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  • USS New York (BB-34) Battleship

    The US New York became a proven warhorse, seeing combat service in World War 1 and World War 2 before used as a target during atomic testing.

     Updated: 11/14/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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    USS New York (BB-34) Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1914
    Type: Battleship
    National Origin: United States
    Ship Class: New York-class

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Complement (Crew): 1,042
    Length: 573 feet (174.65 meters)
    Beam (Width): 95.3 feet (29.05 meters)
    Draught (Height): 28.6 feet (8.72 meters)

    Surface Displacement: 27,000 tons

    Installed Power and Base Performance

    Engine(s): 14 x Babcock and Wilcox coal-fired boilers feeding 2 x Vertical triple-expansion steam engines delivering 28,100 horsepower while driving 2 x shafts.

    Surface Speed: 20 knots (23 mph)
    Operational Range: 7,060 nautical miles (8,125 miles, 13,076 km)

    Armament / Air Wing

    As Built:
    10 x 14" (356mm) /45 cal main guns
    21 x 5" (127mm) /51 caliber guns
    2 x 3" (76mm) /50 caliber anti-aircraft guns
    4 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes

    1925 Refit:
    10 x 14" (356mm) /45 cal main guns
    16 x 5" (127mm) /51 cal guns
    8 x 3" (76mm) /50 cal anti-aircraft guns

    1942 Refit:
    10 x 14" (356mm) /45 cal main guns
    6 x 5" (127mm) /51 cal guns
    10 x 3" (76mm) /50 cal anti-aircraft guns
    24 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns
    42 x 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns

    Aircraft: None.

    Global Operators

    United States

    Ships-in-Class (2)

    USS New York (BB-34); USS Texas (BB-35)