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American battleship histories. American naval battleship USS Delaware. Battleship website dedicated to the history of USS Delaware from launch to participation in major wars also notice board for naval historians and descendents of crew of USS Delaware.

USS DELAWARE (BB28)

Built by Newport News and launched on the 6th February 1909 and commissioned into the US Navy on the 4th April 1910. The Delaware designed was completed in 1905 - 1906, and two versions were shown a 10 gun version and a larger 12 - gun version. The larger version was rejected due to cost for the extra firepower it provided.  The USS Delaware was the first US Battleship able to steam for 24 hours at full speed without needing repairs. and she reached 21.86 knots on her trials. During the Great war she was attached to the Royal navies British Grand Fleet at the end of November 1917. Decommissioned in November 1923 and sold for scrapping on the 5th February 1924.  

Displacement: 20,140 tons normal  and 22, 060 tons full load.  Sped: 231 knots,  Range 6,000 Nautical Miles at 10 knots.  Compliment: 933 and in 1918. total  1,220.   Armament: ten 12 - inch Guns in pairs.  Fourteen 5 - inch guns   Two 21- inc torpedo Tubes submerged in the beam.

USS Delaware - photo published 1915

USS Delaware was at one point the largest battleship in the world 

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USS Delaware pictured c.1920  

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USS Delaware (background) with USS Michigan in the foreground

USS Delaware Sent in by George Needham

 

The Picture above shows a few crew members from the USS Delaware  including the Grandfather of Rebecca Johnson who kindly supplied the picture

  

USS Delaware BB29

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USS Delaware

USS Delaware

USS Delaware at the Grand Naval Review off Spithead, June 1911.

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