Originally Posted by Marlin T
While your idea is good in thought, it would be a complete total waste of time and money.
:::sigh::: Marlin T, have you no poetry in your soul?
What you say is unquestionably true, and a modern battlewagon will never be built, and for that matter, it probably shouldn't. The U.S. Navy of today has the power to destroy the world twice over with ammo to spare. I don't doubt that in the slightest. Still, it is fun to speculate, and I still think that the psychological factor is important. A battleship says by its very presence, "You want some of this, bud? Go ahead, make my day!"
The most useful weapon in the world is the one that never has to be fired because no one is willing to chance messing with its owner!