At the start of WWII the Battleship was considered the most valuable Naval vessel. Throughout the war they remained the most heavily protected ships afloat. Consisting of heavy armor, powerful guns, and the capability to reach high speeds, they were extremely useful and seaworthy. At the peak of their development, they were able to hit targets at a range of 20 miles. As the war went on the attention of the Navy began to shift to aircraft carriers which were deemed more valuable and effective. Battleships were mainly used for bombardment during amphibious battles or as an aid to air defense.
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