Mississippi Class Pre Dreadnaught battleship of the Us navy, consisted of USS Mississippi BB23 and USS Idaho BB24. Both battleships built by Cramp. Ordered under the 1903 naval act. In 1909 USS Mississippi went up the Mississippi river calling at Nathcez, and other river ports She served as a seaplane base ship iat the beginning of 1914 at Pensacola, moving to Vera Cruz during the Mexican war.. Both USS Mississippi and USS Idaho were sold to Greece on the 30th July 1914. USS Mississippi becoming Lemnos and USS Idaho becoming Kilkis. they remained in Greek service until being sunk by German aircraft during World |war two at salamis in April 1941.
DISPLACEMENT |: 13,000 tons AND FULLY LOADED 14,460 TONS. SPEED : 17 KNOTS. ARMAMENT: FOUR 12- INCH UGNS EIGHT 8 - INCH GUNS, EIGHT 7 -INCH GUNS, TWELVE 3 -INCH GUNS, AND SIX 3 POUNDER . TWO 21 -INCH TORPEDO TUBES CREW: 744
|BB23 USS Mississippi||30th September 1905||Landed marines at Vera Cruz during in 1914. Transferred to Greece on 30th July 1914.|
|BB24 USS Idaho||9th December 1905||Transferred to Greece on 30th July 1914.|