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WASHINGTON (BB 56)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 55 UIC: 03056
Status: Disposed of, sold for scrapping Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 06/06/1961 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Naval Shipyard Philadelphia
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 06/24/1937 Commission Date: 05/15/1941
Keel Date: 06/14/1938 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 06/01/1940 Decommission Date: 06/27/1947
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 21.0 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
6.0
Delivery Date: 07/31/1941 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 19.9 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 06/01/1960
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 729 ft Waterline Length: 714 ft
Extreme Beam: 108 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 35 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 35000 tons Full Displacement: 45370 tons
Dead Weight: 10370 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 144
Enlisted: 2195
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: SOLD FOR SCRAP TO LIPSETT DIVISION, LURIA BROTHERS CO., INC., NEW YORK CITY, NY
Last Updated: 07/23/2002
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