Allied Warships


Iowa class

4 ships

The battleship USS Iowa (BB 61) of the US Navy.

Technical information

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 
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 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.

Books dealing with this subject include:

US fast battleships 1938-91, Lawrence Burr, 2010

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