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Delaware: the USN Tier III Dreadnought that is needed

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USS Delaware

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With her excellent hitting power and armour, this has to be the USN premium dreadnought to set against the Tier III British Bellerophon and German König Albert, with ten 12-inch (305 mm) guns all on the centerline, making her the most powerful battleship in the world at the time of her construction

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"USS Delaware (BB-28) was a dreadnought battleship of the USN and the lead ship of her class. She was launched in January 1909, and completed in April 1910. Delaware was armed with a main battery of ten 12-inch (305 mm) guns all on the centerline, making her the most powerful battleship in the world at the time of her construction. She was also the first battleship of the US Navy to be capable of steaming at full speed for 24 continuous hours without suffering a breakdown.

Delaware sailed from Hampton Roads 1 November with the First Division, Atlantic Fleet, to visit Weymouth, England, and Cherbourg, France, and after battle practice at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, returned to Norfolk 18 January 1911. In her operations with the Fleet from 1912 to 1917, Delaware joined in exercises, drills, and torpedo practice at Rockport and Provincetown, Mass.; engaged in special experimental firing and target practice at Lynnhaven Roads; trained in Cuban waters participating in fleet exercises; and provided summer training for midshipmen.

With the outbreak of World War I in Europe, Delaware returned to Hampton Roads from winter maneuvers in the Caribbean to train armed guard crews and engineers, as well as join in exercises to ready the Fleet for war. On 25 November 1917 she sailed from Lynnhaven Roads with Division 9, bound for Scapa Flow, Scotland. After battling bad weather in the North Atlantic, she joined the 6th Battle Squadron, British Grand Fleet 14 December for exercises to coordinate the operations of the Allied force. The 6th Battle Squadron got underway 6 February 1918 with an escort of eight British destroyers to convoy a large group of merchant ships to Norway. Cruising off Stavanger two days later, Delaware was attacked twice by a submarine, but each time skillful handling enabled the battleship to evade the torpedoes. The squadron returned to its home base at Scapa Flow, 10 February.

Delaware participated in two more convoy voyages in March and April, then sailed with the Grand Fleet on 24 April 1918 to reinforce the 2d Battle Cruiser Squadron which was on convoy duty and expected contact with the enemy. Only the vessels of the advance screen made any contact, and the chance for action faded.

Delaware entered Norfolk Navy Yard 30 August 1923, and her crew was transferred to Colorado (BB-45), a newly commissioned battleship assigned to replace Delaware in the Fleet. Moving to Boston Navy Yard in September, she was stripped of warlike equipment and decommissioned 10 November 1923.

Delaware was sold 5 February 1924 and scrapped in accordance with the Washington Treaty on the limitation of armaments."

             from http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/battleships/delaware/bb28-del.html

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I dunno...  With ten guns, she really fits more in line with ships like the Wyoming, at Tier IV.  It's in an awkward place where it's a world ahead of T3s such as South Carolina, but so much weaker than an upgraded Wyoming (In terms of anti air at least) that she'd make for a difficult fit.  Perhaps a T-4, with some sort of perk to balance-out her nonexistent AA suite? 

 

Alternatively, her gun accuracy/range or her HP could be nerfed to place her at T3.  After all, Konig Albert is essentially a nerfed, stock Kaiser.

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6 minutes ago, DerKrampus said:

I dunno...  With ten guns, she really fits more in line with ships like the Wyoming, at Tier IV.  It's in an awkward place where it's a world ahead of T3s such as South Carolina, but so much weaker than an upgraded Wyoming (In terms of anti air at least) that she'd make for a difficult fit.  Perhaps a T-4, with some sort of perk to balance-out her nonexistent AA suite? 

 

Alternatively, her gun accuracy/range or her HP could be nerfed to place her at T3.  After all, Konig Albert is essentially a nerfed, stock Kaiser.

Yes, true on all points. It's all in their alchemical balancing finally.

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2 hours ago, DerKrampus said:

I dunno...  With ten guns, she really fits more in line with ships like the Wyoming, at Tier IV.  It's in an awkward place where it's a world ahead of T3s such as South Carolina, but so much weaker than an upgraded Wyoming (In terms of anti air at least) that she'd make for a difficult fit.  Perhaps a T-4, with some sort of perk to balance-out her nonexistent AA suite? 

 

Alternatively, her gun accuracy/range or her HP could be nerfed to place her at T3.  After all, Konig Albert is essentially a nerfed, stock Kaiser.

Well the Delaware's guns were capable of 2-3 rpm, set the reload at 25 seconds or less and that could make up any other issues by making her like the Ishizuchi except the AP shells will actually work on the Delaware

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