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BB-1 USS INDIANA


Indiana Class Battleship: Displacement 10,288 Tons, Dimensions, 350' 11" (oa) x 69' 3" x 27' 2" (Max), Armament 4 x 13"/35 8 x 8"/35, 4 x 6"/30, 4 x 18"tt, Armor, 18" Belt, 15" Turrets, 3" Decks, 10" Conning Tower, Machinery, 9,000 IHP; 2 vertical, inverted, triple expansion engines, 2 screws, Speed, 15 Knots, Crew 473.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on May 7, 1891. Launched February 28, 1893, Commissioned November 20, 1895; Decommissioned December 29, 1903; Recommissioned January 9, 1906; Decommissioned May 23, 1914; Recommissioned May 24, 1917; Reclassified Coastal Battleship #1, March 29, 1919; Decommissioned March 31, 1919.
Fate: Sunk as target off Tangier Island, Maryland, November 1 1920, Hulk sold March 19, 1924 and broken up for scrap.

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Construction / Pre Spanish American War
THE GREAT EXPOSITION 865k THE GREAT EXPOSITION.
Instead of arranging the exhibit of the navy department in a hall, it will be put in a structure resembling in every detail a coast line battle ship, like the Indiana (BB-1), the Massachusetts (BB-2) or the Oregon (BB-3), now building.
Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo from The Ohio Democrat. (Logan, O. [Ohio]) 1886-1906, 09 May 1891, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
KATAHDIN 3.14k TWO NEW U.S. NAVAL TERRORS
THE RAM KATAHDIN LAUNCHED,
And the Indiana (BB-1) Nearly Ready. Both Formidable Battleships. Description of the Vessels.
Image and text provided by University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC.
Photo from The Watchman and Southron. (Sumter, S.C.) 1881-1930, 15 February 1893, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 704k LAUNCH OF THE INDIANA (BB-1); THE BATTLESHIP AS SHE APPEARED JUST BEFORE LAUNCHING.Photo from THE ILLUSTRATED AMERICAN. Vol. XIII, courtesy of Ron Reeves.
BB-1 Indiana 142k Launching of the Battleship Indiana (BB-1), 28 February 1893. Courtesy of Michael P. McDowell & yorkship.us.
BB-1 Indiana 5.69k ONE BATTLE-SHIP.
Successful Launch of the Indiana (BB-1).
SHE IS FITTED TO FIGHT.
Complete in All Appointments — She Will Stand and Fight the Strongest Man-of-War Afloat.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 1 March 1893, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 195k The sinking of the British battleship Victoria, a model of which was exhibited in the Transportation Building, gave a melancholy but not less eager interest to the United States marine exhibit at the northern pier, where a ship of war modeled on the latest patterns adopted by the Navy Department, was exposed to the closest public scrutiny and study.
The engraving shows the structure of brick, built on the bottom of the lake, and simulating a man-of-war, which was conceived by Commodore R. W. Meade, and furnished with all the implements of human slaughter.
Thus built, it was a full-sized model, above water-line, of the ten thousand three hundred ton coast-line battleships Indiana (BB-1), Massachusetts (BB-2) and Oregon (BB-3) of our navy, and if no mistake be made, the creation of such a ship in Lake Michigan in reality would violate a treaty with Great Britain.
The principal guns seen on this vessel were of wood, but there were enough machines on board which were genuine to destroy almost anything of ordinary resisting power that might be within a distance of three miles. A nearer view of the upper deck and search light is shown on another page.
Among the real guns on board were four six-inch rifled breech-loaders; twenty six-pounders; six one-pounders, two Gatlings and six torpedo guns.
The interior was a museum of war, in which a student might be kept busy for months. The length was over three hundred and forty-eight feet; greatest width, sixty-nine feet; conning tower, seventy-six feet high. Designer, Frank W. Grogan. Cost, $100,000.
Courtesy of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago. Contributed by Pavel Khozhainov.
BB-1 Indiana 575k USS Illinois exhibit at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage. The "ship" is not actually a ship but a mock-up made principally of wood sitting on a brick foundation built up from the bottom of Lake Michigan next to the dock. The design is based on design sketches of the Indiana class (BB-1 / 3) battleships, all 3 of which were launched in 1983. These ships represented the first class of modern battleships to be designed and built by the United States for the new Steel Navy.
The Texas and the Maine were built in the US but were based on designs purchased from English ship yards.
Inset photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker. Photo courtesy of Matt Wrigh. Text & photo i.d. courtesy of Chris Hoehn.
BB-1 Indiana 60k The Battleship Indiana (BB-1) at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago. Courtesy of PAHRC (Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center), Colin P. Varga Photography Curator.
