 12.7 mm machineguns, 89 × 7.62 mm machineguns, 4 × 450 mm torpedo tubes
  • Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h)
  • Range: 2,625 nmi (4,862 km)
  • Ships in class: 4: Sevastopol, Poltava, Petropavlovsk, and Gangut
  • Launched: 1911
  • Fate: Poltava was in long repair since fire accident in 1918 and scrapped by 1930. Petropavlovsk heavily damaged in 1941 (converted to non-self-propelled heavy artillery platform), all three decommissioned and scrapped 1956

Imperatritsa Mariya class[edit]

  • Country:  Russia
  • Displacement: 23,000 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 305 mm guns, 20 × 130 mm guns, 8 × 75 mm guns, 4 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 10.5 inch belt, 3 inch deck, 12 inch turret
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 4: Imperatritsa Ekaterina Velikaya, Imperatritsa Mariya, and Imperator Aleksandr III
  • Launched: 1911
  • Fate: Imperatrista Mariya blew up 1916, Imperatrista Ekaterina Velikaya sunk 1918, Imperator Aleksandr III scrapped 1936

Kaiser class[edit]

Orion class[edit]

HMS Orion

Wyoming class[edit]

USS Wyoming
  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 27,200 tons
  • Armament: 12 12-inch (305 mm) guns, 21 five-inch (127 mm) guns, two three-inch (76 mm) guns, 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Wyoming and USS Arkansas
  • Commissioned: 25 September 1912
  • Fate: Wyoming scrapped, Arkansas expended as a live fire target for Operation Crossroads

King George V class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 23,400 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 13.5-inch (343 mm) guns, 12 × 6 in (152 mm) guns, 3 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 4: HMS King George V, HMS Centurion, HMS Audacious, and HMS Ajax
  • Commissioned: November 1912
  • Fate: Audacious sunk 1914, Centurion sunk 1944, others scrapped in the 1920s
SMS Tegetthoff

Tegetthoff class[edit]

  • Country:  Austria-Hungary
  • Displacement: 20,000 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 30.5 cm (12") guns; 12 × 15 cm guns; 18 × 11 pounder guns; 4 × 53.3 cm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 280 mm belt and turret; 35 mm deck
  • Ships in class: 4: SMS Viribus Unitis, SMS Tegetthoff, SMS Prinz Eugen, and SMS Szent István
  • Commissioned: 5 December 1912
  • Fate: Viribus Unitis and Szent Istvan lost during World War I, Tegetthoff scrapped by Italy and Prinz Eugen sunk as a gunnery target in the 1920s
Caio Duilio

Andrea Doria class[edit]

  • Country:  Italy
  • Displacement: 29,861 tons
  • Armament: 13 × 305 mm guns
  • Ships in class: 2: Andrea Doria and Caio Duilio
  • Launched: 1912
  • Fate: Scrapped by 1961

España class[edit]

  • Country:  Spain
  • Displacement: 16,450 tons
  • Armament: 8 × 305 mm guns
  • Ships in class: 3: España, Alfonso XIII and Jaime I
  • Commissioned: October 1913
  • Fate: España ran aground, Alfonso XIII and Jaime I lost during Spanish Civil War

König class[edit]

  • Country:  Germany
  • Displacement: 28,600 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 30.5 cm (12") guns; 14 × 15 cm guns; 10 × 8.8 cm guns; 5 × 50 cm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 350 mm belt; 300 mm turret; 30 mm deck
  • Performance: Speed 21 knots (39 km/h); Range 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 4: SMS König, SMS Grosser Kurfürst, SMS Markgraf, and SMS Kronprinz
  • Commissioned: 1914
  • Fate: Scuttled at Scapa Flow

Iron Duke class[edit]

HMS Emperor of India
  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 25,000 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 13.5-inch (343 mm) guns; 12 × 6 in (152 mm) guns; 3 × 3 in (76 mm) guns; 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 12 inch belt; 11 inch turret; 2.5 inch deck
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 4: HMS Benbow, HMS Emperor of India, HMS Iron Duke, and HMS Marlborough
  • Commissioned: March 1914
  • Fate: Scrapped by 1948

New York class[edit]

