The Wafa-class Battleships was a class of four battleships in service from 1920 to 1960. They were the last major warships built before the Deceolonization Wars.
Of the eight units planned, four were adapted for new needs of warfare. Instead of being completed as battleships, these four, at the time incomplete, vessels became the four Almuhafaza-class Aircraft Carriers, modifications starting in 1921.
Keellaying for the first vessel, RKN Wafa, was in late 1916. She was launched in early 1918, commissioned in late 1920. The other three of the first batch were a bit more delayed, with the last two units of the first batch comissioned in 1925.
With the Jawiyun-War of 1921, and the loss of several vessels to enemy air power (a thing mostly ignored until then) and the visit of a Kyrenaian Delegation to the Aircraft Carrier Aquila of Lutetii, the plan was hatched to convert a vessel to being an aircraft carrier. As, after the Jawiyun-War, the second batch of Wafa-class Battleships was suspended, there were still four hulls lying around, being converted to the Almuhafaza-class Aircraft Carriers, RKN Haz being the firs one launched and commissioned in 1923 - right in time for the start of the Decolonization Wars in 1923, where the new vessel proved its worth.
Meanwhile, the Wafa-class Battleships
All four vessels attended the Coronation Fleet Review for Sultan Kian in 1939,
Built as Battleships
- RKN Wafa.
Built as Almuhafaza-class Aircraft Carriers
- RKN Ramili, named after a Province of the Khanate of Sheliak.
- RKN Alsuhul Alkhasaba, named after a Province in the Khanate of Jabal.
- RKN Haz, named after a Province in the Khanate of Baalbek.
- RKN Alhadari, named after a Province in the Khanate of Gadir.
- Heavily based on the unbuilt Normandie-class Battleships.