BB-1 Indiana 102k A searchlight aboard the battleship Indiana (BB-1) at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago. Courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-1 Indiana 750k What appears to be either the Indiana (BB-1) or Massachusetts (BB-2) at Cramps Shipyard, circa 1893. Photo courtesy of A History and Guide to Collections of the William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Company (1830-1927) and the Cramp Shipbuilding Company (1941-46) of Philadelphia, By Gail E. Farr arid Brett F. Bostwick with the assistance of Merville Willis, Philadelphia Maritime Museum.
BB-1 Indiana 169k The Battleship Indiana (BB-1), profile and cross section. Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
BB-1 Indiana 35k The Battleship Indiana (BB-1), as completed, line drawing by A.D. Baker III. Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
BB-1 Indiana 45k Indiana (BB-1), cross section taken from a plan dated 1893. It shows in dashed outline the 8-inch turret as originally planned, with sloped sides. Virtually all U.S. warships of this period were designed with cone sided turrets, but in 1892 the Bureau of Ordnance had this policy reversed, arguing that such turrets were too cramped. Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
BB-1 Indiana 1.41k Looking aft from the forecastle of battleship Indiana (BB-1), at the #1 Twin 13-Inch Turret. To the right a Secondary Battery, Twin 8-Inch turret. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
BB-1 Indiana 963k Looking forward from the stern of the Indiana's (BB-1) Twin 13-Inch Turret. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
BB-1 Indiana 1.20k Indiana (BB-1) with a foaming bow. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
BB-1 Indiana 100k Captain Henry Clay Taylor assumed command of Indiana (BB-1) in December 1894. His ship was assigned to the North Atlantic Squadron.Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress via Bill Gonyo.
BB-1 Indiana 138k Drawing of the Indiana (BB-1) made in 1895. Photo courtesy of maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca.
BB-1 Indiana 60k Captain Robley D. Evans, USN. Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken when he was Commanding Officer of Indiana (BB-1), 1895. Photo # NH 67144 courtesy of Harry Howard, 1969. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-1 Indiana 243k Colorful Indiana (BB-1) offshore with a building in the background for company. Photo and text courtesy of USNHHC via Tommy Trampp.
BB-1 Indiana 3.62k THE GREATEST OF MODERN BATTLESHIPS.
Splendid Showing Made by the Powerful Indiana (BB-1)
Runs like a yacht!
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 17 October 1895, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 562k Bow view of the Indiana (BB-1) 1896. Photoprint copyrighted by Charles E. Bolles. LOC photo # LC-USZ62-71301. Photo courtesy of Tom Kermen.
THE GREAT EXPOSITION 1.39k NORTH ATLANTIC SQUADRON IN ACTION FIRING OFF $1,000,000 WORTH OF POWDER AND SHELL IN AN HOUR
Iowa (BB-4), Ericsson (TB-2), Porter (TB-6), Indiana (BB-1), Texas, Maine, New York (ACR-2), Amphitrite (BM-2), Terror (M-4), Raleigh (C-8).
Drawn by an expert marine artist from exact details. The line of battle is that described by Captain Mahan.
Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT.
Photo from The Anaconda Standard. (Anaconda, Mont.) 1889-1970, 16 May 1897, Image 16, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Maine1.80kFLEET MANEUVERS-1897
IN BATTLE ARRAY
The September Evolutions of the North Atlantic Squadron.
Indiana (BB-1), Texas, Iowa (BB-4), Massachusetts (BB-2) & Maine.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 28 August 1897, Image 18, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 5.12k DOWN WOULD COME SPAIN
A GREAT MARINE ARTIST'S THRILLING PORTRAYAL OF AN ENGAGEMENT WHICH NAVAL EXPERTS ARE DISCUSSING BETWEEN THE INDIANA (BB-1), THE CRACK BATTLESHIP OF THE AMERICAN NAVY, AND THE PELAYO, SPAIN'S FINEST FIGHTING MACHINE, IN THE EVENT OF WAR
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 29 November 1897, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 54k Undated photograph, probably taken circa 1895-1900. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph USNHC # NH 73975, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.
Texas1.33kWHAT WOULD HAPPEN SHOULD WE FIGHT WITH SPAIN
Here Are the Secret Plans of the United States Government in case of War With the Spaniards, the First Time Told.
Just Where Our Ships of War and Troops Would Be Located if We Took a Hand in the Cuban Trouble.
Pictured among the vessels are the New York (CA-2), Indiana (BB-1), Texas, Massachusetts (BB-2), Columbia (C-12), Iowa (BB-4) & Maine.
Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT.
