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BB-60 USS ALABAMA
Post War / 1963

Radio Call Sign: November - Echo - Mike - Whiskey

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Building & Fitting Out / 1940 - October 1942
Shakedown Cruise / November 1942 - March 1943
War in the Atlantic /April 1943 - July 1943
War in the Pacific / August 1943 - Sept. 1945
1964 - Present


South Dakota Class Battleship: Displacement 35,000 Tons, Dimensions, 679' 5" (oa) x 108' 2" x 36' 2" (Max). Armament 9 x 16"/45 20 x 5"/38AA, 12 x 1.1" 12 x 0.5", 3 AC. Armor, 12 1/4" Belt, 18" Turrets, 1 1/2" +6" +1/3" Decks, 15" Conning Tower.. Machinery, 130,000 SHP; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 27 Knots, Crew 1793.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Norfolk Naval Ship Yard, February 1, 1940. Launched February 16, 1942. Commissioned August 16, 1942. Decommissioned January 9, 1947. Stricken June 1, 1962.
Fate: Perserved as Memorial, Mobile Alabama, June 11, 1964.
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BB-58 Indiana 158k 17 March 1946. The Indiana (BB-58), Massachusetts (BB-59)& Alabama (BB-60) tied up at the Embarcadero, San Francisco. USN photograph courtesy of Pieter Bakels. Text courtesy of ussindianabb58.com.
Puget Sound NSY102kThe Alabama (BB-60) is seen tied up to pier 90 at Puget Sound Navy Yard in September, 1946. Directly behind her is the Bunker Hill(CV-17). The foremast and bridge of either the Colorado (BB-45) or Maryland (BB-46) is moored several piers away.Courtesy of Mike Green from Leeward Publications/ SHIP'S DATA (2 & 3) Naval Supply News, Volume 5, No. 18, 6 September 1946 by the U.S. Naval Station at Seattle, Washington.
Puget Sound NSY94kThe Alabama (BB-60) is seen at Puget Sound Navy Yard in September, 1946 being maneuvered by tugs into position in the slipway between pier 90 and pier 91. She was placed in commission in reserve on 21 August 1946 and will be joined by her sister Indiana (BB-58) in a few days. The carrier next to her is the Bunker Hill(CV-17) and the Colorado (BB-45) or Maryland (BB-46) can be seen in the background, several piers away.Courtesy of Mike Green from Leeward Publications/ SHIP'S DATA (2 & 3) Naval Supply News, Volume 5, No. 18 - 6 September 1946 by the U.S. Naval Station at Seattle, Washington.
Puget Sound NSY1.1mPuget Sound NSY around 1948. There are five mothballed Essex class (CV-9) carriers at the left. To the right of the carriers are five battleships. I believe they are Alabama (BB-60), West Virginia (BB-48), Maryland (BB-46), Indiana (BB-58), Colorado (BB-45).USN Photo courtesy of Joe MacDonald. Photo added 08/03/08.

USS ALABAMA BB-60 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The Hazegray & Underway Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. John R Brown
Address: PO Box 501 Keller, TX, 76248-0501
Phone: 817-431-2424
E-mail: None


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Battleship Pages By Andrew Toppan.
U.S.S. Alabama BB-60 Web Site
ussalabama.com
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