20th Century Battleship & Battlecruiser Overview

This list contains all commissioned battleships and battlecruisers built in the 20th century, listed in order of their launch date. The ship's are listed with the name they were launched with and their "ultimate" fate, (meaning if the ship was sunk then raised and scrapped the ultimate fate is scrapped).


 
Name
Builder
Launch Date
Ultimate Fate
F. Schichau
Apr. 21, 1900
Scrapped 1919
Pobieda
Baltic Works
May 24, 1900
Scrapped 1922
Wilhelmshaven
July 3, 1900
Scrapped 1931
Habsburg
Stabilimento Tecnico
Sept. 9, 1900
Scrapped 1921
Kniaz Potemkin Tavricheski
Nikolayev
Sept. 26, 1900
Scrapped
William Cramp
Oct. 10, 1900
Sunk as target 1924
Vickers
Nov. 8, 1900
Museum Ship
Palmer's
Feb. 19, 1901
Sunk Apr. 27, 1916
FCM LaSeyne
Feb. 23, 1901
Scrapped 1924
Chatham Dockyard
Mar. 5, 1901
Scrapped 1919
Montagu
Devonport Dockyard
Mar. 5, 1901
Sunk May 29, 1906
Duncan
Thames Iron Works
Mar. 21, 1901
Scrapped 1920
Union Iron Works
May 18, 1901
Scrapped 1923
Arsenale di LaSpezia
May 30, 1901
Sunk Dec. 11, 1916
Wettin
F.Schichau
June 6, 1901
Scrapped 1921
Zähringen
Germaniawerft
June 12, 1901
Scrapped 1921
Thames Iron Works
July 13, 1901
Sunk Jan. 9, 1917
William Cramp
July 27, 1901
Scrapped 1922
Imperator Alexander III
N/A
Aug. 3, 1901
Sunk May 27, 1905
Schwaben
Wilhelmshaven
Aug. 19, 1901
Scrapped 1921
Cammell Laird
Aug. 31, 1901
Scrapped 1920
Borodino
Galernii
Sept. 8, 1901
Sunk May 27, 1905
Arpad
Stabilimento Tecnico
Sept. 11, 1901
Scrapped 1921
Benedetto Brin
Castellamare
Nov. 7, 1901
Exploded Sept. 27, 1915
Mecklenburg
AG Vulcan
Nov. 9, 1901
Scrapped 1921
Newport News
Dec. 28, 1901
Scrapped 1923
Devonport Dockyard
Mar. 8, 1902
Scrapped 1921
Prince of Wales
Chatham Dockyard
Mar. 25, 1902
Scrapped 1920
Orel
N/A
July 19, 1902
Sunk as target 1924
Republique
Arsenal de Brest
Sept. 4, 1902
Scrapped 1921
Kniaz Suvaron
N/A
Sept. 25, 1902
Sunk May 27, 1905
Babenberg
Pola
Oct. 4, 1902
Scrapped 1921
Chatham Dockyard
Nov. 2, 1902
Scrapped 1920
Germaniawerft
Dec. 20, 1902
Scrapped 1931
Armstrong
Jan. 12, 1903
Scrapped 1921
Vickers
Jan. 15, 1903
Sunk May 25, 1915
Fairfield Shipbuilding
May 13, 1903
Scrapped 1927
Elsass
Germaniawerft
May 26, 1903
Scrapped 1936
Devonport Dockyard
July 23, 1903
Sunk Jan. 6, 1916 by mine
Vickers
Aug. 25, 1903
Scrapped 1922
Baltic Works
Aug. 29, 1903
Scrapped 1935
Germaniawerft
Sept. 18, 1903
Sunk as target
Erzherzog Karl
Stabilimento Tecnico
Oct. 4, 1903
Scrapped 1921
Preussen
AG Vulcan
