- studies started as early as 1911 to counter the Japanese' construction of the Kongō class. Laid down 1920, but was cancelled in 1922 due to the Washington Naval Treaty (though 2 were converted into aircraft carriers: Lexington and Saratoga)
- they were meant to carry 8x 406mm/50cal Mk guns in 4 dual turrets, 16x single 6" (casemate and open mounts), 4x single 3" (for AA), and beam-mounted 21" TT x8.
- I updated the design to include aircraft facilities on the poop deck, replaced the open-mount 6"/53cal with 5"/51cal, extra 3"/52cal AA, and directors above the chart house, similar to those found on standard battleships before USA entered WW2. However, note I didn't update the funnels to reflect new powerplant upgrades they (standard BBs) received mid-1930s