TL-191: Yankee Joe - Uniforms, Weapons, and Vehicles of the U.S. Armed Forces

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Wright class Light Aircraft Carrier (1942-1944)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 14,751 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x General Electric geared steam turbines
Range: 13,000 nautical miles
Sensors: SK and SC early warning radars
Speed: 31.6 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 16mm
  • Deck: 51mm
  • Bulkheads: 127mm
Armament:
  • 16 x 40mm AA guns (8x4)
  • 8 x 28mm AA guns (2x4)
  • 22 x 20mm AA guns
Aviation Capacity:
  • 20 F3A Katzenjammer Fighters
  • 8 SBD Dauntless Scout Bombers
  • 9 TBF Avenger Torpedo Bombers
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Wright (CVL-13)
- ex Amsterdam
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyMay 1, 1940August 22, 1941March 1, 1942August 8, 1945Scuttled off California, 1949.
USS Princeton (CVL-14)
- ex Green Bay
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonJune 2, 1940October 18, 1941February 25, 1942Sunk during the Battle of the Charlotte Islands, September 1942.
USS Roanoke (CVL-15)
- ex Akron
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonAugust 8, 1940December 6, 1941March 31, 1942September 30, 1945Scrapped in 1964.
USS Lake Erie (CVL-16)
- ex Dayton
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyDecember 17, 1940January 17, 1942May 28, 1942September 2, 1945To Alaska as (HIANS Pallada/Паллада), September 1952.
USS Independence (CVL-17)
- ex Wilkes-Barre
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyDecember 29, 1940February 28, 1942June 17, 1942Sunk during the Second Battle of Bermuda, April 1943.
USS Saint Laurence (CVL-18)
- ex Springfield
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyFebruary 28, 1941October 24, 1942March 10, 1943September 1, 1945To Australia as HMAS Perth, August 1954.
USS Bonhomme Richard (CVL-19)
- ex Cabot, Rockford
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonMarch 13, 1942April 4, 1943August 24, 1943December 10, 1968Aviation Transport, May 1959. BU 1969.
USS San Jacinto (CVL-20)
- ex Kalamazoo
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonAugust 31, 1942August 1, 1943November 11, 1943January 21, 1952To Australia as HMAS Melbourne, August 1954.
USS Shiloh (CVL-21)
- ex Cincinnati
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyOctober 26, 1942September 26, 1943January 9, 1944December 5, 1968Aviation Transport, June 1959. BU 1973.

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Nassau class Light Aircraft Carrier (1944-1945)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 18,751 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x General Electric geared steam turbines
Range: 13,000 nautical miles
Sensors: SP, SK-2, and SG early warning radars, TDY electronic warfare countermeasure
Speed: 33 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 102mm
  • Deck: 64mm
  • Bulkheads: 102mm
Armament:
  • 40 x 40mm AA guns (10x4) and (5x4)
  • 32 x 20mm AA guns (16x2)
Aviation Capacity:
  • 36 F4U Corsair and F7A Bearcat Fighters
  • 12 TBF Avenger Torpedo Bombers
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Nassau (CVL-32)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyJuly 8, 1942August 8, 1943July 14, 1944August 8, 1975Communications Relay Ship, August 1961. Scrapped, September 1978.
USS Oriskany (CVL-33)Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonSeptember 7, 1942September 12, 1943February 9, 1945July 1971Aircraft Ferry, August 1959. Sunk as a target, June 1974.
USS Bermuda (CVL-34)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseySeptember 29, 1942October 26, 1943March 1, 1945October 1960Cannibalized for parts, May 1964.
USS Queen Charlotte Islands (CVL-35)
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ex Port Royal
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyAugust 21, 1942September 1, 1943August 2, 1944May 1976Command Ship, March 1961. Scrapped, December 1977.
CVL-36 - 41Order Cancelled, August 1944.
 
