USS Arizona
USS Arizona
USS Arizona Battleship Specifications

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SHIP'S DATA
NAME ARIZONA
HULL NUMBER BB-39
BUILDER BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, NEW YORK
LAID DOWN MARCH 16, 1914
CHRISTENED JUNE 19, 1915, BY MISS ESTHER ROSS.
COMMISSIONED OCTOBER 17, 1917
CONSTRUCTION COST $7,425,000.00 (HULL AND MACHINERY),
$12,993,579.23 (TOTAL)
DIMENSIONS
DISPLACEMENT 34,207 TONS (NORMAL); 37,654 TONS (FULL LOAD)
LENGTH (WL) 600'
LENGTH (OA) 608'
MAXIMUM BEAM 106' 3"
MEAN DRAFT 28'
MAXIMUM DRAFT 33' 6"
PROPULSION AND MACHINERY
TOTAL WEIGHT OF MACHINERY
2,462 TONS (WITH LIQUIDS)
BOILERS SIX BUREAU EXPRESS TYPE; 300-PSI/472 DEGREES F. OPERATING TEMPERATURE.
DRIVE
FOUR WESTINGHOUSE GEARED IMPULSE/REACTION 3,600 RPM HIGH-PRESSURE MAIN TURBINES; FOUR WESTINGHOUSE GEARED IMPULSE/REACTION 3,600 RPM CRUISE TURBINES; FOUR PARSONS 226 RPM LOW-PRESSURE AHEAD AND ASTERN TURBINES; FOUR PARSONS 226 RPM HIGH-PRESSURE ASTERN TURBINES.
FUEL OIL
4,630 TONS (NORMAL); 6,180 TONS (EMERGENCY)
DIESEL OIL
75 TONS (FOR BOATS)
GASOLINE
11.76 TONS (FOR AIRCRAFT)
LUBRICATING OIL
5,000 GALLONS
RESERVE BOILER FEED WATER
323 TONS (NORMAL); 392 TONS ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY CAPACITY
POTABLE WATER
402 TONS
ELECTRICITY
FOUR 400KW, 120/240-VOLT TURBO-GENERATORS
SHAFT HORSEPOWER
35,081 MAXIMUM AHEAD (10-HR. TRIAL, JULY 1931)
PROPELLERS
FOUR, THREE-BLADED; 12'7" DIAMETER
RUDDER
ONE BALANCED, TAPERED TYPE. 443 SQUARE FOOT AREA. TRAINABLE 38" TO PORT AND STARBOARD.
MAXIMUM SPEED
20.7 KNOTS (TRIAL, JULY 1931)
MAXIMUM RADIUS
8,500 MILES @ 20 KNOTS;
13,600 MILES @ 15 KNOTS.
ANCHORS
THREE, 20,000-LB; ONE STARBOARD, TWO PORT. 120 FATHOMS CHAIN TO STARBOARD, 180 FATHOMS CHAIN TO PORT.
ARMOR
BELT
14" AMIDSHIPS, TAPERING TO 8" ENDS. ENTIRE BELT EXTENDS 9' ABOVE WATERLINE AND 8' 6" BELOW. PROTECTED TURRET MAGAZINES AND AMIDSHIPS MACHINERY SPACES.
DECK
4" OUTBOARD STRAKES (UPPER DECK); 6" AMIDSHIPS.
2" OUTBOARD STRAKES (LOWER DECK). PROTECTED MACHINERY AREAS AND STEERING GEAR FROM PLUNGING FIRE.
FUNNEL 15" AT BASE OF BOILER UPTAKES, TAPERING TO 9" AT THE UPPER DECK. ARMORED GRATING INSIDE FUNNEL AT THE LEVEL OF THE SECOND DECK.
TURRETS 18" FACES; 9" SIDES; 9" REARS; 5" TOPS; 2" ON EXPOSED UNDERSIDES.
BARBETTES 13" ABOVE SECOND DECK; 4.5" BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD DECKS.
CONNING TOWER 16" SIDES; TWO 4" LAYERS ON TOP.
CONNING TOWER TUBE 5' INSIDE DIAMETER FROM THIRD DECK TO CONNING TOWER BASE; 16" ARMOR ABOVE SECOND DECK, 6" BELOW.
LONGITUDINAL TORPEDO BULKHEADS TWO, CONTINUOUS EACH SIDE FROM FRAME 20 TO 127; 60-LB TREATED STEEL PLATING OUTER BULKHEAD, NORMAL STRUCTURAL STEEL INNER BULKHEAD. TOTAL WIDTH OF PROTECTION EACH SIDE IS 11' 9".
TRANSVERSE TORPEDO BULKHEADS FOUR 40-LB TREATED STEEL BULKHEADS OUTBOARD THE OUTER LONGITUDINAL BULKHEAD AT FRAMES 23, 30, 90, AND 120.
