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BB-9 USS WISCONSIN


Illinois Class Battleship: Displacement 11,565 Tons, Dimensions, 373' 10" (oa) x 72' 3" x 25' 7" (Max), Armament 4 x 13"/35 14 x 6"/40, 4 x 18" tt. Armor, 16" 1/2 Belt, 14" Turrets, 4 " Decks, 10" Conning Tower. Machinery, 10,000 IHP; 2 vertical, Inverted, triple expansion engines, 2 screws, Speed, 16 Knots, Crew 536.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Cailf., February 9, 1897. Launched November 26, 1898. Commissioned February 4, 1901. Decommissioned November 15, 1906. Recommissioned April 1, 1908, Decommissioned May 15, 1920, Stricken July 1, 1921.
Fate: Sold January 26, 1922 and broken up for scrap.
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BB-53.17k
THE SCOTTS WIN A BATTLE-SHIP
Union Iron Works to Build One of Three New Fighters.
TO ECLIPSE THE OREGON (BB-3)
This Is How the Big Battle-Ship That Is to Be Constructed by the Union Iron Works Will Appear When Launched
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 15 September 1896, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 3.35k RUSHING THE WISCONSIN (BB-9)
Work on the powerful battle-ship Wisconsin is progressing rapidly at the Union Iron Works of this city. The Wisconsin is of 11,500 tons displacement, being of the same size and type as the Iowa (BB-4), Kearsarge (BB-5), Kentucky (BB-6) and Alabama (BB-8). She is designed for a first-class modern battle-ship. Within a few months the great vessel will be launched. Should the emergency of war arise the contractors might be able to complete the work of construction in advance of the time appointed. Irving M.Scott remarked yesterday that no orders had been received from the Navy Department to hasten the work on the ship. The large force of men engaged in building the Wisconsin could be increased should occasion arise for rapid construction.
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-53.65kWILL CHRISTEN THE WISCONSIN (BB-9).
The Daughter of the Badger State Who Will Name the New Battleship.
MISS MADGE E. THOMPSON will have the honor of christening the battleship Wisconsin, now building at the Union Iron Works. She is described as a beautiful young woman of rare attainments and a great favorite in the social circles in which she moves. She is the daughter of A. E. Thompson, and was born twenty years ago in Princeton, Wis. Governor Sconeld has known her almost from infancy, and conferred the distinction upon her because of the strong personal friendship existing between her father and himself. The Wisconsin will be launched in a month or two.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 18 June 1898, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-51.27kOUR NEW BATTLESHIPS.
KEARSARGE (BB-5), KENTUCKY (BB-6), ILLINOIS (BB-7), ALABAMA (BB-8) & WISCONSIN (BB-9)
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from Richmond Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1884-1903, 26 June 1898, Image 11, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin50kThe Wisconsin (BB-9) was sponsored by Miss Elizabeth Stephenson, the daughter of Senator Isaac Stephenson of Marinette, Wis.Photo & text by The Saint Paul Globe. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1896-1905, 04 October 1898, Image 1 courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 4.13k BEER FOR HER PROW
TRULY AMERICAN DRINK PROPOSED FOR THE CHRISTENING OF THE WISCONSIN (BB-9)
The Battleship Wisconsin, Which Will "Be Launched at San Francisco 26 November, and May Be Christened With a Bottle of "the Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous."
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo & text by The Saint Paul Globe.(St. Paul, Minn.) 1896-1905, 30 October 1898, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 3.54k BEAUTY TO BAPTISE A CHILD OF MARS
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 26 November 1898, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 3.44k MAJESTICALLY THE WARRIOR WISCONSIN (BB-9) PLUNGES HER PROW INTO THE PAGE LESS FLOOD
AS CALIFORNIA'S LATEST TERROR OF THE SEAS SLID FROM THE WAYS
MISS STEPHENSON NAMES THE CHILD.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 27 November 1898, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 582k BIG FIGHTING SHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) SAFELY LAUNCHED BY the UNION IRON WORKS
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by The Salt Lake Herald.(Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 27 November 1898, Image 9, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 769k THE BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) WHICH WAS LAUNCHED AT THE SAN FRANCISCO NAVY YARD SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26 BEFORE A LARGE AND ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by The Houston Daily Post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, 27 November 1898, MAILABLE EDITION, Image 18, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 576k CORN STALKS FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE
Heretofore Worthless Product of Western Farms to Make Our Warships the Best in the World-All New Vessel of Navy to Utilize Pith of Stalk-Advantages Are Great-Distinct Advance in Naval Construction-Millions For Farmers
The New Battleship Wisconsin (BB-9)
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by The Salt Lake Herald.(Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 09 July 1899, Image 17, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 3.35k BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) NEARLY READY FOR HER BUILDERS' TEST
Engines to Be Turned Over Monday and in Two Weeks She Will Be Tried.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 16 September 1899, Image 14, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
1900's
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 151k FIRST PHOTOGRAPH EVER TAKEN OF THE U. S. BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9).
