15 in battlecruiser HMS Hood visiting New Zealand, Dating from and only mildly modernised since, she was by then ageing: modern German battleship Bismarck famously sunk her in a few salvoes in May Only 3 of her crew survived.
NH USS California Firing her starboard secondary battery, during night battle practice in View looks aft from the forecastle, with the ship's forward triple gun turrets at right. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
The battleships USS Indiana (BB and USS Massachusetts (BB shelling industrial targets on Honshu, The official history of the U. Navy states that some Japanese considered the naval bombardment to be more terrifying than the mass air attack of