Portal:Battleships/Did you know/12
- ... that the Soviets scuttled the battleship Svobodnaya Rossiia on 19 June 1918 in Novorossiysk harbor rather than turn her over to the Germans as required by the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk?
- ... that the SMS Nassau was the first dreadnought ship built by the German Imperial Navy?
- ... that during the Battle of Jutland, the captain of HMS New Zealand wore a Māori piupiu (grass skirt) and carried a greenstone tiki to ward off evil?
- ... that the Japanese Kongō-class battlecruisers were designed by British naval engineer George Thurston?