Arleigh Burke’s as Battleships
I know some have been taking issue because I constantly refer to the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke class as “battleships”, though they are officially labeled as “destroyers”. From the Navy’s own Fact File, I give proof of my reasoning here:
“Named for the Navy’s most famous destroyer squadron combat commander and three-time Chief of Naval Operations, Arleigh Burke is the most powerful surface combatant ever put to sea.”
Certainly the old Iowa’s should be considered surface combatants as well. Don’t blame me then but the admirals!