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BB-18 USS CONNECTICUT


Connecticut Class Battleship: Displacement 16,000 Tons, Dimensions, 456' 4" (oa) x 76' 10" x 26' 9" (Max). Armament 4 x 12"/45 8 x 8"/45, 12 x 7"/45 20 x 3"/50, 4 21" tt. Armor, 11" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 9" Conning Tower. Machinery, 16,500 HP; 2 vertical, triple expansion engines, 2 screws. Speed, 18 Knots, Crew 881.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York, Naval Ship Yard, March 10 1903. Launched September 29 1904. Commissioned September 29 1906. Decommissioned March 1 1923. Stricken November 10 1923.
Fate: Sold November 1 1923 and broken up for scrap.
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BB-18 Connecticut 3.12k NEW TYPE OF BATTLESHIP DESIGNED BY ADMIRAL BOWLES.
Precursor of the Connecticut (BB-18).
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 20 July 1901, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 3.76k Navy's biggest ship, the Battleship Connecticut's (BB-18) ways are extremely strong. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 28 January, 1903, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 902k OUR TEN YEARS ADVANCE IN BATTLESHIP
THE NEW GROUPS OF ARMORED WAR VESSELS PROGRESS IN GUNS, PLATES AND POWDER - GREATER DISPLACEMENT
THE BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18) AS SHE WILL APPEAR IN ACTION
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo from The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 01 February 1903, Magazine Section, Image 51, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.36k UNCLE SAM'S BIGGEST BOAT.
The above snapshot shows the laying of the Connecticut's (BB-18) keel at the navy yard.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from Deseret Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1867-1920, 18 April 1903, Last Edition, Part Three, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.33k Picture from Original Drawing Published in "The Navy League Journal.
THE BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18).
Now being built at the New-York Navy Yard
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 02 September 1903, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.81k BUILDING AMERICA'S GREATEST BATTLESHIPS
A TIME RACE FOR A STAKE OF MILLIONS
Contestants: The United States Government and the Newport News Shipbuilding Company

The Rivals Must Show Within a Time Limit of Forty-five Months, Whether the Navy Department or the Corporation is the Best Builder of the Nation's Sea-Fighting Machine
First Class Battleship Connecticut (BB-18) as She Will Appear When Completed.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Appeal. (Saint Paul, Minn;) 1889-19??, 23 April 1904, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.74k GRANDDAUGHTER OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S SECRETARY OF NAVY.
The announcement has been made by Governor Chamberlain that the honor of christening the battleship Connecticut (BB-18) will fall on a former Hartford girl, 'Miss Alice Brainard Welles, only granddaughter of the late Gideon Welles, famous Connecticut politician and Secretary of the Navy under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 31 August 1904, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.11k UNCLE SAM'S NEW AND POWERFUL BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18)
SEA FIGHTER AS SHE WILL APPEAR AT LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 29 BEFORE THIRTY THOUSAND GUESTS
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 20 September 1904, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
BB-18 Connecticut 2.98k THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18) AS SHE WILL LOOK WHEN COMPLETED. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 25 September 1904, Image 18, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.19k THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18), THE NAVY'S MOST POWERFUL BATTLESHIP. Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 25 September 1904, Second Section, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.82k The Connecticut (BB-18) as she looked today on the ways at the Navy Yard. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 26 September 1904, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 803k EFFORT IS MADE TO DAMAGE NEW BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18).
DIAGRAM SHOWING THE INCREASE IN SIZE OF TYPES OF U.S. BATTLESHIPS SINCE 1892
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo from The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 28 September 1904, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.15k BIG BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18) IS OCEAN'S BRIDE
MISS ALICE WELLES, SPONSOR FOR NEW BATTLESHIP
She Christened the Connecticut as the Big Sea Fighter Passed Off the Ways
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 29 September 1904, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.58k BIG BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18) NOW RIDES WAVES IN SAFETY
Launched Yesterday in the Presence of Immense Throng of People. Champagne Bottle Failed to Break and Was Smashed by Sailor.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 30 September 1904, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.57k LAUNCHING THE BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18) AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD YESTERDAY.
AS SHE STRIKES THE WATER.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 30 September 1904, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.26k SNAPSHOT OF THE BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18) AT THE MOMENT WHEN SHE STARTED DOWN THE WAYS WITH CROWD CHEERING Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.) 1899-1947, 05 October 1904, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.66k GIANT BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18) LAUNCHED TODAY AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD
From a Photograph Taken Especially for The Evening World by Staff Photographer Curtis as the Formidable Sea Fighter Was Actually Sliding Into the Water After Being Christened by Miss Alice Welles
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Evening World. (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, 29 September 1904, Evening Edition, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.66k BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18) LAUNCHED
Chief Naval Constructor Richard H. Robinson. Only Twenty Nine Years of age. He Has Charge of Building of Big Battleship.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 29 September 1904, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 3.85k SAFEGUARDING A BATTLESHIP
Since the Mysterious Attempt to Destroy the Connecticut (BB-18) the Ship Has Been Guarded Night and Day. The Picture Shows the Extreme Care Now Taken of the Ship Afloat
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Saint Paul Globe. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1896-1905, 08 October 1904, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.26k THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18), NOW ALL BUT FINISHED IS NO DREADNOUGHT, BUT SHE WILL REMAIN THE QUEEN OF THE AMERICAN NAVY FOR SOME TIME.
The Mighty Connecticut Practically Completed in Brooklyn.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 01 April 1906, Image 20, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.89k TEST OF BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18) BEFORE GOING INTO COMMISSION
Interesting Tests Being Made to Determine Stability of Uncle Sam's New Fighter
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times.(Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 13 September 1906, Last Edition, Image 14, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 3.16k BUILDING A BATTLESHIP
How a floating fortress is put together.
Various views of the Connecticut (BB-18) under construction & in drydock.
Image provided by: University of California, Riverside;
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 21 October 1906, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Connecticut Class104kModel of the name sake Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) and her five sisters:
Louisiana (BB-19),
Vermont (BB-20),
Kansas (BB-21),
Minnesota (BB-22),
New Hampshire (BB-25), as built, dated 23 March 1928.
Photo from National Archives & Record Administration (NARA), Record Group RG-19N, Box 33. Courtesy of Dan Treadwell.
BB-18 Connecticut71k Photo by Enrique Miller of the Connecticut (BB-18) sometime shortly after her launching in September 1904. Photo courtesy of greatwhitefleet.info, by William Stewart.
BB-18 Connecticut71k Photo by Enrique Miller of the Connecticut (BB-18) sometime shortly after her launching in September 1904. Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.
BB-18 Connecticut 990k PANAMA CANAL WILL BE LARGE ENOUGH TO AFFORD PLENTY OF ROOM TO THE LARGEST SHIP AFLOAT
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ENGINEERS PLAN OF THE CANAL

It is seen that the channel will easily accommodate the biggest vessels of the American Navy, like the battleship Connecticut (BB-18). The entire width of the canal excavation will be 340 feet; the bank on either side will be 10 feet high and 50 feet wide. So the width of the canal proper at the water line will be nearly 240 feet. There will be 35 feet of water, and as the canal's sides shelve inward, the bottom will be 150 feet wide. The battleship Connecticut, for example, is of 76 feet 10 inches beam. Its draft on its trial trip was 24 feet, 6 inches, and is 36 feet 9 inches at its displacement. So there will be nearly nine feet of water under the keel of such a vessel and the bottom of the canal, and in passing through it will be able in use its own power, working its engines at low speed.
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO.
Photo courtesy of The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, 01 August 1905, Image 3,via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 769k THE GOVERNMENT-BUILT BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18).
Keel laid 10 March 1903. Launched, 29 September 1904. Present condition, 88 per cent completed. Trials will take place March, 1906.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 10 October 1905, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 858k LAUNCHING THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18), THE LARGEST BATTLESHIP IN THE UNITED STATES NAVYImage and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 05 November 1904, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut108kWhat appears to be a part of her secondary armament of either 8"/45, 7"/45 guns is being lifted aboard the Connecticut (BB-18) while fitting out at the New York Naval Shipyard on 31 January 1906.Photo courtesy of maritmequest.com.
BB-18 Connecticut47k Connecticut (BB-18) getting one of her bow 12"/45 (30.5 cm) guns installed while fitting out at the New York Naval Shipyard on 31 January 1906.USN photo courtesy of navweaps.com.
BB-18 Connecticut1.59kEngland's monster battleship compared with our giant Connecticut (BB-18). Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Evening World.(New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, 22 February 1906, Final Results Edition, Image 3,via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut123kConnecticut (BB-18) running speed trials off the Maine coast, 1906. Photographed by Enrique Muller. Note sailors crowding the rails, watching the photographer's boat, which is about to be swamped by the battleship's bow wave.Larry Bonn /
USNHC # NH 553.
BB-18 Connecticut241k Colorized photographic print of the above photo of the Connecticut (BB-18) running speed trials off the Maine coast, 1906. Courtesy of Andrew Tabak.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.63k AT WORK ON THE LOADING DUMMY.
