Table I herewith, for which the date, except for the United States battleships, was obtained from Brassey's Naval Annual for 1904, gives some comparative dimensions, etc., of the principal recent types of battleships of seven nations. The figures as given by Brassey are not exactly comparable. For instance, the length for our battleships is the length on the waterline, while for the English and Japanese ships it is the length between perpendiculars, the length on the water line for these ships being probably from fifteen to twenty-five feet greater than the length between the perpendiculars. However, for rough comparisons, the dimensions given can probably be used without serious error.
A Handicap on United States Battleships
By Naval Constructor D. W. Taylor, U.S.N.