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Category Archives: Illinois Class
The Illinois Class battleship was fit with 8-fire tube boilers that fed a engine plant with 2 shaft triple-expansion steam engines. It is noted for its side-by-side stacks and 4 x 13″ guns forward and aft.
This ships were 374 feet long and a beam of 72 feet with an armor belt 16.5″ thick over the magazines and engineering spaces, and 4″ in other locations. There were three ships in the class, including Alabama and Wisconsin also on the cruise around the world. They were quickly outclassed by the dreadnought battleships and by 1912 we all used as training ships. During WWI they transported troops and by 1920 they had all been decommissioned.