What US battleship was nicknamed Old Ironside?
The heavy Frigate, USS Constitition, is known as 'Old Ironsides'.
the British 100 gun, 1st rate, ship of the line, HMS Britannia was also nicknamed Old Ironsides. HMS Britannia underwent a number of name changes and was also called: HMS Princess Royal, HMS St George and HMS Barfleur.
the British 100 gun, 1st rate, ship of the line, HMS Britannia was also nicknamed Old Ironsides. HMS Britannia underwent a number of name changes and was also called: HMS Princess Royal, HMS St George and HMS Barfleur.
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No, at least not by design but they did send one out on a virtual (extreme high risk) mission profile heading a task force in what became known as the second battle(naval, not marine ground troops) of Okinawa. The Battleship Yamato wqas the flotilla leader, in effect flagship. The Yamato was the wor…ld"s largest Battleship with cannon of l8 inch caliber (Us Battleships used l6 Inch guns) but was sunk by heavy air attack with few survivors. amn accout of the battle was given int he book Japanese destroyer captin. the Destoryer captain commanded a light cruiser in this sortie. the book is a good one for a look a the pacific War from the Japanese side. the yamato had a gross tonnage of 80,000 again far suirpaszsing any Us battleships. Banzai! ( Full Answer )
The four battleships of the World War II-era USS Iowa class (includes Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri and Wisconsin) are the largest "battleships" built by the United States. However, modern US nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, including the USS Enterprise and the USS Nimitz-class carriers, are the larg…est "warships" built by the US. The Iowa-class battleships are approximately 890 feet long and displace some 45,000 tons. The Nimitz-class carriers are approximately 1100 feet long and displace some 90,000 tons. . Adding on to the last answer, the Montana class battleships would have been the largest US battleship class, weighing in at 72,000 tons, but were canceled in favour of the Essex Class Carriers. But to be exact, the largest battleship of the US Navy, not battleship class was the USS Missouri, weighing in at 45,700 tons, 890 feet, just 700 tons heavier and 3 feet longer than the other Iowas. The extension allowed it to fit a couple more anti-aircraft missiles during the 1980's. ( Full Answer )
Andrew Jackson picked up this nickname during his military exploits when his men thought of him as "tough as hickory." Hickory is noted for its strength as a wood.
Andrew Jackson was known as Old Hickory. He got the name "Old Hickory" from the troops he led in the war of 1812. They said he was tough as hickory, a wood which was known to be very strong and preferred for axe-handles and such. His cupporters used it in his politcal campaigns. President Andrew Ja…ckson. Andrew Jackson ( Full Answer )
Old Ironsides is the nickname of the American Frigate USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. She earned the name during the battle with the HMS Guerriere.
What ship nicknammed Old Ironsides during the war of 1812 is the oldest vessel still commissioned in the US Navy?
The USS Constitution is the oldest comissioned ship in the US Navy.. The USS Constitution is "Old Ironsides" and is the oldest ship still commissioned by the U.S. Navy.
No old Iron sides was a ship used in the war of 1812. A British cannon ball hit the side of the ship on freshly cut replacement board. The board was strong enough to with hold the shock of the cannon ball. A sailor on the that ship called her "old Iron sides" from then on.