USS New York
  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 27,200 tons
  • Armament: 10 14-inch (356 mm) guns, 21 five-inch (127 mm) guns, two three-inch (76 mm) guns, 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: USS New York and USS Texas
  • Commissioned: 15 April 1914
  • Fate: New York scrapped, Texas transferred to its namesake state for use as a museum/memorial
ARA Rivadavia

Rivadavia class[edit]

  • Country:  Argentina
  • Displacement: 27,940 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 305 mm guns; 12 × 152 mm guns; 16 × 102 mm guns; 2 × 533 mm torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Performance: Speed 23 knots (42.6 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: ARA Rivadavia and ARA Moreno
  • Commissioned: 27 August 1914
  • Fate: both decommissioned in 1957 and scrapped.
Provence

Bretagne class[edit]

  • Country:  France
  • Displacement: 23,230 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 340 mm (13.4") guns; 22 × 138.6 mm guns; 4 × 47 mm guns; 4 × 450 mm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 270 mm belt; 340 mm turret; 40 mm deck
  • Performance: Speed 20 knots (37 km/h); Range 4,700 nautical miles (8,700 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: Bretagne, Provence, and Lorraine
  • Commissioned: 1915
  • Fate: Bretagne sunk 1940, Provence scuttled 1942, Lorraine scrapped 1954

Almirante Latorre class[edit]

  • Country:  Chile
  • Displacement: 32,120 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 355 mm (14") guns
  • Ships in class: 2: Almirante Latorre and Almirante Cochrane
  • Commissioned: October 1915
  • Fate: Almirante Latorre scrapped in 1959, Almirante Cochrane (HMS Eagle) purchased by Britain for conversion to aircraft carrier and sunk in 1942
Yamashiro and Fusō

Fusō class[edit]

  • Country:  Japan
  • Displacement: 39,154 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 360 mm guns, 16 × 200 mm guns, 8 × 100 mm DP guns, 37 × 25 mm AA guns
  • Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Fusō and Yamashiro
  • Commissioned: 18 November 1915
  • Fate: Both sunk 1944

Conte di Cavour class[edit]

  • Country:  Italy
  • Displacement: 23,100 tons
  • Armament: 13 × 305 mm guns, 18 × 120 mm guns, 22 × 76 mm guns, 3 × 450 mm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 280 mm belt, 111 mm deck
  • Speed: 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h)
  • Range: 4,800 nautical miles (8,900 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: Conte di Cavour, Giulio Cesare, and Leonardo da Vinci
  • Commissioned: 1915
  • Fate: da Vinci blown up 1917, Cavour bombed 1940, Cesare surrendered to the Soviet Union 1945 as Novorossiysk

Queen Elizabeth class[edit]

SMS Bayern

Bayern class[edit]

  • Country:  Germany
  • Displacement: 32,200 tons
  • Armament: 8 × 38 cm (15") guns; 16 × 15 cm guns; 2 × 8.8 cm guns; 5 × 60 cm torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 350 mm belt; 350 mm turret; 30 mm deck
  • Performance: Speed 22 knots (41 km/h); Range 5,000 nautical miles (9,000 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 4: SMS Bayern, SMS Baden, SMS Sachsen, and SMS Württemberg
  • Commissioned: 1916
  • Fate: Bayern scuttled at Scapa Flow 1919, Baden sunk as target 1921, other 2 not completed.

Revenge class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 31,000 tons
  • Armament: 8 × 15 inch guns; 14 × 6 in guns; 2 × 3 inch AA guns; 4 × 47 mm guns; 4 × 21 inch torpedo tubes
  • Performance: Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h); Range 5,000 nautical miles (9,000 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 5: HMS Ramillies, HMS Resolution, HMS Revenge, HMS Royal Oak, and HMS Royal Sovereign
  • Commissioned: 1916–17
  • Fate: Royal Oak sunk in 1939, the rest scrapped between 1948 and 1949.
USS Oklahoma

Nevada class[edit]

  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 27,500 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 14 in (356 mm) guns, 21 × 5 in (127 mm) guns, 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Nevada and USS Oklahoma
  • Commissioned: 11 March 1916
  • Fate: Oklahoma damaged at Pearl Harbor & sunk in transit to US for scrapping, Nevada used as a live fire target for Operation Crossroads
USS Arizona

Pennsylvania class[edit]

