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USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)


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Image courtesy of the United States Navy archives.

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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Specifications



Year:
1916
Ship Class [ Pennsylvania-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 2 ] Ship Names: USS Pennsylvania (BB-38); USS Arizona (BB-39)
National flag of United States United States
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
608 ft (185.32 m)
Width / Beam:
97 ft (29.57 m)
Height / Draught:
29 ft (8.84 m)
Displacement (Surface):
32,000 tons
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 kts (24 mph)
Range:
9,298 nm (10,700 miles; 17,220 km)
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
2 x Floatplane Aircraft

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