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Wright class Light Aircraft Carrier (1942-1944)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 14,751 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x General Electric geared steam turbines
Range: 13,000 nautical miles
Sensors: SK and SC early warning radars
Speed: 31.6 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 16mm
  • Deck: 51mm
  • Bulkheads: 127mm
Armament:
  • 16 x 40mm AA guns (8x4)
  • 8 x 28mm AA guns (2x4)
  • 22 x 20mm AA guns
Aviation Capacity:
  • 20 F3A Katzenjammer Fighters
  • 8 SBD Dauntless Scout Bombers
  • 9 TBF Avenger Torpedo Bombers
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Wright (CVL-13)
- ex Amsterdam
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyMay 1, 1940August 22, 1941March 1, 1942August 8, 1945Scuttled off California, 1949.
USS Princeton (CVL-14)
- ex Green Bay
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonJune 2, 1940October 18, 1941February 25, 1942Sunk during the Battle of the Charlotte Islands, September 1942.
USS Roanoke (CVL-15)
- ex Akron
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonAugust 8, 1940December 6, 1941March 31, 1942September 30, 1945Scrapped in 1964.
USS Lake Erie (CVL-16)
- ex Dayton
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyDecember 17, 1940January 17, 1942May 28, 1942September 2, 1945To Alaska as HIANS Pallada, September 1952.
USS Independence (CVL-17)
- ex Wilkes-Barre
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyDecember 29, 1940February 28, 1942June 17, 1942Sunk during the Second Battle of Bermuda, April 1942.
USS Saint Laurence (CVL-18)
- ex Springfield
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyFebruary 28, 1941October 24, 1942March 10, 1942September 1, 1945To Australia as HMAS Perth, August 1954.
USS Bonhomme Richard (CVL-19)
- ex Cabot, Rockford
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonMarch 13, 1942April 4, 1943August 24, 1943December 10, 1968Aviation Transport, May 1959. BU 1969.
USS San Jacinto (CVL-20)
- ex Kalamazoo
Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonAugust 31, 1942August 1, 1943November 11, 1943January 21, 1952To Australia as HMAS Melbourne, August 1954.
USS Shiloh (CVL-21)
- ex Cincinnati
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyOctober 26, 1942September 26, 1943January 9, 1944December 5, 1968Aviation Transport, June 1959. BU 1973.

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Nassau class Light Aircraft Carrier (1944-1945)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 18,751 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x General Electric geared steam turbines
Range: 13,000 nautical miles
Sensors: SP, SK-2, and SG early warning radars, TDY electronic warfare countermeasure
Speed: 33 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 102mm
  • Deck: 64mm
  • Bulkheads: 102mm
Armament:
  • 40 x 40mm AA guns (10x4) and (5x4)
  • 32 x 20mm AA guns (16x2)
Aviation Capacity:
  • 36 F4U Corsair and F7A Bearcat Fighters
  • 12 TBF Avenger Torpedo Bombers
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Nassau (CVL-32)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyJuly 8, 1942August 8, 1943July 14, 1944August 8, 1975Communications Relay Ship, August 1961. Scrapped, September 1978.
USS Oriskany (CVL-33)Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonSeptember 7, 1942September 12, 1943February 9, 1945July 1971Aircraft Ferry, August 1959. Sunk as a target, June 1974.
USS Bermuda (CVL-34)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseySeptember 29, 1942October 26, 1943March 1, 1945October 1960Cannibalized for parts, May 1964.
USS Queen Charlotte Islands (CVL-35)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyAugust 21, 1942September 1, 1943August 2, 1944May 1976Command Ship, March 1961. Scrapped, December 1977.
CVL-36 - 41Order Cancelled, August 1944.
Woohoo! I like these. I also like the names you gave some of them as well.
 
