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BB-4 USS IOWA


Iowa Class Battleship; Displacement 11,410 Tons, Dimensions, 362' 5" (oa) x 72' 3" x 26' 10" (Max), Armament 4 x 12"/35 8 x 8"/35, 6 x 4"/40 4 x 14"tt, Armor, 14" Belt, 17" Turrets, 3" Decks, 10 " Conning Tower. Machinery, 11,000 IHP; 2 vertical, triple expansion engines, 2 screws, Speed, 16 Knots, Crew 486.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia, on August 5 1893; Launched March 28, 1896, Commissioned June 16, 1897, Decommissioned June 30 1903, Recommissioned December 23, 1903, Decommissioned July 23, 1908, Recommissioned May 2, 1910, Decommissioned May 23, 1914, Recommissioned April 23, 1917, Decommissioned March 31, 1919, Stricken March 27, 1923. Reclassified IX-6, July 21, 1921 and used as Radio Controlled Target Ship.
Fate: Sunk as target by Mississippi (BB-41), in the Gulf of Panama, March 23 1923.


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Construction / Pre Spanish American War
BB-4 Iowa 57k Cross section of the Iowa (BB-4) taken from a plan dated 1893. Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
KATAHDIN 293k 1893 Lithograph by Fred H. Cozzens of the Katahdin, Iowa (BB-4) & schooner rigged gunboat Machias (PG-5). USNI photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
BB-4 Iowa 698k HOW THE NEW $3,000,000 WARSHIP IOWA (BB-4) WILL GO TO SEA
(The keel blocks have been cut and the sliding ways are carrying the vessel to the ocean.)
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo & text by The Times. (Richmond, Va.) 1890-1903, 18 March 1896, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 3.49k The Iowa (BB-4), Greatest of America's Battle-Ships, Successfully Launched at the Cramps Shipyards at Philadelphia. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 29 March 1896, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 485k The Iowa (BB-4) slides down the launching ways at Cramp Shipbuilding in Philadelphia, 28 March 1896. With temporary anchors ready for letting go if necessary to check her momentum, the Iowa enters her element for the next 27 years. Library of Congress photo # LC-USZ62-59526, courtesy of Mike Green.
BB-4 Iowa 360k Running trials in 1897. She is flying the flag of her builder, William Cramp & Sons, of Philadelphia, PA. Photo by A. Loeffler. LOC LC-USZ62-60462.
Photo courtesy of Tom Kermen.
BB-4 Iowa 619k THE SWIFT NEW BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4).
On a recent trial trip the battleship Iowa, Uncle Sam's latest and strongest pet in the way of fighting machines, averaged 16.7 knots per hour, a knot and a quarter more than her contract calls for. She is a very formidable ship.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI & Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette.(Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 02 February 1897, Image 5, & New-York Tribune (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 04 April 1897, Image 29, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 3.41k THE LATEST ADDITION TO UNCLE SAM'S NAVY.
The Battle-ship Iowa (BB-4) at the Conclusion of Her Trial Trip, Just After Passing Cape Ann.
THE IOWA HAS SPEED TO SPARE
Fast Time Made by the Battle-Ship on Its Trial Trip.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 08 April 1897, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 79k Captain W.T. Sampson was in command of the Iowa (BB-4) during her commissioning: overall from 16.06.1897 to 17.01.1898. Photograph submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-4 Iowa 432k A line drawing of the Iowa (BB-4) as completed. Photo courtesy of Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, collection of Robb Jensen.
BB-4 Iowa 39k Drawing of the Outboard Profile of battleship Iowa (BB-4) corrected to 1910. This is an 1897 drawing which has been altered over the years, as is Navy practice to keep up with changes in the ship. The after bridge is gone, replaced by a cage mast with a spotting top. The two-level chart-house and bridge combination has been replaced by a single open bridge. USN photo courtesy of USNI.
BB-4 Iowa589kPost card of the Iowa (BB-4) in battleship gray. Image from a photo by William H. Raines, 1897. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
BB-4 Iowa 238k New York (CA-2), Newport (PG–12), Brooklyn (CA-3), Iowa (BB-4) in 1897 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.Photo by William H. Rau submitted by Ron Reeves.
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-4 Iowa 37k Peeling spuds aboard the Iowa's (BB-4) mess, circa late 1890's. USN / USNI photo.
BB-4 Iowa797kPort quarter view of the Iowa (BB-4).Photo by Enrique Mueller Jr., from Colliers History of the Spanish American War, pub. 1898.,courtesy of Dan Wilmes.
