Heavy Cruisers (CA)A detailed list of American Heavy Cruisers appearing in Pacific. Compared to their Japanese counterparts, they specialize more in the artillery, gun control, and Anti-Air department, tending to put less priority on their torpedoes, which later ships tend to trade-off entirely for more guns. Thus, they lean more towards supporting roles such as Carrier escorts, etc. Additionally, a lot of them are also equipped with radar, making them capable of night-fighting.
- Anti-Air: One of their highlights as screening ships is their comparatively stronger Anti-Air capabilities compared to their Japanese counterparts, especially later in the war.
- Combat and Support: Specifically, they're more specialized towards supporting Capital Ships such as Aircraft Carriers and Battleships.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: The primary difference between them and their IJN counterparts is the aforementioned focus on guns and gun control. Otherwise, they are pretty much similar to them in this regard.
- Sailor Fuku: All of the Treaty Cruisers' costumes are styled in a way that resembles a typical school uniform. The one exception here is Houston's costume, as detailed below.
- Theme Naming: Named after American cities as per the US Navy standard.
- Blue Is Heroic: With the exception of Houston, they all wear blue blouses.
- "You want me to retreat? How about no."
Named after the city of Northampton, Massachusetts, Northampton is the representation of the heavy cruiser USS Northampton, which spent most of her career accompanying American carriers such as Enterprise. She was sunk during the Battle of Tassafaronga in late 1942. She is depicted here as a young woman with white hair wielding a saber.
- Braids of Action: One of the more notable examples in this fanfic.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To her younger sister Chester.
- Contemplate Our Navels: While her sisters also exhibit this tendency, she herself is the one that tends to do this the most in order to pass the time.
- Declaration of Protection:"I'm the lead ship of the Northhampton-class of heavy cruisers. As it is my intention to protect you, I'll never retreat!"
- Foil: One for Mikuma, in that they're the minder to their more ditzy sisters in addition to being more graceful and reserved.
- Hair Decorations: Has a black headband and a ribbon.
- The Leader: Fills this role amongst her sisters due to being the oldest and having a sense of responsibility.
- Mystical White Hair: Played straight due to the mysterious nature of ship girls.
- Token Religious Teammate: Explicitly Puritan, and the most religious among her 5 sisters.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Chester's tomboy.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type A.
- "Sir,sir! Chester's ready, willing, and able, sir!"
- A Day in the Limelight: A good number of the 4-komas (at least 3 of them) focus on her.
- Boyish Short Hair: In contrast to her older sister's Braids of Action.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Even moreso than Maury. On the surface, she's an immature prankster who loves making fun of her younger sister as well as fooling around with other ship girls' weapons as if they were toys. But once you're past that, she's actually one of the most dedicated and loyal ship girls among the entire bunch.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Big time, in contrast to the more reserved Northampton.
- Eyepatch of Power: On her right eye, though she does have times where she switches it around.
- Foil: Arguably one for Mogami, in that they're ditzy and tomboyish for their bunch.
- Gender-Blender Name: The most obvious example.
- Genki Girl: The most energetic among her sisters, which fits her childish tendencies.
- Hidden Depths:
- She tends to get easily distracted and childish at times, even during combat.
- A straighter example would be her dedication and loyalty underneath her childish exterior.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Helps to strengthen her Womanchild status.
- Juggling Loaded Guns: A variation where she does this with torpedo tubes. Hint: a certain battleship gets knocked out cold as a result.
- Mystical White Hair: Just like her older sister.
- The Nicknamer: Try to guess who and why.
- "Oh, Crap!" Smile: Does this after accidentally hitting Arizona (yes, feel sorry for her) with Maury's shield.
- Perpetual Smiler: She's always in a cheerful mood.
- Plucky Girl: Very much so. She manages to remain cheerful even in the midst of battle.
- The Prankster: Not as much as O'Bannon thanks to her immaturity getting in the way. Her main target usually being her younger sister Louisville for obvious reasons.
- Purely Aesthetic Eyepatch
- Tomboy: As if the Boyish Short Hair didn't indicate this.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Northampton's girly girl.
- Undying Loyalty: One of her redeeming traits. In this case she'll pursue and finish a mission no matter how tired she is.
- Womanchild: The most immature amongst the US Navy ships. To the point she treats Maury's shield (which is loaded with live torpedoes) like a toy (complete with obligatory theme song).
