To: Eric in the Ozarks
All four of them are museums.
The US has almost as many preserved battleships now as the Pacific fleet had commissioned ones in 1941.
posted on 04/25/2012 7:45:18 AM PDT
There were to be six Iowa class BBs.
The Illinois was to be BB-65 and the Kentucky was to be BB-66.
Both were partially built but work was stopped when it became obvious that carriers would rule.
The Kentucky was 72 percent complete when the bow section was cut off and mounted on the Wisconsin which had suffered a collision in 1956.
Another larger class was envisioned. It was called the Montana Class and called for five identical battleships larger than the Iowas.
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