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PENNSYLVANIA (BB 38)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 38 UIC:
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 02/10/1948 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 02/28/1913 Commission Date: 06/12/1916
Keel Date: 10/27/1913 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 03/16/1915 Decommission Date: 08/29/1946
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 32.9 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
30.0
Delivery Date: 06/12/1916 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 31.7 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 02/19/1948
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 608 ft Waterline Length: 600 ft
Extreme Beam: 106 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 34 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 33100 tons Full Displacement: 38659 tons
Dead Weight: 5559 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 155
Enlisted: 2400
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 SURVIVED THOSE TESTS AND WAS TOWED TO KWAJALEIN LAGOON WHERE SHE DECOMMISSIONED AND REMAINED THERE FOR RADIOLOGICAL AND STRUCTURAL STUDIES UNTIL 2/10/1948 WHEN SHE WAS SUNK OFF KWAJALEIN
Last Updated: 07/22/2002
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