By the use of this machine men become experts at lifting and loading the heavy shells, and at the same time much wear and tear ef the gum is saved, as the breechblock is swung into position after each shell is loaded and is opened again for the next shell. The mechanism would soon be worn out if the big guns were used for such practice work.
The new device is manufactured entirely in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, under the supervision of Captain Rohrer, inspector of ordnance, and Superintendent McCluskey, in charge of the ordnance machine shop. It is made mostly of steel, although there are a few parts of brass, and these are supported by a framework of steel. Each weighs about fifteen hundred pounds and is six to eight feet in length. The one shown in the accompanying illustration is intended for the Connecticut (BB-18).
Image provided by: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 20 May 1906, Image 18, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut111kStereoscopic color print of the Connecticut (BB-18) with the battleships Louisiana (BB-19) on her starboard side and the Vermont (BB-20) on her port, during the Naval Review at Oyster Bay, summer 1906. [Unless there was a mistake on the date].Courtesy of Paul Petosky.
BB-18 Connecticut118kThe National Ensign is raised during commissioning ceremonies on the new battleship's after deck, at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, 29 September 1906.USNHC # NH 55335.
BB-18 Connecticut83kPort beam view of the Connecticut (BB-18) in her original configuration as seen in this postcard drawn by Edward H. Mitchell Publishers of San Francisco, CA. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-18 Connecticut164kStarboard side underway as built, circa 1906-08.USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-18 Connecticut227kWith the hot sun beating down, canvas awnings cover bow and stern. Joining the Atlantic Fleet, Connecticut (BB-18) became flagship 16 April 1907, and later that month joined in the Presidential Fleet Review and other ceremonies opening the Jamestown Exposition. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-18 Connecticut104k Circa 1907 color print of the Connecticut (BB-18), as built.USN photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.
BB-18 Connecticut145kSteam launches surround the Connecticut (BB-18) and another battleship as they lie at anchor, circa 1907.USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
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-18 Connecticut 558k Series of port quarter views & broadside of the Connecticut (BB-18) around the time of her great voyage. Photo # 80G-433633 & 80G-433641 (Insert) from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.88k Connecticut's (BB-18) Powerful Ship; Admiral Evans Praises Her Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 16 November 1907, Last Edition, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
Great White Fleet Cruise
BB-18 Connecticut 1.57k GETTING THE BATTLESHIPS AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD READY FOR THEIR VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC.
BLOCKING UP THE ALABAMA (BB-8) IN DRY DOCK.
THE SHIP'S POST-OFFICE ON THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18).
REPAIRING A PROPELLER OF THE CONNECTICUT
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 24 November 1907, Image 19, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.17k DEPARTURE OF BATTLESHIPS FROM HAMPTON ROADS
THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18) LEADING THE FLEET OUT TO SEA
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 18 December 1907, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.86k Battleship Connecticut (BB-18) Will Carry an Assorted Lot Of Mascots on the Long Cruise With Fleet to the Pacific
Jackies on Admiral Evans's Flagship Have Collected 2 Goats, a Pig, 2 Fox Terriers and a Big St. Bernard
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Evening World. (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, 03 December 1907, Final Results Edition, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.85k FLOWER of the NAVY'S ship's and MEN Make up the GIANT PACIFIC FLEET
ADMIRAL EVANS, THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18), ABOVE, THE MAYFLOWER.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 08 December 1907, Magazine Section, Image 51, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 3.00k View of the deck of the battleship Connecticut (BB-18) of the Atlantic fleet, taken while that vessel was passing under Brooklyn bridge, and photograph of Admiral Robley D. Evans, commander in chief of the armada that will start upon its long cruise today. Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 16 December 1907, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.43k HOW SANTA CLAUS COMES TO AN AMERICAN BATTLESHIP AT SEA; ADMIRAL EVANS WRITES STORY OF HIS MOST THRILLING XMAS DAY.
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPH OF ADMIRAL EVANS TAKEN IN HIS CABIN ON BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18), THE ADMIRAL HOLDING IN HIS FINGERS THE WIRELESS TELEPHONE TRANSMITTERS OVER WHICH HE WILL SEND A "MERRY CHRISTMAS" TODAY TO ALL THE SHIPS OF HIS FLEET
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo courtesy of The Seattle Star. (Seattle, Wash.) 1899-1947, 25 December 1907, Last Edition, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Connecticut Class577kSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter takes a tour of a "Great White Fleet" exhibition at Grand Central Station on 11 October 2008. The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Great White Fleet which includes models of battleships, artifacts and memorabilia from Sailors aboard the ships and photo displays that tell the of the historical naval mission.
Pictured is a model of the name sake Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) and her five sisters:
Louisiana (BB-19),
Vermont (BB-20),
Kansas (BB-21),
Minnesota (BB-22) &
New Hampshire (BB-25).
