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WEST VIRGINIA (BB 48)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 45 UIC: 03048
Status: Disposed of, sold for scrapping Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 08/24/1959 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 12/05/1916 Commission Date: 12/01/1923
Keel Date: 04/12/1920 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 11/17/1921 Decommission Date: 01/09/1947
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 37.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
24.0
Delivery Date: 12/01/1923 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 35.7 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: 31800 tons Full Displacement: 40354 tons
Dead Weight: 8554 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 131
Enlisted: 2051
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: SOLD FOR SCRAP TO THE UNION MINERALS & ALLOYS CORP., NEW YORK CITY, NY
Last Updated: 07/23/2002
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