BB-4 Iowa 71k Photograph taken in 1897 or early 1898, with Columbia (C-12) in the right background. Halftone photograph, copied from the contemporary publication "Uncle Sam's Navy, 1898." U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 53257.
BB-4 Iowa 788k Stern view of the Iowa (BB-4) showing her aft 12-inch and 8-inch turrets sometime between 1897 and 1901. 4-inch open mounts are located one deck above the 12-inch turret. Possibly by Edward H. Hart. Library of Congress # LC-D4-20438, courtesy of Mike Green.
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.
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-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.
BB-4 Iowa 485k Vaudeville stage aboard the Iowa (BB-4). Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
BB-4 Iowa 5.25k WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A MODERN MAN OF WAR GOES INTO BATTLE
A Naval Expert Describes the Preparations For Actual Conflict and the Battle
AFTER DECK OF THE IOWA (BB-4) STRIPPED FOR ACTION
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library
Photo & text by The Salt Lake Herald. (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 03 April 1898, Image 24, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Photo & text by the N.Y.Times via Bill Gonyo.
Iowa 1.50k Quiet time on the Iowa (BB-4), at anchor off Santiago, in 1898. This image was photographed from the original glass plate on 18 April 2014. Photo from The American Navy with Introduction and Descriptive Text - Reproductions of Photographs - Belford, Middlebrook & Co. - Chicago, 1898, submitted by Thomas Becher.
Insert photo from United States Naval History and Heritage Command # WHI.2014.51 via Robert Hurst.
BB-4 Iowa 92k Iowa (BB-4) circa 1898. USN photo courtesy of "Battleships" by Anthony Preston, printed by Bison Books, Ltd, 1982.
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-4 Iowa 163k The Iowa (BB-4) was the biggest battleship in the U.S. fleet. It was involved in the first bombardment of the fort near Santiago. It cost three million dollars to build and was equipped with 11,000 horsepower. Photo & text courtesy of Photographic History of the Spanish-American War, p. 147. New York: Pearson Pub. Co., 1898.
LC CALL NUMBER: E 735.P5 Hispanic Division – Library of Congress. Submitted by Bill Gonyo.
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.
BB-4 Iowa 748k ONE OF THE BIG GUNS ON THE BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4) Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 03 June 1898, Mailable Edition, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 622k THE IOWA (BB-4) AND VIZCAYA (BB-4) COMPARED. Image and text provided by Central Michigan University, Clark Historical Library.
Photo & text by The Copper Country Evening News. (Calumet, Mich.) 18??-1907, 14 June 1898, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon 3.97k BOMBARDMENT OF SANTIAGO FROM PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN DURING THE ENGAGEMENT
MASSACHUSETTS (BB-2), MARBLEHEAD (C-11). IOWA (BB-4), ENTRANCE TO HARBOR OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA
OREGON (BB-3) COOLING HER GUNS. NEW YORK (ACR-02), DOLPHIN
TEXAS, BROOKLYN (ACR-03), YANKEE & NEW ORLEANS.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The Herald.(Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 24 June 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 70k Captain Robley D. Evans, USN, during the Spanish-American War he was given command of the battleship Iowa (BB-4), and as her CO, he performed splendidly during the 3 July 1898 Battle of Santiago. Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken circa 1898, when he was Commanding Officer of Iowa. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 72727. Copied from "Harper's Weekly", Volume 42.
Photo submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Insert photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14284v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 1.23k Battle of Santiago, 3 July 1898. Watching the battle from the deck of Iowa (BB-4). Note the volume of dense gun smoke around the ship in left center.Copied from the Journal of Naval Cadet Cyrus R. Miller. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 1132 & Navy Medicine # 09-7909-4 from flickr.com
BB-3 Oregon 1.23k THE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA, JULY 3, 1898.
A PAINTING OF THE ENGAGEMENT PLACED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF CONSTRUCTOR OF THE NAVY
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 17 February 1901, Image 28, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 4.43k DURING THE DESTRUCTION OF CERVERA'S FLEET. FORWARD TURRET OF THE IOWA (BB-4) IN ACTION, From HARPER'S WEEKLY.
Drawn by H. Reuterdahl.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, 26 July 1898, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-3 Oregon4.91kTHE SQUADRON THAT IS TO ATTACK SPANISH SEAPORTS.
