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COASTAL BATTLESHIP NO 4 (IX 6)
(ex - BATTLESHIP #4, BB 4, IOWA)
UNCLASSIFIED MISCELLANEOUS
VESSEL STATUS
Class: IX 6 UIC:
Status: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 03/22/1923 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Cramp Shipbuilding Co.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 02/11/1893 Commission Date: 06/16/1897
Keel Date: 08/05/1893 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 03/28/1896 Decommission Date: 03/31/1919
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 27.0 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
22.0
Delivery Date: 06/15/1897 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 25.8 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 03/27/1923
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 362 ft Waterline Length: 348 ft
Extreme Beam: 72 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 26 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 11346 tons Full Displacement: 12647 tons
Dead Weight: 1301 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Vertical Triple Expansion (VTE) Reciprocating Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 42
Enlisted: 685
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: IX 6 WAS THE FIRST RADIO CONTROLLED TARGET SHIP TO BE USED IN A FLEET EXERCISE. SHE WAS SUNK AS A TARGET BY NAVAL GUNFIRE IN PANAMA BAY, CANAL ZONE BY A SALVO OF 14-INCH SHELLS
Last Updated: 02/16/2011
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