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Battleships - BB

Battleships were tasked to conduct prompt and sustained combat operations at sea, worldwide, in support of national interests. They operated as an element of a carrier battle group or amphibious group. In areas of reduced anti-air warfare threat, they were capable of surface action group and battle group operations, centered on the battleships, with appropriate anti-submarine and anti-air warfare escort ships.

North Carolina BB 55 - class



Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
NORTH CAROLINABB 55decommissioned
WASHINGTONBB 56decommissioned



South Dakota BB 57 - class



Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
SOUTH DAKOTABB 57decommissioned
INDIANABB 58decommissioned
MASSACHUSETTSBB 59decommissioned
ALABAMABB 60decommissioned



Iowa BB 61 - class



Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
IOWABB 61decommissioned
NEW JERSEYBB 62decommissioned
MISSOURIBB 63decommissioned
WISCONSINBB 64decommissioned
ILLINOISBB 65cancelled on August 12, 1945
KENTUCKYBB 66cancelled on January 20, 1950



Montana BB 67 - class



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Ship's NameHull NumberHomeport / Status
MONTANABB 67cancelled on July 21, 1943
OHIOBB 68cancelled on July 21, 1943
MAINEBB 69cancelled on July 21, 1943
NEW HAMPSHIREBB 70cancelled on July 21, 1943
LOUISIANABB 71cancelled on July 21, 1943



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