Allied Warships

Battleships

Iowa class

4 ships


The battleship USS New Jersey of the US Navy.

Technical information

TypeBattleship
Displacement48110 BRT 
Length887 feet 
Complement1911 men 
Armament9 16"/50 guns (3x3).
20 5"/38 DP guns (10x2).
76 40 mm AA (19x4).
52 20 mm AA (52x1).
3 aircraft, 2 catapults. 
Max speed33 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power212000 
Notes on classPossibly the most powerful battleships ever designed, though smaller than the Japanese Yamato-class the Iowa-class was much better equipped in many ways. 


All ships of the Iowa class


US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Illinois (BB 65)
USS Iowa (BB 61)
USS Kentucky (BB 66)
USS Missouri (BB 63)
USS New Jersey (BB 62)
USS Wisconsin (BB 64)


4 Battleships of the Iowa class.

Strikeout means that ship was cancelled (not finished) - not counted in class figures.

Full wartime service history on this vessel.

See all Battleship classes.



US fast battleships 1938-91

Lawrence Burr

Books dealing with this subject include:

US fast battleships 1938-91, Lawrence Burr, 2010



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