The battleship Wisconsin is coaling up in Mission Bay and if the work is completed today she will take a spin around the bay Monday and if everything works well will leave for Port Oxford. Captain Pillsbury of the Pacific Mail Company will command the big warship until she is turned over to the Government. At Port Oxford she will be dry-docked and will thus have a trial trip on the Sound.
The Wisconsin and Iowa (BB-4) are moored close to each other off the Union Iron Works. The Wisconsin is the larger vessel by 1000 tons displacement, and seems to be a far more formidable fighting machine than the Iowa. The latter is battle-scarred, however, and the Wisconsin has yet to be tried.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Drawing & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 15 September 1900, Image 5.
Photo courtesy of New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 21 September 1900, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 1.79k BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) MAKES A GREAT RUN TO THE SOUND
Behaves Splendidly and Proves Herself a Magnificent Sea-boat — Two Seas Sweep Her Fore and Aft
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 05 October 1900, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 1.60k BIG NEW BATTLESHIP A PRODUCT OF PACIFIC COAST LABOR, BREAKS THE WORLD'S RECORD IN A TRIAL. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 12 October 1900, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 1.56k BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) RETURNS IN TRIUMPH FROM HER GREAT TRIAL OVER THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL COURSE
Not Only Did She Beat the Alabama's (BB-8) Time but Her Run Home Was Made in Better Time and Gave Better Results.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by Deseret Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah] 1867-1920, 14 & 16 October 1900, Images 29 & 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin118kUnion Iron Works, San Francisco, California Panoramic view of shipways and outfitting area, 1900. Wisconsin (BB-9), is fitting out at left. Ships on the ways are (from left to right):
Paul Jones (DD-10);
Perry (DD-11);
Wyoming (BM-10);
Ohio (BB-12); &
S.S. Californian.
Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, 1971. The original print is in the Union Iron Works scrapbook, Volume II, page 157. USNHC # NH 75110.
BB-9 Wisconsin 1.86k BADGER IN BRONZE FOR BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9)
Citizens of Name State Forward Ornament for War Vessel's Turret.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 10 January 1901, Image 3, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-51.82kTHREE WISCONSIN (BB-9) SAILORS JUMP OVERBOARD AND ONE IS MISSING
Deserters From Battleship Find Water of the Bay Too Cold to Be Endured, and Fearing Death by Drowning Yell Loudly for Help, Which Comes From Man-of-War
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 22 February 1901, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin149kClose up view of the bow of the Wisconsin (BB-9), circa 1901 place unknown. Note one of her crew at work on the anchor chain on her starboard side. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-9 Wisconsin146k Wisconsin (BB-9), from a postcard view, c.1901.Photograph courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-9 Wisconsin74kWisconsin (BB-9), photographed off San Francisco, Calif., in 1901. Note the boat being hoisted out on the starboard side, and the jack and bow shield.USNHC # NH 75108.
BB-9 Wisconsin105kWisconsin (BB-9), in San Francisco Bay, California, dressed with flags and with her crew manning the rail in honor of the Presidential party, 1901. Photo printed on a stereographic card, copyrighted in 1901 by Underwood & Underwood. Note the California State flag flying from the launch in the foreground.USNHC # NH 100334.
BB-9 Wisconsin72kOff the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, circa 1901.Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.USNHC # NH 19-N-3-1-14.
