USS Washington


USS Washington was a Colorado class battleship laid down by New York Shipbuilding Corporation in June 1919. She was launched in September 1921, but due to the Washington Naval Treaty limiting the size and numbers of naval ships built, she was never completed. All further work was halted, and she was used as a bomb and gunnery target outside Cape Charles 25. November 1925. The wreck rest today upside down on a depth of 80 meter east of Virginia Beach.

Former names:
USS Washington
624,0 x 97,6 x 30,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
32600 displ ( std )
Camden ( US ) 1921
( US )
  36°54'30.3"N 74°41'54.5"W
( Source: Virginia Beach Anglers Club )

Picture: USS Washington sinking, 1924
Courtesy of US Navy, Public domain

Last updated: February 2021