Photo from The Anaconda Standard. (Anaconda, Mont.) 1889-1970, 16 January 1898, Morning, Image 15, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 3.70k BATTLE-SHIP STRENGTH OF THE NAVIES. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 17 February 1898, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 411k Indiana (BB-1), circa 1898.Detroit Publishing Co. # 03738, courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
BB-4 Iowa 115k Painting entitled "Before the War" by Carlton T. Chapman, depicting the U.S. North Atlantic Squadron anchored in Hampton Roads, Virginia, circa late March or early April 1898. Iowa (BB-4) is seen very distantly, and partially, on the right side of the image. Ships present are (left to right: New York (CA-2), Indiana (BB-1), Texas, Massachusetts (BB-2), Columbia (C-12) and Iowa. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 78627-KN, courtesy of the Navy Art Collection, Washington, DC. Donation of Capt. R.G. Colbert, USN.
War With Spain
TERROR 696k THE NORTH ATLANTIC SQUADRON, NOW BLOCKADING CUBAN PORTS.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 23 February 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 1.09k READY TO FREE CUBA WHEN NECESSARY.
New York (CA-2), Columbia (C-12), Indiana (BB-1), Ericsson (TB-02), Texas, Montgomery (C-09), Iowa (BB-4), Cushing (TB-01), & Massachusetts (BB-2).
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from Richmond Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1884-1903, 27 March 1898, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 4.55k THE INDIANA (BB-1) AND PELAYO IN THE EVENT OF AN ENGAGEMENT Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 2 April 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 4.65k SPAIN'S DREADED TORPEDO FLEET COULD STRIKE A FEARFUL BLOW
HOW A GREAT MARINE BATTLE WOULD APPEAR BETWEEN SPAIN'S CRACK CRUISERS, ASSISTED BY HER BIG TORPEDO FLEET, AND THE AMERICAN BATTLESHIPS UNSUPPORTED BY ADEQUATE TORPEDO FLOTILLA. SPAIN'S TORPEDO BOATS ARE SHOWN TO THE RIGHT OF THE PICTURE RUSHING INTO THE MIDST OF OUR FLEET.
The Indiana (BB-1) is in the middle.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 10 April 1898, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 2.10k THE UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP INDIANA (BB-1) UNDER FULL HEADWAYPhoto from The National Tribune. (Washington, D.C.) 1877-1917, 14 April 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 3.79k THE BIG BATTLESHIP INDIANA (BB-1), STAR 0F THE SQUADRON, LEAVING KEY WEST TO BLOCKADE HAVANA
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Saint Paul Globe. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1896-1905, 22 April 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 229k THE INDIANA'S (BB-1) 13 INCH GUNS.Photo via uwm.edu
BB-1 Indiana 194k SINGLE STICK PRACTICEPhoto via uwm.edu
BB-1 Indiana 3.46k THE NORTH ATLANTIC SQUADRON NOW BLOCKADING HAVANA.
The ships include the Indiana (BB-1) & Iowa (BB-4)
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 23 April 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 3.06k BATTLE SHIP INDIANA (BB-1), Reported by Blanco to Have Run Aground.Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 30 April 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 258k COAST LINE BATTLESHIP INDIANAImage and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York, N.Y.) 1866-1924, 01 May 1898, Image 36, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 841k JACKIES ON THE INDIANA (BB-1) WATCHING THE MANGROVE CAPTURE THE PANAMA Photo courtesy of Colliers History of the Spanish American War, in 1898, and submitted by Daniel Wilmes.
BB-1 Indiana 126k KEEPING THE BLOCKADE. FLAGSHIP NEW YORK (ACR-02) SIGNALLING ORDERS OFF HAVANA.
The battleship Indiana (BB-1) appears in the center.
Photo from a painting by Henry Reuterdahl via uwm.edu
BB-1 Indiana 3.72k FORWARD TURRET OF THE BATTLE-SHIP INDIANA, SAID TO BE THE FINEST FIGHTING ENGINE AFLOAT.Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 15 May 1898, Image 19 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Monitors677kOUR NAVY AS IT IS TODAY
1. Monadnock (BM-3) . 2. Petrel. 3. Puritan (BM-1) . 4. Concord. S.Wilmington. 6. Amphitrite (BM-2) . 7. Ajax. 8. Machfas. 9. Cincinnati. 10. Marbiehead. 1 1. Montgomery. 12. Minneapolis. 13. Kearsarge (BB-5). 14. Kentucky (BB-6). 15. Bancroft. 16. Dolphin. 17. Vesuvius. 18. Raleigh. 19. Indiana (BB-1). 20. Iowa (BB-4). 21. Olympia. 22. Terror (M-4). 23. Catskill . 24. Miantonomah (BM-5). 25. Gustine. 26. Yorktown. 27. Texas. 28. Helena. 29. Massachusetts (BB-2). 30. Columbia. 31. New Orleans, 32. San Francisco. 33. Canaonicus. 34. Camanche . 35. Monterey (BM-6). 36. Brooklyn. 37. Detroit 38. Atlanta. 39. Alabama (BB-8). 40. Albany. 41. Baltimore. 42. Chicago. 43. Newark, 44. Boston. 45. Charleston. 46. Oregon (BB-3). 47. New York. 48. Manhattan. 49. Philadelphia. 50. Lehigh. And Torpedo Boats. Drawn by "w. A. Verhas.
