Ship ClassMississippi-class Battleship
Commissioned1 Feb 1908
Sunk23 Apr 1941
Displacement13,000 tons standard
Length382 feet
Beam77 feet
Draft24 feet
Speed17 knots


ww2dbaseThe Royal Hellenic Navy of Greece purchased the USS Mississippi (BB23) and renamed her Kilkis. She remained in service of the Greek Navy until sunk by German JU 87 dive bombers on 23 April, 1941 in the port of Salamis.

Last Major Revision: Jan 2005

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1 Feb 1908 Kilkis was commissioned into service.


Kilkis/USS MississippiAmerican battleship Mississippi, the former incarnation of Greek battleship Kilkis, fitting out at William Cramp and Sons shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 1907American battleship Mississippi, later to become Greek battleship Kilkis, soon after she was completed, 1908USS Mississippi (foreground) and USS Idaho (background) fitting out at William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 1907-1908
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1. jamie36 says:
8 Jun 2005 09:42:13 PM

r u sure your information is correct?according to janes ww1 fighting ships,this ship was completed in march 1919,it had a length of 600ft,beam of 97 1/2 ft and a draft of 31 ft,sorry if my info incorrect but ive been reading ww2 stories/history for years and didnt know greece even owened battleships and decided to do abit of research of my own,regards j
2. historyforum says:
9 Sep 2005 07:53:30 PM

no the data is correct!

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