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USS Indiana (BB-58)


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USS Indiana BB-58 did not let a short service life in World War 2 keep her from receiving nine Battle Stars for service in the conflict.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 11/28/2018
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Specifications


Year: 1942
Status: Decommissioned, Out-of-Service
Ships-in-Class: 4
Named Ships: USS South Dakota (BB-57); USS Indiana (BB-58); USS Massachusetts (BB-59); USS Alabama (BB-60)
Complement: 2500
Length: 680 ft (207.26 m)
Width: 108.1 ft (32.95 m)
Height: 29.3 ft (8.93 m)
Displacement (Surface): 40,000 tons
Propulsion: 8 x Babcock & Wilcox boiler units feeding 4 x General Electric steam turbines developing 130,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts under stern.
Speed (Surface): 27.5 kts (32 mph)
Range: 14,773 nm (17,000 miles; 27,359 km)
Operators: United States




Armament



9 x 16" (410mm) /45 caliber Mark 6 main guns.
20 x 5" (130mm) /38 caliber Dual-Purpose (DP) secondary guns.
6 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns in quad-gunned mountings.
16 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns.

Air Wing



3 x Vought OS2U "Kingfisher" floatplane (recoverable); 2 x Launch catapults.
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