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South Dakota is ready for battle.
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[td=2]The USS [i]South Dakota[/i] anchored in [url=en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland]Iceland[/url], 1943.[/td]
History
United States
Namesake:State of South Dakota
Ordered:15 December 1938
Builder:New York Shipbuilding Corporation
Laid down:5 July 1939
Launched:7 June 1941
Sponsored by:Harlan J. Bushfield
Commissioned:20 March 1942
Decommissioned:31 January 1947
Struck:1 June 1962
Nickname(s):Battleship "X", SoDak, Old Nameless
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Fate:Sold for scrap October 25, 1962 / Parts of the ship are in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
General characteristics
Class and type:South Dakota-class battleship
Displacement:35,000 long tons
Length:680 ft (210 m)
Beam:108.2 ft (33.0 m)
Draft:36.3 ft (11.1 m)
Speed:27.8 kn (32.0 mph; 51.5 km/h)
Complement:2,364 officers and men
Armament:



USS South Dakota (BB-57) was a battleship in the United States Navy, in active service from 1942 until 1947. The lead shipof her class, South Dakota was the third ship of the US Navy to be named in honor of the 40th state. The four ships of the class are considered to be the most efficient battleships designed under the limitations of the Washington Naval Treaty.[1]During World War II, the battleship first served a tour in the Pacific theater, where it fought in two battles in 1942 that earned the ship and its crew a Navy Unit Commendation before returning to New York in December 1942 for an overhaul and battle repairs. In May 1943, South Dakota joined British Home Fleet patrols in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans before sailing again to the Pacific in August 1943. There, South Dakota participated in combat operations preparatory to the invasion of Japan until returning to the United States in October 1945.

Calvin Graham, believed to be the youngest US serviceman to enlist and fight in World War II, enlisting at the age of twelve, served aboard South Dakota in 1942 and 1943 [2] as a loader for a 40 mm anti-aircraft gun, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal.[3]
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This is amazing, this would look amazing right by the coast on one of my custom world painter worlds, love it xD
  • MLPVideos
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  • July 15, 2017, 12:35 pm
That looks soooo cool!!!
  • daemonbenj
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  • July 15, 2017, 8:44 am
Amazing like everytime!

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