Kearsarge Class Battleship (1898)

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Two Kearsarge class battleships were completed for the U.S. Navy in 1900.

Overview of 2 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Kearsarge Newport News 30 Jun, 1896 24 Mar, 1898 20 Feb, 1900 Sold 1955
Kentucky Newport News 30 Jun, 1896 24 Mar, 1898 15 May, 1900 Sold 1923

Design & Construction

The Kearsarges' double-story turrets were designed by Joseph Strauss of the Bureau of Ordnance.[1]



See Also


  1. Friedman. U.S. Battleships. p. 31.


Kearsarge Class Pre-dreadnought
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