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OKLAHOMA (BB 37)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 36 UIC:
Status: Disposed of, sold for scrapping Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 12/02/1946 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/22/1912 Commission Date: 05/02/1916
Keel Date: 10/26/1912 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 03/23/1914 Decommission Date: 09/01/1944
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 32.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
28.0
Delivery Date: 05/02/1916 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 30.6 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 09/01/1944
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 583 ft Waterline Length: 575 ft
Extreme Beam: 108 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 32 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 29000 tons Full Displacement: 32338 tons
Dead Weight: 3338 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Vertical Triple Expansion (VTE) Reciprocating Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 111
Enlisted: 1832
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: CAPSIZED AND SANK ON 12/7/1941 AFTER BEING TORPEDOED BY JAPANSES AIRCRAFT AT PEARL HARBOR. RAISED AND SURVEYED AND WAS FOUND TO BE TOO UNECONOMICAL TO REPAIR. OKLAHOMA WAS SOLD FOR SCRAP ON 12/2/1946 TO THE MOORE DRYDOCK CO., OAKLAND, CA. WHILE UNDER TOW SHE PARTED HER TOW LINE AND SANK ON 5/17/1947 540 MILES EAST OF PEARL HARBOR
Last Updated: 07/23/2002
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