Until July 1920, U.S. Navy Battleships did not officially have
"BB" series hull numbers. They were, however, referred
to by "Battleship Number", with that number corresponding
to the "BB" number formally assigned in July 1920, or
which would have been assigned if the ship had still been on the
Navy list. For convenience, all of these ships are listed below
under the appropriate numbers in the "BB" series.
In addition, the Navy's first two "modern" battleships (rated as "Second Class Battleships") never received hull numbers. For the sake of completeness, these two ships are included at the beginning of this page's "BB" series.
This page provides the hull numbers of all U.S. Navy battleships, with links to those whose photos are available in the Online Library.
Left Column -- Un-numbered Second Class Battleships and
Right Column -- Battleships numbered
For general coverage on U.S. Navy battleships, including
links to presentations on ship classes, see:
|If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."|
Page made 20 April 2002
Coding updated 23 April 2009