Monday, 22 May 2017

New American battleships to be named Texas and Nevada according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad 1910-1911 no. 10

New York-class


An item reported that the two new American battleships of the program 1910 were to be named Texas (1) and Nevada (2). Displacement around 27.000 tons and the main armament 8 or perhaps 10-35,5cm guns. The edition No. 11 claimed that the correct names were Texas and New York.

1. Part of the New York-class consisting of the New York and the Texas, preceded by the Wyoming-class and succeeded by the Nevada-class. Building ordered on 24 June 1910l laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding on 17 April 1911, launched on 18 May 1912, sponsored by Claudia Lyon, commissioned on 12 March 1914, overhauled between 31 July 1925-23 November 1926, decommissioned on 21 April 1948, stricken on 30 April 1948 and now museum ship. Building costs 11.179.195 US dollars.
2. Of the Nevada-class consisting of the USS Nevada (BB-36) and Oklahoma (BB-37) preceded by the New York-class and succeeded by the Pennsylvania-class. Building approved on 4 March 1911. Contract signed on 22 January 1912 with an additional on 31 July 1912. Laid down by Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA on 9 November 1912, launched on 11 July 1914, sponsored by Eleanor Anne Seibert, commissioned on 20 September 1916, modernized at the Norfolk Navy Yard included replacement of her direct drive by geared steam turbines and replacing her 12 by just 6 boilers between August 1927-January 1930, damaged by the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941, repairs completed in October 1942, decommissioned on 29 August 1946, sunk while used as a target on 31 July 1948 and stricken on 12 August 1948. Building costs 5.895.000 US dollars.