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Battleships, issues arising from the explosion aboard the USS Iowa

Frank C. Conahan

Battleships, issues arising from the explosion aboard the USS Iowa

statement of Frank C. Conahan, Assistant Comptroller General, National Security and International Affairs Division, before the Subcommittee on Economic Stabilization, Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives

by Frank C. Conahan

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Published by The Office, The Office [distributor in [Washington, D.C.], [Gaithersburg, MD] (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20884-6015) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Iowa (Ship) -- Explosion, 1989.,
  • Battleships -- United States -- Safety measures.,
  • Marine accidents -- United States -- Investigation.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesIssues arising from the explosion aboard the U.S.S. Iowa.
    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
    SeriesTestimony -- GAO/T-NSIAD-91-02.
    ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination26 leaves
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15365950M

      On Ap there was an explosion in a gun turret on the U.S.S. Iowa. 47 men were killed. This need not have happened. It was a foreseeable result of .   Following is a complete list of those killed Wednesday aboard the battleship Iowa. The list, released by the Pentagon, was provided by The Associated Press.

      Friction, the cause initially considered for the explosions aboard the USS Iowa this year, was also thought by Navy gun experts to be a possible cause of a explosion aboard the battleship USS. Originally published in with the subtitle U.S. Battleships in World War II, the book has undergone significant revision. Not only has it been brought up to date with the addition of a new chapter covering the Iowa-class reactivation through , but the book now includes revelations uncovered in newly accessible material.

      U.S.S. Iowa (BB) was the lead ship of the Iowa-class of last and largest class of battleships constructed for the U.S. Navy, the Iowa-class ultimately consisted of four ing the pattern set by the preceding North Carolina- and South Dakota-classes, the Iowa-class's design called for a heavy armament combined with high top speed. USS IOWA fired 1,th round of inch ammunition since being recommissioned in A view of the breach end of the center Mark 7 inch/caliber gun inside the No. 2 turret aboard the battleship Iowa (BB) on 14 December


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Battleships, issues arising from the explosion aboard the USS Iowa by Frank C. Conahan Download PDF EPUB FB2

Explosion aboard the Iowa and the overall battleship program. These issues addressed the Navy’ s technical investigation of the explosion; the serviceability, supportability, and safety of the battleships’ inch guns and ammunition; the battleships’ manning levels and training. The USS Iowa (BB) was Battleships lead ship of the last class of battleships built by the U.S.

Navy, and was the first of four in that class to be commissioned, on 22 February Although the Japanese super-battleships Yamato and Musashi were heavier and had larger guns (nine inch) the Iowa-class (Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri, and Wisconsin) were without doubt the most sophisticated.

training issues raised by the Iowa's Commanding Officer after the explosion, and (4) review the battleships' employment plans and mission.

We asked the Department of Energy's Sandia National LabOKatOKleS to conduct a technical analysis and review the adequacy of. Iowa decommissioned in Norfolk on Octo In May ofthe battleship was towed to the Port of Los Angeles and is now a floating museum.

From August to Februarythe Iowa-class battleships Wisconsin and Missouri were deployed to the Persian Gulf. The two battleships fired 1, inch shells in support of Desert Storm.

USS Iowa (BB) was the lead ship in one of the most famous classes of battleships ever commissioned into the US Navy. Transferred to the Pacific Fleet inthe Iowa first fired her guns in anger in the Marshall Islands campaign, and sunk her first enemy ship, the Katori. We discussed Sandia’ s preliminary findings in our report BATTLESHIPS: Issues Arising From the Explosion Aboard the U.S.S.

Iowa (GAO/ NSIAD, Jan, 29, ). We are providing Sandia’ s final report as a supplement to our earlier report.

As arranged. As part of requests concerning the Apexplosion aboard the U.S.S. Iowa and other battleship issues, we assessed the Navy's technical investigation of the explosion.

The GAO discussed Sandia's preliminary findings in its report BATTLESHIPS: Issues Arising From the Explosion Aboard the U.S.S. Iowa (GAO/NSIAD, Jan. 29, ). The USS Iowa (BB) was the first ship in America’s newest class of large and agile battleships that were built for World War II.

The IOWA class of ships are large, fast battleships that would be built for the World War II effort. She is feet 3 inches long, and at. A dozen of the 47 sailors killed in an explosion aboard the battleship Iowa have undergone pathology exams, and an official said four of them were dressed in full military uniform and sent to.

The Iowa class was a class of six fast battleships ordered by the United States Navy in and They were initially intended to intercept fast capital ships such as the Japanese Kongō class while also being capable of serving in a traditional battle line alongside slower battleships and act as its "fast wing".

The Iowa class was designed to meet the Second London Naval Treaty's. That November, she was then assigned to a secret task force charged with escorting President Franklin D.

Roosevelt aboard the battleship USS Iowa to conferences in Cairo and Tehran. Battleships, issues arising from the explosion aboard the USS Iowa statement of Frank C.

Conahan, Assistant Comptroller General, National Security and (SuDoc GA /2:T-NSIAD) [Conahan, Frank C.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Battleships, issues arising from the explosion aboard the USS Iowa statement of Frank C.

Conahan, Assistant Comptroller GeneralAuthor: Frank C. Conahan. USS Iowa (BB) is a retired battleship, the lead ship of her class, and the fourth in the United States Navy to be named after the state of to the cancellation of the Montana-class battleships, Iowa is the last lead ship of any class of United States battleships and was the only ship of her class to have served in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.

Get this from a library. Battleships: issues arising from the explosion aboard the U.S.S. Iowa: report to congressional requesters. [United States. General Accounting Office.]. WASHINGTON -- Following is the final, alphabetized list with names and hometowns of sailors killed in the explosion aboard the USS Iowa: Tung.

Get this from a library. Battleships, issues arising from the explosion aboard the USS Iowa: statement of Frank C. Conahan, Assistant Comptroller General, National Security and International Affairs Division, before the Subcommittee on Economic Stabilization, Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives.

[Frank C Conahan; United States. Until JulyU.S. Navy Battleships did not officially have "BB" series hull numbers. They were, however, referred to by "Battleship Number", with that number corresponding to the "BB" number formally assigned in Julyor which would have been.

The four Iowa-class battleships—USS Iowa, USS New Jersey, USS Wisconsin, and USS Missouri—were built early in the Second World War to be fast fleet battleships.

"My career was over the day that explosion happened," says retired Navy Capt. Fred billows from Turret 2 aboard the battleship USS Iowa moments after the explosion. The Careers of the Battleship USS Iowa (BB) The Careers of the Battleship USS New Jersey (BB) The Careers of the Battleship USS Missouri (BB) The Careers of the Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB) At pages, the book is long.

However, most pages are entirely illustrations. For example, Chapter 3 has 36 pages but only 10 Reviews:. Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined issues concerning the April explosion aboard the U.S.S.

Iowa and the overall battleship program, focusing on: (1) the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratory's independent review of the Navy's technical analysis of the explosion; (2) the serviceability, supportability, and safety of ammunition and equipment; (3) personnel manning.

As other haves mentioned, there’s 8 US battleships (BB) afloat: Iowa class: Iowa, New Jersey, Wisconsin and Missouri. These were operational into the early 90’s and were kept in reserve into the ’s before being decommissioned.

They’re still in. On Apan explosion aboard the battleship claimed the lives of 47 crewmen. An April Day to Remember Aboard the Battleship USS Iowa BB 61 - .