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IOWA (BB 53)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 49 UIC:
Status: Disposed of, sold for scrapping Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 11/08/1923 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 10/27/1919 Commission Date:
Keel Date: 05/17/1920 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 11/08/1923
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: Full Displacement:
Dead Weight:
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers:
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: none
Accommodations: Officers:
Enlisted:
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: CONSTRUCTION WAS SUSPENDED ON 2/8/1922 WHEN 31.8% OF CONSTRUCTION WAS COMPLETE. CONSTRUCTION WAS CANCELLED ON 8/17/1923 IN ACCORDANCE WITH TERMS OF THE WASHINGTON TREATY LIMITING NAVAL ARMAMENTS. IOWA WAS SOLD FOR SCRAP ON 11/8/1923 AND SCRAPPED ON THE BUILDER'S WAYS.
Last Updated: 07/23/2002
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