U.S. Navy Over-Age List of Capital Ships (Pre-WWII)

The Third Vinson Act, as well as earlier Naval Armaments Limitations treaties defined “overage” as:

Battleships: 26 Years (9,490 days)
Aircraft Carriers/Cruisers: 20 Years (7,300 days)
Other Surface Ships: 16 Years (5,840 days)
Submarines: 13 Years (4,745 days)

The following lists are included to help you figure out for “postponed” WWII scenarios what would be in the reserve fleet. I have used a commissioning date of around 7 December 1941 as a cut off point.

Battleships

Hull No.

Ship Name

Class

Commissioned

Over-Age

BB 1

Indiana

Indiana

November 20, 1895

November 14, 1921

BB 2

Massachusetts

Indiana

June 10, 1896

June 5, 1922

BB 3

Oregon

Indiana

July 15, 1896

July 10, 1922

BB 4

Iowa

Iowa

June 16, 1897

June 11, 1923

BB 5

Kearsarge

Kearsarge

February 20, 1900

February 14, 1926

BB 6

Kentucky

Kearsarge

May 16, 1900

May 10, 1926

BB 7

Illinois

Illinois

September 16, 1901

September 10, 1927

BB 8

Alabama

Illinois

October 16, 1900

October 10, 1926

BB 9

Wisconsin

Illinois

February 4, 1901

January 29, 1927

BB 10

Maine

Maine

December 29, 1902

December 22, 1928

BB 11

Missouri

Maine

December 1, 1903

November 24, 1929

BB 12

Ohio

Maine

October 4, 1904

September 28, 1930

BB 13

Virginia

Virginia

May 7, 1906

April 30, 1932

BB 14

Nebraska

Virginia

July 1, 1907

June 24, 1933

BB 15

Georgia

Virginia

September 24, 1906

September 17, 1932

BB 16

New Jersey

Virginia

May 12, 1906

May 5, 1932

BB 17

Rhode Island

Virginia

February 19, 1906

February 13, 1932

BB 18

Connecticut

Connecticut

September 29, 1906

September 22, 1932

BB 19

Louisiana

Connecticut

June 2, 1906

May 26, 1932

BB 20

Vermont

Connecticut

March 4, 1907

February 25, 1933

BB 21

Kansas

Connecticut

April 18, 1907

April 11, 1933

BB 22

Minnesota

Connecticut

March 9, 1907

March 2, 1933

BB 23

Mississippi

Mississippi

February 1, 1908

January 25, 1934

BB 24

Idaho

Mississippi

April 1, 1908

March 26, 1934

BB 25

New Hampshire

Connecticut

March 19, 1908

March 13, 1934

BB 26

South Carolina

South Carolina

March 1, 1910

February 23, 1936

BB 27

Michigan

South Carolina

January 4, 1910

December 29, 1935

BB 28

Delaware

Delaware

April 4, 1910

March 28, 1936

BB 29

North Dakota

Delaware

April 11, 1910

April 4, 1936

BB 30

Florida

Florida

September 15, 1911

September 8, 1937

BB 31

Utah

Florida

August 31, 1911

August 24, 1937

BB 32

Wyoming

Wyoming

September 25, 1912

September 19, 1938

BB 33

Arkansas

Wyoming

September 17, 1912

September 11, 1938

BB 34

New York

New York

April 15, 1914

April 8, 1940

BB 35

Texas

New York

March 12, 1914

March 5, 1940

BB 36

Nevada

Nevada

March 11, 1916

March 5, 1942

BB 37

Oklahoma

Nevada

May 2, 1916

April 26, 1942

BB 38

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

June 12, 1916

June 6, 1942

BB 39

Arizona

Pennsylvania

October 17, 1916

October 11, 1942

BB 40

New Mexico

New Mexico

May 20, 1918

May 13, 1944

BB 41

Mississippi

New Mexico

December 18, 1917

December 12, 1943

BB 42

Idaho

New Mexico

March 24, 1919

March 17, 1945

BB 43

Tennessee

Tennessee

June 3, 1920

May 28, 1946

BB 44

California

Tennessee

August 10, 1921

August 4, 1947

BB 45

Colorado

Colorado

August 30, 1923

August 23, 1949

BB 46

Maryland

Colorado

July 21, 1921

July 15, 1947

BB 48

West Virginia

Colorado

December 1, 1923

November 24, 1949

BB 55

North Carolina

North Carolina

April 9, 1941

April 3, 1967

BB 56

Washington

North Carolina

May 15, 1941

May 9, 1967

Aircraft Carriers

Hull No.

