USS Illinois, the lead ship of the class
|Preceded by:||Kearsarge class|
|Succeeded by:||Maine class|
|General characteristics |
|Displacement:||11,565 tons Mean War Service|
|Length:||368 ft (112 m)|
|Beam:||72 ft 3 in (22.02 m)|
|Draft:||23 ft 5 in (7.14 m)|
|Speed:||17 kn (20 mph; 31 km/h)|
|Complement:||660 officers and men|
The Illinois-class battleships were pre-dreadnought battleships of the United States Navy commissioned at the beginning of the 20th century. The first ship of its class, the USS Illinois, was commissioned in 1901. These were the first US ships to use modern "British-style" turrets, which were easier to armor and smaller than the Monitor-style turrets used on preceding ships.
Ships in class
- Chesneau, Roger; Koleśnik, Eugène M.; Campbell, N.J.M. (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-133-5.
- "Illinois". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/i1/illinois.htm. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
- "Alabama". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/a4/alabama-ii.htm. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
- "Wisconsin". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/w10/wisconsin-i.htm. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
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- List of shipwrecks in 1921
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