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type C.
- "Don't let up your fire!"
Named after the largest city in the state of Kentucky,
Looavul Lewis-ville Louisville is the personification of USS Louisville. Let's just say that pronouncing her name is... difficult and confusing, at best. Here she's depicted as a young brunette with a sidetail.
- The Ace: Surprisingly, given that she earned the most awards out of the five of Northampton-class cruisers.
- Berserk Button: Isn't it fairly obvious at this point?
- Butt-Monkey: Well, with a name that debatable to pronounce, it's no surprise she ends up as this to her two sisters.
- The Chew Toy:
- In-universe and between the authors, no less, mostly with regards to her name.
- Even more so in the accompanying 4-komas.◊
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her knee socks, specifically.
- It Is Pronounced Tro Pay: Duh. Seriously, how DO you pronounce that name? It's pronounced "Lul-vul".
- Overly Long Gag: Is a borderline example considering most of her tropes are on the same subject matter.
- Running Gag: Her name getting pronounced wrong is this in spades. Also applies to the Real Life location too!
- Spit Take: Does this in a comic drawn by the main artist starring her and her two older sisters. You can only guess as to why.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type A.
- "Bravely do or bravely die!"
Named after city of Chicago itself, she represents the fourth Northampton-class, USS Chicago. She's depicted as a young woman clad in a 1940s-era police outfit, complete with an M1928 Thompson SMG (aka "The Chicago Typewriter").
- Bare Your Midriff: The first of the Northamptons to have this.
- Born Unlucky: To boot, her historical counterpart's career was plagued with several unfortunate events, including a notoriously incompetent captain, and finally ending with her sinking in the Battle of Renell Island, the last major battle of the Guadalcanal campaign.
- Cool Guns: Has a Thompson sub-machine gun as her weapon of choice.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: So much that you can actually see her underwear.
- Historical In-Joke: Her getup and weapon is a reference to The 1920s and 1930s era Chicago, which was notorious for gang wars and violence. In fact, the Thompson's nickname, "The Chicago Typewriter", is a further reference to that era.
- More Dakka: Again, thanks to the Thompson.
- Nice Hat: A Chicago Police Department's cap in this case.
- Panty Shot: Not helped by her Dangerously Short Skirt and stripperific attire.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches all the way down to her waist.
- Stripperific: Her costume is this in comparison to her other sisters.
Named after the city of Houston, Texas, the fifth Northampton-class cruiser is the ship girl version of USS Houston. Concept artwork depicts her as a Cowgirl wielding a revolver similar to the ones used by Nevada.
- Americans Are Cowboys: Cowgirl, in this case. She's the only ship girl so far to play this trope into effect.
- Bare Your Midriff: The second of the Northamptons to have this in their costumes, after Chicago.
- Bolivian Army Ending: How her historical counterpart met her fate.
- Born Unlucky: The first of the Northamptons to bite the dust.
- Cowgirl: A given, considering that she's based on city in Texas.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Genius Bruiser:
- Girlish Pigtails: Her hairstyle.
- The Gunslinger: Not unlike Nevada in this regard.
- Hand Cannon: The revolver she carries around is much bigger than the pair of single-action armies that Nevada uses.
- Hidden Depths: Underneath that Hot-Blooded exterior, she's actually a pretty quick learner and the most competent of the Northamptons when it comes to fighting the Abyssal threat.
- Hot-Blooded: Downplayed. She's still this as you'd expect her, but not to stereotypical trope-for-trope levels, as her bio would indicate.
- Nice Hat: A cowboy hat, of course!
- Red Baron: "Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast".
- Something Completely Different: She wears an entirely different, Texas-themed cowgirl costume, as shown by the leaked concept art.
- Southern-Fried Private: Probably even more than Lousiana and Narwhal. She's actually a mix of this and Southern-Fried Genius.
- Worthy Opponent: To the Japanese, historically and to the IJN kanmusu.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark Green hair, in her case.
San Francisco (CA-38)
- "Yes, I know it's suicide! But we've got to do it!"
- The Ace: Based on one of the most decorated ships of World War II. So this should rub off on her as well.
- The Berserker: Her primary fighting style whenever she goes all-out.
- Born Lucky: Survived the war with 17 battle stars, and a very successful career.
- Color Motif: Red. Her eyes, hair, and clothes are all the same color.
