Video: History Of US Battleships
Battleships, once the world's most powerful warship type, remain an iconic symbol of 20th-century naval power.
In their heyday, battleships were the most powerful type of warship, considered a symbol of naval dominance and national might.
The U.S. Navy commissioned its first battleship in the 1890s and decommissioned its last active battleship in the 1990s.
(Video courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command)