file created: 12/07/02 01:03:53 , last update: 05/31/02
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BB-57 South Dakota
United States Navy battleship
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
South 1939/07/05
New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.
1941/06/07 1942/03/20 1962/10/25
scrap
Namesake:
TTD differences from class:only 16x127/38 Mk12
Camouflage: 42: Ms 12/Mod, 42-45: Ms 21


WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
42/08/21       joinPac-Panama Canal   66 
42/08/26       Puget Sound - sail to P.H. > Ulithi   66 
42/09/04 42/09/06     Tonga Isles   66 
42/09/06       damage(reefs) Lahai Passage, Tonga Is > repairs P.H.   66 
42/09/12       Tongatabu - sail to P.H. for repairs   66 
42/10/12       P.H. - ready for action   66 
42/10/16 42/10/30   16/screen xSCruz   66 
42/10/27       damaged (sollsion with Mahan)   85 
42/11/11 42/11/15   64 xGuadal-damage(IJN) > sail to Noumea (39 KIA, 59 WIA)   66  81 
42/11/15 42/11/25     Noumea - repairs   66 
42/11/25 42/12/01     sail Noumea > Tongatabu   66 
42/12/01 42/12/18     sail Tongatabu > New York   66 
42/12/18 43/02/25     New York - repairs   66 
43/04 43/08     ETO  
43/08/25       joinPac - Panama Canal   81 
43/10/07 43/10/10   37/38/39 - probably 37 fleet (combined TF 37, TF 38, TF 39) exercises SW of Esp. Santo   88 
43/10/21 43/11/25 Galvan 50.1     66 
43/11/25 43/12/09 Galvan 50.4     66 
43/12/06 43/12/08 Galvan 50.8 shell Nauru   66 
43/12/12       Efate - upkeep, rearm   66 
44/01/16 44/02/13 Flint 58.2/BatDiv6    
44/02/16 44/02/18 Hailst 50.9.3     104 
44/02/20 44/02/22   58 raid -Marianas   66 
44/02/26 44/03/22     Majuro Atoll   66 
44/03/15 44/04/06 Desec1 58 raid -Palau   66 
44/04/13 44/05/04 Reckle 58.3/BatDiv9/DF     66  112 
44/05/01   Mudba 58.7 shell Ponape   81 
44/05/04 44/06/05     Majuro Atoll   66 
44/06/06 44/06/27 Forage 58.7/BatDiv9    
44/06/13   Forage 58.7.2/BatDiv9 shell N Saipan   66 
44/06/19   Forage 58.7 xPhilip-damage (dive bomber) (14-10N, 143-15E) > sail to P.H.   85 
44/06/27       departed Eniwetok for US   88 
44/07/10 44/08/25     Puget Sound Naval Shipyard - overhaul   66 
44/08/25 44/08/31     sail from Puget Sound to P.H. escorted by Braine   66  81 
44/09/18 44/09/30     sail from P.H. to Ulithi escorted by Uhlmann and Woodworth   66  81 
44/09/30 44/10/28 King2 38.3/BatDiv9    
44/10/24 44/10/25 King2 38.3/BatDiv9 xLeyte  
44/10/28 44/11/27 King2 38.4/BatDiv9    
44/12/01 44/12/24 Love3 38 land Mindoro   66 
44/12/30 45/01/25 Mike1 38.1     66  125 
45/02/10 45/03/03 Detach 58.3     66  84 
45/03/03 45/03/05 Detach 59 detached from TF 58 for exercises   112 
45/03/14 45/05/06 Iceber 58.3    
45/04/19 45/04/19 Iceber 58.7    
45/05/06   Iceber 58.3 damage(explosion while rearming) 90 nm ENE of Nakagusuku Bay, Okinawa (26-30N, 129-30E)   66  85 
45/05/11 45/05/29     Guam - repairs   66 
45/05/29 45/06/01     sail from Guam to Leyte   66 
45/07/01 45/08   38.3     104 
45/07/14 45/08/09   34.8.1 shell Kjushu   66 
45/08/27       Sagami Wan   66 
45/08/29     CinCPac Flagship entered Tokio Bay   66 
45/09/02       Tokio Bay - surrender ceremony   81 

Ship status, hull number changes...:
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 13 Battle Stars
Notice: nicknames "sodak", "Battleship X", designed as force flagship - only 8 5 turrets