Top Ten Ships From WW2

The Top Ten

1 Bismarck

It's most beautiful and feared battleship and it took more 7ships' shells and Royal Navy aircrafts to sink her, so think if there were all 4BB than it is quite difficult to deal with Kriegsmarine

Engineering brilliance at its best. Not rivalled one on one in my view. Even the later US ships or those Japanese monsters

The Bismarck is a good ship and a bad one its time in the sea was about a week its speed was good guns too but not the amour id give it a replacement with the yamato

"the ship the most powerful navy in the world, feared" So powerful that it was sunk in the beginning of the war.

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2 Yamato Yamato

Bigger, badder, and much stronger then the Bismarck. The Yamato had 18 inch guns, the largest in the entire war, with an armor belt and size rival to none along with a massive array of AA guns(150 to be exact). It was the literal definition of a floating fortress. It took the entire US carrier task force to sink, which included over 400 aircraft and eight carriers. There is a reason it was know as the pride of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

I took 40 aircraft to destroy this

Only 4!? Put this on number 1 you idiots don't know how devastating power this thing had! It took ages for americans to destroy thos

The IJN Yamato is probably the strongest battleship ever constructed. Although the USN’s Iowa class battleships show a perfect competition against a Yamato class battleship, they have a small chance of actually sinking her.
Pros: 18in guns x9
Lots of armor
Looks bad ass
Amazing secondary guns
Cons: bad AA (for her size)
Very long and wide

3 USS Iowa

The USS Iowa was the largest ship to see war and survive

She even had the capability of firing nukes, which was an actual plan to load this class with nuclear warhead shells for coastal bombardment. And she could fit places yamato could not.

The fastest battleship on Earth.Has radar directed guns and is still around today. Will try to visit her someday.

As an obsolete class of ships, this was by far the best ever built and one of the few that saw its role as a support vessel. This is a no brainier, the Bismarck was a pile of junk compared to it on so many levels. Sick of hearing about the Bismarck and even worse the hood! All around, this class of battleships had no equal and would be the one a smart individual would want to serve on! Best guns, better then the 18" of the Yamato, by far the best anti aircraft protection, armor belt, speed, radar aiming, damage control and it just gives on. Not saying it could not lose but it's the ship I would bet on to Win! In fact, if not this class then my next choice would be the Dakotas over the rest.

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4 Enterprise

This carrier was in a class by itself. It was seemingly unsinkable.

It's the best ship

It was the best ship in World War II and saw more action than any other ship

Best WWII ship. Even as only CV in US Navy stopped IJN

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5 Tirpitz
6 HMS Hood

Why is Tirpitz above Hood? Tirpitz did nigh on NOTHING for the entire war.

It should replace with the enterprise it sank in 2mins and 30 secs

7 HMS Warspite

One of the best gunnery ships of all time also the only battleship to survive a guided missile attack

8 Blücher
9 RN Roma
10 Admiral Hipper

The Contenders

11 USS North Carolina

Washington's hit rate on Kirishima makes her a strong candidate. Had she not stopped firing as she did not know where SoDak was (let alone actually got any help from her), Ms. W could have crushed a fleet by herself.

12 USS Essex (CV-9)
13 IJN Musashi

I feel like it's the Musashi because it's the sister of the Yamato which is large, but the Musashi is slightly larger and she was a great ship until she sunk sadly.

It's the sister ship of Yamato, the most powerful battleship ever built.

14 Scharnhorst
15 USS Yorktown

This ship Took magior hits in Midway. And even stayed afloat Till after the battle and was sunk by an enemy sub.

16 Gneisenau

Although not the best Nazi made warship, the Gneiseau has always been overshadowed by the Bismarck and Tirpitz. She has great guns and even better secondaries. Her main batteries have 2 (in a single battery) 380mm guns. Her secondaries shread small ships like destroyers to pieces if they get in range. Let’s also not forget she has torpedoes on either side of her. From what I know, she is the only battleship (other than her sister the Scharnhorst) to ever have torpedoes. She isn’t the best looking ship but she does have the firepower seen on Nazi ships like the Bismarck.

17 HMS Rodney
18 HMS Belfast HMS Belfast

Its great!

19 Zuikaku
20 Shōkaku
21 Royal Sovereign
22 USS Arizona
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