Oct. 30, 1903
Scrapped 1954
Patrie
FCM LaSeyne
Dec. 17, 1903
Scrapped 1921
John Brown
Dec. 19, 1903
Scrapped 1921
Portsmouth Dockyard
Feb. 4, 1904
Scrapped 1922
Newport News
Apr. 5, 1904
Sunk as target 1923
Stabilimento Tecnico
Apr. 30, 1904
Scrapped 1920
Democraite
Arsenal de Brest
Apr. 30, 1904
Scrapped 1921
Fore River
May 17, 1904
Scrapped 1923
F. Schichau
May 27, 1904
Scrapped 1931
Regina Elena
Arsenale di LaSpezia
June 11, 1904
Scrapped 1927
Newport News
Aug. 27, 1904
Scrapped 1923
NY Navy Yard
Sept. 29, 1904
Scrapped 1923
Moran Brothers
Oct. 7, 1904
Scrapped 1923
Bath Iron Works
Oct. 11, 1904
Scrapped 1923
Castellamare
Oct. 12, 1904
Scrapped
F&C de la Méditerranée
Oct. 27, 1904
Scrapped 1921
Fore River
Nov. 4, 1904
Sunk as target 1923
Germaniawerft
Nov. 19, 1904
Scrapped 1920-1922
Portsmouth Dockyard
Dec. 10, 1904
Sunk Aug. 8, 1918
Kashima
Armstrong-Whitworth
Mar. 22, 1905
Scrapped 1924
Newport News
Apr. 8, 1905
Scrapped 1924
A&C de la Loire
Apr. 19, 1905
Exploded Sept. 25, 1911
Chatham Dockyard
May 20, 1905
Scrapped 1922
Stabilimento Tecnico
May 21, 1905
Scrapped 1920
 
Devonport Dockyard
June 17, 1905
Scrapped 1921
Vickers
July 4, 1905
Scrapped 1924
New York SB Co.
Aug. 12, 1905
Scrapped 1924
Fore River
Aug. 31, 1905
Scrapped 1923
Napoli
Castellamare
Sept. 10, 1905
Scrapped 1927
Wilhelmshaven
Sept. 29, 1905
Scrapped 1944-1946
William Cramp
Sept. 30, 1905
Sunk Apr. 23, 1941
AG Vulcan
Dec. 2, 1905
Sunk June 1, 1916
William Cramp
Dec. 9, 1905
Sunk Apr. 23, 1941
Portsmouth Dockyard
Feb. 10, 1906
Scrapped 1923
Ioann Zlatoust
Nikolayev
May 14, 1906
Scrapped 1922
F. Schichau
May 28, 1906
Scrapped 1949
Wm. Beardmore
June 23, 1906
Scrapped 1927
New York SB Co.
June 30, 1906
Scrapped 1923
Palmer's
Sept. 4, 1906
Scrapped 1921
Andrei Pervozvanny
Galernii
Oct. 20, 1906
Scrapped 1925
Estafi
Nikolayev
Nov. 3, 1906
Scrapped 1922
Satsuma
Yokosuka
Nov. 15, 1906
Sunk as target 1924
Germaniawerft
Dec. 7, 1906
Scrapped 1950
Fairfield
Mar. 16, 1907
Scrapped 1922
Armstrong-Whitworth
Apr. 13, 1907
Sunk May 31, 1916
Kure
Apr. 14, 1907
Sunk as target 1924
Condorcet
A&C St Nazaire
Apr. 20, 1907
Scrapped 1959
F&C de la Gironde
May 28, 1907
Scrapped 1921
John Brown
June 26, 1907
Scrapped 1923
Portsmouth Dockyard
July 27, 1907
Scrapped 1923
Devonport Dockyard
Aug. 24, 1907
Scrapped 1921
Imperator Pavel Pervi
Baltic Works
Sept. 7, 1907
Scrapped 1923
Armstrong-Whitworth
Nov. 7, 1907
Scrapped 1923
Kaiserliche Werft
Wilhelmshaven
Mar. 7, 1908
Scrapped 1920
New York SB Co.