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Concord class Battlecruiser (1941)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 44,370 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x General Electric geared steam turbines
Range: 17,450 nautical miles
Speed: 30 knots
Aviation Capacity: 3 Vought OS2U Kingfisher, 2 catapults
Armor:
  • Belt: 305mm
  • Main Deck: 140mm
  • Main Turrets: 406mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 51mm
  • Barbettes 406mm
  • Conning Tower: 406mm
Armament:
  • 9 x 14 in guns (3x3)
  • 20 x 5 inch/38-caliber guns (10x2)
  • 16 x 28mm AA guns (4x4)
  • 12 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Concord (BC-7)Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City.October 27, 1937June 13, 1940April 9, 1941April 4, 1948Preserved as a museum ship, San Francisco, California, July, 1960.
USS Brandywine (BC-8)Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaJune 14, 1938June 1, 1940May 15, 1941May 1, 1948Sold for scrap, June 1960.
USS Constellation (BC-9)Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonSeptember 2, 1938June 22, 1940July 16, 1941April 13, 1948Sold for scrap, June 1960.
 
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Concord class Battlecruiser (1941)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 44,370 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x General Electric geared steam turbines
Range: 17,450 nautical miles
Speed: 30 knots
Aviation Capacity: 3 Vought OS2U Kingfisher, 2 catapults
Armor:
  • Belt: 305mm
  • Main Deck: 140mm
  • Main Turrets: 406mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 51mm
  • Barbettes 406mm
  • Conning Tower: 406mm
Armament:
  • 9 x 14 in guns (3x3)
  • 20 x 5 inch/38-caliber guns (10x2)
  • 16 x 28mm AA guns (4x4)
  • 12 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Concord (BC-7)Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City.October 27, 1937June 13, 1940April 9, 1941April 4, 1948Preserved as a museum ship, San Francisco, California, July, 1960.
USS Brandywine (BC-8)Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaJune 14, 1938June 1, 1940May 15, 1941May 1, 1948Sold for scrap, June 1960.
USS Constellation (BC-9)Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co, Tacoma, WashingtonSeptember 2, 1938June 22, 1940July 16, 1941April 13, 1948Sold for scrap, June 1960.
Ah yes. When the Alaska Class is truly made into battlecruisers.
 
US Navy Battleships (Part 1)

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Indiana 1st class Battleship (1895-1896)

Specifications (Following 1908 refit)
Weight: 11,668 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 3,125 nautical miles
Speed: 17 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 305mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Main Turrets: 305mm
  • Bulkheads: 152mm
  • Conning Tower: 305mm
  • Redoubt: 305mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 8 x 8 inch guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 10 x 57mm rapid fire guns
  • 20 x 37mm guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Indiana (BB-1)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaMay 7, 1891February 28, 1893November 11, 1895March 1918Sunk in Aviation bombing test off Martha's Vineyard, 1921.
USS Massachusetts (BB-2)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaJune 25, 1891June 10, 1893June 10, 1896March 1918Sold for scrap, November 1920.
USS Oregon (BB-3)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoNovember 19, 1891November 26, 1893June 15, 1896Sunk by shore batteries off Oahu, September 19, 1914.

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USS Iowa 1st class Battleship (1897)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 12,647 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 5,100 nautical miles
Speed: 16 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 305mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Main Turrets: 305mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 152mm
  • Barbettes: 381mm
  • Bulkheads: 152mm
  • Conning Tower: 254mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 8 x 8 inch guns (4x2)
  • 10 x 102mm guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
USS Iowa (BB-4)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaAugust 5, 1893March 28, 1896June 16, 1897Sunk during the New York City Raid, September 11, 1914.

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Reprisal class 1st Class Battleship (1900)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 12,850 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 5,070 nautical miles
Speed: 16 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 419mm
  • Main Deck: 127mm
  • Main Turrets: 432mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 279mm
  • Barbettes: 381mm
  • Bulkheads: 305mm
  • Conning Tower: 254mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 4 x 8 inch guns (2x2)
  • 19 x 5 inch guns
  • 4 x 57mm rapid fire guns
  • 8 x 37mm revolving cannons
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Reprisal (BB-5)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyJune 30, 1896March 24, 1898February 20, 1900April 1918Crane ship, August 1920.
USS Kearsarge (BB-6)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyJune 30, 1896March 24, 1898May 15, 1900May 1918Sold for scrap, August, 1921.

