U.S. Navy Battleship and Battlecruiser Lineages

(BB 1 to BB 71 / CC 1 to CC 6)

(Updated 30 September 2011)

Bibliography

Register of ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990: Major Combatants by Karl Jack Bauer and Stephen S. Roberts

Battleships

Hull #

Name

Class

Shipyard

FY

LAID

LNCH

COMM

DECOM

STRICK

Notes

BB-1

Indiana

Indiana

Cramp

FY1891

7 May 91

28 Feb 93

20 Nov 95


6 Nov 19

Renamed on 29 March 1919 to Coast Battleship No. 1 to free name. Sunk as target in Chesapeake Bay on 1 November 1920

BB-2

Massachusetts

Indiana

Cramp

FY1891

25 Jun 91

10 Jun 93

10 Jun 96


22 Nov 20

Renamed on 29 March 1919 to Coast Battleship No. 2 to free name. Scuttled off Pensacola, FL in January 1921. Used as artillery target afterwards. Declared property of Florida in 1956. Now underwater wreck diving site.

BB-3

Oregon

Indiana

Union

FY1891

19 Nov 91

26 Oct 93

15 Jul 96


2 Nov 42

Given to State of Oregon on 25 June 1925 as Relic. Reclassified IX-22 on 17 February 1941. Given up for scrap as part of War Bond Drive on 7 December 1942. Turned into munitions barge at Guam. Sold for Scrap on 15 March 1956.

BB-4

Iowa

Iowa (1893)

Cramp

FY1893

5 Aug 93

28 Mar 96

16 Jun 97


27 Mar 23

Renamed on 30 April 1919 to Coast Battleship No. 4 to free name. Sunk as target on 23 March 1923 in Panama Bay.

BB-5

Kearsarge

Kearsarge

Newport News

FY1896

30 Jun 96

24 Mar 98

20 Feb 00

10 May 20

22 Jun 55

Reclassified as AB-1 on 5 August 1920. Renamed Crane Ship No. 1 on 6 November 1941 allowing name to be reused for carrier. Sold for scrap 9 Aug 1955

BB-6

Kentucky

Kearsarge

Newport News

FY1896

30 Jun 96

24 Mar 98

15 May 00

29 May 20

27 May 22

Sold for Scrap on 24 March 1923.

BB-7

Illinois

Illinois

Newport News

FY1897

10 Feb 97

4 Oct 98

16 Sep 01


26 Mar 56

Given to State of NY for use by Naval Milita on 23 Oct 21. Renamed Prairie State on 23 January 1941 to allow name to be used for new battleship. Used by NY Naval Milita until 31 Dec 1956. Sold for Scrap on 18 May 1956

BB-8

Alabama

Illinois

Cramp

FY1897

1 Dec 96

18 May 98

16 Oct 00

7 May 20

15 Sep 21

Sunk as target on 27 September 1921 in Chesapeake Bay by Billy Mitchell.

BB-9

Wisconsin

Illinois

Union

FY1897

9 Feb 97

26 Nov 98

4 Feb 01

15 May 20

No

Placed on Sale List on 1 July 1921 and sold for Scrap on 26 January 1922.

BB-10

Maine

Maine

Cramp

FY1899

15 Feb 99

27 Jul 01

29 Dec 02

15 May 20

No

Placed on Sale List on 1 July 1921 and sold for Scrap on 23 January 1922.

BB-11

Missouri

Maine

Newport News

FY1899

7 Feb 00

28 Dec 01

1 Dec 03

8 Sep 19

No

Placed on Sale List on 1 July 1921 and sold for Scrap on 26 January 1922.

BB-12

Ohio

Maine

Union

FY1899

22 Apr 99

18 May 01

4 Oct 04

31 May 22

14 Aug 22

Sold for Scrap on 24 March 1923

BB-13

Virginia

Virginia

Newport News

FY1900

21 May 02

5 Apr 04

7 May 06

13 Aug 20

12 Jul 22

Sunk as target off Cape Hatteras, NC on 5 September 1923 by Billy Mitchell.

BB-14

Nebraska

Virginia

Moran

FY1900

4 Jul 02

7 Oct 04

1 Jul 07

2 Jul 20

12 Jul 22

Sold for Scrap on 30 November 1923

BB-15

Georgia

Virginia

Bath

FY1900

31 Aug 01

11 Oct 04

24 Sep 06

15 Jul 20

12 Jul 22

Sold for Scrap on 1 November 1923

BB-16

New Jersey

Virginia

Fore River

FY1901

2 Apr 02

10 Nov 04

12 May 06

6 Aug 20

12 Jul 22

Sunk as target off Cape Hatteras, NC on 5 September 1923 by Billy Mitchell.