May 26, 1908
Scrapped 1924
AG Weser
July 1, 1908
Scrapped 1924
William Cramp
July 25, 1908
Scrapped 1924
Portsmouth Dockyard
Sept. 10, 1908
Scrapped 1922
Armstrong
Sept. 10, 1908
Scrapped 1954
AG Vulcan
Sept. 26, 1908
Scrapped 1922
Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand
Stabilimento Tecnico
Sept. 30, 1908
Scrapped 1926
Devonport Dockyard
Nov. 7, 1908
Scrapped 1922
Fore River
Nov. 10, 1908
Scrapped 1931
Germaniawerft
Dec. 12, 1908
Scrapped 1922
Roma
Arsenale di LaSpezia
Jan. 16, 1909
Scrapped 1927
FCM LaSeyne
Jan. 16, 1909
Scrapped 1939
Newport News
Feb. 6, 1909
Scrapped 1924
Vickers
Feb. 22, 1909
Exploded July 9, 1917
Blohm & Voss
Mar. 20, 1909
Scrapped 1934
A&C St Nazaire
Apr. 19, 1909
Scrapped 1937
Vickers
Apr. 19, 1909
Sunk in tow Nov. 6, 1951
Radetzky
Stabilimento Tecnico
July 3, 1909
Scrapped 1920
Arsenal de Brest
July 4, 1909
Sunk Mar. 19, 1917
Howaldtswerke
Sept. 25, 1909
Scrapped 1924
Wilhelmshaven
Sept. 30, 1909
Sunk as target 1921
Portsmouth Dockyard
Sept. 30, 1909
Scrapped 1922
Mirabeau
Arsenal de Lorient
Oct. 28, 1909
Scrapped 1928
Devonport Dockyard
Oct. 28, 1909
Sunk May 31, 1916
Thüringen
AG Weser
Nov. 27, 1909
Scrapped 1922
New York SB Co.
Dec. 23, 1909
Sunk Dec. 7, 1941
Blohm & Voss
Apr. 7, 1910
Scrapped in 1929
Scotts
Apr. 9, 1910
Scrapped 1928
Zrinyi
Stabilimento Tecnico
Apr. 12, 1910
Scrapped 1920
Vergniaud
FCM Bordeaux
Apr. 12, 1910
Scrapped 1929
Palmer's
May 10, 1910
Scrapped 1921
NY Navy Yard
May 12, 1910
Scrapped 1931
F. Schichau
June 30, 1910
Scrapped 1921
Devonport Dockyard
Aug. 6, 1910
Scrapped 1924
Castellamare
Aug. 20, 1910
Scrapped 1928
Portsmouth Dockyard
Aug. 20, 1910
Scrapped 1922
Kawachi
Yokosuka
Oct. 15, 1910
Exploded July 12, 1918
New York SB Co.
Jan. 14, 1911
Sunk as target 1946
Thames Iron Works
Feb. 1, 1911
Scrapped 1926
Wilhelmshaven
Feb. 22, 1911
Scrapped 1930
Blohm & Voss
Mar. 28, 1911
Scrapped 1971
Kure
Mar. 30, 1911
Sunk as target 1945
Armstrong-Whitworth
Mar. 30, 1911
Sunk as target 1925
Vickers
Apr. 24, 1911
Scrapped 1922
Conqueror
Wm. Beardmore
May 1, 1911
Scrapped 1922
William Cramp
May 25, 1911
Scrapped 1947
AG Vulcan
June 10, 1911
Scuttled June 21, 1919
Viribus Unitis
Stabilimento Tecnico
June 24, 1911
Sunk Nov. 1, 1918
Sevastopol
Baltic Works
June 27, 1911
Scrapped 1957
Fore River
June 28, 1911
Scrapped 1957
Fairfield Shipbuilding
July 1, 1911
Scrapped 1922
Poltava
Galernii
July 10, 1911
Scrapped 1950's
Arsenale di LaSpezia
Aug. 10, 1911
Scrapped 1952
Petropavlovsk
Baltic Works
Sept. 9, 1911
Scrapped 1952
Jean Bart
Arsenal de Brest
Sept. 22, 1911
Scrapped 1946
New York SB Co.
