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BB-13 USS VIRGINIA
1902 - 1908


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1909 - 1923


Virginia Class Battleship: Displacement 14,948 Tons, Dimensions, 441' 3" (oa) x 76' 3" x 26' (Max), Armament 4 x 12"/40 8 x 8"/40, 12 x 6"/50 12 x 3"/50, 4 21" tt. Armor, 11" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 9" Conning Tower. Machinery, 19,000 IHP; 2 vertical, inverted, triple expansion engines, 2 screws. Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 812.

The following analysis is by historian Chuck Haberlein, formerly of the Naval Historical Center:
According to "Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990" (by Stephen S. Roberts & K. Jack Bauer), three of the BB-13 class had their names changed on 7 March 1901 (before any of them were laid down). Battleship # 13 was originally named New Jersey. Battleship # 14 was originally to be Pennsylvania, and Battleship # 16 was to be Virginia. After the renamings, Virginia and New Jersey had swapped places, Nebraska (originally intended for Armored Cruiser # 4) swapped ships with Pennsylvania. Again, according to that book: "The construction of the first two ships (ie BBs 13 & 14) was delayed because of Congressional limitations on the price that could be paid for armor plate and because of lengthy debates within the navy on the arrangement of the guns" (presumably the superposed 8"/12" turrets). (my comments are in parentheses). Same book's Armored Cruiser # 4 class entry states: "The refusal of manufacturers to sell armor within the price limits set by Congress delayed the ships' construction." Both classes (BB-13 & ACR-4) were originally authorized in Fiscal Year 1900, but the first of them were not laid down until 7 August 1901 (Pennsylvania, as Armored Cruiser # 4) and 31 August 1901 (Georgia, as Battleship # 15). It looks to me like there may have been some political log rolling involved in the renamings. PERHAPS (this is purely a guess) some Pennsylvania politicos wanted "their" name on a ship ASAP, so it was given to the first available keel. Then again, maybe builder location had something to do with it. Cramp built Armored Cruiser # 4, while none of the Virginia class battleships were built in Pennsylvania.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Newport News, Shipbuilding, Newport News VA., May 21 1902. Launched April 5 1904. Commissioned May 7 1906. Decommissioned August 13 1920. Stricken July 12 1922. Transferred to War Department, August 6 1923.
Fate: Sunk as target by Army Air Corps off Diamond Shoals, North Carolina, September 5 1923.
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BB-13 Virginia4.51kBIGGEST OF ALL BATTLESHIPS: The Pennsylvania.
When Completed Will Be by Far the Most Dangerous War Vessel in the World.
DECK PLAN OF THE BATTLESHIP PENNSYLVANIA, SHOWING THE HEAVY AND LIGHT BATTERIES.
Two 12 and Two 8-Inch Guns in Each Turret. With One Coaling Could Steam to London and Return.
....Of the new battleships there will be three. The Georgia (BB-15) and the New Jersey (BB-16) will be the other two ships built upon the same model.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Saint Paul Globe. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1896-1905, 14 January 1900, Image 19, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 12/12/13.
BB-13 Virginia1.03kFLOATING FORTRESSES.
THREE NEW BATTLESHIPS TO BE THE MOST FORMIDABLE IN THE WORLD
The States of Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia will have the task of settling among them which are to assume the sponsorship of these vessels.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 16 September 1900, Image 20, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia1.79kSPLENDID NEW BATTLESHIPS TO BE BUILT FOR UNCLE SAM
DESIGN OF NEW SISTER BATTLESHIPS VIRGINIA (BB-13) AND RHODE ISLAND (BB-17)
From the Navy Department Print. Reproduced for the First Time on This Coast.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 26 October 1900, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia577kTHE NEW BATTLESHIP PENNSYLVANIA.
ONE OF FIVE TO BE BUILT FROM IDENTICAL PLANS AND FOR WHICH BIDS HAVE BEEN ASKED.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from The Star.(Reynoldsville, Pa.) 1892-1946, 19 December 1900, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 12/12/13.
