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Battleships - The List

Hull No. Ship Comm. Decomm. Disposition
-- Maine 17 Sep 1895 15 Feb 1898 (second class battleship) Sunk by explosion 15 Feb 1898;
Floated and scuttled at sea 16 Mar 1912
-- Texas 15 Aug 1895 1 Feb 1911 (Considered the first U.S. Navy battleship)
Sunk as target 22 Mar 1911; struck 11 Oct 1911
BB-1Indiana 20 Nov 189529 Dec 1903Used as aerial bomb target;
9 Jan 1906 31 Jan 1919 hulk sold as scrap 19 Mar 1924
BB-2Massachusetts 10 Jun 189623 May 1914Used as gunnery target;
9 Jun 1917 31 Mar 1919 hulk given to Florida 15 Nov 1956
BB-3Oregon 15 Jul 189629 Aug 1911Loaned to Oregon as museum 25 Jun 1925; Returned to Navy for WW II;
27 Apr 1906 4 Oct 1919 sold for scrap 15 Nov 1956
BB-4Iowa 16 Jun 189730 Jun 1903Became first radio-controlled target; sunk 23 Mar 1923 as target in Panama Bay.
2 May 191027 May 1914
23 Apr 1917 31 Mar 1919
BB-5Kearsarge 20 Feb 190023 Jun 1915was made a crane ship 5 Aug 1920;
4 Sep 1909 10 May 1920 sold for scrap 9 Aug 1955
BB-6Kentucky 15 May 190028 Aug 1909Sold to Dravo Construction Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., for scrapping 23 Jan 1924
23 Jun 1915 29 May 1920
BB-7Illinois 15 Sep 19004 Aug 1909Loaned to N.Y. 23 Oct 1921 for naval militia; sold to Bethlehem Steel Co., Baltimore, Md., 18 May 1956, for scrap
2 Nov 1912 15 May 1920
BB-8Alabama 16 Oct 190025 Jul 1912Transferred to War Dept. 15 Sep 1921 for use as target. Sunk in shallow water 27 Sep; 19 Mar 1924, hulk sold as scrap.
17 Aug 1909 7 May 1920
BB-9Wisconsin 4 Feb 190115 Nov 1906Sold for scrap IAW Washington Treaty 26 Jan 1922
1 Apr 1908 15 May 1920
BB-10Maine 29 Dec 190231 Aug 1909Sold to J.G. Hitner & W.F. Cutler of Philadelphia 23 January 1922; scrapped IAW Washington Treaty
15 Jun 1911 15 May 1920
BB-11Missouri 12 Jan 1903 8 Sep 1919 Sold to J.G. Hitner & W.F. Cutler of Philadelphia 26 January 1922; scrapped IAW Washington Treaty
BB-12Ohio 4 Oct 1904 31 May 1922 Sold for scrap 24 March 1923
BB-13Virginia 7 May 1906 13 Aug 1920 Transferred to Army; sunk by bombing off Diamond Shoals, N.C., 5 Sep 1923.
BB-14Nebraska 1 Jul 1907 2 Jul 1920 Scrapped 30 Nov. 1923 IAW Washington Treaty
BB-15Georgia 24 Sep 1906 15 Jul 1920 Scrapped 1 Nov. 1923 IAW Washington Treaty
BB-16New Jersey 12 May 1906 6 Aug 1920 Transferred to Army; sunk by bombing off Diamond Shoals, N.C., 5 Sep 1923.
BB-17Rhode Island 19 Feb 1906 30 Jun 1920 Scrapped 1 Nov. 1923 IAW Washington Treaty
BB-18Connecticut 29 Sep 1906 1 Mar 1923 Scrapped 1 Nov. 1923 IAW Washington Treaty
BB-19Louisiana 2 Jun 1906 20 Oct 1920 Scrapped 1 Nov. 1923 IAW Washington Treaty
BB-20Vermont 4 Mar 1907 30 Jun 1920 Scrapped 30 Nov. 1923 IAW Washington Treaty
BB-21Kansas 18 Apr 1907 16 Dec 1921 Sold for scrap IAW Washington Treaty
BB-22Minnesota 9 Mar 1907 1 Dec 1921 Dismantled at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard IAW Washington Treaty and sold for scrap 23 Jan 1924
BB-23Mississippi 1 Feb 1908 21 Jul 1914 Transferred to Greece. Served as Lemnos until sunk by German aircraft in Salamis harbor April 1941.
BB-24Idaho 1 Apr 1908 30 Jul 1914 Transferred to Greece. Served as Kilkis until sunk by German aircraft in Salamis harbor April 1941.
BB-25New Hampshire 19 Mar 1908 21 May 1921 Sold for scrapping 1 Nov. 1923 IAW Washington Treaty.
BB-26South Carolina 1 Mar 1910 15 Dec 1921 Sold for scrap 24 Apr 1924 IAW Washington Treaty.
BB-27Michigan 4 Jan 1910 11 Feb 1922 Scrapped by the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard 1924 IAW Washington Treaty.
BB-28Delaware 4 Apr 1910 10 Nov 1923 Sold for scrap 5 Feb 1924 IAW Washington Treaty.
BB-29North Dakota 11 Apr 1910 2 Nov 1923 Sold for scrap 16 Mar 1931.
BB-30Florida 15 Sep 1911 16 Feb 1931 Scrapped under terms of London Naval Treaty of 1930
BB-31Utah 31 Aug 191131 Oct 1925Utah was sunk at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Her partially submerged hulk remains at Pearl Harbor.
