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KENTUCKY (BB 66)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 61 UIC: 03066
Status: Disposed of, sold for scrapping Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 10/31/1958 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Naval Shipyard Norfolk
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 09/09/1940 Commission Date:
Keel Date: 12/06/1944 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: 06/09/1958
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: KEEL WAS LAID AND CONSTR WAS SUSPENDED ON 6/10/42. THE KEEL WAS FLOATED OFF THE BUILDER'S WAYS ON THIS DATE FOR HIGHER PRIORITY CONSTR. KEEL WAS RELAID ON 12/6/44 AND CONSTR RESUMED. CONSTR WAS SUSPENDED AGAIN ON 2/17/47 AND CONSTR RESUMED AGAIN ON 8/17/48. TO CLEAR THE BUILDING DOCK. CONSTRUCTION WAS FINALLY CANCELLED ON 1/20/50 WHEN 73.1% OF CONSTRUCTION WAS COMPLETED UP TO THE FIRST DECK. SOLD FOR SCRAP 10/31/58 TO BOSTON METALS CO, BALTIMORE, MD
Last Updated: 07/23/2002
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