BB-13 Virginia666kDEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN NAVY.
The final and up to date picture of the series shows the first class battleship Pennsylvania of the Virginia class, the designs for which are being completed by the Bureau of Construction and Repair.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times.(Washington [D.C.]) 1901-1902, 09 March 1902, Magazine Features, Image 36, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 12/12/13.
BB-13 Virginia1.46kTHE BATTLESHIP VIRGINIA (BB-13)
The finest battleship in the United States navy will bear the name Virginia, and the Old Dominion may feel justly proud when this magnificent engine of destruction takes her place among the greatest fighting machines of the nations. This splendid ship is to be launched at Newport News on April 6th, and will be one of the most formidable vessels in the world when she is completed. She is to be a seagoing coast line battleship, and of a type that is regarded by naval authorities as the strongest conceived for hard knocks at the hands of an enemy, and of a type also which is believed to be the most effective in dealing blows to an adversary.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo by The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 28 February 1904, Image 13, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia 1.93k AMERICA'S LATEST AND GREATEST BATTLESHIP.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 25 March 1904, Image 1, Image 13, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia 1.31k THOUSANDS OF VIRGINIANS WILL CHEER WHEN THE VIRGINIA (BB-13) LEAVES THE WAYS. Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 03 April 1904, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia1.77kBATTLESHIP VIRGINIA (BB-13) TAKES INITIAL PLUNGE.
Little Miss Montague, Daughter of Governor Christens Vessel.
BRILLIANT ASSEMBLAGE VIEWS THE LAUNCHING.
Latest Addition fo Navy Will Have Speed of Nineteen Knots
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 05 April 1904, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia229kCommemorative postal cover published by Mrs. Alice W. Morton, of Newport News, Virginia. Thousands line the launching ramps to witness the Virginia (BB-13) sliding into the James River on 5 April 1904. Photo courtesy of greatwhitefleet.info, by William Stewart.
BB-13 Virginia1.35kHAIL TO VIRGINIA'S MAMMOTH SHIP OF WAR,THE SPLENDID NAMESAKE OF A GREAT STATE
SCENE AT THE LAUNCHING OF THE BATTLESHIP VIRGINIA (BB-13).
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo by The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 06 April 1904, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Newport News S&DD100k Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Newport News, Virginia. Photograph of the shipyard's waterfront, showing warships fitting out circa mid-1904, published on a color-tinted postal card by the Detroit Publishing Company.
Virginia (BB-13), is in the foreground. Those in the left background are West Virginia (ACR-5) and Maryland (ACR-8), one with four smokestacks installed and the other with three.
Note the large number of sailing vessels in the right distance, and the message (dated 15 October 1906) written in the card's margins.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 100748-KN.Courtesy of Carter Rila, 1986.
BB-13 Virginia2.15kVIRGINIA (BB-13) FASTEST BATTLESHIP IN UNITED STATES NAVY
VIRGINIA BUILT WAR VESSEL DEVELOPS 19.734 KNOTS ON TRIAL
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 22 November 1905, Last Edition, Image 8, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia112kVirginia (BB-13) firing a salute to President Theodore Roosevelt, during the Naval Review at Oyster Bay, New York, 2-4 September 1906. The ship is dressed with flags, and her crew is manning the rails in the President's honor. Photo mounted on a stereographic card, published by the H.C. White Company.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 85676
BB-13 Virginia93kDressed with flags and with her crew manning the rail, circa 1907-08. The occasion may be the Presidential Naval Review at Oyster Bay, New York, in September 1906, or the Jamestown Tricentennial Naval Review the following year.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 93057.