Ship Name

Class

Commissioned

Over-Age

CV 1

Langley

Langley

March 20, 1922

March 15, 1942

CV 2

Lexington

Lexington

December 14, 1927

December 9, 1947

CV 3

Saratoga

Lexington

November 16, 1927

November 11, 1947

CV 4

Ranger

Ranger

June 4, 1934

May 30, 1954

CV 5

Yorktown

Yorktown

September 30, 1937

September 25, 1957

CV 6

Enterprise

Yorktown

May 12, 1938

May 7, 1958

CV 7

Wasp

Wasp

April 25, 1940

April 20, 1960

CV 8

Hornet

Yorktown

October 20, 1941

October 15, 1961

Cruisers

Hull No.

Ship Name

Class

Commissioned

Overage

CL-1

Chester

Chester

April 25, 1908

April 20, 1928

CL-2

Birmingham

Chester

April 11, 1908

April 6, 1928

CL-3

Salem

Chester

August 1, 1908

July 27, 1928

CL 4

Omaha

Omaha

February 24, 1923

February 19, 1943

CL 5

Milwaukee

Omaha

June 20, 1923

June 15, 1943

CL 6

Cincinnati

Omaha

January 1, 1924

December 27, 1943

CL 7

Raleigh

Omaha

February 6, 1924

February 1, 1944

CL 8

Detroit

Omaha

July 31, 1923

July 26, 1943

CL 9

Richmond

Omaha

July 2, 1923

June 27, 1943

CL 10

Concord

Omaha

November 3, 1923

October 29, 1943

CL 11

Trenton

Omaha

April 19, 1924

April 14, 1944

CL 12

Marblehead

Omaha

September 8, 1924

September 3, 1944

CL 13

Memphis

Omaha

February 4, 1925

January 30, 1945

CA 15
CL 15

Olympia

Olympia

February 5, 1895

February 1, 1915

CL 16

Denver

Denver

May 17, 1904

May 12, 1924

CL 17

Des Moines

Denver

March 5, 1904

February 29, 1924

CL 18

Chattanooga

Denver

October 11, 1904

October 6, 1924

CL 19

Galveston

Denver

February 15, 1905

February 10, 1925

CL 20

Tacoma

Denver

January 30, 1904

January 25, 1924

CL 21

Cleveland

Denver

November 2, 1903

October 28, 1923

CL 22

New Orleans

New Orleans

March 18, 1898

March 14, 1918

CL 23

Albany

New Orleans

May 29, 1900

May 24, 1920

CA 24

Pensacola

Pensacola

February 6, 1930

February 1, 1950

CA 25

Salt Lake City

Pensacola

December 11, 1929

December 6, 1949

CA 26

Northampton

Northampton

May 17, 1930

May 12, 1950

CA 27

Chester

Northampton

June 24, 1930

June 19, 1950

CA 28

Louisville

Northampton

January 15, 1931

January 10, 1951

CA 29

Chicago

Northampton

March 9, 1931

March 4, 1951

CA 30

Houston

Northampton

June 17, 1930

June 12, 1950

CA 31

Augusta

Northampton

January 30, 1931

January 25, 1951

CA 32

New Orleans

New Orleans

February 15, 1934

February 10, 1954

CA 33

Portland

Portland

February 23, 1933

February 18, 1953

CA 34

Astoria

New Orleans

April 28, 1934

April 23, 1954

CA 35

Indianapolis

Portland

November 15, 1932

November 10, 1952

CA 36

Minneapolis

New Orleans

May 19, 1934

May 14, 1954

CA 37

Tuscaloosa

New Orleans

August 17, 1934

August 12, 1954

CA 38

San Francisco

New Orleans

February 10, 1934

February 5, 1954

CA 39

Quincy

New Orleans

June 9, 1936

June 4, 1956

CL 40

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

September 30, 1937

September 25, 1957

CL 41

Philadelphia

Brooklyn

January 9, 1951

January 4, 1971

CL 42

Savannah

Brooklyn

March 10, 1938

March 5, 1958

CL 43

Nashville

Brooklyn

June 6, 1938

June 1, 1958

CA 44

Vincennes

New Orleans

February 24, 1937

February 19, 1957

CA 45

Wichita

Wichita

February 16, 1939

February 11, 1959

CL 46

Phoenix

Brooklyn

October 3, 1938

September 28, 1958

CL 47

Boise

Brooklyn

August 12, 1938

August 7, 1958

CL 48

Honolulu

Brooklyn

June 15, 1938

June 10, 1958

CL 49

St. Louis

St. Louis

May 19, 1939

May 14, 1959

CL 50

Helena

St. Louis

September 18, 1939

September 13, 1959

CL 51

Atlanta

Atlanta

December 24, 1941

December 19, 1961