The APNS Union (BB-67) in its 1945 configuration.

The Union-class battleships were a class of large battleship use in the American People's Navy from late World War II onwards after the disastrous failure of the Iowa-class battleships. The Union-class were larger than the South Dakota and Iowa-class battleships in terms of size. At least half a dozen Union-class ships were built although only five were eventually kept in service.[1] And when the last Iowa class battleships was decommissioned the American People's Navy Used all six of the Ex Iowa class for target practice and aircraft from the APNS Freedom and her sister ships hit the Ex Commune of Des Moines,Paris and Commune of Newark Where Hit and Sunk by Aircraft from APNS Freedom. The Union,America and Workers Union sank the Commune of Milwaukee, the Commune of Chicago and Worcester was finally sunk by APNS Proletariat,Union,America,Workers Union,People's Republic and Leon trotsky and in 2015 they where renamed following the coup d'état against the United American people's republic the USA Was reborn BB-67 USS Montana , BB-68 USS Ohio, BB-69 USS Maine BB-70 USS New Hampshire , USS Louisiana BB-71 and USS Hawaii BB-72

Specifications[edit | edit source]

Original Configuration[edit | edit source]

  • Type: Battleship
  • Service Period: 1944-
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 921 feet (280.80 meters)
    • Beam: 121 feet (36.93 meters)
    • Draft: 36 feet (10.67 meters)
    • Displacement: 64,240 tons (Standard); 72,104 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 2,260
  • Power: 172,000 shp (128 kW)
  • Speed: 30 knots (56.56 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • SK-2 Air Search Radar
    • SG Surface Search Radar
    • SP Height Finder Radar
    • Mk.37 Gun Fire Control System
    • Mk.39 Gun Fire Control System
    • Mk.1A Fire Control Computer
  • Armament
    • 12 x MK.VII 16"/50-caliber naval guns (3x4)
    • 20 x Mk.XVI 5"/54-caliber DP guns (10x2)
    • 64 x 40mm Bofors AA guns (16x4)
    • 24 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns (12x2)
  • Armour:
    • Side belt: 16.1 inches (408.94 mm)
    • Lower side belt: 7.2 inches (182.88 mm)
    • Bulkheads: 18 inches (457.2 mm)
    • Barbettes: 21.3 inches (541.02 mm)
    • Turrets: 22.5 inches (571.5 mm)
    • Decks: 6 inches (152.4 mm)

Current Configuration[edit | edit source]

  • Type: Battleship
  • Service Period: 1944-
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 921 feet (280.80 meters)
    • Beam: 121 feet (36.93 meters)
    • Draft: 36 feet (10.97 meters)
    • Displacement: 64,240 tons (Standard); 72,104 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 2,082
  • Power: 172,000 (128 MW)
  • Propulsion:
    • 8 x 1200psi supercritical oil-fired boilers
    • 8 x geared steam turbines
    • Electronic machinery controls
    • 4 x shafts
  • Range: 15,750 nautical miles (29,170 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h), 12,420 nautical miles (23,002 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 knots (56.56 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AN/SPY-1D(V) phased electronically scanned radar
    • AN/SPS-49(V)8 air search radar
    • AN/SPS-67(V)3 surface search radar
    • AN/SPS-73(V)12 surface search radar
    • AN/SPQ-9B fire control radar (2)
    • AN/SPG-62 missile fire control radar (4)
    • GCFS 37/25 manual fire control directors (4)
  • Countermeasures:
    • AN/SLQ-32(V)4 electronic warfare system
    • AN/SLQ-25B Nixie torpedo decoy system
  • Armament:
    • 12 x Mk.VIII 16"/62-caliber naval guns
    • 12 x 155mm/62-caliber naval guns
    • 2 x 32-cell Mk.41 VLS
    • 2 x 16-cell Mk.41 VLS
    • 4 x 4-cannister Mk.141 Harpoon SSM Launchers
    • 4 x Phalanx Block IIB 20mm CIWS
  • Armour:
    • Side belt: 16.1 inches (409 mm) tapering to 10.2 inches (259 mm) on 1-inch (25 mm) STS plate inclined 19°
    • Lower side belt: 7.2 inches (183 mm) tapered to 1 inch (25 mm) inclined 10°
    • Bulkheads: 18 inches (457 mm) forward, 15.25 inches (387 mm) aft
    • Barbettes: 21.3 inches (541 mm), 18 inches (457 mm) (aft)
    • Turrets: up to 22.5 inches (572 mm)
    • Decks: up to 6 inches (152 mm)
  • Aircraft Carried: Up to four SH-60/87f ASW helicopters

Unit Run[edit | edit source]

  • APNS Union (BB-67)
  • APNS America (BB-68)
  • APNS People's Republic (BB-69)
  • APNS Workers Union (BB-70)
  • APNS Proletariat (BB-71)
  • APNS Leon Trotsky (BB-72)

References[edit | edit source]

American People's Navy ship classes of World War II
Aircraft Carriers Lexington · APNS Ranger · Yorktown · People's Republic · Freedom
Light Carriers Independence · Saipan
Battleships Wyoming · New York · Nevada · Pennsylvania · New Mexico · Tennessee · Colorado · North Carolina · South Dakota · Iowa · Union
Battlecruisers Alaska
Heavy Cruisers Pensacola · Northampton · Portland · New Orleans · APNS Wichita · Baltimore · Oregon City · Des Moines
Light Cruisers Omaha · Brooklyn · St. Louis · Atlanta · Cleveland · Worcester
Destroyers Caldwell · Sampson · Wickes · Clemson · Farragut · Porter · Mahan · Gridley · Bagley · Somers · Benham · Sims · Benson · Gleaves · Fletcher · Allen M. Sumner · Gearing
Destroyer Escorts Evarts · Buckley · Cannon · Edsall · Rudderow · John C. Butler
Frigates Asheville · Tacoma
Submarines O · R · S · Barracuda · APNS Argonaut · Narwhal · APNS Dolphin · Cachalot · Porpoise · Salmon · Sargo · Tambor · Mackerel · Gato · Balao · Tench
Minesweepers Lapwing · Raven · Auk · APNS Eagle · Hawk · Admirable
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