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USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)

Battleship

USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)

Battleship

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The USS Pennsylvania served as lead ship of the two-strong class of battleships that included its sister - the USS Arizona.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1916
SHIP CLASS: Pennsylvania-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (2): USS Pennsylvania (BB-38); USS Arizona (BB-39)
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OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW / COMPLEMENT: 1,200
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LENGTH: 608 feet (185.32 meters)
BEAM: 97 feet (29.57 meters)
DRAUGHT: 29 feet (8.84 meters)
DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE): 32,000 tons
PROPULSION: 12 x Babcock boilers (later 1 x Bureau and 5 x White Forster boilers); 4 x steam turbines developing 32,000 shaft horsepower to 4 x shafts.
SPEED (SURFACE): 21 knots (24 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 9,298 nautical miles (10,700 miles; 17,220 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



As Commissioned:
12 x 14" (360mm) /45 caliber guns, four guns across three turrets.
14 x 5" (127mm) /51 caliber guns
4 x 3" (76mm) /23 caliber anti-aircraft guns
2 x 21" (530mm) torpedo tubes

WW2 Service:
12 x 14" (360mm) /45 caliber guns, four guns across three turrets.
14 x 5" (127mm) /51 caliber guns
12 x 5" (127mm) /25 caliber anti-aircraft guns
4 x 3-pounder (47mm) salute guns guns
AIR WING



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