Ultimately, a compromise was reached; larger than a town, smaller than a state, and the lead ship, USS Columbia, would give her name to the class.
USS Hawaii as completed
Let the games begin...
You know they resemble to Pensacola's profile with the 4 turrets, but with the bridge of the New Orleans, and the bow of the Portlands. They are quite impressive indeed.
Unfortunately for all of them, the British would then choose to show that they were no strangers to bending the rules.
God save the King and the Empire!
Very handsome lady for sure! 8 x 14-inch guns makes her well armed for sure and she's probably a superior ship to the Lexingtons as they have a LOT of hull space that's not protected. I'm curious to see what the RN will come up with
With those specifics they are like modern American versions of the Cats, Tiger in particular.
The Eendracht also sounds like a fine ship, the layout sounds like the OTL German light cruisers, one forwards, two aft, the 9.4's I assume are new guns as the last 9.4's the Germans made were for the Furst Bismark back in the 1800's..
Certainly the Germans are checking their old stocks, I don't think they will dare to build a brand new gun.
Had actually springdharped it here https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-warships-of-nations.326948/post-14825279
Pretty good, although I thought that she would go a little bit faster, and also is strange (not to say unlikely) to still see her with reciprocatings after such a process, could you abound on that please?, am sure there is a reasonable explication. On the other hand, surprise to know that she was a wet ship forward.
Very interesting ships but isn't the US reacting a bit fast, none of the foreign light battleships have even hit the water when the Columbia's are ordered. I would have thought that the British and US light battlecruisers would wait until they had seen them in service elsewhere and had had time to ponder the strategic impact of BCL's all over the place.
Well, I think that the American navy used the excuse on Congress of 'look at them, we need one of those' just to justify the real need to round up their brand new battlecruiser force, not just to respond to the challenge pose by the others, and very cleverly it must be said, they got their way. Surely there is a Big Party at Annapolis...