The cruiser Newark (C-1), flagship; the battleships Iowa (BB-4) and Oregon (BB-3), the auxiliary cruisers Yosemite, Yankee and Dixie (AD-1) and the colliers Scindia, Abarenda,and Alexander compose the squadron under Commodore John Crittenden Watson that is to bombard Spanish cities and capture the Canary islands. Commodore Watson's command is to be known as the eastern squadron, and its best all around ship is undoubtedly the battleship Iowa..... Commodore Watson was the gallant young officer who lashed Admiral Farragut to the rigging during the battle of Mobile Bay.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The Record-Union.(Sacramento, Calif.) 1891-1903, 04 July 1898, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 491k IT WAS A GLORIOUS VICTORY !
Sampson's Flotilla gives Ceveras fleet Hail Columbia. Destroys every vessel and captures the Spanish Admiral and 1600 sailors and marines. The battleship Iowa (BB-4) under commander Bob Evans takes 600 Spaniards captive The greatest naval victory in history. Fairly eclipses Dewey's feat and makes July 4 1898 a day that will go down in history with July 4 1776.
Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Photo & text by The Breckenridge News.(Cloverport, Ky.) 1876-1955, 06 July 1898, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 726k Iowa (BB-4) damage from Spanish fire in Battle of Santiago. Photo by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a14278v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 129k Robert Penn, Fireman Second Class, USN. "An explosion was averted by his quickness."
Halftone artwork by Bacon, depicting Robert Penn's heroism during a fire-room accident on board Iowa (BB-4) on 20 July 1898, during the Spanish-American War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions in that incident.
Copied from Deeds of Valor, Volume II, page 405, published in 1907 by the Perrien-Keydel Co., Detroit, Michigan.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 79957.
BB-4 Iowa 339k GREAT NAVAL VICTORY
Fighting Bob Evans Graphically Describes the Annihilation of Cerveras Proud Fleet
THE BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4)
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.) 1893-current, 20 July 1898, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 96k Underway off New York City during the Spanish-American War Victory Fleet Review, 20 August 1898. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 63500.
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-4 Iowa 123k Steaming in New York Harbor, escorted by tugs, yachts and other craft, during the Spanish-American War Victory Fleet Review, 21 August 1898.Photographed by F.P. Jewett, Orange, New Jersey. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 1970.
BB-4 Iowa 116k In New York Harbor during the Spanish-American War Victory Fleet Review, August 1898. The original photograph was printed on a stereographic card, copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman, New York. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 100299.
BB-4 Iowa 234k Stereoscopic view of the Iowa (BB-4) anchored off New York City during the Spanish-American War Victory Fleet Review, August 1898. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
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-4 Iowa 110k Sailors and Marines of the ship's crew posed in front of her forward 12"/35 gun turret, circa August 1898. Photographed by William H. Rau. Note that Iowa (BB-4) has been partially repainted from wartime gray. Also note the ship's bell below the pilothouse. Brooklyn (CA-3) is in the right distance. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 87.
BB-4 Iowa 102k Iowa's (BB-4) Marines drilling on deck with rifles and bayonets, 1898. The original photograph was printed on a stereographic card, copyright 1899 by Strohmeyer & Wyman, New York. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 82636.
BB-4 Iowa 176k Crewmen pose by the ship's forward 12"/35 gun turret, 1898. The original photograph was printed on a stereographic card, copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman, New York. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 100302.
BB-4 Iowa 58k Entering drydock, 1 September 1898. USN / National Archives # 181-NYS-29-97.
BB-4 Iowa 830k BATTLESHIP IOWA'S (BB-4) NEW COMMANDER, SILAS WRIGHT TERRY Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 25 September 1898, Mailable Edition, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 1.2k Captain Silas Wright Terry,(seated 2nd on left) 4th commanding officer of the battleship Iowa (BB-4), poses with his officers circa 1898 – 1899. He commanded the battleship Iowa from 24 September 1898 to September 1899. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress via Bill Gonyo.
BB-4 Iowa 66k In 1899-1900 Captain Goodrich was the 3rd CO of the battleship Iowa (BB-4), from 24.04.1898 to 24.09.1899 and took her to the Pacific, then returned to the Naval War College for a year as a lecturer. Digital ID: ggbain # 22874. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
United States fleet 239k The victorious United States fleet off Tompkinsville, S.I. 8 October 1898 features the Iowa (BB-4) right center, and two armored cruisers of the New York class (CA-2) (left & center) and other ships of the victorious U.S. fleet. Library of Congress photo by A. Loeffler, courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., submitted by Tom Kermen.
