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USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)


Battleship


United States | 1916



"The USS Pennsylvania served as lead ship of the two-strong class of battleships that included its sister - the USS Arizona."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for USS Pennsylvania (BB-38).
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.
Propulsion
21.0 kts
24.2 mph
Surface Speed
9,298 nm
10,700 miles | 17,220 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of USS Pennsylvania (BB-38).
1,200
Personnel
Complement
608.0 ft
185.32 meters
O/A Length
97.0 ft
29.57 meters
Beam
29.0 ft
8.84 meters
Draught
32,000
tons
Displacement
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of USS Pennsylvania (BB-38).
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 Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of USS Pennsylvania (BB-38).
2 x Floatplane Aircraft
Ships-in-Class (2)
Notable series variants as part of the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) family line as relating to the Pennsylvania-class group.
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38); USS Arizona (BB-39)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of the United States

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Image of the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
Image courtesy of the United States Navy archives.

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