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Farragut class Laker Battleship (1900-1901)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 12,250 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 890 nautical miles
Speed: 16 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 419mm
  • Main Deck: 127mm
  • Turrets: 456mm
  • Casemates: 140mm
  • Barbettes: 381mm
  • Conning Tower: 254mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 16 x 6 inch guns
  • 19 x 5 inch guns
  • 4 x 76mm rapid fire guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
USS Farragut (BBL-7)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaJanuary 2, 1897October 4, 1898September 17, 1901Sunk by Naval Mines near Toronto, October 2, 1914.
USS Perry (BBL-8)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaDecember 2, 1896May18, 1898October 16, 1900Sunk by Naval Mines near Toronto, October 2, 1914.
USS John Paul Jones (BBL-9)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaFebruary 9, 1897November 26, 1898February 4, 1901Sunk by Naval Mines near Isle Royale, November 15, 1914.

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Maine 1st class Battleship (1902-1904)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 13,700 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 6,560 nautical miles
Speed: 18 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 279mm
  • Main Deck: 102mm
  • Turrets: 305mm
  • Casemates: 152mm
  • Bulkheads: 229mm
  • Barbettes: 305mm
  • Conning Tower: 254mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 16 x 6 inch guns
  • 6 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 8 x 47mm rapid fire guns
  • 6 x 37mm salute guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Maine (BB-10)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaFebruary 15, 1898July 27, 1901December 29, 1902April 1918Sold for scrap, August 1921.
USS Missouri (BB-11)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoFebruary 7, 1900December 28, 1901December 1, 1903May 1918Sold for scrap, August 1921.
USS Ohio (BB-12)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoApril 22, 1899May 18, 1901October 4, 1904April 1918Sold for scrap, December 1921.

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Illinois 1st class Battleship (1904-1905)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 16,094 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 5,950 nautical miles
Speed: 19 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 279mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Main Turrets: 305mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 305mm
  • Casemates: 152mm
  • Bulkheads: 152mm
  • Barbettes: 254mm
  • Conning Tower: 229mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 8 x 8 in guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 6 inch guns
  • 12 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 4 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Illinois (BB-13)Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, MassachusettsMay 21, 1900April 5, 1902May 7, 1904May 1919Sunk in Aviation bombing test off Martha's Vineyard, 1921.
USS Nebraska (BB-14)Bath Iron Works, MaineJuly 4, 1900October 7, 1902September 24, 1904Sunk during the First Battle of the Virginia Capes, August 22nd, 1915.
USS New Jersey (BB-15)Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, MassachusettsAugust 31, 1901October 11, 1903July 1, 1905May 1919Sunk in Aviation bombing test off Martha's Vineyard, 1921.
USS Rhode Island (BB-16)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoMay 1, 1900May 17, 1902January 19, 1904January 1919Sold for scrap, July 1921.

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Connecticut 1st class Battleship (1906)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 17,666 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 6,620 nautical miles
Speed: 18 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 279mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Main Turrets: 254mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 165mm
  • Casemates: 178mm
  • Bulkheads: 152mm
  • Barbettes: 254mm
  • Conning Tower: 229mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 8 x 8 in guns (4x2)
  • 20 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 4 x 47mm salute guns
  • 4 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Connecticut (BB-17)Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City.March 10, 1903September 29, 1904September 29, 1906April 1919Sold for scrap, July 1921.
USS Wisconsin (BB-18)Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City.January 2, 1903August 27, 1904June 2, 1906April 1919Sold for scrap, July 1921.

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Vermont 1st class Battleship (1907-1908)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 17,666 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 7,590 nautical miles
Speed: 18 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 229mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Main Turrets: 305mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 165mm
  • Casemates: 178mm
  • Barbettes: 254mm
  • Conning Tower: 229mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 8 x 8 in guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 178mm guns
  • 20 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 2 x 47mm salute guns
  • 4 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Vermont (BB-19)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoMay 21, 1904August 31, 1905March 4, 1907March 1919Sold for scrap, July 1923
USS California (BB-20)Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, MassachusettsFebruary 4, 1904August 12, 1905April 18, 1907April 1919Sold for scrap, July 1923
USS Kansas (BB-21)Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City.October 27, 1903April 8, 1905March 9, 1907Sunk by naval mines off Oahu, January 8, 1915
USS Maryland (BB-22)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoDecember 2, 1903June 1, 1905March 22, 1907April 1919Sold for scrap, July 1923
USS Colorado (BB-25)Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City.May 1, 1905June 30, 1906March 19, 1908Sunk during the First Battle of the Virginia Capes, August 22nd, 1915.

