If you want to look back at the last great battleship engagement in history, you must look to the battle of Leyte Gulf in October of 1944. And there you will find several. Two Iowa Class battleships were there – the Iowa and the New Jersey. The Japanese super-battleships Yamato and Musashi were there, too, although the Musashi would not survive the engagement. And there were the old battleships, too. The pride of the Japanese Navy from the First World War, as well as several old battleships raised from the mud of Pearl Harbor, and at the perfect place and time to exact a measure of revenge for that day nearly three years earlier.
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