Saturday, 15 July 2017

Long distance torpedoes for American battleship USS Utah according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1911-1912 no. 7

An item referred to the magazine Marine Rundschau reporting that the nearly completed American battleship USS Utah was to be fitted out with torpedo’s with a range of 3,6 kilometres. (1)

1. The BB-31. Building ordered on 13 May 1908, laid down by New York Shipbuilding Corporation on 9 March 1929, launched by Mary Alice Spry on 23 December 1909, commissioned on 31 August 1911, target ship since 1 July 1931, sunk during Japanese aircraft attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA on 7 December 1941, decommissioned on 5 September 1944 and stricken on 13 November 1944. Of the Florida-class consisting of the Florida and the Utah, preceded by the Delaware class and succeeded by the Wyoming class. Fitted out with 2-53,3cm/21” torpedo tubes.