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Feel free to leave your thoughts on the worst battleships ever sailed or designed during the second world war period, either due to its design or its combat history.

 Bismarck.

 

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In terms of just sheer design flaws, Fuso. Love it in-game, but there were so many issues with them IRL

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On topic though, I would think in pure combat capacity, Schleswig Holstein?

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Arizona xdd

Honestly, yeah. She was an aging hulk by the time the war started and is only really famous for being famous. Just a big oil-leaking coffin and a rallying cry of angry USN crews. As a ship, she wasn't anything special.

She was in US waters the whole Great War, sent to Turkey to look fancy for a lil while, then transfered to the Pacific. Used to aid California after an earthquake in 1933, featured in a film, transfered from San Diago to Pearl. Bombed.

 

Although awarded a battle star for her service in WWII, she was never truely used in combat and at most fired disorganized and panicked AAA during the Battle of Pearl Harbour. So... at the risk of pissing off the freedumbs, she was the most useless combat vessel of the USN in the war.

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On topic though, I would think in pure combat capacity, Schleswig Holstein?

Worked well-enough shelling Gdansk in 1939

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Worked well-enough shelling Gdansk in 1939

 

But in a ship to ship battle she dosn't look like she'd hold up long against any of the RN's capital ships.

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Why so salty, my friend? :P

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On topic though, I would think in pure combat capacity, Schleswig Holstein?

 

I would consider that as a BC not a BB XD, even a Alaska can sink it quite easily.

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Why so salty, my friend?

 

Because that spoiler in the OP is pure trolling and OP knows it. Because it's very likely to start a wehraboo vs ameriboo pissing contest. Because we already have several threads about that particular ship.

 

I would consider that as a BC not a BB XD, even a Alaska can sink it quite easily.

 

S-H was a pre-dread battleship, keel laid down in 1905, commissioned in 1908. In WoWS terms, she was comparable to Mikasa. Even Kawachi / South Carolina would've murdered her with ease.

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Yamato, well tbh, she did look good on a beach/

 

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 HMS Hood

 

 

Hood and Yamato both saw combat and actually tried to fight. There are far better candidates.

Yamato also sortied several times trying to engage USN warships, however due to American codebreaking and the fact that the WORLDS LARGEST WARSHIP sticks out like a sore thumb... she never had the chance

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Because that spoiler in the OP is pure trolling and OP knows it. Because it's very likely to start a wehraboo vs ameriboo pissing contest. Because we already have several threads about that particular ship.

 

Well, it is a bad ship...weakspots all around its armour. 
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Well, it is a bad ship...weakspots all around its armour. 

 

Worse than a 1908 pre-dreadnought?

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On topic though, I would think in pure combat capacity, Schleswig Holstein?

 

Yeah, that one's going to be hard to beat on those terms.

 

In terms of just sheer design flaws, Fuso. Love it in-game, but there were so many issues with them IRL

 

Fuso didn't do so great, but Yamashiro was damn near indestructible. You see the design at its best and at its worst, in the same night. I'd say it balances out to neutral, probably

 

Especially compared to the Nagatos, one of which blew itself up at anchor in a safe harbor and the other of which accomplished nothing of interest. I wouldn't give the Kongos great marks for durability either, but they were definitely Japan's most useful battleships and did enough that it's hard to argue they weren't getting their money's worth, unlike the others.

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Hood and Yamato both saw combat and actually tried to fight. There are far better candidates.

Yamato also sortied several times trying to engage USN warships, however due to American codebreaking and the fact that the WORLDS LARGEST WARSHIP sticks out like a sore thumb... she never had the chance

 

I agree, Hood actually did quite well as a WW1 era BC. 

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Worse than a 1908 pre-dreadnought?

 

Heh, who will the 'wehraboos' side with? The German Pre Dread or the "It was not sunk by the Brits" Bismarck?

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I'd have to say the Italian battleships. They never really justified their rebuild costs, were vulnerable to torpedoes, and were just fragile in general.

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But damn goodlooking, Nuk.

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Hood and Yamato both saw combat and actually tried to fight.

 

Tried nothing. Fish in a barrel maybe, but Hood still knocked out Dunkerque and Strasbourg as fighting units during Operation Catapult.

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In terms of just sheer design flaws, Fuso. Love it in-game, but there were so many issues with them IRL

 

Yup. Sailors considered deployment on the Fuso sisters to be the worst in the navy

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But damn goodlooking, Nuk.

But will be completely hideous on their stock hulls whenever they get added in-game, like a number of the battleships already in-game are stock

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