Image and text provided by University of Tennessee.
Photo by The Maryville Times. (Maryville, Tenn.) 1884-1944, 28 May 1898, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 07/12/15.
Indiana3.71kTHE INDIANA (BB-1) ACCOMPANYING TRANSPORTS WITH TROOPS BOUND FROM TAMPA FOR CUBA. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 17 June 1898, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
SANTIAGO SQUADRON 3.44k GLORIOUS HOME-COMING OF THE SANTIAGO SQUADRON
THE GREAT NAVAL PARADE ON THE HUDSON. JUST BEFORE IT REACHED CASTLE WILLIAM, FROM WHICH THE FIRST SALUTE WAS FIRED
GUNS OF SAMPSON'S SHIPS THUNDER IN PEACEFUL WATERS
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 21 August 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 344k The Indiana (BB-1) painted white against a black sea steaming between and shooting at sinking and burning ships during the Battle of Santiago Bay, Cuba (1898).
The Spanish Admiral Cervera saw that his situation was desperate and began his gallant dash out of Santiago 3 July 1898, hoping to outrun the American blockaders. Indiana did not join in the initial chase because of her extreme eastern position on the blockade, but was near the harbor entrance when destroyers Pluton and Furor emerged. In a short time both ships were destroyed by Indiana's guns and those of the other ships. Meanwhile the remaining Spanish vessels were sunk or run ashore, in one of the two major naval engagements of the war.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of Library of Congress via Robert Hurst & Manuel Garci'a via Fabio Pena.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside & Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo & text by Richmond Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1884-1903, 20 March 1898, Image 3 & The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 21 August 1898, Image 22, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 918k Ready for action on the Indiana (BB-1) Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 29 March 1914, Image 43, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 600k Indiana (BB-1) in battle. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 3b37478 from lcweb2.loc.gov.
Indiana885kOFFICER TELLS ABOUT SMASHING SPANISH FLEET AT SANTIAGO.
Pictured is Indiana (BB-1) in pursuit.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 05 April 1914, Image 45, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 5.15k ADMIRAL SAMPSON'S VICTORIOUS FLEET FIRING A SALUTE AT GRANT'S TOMB.
New York gave a royal welcome to the victorious squadron of Rear Admiral William T. Sampson. When the armored cruiser New York (ACR-02), the flagship of Rear Admiral Sampson; the armored cruiser Brooklyn (ACR-3), the flagship of Rear Admiral Schley; the formidable battleships Massachusetts (BB-2), Oregon (BB-3), Iowa (BB-4), Indiana (BB-1) and Texas began their parade through New York bay and up the North river, they were surrounded by a monster fleet of excursion boats and tugs profusely decorated with Old Glory. The battle scarred ships were also decked with bunting, and as they steamed slowly along they were greeted by the booming of cannons from the pleasure yachts and the shrill shrieks of the whistles of the excursion fleet.
Proceeding up the North river, the New York floating Rear Admiral Sampson's flag, was in the lead. Then came the mammoth cruiser Brooklyn, with Rear Admiral Schley's new flag floating proudly at her fore truck, and, following the Brooklyn in the order named, were the Massachusetts, the Oregon, the Iowa, the Indiana and the Texas.
When the fleet of cruisers and battleships reached Grant's tomb, the guns that spoke at Santiago were again heard in a grand national salute of 21 guns.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Record-Union. (Sacramento, Calif.) 1891-1903, 26 August 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov..
BB-1 Indiana 105k Indiana, (BB-1) underway 1898. Photo by William H. Rau, 1898.
BB-1 Indiana 60k Photographed off New York City by George P. Hall & Sons, Summer 1898. Iowa (BB-4) is in the distance, beyond Indiana's (BB-1) starboard side. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 52644.
BB-1 Indiana 189k Indiana (BB-1) in Fleet Review painted in wartime gray with her battle ensign at her foretop & with the PY Gloucester (J.P. Morgan's Corsair) alongside.
Arrangement of the ventilator cowls helped distinguish one ship from another within this class. The 6-pounder broadside battery can be seen on the upper deck and after bridge. One-pounders are in the foremast fighting tops.
USN / USNI photo. Text courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 61210.
BB-1 Indiana 296k Stereo-view card photo of the Indiana (BB-1) titled, "The First-Class Battleship Indiana returning home from Santiago." It is dated Copyright 1898, by Strohmeyer & Wyman Publishers, NY. Courtesy of Barbara Starling & Joe Herrick.
