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PENNSYLVANIA (BB 38)

BATTLESHIP

UIC:
Class:BB 38 Fleet:
Status:Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise Homeport:
Date status changed:02/10/1948 Berth:
Maintenance Category:
Force: MARAD Type:
Builder: NEWPORT NEWS/NEWPT
Delivery Date:06/12/1916
Award Date:02/28/1913 Age (since delivery) (At time of disposal):31.7 years
Keel Date:10/27/1913 Commission Date:06/12/1916
Launch Date:03/16/1915 Inactivation Date:
Age (since launch)(At time of disposal)32.9 years Decommission Date:08/29/1946
Years from Commission to Decommission: 30.2
Stricken Date: 02/19/1948

Overall Length: 608 ft Waterline Length:600 ft
Extreme Beam:106 ft Waterline Beam:
Maximum Navigational Draft:34 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement:33100 tons Full Displacement:38659 tons
Dead Weight:5559 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
Number of Propellers: 4
Number of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type:
Accommodations: Officers: 155 Enlisted: 2400

Remarks: EMPLOYED AS A TARGET SHIP IN THE ATOMIC BOMB TESTS AT BIKINI ATOLL IN 7/1946. SH
E SURVIVED THOSE TESTS AND WAS TOWED TO KWAJALEIN LAGOON WHERE SHE DECOMMISSIONE
D AND REMAINED THERE FOR RADIOLOGICAL AND STRUCTURAL STUDIES UNTIL 2/10/1948 WHE
N SHE WAS SUNK OFF KWAJALEIN





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