- Determinator: Her quote above shows that even in the face of overwhelming odds, she won't hesitate to continue a mission.
- Fiery Redhead: It even extends to her fighting style.
- Flower in Her Hair: A white one.
- Genki Girl: Certainly gives off this impression from her artwork.
- Glasses Pull: Whenever she goes all-out in combat, she does this. The question is how she manages to recover said glasses afterward.
- Granola Girl: Everyone thinks she is this.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: See Glasses Pull above.
- Meganekko: Very much so.
- Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Implied according to a STEC report. note
- Nice Hat: As with a lot of other US ship girls.
- Red Is Heroic: She wears predominantly red clothing, and is firmly on the side of humanity.
- Sailor Fuku: So far, her uniform bears the closest resemblance to the trope proper.
- Soapbox Sadie: Very much so. She'll lecture you on why you need to eat healthy, recycle, vote wisely, etc.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Pennsylvania, mainly with regards to matters such as political and religious beliefs.
Des Moines (CA-134)
Named after the city of Des Moines, Iowa, USS Des Moines is the lead ship of one of the last all-gun type cruisers in the US Navy. Unlike most of the other ships featured in this fic, Des Moines is an immediate post-war design.
- In-Series Nickname: Daisy Mae.
- Phenotype Stereotype: Blonde hair and blue eyes, natch.
- Nonstandard Character Design: The only USN Heavy Cruiser not to have Sailor Fuku-esque clothes. Instead, she gets what resembles an aviator jacket, shorts, and stockings complete with boots. It probably helps that she's not a pre-war "Treaty" Cruiser like the others.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: She does.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type A with black knee socks and stockings.
Battleships (BB)A list of the battleships appearing in Pacific. Compared to their IJN counterparts, most of the USN battleships with later hull numbers were more advanced by being constructed a bit before or during WWII - most of the Japanese battleships were laid down decades earlier and didn't had as good construction processes or good steel alloys. Historical note That meant better armor, weaponry, better fire control, anti-air, more efficient engines, as well the advantage of radar with the radar rangefinder. Or well, pretty much better everything.
- Boobs of Steel: A lot of them are well-endowed, to say the least.
- Mighty Glacier: All of them up until the Iowa-class.
- Theme Naming: In this case, each and every one of them is named after a US state.Historical note
The shipgirl incarnation of USS Florida.
New York (BB-34)
The personification of USS New York. Depicted as a young woman in a business suit.
- Phenotype Stereotype: Blonde hair and blue eyes and very much American.
- "You don't look so tough."
Nevada is the personification of the battleship USS Nevada, famous for being involved during the Attack on Pearl Harbor, in addition to her role in Europe. She is depicted as a young girl with twintails wielding a pair of revolvers.
- Badass Cape: A black and red one in this case.
- Born Lucky: Compared to her younger sister, she comes off as this.
- Cool Guns: A pair of Single Action Army Revolvers. She could arguably challenge Ocelot to a duel given her similar Improbable Aiming Skills.
- A Day in the Limelight: Doesn't get her own 4-koma (yet, at least). Instead, she gets hers in this blog.
- Elites Are More Glamorous / It's Raining Men: Gets a complement of 101st Airborne Division-themed fairies.
- Girl Next Door: Described by "November" as such. note
- Girlish Pigtails: Her defining feature.Which suits her small size, no less.
- Guns Akimbo
- The Gunslinger: Is known among the ship girls as a crack shot.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Idiot Hair
- Improbable Aiming Skills: This is based on her war record with regards to shore bombardment. During her time in France, she was noted for having a high hit ratio on her targets (in this case, the German defenses in Cherbourg).
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Little Big Sister: To Oklahoma.
- Little Miss Badass: Around the same height, and apparently age, as Enterprise, but just as skilled.
- Older Than They Look: Mentions being an adult in her hon-haka entry. She even keeps a keg of what is implied to be alcohol in her room.
- Phenotype Stereotype: Blonde hair and blue eyes. Yup, definitely American.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The pint-sized part partially stems from the fact that the ship class in question was small in comparison to their contemporaries. Despite this, she can and will devastate an enemy when given a chance. She is still a battleship, after all.
- Revolvers Are Just Better
- Sole Survivor: The only one of her class to survive the war.
- Undying Loyalty: One of her quotes implies this. Which is, in fact, also the motto of the US 4th Infantry Division. note
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type A, but comes really close to Type S (lacking the Tsundere aspect).
