Navy Battleships

  • USS MISSOURI (BB 63)

Coast defense types

USS Texas

  • Displacement: 6,682 tons
  • Armament: 2 × 12 in (305 mm) (2x1 en echelon); 6 × 6 in (152 mm) (6x1); 12 × 6 pounders (2.7 kg) (12x1); 6 × 1 pounders (6x1); 4 then 2 (fore and aft tubes removed 1897) × 14 inch (356 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Speed: 18 knots
  • Ships in class: 1
  • Commissioned: 15 August 1895
  • Decommissioned (as USS San Marcos): 1 February 1911
  • Fate: Sunk as a target in Tangier Sound in Chesapeake Bay.

USS Maine

  • Displacement: 6,682 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 10 in (250 mm) (2x2 en echelon); 6 × 6 in (152 mm) (6x1); 7 × 6 pounders (57 mm) (7x1); 8 × 1 pounders (0.5 kg) (8x1); 4 × 14 in (350 mm) surface torpedo tubes
  • Speed: 17 knots
  • Ships in class: 1
  • Commissioned: 17 September 1895
  • Fate: Sunk by explosion 15 February 1898

Indiana class

  • Displacement: 10,288 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 13 in (330 mm) (2x2), 8 × 8 in (203 mm) (4x2), 4 × 6 in (152 mm) (4x1), 20 × 6-pounders (20x1), 6 × 1-pounders (6x1), 4 Gatling guns (4x1), 6 × 18 in (457 mm) surface torpedo tubes
  • Speed: 15 knots
  • Ships in class: 3: USS Indiana, USS Massachusetts, and USS Oregon
  • Commissioned: 20 November 1895 (Indiana)
  • Decommissioned: 4 October 1919 (Oregon)
  • Fate: Indiana and Massachusetts sunk as targets; Oregon preserved as memorial 1936, scrapped 1956

Pre-dreadnought types

USS Iowa

  • Displacement: 11,346 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12 in (305 mm) (2x2), 8 × 8 in (203 mm) (4x2), 6 × 4 in (102 mm) guns (6x1), 20 × 6-pounders (20x1), 4 × 1-pounders (4x1), 4 × 14 in (356 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Speed: 17 knots
  • Commissioned: 16 June 1897
  • Decommissioned: 31 March 1919
  • Fate: sunk as bombing target 1923

Kearsarge class

  • Displacement: 11,540 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 13 in (330 mm) (2x2), 4 × 8 in (203 mm) (2x2), 14 × 5 in (127 mm) (14x1), 20 × 6-pounders (20x1), 8 × 1-pounders (8x1), 4 × 30-caliber machineguns
  • Speed: 15 knots
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Kearsarge and USS Kentucky
  • Commissioned: 20 February 1900 (Kearsarge)
  • Decommissioned: 29 May 1920 (Kentucky)
  • Fate: Kentucky scrapped 1924; Kearsarge converted to Crane Ship AB-1 on 5 August 1920, scrapped 1955

Illinois class

  • Displacement: 11,565 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 13 in (330 mm) (2x2), 14 × 6 in (152 mm) (14x1), 16 × 6 pounders (2.7 kg) (16x1), 6 × 1 pounders (454 g) (6x1), 4 torpedo tubes
  • Speed: 17 knots
  • Ships in class: 3: USS Illinois, USS Alabama, and USS Wisconsin
  • Commissioned: 16 October 1900 (Alabama)
  • Decommissioned 15 May 1920 (Illinois, Wisconsin)
  • Fate: Illinois transferred to New York Naval Militia 1921, renamed Prairie State 1941, scrapped 1956; Alabama sunk as target 1921; Wisconsin scrapped 1922.

Maine class

  • Displacement: 12,500 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12 in (305 mm) (2x2), 16 × 6 in (152 mm) (16x1), 6 × 3 in (76 mm) (6x1), 8 × 3-pounder guns (8x1), 6 × 1-pounders (6x1), 3 × .30-caliber machine guns (3x1), 2 × 18 in (457 mm) submerged torpedo tubes
  • Speed: 18 knots
  • Ships in class: 3: USS Maine, USS Missouri, and USS Ohio
  • Commissioned: 29 December 1902 (Maine)
  • Decommissioned: 31 May 1922 (Ohio)
  • Fate: All scrapped 1922

Virginia class

  • Displacement: 15,000 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12 in (305 mm) (2x2), 8 × 8 in (203 mm) (4x2), 12 × 6 in (152 mm) guns (12x1), 24 1-pounders (24x1), 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: Belt 11 inches; Turret 12 inches; Deck 3 inches
  • Speed: 19 knots
  • Ships in class: 5: USS Virginia, USS Nebraska, USS Georgia, USS New Jersey, and USS Rhode Island
  • Commissioned: 19 February 1906 (Rhode Island)
  • Decommissioned: 13 August 1920 (Virginia)
  • Fate: Virginia and New Jersey sunk as targets, remainder sold for scrap, 1923

