Arkansas Class Monitor (1900)

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Four Arkansas class monitors were completed for the United States Navy in the first decade of the twentieth century. They were the final development of the classic monitor type, as the British coast bombardment ships built during the First World War were a separate development.

Overview of four vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Hull No. Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Fate
Arkansas BM-7 Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company 14 Nov, 1899 10 Nov, 1900 28 Oct, 1902 Sold 26 Jan, 1922
Nevada BM-8 Bath I.W. 17 Apr, 1899 24 Nov, 1900 5 Mar, 1903 Sold 26 Jan, 1922
Florida BM-9 Lewis Nixon Shipyard 23 Jan, 1899 30 Nov, 1901 18 Jun, 1903 Sold 25 Jul, 1922
Wyoming BM-10 Union I.W. 11 Apr, 1899 8 Sep, 1900 8 Dec, 1902 Sold 20 Apr, 1939

Design & Construction

Armament

Guns

As Built[1]

  • two 12-inch/40 caliber
  • four 4-inch/50 caliber
  • three 6-pounders

1918'[2]

  • two 12-inch/40 caliber
  • four 4-inch/50 caliber
  • one 3-inch/50 caliber AA gun
  • three 6-pounders

Torpedoes

  • nil

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Friedman. U.S. Battleships. p. 452.
  2. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 18.

Bibliography

  • Allen, Francis J. (1983). Roberts, John. ed. "The US Monitors Part 1". Warship Volume VII: pp. 55-59.
  • Allen, Francis J. (1983). Roberts, John. ed. "The US Monitors Part 2". Warship Volume VII: pp. 134-140.
  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Friedman, Norman (1985). U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-715-1. (on Amazon.com).
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2008). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The Navy of World War II, 1922-1947. New York: Routledge.


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