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Almost Unknown617kThe Casco, light-draft monitor, 1865, while serving as a spar torpedo vessel. Note the torpedo gear mounted on her bow.
Although these vessels were designed as light draft monitors, they were found to have some design problems and therefore they are not included in the monitor category, but they were completed as torpedo vessels, or gunboats.
Library of Congress photo # LC-B811-2692, courtesy of Mike Green.
Almost Unknown1.65kFiring a pivot gun. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Almost Unknown1.54kSpinning a yarn. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Almost Unknown3.57kRIVAL NAVIES
A Comparison Between Spain's and Our Ships
WARSHIPS OF SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES CONTRASTED. SPANISH FLEET IS THE DARK ONE
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Herald [microform]. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 28 March 1897, Image 18, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown774kBATTLESHIP WITH ITS SUBMARINE BOAT.
G.C. Coffin, the marine artist, has invented a battleship which will carry a submarine boat and release it when it nears an enemy's fleet. The cut, from The New York Journal, shows the submarine boat backing out, ready for action.
Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Photo from The Breckenridge News. (Cloverport, Ky.) 1876-1955, 21 April 1897, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.34kTHEY WILL WIPE OUT THE YANKEES
THE PELAYO, SPAIN'S MOST EFFECTIVE WARSHIP
A Lieutenant of the Spanish Navy Outlines Spain's Plans For the Subjugation of the American People
The Vizcaya Is Relied On to Be Able to Effect the Destruction of New York City and Other American Ports Will Be Taken Care Of
Annihilation Promised
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The Herald.(Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 21 February 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown3.75kCONGRESS TO STRENGTHEN THE NAVY
WILL BUILD THE LARGEST OF WARSHIPS

Uncle Sam to Construct the George Washington in One Year.
COMMODORE PHILIP HICHBORN, U. S. N., Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair, Who Will Have Charge of the building of the Proposed Battleship George Washington
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 23 February 1898, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown4.13kRECRUITING MEN FOR THE NAVY
Every-Day Scene in the Office Where All Sorts of Men Are Volunteering for Service on Uncle Sam's New Battle-Ships.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 03 April 1898, Image 21, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown3.32kSPAIN SPEEDING VESSELS WHILE WAR FEELING GROWS
Pictorial Representation of the Spanish-American Situation, Showing Movements of the Respective War Vessels.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 04 April 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown553kA Modern Naval Battle at Its HeightImage and text provided by Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, KS.
Photo & text by The Wichita Daily Eagle. (Wichita, Kan.) 1890-1906, 04 April 1898, EXTRA, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown4.05kHOW WE CAN PROTECT OUR BATTLESHIPS
The New Torpedo Shield.
It is a false outer steel wall and could protect the United States Warships Massachusetts (BB-2), Indiana (BB-1), Iowa (BB-4), Texas, New York, Brooklyn, Kentucky (BB-6) and Others as Valuable From the Dangerous and Numerous Spanish Torpedo boats, Perhaps the Greatest Menace to Our Navy
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 10 April 1898, Image 16, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown324kTHE MAN IN THE FIGHTING TOP Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by Deseret Evening News.(Great Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1867-1920, 07 May 1898, Part 2, Image 10, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.55kTHE ORGANIZATION OF A FLOATING WAR MACHINE Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The National Tribune.(Washington, D.C.) 1877-1917, 26 May 1898, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown699kHOW OUR SQUADRONS OUTCLASS CERVERA'S FLEET Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo & text courtesy of The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 29 May 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 1.26k WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO SAN FRANCISCO IF COMMODORE DEWEY DID NOT HAVE THE SPANISH FLEET IN CHECK IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 01 May 1898, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown4.08k'Midst bursting shells and the bloody carnage of battle the men of the United States ambulance ship will with indifference to personal danger carry out the noble work. A tug is shown above transferring the wounded from a battleship to the ambulance ship Solace (AH-2).Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 12 June 1898, Image 17. via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.12kSANTIAGO HARBOR, THE RETREAT OF CERVERA, SHOWING THE FORTS BOMBARDEDImage and text provided by University of Florida.
Photo & text by Gulf Coast Breeze. (Crawfordville, Fla.) 1897-19??, 17 June 1898, Image 4 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown276kThis is an original 1898 halftone print of Admiral Cervera's Cape Verde battleship Fleet from the Scientific American Journal for May 28th. The illustrated ships are the Vizcaya, Furor, Almirante Oquendo, Christobal Colon, Pluton, Maria Teresa, and Terror. Photo courtesy of periodpaper.com
Almost Unknown1.06kHOW THE COILS ARE TIGHTENING AROUND SANTIAGO AND CERVERA
The Americans have established military bases at Punta Cabrera and Surgidero de Aguadores. The sunken Merrimac blocks the channel of the harbor entrance. The American fleet prevents any possibility of relief from the sea. The Cubans under Garcia hold the land approaches to the city, and the American army is on the way to land, march against the town and force Cervera to sink or surrender his ships.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 18 June 1898, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown4.93kHOW MORRO CASTLE MAY BE TAKEN.Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The Record-Union.(Sacramento, Calif.) 1891-1903, 08 July 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.37kSCENE AT THE PORTSMOUTH NAVY YARD AND SEAVY' ISLAND, WHERE THE PRISONERS OF CEVEREA'S FLEET ARE CONFINED Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The Herald.(Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 02 August 1898, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown642kA $20,000,000 BATTLESHIP 1,000 FEET LONG
Model of "The American Boy." The great war vessel which the school children of the United States propose to build and present to Uncle Sam. It will be the largest vessel afloat, with displacement of 48,410 tons, with 24-inch guns, armor 36 inches thick, length, 1,000 feet, speed of 40 knots, together with war balloons, war telescopes, hydraulic dredges, submarine boats, four smokestacks, eight turbine screws and 300 auxiliary engines.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside, Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN. & Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo from The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 22 April 1898, Image 10; The Saint Paul Globe. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1896-1905, 08 August 1898, Image 3 & Marietta Daily Leader. (Marietta, Ohio) 1895-1906, 15 November 1898, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown990kGIRL WHO WANTS TO BUY A BATTLESHIP
Miss Mary Mears, daughter of John W. Mears, cashier of the Great Northern hotel,Chicago, 'thinks the patriotic American girls should build a warship for the government. "I think the American girls should be as patriotic as the American boys," she says. They certainly deserve as much to have a battleship in the navy of our country, named after them and built through their gifts, as do the American boys. There are as many of us, and our dimes and dollars are surely as ready to flow into this channel."
