USS ALABAMA STATS

Sister Ships: MASSACHUSETTS, INDIANA, SOUTH DAKOTA
Launched: 16 February 1942
Commissioned: 16 August 1942
Displacement: 35,000 to 44,500 tons.
Length: 680 ft.
Beam: 108 ft. 2 in.
Height of truck light above keel: 194 ft.
Design Draft: 33 ft. 8 in.
Actual weight when fully loaded: 42,500 tons.
Speed: 28 knots
Range: 15,000 Nautical miles at 15 knots
Crew: 127 Officers, 2,205 Enlisted Men


Power Plants: 

  • Horsepower: 130,000 hp
  • 4 engine rooms, each carrying 2 boilers and 2 turbines.
  • Four propellers, 2 five bladed and 2 four bladed, each weighing 18.2 tons.

Armament: 

  • 9 - 16"/45 cal. Guns (3 turrets)
  • 20 - 5"/38 cal. Guns (10 mounts)
  • 48 - 40mm Guns (12 mounts)
  • 52- 20mm Guns

Armor: 

  • Turret faces: 18 inches
  • Conning tower: 16 inches
  • Side armor: 12.2 inches, tapering to 1 inch at bottom

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ALABAMA (BB 60) earned nine battle stars on the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal.