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NEVADA (BB 36)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 36 UIC:
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/31/1948 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Fore River SB Co., Weymouth, MA (Quincy)
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/22/1912 Commission Date: 03/11/1916
Keel Date: 11/04/1912 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 07/11/1914 Decommission Date: 08/29/1946
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 34.0 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
30.0
Delivery Date: 03/11/1916 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 32.3 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 08/12/1948
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 583 ft Waterline Length: 575 ft
Extreme Beam: 108 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 34 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 29000 tons Full Displacement: 34757 tons
Dead Weight: 5757 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 106
Enlisted: 2060
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. SURVING THOSE TESTS, SHE WAS LATER SUNK AS A TARGET ON 7/31/1948, 65 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PEARL HARBOR BY GUNFIRE FROM A DESTROYER, A HEAVY CRUISER AND IOWA (BB 61) AND THAN FINALLY BY AN AERIAL TORPEDO HIT AMIDSHIPS
Last Updated: 03/01/1999
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