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Somers class Laker Battleship (1908)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 14,465 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 1,500 nautical miles
Speed: 17 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 229mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Main Turrets: 305mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 165mm
  • Casemates: 178mm
  • Barbettes: 254mm
  • Conning Tower: 229mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 8 x 8 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 178mm guns
  • 12 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 6 x 47mm rapid fire guns
  • 2 x salute guns
  • 4 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Somers (BBL-23)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaMay 12, 1904September 30, 1905January 1, 1908August 1917Sold to Haiti as Ferrier, August 1918.
USS Porter (BBL-24)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaMay 12, 1904December 9, 1905April 1, 1908August 1917Sold to Haiti as Dessalines, August 1918.
 
US Navy Battleships (Part 1)

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Indiana 1st class Battleship (1895-1896)

Specifications (Following 1908 refit)
Weight: 11,668 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 3,125 nautical miles
Speed: 17 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 305mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Main Turrets: 305mm
  • Bulkheads: 152mm
  • Conning Tower: 305mm
  • Redoubt: 305mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 8 x 8 inch guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 10 x 57mm rapid fire guns
  • 20 x 37mm guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Indiana (BB-1)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaMay 7, 1891February 28, 1893November 11, 1895March 1918Sunk in Aviation bombing test off Martha's Vineyard, 1921.
USS Massachusetts (BB-2)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaJune 25, 1891June 10, 1893June 10, 1896March 1918Sold for scrap, November 1920.
USS Oregon (BB-3)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoNovember 19, 1891November 26, 1893June 15, 1896Sunk by shore batteries off Oahu, September 19, 1914.

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USS Iowa 1st class Battleship (1897)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 12,647 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 5,100 nautical miles
Speed: 16 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 305mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Main Turrets: 305mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 152mm
  • Barbettes: 381mm
  • Bulkheads: 152mm
  • Conning Tower: 254mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 8 x 8 inch guns (4x2)
  • 10 x 102mm guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
USS Iowa (BB-4)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaAugust 5, 1893March 28, 1896June 16, 1897Sunk during the New York City Raid, September 11, 1914.

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Reprisal class 1st Class Battleship (1900)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 12,850 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 5,070 nautical miles
Speed: 16 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 419mm
  • Main Deck: 127mm
  • Main Turrets: 432mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 279mm
  • Barbettes: 381mm
  • Bulkheads: 305mm
  • Conning Tower: 254mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 4 x 8 inch guns (2x2)
  • 19 x 5 inch guns
  • 4 x 57mm rapid fire guns
  • 8 x 37mm revolving cannons
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Reprisal (BB-5)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyJune 30, 1896March 24, 1898February 20, 1900April 1918Crane ship, August 1920.
USS Kearsarge (BB-6)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyJune 30, 1896March 24, 1898May 15, 1900May 1918Sold for scrap, August, 1921.

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Farragut class Laker Battleship (1900-1901)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 12,250 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 890 nautical miles
Speed: 16 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 419mm
  • Main Deck: 127mm
  • Turrets: 456mm
  • Casemates: 140mm
  • Barbettes: 381mm
  • Conning Tower: 254mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 16 x 6 inch guns
  • 19 x 5 inch guns
  • 4 x 76mm rapid fire guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
USS Farragut (BBL-7)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaJanuary 2, 1897October 4, 1898September 17, 1901Sunk by Naval Mines near Toronto, October 2, 1914.
USS Perry (BBL-8)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaDecember 2, 1896May18, 1898October 16, 1900Sunk by Naval Mines near Toronto, October 2, 1914.
USS John Paul Jones (BBL-9)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaFebruary 9, 1897November 26, 1898February 4, 1901Sunk by Naval Mines near Isle Royale, November 15, 1914.