Connecticut class

  • Displacement: 16,000 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12 in (305 mm) (2x2), 8 × 8 in (203 mm) (4x2), 12 × 7 in (178 mm) (12x1), 10 × 3 in (76 mm) (10x1), 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 11in Belt / 3in Deck
  • Speed: 18 knots
  • Ships in class: 6: USS Connecticut, USS Louisiana, USS Vermont, USS Kansas, USS Minnesota, and USS New Hampshire
  • Commissioned: 2 June 1906 (Louisiana)
  • Decommissioned: 1 March 1923 (Connecticut)
  • Fate: Scrapped 1923-24

Mississippi class

  • Displacement: 13,000 tons
  • Armament: 4 × 12 in (305 mm) (2 × 2), 8 × 8 in (203 mm) (4 × 2), 8 × 7 in (178 mm) (8x1), 12 × 3 in (76 mm) (12 × 1), 6 × 3 pounder gun (6 × 1), 2 × 1-pounder Mark 6 (2 × 1), 6 × .30-caliber machine guns (6 × 1), 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 17 knots
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Mississippi and USS Idaho
  • Commissioned: 1 February 1908 (Mississippi)
  • Fate: Decommissioned 30 July 1914 and sold to Greece. Kilkis (ex-Mississippi) and Limnos (ex-Idaho) sunk by German bombers in April 1941.

Dreadnought era

South Carolina class

  • Displacement: 16,000 tons
  • Armament: 8 × 12 in (305 mm) guns (4 × 2), 22 × 3 in (76 mm) (22x1), 2 × 3 pounder (2 × 1), 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 18 knots
  • Ships in class: 2: USS South Carolina and USS Michigan
  • Commissioned: 4 January 1910 (Michigan)
  • Decommissioned: 11 February 1922 (Michigan)
  • Fate: Scrapped 1924

Delaware class

  • Displacement: 20,380 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 12 in (305 mm) (5x2), 14 × 5 in (127 mm) (14x1), 22 × 3 in (76 mm) (22x1), 2 × 3 pounder (2x1) guns, 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Delaware and USS North Dakota
  • Commissioned: 4 April 1910 (Delaware)
  • Decommissioned: 22 November 1923 (North Dakota)
  • Fate: Delaware scrapped 1924; North Dakota converted to target ship 1924, scrapped 1931

Florida class

  • Displacement: 21,800 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 12 in (305 mm) (5x2), 16 × 5 in (127 mm) (16x1), 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Florida and USS Utah
  • Commissioned: 31 August 1911 (Utah)
  • Decommissioned: 16 February 1931 (Florida)
  • Fate: Florida scrapped in 1932, Utah became target ship (AG-16) in 1931, sunk at Pearl Harbor in 1941

Wyoming class

  • Displacement: 27,200 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 12 in (305 mm) (6x2), 21 × 5 in (127 mm) (21x1), two 3-inch (3x1), 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 11in Belt / 2in Deck
  • Speed: 20.5 knots
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Wyoming and USS Arkansas
  • Commissioned: 17 September 1912 (Arkansas)
  • Decommissioned: 1 August 1947 (Wyoming)
  • Fate: Wyoming became a training ship (AG-17) in 1931, scrapped in 1947. Arkansas sunk at Operation Crossroads in 1946

New York class

  • Displacement: 27,200 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 14 in (356 mm) (5x2), 21 5-inch (21x1), two 3-inch (2x1), 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 12in Belt
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Ships in class: 2: USS New York and USS Texas
  • Commissioned: 12 March 1914 (Texas)
  • Decommissioned: 21 April 1948 (Texas)
  • Fate: New York sunk as target 1948; Texas preserved as a memorial 1948

Standard type

Nevada class

  • Displacement: 27,500 tons
  • Armament: 10 × 14 in (356 mm) (2x3, 2x2), 21 × 5 in (127 mm) (21x1), 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:13.5in Belt / 3in Deck
  • Speed: 20 knots
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Nevada and USS Oklahoma
  • Commissioned: 11 March 1916 (Nevada)
  • Decommissioned: 29 August 1946 (Nevada)
  • Fate: Nevada sunk as target 1948; Oklahoma sunk at Pearl Harbor in 1941, raised and stripped of salvageable parts, sunk en route to scrapping 1947

Pennsylvania class

  • Displacement: 31,400 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 14 in (356 mm) (4x3), 22 × 5 in (127 mm) (22x1), 4 × 3 in (76 mm) (4x1), 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 13.5in Belt / 3in Deck
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Pennsylvania and USS Arizona
  • Commissioned: both in 1916
  • Fate: Pennsylvania sunk after Operation Crossroads in 1946, Arizona destroyed at Pearl Harbor in 1941, designated as a memorial.