- "D-did that hit?"
Oklahoma is the representation of the second Nevada-class battleship, USS Oklahoma, one of two US battleships lost during the Attack on Pearl Harbor. She is depicted as a young woman with Native American motifs.
- An Axe to Grind: Gets a tomahawk as one of her weapons.
- Badass Cape: Similar to the one worn by her sister.
- Beauty Mark: Under her left eye.
- Big Little Sister: To Nevada.
- Born Unlucky: Well, she is the representation of one of two US battleships lost at Pearl Harbor. And her case is arguably worse than Arizona's...
- Curtains Match the Window
- A Day in the Limelight: Finally gets some focus here.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Hair Decorations: A feather reminiscent of those worn by Native Americans.
- In-Series Nickname: Okie.
- Native Americans: Has them as part of her design. This is due to the state that she's named after, which is known for its influence by various Native American tribes.
- Nice Girl: Rivals Edsall in terms of kindness.
- Super Gullible: Well, she did believe Pennsylvania's ramblings, after all...
- Shrinking Violet: If the fact that she has trouble introducing herself in her hon-haka article isn't already a huge indicator...
- The Woobie: Probably even worse than Arizona in this regard. While the former still retains a cheerful and energetic personality (not to mention being an occasional Butt-Monkey), she is, according to O'Bannon, "completely unsure of herself", to the point that even the lightest of pranks could really hurt her feelings.
- Curtains Match the Window: Black hair and black eyes for Pennsy, Brown hair and brown eyes for Ari.
- In-Series Nickname: Pennsy and Ari.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type A with their black and white knee socks, respectively.
- "I needed some new gun barrels, commander. Thank you."
Based on the USS Pennsylvania, "Pennsy" (as the authors nickname her) is the lead ship of the two ship Pennsylvania-class. She is depicted as a young woman wearing glasses.
- Alpha Bitch: Her personality leans a lot towards this, especially at first impression.
- Born Lucky: Compared to her younger sister, she survived the Pearl Harbor attack with only light damage, and survived the entire war with a more or less successful career.
- Brainy Brunette: No surprise, given that the state she's named after is home to several Ivy-League universities.
- A Day in the Limelight:
- Foil: To Nagato. Both of them are Born Lucky Sole Survivor battleships of their respective classes who both participated in the Crossroads atom bomb tests, while also losing a sister ship to a magazine explosion. Also, while Nagato eventually sank due to the damage from the Crossroads tests, Pennsylvania survived the tests (only to be sunk later in 1948).
- Genius Bruiser
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Seen to its full extent in her second hon-haka post.
- Hot Librarian: Probably intentional given what was stated above.
- Jerkass: Very.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though, while normally acting Jerkass around others, she actually has a nice side once you know her enough. She also genuinely cares about the other ship girls' well-being.
- Lady Swears-a-Lot: Her hon-haka article confirms her as this, especially when angry or frustrated.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Once you do get to know her, she's actually a pretty nice person. Just make sure you have a lot of patience around her.
- Meganekko: Either you see her as this or as an Alpha Bitch.
- Prim and Proper Bun: Her hairstyle.
- Sexy Secretary: Certainly looks (and acts) like one.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Suffers from a variation of this thanks to her Past-Life Memories. Most notably with regards to her younger sister.
- Small Name, Big Ego: While she is famous for being one of the Pearl Harbor battleships (specifically, one of the few battleships to come out relatively undamaged), it's her combat career and reputation During the War that she tends to over-inflate.
- Sole Survivor: Similar to Nevada's case, no less.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Normally a Jerkass around others, but won't hesitate to help a fellow ship girl in need when the going gets rough.
- Unreliable Narrator:
- Her portion in Pacific Vol. 1 is full of exaggerated claims regarding her service During the War. STEC editors immediately point this out to the reader/s just in case they didn't know this.
- Her first article on hon-haka is practically full of it. Of course, STEC editors tell you to read it at your own discretion. The second article, while already fixed by STEC editors and all, still has shades of it remaining.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With San Francisco.
- "All hands, battlestations! This is not a drill!"
The Moe Anthropomorphism of the battleship USS Arizona, one of two battleships lost during the Attack on Pearl Harbor (the other being the aforementioned Oklahoma). Here, she's depicted as younger looking than her older sister Pennsylvania.
