Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Blaster, Feb 17, 2007.
I'd say the Royal Sovereigns or the Revenges are at the top of this list. Or maybe the QEs.
Re: Best of the Best: World War 1 dreadnoughts and battleshi
In the long run, the US "Standard" battleships were closer to the model of modern battleships than any others. However, American ships in WWI suffered from inefficient shells, ballistics problems, and subpar crews. There aren't any French, Japanese, Italian, or Russian ships that deserve consideration (unless we allow Nagato into the mix). That leaves us with the Germans and British. Bayern looks good on paper, but she had such serious structural problems, I'll eliminate her. All that remains are the British 15in battleships. Take your pick.
The Queen Elizabeths, Renowns, and Hood all look good to me.
A 6in belt doesn't look so good to me.
Is Hood a WWI ship?
well, she was build during WW1. So how do we define a WW1 ship for this discusion? Laid down, completed or seeing action during WW1?
I prefer the QE class if the Hood should not be allowed
Seen action during WW1, I guess, which might make Hood not a contender. I think it's either the QEs or the Renowns.
I agree. The QE class served long and well, as did the RENOWNs.