Originally Posted by mmarsh
This list is pretty bad
but there are other ships that deserve to be on the list more. For example
IJN Yamato (superior to USS Iowa)
USS Monitor/CSA Virginia
While the USS Monitor was interesting because it was the first turreted warship to see both service and action, the CSA Viginia was nothing more than a poor copy of the Ironclads already in sevice with a number of European navies.
Both wouldn't have stood a chance in a battle against HMS Warrior, which was in sevice before either had been built.