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo from Kansas City Journal. (Kansas City, Mo.) 1897-1928, 17 August 1898, Image 12, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.43kThe Merrimac of New York Harbor
$150,000 HAS BEEN APPROPRIATED TO CLEAR THE OBSTRUCTIONS WHICH WOULD HAVE KEPT SPAIN'S WARSHIPS OUT OF THE FAMOUS WATERS OF NEW YORK BAY
On the tenth of last December the necessity of immediate action in clearing away the Merrimac was pointed out very clearly by the battleship Massachusetts (BB-2) striking it on the after noon of that day and doing a great deal of damage to her hull and bilge keels!
Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT.
Photo & text by Daily Inter Mountain. (Butte, Mont.) 1881-1901, 14 January 1899, Image 11, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.07kTHE UNITED STATES HONORS ITS SAILOR HERO BY THE GRANDEST NAVAL DISPLAY EVER WITNESSED IN AMERICAN WATERS
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by The Salt Lake Herald. (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 30 September 1899, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown4.34kWARFARE NOVELTIES
NEW BATTLESHIPS WHICH ARE TO REVOLUTIONIZE SEA FIGHTING
AN INVULNERABLE CRAFT

A Ship So Constructed That a Shell Striking Any Part of It Must Meet a Slant, and So Glance Off-Method of Rendering Harbors Impregnable Against Attack by Sea Submerged Earthworks.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Saint Paul Globe. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1896-1905, 17 September 1899, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown4.42kTHE UNITED STATES MUST BUILD MORE MEN-OF-WARImage and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. (Seattle, Wash. Terr. [Wash.]) 1888-1914, 06 May 1900, Image 26, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.28kLAUNCHING A SUBMARINE BOAT FROM A MAN OF WAR
After an imaginative sketch by an English artist.
An English paper suggests that small craft of that kind be carried on battleships.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 05 May 1901, Image 30, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown291kBIG WAR GAME OFF NEW ENGLAND COAST
The big naval and military war game, which has stirred the whole country, has drawn to a close and the decision of the judges as to whether the attacking fleet was more or less successful in its operation than the defending forces, is eagerly awaited. This decision will be arrived at in the most careful and logical way, every separate point of the contest being given due weight. The basis upon which the contest rests is mainly "discovery zones." That is, the attacking and defending forces which got nearer to the enemy than would be safe in real warfare, scored a point for every march stolen. Discovery by the foe, on the other hand, meant the loss of a point. Every time the forts discovered a battleship within gun range the ship was considered disabled. Thus the searchlights and war balloons played an important part in the contest. A graphic conception of the realistic nature of the maneuvers may be obtained by a glance at the above pictures of actual maneuvers.
Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE.
Photo from The Courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, 30 August 1902, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown695kAMERICA'S NEWEST NAVY
THE SIXTY VESSELS NOW PROVIDED FOR BY ACTS OF CONGRESS.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo by The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 22 April 1903, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown777kOUTFITTING A WARSHIP.Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo from The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 28 June 1903, MAGAZINE SECTION, Image 47, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown937kADMIRAL DEWEY THINKS THE NORTH ATLANTIC FLEET IS NOT FORMIDABLEImage and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 14 September 1903, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon879kADMIRAL EVANS'S FLEET IN HONOLULU HARBOR
The Wisconsin (BB-9) appears to be in the right corner, possibly with the Kentucky (BB-6) alongside.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 20 December 1903, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon842kTHE ILLUMINATED BATTLESHIPS AT THE HONOLULU NAVAL DOCK ON THE NIGHT OF 26 DECEMBER 1903. Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 01 January 1904, PART 3, Image 23, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown757kAMERICA'S NEW HARBOR
THE PEARL HARBOR LOCHS AND NAVAL STATION, OAHU.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo by The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.71kA GLOBULAR NAVAL BATTERY. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 06 March 1904, Image 32, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-8 Alabama 816k AMERICA'S STRONGEST SQUADRON.
VESSELS OF NORTH ATLANTIC FLEET ASSEMBLED AT PENSACOLA.
Officers and Crew of Battleship Alabama (BB-8).
After-turret of the Battleship Missouri (BB-11) in which the charge of the twelve-inch gun at left prematurely exploded killing thirty-two men and wounding two.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 06 May 1904, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.87kUNCLE SAM ON THE WATCH
HOW THE SHIPS OF OUR NAVY ARE DISTRIBUTED OVER THE WATERS OF THE EARTH
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 27 March 1904, Image 12, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.19kGreat Naval Battles Will Be Refought Daily
War is hell; said Gen Sherman. In a naval spectatorlum that has been built at Luna Park, Messrs Thompson & Dundy will reproduce some of the most famous sea fights of modern history. Real battleships will take part in real fights on real water. The battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac will be shown, the blowing up of the Maine in Havana Harbor, the torpedo attack on Port Arthur by the Japanese and the bombardment of New York City in 1950 by a foreign fleet.
