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WASHINGTON (BB 47)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 45 UIC:
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 11/25/1924 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/17/1917 Commission Date:
Keel Date: 06/30/1919 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 09/01/1921 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 3.2 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 11/10/1923
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 624 ft Waterline Length: 600 ft
Extreme Beam: 98 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 31 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 32600 tons Full Displacement:
Dead Weight:
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type:
Accommodations: Officers:
Enlisted:
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: CONSTRUCTION WAS SUSPENDED ON 2/8/1922 WHEN CONSTRUCTION WAS 75.9% COMPLETE AND WAS IN THE PROCESS OF FITTING OUT. CONSTRUCTION WAS CANCELLED ON 8/17/1923 IN ACCORDANCE WITH TERMS OF THE WASHINGTON TREATY LIMITING NAVAL ARMAMENTS. WASHINGTON WAS SUNK AS A TARGET BY NAVAL GUNFIRE, BOMBS AND TORPEDOES OFF THE VIRGINIA CAPES, VA
Last Updated: 07/26/2002
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