BB-9 Wisconsin65kWisconsin (BB-9), off San Francisco, Calif., in 1901.USNHC # NH 75109.
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 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.
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.
BB-3 Oregon1.87kBATTLESHIP OREGON (BB-3) IS THE CENTER OF ATTRACTION ON THE WATER FRONT
Crowds Overrun Huge Fighting Machine — Wisconsin (BB-9) Has Her Final Trial and Proves Herself an Admirable Sea Boat—All of Her Guns Are Brought Into Action During the Run
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 17 June 1901, Image 5, 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 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-9 Wisconsin 2.45k THE UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) ON HER WAY TO SAMOA WITH REAR ADMIRAL CASEY ABOARD. CAPTAIN TILLEY OF THE ABARENDA IS TO BE COURT-MARTIALED AND ADMIRAL CASEY WILL BE THE HEAD OF THE COURT. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 22 October 1901, Image 8, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 1.25k NEW BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) WITH REAR ADMIRAL CASEY Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette.(Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 25 October 1901, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 773k THE BIG U. S. BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) WILL LEAVE THIS PORT ON SATURDAY Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo & text by The Pacific Commercial Advertiser.(Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 25 October 1901, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 652k BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) HERE; MAY COME TO NAVAL DOCK. Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette.(Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 03 December 1901, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 1.60k Daily life on a battleship.
Photos and text featuring life on board the Wisconsin (BB-9) in 1902.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 01 June 1902, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin128kThe Wisconsin (BB-9) poses for a 1902 image by Enrique Miller while anchored in a Pacific port. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-9 Wisconsin 1.78k WISCONSIN (BB-9), UNDER HURRY ORDERS, RESUMES HER VOYAGE TO PANAMA
Big Battleship Takes on Stores, Coal and Ammunition, and After Little More Than Twenty-Four Hours' Rest Is Sent to Sea With Instructions to Reach the Isthmus as Quickly as Possible.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 17 September 1902, Image 10, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
United States fleet 611k The battleship underwent repairs and alterations until 11 August 1902. She then conducted gunnery exercises off Tacoma and Seattle, Wash., before she returned to the Puget Sound Navy Yard on 29 August for further work. She remained there until 12 September, when she sailed for San Francisco, en route to Panama.
Wisconsin (BB-9) as flagship, Pacific Squadron-with Rear Admiral Silas Casey embarked, arrived at Panama, Colombia, on 30 September 1902, to protect American interests and to preserve the integrity of transit across the isthmus. Casey offered his services as a mediator in the crisis that had lasted for three years and invited leaders of both factions-conservatives and liberals to meet on board Wisconsin. Over succeeding weeks, through October and into November, prolonged negotiations ensued. Ultimately, however, the warring sides came to an agreement, and signed a treaty on 21 November 1902. The accord came to be honored, in Colombian circles, as "The Peace of Wisconsin." When Rear Admiral Henry Glass, Admiral Casey's successor as Commander in Chief, Pacific Squadron, wrote his report to the Secretary of the Navy for fiscal year 1903, he lauded his predecessor's diplomatic services during the Panama crisis. "The final settlement of the revolutionary disturbance," Glass wrote approvingly, "was largely due to his efforts."
A commemorative stamp issued in 1942 appears here.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of wikimedia.org.
Insert photo courtesy of Thomas Becher.
BB-9 Wisconsin 377k PACIFIC FLEET FOR HONDURAS
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette., (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 13 February 1903, Image 2 courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 629k WISCONSIN (BB-9) AT DOCK
Battleship Enters the harbor in Morning.
Note the bow shield.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette.(Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 26 May 1903, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 755k BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) LAYING AT NAVAL DOCK NO. 2 TAKING IN COAL Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 26 May 1903, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 07/06/14.
BB-9 Wisconsin 926k CAPTAIN URIEL SEBREE OF THE BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) AND OFFICERS IN CHARGE OF DEPARTMENTS. Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 19 December 1903, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 07/06/14.
