USS Indiana (BB-50)

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BB-50 Indiana
Career (US)
Name: Indiana
Namesake: State of Indiana
Builder: New York Navy Yard
Laid down: 1 November 1920
Launched: Cancelled prior to launch
Struck: 25 October 1923
Fate: Sold for scrap on the builders ways
General characteristics
Type: South Dakota class Battleship
Displacement: 43,200 tons standard / 47,000 tons full
Length: 684 ft (208 m)
Beam: 105 ft (32 m)
Draft: 33 ft (10 m)
Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h)
  • Belt: 8–13.5 in (203–343 mm)
  • Barbettes: 13 in (330 mm)
  • Turret face: 18 in (457 mm)
  • Turret sides: 9–10 in (229–254 mm)
  • Turret top: 5 in (127 mm)
  • Turret rear 9 in (229 mm)
  • Conning tower: 11.5 in (292 mm)
  • Decks: 3.5 in (89 mm)

USS Indiana (BB-50) Was a ship of the proposed South Dakota class Battleships for the United States Navy in the early 20th century. She and her sisters were built to a bigger and better design of the preceding Colorado class battleships with more armor, speed and armarment. Had they been completed they would have carried the new 16"/50 Mark 2 gun in 4 triple turrets and achieved a speed of 23 knots. Due to strict limitations of the Washington Naval Treaty Indiana was scrapped on the builders ways being only 34.7% complete.[1]