USN photo # N-5549O-006 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien, courtesy of navy.news.mil.
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-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-7); 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 stereo-graph card, copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood, courtesy of Warren McLean.
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.
BB-18 Connecticut111kRear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, Commander in Chief, made the Connecticut (BB-18) his flagship. Digital ID: ggbain # 03507. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-18 Connecticut112kHugo Osterhaus was Captain of the Connecticut (BB-18) as part of the "Great White Fleet". Digital ID: ggbain # 13318. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-18 Connecticut81kSailors scale the ladders of the Connecticut's (BB-18) funnels, prior to painting them while she was in Hampton Roads, Virginia, at the start of the "Great White Fleet" cruise around the World in December 1907. Photo printed on a stereo-graph card, copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood, courtesy of Warren McLean.
BB-18 Connecticut61k Connecticut (BB-18) was in Hampton Roads, Virginia, at the start of the "Great White Fleet" cruise around the World in December 1907. Photo printed on a stereo-graph card, copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood, courtesy of Warren McLean.
BB-18 Connecticut131kFine screen halftone reproduction of a photograph showing the Atlantic Fleet flagship, Connecticut (BB-18), leading the "Great White Fleet"'s other fifteen battleships out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, at the beginning of the cruise around the World, 16 December 1907. USNHC # NH 106192. Copied from "The New Navy of the United States", by N.L. Stebbins, (New York, 1912). Donation of David Shadell, 1987.
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 Connecticut3.24kDEPARTURE OF BATTLESHIPS FROM HAMPTON ROADS
THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18) LEADING THE FLEET OUT TO SEA.
THE PRESIDENT'S YACHT MAYFLOWER Surrounded by launches from the warships.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 18 December 1907, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut1.72kWIRELESS PHONES MAKE BATTLESHIP FLEET ONE GIGANTIC CHAIN
NAVY MANEUVERS REVOLUTIONIZED BY SUCCESS OF NEW INVENTION
Every Admiral Can Now Hear "Bob" Evans Voice Giving Orders Although Miles Away
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 29 December 1907, Magazine Section, Image 35, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Great White Fleet 57k "Catching a nap" in an interior compartment of a U.S. Navy battleship, circa 1907-1908. Note fire hose and nozzle stowed on the bulkhead behind the sleeper, and his folding stool. This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet World cruise. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106078. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Great White Fleet 67k "Sailors making foot-mats" on board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa 1907-1908. Note fire hose stowed in the background. This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet World cruise. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106073. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Great White Fleet 70k "Scrubbing down decks" on board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa 1907-1908.
Note the ship's forecastle winch and anchor davits, laundry drying on lines running up from the bow to the foremast, and fire-hose hung on the lifelines at left. This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet World cruise. Note fire hose stowed in the background.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106074. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
BB-18 Connecticut101k Stereoscopic color print of the Connecticut (BB-18) showing the showing the ship's Marine unit drilling on deck, during the voyage of the "Great White Fleet".Courtesy of Paul Petosky.
BB-18 Connecticut260kStereoscopic color print of Sailor boys writing home.Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
BB-18 Connecticut263kStereoscopic color print of the cook's gallery.Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
BB-18 Connecticut244kStereoscopic color print of the mascot of the flagship Connecticut (BB-18).Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
BB-18 Connecticut253kStereoscopic color print of the Commander of the "Great White Fleet" R. Admiral Evans of the flagship Connecticut (BB-18).Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
Great White Fleet 81k "First mail from home" is distributed to crew members of a battleship, after the Atlantic Fleet's arrival at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in January 1908.
This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet World cruise.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106086. 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.
BB-18 Connecticut4590kADMIRAL EVANS AT THE WIRELESS TELEPHONE IN THE BRIDGE CABIN OF THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18) Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 08 March 1908, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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-18 Connecticut 719k GREAT BATTLESHIP SQUADRON WHILE ON A VISIT TO FRIENDLY PORT
FLEET SHORTLY AFTER ANCHORING AT CALLO HARBOR
Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ
Photo from Bisbee Daily Review. (Bisbee, Ariz.) 1901-1971, 01 April 1908, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 4.62k ALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSPECTS WAR VESSELS
The Fleet Riding at Anchor at San Pedro Just Before Forming Into Squadrons
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald.(Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 20 April 1908, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut4.38kForward Turret Guns of Connecticut (BB-18) Taken at Close RangeImage and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 22 April 1908, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut3.27kWHEN ITS FIGHT AND WHEN IT IS FROLIC
LIFE ABOARD THE BATTLESHIPS OF UNCLE SAM
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.] 1895-1913, 26 April 1908, Image 4 & 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Bowyer 231k Illustrator Henry Reuterdahl accompanied the fleet at Roosevelt's request. Here is his interpretation of the Connecticut (BB-18) entering the Golden Gate with Evans' broad pennant at the main, as published in Collier's. Photo & text courtesy of cityofart.net
BB-18 Connecticut1.22kTHE WORLD'S GREATEST FLEET NOW IN CALIFORNIA WATERS
Fifty-Three War Ships and Auxiliary Naval Crafts Ready for Voyage Across Pacific.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 03 May 1908, INDUSTRIAL SECTION, Image 19, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Fleet at Long Beach 507k The fleet at San Diego, 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-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.
