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The Greatest Heavy Cruiser you Never Heard Of

Determining what would have been the greatest heavy cruiser would be a challenging task. Very successful designs were put to sea by a variety of nations. However, there was one cruiser that was born from all cruisers before it. This class of warship took the lessons from World War 2 and was designed around them.…

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Is there room for twenty-first century battleships?

Is there room for battleships now? It’s a question that has never really gone away and, as world tensions rise into the twenty-first century, is likely to be asked again. The issue that killed battleships in the 1940s was practicality: aircraft had better range than heavy guns – and battleships were expensive to build and…

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What Are Saturation Missile Attacks?

Recently, the tensions with Russia, China, and North Korea have led to an increase in the use of the phrase, “saturation missile attacks” or just “saturation attacks.” What are saturation missile attacks? Turns out they are nothing new, but the media isn’t going to tell you this because scary sounding words sell more papers. Today,…

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Yamato vs. Iowa: Putting the Debate to Rest

VS. Yamato vs. Iowa. The debate that has raged on for years. No topic has divided naval history lovers more than this. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the biggest war machines ever created would generate the biggest arguments. However, its time to put that argument down once and for all. Being no stranger…

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Alaska Class: America’s (Not Quite) Battlecruisers

  This class of cruiser is perhaps one of the more confusing ships ever put to sea by the United States. Designed to prowl the oceans and hunt down enemy commerce raiders, they possessed high speed and considerable firepower. Vastly more powerfully than typical cruisers and at a disadvantage against battleships, the classification of these ships has divided…

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Iowa Class Battlecruisers? Were America’s most Powerful Dreadnaughts actually Battlecruisers?

Iowa Class Battlecruisers? Were America’s most Powerful Dreadnaughts actually Battlecruisers? By: Chris Knupp On the surface, history can appear a rigid, unmoving thing. That once something is historically established, it remains that way forever. However, the truth of the matter is that history is largely pliable. The more blurry facts can be easily be bent…

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How Effective are modern Naval Missiles?

NGB is proud to present a new article written by our very own JohnPJones! Look forward to more excellent posts by him in the future!   How Effective are modern Naval Missiles? By: JohnPJones     First I would like to thank the moderator for agreeing to publish this article on his site. Secondly, this article…

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The Decline of the Cruiser Warship

During the Second World War, the difference between a Cruiser and Destroyer was well defined. Destroyers were fast agile ships that relied on torpedoes and small caliber naval guns. Destroyers often displaced only a few thousand tons at their heaviest. Cruisers were larger, with heavier armor and armaments. They relied primarily on mid caliber guns…

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