What is a battleship?

Answer A battleship is considered to be any type of ship equipped for war. Not only are they heavily armed, but most likely armed with the heaviest armor available. According to the American Heritage Dict... Read More »

Top Q&A For: What is a battleship

What was a"Mae West"on a battleship?

A "Mae West" was military slang for the yellow life jackets worn by sailors and airmen during the Second World War and the Korean War. Soldiers referred to these life preservers with this nickname ... Read More »

What is the largest gun on a battleship?

The largest guns ever installed on a battleship were the 18-inch guns mounted on two World War II Japanese battleships, the Yamato and the Musashi. These two vessels were the largest battleships ev... Read More »

What is the largest battleship in the world?

The World War II Japanese battleships, the Yamato and her sister ship, the Musashi, were the largest battleships ever built. Their 18.1-inch main guns fired 3,200-pound armor-piercing shells. With ... Read More »

What does the BB stand for in battleship?

Prior to 1920, US battleships were designated B-1, B-2 etc. in 1920 they were re-designated as BB-1, BB-2, etc. to maintain consistency with the numbering systems for the new variety of naval vesse... Read More »