Connecticut Class Battleships Class Overview

Dimensions, machinery and performance
Length:
456' 3"
Engines:
2 four cylinder vertically inverted triple expansion
Beam:
76' 10"
Boilers:
12 Babcock & Wilcox (coal fired)
Draft:
24' 6"
Shafts:
2
Displacement:
16,000 std. / 17,650 full (a)
HP:
16,500 (b)
Speed:
18 knots
Crew:
963
Range:
5,000 NM @ 10 knots
Construction notes:
(a):
Connecticut and Louisiana full load displacement 17,666 tons.
(b):
Connecticut and Louisiana 20,525 hp.


Armament as designed
Number Carried
Type
Arrangement
Maximum Range / Ceiling
4
12"/45 (305mm) Mk 5
2 twin turrets
20,000 yards @ 15° (11.3 miles)
870 lb. AP shell
Rate of fire 2-3 RPM

8
8"/45 (203mm) Mk 6
4 twin turrets
22,500 yards @ 20.1° (12.7 miles)
260 lb. AP shell
Rate of fire 1-2 RPM

12
7"/45 (178mm) Mk 2
single mounts
(casemates)
16,500 yards @ 15° (9.3 miles)
165 lb. AP shell
Rate of fire 4 RPM

20
3"/50 (76mm)
single mounts
14,600 yards @ 43° (8.2 miles)
AA ceiling 30,400'
13 lb. HE shell
Rate of fire 15-20 RPM

4
21" torpedo tubes
submerged
4,000 yards @ 27 knots (2.2 miles)
200 lb. wet gun-cotton warhead


Name
Builder
Launched
Commissioned
New York Naval Shipyard
Brooklyn, New York

Sept. 29, 1904
Sept. 29, 1906
Fate
Sold Nov. 1, 1923 to Walter W. Johnson, San Francisco, California and scrapped.
Name
Builder
Launched
Commissioned
Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
Newport News, Virginia

Aug. 27, 1904
June 2, 1906
Fate
Sold Nov. 1, 1923 and scrapped.
Name
Builder
Launched
Commissioned
Fore River Shipbuilding Co.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Aug. 31, 1905
Mar. 4, 1907
Fate
Sold Nov. 30, 1923 and scrapped.
Name
Builder
Launched
Commissioned
New York Shipbuilding Corp.
Camden, New Jersey

Aug. 12, 1905
Apr. 18, 1907
Fate
Sold Jan. 23, 1924 and scrapped.
Name
Builder
Launched
Commissioned
Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
Newport News, Virginia

Apr. 8, 1905
Mar. 9, 1907
Fate
Demilitarized at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, sold Jan. 23, 1924 and scrapped.
Name
Builder
Launched
Commissioned
New York Shipbuilding Corp.
Camden, New Jersey

June 30, 1906
Mar. 19, 1908
Fate
Sold Nov. 1, 1923 and scrapped.


Class Notes:
1910:
All ships fitted with cage masts.


Page revised Sept. 15, 2007