USS MARYLAND (BB-46)



Moored inboard of Oklahoma and ahead of Tennessee, Maryland suffered little damage. Target of Mitsuo Fuchida's V of high-altitude Kates, she suffered two 250-kg bomb hits. The first impacted on the forecastle, opening a hole 2 feet by 20 feet, damaging the below compartments and starting an awning fire on-deck. The second bomb hit the hull forward and detonated within the hold, which caused significant flooding in this area and and dropped her bow five feet. Despite these impacts Maryland suffered the least physical damage of all the battleships, and her casualties--two officers and two enlisted men dead--were the lightest.


SHIPS DATA

NAME: Maryland

HULL NUMBER: BB-46

DIMENSIONS:

Displacement: 31,500 tons (standard), 33,590 tons (full load)
Waterline Length: 600'
Length Overall: 624'
Maximum Beam: 108'
Maximum Draft: 33'

ARMAMENT:

8x16"/45cal Mk. 1 (dual mountings)
10x5"/51cal Mk. 15 (single mountings)
8x5"/25cal Mk. 11 (single mountings)


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PHOTO GALLERY

HISTORY
STARBOARD VIEW, AFT
STARBOARD VIEW, AFT (207k)
AERIAL-VIEW, BOW-ON
MODERNIZED, STARBOARD-FORWARD
AERIAL-VIEW, PORT-AMIDSHIPS
MARYLAND AND OKLAHOMA
BOW VIEW, WITH CAPSIZED OKLAHOMA
MARYLAND, 1944
1944, AERIAL VIEW
AWAITING SCRAPPING



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