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Evening World. (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, 06 May 1904, Final Results Edition, Image 15, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 535k New York Navy Yard, 1905 photo by Enrique Mueller Jr. Moored to the left might be the Massachusetts (BB-02), to the left is a Maine class battleship. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Almost Unknown356kStereoscopic color print of Naval Review at Oyster Bay during the summer of 1906. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
mail521kWarships at anchor in front of the Chamberlin Hotel. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
mail798kRapid Fire Drill on Board a US Man O'War - copyright Muller 1906. Photo courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Almost Unknown2.70kUncle Sam To Build World's Biggest Battleship
AMERICA, GREATEST OF BATTLESHIPS COMPARED WITH OLD CONSTITUTION
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation & University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Evening World. (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, 22 December 1906, Evening Edition, Final Results Edition, Image 2, & Deseret Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1867-1920, 12 January 1907, Last Edition, Image 10, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown 814k THE BATTLESHIP OF THE FUTURE
Displacement, 26,000 tons. Speed with producer-gas engines, 22.5 knots. Cruising radius, 13,000 miles. Armor: Belt, 12 inches; barbettes, 16.4 inches; turrets (face), 16.4 inches. Armament: Sixteen 12-inch, 50-caliber, 75-ton guns, firing 1200-pound shell with 3300 foot-seconds velocity. Torpedo boat defense, twenty 4.7-inch, 60-caliber guns, firing 50-po in two diamond-shaped barbettes at each end of central armored redoubt. The main battery fires a shell with 4000 foot-seconds velocity. Note the absence of smokestacks.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 03 March 1907, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown704kGREATEST AMERICAN FLEET
EVER ASSEMBLED IN TIME of PEACE or WAR UNDER ONE COMMANDER
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 21 April 1907, Magazine Section, Image 47, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
 Almost Unknown1.65kOUR WAR WITH JAPAN
A Brief History of Events Ending March, 1917, BY ATHERTON BROWNELL.
THE JAPANESE SWARMED LIKE ANTS INTO OUR INCOMPLETE BATTERIES AT PEARL HARBOR, CAPTURING THEM.
RIOTS IN TOKIO AND KIOTO FOLLOWED THE JAPANESE EXCLUSION ACT, AMERICANS BEING ASSAULTED ON ALL SIDES
THE AMERICAN FLEET AT HAWAII, OUTNUMBERED, OVERWHELMED BY WEIGHT OF METAL, AND WITHOUT REFUGE, FOUGHT UNTIL THE LAST STAR ON THE HIGHEST PENNANT HAD SUNK BENEATH THE WAVES.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 05 May 1907, Images 5 & 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown677kThe Fist of the Nation.
Our Fleet a Homogeneous Unit Prepared for Any Command
Beginning from the right: Ohio (BB-12), Kearsage (BB-5), Kentucky (BB-6), Alabama (BB-8), Illinois (BB-7), Connecticut (BB-18), Maine (BB-10), Missouri (BB-11), Virginia (BB-13), New Jersey (BB-16), Rhode Island (BB-17), Georgia (BB-15).
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 17 September 1907, Image 13, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown3.60kHERE'S THE 30,000 TON BATTLESHIP
LEWIS NIXON DESCRIBES HIS IDEAL SEA-FIGHTER
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 22 September 1907, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.67kBE ALWAYS READY FOR WAR IS THE PLAN FOR THE UNITED STATES, SAYS ROOSEVELT
The President holds a Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleship.
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo & text by The Evening World. (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, 03 October 1907, Final Results Edition, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
LOC 2.59k 'Fighting Bob' Slaps San Francisco
EVANS READY FOR FROLIC OR A FIGHT
ADMIRAL FEARS HOSPITALITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
RATHER GO TO JAPAN THAN TO CALIFORNIA METROPOLIS
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 04 November 1907, Image 1 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.89kSING HO! AS MERRILY WE ROLL AROUND THE GREAT WORLD ON HEAVING DECKS OF UNCLE SAM'S BIG BATTLESHIPSImage and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo & text by The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.) 1899-1947, 27 November 1907, Last Edition, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 3.29k BATTLESHIPS READY FOR CRUISE TO PACIFIC. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 13 December 1907, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.41kBATTLE FLEET READY
HOW JACKIES WILL SPEND THEIR TIME
Men Are Happy at Prospect of Long Cruise
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The Washington Herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 15 December 1907, Image 11, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown645kAS THEY APPEAR STEAMING SOUTHWARD. Image and text provided by University of New Mexico.
Photo & text by Albuquerque Citizen. (Albuquerque, N.M.) 1907-1909, 21 December 1907, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown628kEVANS SHIPS JUST AT TURN TO SOUTHWARD
THE ATLANTIC FLEET
From a Photograph Taken by the Telescope Camera Which Shows the Connecticut (BB-18) Leading the Way to the Seas Under the Southern Cross
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 21 December 1907, Last Edition, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown852kThree photo post card view PDF of:
Prison Portsmouth NH - no date,
SUNSET AT NEW CASTLE NH - looking topwards Naval Prison - postmark 1907
& US NAVAL PRISON, NAVY YARD, PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE - b and w - postmark 1945.
Photos courtesy of Arnold Putnam.
Almost Unknown3.24kUNITED STATES ARMY SIGNAL CORPS OFFICIAL PHOTO OF DEPARTURE OF BATTLESHIP FLEET FROM HAMPTON ROADS
Taken with telephoto camera from top of Chamberlin Hotel. Nearest ship, the Minnesota (BB-22) on right of signal pole, is about two and one-half miles from the camera. The Connecticut (BB-18) shown between third and fourth ship from the right, has turned and is leading the column.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 22 December 1907, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Great White Fleet 57k "Catching a nap" in an interior compartment of a U.S. Navy battleship, circa 1907-1908. Note fire hose and nozzle stowed on the bulkhead behind the sleeper, and his folding stool. This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet World cruise. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106078. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Great White Fleet 67k "Sailors making foot-mats" on board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa 1907-1908. Note fire hose stowed in the background. This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet World cruise. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106073. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Great White Fleet 70k "Scrubbing down decks" on board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa 1907-1908.
