The Coalition of Ordered Governments Navy Battleship was an NCOG ship type used during the Pendulum Wars. Captain Victor S. Hoffman and Gunner Evan compared the artillery guns of Anvil Gate to a battleship's cannons.
Battleships were the principle surface combat ships of the COG Navy. Unlike aircraft/helicopter carriers such as the Raven's Nest Class, which was designed for long-range precision strike capabilities, Battleships were designed to indiscriminately destroy fortresses and fortifications. Such destructive capabilities is supported with several large naval big-guns, whose range could provide significant artillery support for entrenched Gears.
As such, this made Battleships the most powerful surface combat ships in the NCOG. Battleships, alongside carriers, were considered capital-grade ships for the Coalition of Ordered Governments. However, due to their lack of versatility, it is assumed that Battleships were phased out for the more adaptable carrier fleets whereas those from the Union of Independent Republics continued to service their Battleships.
- Gears of War: Anvil Gate pg 274