Allied Warships


North Carolina class

2 ships

The battleship USS Washington (BB 56) of the US Navy.

Technical information

Displacement37484 BRT 
Length729 feet 
Complement1880 men 
ArmamentAs designed;
9 16"/45 guns (3x3).
20 5"/38 DP guns (10x2).
16 1.1" AA (4x4).
18 .50 cal MG. 3 aircraft, 2 catapults. 
Max speed28 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Notes on class 

All ships of the North Carolina class

US Navy US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Washington (BB 56)
USS North Carolina (BB 55)

2 Battleships of the North Carolina class.

See all Battleship classes.

US fast battleships 1936-47

Lawrence Burr

Books dealing with this subject include:

US battleships 1941-1963, Wayne Scarpaci, 2009
US fast battleships 1936-47, Lawrence Burr, 2010

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