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USS West Virginia (BB-48)


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 | Edited: 12/4/2016
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Year: 1923
Ships-in-Class: 4
Named Ships: USS Colorado (BB-45); USS Maryland (BB-46); USS Washington (BB-47) (cancelled); USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Complement: 1407
Length: 624 ft (190.20 m)
Width: 97.3 ft (29.66 m)
Height: 30.5 ft (9.30 m)
Displacement (Surface): 33,050 tons
Propulsion: 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)
Operators: United States


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

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

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