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Maine 1st class Battleship (1902-1904)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 13,700 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 6,560 nautical miles
Speed: 18 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 279mm
  • Main Deck: 102mm
  • Turrets: 305mm
  • Casemates: 152mm
  • Bulkheads: 229mm
  • Barbettes: 305mm
  • Conning Tower: 254mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 16 x 6 inch guns
  • 6 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 8 x 47mm rapid fire guns
  • 6 x 37mm salute guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Maine (BB-10)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaFebruary 15, 1898July 27, 1901December 29, 1902April 1918Sold for scrap, August 1921.
USS Missouri (BB-11)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoFebruary 7, 1900December 28, 1901December 1, 1903May 1918Sold for scrap, August 1921.
USS Ohio (BB-12)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoApril 22, 1899May 18, 1901October 4, 1904April 1918Sold for scrap, December 1921.

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Illinois 1st class Battleship (1904-1905)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 16,094 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 5,950 nautical miles
Speed: 19 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 279mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Main Turrets: 305mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 305mm
  • Casemates: 152mm
  • Bulkheads: 152mm
  • Barbettes: 254mm
  • Conning Tower: 229mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 8 x 8 in guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 6 inch guns
  • 12 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 4 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Illinois (BB-13)Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, MassachusettsMay 21, 1900April 5, 1902May 7, 1904May 1919Sunk in Aviation bombing test off Martha's Vineyard, 1921.
USS Nebraska (BB-14)Bath Iron Works, MaineJuly 4, 1900October 7, 1902September 24, 1904Sunk during the First Battle of the Virginia Capes, August 22nd, 1915.
USS New Jersey (BB-15)Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, MassachusettsAugust 31, 1901October 11, 1903July 1, 1905May 1919Sunk in Aviation bombing test off Martha's Vineyard, 1921.
USS Rhode Island (BB-16)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoMay 1, 1900May 17, 1902January 19, 1904January 1919Sold for scrap, July 1921.

View attachment 661529
Connecticut 1st class Battleship (1906)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 17,666 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 6,620 nautical miles
Speed: 18 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 279mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Main Turrets: 254mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 165mm
  • Casemates: 178mm
  • Bulkheads: 152mm
  • Barbettes: 254mm
  • Conning Tower: 229mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 8 x 8 in guns (4x2)
  • 20 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 4 x 47mm salute guns
  • 4 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Connecticut (BB-17)Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City.March 10, 1903September 29, 1904September 29, 1906April 1919Sold for scrap, July 1921.
USS Wisconsin (BB-18)Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City.January 2, 1903August 27, 1904June 2, 1906April 1919Sold for scrap, July 1921.

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Vermont 1st class Battleship (1907-1908)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 17,666 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 7,590 nautical miles
Speed: 18 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 229mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Main Turrets: 305mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 165mm
  • Casemates: 178mm
  • Barbettes: 254mm
  • Conning Tower: 229mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 8 x 8 in guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 178mm guns
  • 20 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 2 x 47mm salute guns
  • 4 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Vermont (BB-19)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoMay 21, 1904August 31, 1905March 4, 1907March 1919Sold for scrap, July 1923
USS California (BB-20)Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, MassachusettsFebruary 4, 1904August 12, 1905April 18, 1907April 1919Sold for scrap, July 1923
USS Kansas (BB-21)Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City.October 27, 1903April 8, 1905March 9, 1907Sunk by naval mines off Oahu, January 8, 1915
USS Maryland (BB-22)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoDecember 2, 1903June 1, 1905March 22, 1907April 1919Sold for scrap, July 1923
USS Colorado (BB-25)Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City.May 1, 1905June 30, 1906March 19, 1908Sunk during the First Battle of the Virginia Capes, August 22nd, 1915.