BB-9 Wisconsin 857k THE WISCONSIN (BB-9) AND HER GALLANT MEN MAKE A FINE APPEARANCE
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, December 1903, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin257kCapt. Uriel Sebree was the Commanding Officer of the battleship Wisconsin (BB-9) from 11 February 1903 to January 1904. The Wisconsin was the flagship of the North Squadron of the Pacific fleet under Robley D. Evans. While under Sebree's command, the Wisconsin and her crew were evaluated as one of the best, according to annual targeting exercises. Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-9 Wisconsin835k Port side view of the Wisconsin (BB-9) with a few civilians milling around the bow and a gig tied up alongside, circa 1903. NR&L # 17238 photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-9 Wisconsin251kWisconsin (BB-9) at anchor circa the early 1900s. Note the two steam launches along her starboard side and the crewman hanging on to the rope ladder. U.S. Navy Historical Centre Photo & text from "Battleships" by Peter Hore.
BB-9 Wisconsin126kCrewmen posed around the Wisconsin's (BB-9) forward 13"/35 twin gun turret, 1901. Photograph published on a stereographic card by C.H. Graves, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1904 or later.USNHC # NH 89082.
United States fleet 2.51k THE TREATY PORT OF SHANGHAI, THE AMERICAN COMMANDER THERE AND HIS FLAGSHIP
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 23 August 1904, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
United States fleet 611k Wisconsin (BB-9) in Pacific Waters off San Francisco, CA,(1905). Photo courtesy of Paul Petosky.
BB-9 Wisconsin 1.67k BATTLESHIP HURRIES TO CHINA AFTER PIRATES LOOT AMERICAN TUG
Rear Admiral Train ordered the battleship Wisconsin (BB-9) from Manila to join the American fleet at Shanghai.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by Deseret Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah] 1867-1920, 07 April 1906, Last Edition, Part Two, Image 31, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin83kStereoscopic color printed photo by Enrique Miller Jr., circa 1906. Courtesy of Paul Petosky.
BB-9 Wisconsin78kWisconsin (BB-9), entering drydock, circa 1906. Courtesy of Paul Petosky.
BB-9 Wisconsin 552k THE BIG BATTLESHIP WISCONSIN (BB-9) COMING HOME VIA HONOLULU
The cruiser Marblehead (C-11) has been ordered out of commission. The battleship Wisconsin is ordered home via Honolulu and the battleship Ohio (BB-12) by way of the Suez canal.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette.(Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 07 September 1906, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 511k WISCONSIN (BB-9) HOMEWARD BOUND
CRACK BATTLESHIP OF NAVY ARRIVES
Wisconsin Comes Back From Service In The Orient.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo & text by Evening Bulletin.(Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, 03 October 1906, 3:30 O'CLOCK EDITION, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin 482k BATTLESHIPS FOR NEWLY ORGANIZED PACIFIC FLEET.
Three battleships and six armored cruisers of the first-class are the warships in sight for the nucleus of the consolidated United States commands in the Pacific ocean, which are hereafter to be known as the Pacific fleet. The battleships are the Oregon (BB-3) and the Wisconsin (BB-9), these two being out of commission, but could be gotten ready in a short time, and the Nebraska (BB-14), nearing completion at Seattle. The armored cruisers are the West Virginia, the Colorado and Pennsylvania and Maryland, now afloat, and the California and the South Dakota, nearly completed at San Francisco.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo & text by The Hawaiian Gazette.(Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 29 March 1907, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Great White Fleet Cruise
Great White Fleet112kChart from a contemporary newspaper, showing the route to be taken by the Atlantic Fleet's battleships and their associated Torpedo Flotilla, from their December 1907 departure from Hampton Roads, Virginia, until their planned arrival at San Francisco, California, in the spring of 1908. Text below the chart indicates that it was published in mid-December 1907.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106219. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
BB-9 Wisconsin79k Rear Admiral Seaton Schroeder, Commanding the Fourth Division of the "Great White Fleet" made the Wisconsin (BB-9) his flagship. The fourth division consisted of the Wisconsin, Illinois (BB-7), Kearsarge (BB-5), and Kentucky (BB-6). Digital ID: # ggbain 01064. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-18 Connecticut99kCommanding officers of most of the fleet's ships, photographed in 1908. Those present include (Seated, left to right): Captain Hugo Osterhaus, of Connecticut (BB-18); Captain Kossuth Niles, of Louisiana (BB-19); Captain William P. Potter, of Vermont (BB-20); Captain John Hubbard, of Minnesota (BB-22); Captain Joseph B. Murdock, of Rhode Island (BB-17); Captain Charles E. Vreeland, of Kansas (BB-21).
