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USS Iowa (BB-4)


Battleship


United States | 1897



"USS Iowa BB-4 became the first commissioned ocean-going battleship for the United States Navy."



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 08/07/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for USS Iowa (BB-4).
2 x Vertical triple expansion reciprocating engines developing 11,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts.
Propulsion
17.0 kts
19.6 mph
Surface Speed
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of USS Iowa (BB-4).
683
Personnel
Complement
362.5 ft
110.49 meters
O/A Length
72.2 ft
22.01 meters
Beam
28.0 ft
8.53 meters
Draught
11,530
tons
Displacement
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of USS Iowa (BB-4).
4 x 12" (300mm) /35 caliber main guns
8 x 8" (200mm) /35 caliber guns
6 x 4" (100mm) /40 caliber guns
20 x 6-pounder guns
4 x 1-pounder guns
4 x 6-pounder guns (salute guns)
Ships-in-Class (1)
Notable series variants as part of the USS Iowa (BB-4) family line as relating to the Iowa-class group.
USS Iowa (BB-4)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the USS Iowa (BB-4). 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 Iowa (BB-4)
Image from the United States Navy image archives.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BROWN WATER SERVICE
OFFSHORE BOMBARDMENT
LAND-ATTACK
MARITIME PATROL
AIRSPACE DENIAL
FLEET SUPPORT
FLAG / CAPITAL SHIP
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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