Battleship Wisconsin Statistics & History

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Battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) - Statistics & Information:

  • Dimensions Graphic
  • Interesting Facts
  • Displacement - 45,000 tons
  • Displacement - 58,000 tons loaded
  • Length - 887' 3"
  • Beam - 108' 2"
  • Draft - 37' 8"
  • Speed - 33 knots
  • Complement - 1,600
  • Armament - 9 16", 20 5", 80 40mm., 49 20mm.
  • Propulsion: Steam turbines, 8 600 psi boilers, 4 shafts, 212,000 shp
  • Class - Iowa
  • Battleship Wisconsin Chronology
    • Keel Laid Down by Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard- January 25, 1941
    • Launched - December 7, 1943
    • Commissioned - April 16, 1944
    • Decommissioned - July 1, 1948
    • Recommissioned for Korean War Service - March 3, 1951
    • Decommissioned - March 8, 1958
    • Recommissioned as part of President Reagan's 600 Ship Navy - October 22, 1988
    • Decommissioned - September 30, 1991
    • Reinstated on the Naval Vessels Register, in reserve - February 12, 1998
    • Battleship Wisconsin Moved To Nauticus Berthing - December 7, 2000

Battleship Wisconsin (BB-64) - History:

Battleship Wisconsin (BB-64), an Iowa-class battleship, was the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 30th state. Her keel was laid down on January 25, 1941 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was launched on December 7, 1943 sponsored by Mrs. Walter S. Goodland, and commissioned on April 16, 1944, with Captain Earl E. Stone in command.

After her trials and initial training in the Chesapeake Bay, Wisconsin departed Norfolk, Virginia, on July 7, 1944, bound for the British West Indies. Following her shakedown, conducted out of Trinidad, the third Iowa-class battleship to join the Fleet returned to her builder's yard for post-shakedown repairs and alterations.

  • World War II [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
  • 1945-1950 [1]
  • The Korean War [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • 1952-1981 [1] [2] [3]
  • 1988-Present [1]