View attachment 661532
Somers class Laker Battleship (1908)

Specifications (Following 1909 refit)
Weight: 14,465 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 1,500 nautical miles
Speed: 17 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 229mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Main Turrets: 305mm
  • Secondary Turrets: 165mm
  • Casemates: 178mm
  • Barbettes: 254mm
  • Conning Tower: 229mm
Armament:
  • 4 x 12 in guns (2x2)
  • 8 x 8 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 178mm guns
  • 12 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 6 x 47mm rapid fire guns
  • 2 x salute guns
  • 4 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Somers (BBL-23)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaMay 12, 1904September 30, 1905January 1, 1908August 1917Sold to Haiti as Ferrier, August 1918.
USS Porter (BBL-24)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaMay 12, 1904December 9, 1905April 1, 1908August 1917Sold to Haiti as Dessalines, August 1918.
Yes! It’s the pre-dreadnoughts!
 
They did in my headcanon, but they were referred to as the P-16 and the P-24 respectively.
hmmmm USS Buchanan been disguised as a Confederate Destroyer in a TL-191 Operation Chariot equivalent where the US Rangers had to make sure the Confederate dry dock rendered inoperable for the rest of the war
 
hmmmm USS Buchanan been disguised as a Confederate Destroyer in a TL-191 Operation Chariot equivalent where the US Rangers had to make sure the Confederate dry dock rendered inoperable for the rest of the war
I'd imagine that for the raid, they would've use an old flush deck destroyer (ala either the Caldwell, Wickes, or Clemson classes) and made the necessary modification to make it look like a Confederate destroyer.
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I will mention this, that the USN ITTL wouldn't have used the name Buchanan for their destroyers as the OTL namesake was of a Confederate Admiral during the War of Secession.
 
I'd imagine that for the raid, they would've use an old flush deck destroyer (ala either the Caldwell, Wickes, or Clemson classes) and made the necessary modification to make it look like a Confederate destroyer.
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I will mention this, that the USN ITTL wouldn't have used the name Buchanan for their destroyers as the OTL namesake was of a Confederate Admiral during the War of Secession.
the Raid Complement Consist of 3 US Destroyers 1 modified US Destroyer rigged with explosives and dozens of PT-Boats and Squadrons of USAF Fighters when a lead destroyer had a Confederate Flag as a disguise while they had to go on the the Confederate dry dock if they Confederates had a Louis Joubert Lock stand-in. i can expect the Confderate Spotlighter like hey thats an old signal Yankees open fire and the coastal defenses been open fire as the lead destroyer remove the Confederate Flag and raising the US Flag while the US Rangers had to brace themselves as the ships been embark the Rangers on the port.
 
the Raid Complement Consist of 3 US Destroyers 1 modified US Destroyer rigged with explosives and dozens of PT-Boats and Squadrons of USAF Fighters when a lead destroyer had a Confederate Flag as a disguise while they had to go on the the Confederate dry dock if they Confederates had a Louis Joubert Lock stand-in. i can expect the Confderate Spotlighter like hey thats an old signal Yankees open fire and the coastal defenses been open fire as the lead destroyer remove the Confederate Flag and raising the US Flag while the US Rangers had to brace themselves as the ships been embark the Rangers on the port.
Hmmm, what would be a good location ITTL for a port to be raided on a daring mission?
 
US Navy Battleships (Part 2)

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Michigan class Dreadnought Battleship (1910)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 17,617 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 6,950 nautical miles
Speed: 18.5 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 305mm
  • Main Deck: 64mm
  • Turrets: 305mm
  • Barbettes: 254mm
  • Conning Tower: 305mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 12 in guns (4x2)
  • 22 x 76mm rapid fire guns
  • 2 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Michigan (BB-26)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaDecember 18, 1906August 11, 1908March 1, 1910June 1918Sold for scrap, November 1921
USS West Virginia (BB-27)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyMay 26, 1906December 17, 1908January 4, 1910May 1918Sold for scrap, November 1921

