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USS Virginia (BB-13)
Class overview
Name: Virginia class battleship
Operators: US flag 46 stars.svg United States Navy
Preceded by: Maine class battleship
Succeeded by: Connecticut class battleship
Completed: 5
Retired: 5
Preserved: 0
General characteristics
Type: Battleship
Displacement: 14,980 tons
Length: 441 feet 3 inches (134.49 m)
Beam: 76 feet 3 inches (23.24 m)
Propulsion: Reciprocating engines, 1 shaft; 12 boilers; 19,000 hp
Speed: 19 knots (22 mph; 35 km/h)
Complement: 812 officers and men
Armament: 4 × 12-inch (305 mm) guns
8 × 8-inch (203 mm) guns
12 × 6-inch (152 mm) guns
24 × 1 pounders
4 x .30-cal machine guns
4 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
Armour: Belt: 8-11 in
Bulkheads:
Barbettes: 7.5-10 in
Turrets: 6-12 in
Decks: 1.5-3.0 in

The Virginia class battleship was designed to be the first truly seagoing US battleships. Five ships were commissioned between 1906 and 1907. The ships participated in the round-the-world cruise of the Great White Fleet. For the second and last time, the US Navy experimented with mounting the 8" intermediate battery atop the 12" primary guns (half of the intermediate battery this time, the other half were in conventional turrets). Like the previous experiment in doing so (the Kearsarge class), this had the effect of rendering the 8" guns so mounted useless.

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Ships in class

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USS Virginia

  • Designation: BB-13
  • Laid down: 21 May 1902
  • Launched: 6 April 1904
  • Commissioned: 7 May 1906
  • Operations:
  • Victories: None
  • Fate: Decommissioned 13 August 1920 and sunk as a target ship 5 September 1923

USS Nebraska

  • Designation: BB-14
  • Laid down: 4 July 1902
  • Launched: 7 October 1904
  • Commissioned: 1 July 1907
  • Operations:
  • Victories: None
  • Fate: Decommissioned 2 July 1920 and sold for scrap November 1923

USS Georgia

  • Designation: BB-15
  • Laid down: 31 August 1901
  • Launched: 11 October 1904
  • Commissioned: 24 September 1906
  • Operations:
  • Victories: None
  • Fate: Decommissioned 15 July 1920 and sold for scrap 1 November 1923

USS New Jersey

  • Designation: BB-16
  • Laid down: 2 April 1902
  • Launched: 10 November 1904
  • Commissioned: 11 May 1906
  • Operations:
  • Victories: None
  • Fate: Decommissioned 6 August 1920 and sunk as a bombing target November 1923

USS Rhode Island

  • Designation: BB-17
  • Laid down: 1 May 1902
  • Launched: 17 May 1904
  • Commissioned: 19 February 1906
  • Operations:
  • Victories: None
  • Fate: Decommissioned 30 June 1920 and sold for scrap 1 November 1923

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