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Battleships did did nothing in ww2

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18 minutes ago, FliesLikeABrick said:

The irony being the Bismarck was the only battleship in WW2 to sink another battleship (albeit a very large battlecruiser) of similar size and power in combat on the high seas. (Can't remember any of the Japanese BBs falling to gunfire?)

 

 

 

 

Fuso. She was lost during the Battle of the Surigao Strait to several American Standard-Type Battleships. Granted there were Destroyers and Cruisers present as well but IIRC the Battleships did the most damage to her.

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Thanks for the info - didn't realise there was that much big gun action in the Pacific. 

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29 minutes ago, sgtalbers said:

Kirishima was basically sunk by Washington

 

Fuso (as Grayfox said)

Yamashiro was also sunk in the same battle under the same circumstances

 

I didn't include Yamashiro because she was actually sunk earlier while it was still daytime by Carrier aircraft.

EDIT: Scratch that you were right. Although she was attacked earlier by planes.

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8 hours ago, FliesLikeABrick said:

The irony being the Bismarck was the only battleship in WW2 to sink another battleship (albeit a very large battlecruiser) of similar size and power in combat on the high seas. (Can't remember any of the Japanese BBs falling to gunfire?)

 

 

 

 

 

You what?

 

Bismark was sunk by HMS Rodney and HMS King George V, both where Battleships

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50 minutes ago, Fallenkezef said:

 

You what?

 

Bismark was sunk by HMS Rodney and HMS King George V, both where Battleships

 

Urgh, erm, err... damn you Kropotkin!

 

(Although, debatable whether you can say they actually sunk her - she seems to have been deliberately scuttled. Certainly there was no definitive killing blow like she inflicted on Hood, even if there was, it would have beem endless controversy as to which ship did sink her, given half the Home Fleet was having a crack by then)

 

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18 minutes ago, FliesLikeABrick said:

 

Urgh, erm, err... damn you Kropotkin!

 

(Although, debatable whether you can say they actually sunk her - she seems to have been deliberately scuttled. Certainly there was no definitive killing blow like she inflicted on Hood, even if there was, it would have beem endless controversy as to which ship did sink her, given half the Home Fleet was having a crack by then)

 

 

Somehow i doubt the captain of the Bismark would of been in a mood to scuttle her if not for the rain of 15inch shells

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