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The Navy Sent 4 of Its Most Lethal Battleships To Strike North Korea

Robert Farley Security, A fact you may have forgotten.  By 1958, all four Iowas had returned to the reserve fleet. Although they performed their shore bombardment role effectively, but not really any more effectively than the smaller, cheaper heavy cruisers. The manning requirements were significant, however, making them very expensive ships to operate for extended periods of time.
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