BB-13 Virginia1.86kBIG BATTLESHIPS JOIN FIGTING FLEET NOW ANCHORED IN HAVANA HARBOR
VIRGINIA (BB-13) AND THE LOUISIANA (BB-19) FROWN ON MORO
Sea Giants Now Assembled With Others to Arrive Can Land 5000 Men on Cuban Soil If Necessary
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 21 September 1906, Last Edition, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia483kSILVER SERVICE FOR BATTLESHIP Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 26 October 1906, Image 3, 27 November 1906, Image 3 & 16 December 1906, Image 1 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia782kVIRGINIA (BB-13) RAMMED BY STEAMER MONROEImage and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo by Daily Press. (Newport News, Va.) 1896-current, 04 November 1906, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia67k Virginia (BB-13) in port, circa 1906-1907. USNHC # NH 105570, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center. Collection of Warren Beltramini, donated by Beryl Beltramini, 2007.
BB-13 Virginia99kCirca 1906-08, Port side view As Built.USN photo.
BB-13 Virginia2.07kGREATEST AMERICAN FLEET
EVER ASSEMBLED IN TIME OF PEACE OR WAR UNDER ONE COMMANDER
Great Fighting Sea Monsters At Anchor in Hampton Roads for Spectacular Contrast of U S Engines of War With Foreign Countries Death - Dealing Machines and for Most Powerful and Terrible Peace Plea
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 21 April 1907, Magazine Section, Image 47, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.98k Wireless Telephones For Battleships Permit Admiral To Talk To All Ships With Boundless Ocean As Transmitter
HELLO, CAPTAINS! THIS IS EVANS!"
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 14 October 1907, Last Edition, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia 2.06k INSTALL WIRELESS PHONES IN THE ATLANTIC SQUADRON PLAN OF THE NAVY EXPERTS
Battleship Virginia (BB-13) on Which a Test of the Wireless Telephone Is Being Made
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 21 October 1907, Last Edition, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia class236kStarboard side view of a Virginia (BB-13) class battleship and other ships all decked out with flags flying, possibly in Hampton Roads, Virginia, at the start of the "Great White Fleet" cruise around the world in December 1907. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Photo i.d. courtesy of Erich Coiner.
BB-13 Virginia31k Virginia (BB-13) crewman Nathaniel Dennis lowering a torpedo during practice, circa 1907. Courtesy of Randall Drum.
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 Illinois class (BB-7 / 9) 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.
BB-13 Virginia1.26kBATTLESHIP VIRGINIA (BB-13) PASSING OUT ON WAY TO JOIN FLEET IN HAMPTON ROADS
The accompanying picture was taken from the Brooklyn bridge and shows the Virginia as she was steaming seaward on route to Hampton Roads where she will join Admiral Evans Pacific "Fight or Frolic" Fleet.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from Deseret Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1867-1920, 18 December 1907, Last Edition, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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.
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.
BB-18 Connecticut83kProminent "Great White Fleet" Officers appear in this photo. From left to right & top to bottom:
First row: Captain McCrea, Captain Bartlett, Captain Kossuth Niles, of Louisiana (BB-19); Captain Hugo Osterhaus, of Connecticut (BB-18) & Captain Ingersoll.
Second row: Captain John M. Bowyer, of Illinois (BB-07); Captain Joseph B. Murdock, of Rhode Island (BB-17); Admiral Bob Evans; Admiral Potter, & Admiral Schroder.
Third row: Captain Alexander Sharp, of Virginia (BB-13); Captain Veeder, Captain Murrell, Admiral Wainwright, & Admiral Vaher.
Photo printed on a stereographic card, copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood, courtesy of Warren McLean.
Image and text provided by University of Oregon, Knight Library; Eugene, OR.
Photo & text by Daily Capital Journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, 25 May 1908, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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-05); Captain Frank E. Beatty, of Wisconsin (BB-09); 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-06); Captain John M. Bowyer, of Illinois (BB-07); Captain Alexander Sharp, of Virginia (BB-13); Lieutenant Commander Charles B. McVay, of Yankton.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 59552.
Great White Fleet112k Chart 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.
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.
Fleet at Long Beach 507k The fleet at San Diego, Calif., 5, May 1908.
