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USS New Mexico (BB-40) - Corazzata classe New Mexico - Entrata in servizio	20 maggio 1918 - Dislocamento	40.520 Lunghezza 190,20 m m Larghezza	32,31 m Pescaggio	10,36 m Propulsione	4 motori turbo-elettrici Velocità	21 nodi (39 km/h) Capacità di carico 6.480 t Equipaggio	128 ufficiali e 1817 uomini di truppa Armamento Armamento	12 cannoni da 360 mm 14 cannoni da 130 mm 2 tubi lanciasiluri da 530 mm[ - Radiata	il 19 luglio 1946

USS New Mexico (BB-40) - Corazzata classe New Mexico - Entrata in servizio 20 maggio 1918 - Dislocamento 40.520 Lunghezza 190,20 m m Larghezza 32,31 m Pescaggio 10,36 m Propulsione 4 motori turbo-elettrici Velocità 21 nodi (39 km/h) Capacità di carico 6.480 t Equipaggio 128 ufficiali e 1817 uomini di truppa Armamento Armamento 12 cannoni da 360 mm 14 cannoni da 130 mm 2 tubi lanciasiluri da 530 mm[ - Radiata il 19 luglio 1946

23 September 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf begins - Largest sea battle in history. Americans experience more kamikaze attacks from Japanese aircraft; the USS Princeton is hit with grave damage. - USS Princeton explodes. Of Princeton's crew, 108 men were killed, while 1,361 survivors were rescued by nearby ships. USS Princeton was the largest American ship lost during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

23 September 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf begins. Largest sea battle in history. The USS Princeton is hit and explodes. Of Princeton's crew, 108 men were killed, while survivors were rescued by nearby ships.

USS McDougal (DD-358) was a Porter-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She named for Rear Admiral David Stockton McDougal. (google.image)

USS McDougal (DD-358) was a Porter-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She named for Rear Admiral David Stockton McDougal. (google.image)

USS Michigan - together with her sister South Carolina, the first American dreadnoughts (12 in - completed 1909).  Abiding by a congressional 15000 ton limit, they were quickly left behind in the naval 'arms race' stakes: obsolete by the time America entered WW1 in 1917, though used for training, both were scrapped in 1924.

USS Michigan - together with her sister South Carolina, the first American dreadnoughts.

USS Oklahoma (BB-37), the only ship of the United States Navy to ever be named for the 46th state, was a World War I-era battleship and the second of two ships in her class; her sister ship was Nevada. She, along with her sister, were the first two U.S. warships to use oil fuel instead of coal.

writes about The Day the USS Oklahoma Died, her crew, and the efforts to create a memorial to her.

USS Colorado (my favorite battleship) with her seaplane catapults loaded in the 1930s [2844x2280]

USS Colorado (my favorite battleship) with her seaplane catapults loaded in the

14 in reconstructed dreadnought USS New Mexico, lead ship of her class of three, pictured at Puget Navy Yard on October 21 1944. A kamikaze hit on her bridge on 6 January 1945 killed Britain's highest ranking casualty of WW2, Lt Gen Herbert Lumsden, Churchill's personal military representative to General MacArthur: her Captain and 29 of her crew also died. She was scrapped in 1947.

Vintage photographs of battleships, battlecruisers and cruisers.: Battleship USS New Mexico, October Puget Sound Navy Yard.

USS Tennessee.

He shook Hitler’s hand and fought the Japanese aboard Battleship Tennessee at Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa

Birdseye view of the battleship USS Missouri in Norfolk, 1951

Birdseye view of the battleship USS Missouri in Norfolk, 1951

One of my Favorite pictures I have has the battleships Texas and New York with Old Ironsides sometime in the 20's in New York. BTW thank you for allowing me to join the group. Love the stories and history of these old Battlewagons.

USS Constitution with the battleships USS Texas and USS New York Picture taken in

Brooklyn, NY- The recommissioned 45,000 ton USS New Jersey,one of the world's…

Brooklyn, NY - The recommissioned ton USS New Jersey, one of the world's mightiest battleships.

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