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Who invented the first battle ship?

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Asked by John, 11 Nov '12 12:15 pm
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The French commissioned the first Ironclad in 1860; the La Glori.

Actually, the Confederate States of America made the First Ironclad Battleship in the year of 1863 for the historical Battle of the ironclads. It was a captured Union ship called the Merrimack that was plated with iron so that it could protect itself against the enemy fire. This infuriated the Union causing them to build an ironclad as well naming it the Monitor, the first battleship with a Revolving gun turret. This was in 1863 not until 1867 did the French commission the La Glori.
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Answered by anil garg, 11 Nov '12 09:18 pm

 
  
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Wiki says

The French Redoutable (1876), the first battleship to use steel as the main
Answered by anantharaman, 11 Nov '12 02:31 pm

 
  
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A battleship is a large armored warship with a main battery consisting of heavy caliber guns. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries the battleship was the most powerful type of warship afloat, and a fleet of battleships was vital for any nation which desired to maintain command of the sea. During World War II, the battleship was replaced by the aircraft carrier as the most powerful kind of warship afloat. Some battleships remained in service during the Cold War and the last were decommissioned in the 1990s.
The word battleship was coined around 1794 and is a contraction of the phrase line-of-battle ship, the dominant wooden warship during the Age of Sail.[1] The term came into formal use in the late 1880s to describe a type of ironclad warship,[2] now referred to by historians as pre-dreadnought battleships. In 1906, the commissioning of HMS Dreadnought heralded a revolution in battleship design. Following battleship designs, influenced by HMS Dreadnought, were referred to as ...more
Answered by Quest, 11 Nov '12 12:46 pm

 
  
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I think the British Royal Navy.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 11 Nov '12 12:20 pm

 
  
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The French Redoutable (1876), the first battleship to use steel as the main ... Created as a result of pressure from Admiral Sir John ("Jackie") Fisher
Answered by Psycho, 11 Nov '12 12:16 pm

 
  
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