BB-4 Iowa 139k Marines having fun with "Billy", 1898. Photo courtesy of timepassagenostalgia.com via Tom Kermen.
BB-4 Iowa 64k Crewmen photographed in front of the battleship's forward 12"/35 gun turret, 1898. Note that the ship has been partially repainted to (or from) wartime gray. Also note the ship's bell below the pilothouse. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 87.
BB-4 Iowa 927k CAPTAIN EVANS AS HE WAS - AND IS. Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo & text by Richmond Planet.(Richmond, Va.) 1883-1938, 29 October 1898, Image 7 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 3.55k HELPED DESTROY CERVERA'S FLEET
The Battleship Iowa (BB-4) Arrives in Port After Covering the Distance Between New York and San Francisco in 117 Days.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 08 February 1899, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 4.17k CROWDS RUSH TO INSPECT THE IOWA (BB-4)
The Water front Was Thronged With Thousands Anxious to Get Aboard.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 13 February 1899, Image 8, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 3.51k IN HONOR OF WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY.
"EVERY ship in port flew her colors yesterday out of respect for the natal day of "the father of his country." The battleship Iowa (BB-4) was decked from stem to stern with flags, and a short distance from her the British ship Centesima made an equally good showing, while the British steamer Moana at Pacific-street wharf and the transports Roanoke and Connemaugh were covered with bunting. During the day the Mexican war veterans visited the Iowa. At noon the battleship fired a national salute, as did also the batteries at Fort Point, Black Point and Alcatraz.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 23 February 1899, Image 9, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 3.09k BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4) FIRES THE ADMIRAL'S SALUTE.
CALIFORNIANS DO HONOR TO GEORGE DEWEY
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 02 May 1899, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 3.42k NEWSBOY A PASSENGER ON BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4)
Willie Barlow, Guest on the Man-of-War.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 20 June 1899, Image 12, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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.
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.
BB-4 Iowa 3.12k SAN FRANCISCO WAS AT THE MERCY OF THE IOWA (BB-4)
For the First Time in the History of the Port a Warship Clears for Action
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 14 October 1899, Image 14, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa193kTHE OPERATION OF COALING THE BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4).
THE record of the coast was broken yesterday in the supplying of the big warship with fuel. A thousand tons was put aboard in eight hours, or an average of 125 tons an hour. It was a case of rivalry between the port and starboard watches, and the officers were as much interested in the contest as the men. A blackboard was hung on the fighting mast, and every hour the tally of each watch was given. When the day's work was done it was about a standoff between the two gangs.
From here the Iowa goes in company with the cruiser Philadelphia (C-4) to San Diego, where the ship will be joined by the Marblehead (C-11). The three warships will then go to Magdalena Bay for gun practice.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 12 December 1899, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
1900's
BB-4 Iowa 53k U.S. Pacific Station warships in Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico, circa 1900. The ships are, from left to right: Marblehead (C-11), Philadelphia (C-4) and Iowa (BB-4). The original photograph was found in old Bureau of Navigation files in June 1941. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 46633.
BB-4 Iowa 58k Iowa (BB-4) entering drydock at Port Orchard, Naval Station Puget Sound, Washington, 28 April 1900. USN / National Archives photo. Text i.d. courtesy of Nick Collecchi.
BB-4 Iowa 597k Circa turn of the century photo of the Iowa (BB-4) in living color. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-9 Wisconsin 1.37k SCENE ON THE BAY DURING THE PROGRESS OF THE GREAT NAVAL PARADE
What looks to be the the battleships Iowa (BB-4) & Wisconsin (BB-9) are illuminated as California celebrated her second half century of prosperity.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 09 September 1900, Image 31, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 1.92k FOUR NAVAL VESSELS WILL ILLUMINATE TO-NIGHT IN PRESIDENT McKINLEY'S HONOR
Battleships Iowa (BB-4) and Wisconsin (BB-9), Cruiser Philadelphia (C-04) and Torpedo-Boat Farragut (TB-11) Will Make a Magnificent Showing on the Bay During the Presidential Reception in the Grand Nave of the Ferry Building — Each Man-of-War Will Be Decorated With Bunting and Electric Lights
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 14 May 1901, Image 9, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
United States fleet 1.86k BLUEJACKETS AND MARINES WIN WARM PLAUDITS
Eight Hundred Men From the Iowa (BB-4), Wisconsin (BB-9) and Philadelphia (C-4) Landed at the Foot of Folsom Street in the Ships Cutters, Pinnaces and Launches in Less Than Thirty Minutes — Shipping Gaily Decked in President's Honor
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 15 May 1901, Image 10, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 2.08k FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO THREE BATTLESHIPS AND A CRUISER ARE IN PORT AT ONE TIME
The Iowa (BB-4) and Wisconsin (BB-9) are the war vessels closest in shore. The former is about off the transport wharf, while the Wisconsin is off Harrison-street wharf. Out in midstream and almost between the Iowa and Wisconsin lies the cruiser Philadelphia (C-4), while south of her and almost in a line with Steuart-street wharf lies the Oregon (BB-3).
