American battleship histories. American naval
battleship USS South Carolina. Battleship website dedicated to the history
of USS South Carolina from launch to participation in major wars also
notice board for naval historians and descendents of crew of USS South Carolina.
South Carolina. (BB26)
by Cramp, and launched on the 11th November 1908, and commissioned into
the US navy on the 1st March 1910, USS South Carolina had poor sea
qualities and in 1917 had eight of her secondary 3 - inch armaments
removed, during World war one, she participated in the escorting of US
troops convoys across the Atlantic, and was decommissioned in 1921, after
the Washington treaty she was finally scrapped in 1924
16,130 tons to 17,900 tons. Speed: 18 knots, Range 6,950 knots at 10
knots. Compliment 869, rising during world war two to 1,100.
Armament. Eight 12 - inch Guns in pairs. and 22 3 inch guns