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Congress class Dreadnought Battleship (1910)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 22,440 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x Curtiss steam engines
Range: 6,560 nautical miles
Speed: 21 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 280mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 305mm
  • Casemates: 127mm
  • Barbettes: 254mm
  • Conning Tower: 292mm
Armament:
  • 10 x 12 in guns (5x2)
  • 14 x 127mm guns
  • 2 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Congress (BB-28)Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, MassachusettsNovember 11, 1907February 6, 1909April 4, 1910Sunk by naval mines in the Gulf of Maine, December 21, 1915.
USS Montana (BB-29)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoDecember 16, 1907November 10, 1909April 11, 1910July 1931Gunnery Training Ship, July 17, 1921. Sold for scrap, September 1, 1931.

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Bonhomme Richard class Dreadnought Battleship (1910-1911)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 23,033 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons steam turbines
Range: 5,576 nautical miles
Speed: 20.8 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 280mm
  • Main Deck: 38mm
  • Turrets: 305mm
  • Casemates: 127mm
  • Barbettes: 254mm
  • Conning Tower: 292mm
Armament:
  • 10 x 12 in guns (5x2)
  • 16 x 127mm guns
  • 2 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Bonhomme Richard (BB-30)Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York CityMarch 9, 1908May 12, 1909September 15, 1910July 1930Sold for scrap, July 1930
USS Hancock (BB-31)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyMarch 15, 1908December 23, 1909January 2, 1911July 1930Sold for scrap, July 1930

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Wyoming class Dreadnought Battleship (1912)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 27,243 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons steam turbines
Range: 5,190 nautical miles
Speed: 20.5 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 280mm
  • Main Deck: 38mm
  • Turrets: 305mm
  • Casemates: 165mm
  • Barbettes: 280mm
  • Conning Tower: 292mm
Armament:
  • 12 x 12 in guns (6x2)
  • 21 x 127mm guns
  • 2 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Wyoming (BB-32)William Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaFebruary 9, 1910May 25, 1911September 25, 1912September 1947Gunnery Training Ship, July 6, 1931. Sold for scrap, August 1948.
USS Utah (BB-33)New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyJanuary 5, 1910January 14, 1911September 17, 1912October 1934Depot ship, November 1934. Sunk as blockship near New York City, September 1941.

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New York class Dreadnought Battleship (1913)

Specifications (Following 1927 refit)
Weight: 31,924 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x vertical turbine engines
Range: 15,400 nautical miles
Speed: 21 knots
Aviation Capacity: 3 Vought UO seaplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 305mm
  • Main Deck: 88mm
  • Turrets: 356mm
  • Barbettes: 305mm
  • Conning Tower: 305mm
Armament:
  • 10 x 14 in guns (5x2)
  • 16 x 127mm guns
  • 8 x 76mm AA guns
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS New York (BB-34)Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York CitySeptember 11, 1911October 30, 1912April 15, 1913/January 2, 1941April 1936/May 9, 1948Sunk as a target near the Sandwich Islands, June 2, 1948
USS Delaware (BB-35)Union Iron Works, San FranciscoApril 17, 1911May 18, 1912March 12, 1913/June 9, 1941December 1935/April 12, 1946Sold for scrap, October 7, 1947.

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Intrepid class Dreadnought Battleship (1914-1915)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 31,650 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons steam turbines
Range: 11,000 nautical miles
Speed: 22.5 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 305mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 305mm
  • Casemates: 152mm
  • Barbettes: 305mm
  • Conning Tower: 305mm
Armament:
  • 12 x 12 in guns (6x2)
  • 12 x 152mm guns
  • 16 x 102mm guns
  • 2 x 533mm underwater torpedo tubes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
USS Intrepid (BBF-1)
- ex Rivadavia
Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, MassachusettsMay 25, 1910August 26, 1911November 12, 1914May 1919Sold to Brazil as Rio De Janeiro, May 1919
USS Ranger (BBF-2)
- ex Moreno
New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New JerseyAugust 9, 1910September 23, 1911January 4, 1915May 1919Sold to Brazil as Brasil, May 1919
 
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