Naval Firepower Of The Ages
Battleships and Aircraft Carriers

American Battleships

BB 62
USS New Jersey, BB-62

Battleships of the 20th century

U.S. Navy battleship construction began with the keel laying of the Maine in 1888 and ended with the suspension of the incomplete Kentucky (BB-66) in 1947. During this almost six-decade-long era, 59 battleships of 23 different basic designs (or "classes") were completed for the Navy. Another twenty battleships and battle cruisers (three more "classes") were begun or planned, but not completed.

The last battleship on active duty was USS Missouri (BB 63) decommissioned Mar. 31, 1992. There no Battleships currently on active duty in the US Navy

Hull Number

Name

Battleship Class

BB000

USS Texas

N/A

BB00/ACR-1

USS Maine

N/A

BB01

USS Indiana

Indiana Class

BB02

USS Massachusetts

Indiana Class

BB03

USS Oregon

Indiana Class

BB04

USS Iowa

Iowa Class

BB05

USS Kearsarge

Kearsarge Class

BB06

USS Kentucky

Kearsarge Class

BB07

USS Illinois

Illinois Class

BB08

USS Alabama

Illinois Class

BB09

USS Wisconsin

Illinois Class

BB10

USS Maine

Maine Class

BB11

USS Missouri

Maine Class

BB12

USS Ohio

Maine Class

BB13

USS Virginia

Virginia Class

BB14

USS Nebraska

Virginia Class

BB15

USS Georgia

Virginia Class

BB16

USS New Jersey

Virginia Class

BB17

USS Rhode Island

Virginia Class

BB18

USS Connecticut

Connecticut Class

BB19

USS Louisiana

Connecticut Class

BB20

USS Vermont

Connecticut Class

BB21

USS Kansas

Connecticut Class

BB22

USS Minnesota

Connecticut Class

BB23

USS Mississippi

Mississippi Class

BB24

USS Idaho

Mississippi Class

BB25

USS New Hampshire

Connecticut Class

BB26

USS South Carolina

South Carolina Class

BB27

USS Michigan

South Carolina Class

BB28

USS Delaware

Delaware Class

BB29

USS North Dakota

Delaware Class

BB30

USS Florida

Delaware Class

BB31

USS Utah

Florida Class

BB32

USS Wyoming

Wyoming Class

BB33

USS Arkansas

Wyoming Class

BB34

USS New York

New York Class

BB35

USS Texas

New York Class

BB36

USS Nevada

Nevada Class

BB37

USS Oklahoma

Nevada Class

BB38

USS Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Class

BB39

USS Arizona

Pennsylvania Class

BB40

USS New Mexico

New Mexico Class

BB41

USS Mississippi

New Mexico Class

BB42

USS Idaho

New Mexico Class

BB43

USS Tennessee

Tennessee Class

BB44

USS California

Tennessee Class

BB45

USS Colorado

Colorado Class

BB46

USS Maryland

Colorado Class

BB47

USS Washington

Colorado Class

BB48

USS West Virginia

Colorado Class

BB49

USS South Dakota

South Dakota Class

BB50

USS Indiana

South Dakota Class

BB51

USS Montana

South Dakota Class

BB52

USS North Carolina

South Dakota Class

BB53

USS Iowa

South Dakota Class

BB54

USS Massachusetts

South Dakota Class

BB55

USS North Carolina

North Carolina Class

BB56

USS Washington

North Carolina Class

BB57

USS South Dakota

South Dakota Class

BB58

USS Indiana

South Dakota Class

BB59

USS Massachusetts

South Dakota Class

BB60

USS Alabama

South Dakota Class

BB61

USS Iowa

Iowa Class

BB62

USS New Jersey

Iowa Class

BB63

USS Missouri

Iowa Class

BB64

USS Wisconsin

Iowa Class

BB65

USS Illinois

Iowa Class

BB66

USS Kentucky

Iowa Class

BB67

USS Montana

Montana Class

BB68

USS Ohio

Montana Class

BB69

USS Maine

Montana Class

BB70

USS New Hampshire

Montana Class

BB71

USS Louisiana

Montana Class