Note the ship's forecastle winch and anchor davits, laundry drying on lines running up from the bow to the foremast, and fire-hose hung on the lifelines at left. This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet World cruise. Note fire hose stowed in the background.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106074. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Almost Unknown384kStereoscopic color print of Mess time on board ship during the "Great White Fleet". Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Almost Unknown353kStereoscopic color print of a favorite pastime during the "Great White Fleet". Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Almost Unknown331kStereoscopic color print of a rapid firing gun during the "Great White Fleet". Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Almost Unknown386kStereoscopic color print of a Liberty party during the "Great White Fleet". Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Almost Unknown355kStereoscopic color print of the ship's tailor during the "Great White Fleet". Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Almost Unknown522kNothing in sight for days, but 16 ships and the horizon. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Almost Unknown3.30kGeneral view of the harbor front of Rio Janeiro, where the American battleship fleet under Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans arrived yesterday and received a great welcome from Brazilians. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 13 January 1908, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-15 Georgia 1.26kEVANS' BATTLESHIPS GET HURRY-UP ORDER.
CALLAO, WHERE EVANS' FLEET ANCHORED TODAY
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo by The Spokane Press. (Spokane, Wash.) 1902-1939, 18 February 1908, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 918k At the left is Captain Richard Wainwright, who will become an admiral and succeed Evans when the fleet arrives at San Francisco. In the upper right corner is a photograph showing the reception the people of Callao gave a passenger steamer on entering their harbor. Below is a photograph of the plaza at Callao, where the American jackies and people gather for concerts. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 23 February 1908, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 578k Peruvians Entertained Fleet In Glorious Style Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from Evening Bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, 11 March 1908, 3:30 O'CLOCK EDITION, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown5.39kUNITED STATES FLEET UNDER EVANS TRIUMPHANTLY PERFORMS GREATEST MANEUVER IN NAVAL HISTORY
PRESS HAS FLOATING NEWSPAPER OFFICE WITH FLEET AT MAGDALENA BAY
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo by The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.) 1899-1947, 12 March 1908,Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown743kWONDERFUL WIRELESS MESSAGE WAS CORRESPONDENT ROSE'S DISPATCH
BROKEN LINE SHOWS ROUTE TAKEN BY CORRESPONDENT ROSE'S WIRELESS MESSAGE FROM THE FLEET.
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo & text by The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.) 1899-1947, 16 March 1908, Last Edition, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.88kMIGHTY SENTINELS WITH SHOW-HOODED PEAKS WATCHED U. S. BATTLESHIPS, MERE TOYS, CREEP THROUGH MAGELLAN STRAITSImage and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo by The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.) 1899-1947, 30 March 1908, Last Edition, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown 351k FLEET PASSING THROUGH VALPARAISO HARBOR.
SECRETARY METCALF HAS MADE PUBLIC QUOTATIONS FROM A LETTER RECEIVED BY AN OFFICER IN THE DEPARTMENT FROM ONE OF THE REAR ADMIRALS IN COMMAND OF THE FLEET. THE LETTER SAYS IN PART:
I NEVER SAW ANYTHING LIKE THE REVIEW OF THIS FLEET IN THE BAY OF VALPARAISO BY THE PRESIDENT OF CHILE
IT HAD BEEN ARRANGED TO ENTER AT TWO O'CLOCK AND AT THAT HOUR TO A MINUTE THE HEAD OF THE FLEET IN PERFECT COLUMN PASSED REEF TOPSAIL POINT WITH THE CHILEAN FLAG AT THE MAIN. WE STOOD IN UNTIL PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE BAY. FIRED A SIMULTANEOUS 21 GUN SALUTE TO THE FLAG FROM ALL THE SHIPS, TURNED NORTHWARD PARALLEL TO THE SHIPPING AND THEN AGAIN PARALLEL TO THE NORTH SHORE. JUST AFTER THIS LAST TURN WE PASSED THE PRESIDENT IN A MAN-OF-WAR, EACH SHIP SALUTING IN TURN. AS THE REAR SHIP FIRED THE LAST GUN OF HER SALUTE ALL THE FLAGS CAME DOWN TOGETHER, SPEED WAS INCREASED, AND WE STOOD OFF FOR CALLAO. THERE WAS NOT ONE DETAIL THAT EVANS DID NOT KNOW ABOUT OR ARRANGE FOR.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from Evening Bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, 11 April 1908, LATEST EDITION, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown720kGREAT BATTLESHIP SQUADRON WHILE ON A VISIT TO FRIENDLY PORT
FLEET SHORTLY AFTER ANCHORING IN CALLAO HARBOR
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Photo & text by Bisbee Daily Review.(Bisbee, Ariz.) 1901-1971, 01 April 1908, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.35kScenes at San Diego Where Atlantic Fleet Is AnchoredImage and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo by Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 16 April 1908, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown 747k BOMBARDMENT OF FLOWERS IS AWAITING EVANS FLEET
Gondola Float of Roses and Wild Flowers.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by The Washington Times.(Washington [D.C.]) 1901-1902, 26 April 1908, Magazine Section, Image 31, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.23kTHE WORLD'S GREATEST FLEET NOW IN CALIFORNIA WATERS
Fifty-Three War Ships and Auxiliary Naval Crafts Ready for Voyage Across Pacific
Thirty Thousand Officers and Men Under Command of Admiral. Ships Reach More than 10 Miles
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo & text by The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 03 May 1908, INDUSTRIAL SECTION, Image 19, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown662kGREAT BATTLESHIPS OF THE ATLANTIC FLEET ARMADA Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text courtesy of The Salt Lake Tribune.(Salt Lake City, Utah) 1890-current, 03 May 1908, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 3.07k FLEET ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 06 May 1908, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown940kSan Francisco's Hundred Hills Thronged by Western Patriots, Who Thrill With Pride as, One by One, the White Ships Slip Out of the Fog Through the Golden Gate to AnchorageImage and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 07 May 1908, Image 2 & 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Photo fix courtesy of Tom Kermen, Inc.
