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ALABAMA (BB 8)
(ex - BATTLESHIP #8)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 7 UIC:
Status: Disposed of, sold for scrapping Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 03/19/1924 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Cramp, Wm. & Sons Ship & Engine Co.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 09/24/1896 Commission Date: 10/16/1900
Keel Date: 12/01/1896 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 05/18/1898 Decommission Date: 05/07/1920
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 25.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
20.0
Delivery Date: 10/22/1900 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 23.4 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 09/15/1921
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 374 ft Waterline Length: 368 ft
Extreme Beam: 72 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 25 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 11552 tons Full Displacement: 12150 tons
Dead Weight: 598 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: 765
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: TRANSFERRED ON 9/15/1921 TO THE WAR DEPARTMENT FOR USE AS A TARGET. SHE SUNK ON 9/27/1921 BY THE ARMY AIR CORPS AREIAL BOMBING TESTS IN CHESAPEAKE BAY. SHE WAS RAISED AND THE HULK WAS SOLD FOR SCRAP ON 3/19/1924 TO UNION SHIPBUILDING CO., BALTIMORE, MD.
Last Updated: 07/26/2002
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