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KENTUCKY (BB 6)
(ex - BATTLESHIP #6)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 5 UIC:
Status: Disposed of, sold for scrapping Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 03/24/1923 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 01/02/1896 Commission Date: 05/15/1900
Keel Date: 06/30/1896 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 03/24/1898 Decommission Date: 05/29/1920
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 25.0 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
20.0
Delivery Date: 12/30/1899 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 23.3 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 05/27/1922
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 375 ft Waterline Length: 368 ft
Extreme Beam: 72 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 25 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 11520 tons Full Displacement: 12320 tons
Dead Weight: 800 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Vertical Triple Expansion (VTE) Reciprocating Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 52
Enlisted: 815
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: IN ACCORDANCE WITH TERMS OF THE WASHINGTON TREATY LIMITING NAVAL ARMAMENTS SHE WAS SOLD FOR SCRAP. KENTUCKY WAS SOLD TO DRAVO CONSTRUCTION CO., PITTSBURG, PA
Last Updated: 07/23/2002
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