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Displacement 43,500 Tons, Dimensions, 874' (oa) x 105' 5" x 31' (max).
Armament 8 x 16"/50 16 x 6"/53 4 x 3"8 x 21" tt
Machinery, 180,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines with Electric Drive, 4 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 1500.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 25 SEP 1920 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
Fate: Construction halted 8 FEB 1922 at 12.1% complete due to the signing of the
Washington Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armaments of 1922 on 6 FEB 1922. Sold for scrap 25 OCT 1923

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United States 40k U.S. Battle Cruisers Nos. 1 - 6

Silhouette and table of principal characteristics for the definitive design of these ships, circa 1920.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 99411.
United States
776k United States on the ways, Navy Yard Philadelphia, 14 July 1921. Construction was suspended multiple times due to other priorities during World War I and was subsequently canceled due to the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. Tracy White

USS United States (CC 6) History
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Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.

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