  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 31,400 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 14 in (356 mm) guns, 14 × 5 in (127 mm) guns, 4 × 3 in (76 mm) guns, 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Pennsylvania and USS Arizona
  • Commissioned: 12 June 1916
  • Fate: Arizona sunk at Pearl Harbor, Pennsylvania expended as a live fire taget during Operation Crossroads
Hyuga

Ise class[edit]

  • Country:  Japan
  • Displacement: 38,872 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 14 in (356 mm) guns, 16 × 5.5-inch (140 mm) guns, 8 × 5 in (127 mm) guns, 20 × 25 mm guns
  • Armor: 12 inch belt, 3.75 inch deck, 12 in turret, 13.75 inch tower
  • Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Ise and Hyūga
  • Commissioned: 1 December 1917
  • Fate: Both sunk 1945
USS New Mexico

New Mexico class[edit]

  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 32,000 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 14 in (356 mm) guns, 14 × 5 in (127 mm) guns, 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: USS New Mexico, USS Mississippi, and USS Idaho
  • Commissioned: 20 May 1918
  • Fate: Scrapped after World War II
USS California

Tennessee class[edit]

  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 32,000 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 14 in (356 mm) guns, 14 × 5 in (127 mm) guns, 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Tennessee and USS California
  • Commissioned: 3 June 1920
  • Fate: Scrapped after World War II

Nagato class[edit]

  • Country:  Japan
  • Displacement: 42,850 tons
  • Armament: 8 × 16 in (406 mm) guns, 20 × 5.5-inch (140 mm) guns, 8 × 5 in (127 mm) AA guns, 98 × 25 mm AA guns
  • Aircraft: 3 × catapult-launched aircraft
  • Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h)
  • Range: 5,500 nmi (10,190 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Nagato and Mutsu
  • Commissioned: 15 November 1920
  • Fate: Mutsu exploded 1943, Nagato expended as a live fire target for Operation Crossroads 1946
USS Maryland

Colorado class[edit]

  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 32,600 tons
  • Armament: 8 × 16 in (406 mm) guns, 12 × 5 in (127 mm) guns, 8 × 3 in (76 mm) guns, 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 4: USS Colorado, USS Maryland, USS Washington, and USS West Virginia
  • Commissioned: 30 August 1923
  • Fate: All but Washington completed, scrapped after World War II.

Nelson class[edit]

  • Country:  United Kingdom
  • Displacement: 34,950 tons
  • Armament: 9 × 16 inch (406 mm) guns; 12 × 6 in (133 mm) guns; 6 × QF 4.7 inch (120-mm) Mk VIII AA guns; 48 × QF 2 pdr 40 mm AA guns; 2 × 24.5-inch (622 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 13–14 in (330–356 mm) belt, 4.375–6.375 in (111–162 mm) deck, Barbettes: 12–15 in (305–381 mm), 9–16 in (229–406 mm) turrets, 10–14 in (254–356 mm) tower
  • Performance: Speed 23 knots (42.6 km/h); Range 16,500 nautical miles (30,560 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Nelson, Rodney
  • Commissioned: 1927
  • Fate: Scrapped 1948
Dunkerque

Dunkerque class[edit]

  • Country:  France
  • Displacement: 36,380 tons
  • Armament: 8 × 330 mm guns, 16 × 130 mm AA guns, 10 × 37 mm AA guns, 8 × 20 mm AA guns
  • Armor: 225 mm belt, 125 mm deck, 330 mm turret
  • Aircraft: 1 × catapult with 4 × floatplanes
  • Speed: 31 knots (57 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Dunkerque and Strasbourg
  • Commissioned: 1 May 1937
  • Fate: Strasbourg & Dunkerque scuttled 1942

Scharnhorst class[edit]

  • Country:  Germany
  • Displacement: 38,900 tons
  • Armament: 9 × 28 cm (11") guns; 12 × 15 cm guns; 14 × 10.5 cm guns; 16 × 3.7 cm AA guns; 10 × 2 cm AA guns
  • Armor: 350 mm belt; 360 mm turret; 95 mm deck
  • Performance: Speed 30 knots (56 km/h); Range 8,380 nautical miles (15,520 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Gneisenau and Scharnhorst
  • Commissioned: 1938
  • Fate: Scharnhorst sunk in action, Gneisenau sunk as blockship in World War II

Littorio class[edit]