first you have to initialize the array. board : Array [1..10,1..10] of char; then place the ships board[2,2]:='A'; board[3,2]:='A'; board[4,2]:='A'; board[5,2]:='A'; board[6,2]:='A'; i would advise to use some simple coding for the ships such as aircraft carrier code: A so if… aircraft carrier is at [2,5] to [6,5], you can ask the user to enter two numbers (row, column) and check if e.g. point [4,5] is assigned to 'A' this is the coding i used for aircraft carrier, which is pretty much the same for all while Gcount 17 do //5+4+3+3+2 begin count:= count+1; // to count how many hits were required at the end writeln('enter row you want to hit'); readln(row); writeln('enter column you want to hit'); readln(col); if board [row,col] = 'A' then begin Gcount:=Gcount+1; writeln('you hit AirCraft Carrier'); end else if board [row,col] = 'B' then .... and so on.... i did not copy the exact code i used since there is a slight error. you can hit the same spot twice... but in general to make such a game is not very hard regards, Gohan (CY) ( Full Answer )
The purpose of a battleship was to fight on the "battle-line", against other battleships during a "fleet engagement". Like a boxer, battleships were designed with armor and large guns, to slug it out with other battleships.. On 10 December 1941, Japanese land based airplanes sunk the British Battle…ship HMS Prince of Wales along with her Battlecruiser escort HMS Repulse. Both warships, unlike at Pearl Harbor, were under way, manuevering, and shooting back with anti-aircraft weapons. This was the first time that aircraft & a battleship (and a battlecruiser) fought on a "one to one" basis; and the battleship & battlecruiser lost. From this date onward, naval officers considered the Aircraft (launched from aircraft carriers) to be the ultimate sea weapon.. Carriers (with their aircraft) can destroy targets at over 200 miles away (during WWII) with far better accuracy; a battleship can only strike targets at about 22 miles, and would have to fire a hundred shells or more before destroying a target. ( Full Answer )
The largest US battleships produced were the Iowa class, produced at the end of WWII. The ships in the Iowa class were Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, New Jersey. 2nd Answer: There were 64 commissioned Battleships (BB 01 - BB 64). Others were built, but not comissioned for varying reasons. There… are 3 older-class Battlerships that were kept as museums: USS North Carolina (BB 55) 9 Apr 1941 / 27 Jun 1947 Transferred to the state of North Carolina 6 Sep 1961. Dedicated as memorial 29 Apr 1962 at Wilmington, N.C. USS Massachusetts (BB 59) 12 May 1942 / 27 Mar 1947 Transferred to the Massachusetts Memorial Committee 8 Jun 1965 and preserved as a memorial 14 Aug 1965. USS Alabama (BB 60) 16 Aug 1942 / 9 Jan 1947 Transferred to the state of Alabama 16 Jun 1964 for use as a memorial. Through the years all but 4 others have been scrapped or destroyed. As stated above, the last 4 built were Iowa Class ships and were the largest of the battleships. All 4 were decommissioned and recommissioned several times, with the last time during the Reagan Administration to combat the "unbelievably ambitious" Soviet program of naval construction. All 4 are still in existence - as museums. USS Iowa (BB 61) 22 Feb 1943 / 24 Mar 1949 Recommissioned 25 Aug 1951, decommissioned again 24 Feb 1958. Recommissioned again 28 Apr 1984, decommissioned last time 26 Oct 1990. Berthed in Suisan Bay, San Francisco, Calif., 21 April 2001. USS New Jersey (BB 62) 23 May 1943 / 30 Jun 1948 Recommissioned at Bayonne 21 Nov 1950, decommissioned again 21 Aug 1957. Recommissioned at Philadelphia 6 Apr 1968, decommissioned again 17 Dec 1969. Recommissioned at Long Beach, Calif., 28 Dec 1982, decommissioned last time 8 Feb 1991. Towed 12 Sept. 1999 by the tug Sea Victory from Bremerton to Philadelphia, arriving 11 Nov. On 20 Jan. 2000, SECNAV announced donation to Home Port Alliance of Camden, N.J., for use as a museum. USS Missouri (BB 63) 11 Jun 1944 / 26 Feb 1955 Recommissioned in San Francisco 10 May 1986, decommissioned again 31 Mar 1992. Located 1,000 yards from the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Missouri was opened as a museum 29 Jan. 1999. USS Wisconsin (BB 64) 16 Apr 1944 / 1 Jul 1948 Recommissioned 3 Mar 1951, decommissioned again at Bayonne on 8 Mar 1958. Recommissioned again on 22 Oct 1988, decommissioned for the final time on 30 Sep 1991. Moored at the National Maritime Center, Norfolk, Va., 7 Dec. 2000, the centerpiece of a four-part naval history exhibit. Wisconsin opened to the public on 16 Apr 2001. ( Full Answer )
There are no battleships currently in the US Navy. However, there are 8 former US battleships preserved as museums.