Almost Unknown1.34kTHE FLEET AT NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY.
FROM PHOTOGRAPH ARRANGEMENT, SHOWING 11 ILLUMINATED SHIPS, SAN FRANCISCO SKY LINE AND GIANT "WELCOME" SIGN ON TELEGRAPH HILL.
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo & text by The Spokane Press. (Spokane, Wash.) 1902-1939, 12 May 1908, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown 2.18k THUNDER OF ADMIRAL EVAN'S GUNS BRINGS WATER FROM PARCHED WELLS AT DROUGHT CURSED MAGDALENA BAY. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 10 May 1908, Magazine Section, Image 32, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown 3.46k Fleet's Officers and Men See the City and Mountains
Scenes in yesterday's entertainment of fleet visitors - To the right is shown Miss Emma Herrscher and the goat mascot she presented to the sailors of the Connecticut (BB-18).
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 12 May 1908, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 1.03k Ten Thousand Children's Voices Join in Songs of Welcome for Bluejackets of Fleet
Photograph showing the stadium in Golden Gate park, the chorus of 10,000 little singers and the great crowds of young and old who attended the celebration in honor of the bluejackets of the fleet. More than 1,500 seamen from the war vessels listened to the program by the pupils and later partook of the luncheon furnished by the club women in charge of the festivities.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 14 May 1908, Image 11, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.93kATLANTIC FLEET LEAVES CALIFORNIA WATERS EN ROUTE FOR PUGET SOUND Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.) 1899-1947, 18 May 1908, Last Edition, Image 1 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.64kATLANTIC FLEET ANCHORS IN SEATTLE'S HARBOR
REAR ADMIRAL SPERRY AND HIS BATTLESHIPS ARE NOW THE GUESTS OE THE QUEEN CITY
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo & text by The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.) 1899-1947, 23 May 1908, Last Edition, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown 759k THE ARMADA AT SEAImage and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 13 July 1908, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown494kBATTLESHIPS PASSING DIAMOND HEAD. Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo by The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 17 July 1908, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown953kISLAND POSSESSIONS WHERE THE PACIFIC FLEET RECEIVED AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME
AMERICAN WARSHIPS AT ANCHOR IN HONOLULU HARBOR
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The Washington Herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 19 July 1908, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown548kTODAY THE FLEET SAILS WAY FOR SOUTHERN CROSS AND THE COLONIES
BATTLESHIPS WERE ABLAZE WITH ELECTRIC LIGHTS
BATTLESHIPS IN HONOLULU HARBOR
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Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 24 July 1908, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown572kBATTLESHIP FLEET WENT SOUTH AT SUNDOWN
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Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 24 July 1908, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 548k BATTLESHIPS IN HONOLULU HARBOR Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 24 July 1908, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown3.32kAustralians Publicly Welcome Officers, and Men of American Battleship Fleet Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 21 August 1908, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 81k Vintage Great White Fleet Serves The Americas Navy Fleet Of Ships Sugar Cube. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 1.28k The beach at Ocean Park, with the Hotel Decatur and the Ocean Park bath house to the left. At anchor in the distance the battleships Minnesota (BB-22), Missouri (BB-11), Maine (BB-10) and Ohio (BB-12) of the second division of the Atlantic fleet may be seen. The picture shows one of the immense crowds which assemble daily during the summer months to enjoy the fine bathing facilities which the beach affords. During the visit of the Atlantic fleet, when the whole sixteen battleships assembled at this point preparatory to sailing for the north, the people that lined the shore were numbered into the hundred thousands. The immense fleet had no difficulty whatever in performing some of the most intricate maneuvers in the deep waters of the Crescent bay. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 20 December 1908, Image 98, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.51kTHE UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP FLEET, NOW IN THE RED SEA, WHICH WILL PROBABLY BE SENT TO MESSINA TO AID IN THE RELIEF WORK. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text courtesy of New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 01 January 1909, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.16kOLD DOMINION WELCOMES THE WORLD-CIRCLING FLEET ON ITS RETURN TO VIRGINIA WATERS
HOW THE COMBINED FLEETS WILL LINE UP IN REVIEW
Positions of the American battleship fleet when they will be reviewed in Hampton Roads after worlds cruise.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo & text courtesy of The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 22 February 1909, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.81kTHE ATLANTIC FLEET AS IT APPEARED AT ANCHOR. Photograph by The Pictorial News Company.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text courtesy of New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 23 February 1909, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown550kBIG BATTLESHIP FLEET AND THE COMMANDERS WHO GIRDLED THE WORLD. Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ.
Photo from Bisbee Daily Review. (Bisbee, Ariz.) 1901-1971, 03 March 1909, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.26kAround the World with the Fleet
HAMPTON ROADS TO SAN FRANCISCO
The Fleet Leaves Hampton Roads. Spectators at Fortress Monroe Watching the Fleet Steam Away on Its Famous Voyage.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 07 March 1909, Image 38, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown3.43kWITH THE BATTLE FLEET
With the Battle Fleet on 16 December 1907, there sailed from Hampton roads the most powerful battle fleet ever assembled under the American flag for the longest cruise ever undertaken by any fleet of any nation. The fleet sailed for the straits of Magellan, and thence for the Golden Gate. President Roosevelt gave the order for this remarkable naval demonstration, which meant the sending of 14.000 men on a journey of 14,000 miles, and which later developed into a world cruise. The New York Sun sent Franklin Matthews with the fleet as official correspondent, and he was the guest of Captain Wainwright on the United States battleship Louisiana (BB-19) during the entire trip to San Francisco. Matthews letters to his paper were of such interest and of importance that they have been rescued from oblivion and put into book form. They now constitute a quasi official record of the trip; for each letter was passed upon by a duly assigned naval officer before being sent. The social life on shipboard is described, and duties of the men and the officers and the visits at the route were graphically pictured.
