: Hi Bill,
: My guess is the KGVs would have done well.
: They were heavily armoured ships, more
: heavily armoured than the Hiei and
: Kirishima, and Washington and South Dakota
: for that matter. If I'm right the gun power
: would have been about equal with the British
: and Japanese ships having 14-inch guns.
: Just my 2p worth, and not wanting to start a
: food fight.
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: The Japanese were largely in the same
: "boat", so to speak.
: Oil Tankers were the limiting factor.
: BTW, if the Allies had not been running the
: Invasion of North Africa at the same time as
: Guadalcanal then a whole Navy would have
: been available for service at Guadalcanal.
: Want a weird "What If". Imagine a
: set of Royal Navy KGV class BBs fighting it
: out with Hiei and Kirishima off Guadalcanal
: in 1942. How could it have happened?
: During the invasion of North Africa the
: French make it clear the Americans can
: invade but the British would not be welcome.