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PRAIRIE STATE (IX 15)
(ex - BATTLESHIP 7, BB 7, ILLINOIS)
UNCLASSIFIED MISCELLANEOUS
VESSEL STATUS
Class: IX 15 UIC:
Status: Disposed of, sold for scrapping Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 05/18/1956 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 09/26/1896 Commission Date: 09/16/1901
Keel Date: 02/10/1897 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 10/04/1898 Decommission Date: 05/15/1920
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 57.6 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
19.0
Delivery Date: 09/16/1901 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 54.7 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 03/26/1956
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: 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: 53
Enlisted: 765
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: TRANSFERRED ON 10/25/1921 TO THE NEW YORK NAVAL MILITIA FOR USE AS A TRAINING SHIP. PRAIRIE STATE ON 2/14/1924 WAS COMPLETELY DEMILITARIZED. SHE WAS SOLD FOR SCRAP ON 5/18/1956 TO THE BETHLEHEM STEEL CO., BETHLEHEM, PA
Last Updated: 07/23/2002
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