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USS Iowa

Shown here is the 'Iowa' class battleship USS Iowa (BB61) underway 12th April, 1943. Taken from US Warships of World War II.

USS Iowa
Administrator, Mar 25, 2006
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      Laid Down: 27 June 1940

      Launched: 27 August 1942

      Builder: New York Navy Yard

      Machinery: Four General Electric geared turbines; Eight Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 4 shafts

      Power Output: 212,000 SHP

      Displacement
      Standard: 44,560 tons (45,273 tonnes)
      Full load: 55,710 tons (56,601 tonnes)

      Dimensions
      Length : 887 ft 2.1/2 inches(270.4 m)
      Beam: 108 ft 2.1/2 inches(33 m)
      Height: 38 ft (11.6 m)

      Armour
      Belt: 12-25 inches (311 mm)
      Bulkheads: 8.5-11 inches (216-279 mm)
      Decks: 1/2-6 inches (13-152 mm)
      Barbettes: 1.5-17.3 inches (38-439 mm)
      Turrets: 7.25-19.7 inches (184-495 mm)
      Secondary Turrets: 3/4-1 inch (19-25 mm)
      Coning Tower: 16-17.5 inches (406-445 mm)

      Performance
      Max. Speed : 33 knots (61.2 km/h)
      Range: 18,000 n.m. (33,350 km) @ 12 kts (22.2 km/m)
      Oil: 7,073 tons (7,186 tonnes)

      Armament
      Nine 16 inch (406 mm)
      Twenty 5 inch (127 mm)
      Sixty 40 mm AA
      Sixty 20mm AA

      Crew: 1,921

      Others in Class: New Jersey, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky,
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