This is a very general question with more than one answer. There has been many different battleships in the U.S. and they all have different weights. The most recent and "modernized" battleship would be the USS Missouri which weighed 58,000 tons with a full load and 45,000 tons unloaded while it was… still in commission.. The last U.S. battleship decommisioned was the New Jersey - the lead ship of the class that included the New Jersey, the Missouri, the Iowa and the Wisconsin. ( Full Answer )
The US battleship, the USS Constitution garnered the nickname OldIronsides". It was named that because the hull was so strong thatcannonballs bounced off.
Old Ironsides is the USS Constitution She is the oldest commissioned ship in the US Navy Fleet. She got the name "Old Ironsides" from the British when they saw that their cannon balls bounce off her hull that was made of Virginia oak. She was launched in 1797.
It's sitting at dock in Boston harbor with a complement of U.S. Navy personnel. You can go take a tour.
The ship USS Constitution got the nickname Old Ironsides becausethe ship had iron plating in the hull. The ship was used during theCivil War.
The heavy frigate, USS Constitution, launched in 1797, earned the nickname 'Old Ironsides' after the battle with the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812. This is a reference to "Old Ironsides," a colonial era battleship which is docked in Boston Harbor. If I recall correctly, this battleship n…ever lost in combat and has lasted more than 200 years, thus an "old Ironsides" reference would suggest that whatever/whoever it is being compared to is stalwart and resilient. It is true that "Old Ironsides" had not lost in combat, but the hull had deflected a bullet, and it's crew members gave it the nickname 'Old Ironsides,' crediting the USS Constitution with having an "iron" hull. ( Full Answer )
Her main armament were 24 pound long guns, which gave her a crushing advantage over her British opponents, mostly 18 pounder frigates. She also carried heavier carronades on the upper deck at times.
I don't remember this poem but "Old Ironsides" was the sailor's name of the USS Constitution, which was a war ship made after the American Revolution in 1790's. It is still a US Navy ship and can be toured at Boston Naval Shipyard.. It was called "Old Ironsides" because it was one of the first ship…s that was plated with copper to protect it from cannon shells. ( Full Answer )
No. They've all been stricken from the roster of active duty ships. They're just too big and "unique" to keep them in service. Even with the cruise missle and other upgrades, we just can't get enough "mileage" out of them to warrant the costs of operating them. A link is provided below for more info…rmation. ( Full Answer )
The "Iowa" class battleship, USS New Jersey; 16" guns. The battleship was requested by the military to reduce jet aircraft losses over North & South Vietnam. Each rifle (16" barrel) delivered the equivalent of ONE 2,000 pound bomb. One salvo (9 rifles firing one broadside, from three separate turret…s) was equal to 9 one ton bombs dropped by jet aircraft.. By using the battleship, 9 bombs (16" shells) could be delivered to target; no jet would be lost; and no pilot would be killed or captured (POW-Prisoner of War). ( Full Answer )
The French commissioned the first Ironclad in 1860; the La Glori. . Actually, the Confederate States of America made the First Ironclad Battleship in the year of 1863 for the historical Battle of the ironclads. It was a captured Union ship called the Merrimack that was plated with iron so that it… could protect itself against the enemy fire. This infuriated the Union causing them to build an ironclad as well naming it the Monitor, the first battleship with a Revolving gun turret. This was in 1863 not until 1867 did the French commission the La Glori. ( Full Answer )
Because she was fat and she squished the enemy soldiers and helped us win - Ian poston-
The USN has eight...all are retired:. 1. USS Texas (the only Dreadnaught remaining afloat). 2. USS North Carolina (a survivor of a triple torpedoing in WWII in which the carrier USS Wasp was sunk, the destroyer USS O'Brian sank later, and North Carolina was seriously damaged...all from ONE TORPEDO… SALVO).. 3. USS Alabama. 4. USS Masschusett. 5. All four Iowa sisters:. A. USS Iowa. B. USS Missouri (WWII surrender occurred upon her decks 02 Sept '45). C. USS Wisconsin. D. USS New Jersey (the only Vietnam War veteran of the four sisters) ( Full Answer )
