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USS Tennessee BB - 43
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from  1932-1934, 0302, MARDET USS Tennessee (BB-43)  album
Name: USS Tennessee Ordered: 28 December 1915 Laid down: 14 May 1917 Launched: 30 April 1919 Commissioned: 3 June 1920 Decommissioned: 14 February 1947 Struck: 1 March 1959 Honors and awards: Navy Unit Commendation, ten battle stars Fate: Sold for scrap, 10 July 1959 General characteristics Class and type: Tennessee-class battleship Displacement: 33,190 tons Length: 624 ft (190 m) Beam: 97.3 ft (29.7 m) Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m) Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h) Complement: 57 officers, 1026 men Armament: 12 14 in (356 mm) guns, 14 5 in (127 mm) guns, 4 3 in (76 mm) AA guns, 2 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes USS Tennessee (BB-43), the lead ship of her class of battleship, was the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 16th state.[1] Her keel was laid down on 14 May 1917 at the New York Navy Yard. She was launched on 30 April 1919 sponsored by Miss Helen Lenore Roberts, daughter of Albert H. Roberts, the governor of Tennessee and commissioned on 3 June 1920 with Captain Richard H. Leigh in command.
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Aug 25, 2008
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