Standing, left to right): Captain Hamilton Hutchins, of Kearsarge (BB-5); Captain Frank E. Beatty, of Wisconsin (BB-9); Captain Reginald F. Nicholson, of Nebraska (BB-14); Captain Thomas B. Howard, of Ohio (BB-12); Captain William H.H. Southerland, of New Jersey (BB-16); Captain Walter C. Cowles, of Kentucky (BB-6); Captain John M. Bowyer, of Illinois (BB-7); Captain Alexander Sharp, of Virginia (BB-13); Lieutenant Commander Charles B. McVay, of Yankton.
USNHC # NH 59552.
Great White Fleet 345k The "Great White Fleet" steaming in column, probably while departing Hampton Roads, Virginia, at the start of their cruise around the World, December 1907. Kansas (BB-21) is at left, followed by Vermont (BB-20). USN photo # N-0000X-001 courtesy of navy.mil. Photographed by C.E. Waterman, Hampton, Va.
Eighteen-inch Torpedo 64k Eighteen-inch Torpedo (Whitehead type).
On board a U.S. Navy battleship of the Indiana class (BB-1 / 3) or Maine class (BB-10 / 12) , circa 1907-1908. This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet" World cruise.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106066. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Hard-Hat Diver 72k "Hard-Hat" Diver descending from the stern of a launch alongside a battleship, circa 1907-1908. Note the 6"/50 broadside gun mounted in the battleship's hull side.
This ship is either Indiana class (BB-1 / 3) or Maine class (BB-10 / 12) or Virginia class (BB-13 / 17) battleship.
This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet" World cruise.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106072. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Great White Fleet112kChart from a contemporary newspaper, showing the route of the Atlantic Fleet's battleships from their 29 January 1907 departure from Trinidad until their arrival at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 12 January 1908. It emphasizes the offshore course taken to avoid strong westerly currents off the northeastern coast of South America.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106221. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
Straits of Magellan290k The "Great White Fleet" in the Straits of Magellan, 1908, from a painting by Henry Reuterdahl.Photograph courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
Great White Fleet129kChart from a contemporary newspaper, showing the movements of the Atlantic Fleet's battleships from their 8 February 1908 passage of the western part of the Straits of Magellan until their arrival at Callao, Peru, on 20 February 1908.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106227b. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
SHIPS 3.3m SHIPS SAN FRANCISCO HAS ADDED TO THE NAVY.
Gunboats: Wheeling (PG-14) & Marietta (PG-15),
Cruisers: Charleston (C-2) & San Francisco (C-5),
Armored Cruisers: South Dakota (ACR-9), Milwaukee (C-21), California (ACR-6),
Battleships: Oregon (BB-3), Wisconsin (BB-9) & Ohio (BB-12),
Destroyers: Preble (DD-12), Perry (DD-11) & Paul Jones (DD-10)
Torpedo Boat: Farragut (TB-11),
Monitors: Wyoming (BM-10) & Monterey (BM-6)
Submarines: Pike (SS-6) and Grampus (SS-4).
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 26 April 1908, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Great White Fleet 192k The "Great White Fleet" lies in San Francisco Bay on 6 May 1908.
Nearest ship is an Indiana class (BB-1 / 3) battleship. Ahead of it are what appears to be two Maine class (BB-10 / 12)battleships.
Photo by Louis Bostwick, courtesy of greatwhitefleet.info, by William Stewart.
Great White Fleet 77k Wisconsin (BB-9) underway in heavy weather, during 1908-1909.
Note: Though this photograph's inscription identifies this ship as Illinois (BB-7), the configuration of masts and porthole spacing shows that she is actually Wisconsin, which joined the fleet after it arrived on the West Coast.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 105998, photographed by Brown & Shaffer. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
BB-9 Wisconsin99k Port side view of the Wisconsin (BB-9), as part of the "Great White Fleet", American Navy's round-the-world goodwill tour during their visit to Australia in 1908. Courtesy of Warren McLean.