Operation Desert Storm (January and February 1991) didn't give them much time for shooting. The campaign only lasted about 45 days. Only two of the 4 Iowa Class Battleships made a showing for DS. USS Missouri expended 759 16" shells, and 28 Cruise Missiles; USS Wisconsin fired 319 16" shells, and 24… Cruise Missiles.. USS Iowa may have had some mechanical problems and couldn't show up.. USS New Jersey was pretty worn out, she had served on the gunline during the Vietnam War for about a year (1968-1969), firing nearly 6,000 16 inch shells, and nearly 15,000 5" shells at communist targets. She was an "all-gun battleship" during the Vietnam War. ( Full Answer )
The book 'Old Ironsides' was written by Thomas Gillmer. The poem of the same name was written by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
The USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) fought two single frigate duels during the War of 1812. On August 19, 1812 She fought and defeated the HMS Gurriere. On December 29, 1812 She fought and defeated the HMS Java. On both occasions the British ships were so badly damaged that they had to be scu…ttled. ( Full Answer )
Yes battleships were used in both World Wars and fought in several major battles in each.
Thomas Jefferson ANS2: Bah! Jefferson did not have the nickname of 'Old Ironside'. In fact, none of the US presidents had that nickname. The USS Constitution had that nickname because cannonballs bounced off her oak sides.
The sinking of the US battleship Main occurred on February 15th1898. Almost three quarters of the crew aboard the battleship diedon this navy ship.
The Russian battleships during the Battle of Tsushima in 1905 burned coal. . The battleships of WWI & WWII burned oil.
48 states of the United States are the names of US Navy battleships. The battleships Alaska and Hawaii do not exist nor never existed because they were NOT states until 1959; battleships were no longer built after 1945. Battlecruisers (called LARGE cruisers in the US Navy) Alaska & Guam were complet…ed; Hawaii never was.. With the exception of the USS Kearsarge, all US battlewagons were named after US states. From the USS Delaware to the USS New Jersey (the only United States battleship to fight in the Vietnam War). ( Full Answer )
The USS Constitution is called "Old Ironsides" becausecannonballs were seen to bounce off of her rugged oak hull duringmortal combat with the British frigate Guerriere on August19th, 1812. The ships were barely fifty yards apart when theyfired- point-blank- at each other. Also, she was NEVER … defeated or boarded. For more information, please see the related link(s). ======== The USS Constitution was built in 1796 before ironclad ships (shipsof iron were first used in combat nearly 70 yrs later during thecivil war era). The Constitution was built out of a very tough,dense wood; Southern Live Oak. Its sides were thicker than thestandard battle ship; 21 in. vs 18 in. During the war of 1812, inone particular battle against a British ship, a US sailor observedtheir cannon balls bouncing off the sides of the Constitution. Heexclaimed, "Huzzah, her sides are made of iron". Thus, "OldIronsides". She is still active & is the oldest commissioned ship in the USNavy. She is currently in port & can be seen at the end of theFreedom Trail in Boston, where the Navy offers guided daily toursto the public. A true American treasure! ( Full Answer )
USS Nevada - heavily damaged, beached to prevent sinking USS Arizona - destroyed USS Tennessee - damaged USS West Virginia - very heavy damage, sank upright, later raised and refitted USS Maryland - damaged USS Oklahoma - sank (capsized), later raised, but sank while being towed. USS California - da…maged, sank upright, later raised and refitted USS Pennsylvania - damaged (Also present and damaged was USS Utah, which was a former battleship that was being used as a target ship. The Japanese pilots mistook her for an aircraft carrier at first.) ( Full Answer )
They were supposed to be used for a major decisive fleet action upon the high seas. The only chance they got was in 1916, and they muffed that up. So basically it was just shore bombardments, escorts, etc. etc. etc. The Great War (WWI) was not much of a naval war.
