ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Travel and Places»
  • Visiting North America

USS Wisconsin

Updated on September 11, 2012

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.

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

Battleship History

Guestbook

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • delia-delia profile image

      Delia 7 years ago

      interesting lens...I did not realize the USS Wisconsin had not been scraped...great to see it at a Naval Museum...5* for having learned something new