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. Collection of the Society of Sponsors of the U.S. Navy. USNHC # NH 95456.
BB-9 Wisconsin95k"King Neptune" and his "Queen" on board the ship for Equator crossing ceremonies held on board during the "Great White Fleet" World cruise, 1908.Courtesy of Mrs. Worth Sprunt, 1974, from the Collection of Rear Admiral B.F. Hutchison, USN. USNHC # NH 81446.
BB-18 Connecticut185kThe Connecticut (BB-18) leading the other fifteen warships of the "Great White Fleet" into Magdalena Bay, Mexico on 12 March 1908 to take on coal and hold long-delayed target practice.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH-59537, courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
PDF Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 29 March 1908, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Fleet at Long Beach 507k The fleet at San Francisco, Calif., 5, May 1908.
What looks like two Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleships to the left; a Virginia class (BB-13 / 17) battleship in the center with what might be three other Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleships in the immediate distance; two Illinois class (BB-7 / 9) battleships are on the right corner, behind them are the two Kearsarge class (BB-5 / 6) battleships and a Virginia class (BB-13 / 17) or Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleship in the right corner of the photo.
Library of Congress photo # pan 6a33626,by W. D. Lambert; submitted by Tom Kermen.
BB-14 Nebraska 180k Stern view of the Nebraska (BB-14) & Wisconsin (BB-9), probably in San Francisco on 6th May 1908.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-5 Kearsarge 573k Atlantic Fleet entering Golden Gate 6th May 1908. Library of Congress photo # pan 6a33669, from the Panoramic View Co., Chas. Z. Bailey, Mgr., Los Angeles, Cal. submitted by Tom Kermen.
BB-18 Connecticut139kThe Connecticut (BB-18) leading the "Great White Fleet" into San Francisco Bay on 6 May 1908. The original photo was taken by C.E. Waterman. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH-59537, courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-9 Wisconsin 3.22k Wisconsin's (BB-9) Midshipman, Once Captain of Annapolis Ball Team, Was Star Athlete in Local Schools
Midshipman Robert Theobald of the battleship Wisconsin, a San Francisco boy, who was captain of the Annapolis baseball team in 1906.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 17 May 1908, Image 52, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Naval Review in San Francisco Bay, 17 May 1908 155k Panoramic photograph by the Pillsbury Picture Company showing the review of the "Great White Fleet" on 17 May 1908 by Secretary of the Navy Victor A. Metcalf, embarked in Yorktown (PG-1), which is steaming toward the left in the right center of the image. Three destroyers are in the line nearest to the camera (from left to center), with either Hopkins (DD-6) or Hull (DD-7) in the center and Lawrence (DD-8) next astern. Eleven battleships are present, in the rows on the opposite side of Yorktown's course, and seven Pacific Fleet armored cruisers are in the most distant row. Photo # NH 105310, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
Amoy, China114kBattleships of the Second Squadron, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, saluting during their visit to Amoy, China, circa 30 October - 5 November 1908.
The U.S. Ships are anchored in line of Divisions, with the Third Division closest to the camera. Louisiana (BB-19), flagship of the Second Squadron and Third Division, is partially visible at the far right. Astern of her in the same line are Virginia (BB-13) (right center) and Missouri (BB-11) (left center).
The Fourth Division is anchored just beyond the Third Division's line. Wisconsin (BB-9), Fourth Division flagship, is toward the right [between Virginia and Louisiana]. Astern of her (in no particular order) are Kearsarge (BB-5) and Kentucky (BB-6).
The four grey ships, in the most distant line, all appear to be Chinese cruisers.
US Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 106148. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.
BB-9 Wisconsin99kWisconsin (BB-9), and the other ships of the "Great White Fleet". The ships are at Gibraltar on 31 January 1909.Courtesy of Eugene B. Canfield, donated by Joe Radigan and the U.S. Naval Institute, Naval History Magazine, December 2002 issue.
Great White Fleet 104k Post card welcoming the "Great White Fleet" to Australia, circa August-September 1908. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106181-KN. Courtesy of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973.
