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USS Iowa (BB-4)


Battleship (1897)


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



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Specifications



Service Year
1897

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Complement
683
PERSONNEL


Class
Iowa-class
Number-in-Class
1
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


USS Iowa (BB-4)


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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
362.5 ft
110.49 m
Beam
72.2 ft
22.01 m
Draught
28.0 ft
8.53 m
Displacement
11,530
tons


Installed Power: 2 x Vertical triple expansion reciprocating engines developing 11,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts.
Surface Speed
17.0 kts
(19.6 mph)


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)


Supported Types


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None.


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