(BB-43) USS Tennessee

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(BB-43) USS Tennessee Empty (BB-43) USS Tennessee

Post  Kiwi's son on Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:26 am

Specifications:

Class and type: Tennessee-class battleship
Displacement: 33,190 tons (40,950 after refit)
Length: 624 ft (190 m)
Beam: 97.3 ft (29.7 m) (original)
114 ft (35 m) (rebuilt)
Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Speed: 21 kn (24 mph; 39 km/h)
Complement: 57 officers, 1026 men
Armament: 12 × 14 in (360 mm)/50 cal guns
14 × 5 in (130 mm)/51 cal guns
4 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 cal guns
2 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes
after reconstruction:
12 × 14 in (360 mm)/50 cal guns
16 × 5 inch (127 mm)/38 cal Mark 12 guns
40 × 40 mm anti-aircraft guns
41 × Oerlikon 20 mm cannons


History:



USS Tennessee (BB-43), the lead ship of her class of battleship, was the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 16th US state.[1] During World War II in the Pacific Theater, she was damaged during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 but was repaired and modernized. She participated in shore bombardments at the Aleutian Islands, Tarawa, the Philippine Islands, Okinawa and several other amphibious landings later in the war, and participated in the sinking of the Japanese battleship Yamashiro in the Battle of Surigao Strait. After the war, she was placed on reserve in the "mothball fleet" for several years, before being scrapped in 1959.

this information can be found on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tennessee_%28BB-43%29
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