|Armament||9 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 speed||33 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 4 shafts|
|Notes on class||Possibly the most powerful battleships ever designed, though smaller than the Japanese Yamato-class the Iowa-class was much better equipped in many ways.|
US Navy ships of the Iowa class
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|USS Iowa (BB 61)|
|USS Missouri (BB 63)|
|USS New Jersey (BB 62)|
|USS Wisconsin (BB 64)|
Full wartime service history on this vessel.
See all US Navy Battleship classes.
Books dealing with this subject include:
US fast battleships 1938-91, Lawrence Burr, 2010