Golden Gate273k The "Great White Fleet" entering the Golden Gate in 1908, a watercolor by Henry Reuterdahl.Photograph courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-18 Connecticut179kOn 8 May 1908, the Atlantic Fleet joined the Pacific Fleet in San Francisco Bay for a review by the Secretary of the Navy, and the combined fleets continued their cruise, with Connecticut (BB-18) as flagship, showing the flag and bringing a show of American strength to many parts of the world. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-18 Connecticut3.37kScenes in yesterday's entertainment of fleet visitors is shown.Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 12 May 1908, Image 2, 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.
BB-18 Connecticut1.50k Connecticut (BB-18) 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-18 Connecticut92kFourth of July sports on the quarterdeck, while underway in the Pacific during the "Great White Fleet" cruise around the World, 1908. Other battleships are visible astern, steaming in column.USNHC # NH 42757.
BB-18 Connecticut3.16kTars Accept Musical Gifts With Three Rousing Cheers
Scene at the presentation of the 16 organs donated to the battleships of the fleet. A singing service was immediately started on the Connecticut (BB-18).
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 06 July 1908, Image 14, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 3.07k Great Armada Sails Away on Voyage to the Orient
Scenes attending the departure of the battleship fleet for Honolulu and the orient. Above is the Connecticut (BB-18), with prow turned toward the wide Pacific, and below is a last view of the departing squadron.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA
Photo & text by The San Francisco Call.(San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 08 July 1908, Image 16, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut125kCrewmen of one of the ship's seven-inch broadside guns pose with their target, following gunnery practice during the "Great White Fleet" World cruise, 1908.USNHC # NH 60991.
Great White Fleet95kConnecticut (BB-18) crew members with some of their mascots, during the World cruise of the "Great White Fleet" circa 1908. Among the animals present are birds, a pig, a bear cub, a monkey, goats, dogs and cats. The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106201. Donation of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973.
Great White Fleet 72kU.S. Marines ashore at Honolulu, during the Atlantic Fleet's visit to Hawaii in July 1908. Note the Krag-Jorgensen rifles carried by these Marines. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106100. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
BB-18 Connecticut590kBATTLESHIP FLEET ARRIVES HERE IN FINE TRIM
EVOLUTION OF THE NAVY: THE FLAGSHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18).
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Hawaiian Gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, 17 July 1908, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Great White Fleet 101k Pie Eating Contest on board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa 1907-1908. This view may have been taken during the "Great White Fleet's World cruise. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 10075. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Great White Fleet 97k Pineapples piled on an Atlantic Fleet battleship's deck, during the "Great White Fleet's visit to Honolulu in July 1908. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106099. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Great White Fleet 79k Race boat crew from one of the Fleet's battleships resting at Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii Territory, 19 July 1908. Their ship is probably Connecticut (BB-18), as the officer in the left center background is Midshipman Robert R.M. Emmet, who was assigned to that ship. The original photo, printed on post card stock, states that this was "the winning crew that day". The card was mailed at Honolulu on 21 July 1908. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106181. Courtesy of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973.
BB-18 Connecticut634kTHE CONNECTICUT (BB-18) AT THE OCEANIC WHARFImage and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, 20 July 1908, SECOND SECTION, Image 15, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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.
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 Division
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-5), 16. Kentucky (BB-6)
19. Auxiliaries
Glacier, [refrigerating ship], Panther,[repair ship], Culgea, [storeship] & Arethusa,[torpedo flotilla tender].
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Photo & text by The National Tribune. (Washington, D.C.) 1877-1917, 24 September 1908, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Launch Race 72k Rowing Launch Race in Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, probably during the "Great White Fleet's" visit to the Philippines, circa October 1908. Cavite Navy Yard is in the right center distance. Letter "C" on the bow of the nearer launch indicates that it may belong to Connecticut (BB-18). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106104. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Great White Fleet 67k U.S. Navy Chief Machinist's Mate poses with a Japanese lady on a battleship's deck, during the Atlantic Fleet's visit to Yokohama, Japan in October 1908. Note the battleship's eight-inch gun turret in the background, and the inscription on the image: "She also speaks English". U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106109. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
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.