1 Dec 19251 Jul 1931
1 Apr 1932 5 Sep 1944
BB-32Wyoming 25 Sep 1912 1 Aug 1947 Sold to Lipsett, Inc., New York, for scrapping 30 Oct 1947
BB-33Arkansas 17 Sep 1912 29 July 1946 Arkansas was sunk as a target in the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll on 25 July 1946
BB-34New York 15 Apr 1914 29 Aug 1946 New York was a target in the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll on 1 and 25 July 1946. She survived those blasts but was sunk as a target 40 miles off Pearl Harbor 8 July 1948
BB-35Texas 12 Mar 1914 21 April 1948 Texas was turned over to the state of Texas to serve as a permanent memorial at San Jacinto State Park in 1948.
BB-36Nevada 11 Mar 1916 21 April 1948 Nevada was a target in the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll on 1 and 25 July 1946. She survived those blasts but was sunk as a target 40 miles off Pearl Harbor 8 July 1948
BB-37Oklahoma 2 May 1916 1 Sep 1944 Oklahoma was sunk at Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941. Raised, she entered drydock 28 Dec 1943. Stripped of guns and superstructure, she was sold 5 Dec 1946 to Moore Drydock Co., but sank 17 May 1947 540 miles from Pearl on her way to San Francisco.
BB-38Pennsylvania 12 Jun 1916 29 Aug 1946 Pennsylvania was a target in the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll on 1 and 25 July 1946. She survived those blasts but was sunk off Kwajalein 19 Feb 1948
BB-39Arizona 17 Oct 1916 - Arizona was destroyed at her berth in the attack on Pearl Harbor 7 Dec 1941. She was stricken from the Naval Register on 1 Dec 1942. The
Arizona Memorial
BB-40New Mexico 20 May 1918 19 Jul 1946 Sold for scrapping 13 Oct 1947 to Lipsett, Inc., New York.
BB-41Mississippi 18 Dec 1917 17 Sep 1956 Sold for scrapping 28 Nov 1956 to Bethlehem Steel Co.
BB-42Idaho 24 Mar 1919 3 Jul 1946 Sold for scrapping 24 Nov 1947 to Lipsett, Inc., New York.
BB-43Tennessee 3 Jun 1920 14 Feb 1947 Sold for scrapping 10 Jul 1959 to Bethlehem Steel Co.
BB-44California 10 Aug 1921 14 Feb 1947 Sold for scrapping 10 Jul 1959.
BB-45Colorado 30 Aug 1923 7 Jan 1947 Sold for scrapping 23 Jul 1959.
BB-46Maryland 21 Jul 1921 3 Apr 1947 Sold for scrapping 8 Jul 1959 to Learner Co., Oakland, Ca.
BB-47Washington - - Washington was never commissioned due to the signing of the Washington Treaty for the Limitations of Naval Armaments. The ship was used as a target and sunk 25 Nov 1924.
BB-48West Virginia 1 Dec 1923 9 Jan 1947 Sold for scrap 24 Aug 1959 to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., New York.
BB-49South Dakota - - South Dakota was never commissioned because of the Washington Treaty for the Limitations of Naval Armaments. The hull was sold for scrap 25 Oct 1923.
BB-50Indiana - - Indiana was never built because of the Washington Treaty for the Limitations of Naval Armaments.
BB-51Montana - - Montana was never completed because of the Washington Treaty for the Limitations of Naval Armaments. The hull was sold for scrap 25 Oct 1923.
BB-52North Carolina - - Not completed because of the Washington Treaty for the Limitations of Naval Armaments. The hull was sold for scrap 25 Oct 1923.
BB-53Iowa - - Not completed because of the Washington Treaty for the Limitations of Naval Armaments. The hull was sold for scrap 8 Nov 1923.
BB-54Massachussetts - - Not completed because of the Washington Treaty for the Limitations of Naval Armaments. The hull was sold for scrap 8 Nov 1923 to Steel Scrap Co.
BB-55North Carolina 9 Apr 1941 27 Jun 1947 Transferred to the state of North Carolina 6 Sep 1961. Dedicated as
memorial
BB-56Washington 15 May 1941 27 Jun 1947 Sold for scrap 24 May 1961 to Lipsett Div., Luria Bros. & Co.
BB-57South Dakota 20 Mar 1942 31 Jan 1947 Sold for scrap 25 Oct 1962 to Lipsett Div., Luria Bros. & Co.
BB-58Indiana 30 Apr 1942 11 Sep 1947 Sold for scrap 1 Jun 1962.
BB-59Massachusetts 12 May 1942 27 Mar 1947 Transferred to the Massachusetts Memorial Committee 8 Jun 1965 and preserved as a memorial 14 Aug 1965.
BB-60Alabama 16 Aug 1942 9 Jan 1947 Transferred to the state of Alabama 16 Jun 1964 for use as a memorial.
BB-61Iowa 22 Feb 194324 Mar 1949Berthed in Suisan Bay, San Francisco, Calif., 21 April 2001.
25 Aug 195124 Feb 1958
28 Apr 1984 26 Oct 1990
BB-62New Jersey 23 May 194330 Jun 1948Towed 12 Sept. 1999 by the tug Sea Victory from Bremerton to Philadelphia, arriving 11 Nov. On 20 Jan. 2000, SECNAV announced donation to Home Port Alliance of Camden, N.J., for use as a museum.
21 Nov 195021 Aug 1957
6 Apr 196817 Dec 1969
28 Dec 1982 8 Feb 1991
BB-63Missouri 11 Jun 194426 Feb 1955Located 1,000 yards from the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Missouri was opened as a museum 29 Jan. 1999.
10 May 1986 31 Mar 1992
BB-64Wisconsin 16 Apr 19441 Jul 1948Moored at the National Maritime Center, Norfolk, Va., 7 Dec. 2000, the centerpiece of a four-part naval history exhibit.
3 Mar 19518 Mar 1958Wisconsin
22 Oct 1988 30 Sep 1991 opened to the public on 16 April 2001.



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