(BB-14) USS Nebraska

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(BB-14) USS Nebraska Empty (BB-14) USS Nebraska

Post  Kiwi's son on Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:27 am

Specifications:


Displacement: 16,094 tons (14,600 tonnes)
Length: 441 ft 3 in (134.49 m)
Beam: 76 ft 2 in (23.22 m)
Draft: 25 ft 10 in (7.87 m)
Speed: 19 kn (22 mph; 35 km/h)
Complement: 1,108 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 12 in (300 mm)/40 cal guns, 8 × 8 in (200 mm)/45 cal guns, 12 × 6 in (150 mm)/50 cal guns, 24 × 1-pounders (37 mm (1.5 in)), 4 × .30 in (7.6 mm) machine guns, 4 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes


History:


USS Nebraska (BB-14) was a Virginia-class battleship of the United States Navy. She was the first ship to carry her name.

Nebraska was laid down by Moran Brothers, Seattle, Washington on 4 July 1902; launched on 7 October 1904; sponsored by Miss Mary Nain Mickey, daughter of Governor John H. Mickey of Nebraska; and commissioned on 1 July 1907, Captain Reginald F. Nicholson in command.

When war was declared on 6 April 1917, Nebraska was undergoing repairs at the Boston Navy Yard, attached to the 3rd Division, Battleship Force, Atlantic Fleet. On 13 April, she departed Boston to engage in maneuvers and battle practice with the fleet in the Chesapeake Bay area. She operated along the east coast, primarily training armed guard crews for American merchantmen, until entering the Norfolk Navy Yard on 15 April 1918 for repairs.

At Hampton Roads on 16 May, she received on board the body of the late Carlos M. DePena, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from Uruguay, with full honors, departing Hampton Roads the same day and arriving Montevideo on 10 June in company with Pittsburgh, flagship of the Pacific Fleet. The Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet came aboard for the ceremonies, and the body of the late Uruguyan Minister to the United States was transferred with full honors. Nebraska departed Montevideo on 15 June for home, arriving Hampton Roads on 26 July.

The battleship departed New York on 17 September as principal escort for a fast merchant convoy of 18 ships to an eastern Atlantic rendezvous, returning to Hampton Roads on 3 October. Nebraska made two more convoy voyages in the Atlantic, returning from the latter on 2 December to prepare for service in returning American troops from France.

information was found on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Nebraska_%28BB-14%29
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