New York

USS New York


This class of two ships is the fifth type of dreadnought battleship to enter service in the United States Navy. Like the preceding Wyoming class, they had to be designed with no practical experience of dreadnought construction whatsoever, since none of their predecessors had yet been commissioned. In the light of the long expected move of foreign navies to greater main battery calibres, they received the brand new 14" guns as new main armament. Both ships entered service in 1914.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 19038

Basic damage control capacity: 61%


Displacement: 27000 tons

Length: 172 m

Width: 29 m

Draught: 11 m

Standard crew: 1042


Maximum speed (undamaged): 21 knots

Endurance: 13082 km

Coal capacity: 3318 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 12

Hull armour: 6.5

Main belt armour: 12

Deck armour: 2

Best armour type: Krupp


10 x 14in/45 Mk 1, centrally controlled. Ammo: 1000 rounds

18 x 5in/51 Mk 7, centrally controlled. Ammo: 4140 rounds

4 x 21in Mk 9 Torpedoes, locally controlled. Ammo: 12 torpedoes

Ships in class

  • New York (BB-34)
  • Texas (BB-35)