USS Idaho

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The USS Idaho, the third of three ships in the New Mexico class of battleships, was the fourth ship to bear the name. She was launched in June 1917 and commissioned in March 1919. She was armed with a battery of twelve 14-inch guns in four turrets and protected with heavy armor plate (13.5 inches thick in the main belt).

During the '20s and '30s, Idaho spent most of her time as part of the Pacific Fleet conducting routine training exercises. It was modernized in the early 1930s. During World War II, but before the United States entered hostilities, she was assigned to the neutrality patrols protecting American shipping during the Battle of the Pacific. After the Pearl Harbor attack, she was relocated to the Pacific Theater along with her sister ships.

For the remainder of the war she supported amphibious operations in the Pacific and shelled Japanese forces during the Gilbert and Marshall Islands and Philippines campaigns. She also supported the Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa invasions. Idaho was present in Tokyo Bay when Japan officially surrendered on September 2, 1945. Idaho was decommissioned the next year and dismantled in 1947.

Contains a ship in resin and warlord resin


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