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 14 June 1901, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
United States fleet 1.86k BARGE CREW OF BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) WINS ITS FIRST RACE AND MUCH COIN
Beats the Hitherto Invincible Boys of the Flagship Iowa (BB-4) by Fifteen Boat Lengths Over a Four-Knot Course — About Five Thousand Dollars Changes Hands on the Result of the Exciting Race — For Two Miles the Contesting Craft Run Along Almost Bow and Bow
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 18 June 1901, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa1.87kVENEZUELA AND COLOMBIA ARE BOTH BLAMED FOR THE STRIFE IN THE SOUTHERN REPUBLICS
TWO WARSHIPS ORDERED TO PANAMA
BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4) & Cruiser Philadelphia (C-4)
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 17 August 1901, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa2.03kBATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4) AND GUNBOAT BENNINGTON (PG-4) ARE BACK IN PORT
Cruiser Philadelphia (C-4) Goes to Mare Island Navy Yard to Be Prepared for a Voyage That May Bring Up at Panama.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 17 August 1901, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa703kTROUBLE AT PANAMA
THE BATTLESHIPS IOWA (BB-4) AND WISCONSIN (BB-9).
Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE.
Photo & text by The North Platte Semi-Weekly Tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, 27 August 1901, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa1.40kBattleship Iowa (BB-4) going into the new drydock at Puget Sound Naval Station at Bremerton. Photo by Enrique Muller Jr,.
Image provided by: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 01 September 1901, Page 3, Image 29 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa3.40k MARINES LAND FROM BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4) TO PROTECT TRANSIT ACROSS ISTHMUS
General Alban, Who Is Slightly Wounded in the Battle, Telegraphs From the Field That He Has Routed the Enemy and Expects to Recapture Colon Within Twenty-Four Hours — United States Government Probably Will Prevent the Bombardment of That City and Panama.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 26 November 1901, Image 1 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 3.18k SENATE COMMITTEE DECIDES IN FAVOR OF CANAL TREATY
COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4), WHO TOOK SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART IN MAINTAINING FREE TRANSIT ACROSS THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA DURING THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN COLOMBIA, AND A SCENE ALONG THE PROPOSED ROUTE OF THE ISTHMIAN CANAL.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 07 December 1901, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa4.71k BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4) AND ROUTE OF PANAMA RAILROAD GUARDED BY HER MARINES.
DESPITE the row between the Colombian government and the Colombian insurgents the railroad across the isthmus of Panama is running trains nearly on schedule time, because it is guarded by United States marines from the battleship Iowa and the gunboats Machias and Marietta, under command of Captain Perry of the Iowa.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo & text by The Saint Paul Globe.(St. Paul, Minn.) 1896-1905, 01 December 1901, Image 14, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 683k Iowa (BB-4) departing the Golden Gate in 1902. Notice there is no bridge and Fort Point is on the left. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-4 Iowa 773k TWELVE INCH GUN BURSTS ON IOWA (BB-4); THREE MEN DEAD
Victims Sitting at Mess Deck Below When Fragments of Steel Fall Upon Them.
SHELL BURSTS PREMATURELY.
Shock Is Barely Felt in Turret and and None of the Sailors on That Deck Is Severely Hurt.
CAUSE OF ACCIDENT OBSCURE.
Of the Five Seamen Who Are Badly Injured, Two Probably Will Die.
Warship Sustains Serious Damage.
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo from The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 10 April 1903, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 750k THE BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4), ON WHICH OCCURRED THE FATAL EXPLOSION Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 11 April 1903, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 62.57k Iowa (BB-4) sailed for New York 12 February 1903 where she decommissioned 30 June 1903.
