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USS West Virginia (BB-48)


Battleship (1923)


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USS West Virginia survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and finished out the war in active fashion - earning five Battle Stars along the way.



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Specifications



Service Year
1923

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Complement
1,407
PERSONNEL


Class
Colorado-class
Number-in-Class
4
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


USS Colorado (BB-45); USS Maryland (BB-46); USS Washington (BB-47) (cancelled); USS West Virginia (BB-48)


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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
624.0 ft
190.20 m
Beam
97.3 ft
29.66 m
Draught
30.5 ft
9.30 m
Displacement
33,050
tons


Installed Power: 8 x Babcock & Wilcox boilers feeding 4 x Turboelectric drive engines driving 4 x Shafts.
Surface Speed
21.0 kts
(24.2 mph)
Range
7,995 nm
(9,200 mi | 14,806 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
ORIGINAL:
8 x 16" /45 caliber main guns
12 x 5" /51 caliber secondary guns
4 x 3" /23 caliber guns
2 x 21" torpedo tubes

RECONSTRUCTION:
8 x 16" /45 caliber main guns
16 x 5" /51 caliber secondary guns
40 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns
50 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns


Supported Types


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