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South Carolina class battleship

The United States Navy's South Carolina class consisted of two battleships. They were designed independently of but contemporaneously with HMS Dreadnought, and with the same all-big-guns principle as that famous ship, but their construction proceeded so slowly that Dreadnought was commissioned before they were.


General Characteristics

  • Displacement: 16,000 tons
  • Length: 452.8 feet
  • Beam: 80.2 feet
  • Draft: 24.5 feet
  • Speed: 18.8 knots
  • Armament: eight 12-inch, 22 three-inch, two 21-inch torpedo tubes

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