South Dakota class battleships (USN, BB-57)

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South Dakota class battleships


Displacement: (South Dakota) 37,970t standard; 44,519t full load
Dimensions: 202.99m wl, 207.26m oa x 32.96m x 10.69m full load
Machinery: 4-shaft General Electric turbines, 8 Babcock & Wilcox boilers, 130,000shp = 27.5kts. Oil 6959t, range 15,000nm at 15kts
Armour: Belt 12.2in on 0.875in STS, lower belt 12.2in-1in on 0.875in STS, armour deck 5.75in-6in with 1.5in weather deck and 0.625in splinter deck, bulkheads 11in, barbettes 11.3in-17.3in, turrets 18in face, 7.25in roof, 9.5in side, 12in rear, CT 16in with 7.25in roof
Armament: 9-16in/45 (3x3), 20-5in/38 (10x2), 12-1.1in (3x4), 12-0.5in as designed, 3 aircraft.
Complement: 1793


No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
BB-57 South Dakota New York SB 5 Jul 1939 7 Jun 1941 20 Mar 1942 25 Oct 1962 Sold
BB-58 Indiana Newport News 20 Nov 1939 21 Nov 1941 30 Apr 1942 6 Sep 1963 Sold
BB-59 Massachusetts Bethlehem, Quincy 20 Jul 1939 23 Sep 1941 12 May 1942 1965 Preserved
BB-60 Alabama Norfolk NYd 1 Feb 1940 16 Feb 1942 16 Aug 1942 1964 Preserved