Out of the eight battleships
that were targeted by the Japanese, two ships 6 the USS West Virginia and the USS California - were repaired and reused by the Navy.
The one battleship
that completely capsized, trapping some of its crew inside, was the USS Oklahoma, which was moored on the outer edge of Battleship
Row and fully exposed to the Japanese torpedoes.
It made the British - and every other - battleship
fleet obsolete and fuelled the arms race between Britain and Germany.
Var of Russian Battleship
during its passage from Bosphorus
It is fashionable in small naval circles to say that the age of the battleship
is over, having been superseded by the aircraft carrier.
A fading deck on Battleship
Texas, where rust is taking its toll.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II, and the finding of the battleship
is a significant milestone in the annals of naval history.
HMS Rodney - named after Admiral Lord Rodney - was one of two Nelson-class battleships
built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1920s.
The actress, 25, joked that her Battleship
co-star is more intimidating than the extraterrestrial creatures her character encounters in the sci-fi action movie.
30pm (Admission free but must book on 024 7629 4774) SHOWCASE COVENTRY 21 Jump Street (15): Fri & Sun-Thur African Cats (U) Battleship
(12A) New Kids on the Block/ Backstreet Boys - Live from O2 London: Sun Lockout (15) Marvel's Avengers Assemble 3D (12A) Outside Bet (12A) Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (12A) Gone (15): Fri-Tue Mirror Mirror (PG): Fri-Tue Street Dance 2 (PG): Fri-Tue The Lucky One (12A): Wed & Thur American Pie - Reunion (15): Wed & Thur The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (12A) The Cabin in the Woods (15) The Hunger Games (12A) The Pirates
big screen blockbuster bears little relation to the old pen-and-paper game on which it is loosely based and, in the main, nor does this bog standard film tie-in.
12A, 131 mins Bombs away and away and away.
As the poster on the bus says: 'If you like battleships
, you'll love Battleship
Like the very best junk food, Battleship
has no nutritional value whatsoever, but goes down easy - I just hope the film is meant to be a send-up.
(12A) Verdict THERE is a point in Battleship
where, having had their destroyers trounced by technologically superior alien invaders, the surviving sailors find themselves in need of a battleship