The most prominent men in the navy were seen at close range by the author, and every American who takes an interest in his country should read this description of the fleet and its adventures.
The book is illustrated by Henry Reuterdahl, famous because of his articles of criticism which caused such a stir in naval circles. His pictures are as necessary as the text to understand this wonderful journey of the fleet, and deserve special praise. The book should be in every library.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 07 March 1909, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
 Almost Unknown618kTHE BATTLESHIP OF THE FUTURE DRIVEN BY INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES, WITHOUT FUNNELS, AND WITH SKELETON FIGHTING-TOP.
The artist has given this vessel of his imagination the probable battleship of the future features that are more than likely to be found in such craft before long. The skeleton fighting-top for instance, is already to be seen on at least one American warship while the British Admiralty have been putting the internal-combustion engine to severe tests for some time.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 02 May 1909, Sunday Edition, SECOND SECTION, Image 15, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown 745k Why Uncle Sam's New Navy Is Obliged to Grow Slowly.Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
Photo from Dakota County Herald. (Dakota City, Neb.) 1891-1965, 21 May 1909, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.24kUNITED STATES BATTLESHIPS TO LOSE FIGUREHEADS.
THE OLYMPIA'S(C-6) FIGUREHEAD, DESIGNED BY SAINT-GAUDENS, AND WHICH IS TO BE EVENTUALLY REMOVED. THESE FIGUREHEADS ARE OF BRASS, AND HELP TO MAKE THE SHIP A TARGET FOR THE ENEMY'S GUNS
FIGUREHEAD OF THE OLD NIAGARA, AT THE BOSTON NAVY-YARD. FIGUREHEADS TO BE REMOVED WILL BE SENT TO VARIOUS YARDS.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by Los Angeles Herald [microform]. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 30 May 1909, Image 56, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.66kTHE BATTLESHIPS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC FLEET IN PROVINCETOWN HARBOR.
HOW THE SHIPS APPEAR EQUIPPED WITH THE NEW FIRE CONTROL MASTS
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 22 July 1909, Image 12, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 2.90k WARSHIPS OUTLINED IN LIGHT WHILE FIREWORKS FILLED THE AIR LAST NIGHT. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 26 September 1909, Image 11, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.27kYACHTS DRESSED FOR HUDSON FULTON FETE: WARSHIP FLEET HALF MOON UNDER SAIL.
There were seventy eight steam yachts in the great parade of vessels that encircled the international war ship fleet at the Hudson-Fulton celebration. These yachts representing many millions of dollars were gaily decked with flags for the afternoon parade and in the evening procession they were brilliantly illuminated with colored lights and many of them played searchlights on the warships and along the shores of the river as they proceeded up the stream. As the parade passed along the ten mile line of warships each in turn saluted the Half Moon and the Clermont with twenty-one guns. Such a thunder of guns was never heard in or around the harbor of New York. Although the palatial yachts formed only a small part of the water pageant they attracted a great deal of attention. J. Pierpont Morgan's palatial Corsair was the flagship of the yacht fleet which consisted of eight divisions. These pictures show some of the yachts dressed for the gala occasion and the Half Moon under sail.
Image and text provided by University of Florida.
Photo & text by The Pensacola Journal. (Pensacola, Fla.) 1898-1985, 30 September 1909, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.17kDIAGRAM OF NEW YORK'S NAVAL PARADE VIEWS OF THE FLEET BY DAY AND BY NIGHT Image and text provided by University of Florida.
Photo & text by The Pensacola Journal. (Pensacola, Fla.) 1898-1985, 05 October 1909, Section 1, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia 601k Virginia (BB-13) & Atlantic Fleet Battleships entering Norfolk VA. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Almost Unknown712kUS battleship fleet by night, Hampton Roads, Old Point Comfort, VA.Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Concrete Battleship1.72kProw of Uncle Sam's Concrete Battleship, so called, and the type of the mighty weapons she will carry.
Drawing shows one end of the elliptical fort with thick walls of concrete, now being erected on the little island of El Fraile, in Manila Bay. Below is a gun of the 14-inch style, and for purposes of comparison a body of twenty-one mounted troopers is placed in juxtaposition. The fort will carry two of these 14-inch guns, each 53.2 feet long.
Photo & text by chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Text courtesy of N.Y. Tribune, 2 January 1910.
LOC 745k HOW AEROPLANES WILL APPEAR FLYING OVER ATLANTIC FLEET IN NAVY TESTS
For over a month navy circles have been actively at work planing a second tour of the world for the American navy battleships and cruisers. President Taft is going to go Roosevelt one better and is planning to send a larger fleet with a number of spectacular incidents to impress the powers of the Far East and Europe. Within the next thirty days secret drills will be held in which tests will be made in connection with aeroplanes. A score of war vessels will carry on the test off Newport. Armed with bags containing flour, the aeroplanes will circle over the warships in an effort to blow them up with a five ounce bag of white flour. Just how the aeroplanes are to be hit has not been disclosed, but they are due to do some sensational flying if they escape the rapid fire guns of the ships. The men who will use the airships are in favor of being called 'Dead' by a jury rather than taking the risk of having their machines hit even with paper wads. The tests are expected to be the most interesting and sensational held under the auspices of the navy for a long time. During the recent drills of the Atlantic fleet, much attention was given to firing at small balloons that were turned loose from the different ships. The exact date for the tour of the combined fleet has not been settled, but it is announced at the navy building that the trip may start early in September, and the aeroplanes will be taken along. While the nations of the world are not in favor of blowing up warships from aeroplanes, still tests have been and will continue to be made until the matter is settled as to the practical end of the airships in the game of war.
Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ.
Photo from Daily Arizona Silver Belt. (Globe, Gila County, Ariz.) 1906-1929, 18 May 1910, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
LOC 3.79k Noted Society Woman Gives Sailors Twenty-four Thousand Cigarettes Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 27 August 1910, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-21 Kansas 109k Write is wrong.
Kansas (BB-21) is written on the photo, but it is a Virginia class (BB-13 / 17) battleship.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Ron Balko.
Digital ID # ggbain 04456v, LC-B2-945-3. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
Almost Unknown1.40kA NAVAL ARCHITECTS VISION OF THE COMING TYPE OF SEA FIGHTER THAT'S BRISTLING WITH 14-INCH RIFLES
AN OIL FUEL BATTLESHIP OF THE FUTURE BRINGS ALL HER BIG GUNS OF TO-DAY, WHICH CAN ONLY REPLY FROM TWO OF HER TURRETS, BECAUSE HER OWN FUNNELS PREVENT HER FROM FIRING.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 09 October 1910, Image 20, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.50kRiverside Panorama
New York, October 1910. "Hudson River & Riverside Park; battleships of the Atlantic Fleet." Competing for our attention with a convoy of theater posters. Panorama made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives.
The only i.d. for the two closest three smokestack battleships would be from the Maine (BB-10 / 12), Virginia (BB-13 / 17) or Connecticut (BB-18 / 22 & 25) classes.
Image and text courtesy of shorpy.com.
Almost Unknown999kManoeuvres Along Atlantic Coast Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 16 July 1911, Image 38, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown 632k Types of Battleships Reported "Sunk" in Big Naval Game Off Block Island.Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Evening World. (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, 19 July 1911, Final Edition, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown490kUNCLE SAM'S FIGHTING FLEET
TYPES OF THE ATLANTIC FLEET
Image and text provided by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Photo from The Beaver Herald. (Beaver, O.T. [Okla.]) 1895-1923, 17 August 1911, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown686kMONSTER FLEET TO TAKE PART IN SPECTACULAR MIMIC NAVAL WAR OFF CHESAPEAKE CAPES Image and text provided by University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR.
Photo & text courtesy of Medford Mail Tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989, 02 September 1911, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 4.26k A GUN FOR POTTING SKY SHIPS
Admiral Twining Invents an Upright Rifle That Experts Believe Will Make the Heavens Too Dangerous for Bomb-Dropping Aeroplanes
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 08 October 1911, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 915k DUKE REVIEWS BIG U. S. FLEET Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 02 November 1911, Last Edition, Image 1 & The Tacoma Times. ( (Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, 08 November 1911, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos 915k Scenes at Review, by President Taft, of Monster Battleship Fleet Assembled in Hudson Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC & State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 02 November 1911, Last Edition, Image 1 & Bismarck Daily Tribune. (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]) 1881-1916, 02 November 1911, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(Almost)Unknown Photos108kOLD-FASHIONED HOLLOW STEEL MASTS TO REPLACE NEW SKELETON STRUCTURES IN NAVY BECAUSE VIBRATION HANDICAPS RANGE FINDERSImage and text provided by Indiana State Library.
PDF courtesy of The Lake County Times., (Hammond, Ind.) 1906-1933, 27 December 1911, EVENING EDITION, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 10/08/17.
Almost Unknown1.18kBattle Fleet Flag of 1911.
Flags of Every Nation Made at Lightning Speed in Brooklyn Navy Yard
Thirty Women Supply Uncle Sam's Fleets with 24,000 Wind Whipped Bits of Bunting Every Twelvemonth.The Only Quarter woman in the Government Service Has Had Thirty Years' Experience in Cutting the Patterns.
Library of Congress photo # LC-DIG-hec-00709 courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 31 December 1911, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown2.08kFROM THE MONITOR TO THE LATEST DREADNOUGHT
Armament from the Monitor to the Nevada (BB-36).
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 25 February 1912, FOURTH SECTION, Image 45, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.17kSHATTERED RELICS OF THE SPANISH FLEET OFF THE CUBAN COAST Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation
Photo & text by The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 21 April 1912, SECOND SECTION, Image 18, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown 94k Writting on the wall; another misidentified ship photo. Nebraska (BB-14), probably off New York City, circa 1912.
This photo is a Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) ship and not the Nebraska. The ship in the photo does not have the characteristic stacked 12"/8" turrets, and it has an extra set of stand alone 8" turrets on each side. That makes it a Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) ship. Horizontal stripes were painted around the tops of the funnels in this era and they were used to identify each battleship. The mystery ship has two stripes on the middle funnel only. That should have made it easy, except none of the Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) ships carried this pattern in any of the photos shown on the Navsource pages! The closest I could find was Kansas (BB-21), but in one photo she is carrying an additional stripe on the forward funnel.
Digital ID # ggbain 04457v. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Dave Johnston, (USNR).
Almost Unknown1.14kTO DEMONSTRATE OUR NAVAL PROWESS Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 13 October 1912, SIXTH SECTION NAVAL REVIEW SUPPLEMENT, Image 71 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.42kKey to the Double Page Bird's eye View of the Assembled Fleet Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 13 October 1912, SIXTH SECTION NAVAL REVIEW SUPPLEMENT, Image 72 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown925k Naval review of 1912
Maj. Thomas L. Rhoads; President Taft; Lt. Cmdr John W. Timmonds; Comdr Gormley.
