USS South Dakota was a battleship in the United States Navy, in active service from 1942 until The lead ship of her class, South Dakota was the third ship of the US Navy to be named in honor of the state.
November 1944 - USS Archerfish (SS sinks Japanese carrier Shinano on her maiden voyage 160 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo Bay. Shinano is the largest warship sunk by any combatant submarine during World War II.
“USS South Dakota steaming near USS Cowpens as part of Task Group during raids on the Marshall Islands, circa January Note Cowpens’ flight deck barriers in the foreground and men at her port side 20 mm and 40 mm guns.
USS Washington the only American battleship to sink an enemy battleship (IJN Kirishima) during World War II in a "one on one" combat - at night. This great warship is the second of North Carolina-class.