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BB-46 USS MARYLAND
1933 - 1940

Radio Call Sign: November - Alpha - Romeo - Charlie

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1917 - 1932
1941 - 1942
1943 - 1945
1946 - 1959


Colorado Class Battleship: Displacement 32,600 Tons, Dimensions, 624' (oa) x 97' 4" x 31' 4" (Max). Armament 8 x 16"/45 14 x 5"/51, 4 x 3"/50AA 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 13 1/2" Belt, 18" Turrets, 3 1/2" + 1 1/2" Decks, 16" Conning Tower. Machinery, 28,900 SHP; Turbines with Electric Drive, 4 screws. Speed, 21 Knots, Crew 1080.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Newport News, Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA., April 24, 1917. Launched February 20, 1920. Commissioned July 21, 1921. Decommissioned April 3, 1947. Stricken March 1, 1959.
Fate: Sold July 15, 1959 and broken up for scrap.
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BB-46 Maryland51kShipboard scene from the early 1930's. Nothing like crawling into bed with some good literature. Photo courtesy of Wendy Johnson.
BB-46 Maryland31kShipboard scene from the early 1930's. Former President Hoover and his wife during a visit. Photo courtesy of Wendy Johnson.
BB-46 Maryland33kShipboard scene from the early 1930's.Church service. Photo courtesy of Wendy Johnson.
BB-46 Maryland755kStarboard beam, underway, 1935. National Archives photo # N3169, courtesy of David Buell.
Battleship Row800kVery large (1.8m.b) 1936 photo of Battleship Row, Pearl Harbor. Among the ships in the harbor are:
On the far left are two New Orleans (CA-32) class heavy cruisers. Neither ship can be positively identified, but I believe the outer one (the one furthest from the camera) to be either New Orleans (CA-32), Quincy (CA-39), or Vincennes (CA-44).
The battleships from left to right: Colorado (BB-45), or West Virginia (BB-48), outboard of Idaho (BB-42), Nevada (BB-36), outboard of Mississippi (BB-41), New Mexico (BB-40), outboard of Maryland (BB-46) or California (BB-44).
On the far right is the Hospital ship Relief (AH-1) with two unidentified ships ahead and to her port side.
Text courtesy of David Johnston, (USNR) & Aryeh Wetherhorn (USNR). Photo courtesy of Edward Cwalinski, submitted by Barry Litchfield.
BB-46 Maryland123k1930's photo. Of the eleven battleships seen here, making a starboard turn while steaming in column, Maryland (BB-46) is at left, closest to the camera. Leading the column are the three New Mexico (BB 40-42) class battleships.USNHC # NH 50260, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-46 Maryland121kStarboard view of the Maryland (BB-46) at anchor, mid 1930's - pre war image. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-46 Maryland121kPhotographed by George Winstead of the Maryland (BB-46) and an accompanying crusier at anchor, mid 1930's - pre war image. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-46 Maryland & Arizona117k Arizona (BB-39) inboard & Maryland (BB-46) at Puget Sound sometime circa late 1935, early 1936. The Arizona still has the searchlights on the funnel and the funnel is short. It was extended vertically in early 1936.USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Text courtesy of Tracy White. Photo i.d. courtesy of Mike Green.
BB-46 Maryland34kFull stern view of the Maryland (BB-46) taken in early 1938 when she was moored in Long Beach Harbor, in Battleship row. Note the black color of the scout observation plane on the fantail and that it matches the color of the Admiral's barge in the water at the foot of the gangway. These pictures was taken during a weekend 'fleet sailboat race. The contributor was in the crew of the New Oleans's (CA-32) entry at the time.'Courtesy of James D. McGrew.
BB-46 Maryland129kNaval officer reviewing kitchen stewards clad in aprons w. pots & pans at their feet on the deck of the battleship Maryland (BB-46) during 1939. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland162kChief machininist's mate & 2 firemen working w. huge engine turbine in the engine room of battleship Maryland (BB-46). Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland165kNavy engineer manning ships throttle next to steam gauges in the battle station of the battleship Maryland (BB-46) during 1939. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland133kNavy crewmen using water hose & brush to scub down ship's hammocks before hanging them up to dry on lines behind them, on the prow of the battleship Maryland (BB-46) during 1939. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland123kView fr. the bridge looking down the big guns on the prow where folding cots can be seen hanging fr. the side rails on the battleship Maryland (BB-46) at San Pedro CA., 1939. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland152kNavy crewman hanging from a rope ladder on a spar while working to control the hauser lines for the launches that arrive to load up crewmen to ferry them ashore on "Liberty" from the battleship Maryland (BB-46) anchored in the harbor at San Pedro, CA. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland173kNavy launches ferrying sailors from the Maryland (BB-46) to the harbor at San Pedro CA., 1939. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland188kNavy signalman using semaphore flags as he communicates w. another ship while signal corpsmen handle the signal flag hoists on board the battleship Maryland (BB-46) anchored in the harbor at San Pedro, CA.