New Mexico class

  • Displacement: 32,000 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 14 in (356 mm) (4x3), 14 × 5 in (127 mm) (14x1), 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 13.5in Belt / 3.5in Deck
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Ships in class: 3: USS New Mexico, USS Mississippi, and USS Idaho
  • Commissioned: 18 December 1917 (Mississippi)
  • Decommissioned: 17 September 1956 (Mississippi)
  • Fate: New Mexico & Idaho scrapped 1947; Mississippi converted to trials ship (AG-128) 1946, scrapped 1956

Tennessee class

  • Displacement: 32,000 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 14 in (356 mm) (4x3), 14 × 5 in (127 mm) (14x1), 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 13.5in Belt / 3.5in Deck
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Ships in class: 2: USS Tennessee, and USS California
  • Commissioned: 3 June 1920 (Tennessee)
  • Decommissioned: 14 February 1947 (both)
  • Fate: sold for scrap 1959

Colorado class

  • Displacement: 32,600 tons
  • Armament: 8 × 16 in (406 mm) (4x2), 12 × 5 in (127 mm) (12x1), 8 × 3 in (76 mm) (8x1), 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor:13.5in Belt / 3.5in Deck
  • Speed: 21 knots
  • Ships in class: 4: USS Colorado, USS Maryland, USS Washington, and USS West Virginia
  • Commissioned: Maryland in 1921, Colorado and West Virginia in 1923, Washington not completed and sunk as target
  • Fate: Remaining three decommissioned 1947 and sold for scrap 1959.

South Dakota class (1920)

  • Displacement: 43,200 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 16 in (406 mm) (4x3), 16 × 6 in (152 mm) (16x1), 8 × 3 in (76 mm) (8x1), 2 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • Armor: 13.5in Belt / 6in Deck
  • Speed: 23 knots
  • Ships in class: 6: USS South Dakota, USS Indiana, USS Montana, USS North Carolina, USS Iowa, and USS Massachusetts
  • Fate: All canceled prior to launch in 1923; scrapped on slip

Fast battleships

North Carolina class

  • Displacement: 35,000 tons
  • Armament: 9 × 16 in (406 mm) (3x3), 20 × 5 in (127 mm) (10x2), 16 × 1.1 inch AA (4x4)
  • Armor: 12in Belt / 7in Deck
  • Speed: 28 knots
  • Ships in class: 2: USS North Carolina and USS Washington
  • Commissioned: 1941
  • Fate: North Carolina preserved as memorial 1965; Washington scrapped 1962

South Dakota class

  • Displacement: 38,000 tons
  • Armament: 9 × 16 in (406 mm) (3 × 3), 20 (16 on South Dakota) × 5 inch (10 or 8 × 2), up to 40 × 40mm AA (17 × 4), up to 76 × 20 mm AA (76x1), 3 aircraft
  • Armor: 12in Belt / 7.5in Deck
  • Speed: 27 knots
  • Ships in class: 4: USS South Dakota, USS Indiana, USS Massachusetts, and USS Alabama
  • Commissioned: 1942
  • Fate: South Dakota and Indiana scrapped 1962 and 1963 respectively; Alabama preserved as memorial 1964; Massachusetts preserved as memorial 1965

Iowa class

  • Displacement: 48,500 tons
  • Armament: 9 × 16 in (406 mm) (3x3), 20 × 5 in (127 mm) (10x2), 80 × 40mm AA (20x4), 49 × 20 mm AA (49x1) (1980s modification added 32 × Tomahawk and 16 × Harpoon missiles and 4 × Phalanx CIWS, and deleted 8 5-in guns and all other light anti-aircraft gun systems)
  • Armor: 12in Belt / 8in Deck
  • Speed: 33 knots
  • Ships in class: 6: USS Iowa, USS New Jersey, USS Missouri (BB 63), USS Wisconsin, USS Illinois, and USS Kentucky
  • Commissioned: Four commissioned; first, Iowa 1943; last, Missouri 1944.
  • Fate: Iowa preserved as memorial in San Pedro, California; Missouri preserved as memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Wisconsin preserved as memorial in Norfolk, Virginia; New Jerseypreserved as memorial in Camden, NJ; Illinois canceled and scrapped on slip (bell currently at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Memorial Stadium (Champaign), home of the Illinois Fighting Illini football team, traditionally rung when the Illini score a touchdown); Kentucky launched 1950, not completed, scrapped 1958.

Montana class

  • Displacement: 65,000 tons
  • Armament: 12 × 16 in (406 mm) (4x3), 20 × 5 in (127 mm) (10x2), undesignated number of 40 mm and 20 mm
  • Armor: 16in Belt / 8.2in Deck
  • Speed: 28 knots
  • Ships in class: 5: USS Montana, USS Ohio, USS Maine, USS New Hampshire, and USS Louisiana
  • Fate: All canceled in 1943 before being laid down

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