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USS Indiana (BB-58)


Battleship (1942)


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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.



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Specifications



Service Year
1942

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Status
DECOMMISSIONED
Destroyed, Scrapped.
Complement
2,500
PERSONNEL


Class
South Dakota-class
Number-in-Class
4
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


USS South Dakota (BB-57); USS Indiana (BB-58); USS Massachusetts (BB-59); USS Alabama (BB-60)


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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Land-Attack
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
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.
Fleet Support
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.


Length
680.0 ft
207.26 m
Beam
108.1 ft
32.95 m
Draught
29.3 ft
8.93 m
Displacement
40,000
tons


Installed Power: 8 x Babcock & Wilcox boiler units feeding 4 x General Electric steam turbines developing 130,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts under stern.
Surface Speed
27.5 kts
(31.6 mph)
Range
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.


Supported Types


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