Moving on, my "best" ship is Nelson - I splurged the FreeXP that I'd been building up for Missouri, which sadly I'm not going to be able to get before it goes away.
I've got 20 games in it, 15 wins. the tactic is to push a bit into a position, then bow tank in reverse smashing everything in sight with those 16" guns. If they try to burn you down, the RN BB Superheal takes over and suddenly you've got half or more of the damage done back.
It's a case in point of what ships you do well in, versus those you enjoy. It's only fun for a very few games, then it becomes tedious. The only real counter to Nelson at Tier 7 is HE spam to destroy its AA then flanking torpedo attacks. Meanwhile, it's wrecked anything that comes into range. I destroyed a Yorck at knife-fighting range in two salvos, dodging his torps. Even my one secondary hit did 3100 AP damage (!)
Of course, it's outmatched at higher tiers, but not embarrassed by them.
Onto current favourite... Which seems to be La Galissonnière, bizarrely. I succeed when I'm using it, and it just seems to work. I enjoyed the Emile Bertin, too - that speed was crazy.
I find DDs too stressful to play, but my Farragut is performing well enough, when it has to.