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USS West Virginia (BB-48)


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USS West Virginia survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and finished out the war in active fashion - earning five Battle Stars along the way.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 12/4/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com


Specifications



Year:
1923
Ship Class [ Colorado-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 4 ] Ship Names: USS Colorado (BB-45); USS Maryland (BB-46); USS Washington (BB-47) (cancelled); USS West Virginia (BB-48)
National flag of United States United States
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
624 ft (190.20 m)
Width / Beam:
97.3 ft (29.66 m)
Height / Draught:
30.5 ft (9.30 m)
Displacement (Surface):
33,050 tons
8 x Babcock & Wilcox boilers feeding 4 x Turboelectric drive engines driving 4 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface):
21 kts (24 mph)
Range:
7,995 nm (9,200 miles; 14,806 km)
ORIGINAL:
8 x 16" /45 caliber main guns
12 x 5" /51 caliber secondary guns
4 x 3" /23 caliber guns
2 x 21" torpedo tubes

RECONSTRUCTION:
8 x 16" /45 caliber main guns
16 x 5" /51 caliber secondary guns
40 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns
50 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
None.

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