The only active battleship in the world in 1968 was the Iowa class battleship USS New Jersey. She was activated to help reduce jet fighter bomber losses over North Vietnam and at the same time still deliver the ordnance necessary to support the escalation of the war. Approximately 1,000 US jets were… destroyed in 1966 alone; the New Jersey fired nearly 6,000 rounds of 16" shells during her tour on the gunline. She was history's last all gunned battleship to see combat. ( Full Answer )
Battleships (old and Iowa-class) are no different than other large ships like Cruisers and Carriers when it comes to ranks and rates. The only difference is that they had more crew than most. Ship manning requirements are based on the ship's type and class, her systems, size, and tactical mission…. While there's always a standard manning profile, it can change with any given mission, taking aboard more or leaving some in port as required. For a look at the old battleship ranks/rates, you can look at the Arizona Memorial casualty roster - it shows the names, ranks and rates of all sailors who were killed. ( Full Answer )
Because an aircraft carrier can destroy a battleship. Carriers began destroying battleships in WWII. Prior to WWII, the battleships ruled the seas; after 10 December 1941, airpower ruled the seas (carriers=airpower). Note: British battleship HMS Prince of Wales and the British battle cruiser HM…S Repulse were sunk by Japanese aircraft on 10 Dec '41. . Another reason that they don't have battleships is because there is almost no need for them. NGFS (Naval GunFire Support) is practically non-existent nowadays, that role is taken over by smaller gunned cruisers with 5-inch guns, and stealth and conventional bombers. There is no need for 16-inch guns, with guided and rocket assisted munitions in development for the 5-inch guns, and the bombers can be fitted with nuclear weaponry, something guns can't do. But the prime reason is because the battleships were aging. By the time the Iowas were recommissioned for Reagan's "600 ship Navy" program during the 1980's, the battleships were at least 40 years old, and some had been in reserve for 20+ years. By the time the last (USS Missouri) was decommissioned for the last time, the ship was at least 40 years old. Most of the ships now, with the exception of the USS Iowa, cannot be recommissioned, and are Museum ships. . Actually, to counter the above, there is a severe need for Naval Gunfire Support ships. The current 5"/54 cal standard naval gun on all US destroyers and cruisers is significantly lacking in utility for effective NGFS role usage. This has been recognized for over a decade now, and the US Marine Corps has bitterly complained about the Navy's over-reliance on missiles and aircraft. There have been several experiments around a new 8" or 155m Naval gun, for use on the DD21 (Zumwalt) destroyers; the likely final winner is the Advanced Gun System from BAE. However, as it is expect that only 2 Zumwalt Destroyers will be ordered, this is still significantly below what the Marines (and Army) would like for real NGFS roles. Both branches were bitterly sorry to see the Iowa-class decommissioned, since these ships are arguably the best NGFS ever created. The real reason the Iowa class battleships (the last surviving operational battleships in the world, by almost 40 years) was cost. Building new battleships is massively expensive (even more than a Supercarrier), so no new ones have been built since mid-WW2. The reason the Iowa-class was finally decommissioned was that, as a 1940s-era ship, it was designed with a requirement for huge crew, over 2700 men, and lacked significant automation. Automating the Iowas to reduce the manpower requirement was deemed impossible, and the cost to run a 2700-man ship that wasn't an aircraft carrier was prohibitive (for comparison, a Ticonderoga-class Aegis cruiser has under 400 crew, and a Nimitz supercarrier has 3,200 crew + 2500 aircrew). It all boiled down to bang-for-buck. The Navy (which was unenthusiastic of the NGFS role), saw better utility in the newer Aegis cruisers and destroyers, and more firepower in a Supercarrier, so the battleships were phased out to make room for more cost-effective weapon systems. ( Full Answer )
Because cannonballs would bounce off the hull, if I remember 8th grade history correctly. But don't quote me on that.
