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Top 10 Largest Battleships


These floating fortresses are astounding examples of engineering. Check out the weight of these oceanic titans...

Yamato

1. Yamato
Country - Japan
Weight (Tonnes) - 72,809

Although this photo shows the Yamato receiving direct hits from US bombers (during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944), the Japanese battleship never actually fired any of her armaments. This image was taken during her retreat from the fight.

Musashi

2. Musashi
Country - Japan
Weight (Tonnes) - 72,809


3. BB-61 to BB-64
Country - USA
Weight (Tonnes) - 55,710

Bismarck

4. Bismarck
Country - Germany
Weight (Tonnes) - 50,153

Tirpitz

5. Tirpitz
Country - Germany
Weight (Tonnes) - 50,153


6. Richelieu
Country - France
Weight (Tonnes) - 47,500

Pictured in this epic photo (above) is the French battleship Richelieu, shortly after her maiden voyage on January 14, 1939. And, as big as she was, she could still cut through the waves at a speed of 34.8 mph (56 kph).


7. Jean Bart
Country - France
Weight (Tonnes) - 47,500

HMS Hood

8. HMS Hood
Country - UK
Weight (Tonnes) - 46,200

BB-56

9. B-55, BB-56
Country - USA
Weight (Tonnes) - 44,800

King George V

10. King George V
Country - UK
Weight (Tonnes) - 44,780

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