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MASSACHUSETTS (BB 59)

BATTLESHIP

UIC:03059
Class:BB 57 Fleet:
Status:Donated as a Museum and Memorial Homeport:
Date status changed:06/04/1965 Berth:
Maintenance Category:
Force: MARAD Type:
Builder: BETHLEHEM ST/QUIN
Delivery Date:05/12/1942
Award Date:12/15/1938 Age (since delivery) (At time of disposal):23.1 years
Keel Date:07/20/1939 Commission Date:05/12/1942
Launch Date:09/23/1941 Inactivation Date:
Age (since launch)(At time of disposal)23.8 years Decommission Date:03/27/1947
Years from Commission to Decommission: 4.9
Stricken Date: 06/01/1962

Overall Length: 680 ft Waterline Length:666 ft
Extreme Beam:108 ft Waterline Beam:0 ft
Maximum Navigational Draft:36 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement:35000 tons Full Displacement:45216 tons
Dead Weight:10216 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
Number of Propellers: 4
Number of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type:
Accommodations: Officers: 114 Enlisted: 2240

Remarks: MASSACHUSETTS IS LOCATED AT THE USS MASSACHUSETTS MEMORIAL, BATTLESHIP COVE, FAL
L RIVER, MA. SHE IS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, REF. NO.
76000233 AND DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK ON 1/14/1986.






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