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CALIFORNIA (BB 44)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 43 UIC: 03044
Status: Disposed of, sold for scrapping Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/10/1959 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Naval Shipyard Mare Island
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 12/28/1915 Commission Date: 08/10/1921
Keel Date: 10/25/1916 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 11/20/1919 Decommission Date: 02/14/1947
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 39.7 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
26.0
Delivery Date: 11/20/1919 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 39.7 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 03/01/1959
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 624 ft Waterline Length: 600 ft
Extreme Beam: 114 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 34 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 32600 tons Full Displacement: 40354 tons
Dead Weight: 7754 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 141
Enlisted: 2234
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: SOLD FOR SCRAP TO BETHLEHEM STEEL CO., BETHLEHEM, PA
Last Updated: 07/26/2002
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