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MASSACHUSETTS (BB 59)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 57 UIC: 03059
Status: Donated as a Museum and Memorial Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 06/04/1965 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Co., SB Div, Quincy Yard, Quincy, MA
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 12/15/1938 Commission Date: 05/12/1942
Keel Date: 07/20/1939 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 09/23/1941 Decommission Date: 03/27/1947
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 23.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
5.0
Delivery Date: 05/12/1942 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 23.1 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 06/01/1962
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 680 ft Waterline Length: 666 ft
Extreme Beam: 108 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 36 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 35000 tons Full Displacement: 45216 tons
Dead Weight: 10216 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 114
Enlisted: 2240
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: MASSACHUSETTS IS LOCATED AT THE USS MASSACHUSETTS MEMORIAL, BATTLESHIP COVE, FALL RIVER, MA. SHE IS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, REF. NO. 76000233 AND DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK ON 1/14/1986.
Last Updated: 07/19/2002
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