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COASTAL BATTLESHIP NO 2 (BB 2)
(ex - BATTLESHIP #2, MASSACHUSETTS)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 1 UIC:
Status: Disposed of by transfer to other Government Agencies, States. Schools, Sea Scouts, etc. Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 11/15/1956 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Cramp, Wm. & Sons Ship & Engine Co.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 11/18/1890 Commission Date: 06/10/1896
Keel Date: 06/25/1891 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 06/10/1893 Decommission Date: 03/31/1919
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 63.4 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
23.0
Delivery Date: 05/29/1896 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 60.5 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 11/22/1920
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 351 ft Waterline Length: 348 ft
Extreme Beam: 69 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 27 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 10288 tons Full Displacement: 11688 tons
Dead Weight: 1400 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Vertical Triple Expansion (VTE) Reciprocating Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 42
Enlisted: 685
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: ON 11/22/1920, SHE WAS STRICKEN AND LOANED TO THE WAR DEPARTMENT AS A TARGET SHIP. ON 1/6/1921, SHE WAS OFF PENSACOLA, FL FOR USE AS A TARGET BY ARTILLERY BATTERIES FROM FORT PICKENS. PHYSICAL CUSTODY RETURNED TO THE NAVY ON 2/20/1925 TO SELL AS SCRAP. DECLARED TO BE THE PROPERTY OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA ON 11/15/1956. THE HULK STILL RESTS TWO MILES SOUTHWEST OF PENSACOLS BAY RESTING IN 20-30 FEET OF WATER AND PARTS OF HER SUPERSTRUCTURE ARE STILL EXPOSE
Last Updated: 02/16/2011
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