TOTAL PUBLISHED ARMOR WEIGHT 8,072 TONS
MAIN ARMAMENT
MAIN BATTERY:
14-INCH/45 CALIBER
TWELVE 14"/45 CALIBER 70-TON RIFLED GUNS MOUNTED IN FOUR SUPER-FIRING TRIPLE TURRETS, TWO FORWARD AND TWO AFT.
BARREL LENGTH 52 FEET, 6 INCHES
BREECH DIAMETER 46 INCHES
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 30 DEGREES
RIFLING
SPIRAL GROOVES IN BARREL IMPROVED ACCURACY BY IMPARTING A SPIN TO THE PROJECTILE, GIVING IT A CLOCKWISE TWIST OF ONE REVOLUTION FOR EACH 37.3 FEET OF TRAVEL.
MAXIMUM RANGE
34,000 YARDS
MAXIMUM PROJECTILE
1,400-LB ARMOR PIERCING
EXPLOSIVE CHARGE
31.5-LB (2.25% OF PROJECTILE WEIGHT).
MUZZLE VELOCITY 2,700 FEET PER SECOND
AVERAGE RATE OF FIRE
1.5 PER MINUTE
SECONDARY ARMAMENT
SECONDARY BATTERY:
5-INCH/51 CALIBER
TWELVE 5-INCH/51 CALIBER, SINGLE-MOUNTED GUNS; TEN WITHIN THE SUPERSTRUCTURE DECKHOUSE AND TWO ATOP IT, ONE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE CONNING TOWER. (THE LATTER TWO WERE REMOVED SHORTLY BEFORE PEARL HARBOR IN ANTICIPATION OF RECEIVING 1.1-INCH AA MOUNTS. AT THE TIME OF THE ATTACK, THESE POSITIONS WERE EMPTY.)
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 20 DEGREES
MAXIMUM RANGE
17,100 YARDS
MAXIMUM PROJECTILE
50-LB HIGH-CAPACITY
EXPLOSIVE CHARGE
4.5-LB (26.4% OF PROJECTILE WEIGHT).
MUZZLE VELOCITY 3,150 FEET PER SECOND
ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARMAMENT
MAIN AA BATTERY:
5-INCH/25 CALIBER
EIGHT 5-INCH/25 CALIBER SINGLE-MOUNTED GUNS, LOCATED ATOP THE SUPERSTRUCTURE DECKHOUSE, FOUR TO A SIDE.
SECONDARY AA BATTERY:
.50 CALIBER MG
EIGHT TOTAL; TWO ON EACH MAST, FOUR ON THE FUNNEL PLATFORM.
DIRECTORS
RADAR
NONE
FIRE CONTROL
TWO ENCLOSED MAIN BATTERY SURFACE RANGEFINDERS; ONE ABOVE PILOT HOUSE, ONE ON MAIN-MAST PLATFORM.
TWO MK 20 MAIN BATTERY GUN DIRECTORS; ONE IN HIGHEST LEVEL OF EACH MAST-TOPS.
FOUR SECONDARY BATTERY DIRECTORS; ONE EACH SIDE OF LOWEST LEVEL OF BOTH MAST-TOPS.
TWO MK 28 ANTI-AIRCRAFT DIRECTORS, ONE ON EACH BRIDGE WING.
AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS
AIRCRAFT
THREE VOUGHT 0S2U KINGFISHERS (SINGLE ENGINE, LOW-WING, FLOAT-TYPE MONOPLANE; ONE FLOAT UNDER FUSELAGE, ONE FLOAT UNDER EACH WING).
CATAPULTS
ONE TRAINABLE, POWDER-FIRED, P MK VI ON FANTAIL (TYPICAL PERFORMANCE WAS 6,500 POUNDS AT 65 MPH IN 60 FEET); ONE FIXED, POWDER-FIRED, P MK IV ATOP TURRET THREE (TYPICAL PERFORMANCE WAS 6,350-LB AT 64 MPH IN 60 FEET).
STERN CRANE
SERVICED FANTAIL P MK VI. 6,000-LB LIFTING CAPACITY.
BOAT CRANES
SERVICED TURRET-MOUNTED P MK 1V. 25,687-LB LIFTING CAPACITY.
HANGAR
NONE
CREW
COMPLEMENT
1,731 TOTAL (92 OFFICERS AND WARRANTS; 1,639 ENLISTED).
ACCOMMODATIONS
2,037 TOTAL (4 CABIN OFFICERS; 44 WARDROOM OFFICERS; 32 JUNIOR OFFICERS; 10 WARRANT OFFICERS; 72 CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS; 1,875 OTHER ENLISTED).