- A-Cup Angst: Let this image explain. The image in question is from the Action Report supplementary material, which is full of various concept art and additional info.
- A Day in the Limelight:
- Born Unlucky: Her entire career was full of brushes of almost getting scrapped. Then Pearl Harbor happened, where she was blown in half from an AP bomb, and has rested there since (she was too heavily damaged to return to service). And finally, despite being a battleship, her cup size isn't all too special.
- Butt-Monkey: In the accompanying 4-komas, no less.
- Coat Cape: How she puts on her uniform.
- Easily Forgiven: Unlike her sister and several other ship girls, she's easily forgiving of the IJN kanmusu.
- Foil: To Mutsu. Both are the Born Unlucky battleships of their respective classes who were both lost to magazine explosions. Also, while Arizona was destroyed in the middle of combat, Mutsu was lost to an accident.
- New Technology Is Evil: Believes this chiefly with regards to modernization and refits.
- Nice Hat: As with several other ship girls.
- Plucky Girl: For all the things that happened to her historical counterpart, she still maintains an aura of cheerfulness.
- Something Completely Different: While battleships normally have Boobs of Steel, she... lacks this trait.
- "I think about food like, all day everyday. It's a thing."
Based on USS Tennessee, one of the battleships present during the Attack on Pearl Harbor, Tennessee is the lead ship of her class. In Pacific, she is depicted as a young woman holding a guitar, implying that she is something akin to a country music performer.
- Country Music: Well, she is based on a Southern State and is carrying a guitar to boot.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Glamorous Wartime Singer: Is explicitly based on one.
California is the depiction of USS California, one of the battleships present at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack. She's depicted as a young woman in a bikini holding a surfboard.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Buxom Is Better
- Cool Shades
- Ms. Fanservice: She could even give Shimakaze a run for her money. Being based on Marilyn Monroe probably helps.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her character design is based on none other than Marilyn Monroe.
- Walking Swimsuit Scene: Despite not being a submarine.
- Foil: Pending the release of the name ship, the two already in existence are this to Fusou and Yamashiro, being a long-haired and short-haired sister duo with contrasting religious background costume design - Shinto miko for the Fusous and Catholic nuns for the Colorados. Of course, there's also the whole facing each other at Surigao thing.
- Meido: Their designs are heavily influenced by this trope.
- "Cease fire! Cease fire."
The ship girl version of the USS Maryland, one of the battleships present at the time of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. She is depicted as a young woman holding a lance, with her attire akin to a maid.
- Contemplate Our Navels: Most of her entry consists of her pondering the nature of her (and the ship girls' in general) consciousness.
- A God I Am Not: Strongly disagrees with the idea of being a god, and prefers to be seen and treated as human.
- Hair Decorations: A white headband.
- Historical In-Joke: Her religious iconography and design references Maryland's namesake, Henrietta Maria of France, a Catholic at a time of controversy.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Jousting Lance: Her Weapon of Choice. Jousting is, in fact, the state sport of Maryland.
- Not So Above It All: Despite all her manners, she still encourages people when having steamed crabs to just tear in and enjoy the mess. After all, there isnt a way to eat them cleanly anyway.
- The Philosopher: Well mannered, cool, rational and intelligent, with a good deal of knowledge of theology, politics, philosophy and ethics.
- Religious Bruiser: One of the pre-war Big 7 (alongside West Virginia), and carries a lot of religious inspiration for her design: she calls herself Mary (as in the Virgin Mary), wears a crucifix around her neck, the white headband in her black hair calls to mind a nun's veil and her rigging and pose clearly invoke Angelic imagery. Fittingly enough, she rejects the idea of the ship girls as gods.
West Virginia (BB-48)
The ship girl version of another Pearl Harbor battleship, the USS West Virginia. Depicted with longer, brown hair than her sister.
- Blade on a Stick: Wields a halberd.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Good Old Ways: According to her profile, she puts a lot of stock in traditional American customs.
- Hair Decorations: A white ribbon.
- Patriotic Fervor: Carries an American flag around not unlike Maury.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt
- Rapunzel Hair
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Despite her inclination to traditionally masculine activities like painting and bagging and preparing her own deer, she has also been depicted having cake.
- Blue Is Heroic: Iowa and Jersey wear primarily blue dresses.
