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ARKANSAS (BB 33)
(ex - BATTLESHIP #33)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 32 UIC:
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/25/1946 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 09/25/1909 Commission Date: 09/17/1912
Keel Date: 01/25/1910 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 01/14/1911 Decommission Date: 07/29/1946
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 35.5 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
34.0
Delivery Date: 09/14/1912 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 33.8 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 08/15/1946
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 562 ft Waterline Length: 554 ft
Extreme Beam: 106 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 32 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 26100 tons Full Displacement: 33600 tons
Dead Weight: 7500 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 104
Enlisted: 1756
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: EMPLOYED AS A TARGET SHIP IN THE ATOMIC BOMB TESTS AT BIKINI ATOLL IN 7/1946. SHE SUNK ON 7/25/1946 AS A RESULT OF THE TEST "BAKER" BLAST.
Last Updated: 07/22/2002
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