Great White Fleet 106k Postcard published in Japan to commemorate the U.S. Atlantic Fleet's visit there in October 1908. This embossed card features a broadside view of a Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleship and the message "Welcome American Fleet". U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106121-KN. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Colombo, Ceylon72kColombo, Ceylon. Senegalese diver-beggars paddling alongside a U.S. Navy ship, during the "Great White Fleet's" visit to Ceylon in December 1908. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106123. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Great White Fleet 74k Connecticut (BB-18) crew members handling the after-body of a 21-inch torpedo, circa 1909. Note the cart used for moving torpedoes on board ship. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 63012. Collection of Lieutenant Commander Richard Wainwright, Jr., 1928.
Great White Fleet 83k Local workers coaling one of the Fleet's battleships at Port Said, Egypt, following her January 1909 Suez Canal transit. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106128. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
BB-18 Connecticut133kConnecticut (BB-18) and other ships of the "Great White Fleet". The ships are at Gibraltar on 31 January 1909.Contributed by Eugene B. Canfield, courtesy of Joe Radigan and the U.S. Naval Institute, Naval History Magazine, December 2002 issue.
Connecticut class 109k One of the Fleet's Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleships at Villefranche, France in 1909. US Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 106137. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
Itinerary 140k Post card providing the Connecticut's (BB-18) itinerary during the "Great White Fleet's" World cruise.
This card was published prior to the completion of the cruise, as it is postmarked Mason, Michigan in January 1909 (exact date is unclear) and some dates apparently reflect the Fleet's original schedule. These notably include the dates of arrival at the Suez Canal (3 January 1909, not 5 January) and Hampton Roads (22 February 1909, not 21 January).
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106168-KN. Donation of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.73k THE ATLANTIC FLEET STEAMING IN SINGLE COLUMN FORMATION Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 21 February 1909, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut2.0kPresident Theodore Roosevelt (standing on 12" gun turret at right). Addresses officers and crewmen on the after deck of Connecticut (BB-18), in Hampton Roads, Virginia, upon her return from the Atlantic Fleet's cruise around the World, 22 February 1909.Text courtesy of USNHC # NH 1836. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.76k MAP SHOWING HAMPTON ROADS. THE POSITION OF THE MAYFLOWER FROM WHICH THE PRESIDENT WILL REVIEW THE FLEET. THE STEAMING COURSE OF THE BATTLESHIPS AND THEIR ANCHORAGES AFTER THE REVIEW Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 22 February 1909, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut2.98kTHE MEN AND THE SHIPS WHICH COMMANDED THE ADMIRATION OF THE WORLD. REAR ADMIRAL C. S. SPERRY. REAR ADMIRAL CONWAY H. ARNOLD.
BATTLESHIP FLEET'S WORLD CRUISE ENDS
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Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 23 February 1909, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut1.21kADMIRAL SPERRY'S FLAGSHIP AT ANCHOR IN HAMPTON ROADS
FLEET IS WELCOMED H0ME BY THRONGS
Not Until Another Returns From Battle Will There Be Such.
PRESIDENT WELCOMES OFFICERS ON BOARD
"Here They Are, Returning Without a Scratch," Said President Roosevelt Enthusiastically, After Referring to Prophecies of Disaster."Isn"t It Magnificent?
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch.(Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 23 February 1909, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.62k President Roosevelt & Party on the Connecticut (BB-18). Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 24 February 1909, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut1.34kWELCOME TO THE FLEET.
ADMIRAL SPERRY (ON THE LEFT) WELCOMES PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND PARTY ABOARD THE FLAGSHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18).
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT (IN THE CENTER) AND SECRETARY OF THE NAVY NEWBERRY GREETING ADMIRAL SPERRY ABOARD THE MAYFLOWER IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FLEET DROPPED ANCHOR IN HAMPTON ROADS.
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Spokane Press.(Spokane, Wash.) 1902-1939, 04 March 1909, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut1.26kAround the World with the Fleet
HAMPTON ROADS TO SAN FRANCISCO
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 07 March 1909, Image 38, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut1.19kTHE SQUADRONS HOMECOMING
A GROUP OF DISTINGUISHED MEN ON THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18).
Admiral Sperry, Secretary of State Bacon, Secretary of the Navy Newberry, and President Roosevelt at Old Point Comfort, Va., Incidental to the Return of the Fleet, on Washington's Birthday.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald.(Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 21 March 1909, Image 38, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
BB-18 Connecticut297kWHEN THE FLEET CAME HOME-SCENES AT HAMPTON ROADS, 22 FEBRUARY.