BB-1 Indiana 71k Indiana (BB-1) tied up at pier and painted in wartime gray, 1898. USN / USNI photo.
BB-1 Indiana 420k The Indiana (BB-1) in dry dock, c 1898. Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
BB-1 Indiana 113k A postcard drawing by the Illustrated Postal Card Co, N.Y. of the Indiana (BB-1). Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-1 Indiana 347k Postcard painting of the Indiana (BB-1), possibly entering the waters near the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, during 1898. Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.
Indiana3.71kJOURNEY OF THE WAR8HIPS
HONORS TO ADMIRAL SAMPSON AND HIS OFFICERS AT CARACAS.
Pictured among the officers is the Captain of the Indiana (BB-1), H.C. Taylor.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 07 May 1899, Image 13, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 158k Indiana (BB-1) tied up at pier in Brooklyn Harbor.
The vessel behind the Indiana is the former Vermont, built in Boston as a 74 gun ship of the line in 1818 but converted to a receiving ship and eventually transferred to New York, where she remained from 7/1/1884 to 8/31/1901.
Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Ronald J. Nash.
USN / USNI photo. LOC photo of Vermont is # 4a14786v.
Return of the Conquerors, September 29, 1899 60k Oil on canvas painting entitled "Return of the Conquerors, September 29, 1899", by the artist Edward Moran (1829-1901), which appears in the collections of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland, features the Texas, Indiana (BB-1), Massachusetts (BB-2), Oregon (BB-3), Iowa (BB-4) and other ships of the victorious U.S. fleet. Partial text and drawing courtesy of USNI.
Indiana2.60kADMIRAL DEWEY HEADS A MOST MAGNIFICENT MARINE PAGEANT
More Than Three Million Spectators Witness the Passing of the Nation's Hero on the Bridge of the Olympia (C-6), Followed by a Great Fleet of Warships and a Thousand Vessels of Peace
Ships in Water Pageant Passing in Review Before Dewey on the Olympia, Off Grant's Tomb
On the port beam of the Olympia was the escorting ship Sandy Hook, with the Mayor and other dignitaries aboard, and in her wake at intervals of 400 yards, stretched out a mile long, were the great towering warships, the armored cruiser New York (ACR-2), the battleships Indiana (BB-1) and Massachusetts (BB-2), the cruiser Brooklyn, second-class battleship Texas, the old wooden frigate Lancaster, the gunboat Marietta (Gunboat-15) and the Chicago (CA-14), the flagship of the South Atlantic squadron.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 30 September 1899, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 1.80k The Indiana (BB-1) and her indomitable commander, Fighting Bob Evans impressed Rudyard Kipling. The Massachusetts (BB-2) is probably behind her in this circa post war photo. USN photo via USNIP submitted by Pieter Bakels.
BB-1 Indiana 59k Crewmen standing atop Indiana's (BB-1) forward port side 8-inch gun turret, circa the later 1890s. The small steamer Riverside is visible on the right. Courtesy of Paul Silverstone. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 93856.
BB-1 Indiana & Iowa 119k Postcard photograph of the Indiana (BB-1), taken about 1899 or later. The Indiana is in the foreground and the Iowa (BB-4) is in the background. USN / USNI photo.
BB-1 Indiana 210k Postcard photograph of the Indiana (BB-1), by the Detroit Publishing Co, 1899. Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.
1900's
BB-1 Indiana 1.18k INDIANA (BB-1) MAY BE AN OBJECT LESSON TO THE SULTAN Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo by Deseret Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1867-1920, 28 April 1900, Part 3, Image 17, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 59k League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1900. The monitors Montauk at left, and Lehigh at right, laid up at the Philadelphia Navy Yard USNI / USN photo.
BB-1 Indiana 620k Indiana (BB-1) at League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a18184v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 750k Starboard side, circa. 1900. US National Archives photo # 80G-1035089 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-1 Indiana 79k Port side view circa 1898 - early 1900's. LOC / USN photo.
BB-1 Indiana 980k OUR FLEET'S EXERCISES IN THE CARIBBEAN
Commander D. Jerrold Kelley, U; S. N., Outlines the Purpose and Value of This Remarkable Naval Maneuver Under New Scheme of Defence It Is Proposed to Re-establish American Divisions on Homogeneous Plan and to Carry On War Drills All Quarters of the World Where United States Ships May Be Stationed.
