Tennessee-class Battleship

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Tennessee-class Battleship Operational Timeline

3 Jun 1920 USS Tennessee was commissioned into service.
1 Aug 1921 California was commissioned into service.
29 Dec 1941 Battleships USS Tennessee and USS Maryland, both damaged in the Pearl Harbor attack, arrived at Puget Sound Navy Yard for repairs.
25 Feb 1942 Battleships USS Tennessee and USS Maryland depart Puget Sound Naval Shipyard after repairs.
27 Aug 1942 Battleship USS Tennessee arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for modernization.
20 Oct 1942 USS California arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for extensive repairs following the Pearl Harbor Attack.
22 May 1943 Battleship USS Tennessee departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
31 Jan 1944 USS California departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
5 May 1944 Battleships USS Maryland, Colorado, Washington, and California escorted by destroyers USS Mugford, Bagley, Sterett, Wilson, Shaw, Helm, Ross, and Selfridge departed San Francisco, California bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
10 May 1944 Battleships USS Maryland, Colorado, Washington, and California escorted by destroyers USS Mugford, Bagley, Sterett, Wilson, Shaw, Helm, Ross, and Selfridge arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from San Francisco.
1 Nov 1944 A battleship force on station at the northern entrance to Surigao Strait consisting of battleships USS Mississippi, California, and Pennsylvania screened by cruisers USS Phoenix, Boise, Nashville, and HMAS Shropshire along with destroyers Ammen, Bush, Leutze, Newcomb, Bennion, Heywood L. Edwards, Robinson, Richard P. Leary, Bryant, and Claxton came under an intense Japanese air attacking force that included special attack aircraft. USS Ammen sustained a glancing blow from a Yokosuka P1Y 'Francis' that caused considerable topside damage and killed 5 men. An Aichi D3A 'Val' crashed across Abner Read's main deck as it dropped a bomb down one the destroyer's stacks that exploded in the engine room. Abner Read jettisoned her torpedoes which immediately began their runs toward other ships in the group. Abner Read began sinking by the stern and 20 minutes after the attack, she rolled over and sank. 24 were killed. Meanwhile, Mississippi and Nashville had to take emergency evasive actions to avoid the torpedoes.
26 Nov 1944 Battleship USS Tennessee arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for an overhaul.
2 Feb 1945 Battleship USS Tennessee departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
15 Feb 1945 USS California arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard to repair battle damage and an overhaul.
24 Apr 1945 USS California departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
14 Feb 1947 USS Tennessee was decommissioned from service.

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Launch of USS California at Mare Island Navy Yard, 20 Nov 1919Diagram of the Officers Station of a main battery 14-inch gun turret for the Tennessee-class of US battleshipsLongitudinal diagram of a main battery 14-inch gun turret for the Tennessee-class of US battleshipsTransverse diagram of a main battery 14-inch gun turret for the Tennessee-class of US battleships
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Launch of USS California at Mare Island Navy Yard, 20 Nov 1919
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