Library of Congress photo # LC-DIG-hec-01622 & text courtesy of the Harris & Ewing Collection.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 15 October 1912, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.05kTHE FLEET THUNDERING ITS GOODBYE, AS SEEN FROM THE HENDRICK HUDSON Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 16 October 1912, Image 18, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown638kSCENE OF UNUSUAL BEAUTY WHEN FLEET AND SHORE WERE ILLUMINATED BY MANY THOUSANDS OF FLAMING ELECTRIC BULBS Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo by The Democratic Banner.(Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 18 October 1912, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown509kAtlantic Fleet Sailors on Parade In New York; Mayor Gaynor and Others on Reviewing Stand Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text courtesy of The Logan Republican.(Logan, Utah) 1902-1924, 09 January 1913, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown 56k "A night signal gun".
A Signalman practices with a portable flashing light signaling device, atop a battleship's conning tower, circa the mid-1910s.
The original image, copyrighted by N. Moser, New York, is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106277. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.
Almost Unknown128kUSN sailors sighting rangefinders on battleship, 1910's.Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Almost Unknown 102k "A pie eating contest".
On board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa the mid-1910s.
The original image, copyrighted by N. Moser, New York, is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106274. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.
Almost Unknown 101k "Mining Drill".
Sailors practice the employment of sea mines for the defense of advanced bases, on board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa the early or middle 1910s. New Hampshire (BB-25) is in the background.
The original image, copyrighted by E. Muller Jr. from N. Moser, New York, is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106270. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.
Almost Unknown 102k "A Cock Fight -- Standing By".
Crew members of a U.S. Navy battleship prepare to release their fighting poultry, circa the early or middle 1910s. The original image, copyrighted by E. Muller Jr. from N. Moser, New York, is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106271. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.
Almost Unknown58kSAILING DUMMY UNITED STATES BATTLESHIPS
MIMIC VESSELS MANEUVERED AT A BROOKLYN ARMORY FOR INSTRUCTION OF NAVAL CADETS.
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 23 March 1913, FOURTH SECTION PICTORIAL MAGAZINE, Image 44, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown589kNORTH ATLANTIC FLEET WILL TRY TO JIMMY OPEN THE BACK DOOR TO NEW YORK HARBORImage and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH
Photo from The Democratic Banner. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 05 August 1913, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.87kBusy Inventors Plan Freak Ships to Meet Navy's Needs.Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo by The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1916-1920, 24 August 1913, FOURTH SECTION PICTORIAL MAGAZINE, Image 33, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown482kOver a Dozen American Warships Are Active In Mexican Waters
The top picture shows the "business broadside" of one of the big battleships, and the bottom one shows the warships at League island.
Image and text provided by Central Michigan University, Clark Historical Library.
Photo & text by The Calumet News. (Calumet, Mich.) 1907-1938, 01 December 1913, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown730kPREPARATIONS ON BATTLESHIPS THAT STAYED AT HOME
Great activity is noticeable on some of the big battleships that did not go to Mexico last week with the North Atlantic fleet. The vessels are being rapidly made ready for active service, and the battleships Rhode Island (BB-17), Nebraska (BB-14), Georgia (BB-15) and Virginia (BB-13), may leave at any moment. The accompanying picture shows a boat load of potatoes being taken to one of the battleships in New York harbor."
Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL.
Photo & text by Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.) 1893-1920, 21 April 1914, HOME EDITION, Image 12, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown363kThe United States Atlantic Fleet Which Arrived at the Port of Vera Cruz yesterday in Time for the Fighting on Shore
What might be the Delaware class (BB-28 / 29) in the foreground.
Image and text provided by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Photo & text courtesy of Tulsa Daily World. (Tulsa, Indian Territory [Okla.]) 1905-1919, 22 April 1914, MORNING EDITION, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown669kHERE ARE SOME OF THE BIG GUNS THAT SWEPT THE CITY OF VERA CRUZ
The picture shows some of the big guns on one of the American battleships now in the harbor of Vera Cruz, Mexico. The battleships Connecticut (BB-18), Minnesota (BB-22), New Hampshire (BB-25), Louisiana (BB-19) and Vermont (BB-20) have each 44 guns like these....
Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL.
Photo & text courtesy of Rock Island Argus.(Rock Island, Ill.) 1893-1920, 24 April 1914, HOME EDITION, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown645kGREAT BIG NAVY NOW THOUGHT OF
Forty-eight heavy-armored big-gun capital ships, each weighing from 20,000 to 30,000 tons, shooting ten miles and requiring 1,000 men for its operation. There would be one such ship for each state and each bearing the name of a state.
Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE.
Photo courtesy of The North Platte Semi-Weekly Tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, 24 April 1914, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown710kHERE'S HOW INCOMING FLEET LOOKED TO FOLKS AT TAMPICO Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo courtesy of The Ogden Standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, 24 April 1914, 4 P.M. City Edition, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-30 Florida1.26kMESSAGE FROM THE BRIDGE
These sailors are sending a message from the bridge of a battleship by what is known as the Ardois system of signaling.
Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA.
Photo courtesy of Abbeville Progress. (Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, La.) 1913-1944, 02 May 1914, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown610kJACKIES ON GUARD AT THE VERA CRUZ CUSTOMS HOUSE Image and text provided by University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR.
Photo & text courtesy of East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, Umatilla Co., Or.) 1888-current, 06 May 1914, DAILY EVENING EDITION, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown540kHOW OUR JACKIES LANDED ON MEXICAN SOIL
These are the first boatloads of armed bluejackets going ashore at Vera Cruz to take possession of that city.
Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE.
Photo courtesy of The North Platte Semi-Weekly Tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, 08 May 1914, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown545kJACKIES AT VERA CRUZ GETTING THE NEWS
Part of the crew on a battleship at Vera Cruz perches on one of the 12 inch guns reading the first newspapers from home to learn their prospects of having more fighting with the Mexicans.
Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE.
Photo from The North Platte Semi-Weekly Tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, 15 May 1914, Image 5, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown643kThe INNER WORKINGS of a Modern BATTLESHIP GUNImage and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of The Washington Herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 28 June 1914, MAGAZINE SECTION, Image 29, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.

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