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NEW YORK (BB 34)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 34 UIC:
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/08/1948 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Naval Shipyard New York
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 05/01/1911 Commission Date: 04/15/1914
Keel Date: 09/11/1911 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 10/30/1912 Decommission Date: 08/29/1946
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 35.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
32.0
Delivery Date: 04/26/1914 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 34.3 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 07/13/1948
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 573 ft Waterline Length: 565 ft
Extreme Beam: 106 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 32 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 27000 tons Full Displacement: 34000 tons
Dead Weight: 7000 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Vertical Triple Expansion (VTE) Reciprocating Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 101
Enlisted: 1163
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. SUNK AS A TARGET ON 7/8/1948 BY AIRCRAFT AND NAVAL GUNFIRE 40 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PEARL HARBOR
Last Updated: 11/06/1998
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