Great White Fleet 100k Postcard published in Japan to commemorate the U.S. Atlantic Fleet's visit there in October 1908. This card features pictures of the Fleet's sixteen battleships, plus images of three Japanese ladies, plus flags and symbols of the United States and Japan. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106114-KN. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Atlantic Fleet Commanders 92k Halftone reproduction of a photograph by H.R. Jackson, showing the Fleet's senior commanders on board ship, circa late 1908 or early 1909, during or shortly after the "Great White Fleet's" World cruise. Those present are, from left to right:
Rear Admiral William P. Potter, Commander, Fourth Division;
Rear Admiral Seaton Schroeder, Commander, Third Division;
Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet and First Division;
Rear Admiral Richard Wainwright, Commander, Second Division.
US Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 106140. Copied from "Pictorial Log of the Battle Fleet Cruise Around the World", by Chief Turret Captain Roman J. Miller (A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1909). Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
BB-9 Wisconsin88kShown here during her 1909 overhaul, Note single cage mast.National Archives/USN.
BB-9 Wisconsin103kWisconsin (BB-9), underway, starboard view. Circa 1909 post overhaul. USNHC # NH 63104.
BB-9 Wisconsin90kAt the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, on 29 June 1909, after being fitted with a "basket" foremast.Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.USNHC # NH 19-N-3-1-22.
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.
BB-9 Wisconsin114kWisconsin (BB-9) anchored in the Hudson River, as part of the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Exhibition. Library of Congress photo # LC-D4-22597, courtesy of Mike Green.
BB-9 Wisconsin430k Post 1909 stern view of the Wisconsin (BB-9) anchored with boats out at an unknown location. Library of Congress photo # LC-B2-945-7, courtesy of Mike Green.
1910's
Plowshares 578k Description of the Battleship Wisconsin (BB-9) Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by The Salt Lake Tribune. (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1890-current, 03 April 1910, Image 33, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-9 Wisconsin101k A postcard drawing of the Wisconsin (BB-9) dated 4 April 1910. The pre-dreadnought battleship then visited Tompkinsville, N.Y., and New Orleans, La., before she discharged ammunition at New York City on 22 April. Later that spring, 1910, she moved to the Portsmouth (N.H.) Navy Yard, where she was placed in reserve. The drawing on the postcard seems to indicate that she is down South. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-9 Wisconsin94kPortsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine. Ships tied up at the Navy Yard's waterfront, circa 1911-1912. At left is Wisconsin (BB-9), with her "cage" mainmast apparently being installed. Ship in the right center, with a five masted schooner alongside, is either Tennessee (ACR-10) or Washington (ACR-11). Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Raymond Stone. USNHC # NH 46553.
BB-9 Wisconsin184kBroadside view of Wisconsin (BB-9) with gagged masts circa, 1912. Possibly during the time when she was moved to Philadelphia in April 1912 and, that autumn, took part in a naval review off Yonkers, New York before resuming her reserve status until Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Note the bow of a wooden ship off her stern.
USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-9 Wisconsin91kAnchored off New York City, 12 October 1912, during the Naval Review. A battleship of the Kearsarge class (BB-5 / 6) is visible in the left distance.USNHC # NH 44263.
BB-9 Wisconsin71kUnderway, circa 1912. Photographed by John W. Dawson, Marine Photographer, 2209 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.USNHC # NH 82127.
BB-9 Wisconsin181kThe Wisconsin (BB-9) underway, possibly sometime after the Naval review in New York City, circa 1912 - mid teens. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-21 Kansas 905k Operation of Gatun Locks: Wisconsin (BB-9) in upper East chamber. Looking north. 15 July 1915. Photo by Ernest Hallen, from the digital collection of Ron Armstrong, author of The Panama Canal, the Invisible Wonder of the World.
BB-21 Kansas 783k Operation of Gatun Locks: Wisconsin (BB-9) leaving upper East chamber and entering Gatun Lake, 15 July 1915. Photo by Ernest Hallen, from the digital collection of Ron Armstrong, author of The Panama Canal, the Invisible Wonder of the World.
BB-9 Wisconsin276kOfficers and crew of the Wisconsin (BB-9). The caption reads "First battleship to enter the Panama Canal, 15 July 1915." Note: There is some dispute about the validity of the statement. For all intents and purposes, the Connecticut (BB-18), as the Atlantic Fleet Flagship, is credited with the honor.Courtesy of John Alexander.
