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NEW JERSEY (BB 16)
(ex - BATTLESHIP #16)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 13 UIC:
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 09/05/1923 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Fore River Engine Co.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 02/15/1901 Commission Date: 05/12/1906
Keel Date: 04/02/1902 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 11/10/1904 Decommission Date: 08/06/1920
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 18.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
14.0
Delivery Date: 05/12/1906 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 17.3 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 11/10/1923
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 441 ft Waterline Length: 435 ft
Extreme Beam: 76 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 26 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 14948 tons Full Displacement: 16094 tons
Dead Weight: 1146 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Vertical Triple Expansion (VTE) Reciprocating Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 62
Enlisted: 1012
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: TRANSFEERED TO THE WAR DEPARTMENT FOR USE AS A BOMBING TARGET. SHE WAS SUNK BY THE ARMY AIR CORPS OFF CAPE HATTERAS, NC
Last Updated: 07/25/2002
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