Lexinigton class battlecruisers (USN, BC-1)

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Displacement: 43,500t normal; 44,638ft full load; 51,217t emergency full load
Dimensions: 259.1m wl, 266.5m oa x 32.1m x 9.5m
Machinery: 4-shaft turbo-electric drive, 16 boilers, 180,000shp = 33.5kts. Range 12,000shi at 10kts
Armour: Belt 7in (178mm), turret face 11in (280mm), side 6in (152mm), barbette 9in-5in (229mm-127mm), CT 12in (305mm)
Armament: 8-16in (406mm)/50cal (4x2), 16-6in (152mm)/53cal, 4-3in (76mm)/50cal, 8-21in TT (4 aw)
Complement: 1297 (1326 as flagship)


No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
BC-1 Lexington Fore River 1921.01.08 Converted to aircraft carrier
BC-2 Constellation Newport News 1920.08.18 1923.08.17 Cancelled
BC-3 Saratoga New York SB 1920.09.25 Converted to aircraft carrier
BC-4 Ranger Newport News 1921.06.23 1923.08.17 Cancelled
BC-5 Constitution Philadelphia NYd 1920.09.25 1923.08.17 Cancelled
BC-6 United States Philadelphia NYd 1920.09.25 1923.08.17 Cancelled