BB-11 Missouri 933k The Missouri (BB-11) & the Wisconsin (BB-9) were the first warships to use the waterway, on 16 July.
The Missouri between Cucaracha Slide and Pedro Miguel Locks, the most dangerous section of canal because of slides.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.] 1866-1924, 24 July 1916, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-21 Kansas 1.13k O Wisconsin (BB-9) in Gatun Lake at Gamboa, 16 July 1915.
Gamboa is the transition point from Gatun Lake to Culebra Cut.
Photo by Ernest Hallen, from the digital collection of Ron Armstrong, author of The Panama Canal, the Invisible Wonder of the World.
BB-21 Kansas 582k Wisconsin (BB-9) passing a point just north of Gold Hill, going south, 16 July 1915.
The Smokey the Bear Hats on spectators are Zone Police, not military.
Text i.d. courtesy of Ron Armstrong.
Photo by Ernest Hallen, from the digital collection of Ron Armstrong, author of The Panama Canal, the Invisible Wonder of the World.
BB-11 Missouri1.10kIn the Panama Canal, approaching the Chagres River railroad crossing, 16 July 1915. View looks north, with Ohio (BB-12) and Wisconsin (BB-9) in the backgroundPhoto by Ernest Hallen, from the digital collection of Ron Armstrong.
BB-12 Ohio 986k Missouri (BB-11), at left, and Ohio (BB-12) in the lower chambers of the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal, 31 August, 1915. View looks north, with Wisconsin (BB-9) in the distance.
There is an obvious error in the caption. The photo is looking south toward the Pacific.
Photo by Ernest Hallen, from the digital collection of Ron Armstrong, author of The Panama Canal, the Invisible Wonder of the World.Text i.d. courtesy of Ron Armstrong & Vicente Pascua.
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-9 Wisconsin113kPhotographed circa 1918 by O.W. Waterman of Hampton, Virginia. USNHC # 85883.
Reserve Basin 77k Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, Warships in the Reserve Basin, 18 November 1919, as seen by a Philadelphia Evening Ledger photographer. Ships are (from left to right): Wisconsin (BB-9); Illinois (BB-7); Alabama (BB-8); a Pittsburgh class armored cruiser; two battleships, probably Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) ; Stringham (DD-83); Craven (DD-70); Maury (DD-100); and Sigourney (DD-81). USNHC # NH 42524.
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). USNHC # NH 42525.
DRYDOCKS 691k TWO GIANT NORFOLK DRYDOCKS for the use of the Navy have just been completed. Battleships Wisconsin (BB-9) & Nevada (BB-36) are shown in docks. Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger.(Philadelphia [Pa.] 1914-1942, 17 January 1920, Final, Image 22, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U-1111.20kU-111 showing the bridge at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 8 April 1920.
In the background is the distinctive twin funnel belonging to an Indiana class (BB-1 / 3) battleship;
Illinois (BB-7); Alabama (BB-8) & Wisconsin (BB-9).
All three were docked there during this period; the Alabama & Wisconsin would be decommissioned the following month.
Photo courtesy of Craig O'Neil.
BB-9 Wisconsin63kU.S. Navy warships awaiting scrapping, 1922. Probably photographed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Maine (BB-10) is at right, down at the head with her side armor removed. Wisconsin (BB-9) is in the center. Columbia, (ex-Columbia) (CA-16) is toward the left, with a merchant ship alongside. USNHC # 100762.
Plowshares 1.30k Turning Uncle Sam's Sea Fighters into Plowshares.
Scene at Philadelphia where Henry A. Hlitner's sons are scrapping the one-time prides of the United States Navy - a task made necessary by the Limitation of Armament Treaty. The battleships are: left to right - Missouri (BB-11), Maine (BB-10), Wisconsin (BB-9) and Kentucky (BB-6).
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.] 1866-1924, 29 July 1922, Image 16, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Plowshares 823k Dismantling a large gun on the old battleship Wisconsin (BB-9). Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger.(Philadelphia [Pa.] 1914-1942, 08 July 1922, Night Extra, Image 22, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
(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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