|The deck consists of
the bomb deck, the main armor deck, and the splinter deck. The bomb
is 1.5 inches STS plate, the main armor deck is 4.75 inches Class B
laid on 1.25 inches STS plate and the splinter deck is 0.625 inches STS
plate. The bomb deck is designed to detonate general purpose bombs on
and arm armor piercing bombs so they will explode between the bomb deck
and the main armor deck. Within the immune zone, the main armor deck is
designed to defeat plunging shells which may penetrate the bomb deck.
splinter deck is designed to contain any fragments and pieces of armor
which might be broken off from the main armor deck.
Turret armor is
constructed from a
combination of Class A and Class B armor and STS plate. The faces of
turrets are 17I inches Class B armor over 2.5 inches STS plate. The
plates are 9.5 inches Class A armor on .75 inch STS plate. The back
are 12 inches Class A armor and the turret roofs are 7.25 inches Class
The conning tower is
segments of Class B armor 17.3 inches thick. BB61 is three levels and
on had 2 levels (the flag level was omitted). Roof plates are 7.25
Class B and the floor is 4 inches STS. The conning tower is connected
the citadel by a communications tube with a wall thickness of 16 inches
of Class B armor.