Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command


USS Montana (BB 51)

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USS Montana (BB-51), 1918 Program -- construction cancelled in 1922

USS Montana, a 43,200-ton South Dakota class battleship, was laid down at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, in September 1920. Her construction was suspended in February 1922, under the terms of the Washington Naval Limitations Treaty, and she was subsequently formally cancelled. Stricken from the Navy List and sold in October-November 1923, her hull was scrapped on the building ways.

This page features our only view of USS Montana (BB-51), showing the ship under construction.