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COLORADO (BB 45)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 45 UIC: 03045
Status: Disposed of, sold for scrapping Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/05/1959 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/17/1917 Commission Date: 08/30/1923
Keel Date: 05/29/1919 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 03/22/1921 Decommission Date: 01/07/1947
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 38.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
24.0
Delivery Date: 08/30/1923 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 35.9 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 03/01/1959
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 624 ft Waterline Length: 600 ft
Extreme Beam: 108 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 35 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 32500 tons Full Displacement: 40396 tons
Dead Weight: 7896 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 120
Enlisted: 1848
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: PLANNED ON BEING CONVERTED TO AN AG TO REPLACE MISSISSIPPI (AG 128) BUT WAS DROPPED DUE TO COST CONSTRAINTS. SOLD FOR SCRAP TO THE LEARNER CO., OAKLAND, CA
Last Updated: 07/26/2002
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