The battleship Indiana (BB-1) is pictured above.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 7 December 1902, Image 16, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 92k Captain William H. Emory, USN. Standing by the after 13-inch gun turret of Indiana (BB-1) in 1903. The ship's after port 8-inch gun turret is in the left background. Captain Emory, who commanded Indiana in 1901-1903, signed the original print in the lower left. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106189. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Indiana2.07kBATTLESHIP INDIANA (BB-1). FACETIOUSLY KNOWN IN THE NAVY AS "THE LAME DUCK". ONE OF UNCLE SAM'S WAR VESSELS THAT HAS UNDERGONE MUCH REPAIRING. AT A COST TO DATE OF NEARLY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 20 July 1903, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 57k The crew of the Indiana (BB-1) crowd almost all of her open deck spaces, possibly during training exercises and fleet maneuvers after the war, and practice cruises for midshipmen of the Naval Academy before decommissioning 29 December 1903. USN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-2 Massachusetts 593k Black & white pre cruise fitting out of the Massachusetts (BB-2), at the New York Navy Yard, 1904, Indiana (BB-1) is in the background. Colored version appears here. Photo from Lost Warships: An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea by James P. Delgado via Robert Hurst.
BB-1 Indiana 140k Indiana (BB-1) leaving Brooklyn Navy Yard in Winter, 1904. Photo by Enrique Muller courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.
BB-1 Indiana 148k Stereoscopic color tinted photo of the Indiana's (BB-1) bow view History of the Battleship on the reverse side by T.W. Ingersoll, circa 1905. Courtesy of Paul Petosky.
Indiana545kIndiana (BB-1) at Navy Yard, N.Y. on 2 February 1906. The battleship recommissioned there on 9 January 1906. Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
National Archives photo courtesy of William Clarke and atlanticfleetsales.smugmug.com
BB-1 Indiana 55k Indiana (BB-1) in drydock postcard description at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, circa 1906. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 91935 & SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
BB-1 Indiana 57k Indiana (BB-1) underway, circa 1906-1908. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106139, from the Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
BB-1 Indiana 99k Indiana (BB-1) after modernization, where a cage-type mainmast was added. Her low free-board is quite evident,due to the necessity to overload both coal and ammunition, for any type of endurance, over what they were designed. Probably after she was recommissioned at New York Navy Yard 9 January 1906. USN photo taken from U.S. Warships of World War 1, by P.H. Silverstone.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
Indiana1.71kTHREE BIG FIGHTERS NOW ON THE WAY TO JOIN AMERICAN FLEET AT HAVANA Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by Enrique Muller Jr., from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 26 September 1906, Last Edition, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 1.41k SNUBBED SHIPS AND THEIR COMMANDER
The Battleship Missouri (BB-11) Is Shown in the Top Picture, the Battleship Indiana (BB-1) in the Lower. Admiral Davis in Charge of the Squadron, is Shown in the Small Picture.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 21 January 1907, Last Edition, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Indiana2.74k BATTLESHIP INDIANA'S (BB-1) PRIZE TURRET CREW AND TARGET
The Georgia's (BB-15) accident was due to an attempt to beat this record.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by Enrique Muller Jr., from New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 08 August 1907, Image 3 courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Indiana2.59kINDIANA (BB-1) IN DANGER
Battleship, Threatened with Destruction,Saved by Crew.
Which narrow escaped destruction when, on 5 September a fire was discovered in her coal bunkers.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by Enrique Muller Jr., from New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 12 September 1907, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 295k Laundry day for the Indiana (BB-1) or Massachusetts (BB-2) at Philadelphia Navy Yard, circa 1908. Photo courtesy of phillyhistory.org
BB-13 Virginia1.00kA Virginia class (BB-13 / 17) battleship in the foreground and an Indiana class (BB-1 / 3) in the background both sprout lots of smoke and large American flags from their masts in this pre 1909 painting.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Indiana522k FIFTY BATTLECRAFT IN MIMIC WAR
The battleships Indiana (BB-1) & Wisconsin (BB-9) during exercises off Provinceton, Mass. 1909.
Image and text provided by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Photo from Anadarko Daily Democrat.(Anadarko, Okla.) 1908-191?, 20 August 1909, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
1910's
Indiana662k Mechanical Wings On Battleship To Avert Collision At Sea
These are the brakes that have been fitted to the battleship Indiana (BB-1). They are being tried at sea, and the result will be watched with keen interest by naval men and engineers all over the world. The brakes, which are great fins that open out amidships and act as rudders, stopping a ship, it is said, within her own length, will make marine disasters through collisions a thing of the past. They have been used with success on small craft.
Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo from The Democratic Banner.(Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 03 May 1910, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 121k Indiana (BB-1) underway with New York City in the background, circa 1910-1915. Digital ID: # ggbain 09989. LC-B2- 2338-6 / 2163792350_1fe278fe21_o. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
BB-1 Indiana 148k All dressed in flags with other ships of the Atlantic Fleet, the Indiana (BB-1) is pictured here, probably at Queenstown, Ireland, she fired a 21-gun salute 22 June 1911 in honor of the coronation of King George V. The Massachusetts (BB-2) is probably behind her. USN / USNI photo, partial text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-1 Indiana 64k Indiana (BB-1) at the New York Navy Yard, 3 October 1911. Photo from National Archives & Record Administration (NARA), Record Group (RG-19N), Roll 18. Courtesy of Dan Treadwell.
