One torpedo struck the mighty battleship
in the rudders -- her Achilles' heel -- and jammed them.
While America, Britain, France, and Italy continued to operate battleships
after the Second World War, the design and construction costs of battleships
proved exorbitant in relation to their utility in the era of the aircraft carrier.
Nearly 20 American naval vessels were destroyed in the attack, including eight massive battleships
. More than 300 airplanes were also lost.
Some of the men trapped inside the capsized Oklahoma were able to be rescued when crews cut open sections of the bottom of the battleship
to reach the trapped sailors.
This supreme manufacturing achievement, and the fact that most of the firms who made it possible have now gone, is the focus of Ian Buxton's book The Battleship
Builders, written with co-author Ian Johnston, from Seaforth Publishing.
-Var of Russian Battleship
during its passage from Bosphorus
It is fashionable in small naval circles to say that the age of the battleship
is over, having been superseded by the aircraft carrier.
is known for its role in some of the biggest battles during World Wars I and II.
Allen, and his research team will broadcast a live-stream tour of the wreckage of the Japanese battleship
Musashi, one of the most renowned and technologically advanced battleships
MANILA (TAP) - Paul Allen, the joint-founder of Microsoft, has announced the discovery of Japan 's World War II Musashi battleship
. The wreck of the Musashi is claimed to have been located off the Philippines , more than 70 years after it was sunk in the decisive Battle of Leyte Gulf.
10, Wilmington: Hidden Battleship
. Behind-the-scenes tour of unrestored areas of the battleship
USS North Carolina (BB-55), plus an information session from the Azalea Coast Radio Club about its work on the ship's radio transmitters.
Malcolm Byrne, a retired Navy lieutenant had a self-made wooden boat, being built up in stages throughout his talk until a replica Dreadnought battleship
was on view.
The Pacifica Battleship
Center, a non-profit preservation society, raised about $9 million to move and restore the ship.
The actress, 25, joked that her Battleship
co-star is more intimidating than the extraterrestrial creatures her character encounters in the sci-fi action movie.