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Battleship 59. Armed with naval guns and anti air anti surface and anti submarine missiles plus other weapons she is equipped for surface to air surface to surface and anti submarine warfare. Uss south dakota bb 57 was the lead vessel of the four south dakota class fast battleships built for the united states navy in the 1930s. Assigned to bethlehem steels fore river shipyard the third ship of the class uss massachusetts bb 59 was laid down on july 20 1939.
It was also the massachusetts which fired the first 16 inch shells fired by the us against the european axis powers during world war ii. Uss massachusetts bb 59 uss massachusetts bb 59 known as big mamie to her crewmembers during world war ii was a battleship of the second south dakota class. Uss massachusetts bb 59 known as big mamie to her crewmembers during world war ii was a battleship of the second south dakota class.
Uss princeton cg 59 uss princeton cg 59 is a ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser serving in the united states navy. She was the seventh ship of the united states navy to be named in honor of the sixth state and one of two ships of her class along with her sister alabama to be donated for use as a museum ship. Construction on the battleship advanced and it entered the water on september 23 1941 with frances adams wife of former secretary of the navy charles francis adams iii serving as sponsor.
Uss massachusetts was the third south dakota class battleship and probably the last us battleship to fire 16 inch shells in combat during world war ii. Launched 23 september 1941. 35000 tons 42000 tons fully loaded max speed.
26 feet 9 inches crew. 7000 tons of fuel oil armament. And commissioned 12 may 1942 at.
Uss massachusetts bb 59 decommissioned. 30kts 35mph fuel capacity. She was the seventh ship of the united states navy to be named in honor of the sixth state and one of two ships of her class along with her sister alabama.
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