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USS Missouri Battleship - The "Mighty Mo"

"Yeah, this is Captain Smith on the Missouri. There are some projectiles coming your way on those bunkered positions you were complaining about, so be advised."

Specifications

Class: Iowa-class battleship
Length:
887 feet 3 inches
Beam:
108 feet 3 inches
Draft:
34 feet 9 1/4 inches
Weight:
58,000 tons (full load)
Speed:
In excess of 30 knots
Boilers:
Eight 600 PSI Babcock & Wilcox
Main Engines:
Four geared GE turbines
Anchors:
Two 30,000 lb. anchors - port and starboard
Armor:
The main armor belt of the hull is 13.5" thick
WWII Crew:
134 Officers, 2,400 enlisted
Prior to decommissioning:
Navy officers 64, Marine Corp officers 2, Navy enlisted 1,500, 38 Marines.
Main Gun Battery:
Nine 16"/50 caliber guns in three turrets, with 2,700 lb armor piercing projectiles and
1,900 lb high capacity projectiles. Rate of fire
- two rounds per min. per gun.

Following the 1987 reactiva
tion, Missouri deployed Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.


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