She is seen here at Brooklyn Navy Yard sometime in 1903.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
BB-4 Iowa 871k League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia; Iowa (BB-4) and monitors Lehigh & Montauk. Detroit Publishing Company Photo # 4a08494v from lcweb2.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 103k Crew-members posed atop her after starboard 8"/35 gun turret, circa the early 1900s. Note that the inboard gun has its muzzle blown off, presumably the result of an accident. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 75671.
BB-4 Iowa 92k Ship's officers posed on her foredeck, circa 1904 or 1905. Lieutenant Commander William S. Benson, the Executive Officer, is fifth from the left, in the front row. Seated just to the right of Benson, is probably Captain Benjamin F. Tilley, Iowa's (BB-4) 7th Commanding Officer. If it is Tilley, the photo was taken in January-August 1905. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 53263.
BB-4 Iowa 60k Iowa (BB-4), anchored off New York City, 1905. USNHC photo # NH 105568, from the collection of Warren Beltramini, donated by Beryl Beltramini, 2007.
BB-4 Iowa 420k The Iowa (BB-4) in the New United States Floating Dry Dock Dewey (YFD-1) (Largest in the World)."
Maker: Polychrome A-7642 Published by The American News Company New York, Leigzig, Dresden. Printed in Germany. No copyright.
Picture taken 23-June-1905 in the Patuxent River MD. Postmarked 03-January-1912 aboard Potomac (AT-50), probably at Norfolk Navy Yard.
The Dewey Dry Dock was launched 10-June-1905 at Sparrows Point MD and towed to deep water in the Patuxent River. On Friday 23-June the Dewey's first test lift was armored cruiser Colorado (ACR-7), her second test was the Iowa. Dewey passed both tests with flying colors.
Photo & text courtesy of Bruce D. Liddell.
BB-4 Iowa 2.07k 120 days at sea on the biggest craft afloat.Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 07 January 1906, Magazine Section, Image 48, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 562k Immense Steel Dry Dock Dewey Now on Way to the Philippines
INBOARD PROFILE OF THE DOCK WITH A BATTLESHIP OF THE GEORGIA CLASS ON THE BLOCKS
THE BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4) ENTERING THE SUBMERGED DOCKS
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO,
Photo from The Jackson Herald. (Jackson, Mo.) 1897-1911, 22 February 1906, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 07/12/15.
United States fleet 1.86k SIX YOUNG NAVY CAPTAINS GIVEN SIX NEW WAR VESSELS
CAPT W. P. POTTER Queen of the New Battleships, the Vermont (BB-20), Will Be Under His Care
CAPT HENRY McCREA, Former Lighthouse Inspector of Baltimore District is to Command Iowa (BB-4).
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 10 December 1906, Last Edition, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 186k U.S. Navy Sailors lined up for inspection on the battleship Iowa (BB-4) in 1906. Digital ID:cph 3b07267. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Photograph submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-4 Iowa 121k Ship's officers and crew pose on her foredeck, forward 12"/35 gun turret and superstructure, 1906. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 97948.
BB-4 Iowa 92k Member's of the ship's championship baseball team, circa 1907.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 95239.
BB-4 Iowa 1.43k BATTLESHIP IOWA (BB-4) WHICH IS BEING RAPIDLY EQUIPPED FOR LONG VOYAGE Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 10 July 1907, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Moccasin 79k Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia Waterfront scene, Autumn 1907. Ships at left are (from front to rear): Hopkins (DD-6); Lawrence (DD-8); Hull (DD-7); Talbot (Torpedo Boat # 15) and Moccasin A-4 (SS-5). The latter two are hauled out on the marine railway. Stewart (DD-13) is in the right foreground. Ahead of her are a torpedo boat, a barge and the tug Mohawk. Three battleships are docked beyond them, with Iowa (BB-4) furthest to the right. Photograph # 19-N-60-10-20 from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
BB-28 Delaware2.61kBATTLESHIPS ARE ALWAYS CHEAPER THAN WAR
1908, THE DELAWARE (BB-28), LARGEST BATTLESHIP, 1898, THE IOWA (BB-4) LARGEST BATTLESHIP