  • Country:  Italy
  • Displacement: 45,000 tons
  • Armament: 9 × 380 mm guns, 12 × 155 mm guns, 12 × 90 mm AA guns, 20 × 37 mm AA guns, 30 × 20 mm AA guns
  • Aircraft: 3 × catapult-launched seaplanes
  • Armor: 350 mm belt
  • Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
  • Range: 3,920 nautical miles (7,260 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 4: Littorio, Vittorio Veneto, Impero, and Roma
  • Commissioned: 6 May 1940
  • Fate: Impero never completed, Roma sunk 1943, others surrendered to the Allies and were scrapped

Richelieu class[edit]

  • Country:  France
  • Displacement: 48,000 tons
  • Armament: 8 × 380 mm guns, 9 × 152 mm guns, 12 × 100 mm AA guns, 56 × 40 mm AA guns, 48 × 20 mm AA guns
  • Aircraft: 2 × catapults with 3 × floatplanes
  • Armor: 343 mm hull, 170 mm deck, 445 mm turret
  • Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
  • Range: 8,500 nmi (15,740 km)
  • Ships in class: 4: Richelieu, Jean Bart, Clemenceau, and Gascogne
  • Commissioned: early 1940
  • Fate: Richelieu and Jean Bart decommissioned by 1967, Clemenceau destroyed while under construction 1944, Gascogne never started.

Bismarck class[edit]

  • Country:  Germany
  • Displacement: 41,700 tons
  • Armament: 8 × 38 cm (15") guns; 12 × 15 cm guns; 16 × 10.5 cm guns; 16 × 3.7 cm AA guns; 20 × 2 cm AA guns
  • Armor: 320 mm belt; 360 mm turret; 120 mm deck
  • Performance: Speed 30 knots (56 km/h); Range 8,100 nautical miles (15,000 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: Bismarck and Tirpitz
  • Commissioned: 1940
  • Fate: Bismarck scuttled by her crew 1941, Tirpitz sunk 1944

King George V class[edit]

North Carolina class[edit]

  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 35,000 tons
  • Armament: 9 × 16 in (406 mm) guns, 20 × 5 in (127 mm) guns, 16 × 28 mm AA guns
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 2: USS North Carolina and USS Washington
  • Commissioned: 9 April 1941
  • Fate: North Carolina is a museum ship in Wilmington, N.C., Washington scrapped
Yamato in 1941

Yamato class[edit]

  • Country:  Japan
  • Displacement: 65,000 tons
  • Armament: 9 × 460 mm (18.2 inch) guns, 12 × 155 mm guns, 12 × 127 mm guns, 24 × 25 mm AA guns, 4 × 13 mm AA guns
  • Aircraft: 2 × catapults with 7 × seaplanes
  • Armor: 410 mm belt, 200 mm deck, 650 mm turret
  • Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h)
  • Range: 11,500 km at 16 knots (30 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 3: Yamato, Musashi, and Shinano
  • Commissioned: 16 December 1941
  • Fate: Shinano converted to an aircraft carrier, Musashi sunk 1944, Yamato sunk 1945
USS Massachusetts

South Dakota class[edit]

  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 35,000 tons
  • Armament: 9 × 16 in (406 mm) guns, 16 × 5 in (127 mm) guns, 68 × 40 mm AA guns, 76 × 20 mm AA guns
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 4: USS South Dakota, USS Indiana, USS Massachusetts, and USS Alabama
  • Commissioned: 20 March 1942
  • Fate: South Dakota & Indiana scrapped, Massachusetts & Alabama transferred for use as museums/memorials.
USS Missouri

Iowa class[edit]

  • Country:  United States
  • Displacement: 45,000 tons
  • Armament: 9 × 16 in (406 mm) guns, 20 × 5 in (127 mm) guns, 80 × 40 mm AA guns, 49 × 20 mm AA guns (1983 modification added 32 × Tomahawk and 16 × Harpoon missiles and 4 × Phalanx CIWS)
  • Armor: 12.1 inch (307 mm) belt; 19.7 inch (500 mm) turret; 7.5 inch (191 mm) deck
  • Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
  • Ships in class: 6: USS Iowa, USS New Jersey, USS Missouri, USS Wisconsin, USS Illinois, and USS Kentucky
  • Commissioned: 22 February 1943
  • Fate: Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri & Wisconsin transferred for use as museums, Illinois & Kentucky cancelled before completion. Bow of USS Kentucky used to repair USS Wisconsin.

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