Name: South Dakota class battleship Builders: New York Shipbuilding Corporation Newport News Shipbuilding Bethlehem Steel Corporation Norfolk Naval Shipyard Operators: US flag 48 stars.svg United States Navy Preceded by: North Carolina-class battleship Succeeded by: Iowa-class battleship Completed: 4 Retired: 4 Preserved: 2 General characteristics Type: Battleship Displacement: 35,000 tons (standard) 44,519 tons
HMS Howe, 14 in King George V class battleship, built to Washington Treaty limits. Sisters HMS Prince of Wales (participant in the Bismarck saga and sunk by the Japanese in and HMS Duke of York (victor over the German battleship Scharnhorst in
French battleship Strasbourg’s imposing superstructure. The design of her quad turrets was such that even when she suffered a 15″ hit on the turret roof during the debacle at Mers-el-Kébir only the right side of the turret was knocked out. The left was able to continue the fight.