Ex USS Idaho (Battleship No. 24), the second ship of the Mississippi-class battleships, was the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the US state of Idaho. After her career in the USN, she was sold to Greece and renamed Lemnos in 1914. Lemnos was sunk by German bombers in April 1941. Idaho and her sister Mississippi were designed in response to Congressional desire to cap the growth and expense of new battleships, whose size and cost had increased dramatically since the first US battleships, the Indianas of 1893, had been authorized. Displacement was limited to 13,000 long tons (13,209 tonnes), a reduction of 3,000 long tons (3,000 t) from the prior Connecticut class
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