USS South Dakota (BB-57); USS Indiana (BB-58); USS Massachusetts (BB-59); USS Alabama (BB-60)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
✓Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.
✓Flag Ship / Capital Ship
Serving in the fleet Flag Ship role or Capital Ship in older warship designs / terminology.
680.0 ft 207.26 m
108.1 ft 32.95 m
29.3 ft 8.93 m
8 x Babcock & Wilcox boiler units feeding 4 x General Electric steam turbines developing 130,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts under stern.
27.5 kts (31.6 mph)
14,773 nm (17,000 mi | 27,359 km)
kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers
1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
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.
(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
3 x Vought OS2U "Kingfisher" floatplane (recoverable); 2 x Launch catapults.
Ribbon graphics not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective naval campaigns / operations / periods.
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