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USS Colorado (BB-45)

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1924.
1924.

The Colorado is one of a class of four ships built under the programme of 1916, though she was not laid down until May, 1919. The delay was occasioned by America's intervention in the Great War , and advantage was taken of it to recast the design in accordance with the more reliable and detailed information which became accessible to American constructors. The first of the class to be completed was the Maryland, which made her trials in the summer of 1921; the Colorado was launched on March 22nd, 1921, at the Camden, N.J., yard of the New York Shipbuilding Company, and commissioned last October; the West Virginia has just been completed, while the fourth unit of the class, the Washington, has been sold for demolition as prescribed by the Naval Treaty... Read More.

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