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SOUTH CAROLINA (BB 26)
(ex - BATTLESHIP #26)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 26 UIC:
Status: Disposed of, sold for scrapping Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 04/24/1924 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Cramp, Wm. & Sons Ship & Engine Co.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 07/21/1906 Commission Date: 03/01/1910
Keel Date: 12/18/1906 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 07/11/1908 Decommission Date: 12/15/1921
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 15.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
11.0
Delivery Date: 11/05/1909 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 14.4 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 11/10/1923
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 453 ft Waterline Length: 450 ft
Extreme Beam: 80 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 27 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 16000 tons Full Displacement: 17617 tons
Dead Weight: 1617 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Vertical Triple Expansion (VTE) Reciprocating Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 47
Enlisted: 1032
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: IN ACCORDANCE WITH TERMS OF THE WASHINGTON TREATY LIMITING NAVAL ARMAMENTS SHE WAS SOLD FOR SCRAP. SOUTH CAROLINA WAS COMPLETELY DEMILITARIZED ON 1/12/1924. PARTIALLY SCRAPPED. MATERIALS SOLD ON 4/24/1924. THE REMAINDER OF THE HULK WAS SOLD FOR SCRAPPING ON 7/21/1924
Last Updated: 07/26/2002
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