WWII Battleship/Battlecruiser Classes

Given the country of origin, class designation (BB, BC, or *CB), and the standard displacement; name the class of warship, or any warship within the class for a correct answer. Ordered by standard displacement (heaviest to less heavy). - NOTE: This quiz includes only active "combat capable" warships from WW2 or those being built during the war but subsequently completed/commissioned closely after the wars end (by 1946). "Special" capital ships are denoted by *. These include those ships completed after the wars end or those that do not necessarily fall under the class of "battleship" or "battlecruiser" but are nonetheless, heavily armed ships (11 inch (280cm) main battery guns or greater) often designated as (CB) large cruisers. Good luck!
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Last updated: November 20, 2020
First submittedJune 9, 2013
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Japan - BB - 71,100 Tons
Yamato-class Battleship
2
USA - BB - 48,600 Tons
Iowa-class Battleship
3
Britain - BC - 47,400 Tons
H.M.S. Hood (Admiral-class Battlecruiser)
4
Britain - *BB - 45,200 Tons
H.M.S. Vanguard
5
Germany - BB - 41,700 Tons
Bismarck-class Battleship
6
Italy - BB - 40,700 Tons
Littorio-class Battleship
7
Britain - BB - 39,800 Tons
King George V-class Battleship
8
France - BB - 37,850 Tons
Richelieu-class Battleship
9
USA - BB - 37,200 Tons
North Carolina-class Battleship
10
USA - BB - 35,500 Tons
South Dakota-class Battleship
11
Britain - BB - 33,800 Tons
Nelson-class Battleship
12
Japan - BB - 33,500 Tons
Nagato-class Battleship
13
Britain - BB - 33,100 Tons
Queen Elizabeth-class Battleship
14
USA - BB - 33,100 Tons
Colorado-class Battleship
15
USA - BB - 32,800 Tons
Tennessee-class Battleship
16
Germany - BB - 32,600 Tons
Scharnhorst-class Battleship
17
USA - BB - 32,500 Tons
New Mexico-class Battleship
18
Japan - BB - 31,800 Tons
Ise-class Battleship
19
USA - *CB - 30,300 Tons
Alaska-class Large Cruiser
20
Japan - BB - 29,800 Tons
Fuso-class Battleship
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USA - BB - 29,600 Tons
Pennsylvania-class Battleship
22
Chile - BB - 28,600 Tons
Almirante Latorre-class battleship
23
Britain - BB - 27,900 Tons
Revenge-class Battleship
24
USA - BB - 27,900 Tons
Nevada-class Battleship
25
Argentina - BB -27,900 Tons
Rivadavia-class battleship
26
Britain - BC - 27,600 Tons
Renown-class Battlecruiser
27
USA - BB - 27,400 Tons
New York-class Battleship
28
Japan - BC - 27,000 Tons
Kongo-class Battlecruiser
29
France - BB - 26,100 Tons
Dunkerque-class Battleship
30
USA - BB - 26,400 Tons
Wyoming-class Battleship
31
Soviet Union - BB - 24,400
Gangut-class battleship
32
Italy - BB - 24,300 Tons
Andrea Doria-class Battleship
33
France - BB - 24,000 Tons
Bretange-class Battleship
34
Italy - BB - 23,500 Tons
Conte di Cavour–class Battleships
35
France - BB - 23,500 Tons
Courbet-class Battleship
36
Turkey - BC - 22,600
Yavuz (SMS Goeben) (Moltke-class battlecruiser)
37
Brazil - BB -19,100 Tons
Minas Geraes-class battleship
38
Germany - *BB - 13,000 Tons
Deutschland-class Battleship (Pre-dreadnought)
39
Germany - *CB - 10,600 Tons
Deutschland-class Large Cruiser
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Level 84
Jun 12, 2013
I only actually knew the Yamato, Iowa, and Bismarck classes.. (I knew the Hood, too, but forgot to guess it, and couldn't have told you what class it was in). Then I got 10 others by randomly guessing U.S. states.
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Level 69
Apr 6, 2014
I got 21 of them, pretty hard quiz.
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Level 55
Feb 6, 2017
The quiz should be World War II Batleships and Battle Cruisers. Including the Deautschland class is a bit of a stretch, but they appear that way in several books.
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Level 17
Oct 30, 2020
You are correct, I've updated the quiz
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Level 9
May 9, 2017
Great quiz, thanks for posting
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Level 23
Nov 20, 2017
Excellent quiz, although some French, Italian and Russian dreadnoughts are missing. To those commenting that the 'Deutschland' class should not be in, the cruisers should not - but I believe that the quiz is referring to the three old pre-dreadnoughts reserved by Germany for coastal duties - Hannover, Schlesien and Schleswig-Holstein.
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Level 74
Dec 19, 2017
I typed Graf Spee and it gave me the point so unfortunately the quiz does include the armoured ships as battleships while overlooking the old pre-dreadnoughts.
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Level 17
Oct 30, 2020
Yes, it was missing a lot of ships due to my own ignorance but have since updated the quiz to include these and clarify the big-gunned > 11 inch large cruisers - ie. Alaska's and Deutschland's
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Level 74
Dec 19, 2017
why do you leave out the Courbet, Bretagne, Marat, Andea Doria, Conte di Cavour and Deutschland (pre dreadnought) classes? Strictly speaking Brazil joined the Allies so where's the Sao Paolo/Minais Gerais? And if you are referring to the WW2 era then Chile's Almirante Latorre, Argentina's Rivadavia and Turkey's Yavuz Sultan Selim should also be in there
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Level 17
Oct 30, 2020
Thanks for the comment! Updated the quiz on 30/10/2020. To answer your question, when I made the quiz back in 2013 I was but an ignorant child. I just made it for fun because of the stories my father told me about the more well-known navel battles. I didn't imagine it would get this much high-level use. Back then, I was completely unaware of the ships you mentioned and their histories, so thank you for pointing them out. They have been added. Cheers!
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Level 31
Jan 22, 2018
Deutschland class cannot be considered battleships by any official definition. They were nicknamed 'pocket battleships' by the British, but they were heavy cruisers. Vanguard wasn't commissioned until after WW2 and wasn't in active service until after hostilities, so it shouldn't really be on this list. Renown and Alaska weren't battleships. Renown was a battlecruiser, Alaska was officially a Large Cruiser but fit the definition of a battlecruiser. Otherwise, a good quiz.
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Level 17
Oct 30, 2020
Updated the quiz and instructions based on your comment! Thanks