BB-17

Rhode Island

Virginia

Fore River

FY1901

1 May 02

17 May 04

19 Feb 06

30 Jun 20

12 Jul 22

Sold for Scrap on 1 November 1923

BB-18

Connecticut

Connecticut

New York

FY1903

10 Mar 03

29 Sep 04

29 Sep 06

1 Mar 23

10 Nov 23

Sold for Scrap on 1 November 1923

BB-19

Louisiana

Connecticut

Newport News

FY1903

7 Feb 03

27 Aug 04

2 Jun 06

20 Oct 20

10 Nov 23

Sold for Scrap on 1 November 1923

BB-20

Vermont

Connecticut

Fore River

FY1904

21 May 04

31 Aug 05

4 Mar 07

30 Jun 20

10 Nov 23

Sold for Scrap on 30 November 1923

BB-21

Kansas

Connecticut

New York SB

FY1904

10 Feb 04

12 Aug 05

18 Apr 07

16 Dec 21

10 Nov 23

Scrapped in 1924

BB-22

Minnesota

Connecticut

Newport News

FY1904

27 Oct 03

8 Apr 05

9 Mar 07

1 Dec 21

10 Nov 23

Sold for Scrap on 23 January 1924.

BB-23

Mississippi

Mississippi

Cramp

FY1904

12 May 04

30 Sep 05

1 Feb 08

21 Jul 14

21 Jul 14

Given to Greece on 21 July 1914 as Kilkis. Retired 1931. Hulk sunk by German Stukas on 23 April 1941. Wreck refloated and sold for scrap in 1950s.

BB-24

Idaho

Mississippi

Cramp

FY1904

12 May 04

9 Dec 05

1 Apr 08

30 Jul 14

30 Jul 14

Given to Greece on 30 July 1914 as Lemnos. Retired in 1932. Hulk sunk by German Stukas on 23 April 1941. Wreck refloated and sold for scrap in 1950s.

BB-25

New Hampshire

Connecticut

New York SB

FY1905

1 May 05

30 Jun 06

19 Mar 08

21 May 21

10 Nov 23

Sold for Scrap on 1 November 1923

BB-26

South Carolina

South Carolina

Cramp

FY1906

18 Dec 06

11 Jul 08

1 Mar 10

15 Dec 21

10 Nov 23

Scrapped in 1924

BB-27

Michigan

South Carolina

New York SB

FY1906

17 Dec 06

26 May 08

4 Jan 10

11 Feb 22

10 Nov 23

Scrapped in 1924

BB-28

Delaware

Delaware

Newport News

FY1907

11 Nov 07

6 Feb 09

4 Apr 10

10 Nov 23

10 Nov 23

Sold for Scrap on 5 February 1924

BB-29

North Dakota

Delaware

Fore River

FY1908

16 Dec 07

10 Nov 08

11 Apr 10

22 Nov 23

7 Jan 31

Reclassified as an Unclassified Ship on 29 May 1924, used as target ship until 1930. Sold for Scrap on 16 March 1931

BB-30

Florida

Florida

New York

FY1909

9 Mar 09

12 May 10

15 Sep 11

16 Feb 31

6 Apr 31

Scrapped in 1931

BB-31

Utah

Florida

New York SB

FY1909

15 Mar 09

23 Dec 09

31 Aug 11

5 Sep 44

13 Nov 44

Redesignated AG-16 on 1 July 1931. Used as radio-control target, etc. Capsized at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. 58 killed. Partially righted to clear adjacent berth then wreck abandoned.

BB-32

Wyoming

Wyoming

Cramp

FY1910

9 Feb 10

25 May 11

25 Sep 12

1 Aug 47

16 Sep 47

Sold for Scrap on 30 October 1947

BB-33

Arkansas

Wyoming

New York SB

FY1910

25 Jan 10

14 Jan 11

17 Sep 12

29 Jul 46

15 Aug 46

Sunk as Target at Bikini Atoll on 25 July 1946.

BB-34

New York

New York

New York

FY1911

11 Sep 11

30 Oct 12

15 Apr 14

29 Aug 46

13 Jul 48

Sunk as target on 8 July 1948 off Hawaii

BB-35

Texas

New York

Newport News

FY1911

17 Apr 11

18 May 12

12 Mar 14

21 Apr 48

30 Apr 48

Memorial near Houston, TX since 21 April 1948

BB-36

Nevada

Nevada

Fore River

FY1912

4 Nov 12

11 Jul 14

11 Mar 16

29 Aug 46

12 Aug 48

Sunk as target on 31 July 1948 off Hawaii.

BB-37

Oklahoma

Nevada

New York SB

FY1912

26 Oct 12

23 Mar 14

2 May 16

1 Sep 44

1 Sep 44

Capsized under attack on 7 December 1941 with loss of 429 lives. Uprighted in 1943. Sold for scrap on 5 Dec 1946. Sank under tow while being towed for scrapping on 17 May 1947.