The first United States battleship that was recorded was the USS Maine. Commission date was the 17th of September of 1895. Decommission date was the 15th of February 1898. It was sunk by an explosion on the 15th of February 1898.
Canadian actor Michael Ironside is 67 years old (born Frederick Ironside , February 12, 1950).
The Yamato and Musashi were Yamato Class battleships that each had 18.1 inch naval guns as their main armament ~ see related link below to additional information .
Roosevelt was the US president in 1906. He did send the "Great White Fleet" around the world though on a "show of force" to the "Yellow Race", the Japanese (hence the white painted battleships) under the disquise of a "around the world good will cruise." The Japanese had just defeated the Russians …in 1905, thus the Great White Fleet show of force cruise. This was to let the "Yellow Race" know that the "White Race" was still a power to be reckened with. See website (or the dictionary) for further information on the "Yellow Peril" of the early 20th century. ( Full Answer )
You don't, there wasn't such a thing as a 'battle ship' you might say 'mighty ship' which, in present tense, would be 'skip maetti' or 'maetti skip'. Or you could add the definitive article to give 'skipit maetti'. The 'a' and 'e' of maetti should be squished together to form one letter.
No, the US military does not use battleships these days for active combat. The reason for this is because battleships have become obsolete in naval combat. The original goal of a battleship was to provide artillery bombardment to sink ships and destroy land targets as well as serve as a command po…st. Modern guidance systems and missiles have rendered these tactics unneeded. In today's world, the missile cruiser or ballistic submarine represents much more of a strategic asset in military terms. . Actually, there is a very significant need for naval gunfire (ask the Marine Corps - they've been complaining since the Iowa-class was retired about not having any effective short-bombardment capability). Ship-to-ship combat using battleships was shown to be obsolete at the start of WW2. However, Naval gunfire support has NOT been completely replaced by missiles and bombs. Naval gunfire is far cheaper than missiles, far safer (to the user, not the recipient) than bombs, and more flexible than either. It's restrictions are primarily range-based. Back on topic - there are two major reasons why no battleship has been made since 1944, and why none of the existing battleships were retained in service. The first is the expense of building a full battleship compares poorly to building a far more useful (and capable) aircraft carrier. Theoretically, the battleship's modern role of ship-to-shore gunfire support can be carried out by a properly equipped light cruiser (or even, a larger destroyer). Ship-to-ship combat is no longer done using guns, and the huge amounts of armor on a battleship are useless against most modern anti-ship weapons. The second major reason no navy still uses the old battleships is manpower. Crewing the WW2-era Iowa-class ships required over 1600 men, whereas a typical Aegis cruiser was under 400. It's simply not cost-effective to keep a battleship in service, when all of its duties can be handled by other ships costing far less to build and run. ( Full Answer )
Standardization and uniformity: When adding 1 plus 10 it is easier to add (on paper) 01 plus 10. Examples: 1. DE=Destroyer Escort 2. DD=Destroyer, the second D is for standardization 3. CA=Cruiser Armored 4. BB=Battleship, the second B is for standardization
This would depend on how you see a battleship as most known. The USS Arizona is a well known US battleship, as it was sunk in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
The hope that is mentioned in the poem entitled Old Ironsides written by Oliver Wendell Holmes is that the ship not be completely dismantled and turned into scrap metal.
USS Constitution , one of the original 6 frigates commissioned for the newly formed United States Navy, was built in Boston at the Edmund Hartt shipyard. Hartt, a Master Carpenter, also built the USS Independence, USS Argus, and USS Boston.
They usually use heavy artillery-grade cannons that fires shells tovery long distances. In addition, certain warships may deployturrets (some may be even computer-guided) as well.