What looks like two Connecticut (BB-18 / 22 -25) class battleships to the left; a Virginia (BB-13 / 17) class battleship in the center with what might be three other Connecticut class battleships in the immediate distance; two Illinois (BB-7 / 9) class battleships are on the right corner, behind them are the two Kearsarge (BB-5) class battleships and a Virginia or Connecticut class battleship in the right corner of the photo.
Library of Congress photo # pan 6a33626,by W. D. Lambert; submitted by Tom Kermen.
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; Riverside, CA
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 29 March 1908, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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-13 Virginia1.10k Virginia (BB-13) in a California port, 1908. The photo is from a collection called "California Reception to the Fleet 1908. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-13 Virginia186k"Great White Fleet" in San Francisco Harbor, Virginia (BB-13) bow on view, 1908.USN photo / National Archives # 19-N-13360.
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-13 Virginia82k The crew of the Virginia (BB-13) are dressed in whites in this mid - late 1900's postcard drawn by Edward H. Mitchell Publishers of San Francisco, CA. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
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.
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.
BB-13 Virginia56k Starboard side view of the Virginia (BB-13) during the World Cruise of the "Great White Fleet" in Sydney Harbor, Australia, in late August 1908.Photo courtesy of Warren McLean.
GWF901kTHE ATLANTIC FLEET OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY
From Official Bulletin of Bureau of Navigation showing the Vessels off the Port of Callao practicing the Gridiron maneuver. This is considered by Naval authorities to be the most dangerous evolution in steam tactics and its improper execution caused the loss of HMS Victoria with 798 men in 1893.
Picture faithfully represents the entire Fleet in official formation and vessels can be identified by numbers corresponding to table appended:
First Divison
1. Connecticut (BB-18), Flagship, 2. Kansas (BB-21), 3. Vermont (BB-20), 4. Louisiana (BB-19),
Second Division
5. Georgia (BB-15), Flagship, 6. New Jersey (BB-16), 7. Rhode Island (BB-17), 8. Virginia (BB-13),
18 Torpedo Flotilla
Whipple (DD-15), Truxtun (DD-14), Lawrence (DD-8), Stewart (DD-13), Hopkins (DD-6) & Hull (DD-7)
Third Division
9. Minnesota (BB-22), Flagship, 10. Ohio (BB-12), 11. Missouri (BB-11), 12. Maine (BB-10)
17. Yankton {Special Dispatch Tender}
Fourth Division
13. Alabama (BB-8), Flagship 14. Illinois (BB-7), 15. Kearsarge (BB-05), 16. Kentucky (BB-6)
19. Auxiliaries
Glacier, [refrigerating ship], Panther,[repair ship], Culgea, [store-ship] & Arethusa,[torpedo flotilla tender].
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The National Tribune. (Washington, D.C.) 1877-1917, 24 September 1908, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Great White Fleet 100k View from the Louisiana (BB-19) looking at the Virginia (BB-13) "going into a heavy swell" during the fleet's cruise around the world while steaming from the Philippines to Yokohama, Japan, in October 1908. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 105995, photographed by Brown & Shaffer. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Great White Fleet 66k View from the Louisiana (BB-19) looking at the Virginia (BB-13) "taking one over her bow" during the fleet's cruise around the world while steaming from the Philippines to Yokohama, Japan, in October 1908. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 105996, photographed by Brown & Shaffer. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Virginia 383k Postcard showing the Virginia (BB-13) in a night view in 1908. Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.
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.
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 gray 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.
Great White Fleet 71k One of the Fleet's Sailors checking his funds, perhaps preparing to pay for a camel ride. Photographed at Ephesus in January 1909, when ships of the Fleet's Third Division, Louisiana (BB-19), Missouri (BB-11),Ohio (BB-12) & Virginia (BB-13) visited Turkey. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106136. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
BB-13 Virginia1.00kA Virginia (BB-13) class battleship in the foreground and an Indiana (BB-01) class in the background both sprout lots of smoke and large American flags from their masts in this pre 1909 painting.US Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.

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