BB-38

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Newport News

FY1913

27 Oct 13

16 Mar 15

12 Jun 16

29 Aug 46

19 Feb 48

Used as target ship in Bikini Atoll tests in July 1946. Sunk off off Kwajalein on 10 February 1948.

BB-39

Arizona

Pennsylvania

New York

FY1914

16 Mar 14

19 Jun 15

17 Oct 16

SUNK

1 Dec 42

Sunk by Japanese Aircraft on 7 December 1941 with loss of 1,177 lives. Wreck has been memorial since 1962.

BB-40

New Mexico
(ex California)

New Mexico

New York

FY1915

14 Oct 15

23 Apr 17

20 May 18

25 Feb 47

25 Feb 47

Renamed on 22 March 1916.
Sold for Scrap on 9 November 1947

BB-41

Mississippi

New Mexico

Newport News

FY1915

5 Apr 15

25 Jan 17

18 Dec 17

17 Sep 56

30 Jul 56

Redesignated AG-128 on 15 Feb 1946 and used to test guided missiles. Sold for Scrap on 28 November 1956

BB-42

Idaho

New Mexico

New York SB

FY1915

20 Jan 15

30 Jun 17

24 Mar 19

3 Jul 46

16 Sep 47

Sold for Scrap on 24 November 1947

BB-43

Tennessee

Tennessee

New York

FY1916

14 May 17

30 Apr 19

3 Jun 20

14 Feb 47

1 Mar 59

Sold for Scrap on 16 July 1959

BB-44

California

Tennessee

Mare I.

FY1916

25 Oct 16

20 Nov 19

10 Aug 21

14 Feb 47

1 Mar 59

Sold for Scrap on 1 July 1959

BB-45

Colorado

Colorado

New York SB

FY1917

29 May 19

22 Mar 21

30 Aug 23

7 Jan 47

1 Mar 59

Sold for Scrap on 6 July 1959

BB-46

Maryland

Colorado

Newport News

FY1917

24 Apr 17

20 Mar 20

21 Jul 21

3 Apr 47

1 Mar 59

Sold for Scrap on 15 July 1959

BB-47

Washington

Colorado

New York

FY1917

30 Jun 19

1 Sep 21

No

No

10 Nov 23

Construction halted on 8 Feb 1922 when 75.9% complete. Sunk as target off the Virginia Capes on 25-26 November 1924.

BB-48

West Virginia

Colorado

Newport News

FY1917

12 Apr 20

19 Nov 21

1 Dec 23

9 Jan 47

1 Mar 59

Sold for Scrap on 24 August 1959.

BB-49

South Dakota

South Dakota (1918)

New York

FY1918

15 Mar 20

No

No

No

10 Nov 23

Construction halted on 8 Feb 1922 when 38.5% complete. Sold for Scrap on 25 October 1923

BB-50

Indiana

South Dakota (1918)

New York

FY1918

1 Nov 20

No

No

No

10 Nov 23

Construction halted on 8 Feb 1922 when 34.7% complete. Sold for Scrap on 25 October 1923

BB-51

Montana

South Dakota (1918)

Mare I.

FY1918

1 Sep 20

No

No

No

10 Nov 23

Construction halted on 8 Feb 1922 when 27.6% complete. Sold for Scrap on 25 October 1923

BB-52

North Carolina

South Dakota (1918)

Norfolk

FY1919

12 Jan 20

No

No

No

10 Nov 23

Construction halted on 8 Feb 1922 when 36.7% complete. Sold for Scrap on 25 October 1923

BB-53

Iowa

South Dakota (1918)

Newport News

FY1919

17 May 20

No

No

No

10 Nov 23

Construction halted on 8 Feb 1922 when 31.8% complete. Sold for Scrap on 8 November 1923

BB-54

Massachusetts

South Dakota (1918)

Quincy

FY1919

4 Apr 21

No

No

No

10 Nov 23

Construction halted on 8 Feb 1922 when about 11% complete. Sold for Scrap on 8 November 1923

BB-55

North Carolina

North Carolina

New York

FY1937

27 Oct 37

13 Jun 40

9 Apr 41

27 Jun 47

1 Jun 60

Memorial at Wilmington, NC since 6 September 1961

BB-56

Washington

North Carolina

Philadelphia

FY1937

14 Jun 38

1 Jun 40

15 May 41

27 Jun 47

1 Jun 60

Sold for Scrap on 6 June 1961

BB-57

South Dakota

South Dakota (1939)

New York SB

FY1939

5 Jul 39

7 Jun 41

20 Mar 42

31 Jan 47

1 Jun 62

Sold for Scrap in November 1962

BB-58

Indiana

South Dakota (1939)

Newport News

FY1939

20 Nov 39

21 Nov 41

30 Apr 42

11 Sep 47

1 Jun 62

Sold for Scrap on 23 October 1963

BB-59

Massachusetts

South Dakota (1939)

Quincy

FY1939

20 Jul 39

23 Sep 41

12 May 42

27 Mar 47

1 Jun 62

Memorial at Fall River, MA since 8 June 1965

BB-60

Alabama

South Dakota (1939)

Norfolk

FY1939

1 Feb 40

16 Feb 42

16 Aug 42

9 Jan 47

1 Jun 62

Memorial at Mobile, AL since 11 June 1964.