League Island 351k Photo shows American Marines mobilizing at League Island, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, PA, in February 1913, before going to Guantanamo, Cuba, in response to the Mexican Revolution. The ship to the left is the U.S. Army transport ship Meade.
The ship in the background appears to be a Indiana class (BB-1 /03)battleship. DANFS indicates that either the Indiana (BB-1) or Massachusetts (BB-2) were both on the East coast at this period of time before being decommissioned in Philadelphia the following year.
Digital ID ggbain # 11333. LC-B2-2499-15 Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
MONTEREY 561k OUR OBSOLETE FLEET THAT COST NEARLY $130,000,000
Pictured are the Indiana (BB-1), Iowa (BB-4) & Monterey (BM-6).
Image and text provided by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Photo courtesy of Farmers' Champion. (Elgin, Okla.) 1912-1922, 25 September 1913, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Indiana406kArgentine sailors living on the battleship Indiana (BB-1). The sight of foreign seaman in complete possession of a U.S. warship is an unaccustomed one to League Island residents. Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 13 March 1915, Night Extra, Image 16, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 42.57k ARGENTINE SAILORS DRILLING AT NAVY YARD ON THE NOSE ENDS OF FIVE OF UNCLE SAM'S NAVAL BULLDOGS
An unusual photograph, taken at League Island, showing five battleships and steamer lying in a row while the seamen of the South American Republic make themselves as much at home as if on their own drill grounds, by special arrangement with the U.S. government.
Either the Indiana (BB-1) or the Massachusetts (BB-2) is the first battleship on the left side. The distinctive twin funnels of the Illinois (BB-7) or Alabama (BB-8) appear two ships down.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 05 March 1915, Night Extra, Image 16, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-29 North Dakota300kCAMERA'S-EYE VIEW OP GREAT MASS OF FLOATING FORTRESSES BELONGING TO THE UNITED STATES NAVY AS SEEN FROM THE TOP OF A MAST ON THE BATTLESHIP NORTH DAKOTA (BB-29) AT LEAGUE ISLAND.
Among the forest of masts closest to the camera lies the Indiana (BB-1) or Massachusetts (BB-2).
Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from The Evening Public Ledger, (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 04 October 1916, Night Extra, Image 18, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Reserve Basin137kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. Older warships in the Reserve Basin, photo is probably post WW I (1918 to 1920).
From right to left:
First ship: Kearsarge class (BB-5 / 6), probably Kearsarge (BB-5).
The photo shows a platform above the Navigation Bridge which is straight across the front. Photos of the Kentucky (BB-6) at this time show a similar platform but one which extends out over the conning tower roof at the center. I've not seen a photo of the Kearsarge at this time so I'm not positive.

Second ship:Wisconsin (BB-9).
Sister ship Illinois (BB-7) had a bridge structure atop the conning tower while sister Alabama (BB-8) had a second platform on the mast between the bridge and the lowest searchlight.

Third Ship: Indiana (BB-1).
This ship is "hull down" behind the Wisconsin with only her upper works visible, the 2 short funnels and the old "military" mast to the left of the Wisconsin's forward cage mast. The mast is sitting atop a round faced bridge structure. Sister Oregon (BB-3) is on the West coast and sister Massachusetts’ bridge has a square face.

Fourth Ship: Iowa (BB-4).
This ship is also “hull down” and is actually beyond the fifth ship in the photo. Visible are cage main mast (second from the left in the photo), the 2 tall funnels and the military mast partially hidden the shorter funnel of the nearer ship. The funnels identify the ship.

Fifth Ship: Massachusetts (BB-2).
The aft main and secondary batteries and the cage mast are clearly visible as are the shorter funnels and the military mast (in front of Iowa’s forward funnel). This is a case of everyone else is eliminated. Oregon (BB-3) is on the west coast and the Indiana is across the slip, ergo…
The last ship appears to have 4 short funnels and no cage mast which means it is probably a cruiser but I have not identified it.
Digital ID: # ggbain 09957, LC-B2-2333-3. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen. Photo I.d. & text courtesy of Chris Hoehn.
Reserve Basin133kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. Older warships in the Reserve Basin, photo is probably post WW I (1918 to 1920).
Tinted photo to enhance the identity of the above warships.
Digital ID: # ggbain 09957, LC-B2-2333-3. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen. Photo courtesy of Alan Moore.
BB-4 Iowa 929k VETERAN BATTLESHIPS ARE RETIRED.
Second Time Vessels Have Passed Through Ceremony of Being Retired

United States naval officers on the deck of the battleship Iowa (BB-4) as the commission pennant was hauled down from the main mast. The flag was lowered for the last time today at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on the Iowa, Indiana (BB-1) & Massachusetts (BB-2), veterans of the Spanish & American wars.
Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from The Evening Public Ledger, (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 31 March 1919, Night Extra Closing Stock Prices, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 209k "Flotilla A, Destroyer Force".
Tied up with sterns to the wharf in the Philadelphia Navy Yard's Reserve Basin, while awaiting decommissioning, circa May 1919. Other ships in the background include a Monitor, three old battleships and several torpedo boats. Panoramic photograph by Frawley and Collins, Mount Holly, New Jersey.
Ships in the foreground are (from left to right):
Dale (DD-4); Lawrence (DD-8); Perry (DD-11); Whipple (DD-15); Truxtun (DD-14);
A barge; Worden (DD-16); Barry (DD-2); Hull (DD-7); Hopkins (DD-6); Bainbridge (DD-1); Stewart (DD-13); Paul Jones (DD-10); Decatur (DD-5); Preble (DD-12); Preston (DD-19); Flusser (DD-20); Lamson (DD-18); Reid (DD-21); and Isabel (SP-521).
Ships in the background are (from left to right):
Amphitrite (BM-2);ex-Iowa (BB-4) outboard; ex-Massachusetts (BB-2) inboard; and ex-Indiana (BB-1).
Several torpedo boats are moored alongside the old battleships.
Photograph # NH 105512, from the collections of the United States Naval Historical Center.
BB-13 Virginia 897k Navy's Pace Emphasized by Scrapping of Fleet's Erstwhile Giants 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, 15 June 1919, Section 7 Magazine Section, Image 82, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-11 Missouri69kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. Older warships in the Reserve Basin, 18 November 1919, as seen by a Philadelphia Evening Ledger photographer. Ships are (front row, left to right): Missouri (BB-11); one Connecticut class battleship; Michigan (BB-27); and Saint Louis (C-20). Those in the back row are (left to right): Maine (BB-10); Kentucky (BB-6); Kearsarge (BB-5); Indiana (BB-1); Massachusetts (BB-2); Iowa (BB-4); Wisconsin (BB-9); and Illinois (BB-7).U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 42525.
Indiana709kDESTRUCTION OF THE OLD INDIANA (BB-1).
An explosion of one of the bombs placed aboard the battleship in Chesapeake Bay recently. The ship is being used for target practice.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA
Photo from Evening Public Ledger.(Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 22 November 1920, Night Extra, Image 30, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-1 Indiana 708k UNCLE SAM'S FAMOUS OLD BATTLESHIP, the Indiana (BB-1), rounds out twenty-five years of service as a target for some underwater experiments with aerial bombs.Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 28 November 1920, Image 56 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Indiana539kRESULTS OF BOMBING INDIANA (BB-1).
In late year the navy has used obsolte vessels to determine the effect o gun-fire and explosives upon heavy armor. The first of these was the old Texas, renamed the San Marcos before being used as a target. Her remains lie in the waters of Tangier Sound in Chesapeake Bay. Next the old Indiana was towed to Chesapeake Bay to a point not far distant from the San Marcos. Bombs containing a charge of explosives were placed on board her at points where the effect of the explosive was desired, and then discharged. The results we see above, and from the tangled steel girders and wreckage strewn about, it was probably an uncomfortable place to be.
Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE.
Photo & text by The Alliance Herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922, 14 December 1920, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Indiana1.40kTest proves that one aerial bomb may destroy a dreadnought. Image provided by: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. via New-York Tribune. (New York[N.Y.]) 1866-1924, Image 64, 23 January 1921, Page 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-8 Alabama83kEx-Alabama (BB-8) showing the effect of a phosphorus bomb, while serving as a target for U.S. Army bombers in Chesapeake Bay, 27 September 1921. An Army Martin twin-engine bomber is flying overhead. Also visible, in the foreground, is a Navy F5L seaplane. Wrecks in the distance are the old battleships San Marcos (furthest to the left) and Indiana (BB-1). This photograph has been hand-tinted in colors. Photograph # NH 263-KN, from the collections of the United States Naval Historical Center.
Indiana203kIndiana (BB-1) serving as a target for U.S. Army bombers in Chesapeake Bay, 27 September 1921. The San Marcos lies to her right. Digital ID: # 29629v, LC-F82-5197. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
(NISMF)371kA guest studies a painting depicting the history of battleships. The artwork was painted by George Skybeck and presented to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association during their annual banquet at Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8 December 1991. USN photo # DN-SC-92-05391, by PHC Carolyn Harris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.

Additional Indiana Images
17 General Views Of Indiana From The Library Of Congress Server.
10 Interior Views Of Indiana From The Library Of Congress Server.
6 War Time Gray Images From The Library Of Congress Server.

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