Sept. 23, 1911
Scrapped 1956
Galernii
Oct. 7, 1911
Scrapped 1959
Portsmouth Dockyard
Oct. 9, 1911
Scrapped 1926
Ansaldo
Oct. 13, 1911
Sunk Oct. 29, 1955
Leonardo da Vinci
Cantieri Odero
Oct. 14, 1911
Scrapped 1923
John Brown
Oct. 25, 1911
Scuttled Apr. 12, 1924
Howaldtswerke
Nov. 11, 1911
Scrapped 1936
Devonport Dockyard
Nov. 18, 1911
Sunk as blockship June 1944
Espana
Ferrol
Feb. 4, 1912
Wrecked Aug. 26, 1923
Prinzregent Luitpold
Germaniawerft
Feb. 17, 1912
Scrapped in 1933
Palmer's
Mar. 20, 1912
Sunk May 31, 1916
Scotts
Mar. 21, 1912
Scrapped 1926
Blohm & Voss
Mar. 30, 1912
Scrapped 1930
F. Schichau
Apr. 27, 1912
Scrapped 1935
Vickers-Armstrong
May 18, 1912
Sunk Nov. 21, 1944
Newport News
May 18, 1912
Museum Ship
Cammell Laird
Sept. 14, 1912
Sunk Oct. 27, 1914
Paris
FCM LaSeyne
Sept. 28, 1912
Scrapped 1955
Portsmouth Dockyard
Oct. 12, 1912
Scrapped 1946
Devonport Dockyard
Oct. 24, 1912
Scrapped 1932
NY Navy Yard
Oct. 30, 1912
Sunk as target 1948
France
A&C St Nazaire
Nov. 7, 1912
Sunk Aug. 26, 1922
Yokosuka
Nov. 21, 1912
Sunk Nov. 13, 1942
Armstrong
Jan. 22, 1913
Scrapped 1924-25
König
Wilhelmshaven
Mar. 1, 1913
Scuttled June 21, 1919
Tegetthoff
Stabilimento Tecnico
Mar. 21, 1913
Scrapped 1924
Arsenale di LaSpezia
Mar. 30, 1913
Scrapped 1957
Arsenal de Lorient
Apr. 20, 1913
Scrapped 1949
Arsenal de Brest
Apr. 21, 1913
Sunk July 3, 1940
Castellamare
Apr. 24, 1913
Scrapped 1957
AG Vulcan
May 5, 1913
Scuttled June 21, 1919
Alfonso XIII
Ferrol
May 7, 1913
Sunk Apr. 30, 1937
AG Weser
June 4, 1913
Scuttled June 21, 1919
Blohm & Voss
July 12, 1913
Scrapped 1934
Vickers
Sept. 3, 1913
Scrapped 1923
Courbet
Arsenal de Brest
Sept. 23, 1913
Breakwater June 9, 1944
Penhoët
Sept. 30, 1913
Scrapped 1954
Portsmouth Dockyard
Oct. 16, 1913
Scrapped 1948
Imperatritsa Mariya
N/A
Nov. 1, 1913
Exploded Oct. 20, 1916
Wm. Beardmore
Nov. 12, 1913
Scrapped 1931
Devonport Dockyard
Nov. 26, 1913
Scrapped 1950
Vickers
Nov. 27, 1913
Sunk as target 1931
Armstrong-Whitworth
Nov. 27, 1913
Scrapped 1959
F. Schichau
Nov. 29, 1913
Scuttled June 1, 1916
Mitsubishi
Dec. 1, 1913
Sunk Nov. 15, 1942
John Brown
Dec. 15, 1913
Scrapped 1932
Kronprinz
Germaniawerft
Feb. 21, 1914
Scuttled June 21, 1919
New York SB Co.