- Born Lucky: All of them. Every single Iowa-class Battleship survived the war, and all of them are museum ships today.note
- Custom Uniform: Their outfits are very different. Even Missouri and Wisconsin, who have the most similar ones, have enough differences that it's almost impossible to get them confused.
- Lightning Bruiser: They're based on the fastest battleships ever put to sea. Yes, faster than even the Kongou sisters.
- High Class Gloves: With the exception of Iowa, they wear fancy opera gloves, with New Jersey getting blue ones and Wisconsin and Missouri getting white ones.
- Rapunzel Hair: All of them have pretty long hair in comparison to their contemporaries.
- She's Got Legs: New Jersey and Wisconsin have slits that go real high. Iowa and Missouri don't have slits but the hemlines on their dresses aren't exactly low.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Iowa and New Jersey have Type A, while Wisconsin and Missouri have Type C.
- "She's a gentle, cool young lady. If martians attack, she'll win."Artist's commentary on danbooru
The first ship girl to appear in the Back Story, her namesake is none other than the lead ship of the Iowa-class, USS Iowa. Just when the US Seventh Fleet is on the brink of destruction at the hands of the Abyssal destroyer, she makes a sudden appearance and subsequently defeats the scout with ease. She is depicted as a graceful young lady with long black hair, carrying a Parasol of Prettiness similar to that carried by Yamato, albeit larger and blue.
- A-Cup Angst: Let's just say she wasn't pleased upon finding about Kancolle Iowa.
- A Day in the Limelight:
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Certainly looks and acts the part in the Back Story.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Her damaged artwork shows that even after receiving a heavy pounding, she still manages to maintain her grace.
- Beauty Mark: Has one under her right eye.
- Big Damn Heroes: Rescues the surviving members of the US Seventh Fleet from the Abyssal Scout in the Back Story.
- Boobs of Steel: Being a battleship, this is already a given. What makes hers special is that her cup size is labelled as "classified", hinting that there's more than what's being shown to us.
- Breaking the Bonds: She does this in front of Harry Truman, no less.
- Buxom Is Better
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The fight between her and the Abyssal destroyer.
- To Yamato. Compared to the former, she looks more mature (and acts more mature), carries a similar albeit larger Parasol of Prettiness which is blue as opposed to the former's red, and are the lead ships of their respective navies' largest and most powerful battleship class. And there's also the fact that they were more or less like hotels in comparison to the rest of their respective navies (Iowa has a bathtub and elevator thanks to being the ship used to bring President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Tehran, while Yamato was in fact often nicknamed "Hotel Yamato" thanks to her crew having better living conditions than on the other IJN ships.)
- Also to Fusou. Both are depicted as Raven Hair, Ivory Skin classical beauties of their respective nations, but Fusou is the unlucky grand old lady from World War I, whereas Iowa is the lucky newcomer commissioned During the War. In their art, both of them even stand in the same crossed legs stance and do the same outstretched hand with fingers pointing down thing, albeit on opposite arms.◊
- Hidden Buxom: Well, her cup size is labelled as "classified". There's hints here and there that she could actually be bigger than even Yamato in this regard.
- Hope Bringer: To the US Navy, and to humanity as a whole with regards to a way to combat the Abyssal threat.
- Lady of War: She maintains her gracefulness even in the middle of battle.
- Nice Hat: The most notable one among the US Navy ships: In this case it's a large, white sun hat, complete with a black ribbon tied around it.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Looks quite different from her sisters for reasons that remain unknown as of this writing. Instead of the stereotypically Caucasian shades of blonde hair and blue/purple eyes of her sisters, she has brown eyes and long straight black hair that resembles a Hime Cut. Combined with the outfit, accessories and colour scheme, it looks like the art team was trying to play the Iowa vs Yamato "rivalry" to the hilt and make her out-Yamato Yamato, a design choice absent from the others.
- Parasol of Prettiness: A large blue one which internally houses her radar set, no less.
- Play-Along Prisoner: She herself insisted that the Secret Service handcuff her when meeting President Truman.
- Proper Lady: She certainly has the looks and grace of one. It could even be argued that she's everything Akatsuki aspires to be, but falls incredibly short of.
- Rage Breaking Point: Jersey introduced her to her canon version. It ended... poorly.◊
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: The witnesses and survivors of the first Abyssal attack, in particular one US Air Force pilot in an after-action report, certainly see her as this."Very pretty with long black hair. A nice looking Sunday hat, blue dress. If it werent for the floating thingies around her youd thought that she was one of your neighbors."
