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Montana-class battleship (1940s). A fourth turret and more armor? Yes please!

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USS Iowa (BB 61) - the lead ship of her class of battleship and the fourth in the United States Navy to be named in honor of the 29th state. Owing to the cancellation of the Montana-class battleships, Iowa is the last lead ship of any class of US battleships and was the only ship of her class to have served in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II. Launched 1942, decommissioned, for last time, 1990.

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USS Montana (BB-67) (never built) Z

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USS Alabama (BB-60) painted in Measure 12 camouflage!

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USS Midway, my father served on this ship, which is now on display in San Diego

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The Montana class battleship was designed to be the successor to the four Iowa class fast battleships in service during World War II, a further two Iowa class battleships were under construction but scrapped at the end of the war.

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USS Illinois BB-65, would have been the 5th Iowa-class battleship, but was never finished.

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U.S.S. Kentucky, would have been the 6th Iowa class battleship, but was never finished.

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