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Appeal. (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1889-19??, 21 March 1908, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 69k 2 August 1908 – A new Eastern Seaboard Squadron of fighting ships will be formed under the command of Rear Admiral Conway H. Arnold. The Battleship Iowa (BB-4) will carry the Admiral's flag. The new squadron includes the battleships New Hampshire (BB-25), Idaho (BB-24), Mississippi (BB-23), and Iowa. Also included in the squadron are the armored cruisers Montana (ACR-13) and North Carolina (ACR-12). Also joining the squadron will be the soon to be commissioned battleships Indiana (BB-1) and Massachusetts (BB-2). Information compiled from the New York Times. Digital ID: ggbain 03554. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Photograph submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Society of Sponsors of the U.S. Navy96kSociety of Sponsors of the U.S. Navy. Attendees at the Society's organizational meeting, in Washington, D.C., February 1908. The photograph was given to the Society by Mrs. Annie Keith Frazier Somerville, one of its founders. Her mother had sent a photographer to Washington's Willard Hotel to take this view. The fourteen sponsors present to organize the Society were (Those identified on the photograph are marked "**"): Mrs. G.F. Toland; ** Mrs. John P. Pels (Miss R.W. Wright), Sponsor of Denver (C-14); ** Mrs. Earl Morgan (Miss Elizabeth Stephenson), Sponsor of Wisconsin (BB-9); Miss Helen Duchler, Sponsor of Ohio (BB-12); Mrs. George Sturdevant (Miss M.L. Drake), Sponsor of Iowa (BB-4); ** Miss Lorna Pinnock, Sponsor of Salem (CS-3); Miss Harriet Rankin; Miss Dorothy Sproul, Sponsor of Chester (CS-1); Miss Ida May Shearer; ** Miss Mary Campbell, Sponsor of Birmingham (CS-2); ** Miss Keith Frazier, Sponsor of Tennessee (ACR-10); ** Mrs. John South (Miss Christine Bradley), Sponsor of Kentucky (BB-6); ** Miss Minnie Conrad, Sponsor of Montana (ACR-13). The little girl is Miss Eleanor Gow. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 95456, collection of the Society of Sponsors of the U.S. Navy.
BB-4 Iowa 53k The Iowa (BB-4) all decked up with flags, possibly at the ceremony marking her decommissioning at Philadelphia, 23 July 1908. U.S. National Archives photo (NARA), courtesy of USNI.
1910's
BB-4 Iowa 68k Probably photographed in New York Harbor, circa 1911. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 63501.
BB-4 Iowa 92k Iowa (BB-4) -- front left center -- Indiana (BB-1) and Massachusetts (BB-2) at Kiel, Germany, during the Academy practice cruise, Summer 1911. Ships of the German fleet are in the background. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 85736.
BB-4 Iowa 110k Photograph, taken circa 1912, reproduced in retouched and color-tinted form on a postal card. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 53262-KN.
BB-4 Iowa 108k Early circa teen's photo of the Iowa (BB-4) in New York. Digital ID: # LC-B2-2333-14. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
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.
BB-4 Iowa 46k Post card, circa 1917. Courtesy of Richard Cleaveland via Joe Radigan.
BB-4 Iowa 96k Photographed during World War I, circa 1917. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 53260.
BB-4 Iowa 96k Underway, circa 1918, during her World War I service. Photograph USNHC # 19-N-1985 from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
BB-4 Iowa366kThe first public review of the United States fleet since the war began occurred recently at Baltimore during the Commercial Congress Convention. This picture shows the ships at anchor in Chesapeake Bay. The Iowa (BB-4), flagship of the squadron, is seen in the centre of the picture.Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Sun. (New York, [N.Y.]) 1916-1920, 29 December 1918, Section 3 Pictorial Magazine, Image 30, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 90k Dressed with flags while off Baltimore, Maryland, during the post-World War I Naval Review, December 1918. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 53259.
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.
BB-4 Iowa 117k In the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, January 1919. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 53261.
BB-4 Iowa 118k In the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, circa early 1919. She is flying a Rear Admiral's flag from her main mast peak. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 74096, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.
BB-4 Iowa 116k Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. Destroyers and other ships at the Yard in March 1919, awaiting decommissioning. Identifiable ships include: Iowa (BB-4), at far left; Isabel (PY-10), left center; Lawrence (DD-08), foreground; and Perry (DD-11), inboard of Lawrence. Note Lawrence's after torpedo tube and pattern camouflage. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 52104.
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-4 Iowa 82k Old battleships in the Reserve basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 22 October 1919. Ships in the front row are, from left to right: Iowa (BB-4); Massachusetts (BB-2); Indiana (BB-1); Kearsarge (BB-5); Kentucky (BB-6); and Maine (BB-10). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 92300.