- The Stoic: Most of the time, she maintains a calm and composed expression as seen in the picture above.
- Token Wholesome: While an actual antebellum belle would never be caught dead with such a high hemline, the rest of her outfit is far more restrained than "neckline and side slit go to where?" Jersey, "I see England, I see France" Missouri or "there's nothing under here" Wisconsin.
New Jersey (BB-62)
The second ship girl to appear in the Back Story, being based on USS New Jersey. In this case, she arrived at a time when the survivors of Abyssal attacks were already in the process of losing their sanity. Luckily, they're saved when she manages to cure them, not to mention becoming a Hope Bringer to her sister Iowa, STEC, and the rest of the US Navy in their fight against the Abyssal Fleet. She is depicted as a contestant complete with an award ribbon and Cool Crown.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her dress' neckline plunges, to say the least.
- The Ace: Well, she is based on most decorated battleship in the US Navy of all time.
- Beauty Contest: Modeled after a contestant, specifically.
- Big Damn Heroes: A variation. Just when Iowa and the newly-established STEC were already being pushed to their limits (not to mention the sailors who've been fighting the Abyssals already on the verge of losing their sanity), she appears in the nick of time.
- Buxom Is Better
- Combat Hand Fan: She has a black and gold one, specifically.
- Cool Crown: In this case, a tiara reminiscent of those worn in proms and pageants.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Not her, but the sailors she cures who were already in the process of this happening to them.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Hope Bringer: As mentioned above, both to her older sister and the rest of the US Navy.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- In-Series Nickname: Jer.
- Ojou Ringlets: Despite not being one.
- Phenotype Stereotype: One of the few characters to actually fall under this trope. She's blonde, has blue eyes, and has an impressive... displacement, to boot.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Though not very obvious in the regular art, concept art shows that her dress leaves her back bare from collar to waist.
The third of the Iowas, USS Missouri is famous for being the ship where the Japanese surrender was signed. In concept art for Pacific, she is depicted as a Woman in White wearing a sunhat similar to the one worn by her older sister Iowa. More recent concept art removes the hat and replaces it with a bouquet of flowers worn on her head.
- Color Motifs: White. Her hat and clothes are all the same color.
- Flower in Her Hair: A tiara of flowers, in fact.
- Hair Decorations: She has a black ribbon worn on the back of her hair.
- Light Is Good
- Mystical White Hair: In contrast to Iowa's silky black hair.
- Panty Shot: They're black.
- Stripperific: Her outfit in comparison to her other sisters. Though like O'Bannon's case Vapor Wear is averted.
- Woman in White: Very much so.
The fourth of the Iowa sisters, USS Wisconsin, is technically the third Iowa-class battleship to be launched and commissioned, narrowly beating out Missouri by a scarce two months. Depicted as a meek young woman with blonde hair wielding a saber.
- Cool Sword
- Going Commando: She pretty obviously is wearing nothing under that dress, most certainly not in her battle damage portrait.
- Hair Decorations: Has a black ribbon.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Shrinking Violet
- Vapor Wear: If one looks closely enough, it's clear that she's not wearing any panties or a bra.
Unlike the other ships in Pacific, Louisiana is based on a battleship class that only existed on blueprints, the Montana-class battleship. Here, she's depicted as a young woman in a Navy Officer's uniform.
- Boobs of Steel: Has some of the largest ones among the American battleships.
- Braids of Action: As with a number of other characters. It's more obvious in her damaged artwork.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Lightning Bruiser: The Montana-class battleships were meant to replace the already-fast Iowa-class. The Montana class would have been the largest, best-protected, and most heavily armed U.S. battleships ever, the only class to come close to rivaling the Empire of Japan's immense Yamato-class battleships.
- Nice Hat: A Navy Officer's cap, to be precise.
- Shrug of God: When asked as to her canon status, Louisiana was declared as canon as Project G-15, a Japanese paper-ship design that was essentially an improved Taihou.
- Something Completely Different: She's based on a paper-ship design rather than an actual ship.
- Southern Belle: Has shades of this in her design.
- Southern-Fried Private: A combination between this and the aforementioned Southern Belle.
- Youthful Freckles
- Zettai Ryouiki: Type A.