The Flagship Connecticut (BB-18) of Commander-in-Chief Sperry, at Head of Column, Begins Saluting as She Approaches Mayflower
The President and Fleet Officers on the After Deck of the Connecticut.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald.(Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 21 March 1909, Image 40, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-14 Nebraska 402k The Nebraska (BB-14) tied up (on the right) at the Brooklyn Navy Shipyard ca. 1909. The battleship on the left is Connecticut (BB-18). Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org.
Bowyer 154k Capt. John Marshall Bowyer was the commanding officer of the battleship Connecticut (BB-18) in 1909. Photo courtesy of the United States Naval Academy via Bill Gonyo.
BB-18 Connecticut 2.66k THE BATTLESHIPS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC FLEET IN PROVINCETOWN HARBOR
HOW THE SHIPS APPEAR EQUIPPED WITH THE NEW FIRE CONTROL MASTS
THE FLAGSHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18) READY FOR THE MANEUVERS.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 22 July 1909, Image 12, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
 Hudson-
Fulton Celebration 93k Battleships anchored in the Hudson River, off 145th Street, New York City, during the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 25 Sept - 9 October 1909. Photograph by Thaddeus Wilkerson, 522 W. 145th St., New York, reproduced on a postal card. Ships present are (from left to right):
Louisiana (BB-19);
Idaho (BB-24);
Kansas (BB-21);
Vermont (BB-20) &
Connecticut (BB-18).
Identification on the first two listed is certain. That of the last three is probable.
USNHC # NH 91471, Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1980.
BB-18
Connecticut52kColorized photo by A.G. Bosselman & CO. of the Connecticut (BB-18) sometime shortly after her return from her cruise around the world and after her modernization with cage masts, circa September 1909. Photo courtesy of greatwhitefleet.info, by William Stewart.
Albert
Weston Grant136kCapt. Albert Weston Grant commanded the battleship Connecticut (BB-18) 26 October 1909 to February 1910.Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-18 Connecticut228kView on Connecticut (BB-18). Digital ID 3512133023_195e26d2bb_o,# ggbain 13305, LC-B2- 2728-7. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
1910's
BB-18 Connecticut136kVisitors on board the Connecticut (BB-18), 1910. Digital ID 2162982489,# ggbain 09951, LC-B2-2331-8. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
BB-18 Connecticut778kPutting powder on the Connecticut (BB-18), 1910. Digital ID 2162982489,# ggbain 09565, LC-B2-2266-1. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
BB-17 Rhode Island3.20kBATTLESHIPS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC FLEET COMING UP THE RIVER.
THE RHODE ISLAND (BB-17) UNDER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE.
THE DREADNOUGHT DELAWARE (BB-28) BIGGEST SHIP IN OUR NAVY
THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18) BETWEEN THE BATTERY AND THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 28 September 1910, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba62kPanoramic image (made from two individual views), showing U.S. Atlantic Fleet battleships and auxiliaries in Guantanamo Bay, circa the early or middle 1910s.
Ships present include (in left half of image): four Virginia class (BB-13 / 17) battleships, one South Carolina class (BB-26 / 27) battleship, one Delaware class (BB-28 / 29) battleship, two unidentified auxiliaries and a collier; (in right half of image): all six Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleships, both Mississippi class (BB-23 / 24) battleships, two unidentified auxiliaries, hospital ship Solace (AH-2) and a gunboat.
USNHC # NH 104537. Photo from the 1909-1924 album of Vice Admiral Olaf M. Hustvedt, USN (Retired). Courtesy of Rick Hauck, 2006.
BB-18 Connecticut143kIn 1911, Captain Hugh Rodman assumed command of Connecticut (BB-18), flagship, Atlantic Fleet. Digital ID ggbain # 15953. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-18 Connecticut 4.97k One of a sequence showing the Connecticut (BB-18) as flagship of the Atlantic Fleet and the 2 star flag of a rear admiral under way, Navy Yard, N.Y., 3 October 1911. US National Archives photo # 10080100696_f853fe2ebc_o from the Detroit Publishing Company via flickr.com
BB-18 Connecticut 1.20k Connecticut (BB-18) under way, Navy Yard, N.Y., 3 October 1911. US National Archives photo # 80G-1035091 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert, Webmaster & Editor ModelWarships.com
BB-18 Connecticut2.33k1,000,000 PERSONS TODAY SEE 102 SHIPS COSTING $300,000,000
America's mightiest fighting machine, Connecticut (BB-18), a typical vessel of the great fleet which today passed in review, and used by Admiral Osterhaus, commander of the fleet, as his battleship. There are 24 other ships of this type in today's demonstration.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Bemidji Daily Pioneer. (Bemidji, Minn.) 1904-1971, 31 October 1911, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.14k THE FLEET ILLUMINATED, AS SEEN FROM 72D STREET.
