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USS Alabama (BB-8)

Predreadnought Battleship

USS Alabama BB-8 ended her days as a target under the bombs of the United States Army Air Service in 1921.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 8/7/2017
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Year: 1900
Ships-in-Class: 3
Named Ships: USS Illinois (BB-7); USS Alabama (BB-8); USS Wisconsin (BB-9)
Complement: 536
Length: 374.9 ft (114.27 m)
Width: 72.4 ft (22.07 m)
Height: 25 ft (7.62 m)
Displacement (Surface): 11,565 tons
Propulsion: Not Available.
Speed (Surface): 16 kts (18 mph)
Operators: United States


4 x 13" (330mm) /35 caliber main guns
14 x 6" (152mm) /40 caliber guns
16 x 2.2" (6-pdr; 57mm) guns
4 x 1.5" (1-pdr; 37mm) guns
4 x 18" (460mm) torpedo tubes

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