You know those really huge and impressive Iowa class battleships?

Did you know we almost built its bigger brother? I didn’t. Dag yo, thats a big ship. 12(!) 16 inch guns that lob 2700 lbs armor piercing shells nearly 23 miles. Its armor was designed to survive direct hits from these shells, btw.

At 921 feet long it would have been 82 feet longer than the largest battelship ever, the Yamato. It was 121 feet wide, or as wide as this is long...