(BB-45) USS Colorado

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(BB-45) USS Colorado Empty (BB-45) USS Colorado

Post  Kiwi's son on Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:23 am

Specifications:


Class and type: Colorado-class battleship
Displacement: 32,600 tons
Beam: 97.5 ft (29.7 m)
Speed: 21 kn (24 mph; 39 km/h)
Armament: 8 × 16 in (410 mm)/45 cal guns, 12 × 5 in (130 mm) guns, 8 × 3 in (76 mm) guns, 2 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes


History:

USS Colorado (BB-45), the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 38th state, was the lead ship of her class of battleships. Her keel was laid down on 29 May 1919 by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation of Camden, New Jersey. She was launched on 22 March 1921 sponsored by Mrs. Max Melville, Denverite, daughter of United States Senator from Colorado Samuel D. Nicholson; and commissioned on 30 August 1923, Captain R. R. Belknap in command.

more information can be found on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Colorado_%28BB-45%29 and http://www.usscolorado.org/
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