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USS Iowa Statistics

The IOWA Class battleships were rated as the best in the world due to their fast speed, heavy armor, survivability, large caliber guns, flexibility for upgrades and sheer awe for showing the flag around the world.

Displacement Full Load Operational Displacement: 58,000 tons
Current Light Ship Displacement: 41,000 tons

Length Overall Length: 887 ft 3 in
Waterline Length: 860 ft
Beam Beam: 108 ft
Draft Maximum Navigational Draft: 38 ft
Berth 87 Projected Draft: 31 ft
Height Keel to mast: 209 ft
Top antenna above waterline: 175 ft
Major ship structure above waterline: 122 ft
Original Cost Original Cost: $110,000,000
Current Replacement Cost: $2.5 billion
Construction Facts 800 miles of welding, 1,135,000 driven rivets, 16 miles of ventilation ducts, 14,140 valves and 80 miles of piping.
Fuel Oil capacity 2,582,000 gallons
Current Fuel Onboard: 0 gallons – all tanks were water blasted in 1991 for long term preservation 
Electrical capacity Sufficient to handle the industrial and domestic load of a city of 20,000 people.   The ship when in commission utilized over 900 electrical motors, 5,300 light fixtures, 250 miles of electric cable
Food Storage Capacity 100 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables, 650 tons of dry stores and 84 tons of frozen meats
Armor Sides 12.1"; maximum conning tower thickness 17-1/2".
Guns Three 16"/50 triple main gun turrets (9 guns total). Each barrel is 66'8" long.
Six (1980's) and ten (1940's & 50's) secondary 5"/38 twin gun mounts.
Four Phalanx 20mm Close-in Weapons systems.
Missiles Eight Tomahawk Armored Box launchers (32 long-range cruise missiles).
Sixteen Harpoon launchers (16 anti-ship missiles).
Main Engines

Four geared Westinghouse turbines; 53,000 horsepower each for a total of 212,000 shaft horsepower
Max speed: 33 kts

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