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Information about the USS Wisconsin (BB-64)
The page has information about the USS Wisconsin (BB-64), Nauticus and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Virginia.
The Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. The ship has a long history of battle from its beginning right up to the Gulf War.
The battleship earned five battle stars during World War II.
The Battleship Wisconsin
One of the largest remaining battleships in the world, USS Wisconsin is on exhibit at Nauticus, in Norfolk Virginia. The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is owned and operated by the United States Navy and located on level two of Nauticus. Other museum exhibits include collections of uniforms, weaponry, underwater artifacts, ship models and artwork.
USS Wisconsin Links
- USS WISCONSIN (BB-64) ASSOCIATION
The purpose of the Association, as stated in its by-laws, is "to foster and strengthen the fraternal, civic and patriotic bonds among former shipmates who have served in USS WISCONSIN, and their families, and to provide mutual aid to benefit to its m
Nauticus is a contemporary museum that uses the natural setting of Norfolk's harbor to showcase global maritime commerce and the world's largest Navy. Nauticus is the home of the USS Wisconsin.
- Hampton Roads Naval Museum
The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is an accredited museum operated by the United States Navy that celebrates the 234 years history of the fleet in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.
- Detailed History of the USS Wisconsin
The second Wisconsin (BB-64) was laid down on 25 Jan. 1941 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard; launched on 7 Dec. 1943. USS Wisconsin was decommissioned for the final time, on 30 Sept. 1991. On December 7 2000, Wisconsin moored at the National Maritime Ce
- Tidewater - Hampton Roads Virginia
Tidewater - Hampton Roads Virginia information.
Specs of the USS Wisconsin
Displacement: 52,000 tons at full load
Length: 880 feet
Beam: 108 feet
Draft: 36 feet
Main battery: nine 16-inch guns
Secondary battery: twenty 5-inch guns
Anti-aircraft batteries: over 125 forty-millimeter and twenty-millimeter guns
Speed: ~ 30 knots