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IOWA (BB 61)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 61 UIC: 03061
Status: Donated as a Museum and Memorial Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 04/30/2012 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Naval Shipyard New York
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 07/01/1939 Commission Date: 02/22/1943
Keel Date: 06/27/1940 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 08/27/1942 Decommission Date: 10/26/1990
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 69.7 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
47.0
Delivery Date: 03/28/1943 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 69.1 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 03/17/2006
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 888 ft Waterline Length: 860 ft
Extreme Beam: 109 ft Waterline Beam: 108 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 38 ft Draft Limit: 37 ft
Light Displacement: 45231 tons Full Displacement: 57271 tons
Dead Weight: 12040 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 151
Enlisted: 2637
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: Eligible for Inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
Last Updated: 09/29/2015
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