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MISSISSIPPI (BB 23)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 23 UIC:
Status: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, Military Assistance Service Funded, ex-US fleet hull Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/30/1914 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Cramp, Wm. & Sons Ship & Engine Co.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/25/1904 Commission Date: 02/01/1908
Keel Date: 05/12/1904 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 09/30/1905 Decommission Date: 07/21/1914
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 8.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
6.0
Delivery Date: 01/22/1908 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 6.5 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 07/21/1914
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 382 ft Waterline Length: 375 ft
Extreme Beam: 77 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 25 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 13000 tons Full Displacement: 14465 tons
Dead Weight: 1465 tons
Hull Material:
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Vertical Triple Expansion (VTE) Reciprocating Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 47
Enlisted: 754
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: GREECE
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: TRANSFERRED BY SALE ON 7/30/1914 TO GREECE AND RENAMED KILKIS.( WAS TO HAVE BEEN NAMED VASSILEVS GEORGIS). SHE SUNK 4/10/1941 BY GERMAN AIRCRAFT IN SALAMIS HARBOR, GREECE. AFTER THE WAR, HER HULL WAS LATER SALVAGED AS SCRAP.
Last Updated: 07/19/2002
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