Destruction
BB-4 Iowa584kThe onetime pride of the American Navy and the former flagship of the late Admiral "Fighting Bob" Evans, the Iowa (BB-4), thirty years old, obsolete and soon to be used as a moving target for our modern dreadnoughts. The movements of the old battleship during these experiments will be directed by the powerful wireless apparatus invented by John Hays. Image provided by: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.] 1866-1924, 18 April 1920, Image 61, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 107k Underway following conversion to a radio-controlled target ship, circa June 1921. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 83685, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Captain John Lansing Callan, USN.
BB-4 Iowa 109k Photographed from a U.S. Army Air Service plane on 25 June 1921, following conversion to a radio-controlled target ship. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph USNHC # 93549.
BB-4 Iowa 204k Steaming off the Virginia Capes, under radio control from Ohio (BB-12) five miles away, as bombing planes made attacks on her to determine their effectiveness, 29 June 1921. Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum / USNI / USNHC # 69691
BB-4 Iowa651kIOWA (BB-4) BACK TO NAVY YARD. After a few days off Cape Charles Lighthouse, as a target for airmen of the U. S. Navy, the battleship, which was twice hit, is again in the back channel at the Navy Yard. Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Evening Public Ledger. 02 July 1921, NIGHT EXTRA, Image 18, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa796kA BLIMP LOCATES THE IOWA (BB-4), the old battleship of Spanish War days, which, without a soul on board and controlled by radio from the distant Ohio (BB-12), served as a target for twenty-five planes one day last week some ninety miles northeast of Cape Henry in the most spectacular bombing practice at sea ever held. But two hits were scored by the eighty concrete bombs dropped. Image provided by: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.] 1866-1924, 10 July 1921, Graphic Section, Image 61, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-4 Iowa 63k Quail (AM-15), alongside the radio-controlled target ship Coast Battleship No. 4 ex-Iowa (BB-4), probably in Panama waters, circa February-March 1923. Quail provided salvage support during exercises with the target ship.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph USNHC # 77309.
BB-4 Iowa 142k Entering Miraflores Lock, Panama Canal, on 10 February 1923. She was in the Panama area to serve as a radio-controlled target during Fleet gunnery exercises. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 73815, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.
BB-4 Iowa 91k In the Pedro Miguel Lock, while transiting the Panama Canal on 10 February 1923. Contocook (AT-36) is in the lock behind her, and SS Bethore is at right. Coast Battleship No. 4 ex-Iowa (BB-4) was then in the Panama area to serve as a radio-controlled target ship for Fleet gunnery exercises. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 83700, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.
BB-4 Iowa 126k Leaving the Pedro Miguel Lock and entering Miraflores Lake, while transiting the Panama Canal, 10 February 1923. She was in the Panama area to serve as a radio-controlled target during Fleet gunnery exercises. Note the lock caisson at right.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # 73816, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.
BB-4 Iowa 83k Maneuvering under fire by battleship guns, while in use as a radio-controlled target during Fleet gunnery practice off Panama, circa 22 March 1923. Note projectiles hitting the water on either side of the target.The ship was sunk as a result of damage received in this exercise. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 100447.
BB-4 Iowa 112k Under fire by the main battery of Mississippi (BB-41), while in use as a radio-controlled target during Fleet gunnery practice off Panama, 22 March 1923. Note 14" inch projectile hitting very close to the target, as others impact further away. The target ship was sunk as a result of damage received in this exercise. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 64517.
BB-4 Iowa 95k Coast Battleship No. 4 ex-Iowa (BB-4) under fire by battleship guns, while in use as a radio-controlled target during Fleet gunnery practice off Panama, 22 March 1923. Note projectiles hitting the water on either side of the target, and the ship's collapsed forward smokestack. Photographed by A.E. Wells. The ship was sunk as a result of damage received in this exercise. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 96027.
BB-4 Iowa 108k Damaged after use as a radio-controlled target during Fleet gunnery practice off Panama, 22 March 1923. Note shell holes in the ship's hull side, in line with the main mast, collapsed forward smokestack, and other damage to her superstructure. Also note numbers painted around her lower fore-top, probably to indicate bearings, and F5L flying boat taxiing in the left background. The target ship was sunk as a result of damage received in this exercise. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 64518.
BB-4 Iowa 49k Postcard photo of the Coast Battleship No. 4 ex-Iowa (BB-4). The photo shows the salvage party and F5L flying boat taxiing to the Iowa when it was used as a target ship for the Mississippi (BB-41). USN photo by A.E. Wells.
(NISMF)376kA 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.

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