BB-61

Iowa

Iowa (1940)

New York

FY1940

27 Jun 40

27 Aug 42

22 Feb 43


17 Mar 06

Suffered major explosion in #2 Turret on 19 April 1989, killing 47. In Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet. Available for Donation as Memorial.

BB-62

New Jersey

Iowa (1940)

Philadelphia

FY1940

16 Sep 40

7 Dec 42

23 May 43


4 Jan 99

Memorial in Camden NJ, since 15 October 2001. Fate of Memorial in doubt.

BB-63

Missouri

Iowa (1940)

New York

FY1941

6 Jan 41

29 Jan 44

11 Jun 44


12 Jan 95

Memorial in Pearl Harbor, HI since 1998.

BB-64

Wisconsin

Iowa (1940)

Philadelphia

FY1941

25 Jan 41

7 Dec 43

16 Apr 44


17 Mar 06

Memorial in Norfolk, VA since 16 April 2001.

BB-65

Illinois

Iowa (1940)

Philadelphia

FY1941

15 Jan 45

No

No

No

No

Originally ordered as Montana-Class BB. Reordered as repeat Iowa. Cancelled on 12 August 1945 when 22% Complete. Remained on ways until September 1958 when broken up to free it up.

BB-66

Kentucky

Iowa (1940)

Norfolk

FY1941

6 Dec 44

20 Jan 50

No

No

9 Jun 58

Originally ordered as Montana-Class BB. Reordered as repeat Iowa. Laid down twice. First keel was suspended in June 1942 and launched to clear ways for LST construction. Relaid on 6 Dec 1944. Construction suspended August 1946. Restarted on 17 August 1948. Construction cancelled on 20 January 1950 when 73% complete. Bow used to repair BB-64 Wisconsin in 1956. Turbines used to power first two Sacramento AOEs. Hulk sold for Scrap in November 1958

BB-67

Montana

Montana

Philadelphia

FY1941

No

No

No

No

No

Name assigned on 28 December 1940. Suspended before keel laying on 20 May 1942. Cancelled 21 July 1943.

BB-68

Ohio

Montana

Philadelphia

FY1941

No

No

No

No

No

Suspended before keel laying on 20 May 1942.
Cancelled 21 July 1943

BB-69

Maine

Montana

New York

FY1941

No

No

No

No

No

Name assigned on 28 December 1940.Suspended before keel laying on 20 May 1942. Cancelled 21 July 1943

BB-70

New Hampshire

Montana

New York

FY1941

No

No

No

No

No

Suspended before keel laying on 20 May 1942.
Cancelled 21 July 1943

BB-71

Louisiana

Montana

Norfolk

FY1941

No

No

Mo

No

No

Suspended before keel laying on 20 May 1942.
Cancelled 21 July 1943

Battlecruisers

Hull #

Name

Class

Shipyard

FY

LAID

LNCH

COMM

DECOM

STRICK

Notes

CC-1

Lexington
(ex Constitution)

Lexington

Quincy

FY1917

8 Jan 21

Converted to Carrier

Renamed on 10 December 1917.
Reordered as CV-2 on 1 July 1922

CC-2

Constellation

Lexington

Newport News

FY1917

18 Aug 20

No

No

No

10 Nov 23

Suspended on 8 February 1922 at 22.7% complete.
Sold for Scrap on 8 November 1923.

CC-3

Saratoga

Lexington

New York SB

FY1917

25 Sep 20

Converted to Carrier

Suspended on 8 February 1922 at 35.4% complete.
Reordered as CV-3 on 1 July 1922

CC-4

Ranger
(ex Lexington)

Lexington

Newport News

FY1917

23 Jun 21

No

No

No

10 Nov 23

Renamed on 10 December 1917. Suspended on 8 February 1922 at 4% Complete. Sold for Scrap on 8 November 1923.

CC-5

Constitution
(ex Ranger)

Lexington

Philadelphia

FY1918

25 Sep 20

No

No

No

10 Nov 23

Renamed on 10 December 1917. Suspended on 8 February 1922 at 13.4% Complete. Sold for Scrap on 25 October 1923.

CC-6

United States

Lexington

Philadelphia

FY1919

25 Sep 20

No

No

No

10 Nov 23

Suspended on 8 February 1922 at 12.1% Complete.
Sold for Scrap on 25 October 1923.