Note the numbers and letters written on the flag storage locker for the handling of the flags.
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland168kNavy crewmen working in the main engine control room of the battleship Maryland (BB-46). Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland179kNavy crewmen working in the main engine control room of the battleship Maryland (BB-46). Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland136kHeavy anchors hanging from the prow of the battleship Maryland (BB-46) as she gets a paint job in the harbor at San Pedro CA., 1939. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White,courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland134kNavy crewmen on hanging scaffolds while painting the side of the battleship Maryland (BB-46) anchored in the harbor at San Pedro, CA. Note three other battleships in the background. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland117kCapt. C. G. Logan being served lunch in his cabin on board the battleship. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland132kTwo Naval officers conferring in the Officers Stateroom on board the battleship. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland125kMarines standing at attention during inspection review on the deck of the battleship. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland134kNavy crewmen stringing up hammocks on board the battleship Maryland (BB-46). Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland129kNavy crewmen making decorative macrame fringes on the deck of the battleship Maryland (BB-46). Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland123kNavy cooks preparing a meal while working next to large steam-jacketed vats in the galley of the battleship. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland112kPortrait of Lieut. Commander Charles Phleger manning the controls on the bridge of the battleship. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
BB-46 Maryland137kCrew members of the battleship Maryland (BB-46) eating a meal in mess hall on board. Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life. Photo added 11/24/08.
Colorado class68k West Virginia (BB-48), Maryland (BB-46) and the Colorado (BB-45) (in the rear) at Pearl Harbor, circa 1939-40. USN photo by Albert Weigandt & submitted by James D. Card, QMCS (SW/AW).
BB-38 Pennsylvania & Colorado class119kPennsylvania (BB-38) & or Colorado (BB-45), Maryland (BB-46) & or West Virginia (BB-48) at 1010 dock sometime after returning to Pearl Harbor, circa 1939-40. USN photo by Albert Weigandt & submitted by James D. Card, QMCS (SW/AW). Partial text courtesy of DANFS. Photo i.d. courtesy of Tom Bateman.
BB-40 New Mexico & family242kBetween 9 & 13 Sep 1940 the Arizona (BB-39) was under way with other ships of the US Fleet for simulated fleet engagement.
Pictured here is a New Mexico (BB-40 / 42) class battleship in the van with other battleships of the Pacific Fleet and a carrier air group, led by the Air Group Commander in a Curtiss SBC Helldiver.
The aircraft following are:
A torpedo squadron of eighteen Douglas TBD-1s;
A bombing squadron of eighteen Northrop BT-1s;
A scouting squadron eighteen Curtiss SBCs;
A fighting squadron of eighteen Grumman F2F-1s or F3F-3s from either the Yorktown (CV-5) or F3F-2s from the Enterprise (CV-6), plus possibly nine additional aircraft.
The Yorktown and Enterprise were the only two carriers whose bombing squadrons were equipped with the Northrop BT-1.
The text for the photo reads:
"The Navy uses enormous amounts of rubber. At least seventy-five tons of rubber, enough to makes 17,000 tires, are used in the construction of each of these battleships. Tons more are needed for the naval planes that are making history over the world. Medical and communication requirements--and countless other needs of the Navy--are met."
Photograph # LC-USE64 - DC-000944 & partial text courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
Aircraft i.d. & text & timeline courtesy of Alan Moore via the following sources: Airplane i.d.: Yorktown Class Carriers (Warship Pictorial No. 9) by Steve Wiper, Tucson, AZ: Classic Warships Publishing, 2000. & That Gallant Ship: U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5) by Robert Cressman, Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Pub Co, 1985. Timeline from Battleship Arizona: An Illustrated History by Paul Stillwell, Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1991.
BB-39 Arizona534kBetween 9 & 13 Sep 1940 the Arizona (BB-39) was under way with other ships of the US Fleet for simulated fleet engagement. She is pictured here in company with other ships of the Pacific Fleet taken during Fleet Ops. and at least one carrier air group.Scanned from: "The Fleet Today" by Kendall Banning. Funk & Wagnalls Company, N.Y. and London, 1942. Submitted by Pieter Bakels. Text & photo i.d. courtesy of Alan Moore via Battleship Arizona: An Illustrated History by Paul Stillwell, Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1991.

Maryland BB-46 History
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Richard W Beaman
Address: Watsonville, CA,
Phone: 408-722-4966
E-mail: None


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