Mar. 23, 1914
Sank in tow May 17, 1947
Fuso
Kure
Mar. 28, 1914
Sunk Oct. 25, 1944
Imperator Alexander III
N/A
Apr. 15, 1914
Scrapped 1936
Ekaterina II
N/A
June 6, 1914
Scrapped 1930's
Fore River
July 11, 1914
Sunk as target 1948
Prinz Eugen
Stabilimento Tecnico
July 17, 1914
Sunk as target 1922
Jaime I
Ferrol
Sept. 21, 1914
Scrapped 1939
John Brown
Oct. 31, 1914
Sunk Nov. 25, 1941
Fairfield Shipbuilding
Nov. 4, 1914
Scrapped 1950
Devonport Dockyard
Nov. 17, 1914
Sunk Oct. 14, 1939
Kawasaki
Dec. 13, 1914
Scrapped 1946
Palmer's
Jan. 14, 1915
Scrapped 1948
Szent Istvan
Danubius
Jan. 17, 1915
Sunk June 10, 1918
Howaldtswerke
Feb. 18, 1915
Scuttled June 21, 1919
Newport News
Mar. 16, 1915
Sunk as hulk 1948
Armstrong-Whitworth
Mar. 18, 1915
Scrapped 1948
Portsmouth Dockyard
Apr. 29, 1915
Scrapped 1949
Vickers
May 29, 1915
Scrapped 1948
NY Navy Yard
June 19, 1915
Sunk Dec. 7, 1941
Wilhelmshaven
Aug. 1, 1915
Scrapped 1934
F. Schichau
Oct. 30, 1915
Sunk as target 1921
Yamashiro
Yokosuka
Nov. 3, 1915
Sunk Oct. 25, 1944
John Brown
Jan. 8, 1916
Sunk Dec. 10, 1941
Fairfield Shipbuilding
Mar. 4, 1916
Scrapped 1948
Wm. Beardmore
Sept. 12, 1916
Scrapped 1948
Kawasaki
Nov. 12, 1916
Scrapped 1947
Newport News
Jan. 25, 1917
Scrapped 1956
Mitsubishi
Jan. 27, 1917
Scrapped 1947
NY Navy Yard
Apr. 13, 1917
Scrapped 1947
New York SB Co.
June 30, 1917
Scrapped 1947
John Brown
Aug. 22, 1918
Sunk May 24, 1941
NY Navy Yard
Apr. 30, 1919
Scrapped 1959
Yokosuka
Nov. 9, 1919
Sunk as target 1946
Mare Island
Nov. 20, 1919
Scrapped 1959
Newport News
Mar. 20, 1920
Scrapped 1959
Kure
May 31, 1920
Exploded June 8, 1943
New York SB Co.
Mar. 22, 1921
Scrapped 1959
Newport News
Nov. 19, 1921
Scrapped 1959
Vickers Armstrong
Sept. 3, 1925
Scrapped 1948
Cammell Laird
Dec. 7, 1925
Scrapped 1948
Arsenal de Brest
Oct. 2, 1935
Scrapped 1958
Wilhelmshaven
Oct. 3, 1936
Sunk Dec. 26, 1943
Deutsche Werke
Dec. 8, 1936
Scrapped 1947
Penhoët
Dec. 12, 1936
Scrapped 1955
CRDA
July 25, 1937
Scrapped 1948
Ansaldo
Aug. 22, 1937
Scrapped 1948
Arsenal de Brest
Jan. 17, 1939
Scrapped 1964
Blohm & Voss
Feb. 14, 1939
Sunk May 27, 1941
Vickers Armstrong
Feb. 21, 1939
Scrapped 1957
Wilhelmshaven
Apr. 1, 1939
Sunk Nov. 12, 1944
Cammell Laird
May 3, 1939
Sunk Dec. 10, 1941
Swan Hunter
Feb. 24, 1940
Scrapped 1957
John Brown
Feb. 28, 1940
Scrapped 1957
Penhoët
Mar. 6, 1940
Scrapped 1970
Fairfield Shipbuilding
Apr. 9, 1940
Scrapped 1957
Phil. Navy Yard
June 1, 1940
Scrapped 1961
CRDA
June 9, 1940
Sunk Sept. 9, 1943
NY Navy Yard
June 13, 1940
Museum Ship
Kure
Aug. 8, 1940
Sunk Apr. 7, 1945
Mitsubishi
Nov. 1, 1940
Sunk Oct. 24, 1944
New York SB Co.
June 7, 1941
Scrapped 1962
Bethlehem Steel
Sept. 23, 1941
Museum Ship
Newport News
Nov. 21, 1941
Scrapped 1963
Norfolk Navy Yard
Feb. 16, 1942
Museum Ship
NY Navy Yard
Aug. 27, 1942
Inactive Reserve
Phil. Navy Yard
Dec. 7, 1942
Museum Ship
Phil. Navy Yard
Dec. 7, 1943
Museum Ship
NY Navy Yard
Jan. 29, 1944
Museum Ship
John Brown
Nov. 30, 1944
Scrapped 1960

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