THE FLAGSHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18)
Light outlines great fleet in Hudson. Six miles of warships spring out of darkness.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 31 October 1911, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18
Connecticut92kDressed with flags while at anchor in the Hudson River, off New York City, prior to World War I. The occasion may be the Fleet Review of October 1911. Steam launch at left is from Washington (C-11).USNHC # NH 2325.
BB-18 Connecticut3.18kOLD OREGON (BB-3) IN LEAD OF MIGHTY FLEET
Four Columns of Powerful Wardogs Steam to San Pedro
Rear Admiral Hugo Oslerhaus,commanding the Atlantic fleet (upper portrait); Captain William R. Shoemaker, his chief of staff, and the rear admirals flagship, the battleship Connecticut (BB-18).
Photo by Underwood & Underwood.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 1 November 1911, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 676k Flagship Firing Salute as President Went Aboard Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Evening World. (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, 01 & 02 November 1911, Final Edition, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18
Connecticut 561k PHOTO OF DECK OF FLAGSHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18).
One of the war ships of the North Atlantic Squadron, now mobilized in N.Y. harbor photographed from the top of the giant military mast.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by The Washington Herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 2 November 1911, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 1.17k THE BATTLESHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18) LEADING THE FLEET TO SEA.
The Presidential yacht Mayflower at the right.
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Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 03 November 1911, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut1.08kTHE FLEET IN FULL DRESS
(THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18) IN THE FOREGROUND)
IN HONOR OF THE PRESIDENT'S INSPECTION
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 3 November 1911, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut180kLt. Anderson, Admiral Hugo Osterhaus, and Captain Hugh Rodman enjoy a lighter moment aboard the Connecticut (BB- 18).(Note: The image is not dated nor is the ship; however, I believe it is aboard the Connecticut.) Digital ID: ggbain # 13318. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-18 Connecticut500kFLEET NEARLY WRECKED Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ.
Photo courtesy of Bisbee Daily Review. (Bisbee, Ariz.) 1901-1971, 13 January 1912, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut1.03kMAYOR'S COMMITTEE ABOARD THE FLAGSHIP CONNECTICUT (BB-18) Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 07 October 1912, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut96kConnecticut (BB-18) firing a salvo during the Naval Review at New York on 14 October 1912.Digital ID: # ggbain 0795v, LC-B2-2442-7. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
BB-18 Connecticut330kPainting the Connecticut (BB-18) probably during the Naval Review at New York on 14 October 1912. Note the cage mast of another battleship in the background and the buildings along the waterfront.Digital ID: ggbain.09950. # 2163783392_d25fba3714_o. LC-B2-2331-4. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
BB-18 Connecticut312k Connecticut (BB-18) & Commander in Chief's Yacht Mayflower - during the Naval Review at New York on 14 October 1912. Note the other battleships in the background all dressed up with flags.Digital ID: ggbain.09970. # 2163782918_8e223b8e45_o. LC-B2-2335-1. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
Hi-res photo by Paul Thompson from National Geographic, 1917 via Dan Wilmes.
BB-18 Connecticut679kThe President of the U.S. on board a barge which flies his flag at the bow while taking him from the Mayflower to the flagship.Photo by Paul Thompson from National Geographic, 1917 via Dan Wilmes.
BB-18
Connecticut51kFiring a gun of her after starboard eight-inch turret, during battle practice in 1913. The 12"/45 guns of the battleship's after turret are in the foreground. Photographed by Enrique Muller. USNHC # NH 63640.
Connecticut Class189kTwo Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) battleships pictured against the background of a Guantanamo Bay sunset, 1913-14. Courtesy of Bob Mabin. Photo i.d. courtesy of Geoffry Woods.
Vera Cruz Incident
BB-18 Connecticut489kMARINES LAND AT VERA CRUZ
Badger's Ships Ordered to Blockade Harbor of Vera Cruz
Five of the Battleships Which Will Participate in Blockade
Image and text provided by University of Oregon, Knight Library; Eugene, OR.
Photo courtesy of The Evening Herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942, 21 April 1914, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut3.41k12 INCH GUNS IN THE FORWARD TURRET OF THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18).
One of the batteries of big guns already trained on the Mexican ports of Tampico and Vera Cruz, the projectiles of which could pound both sea ports to pieces inside of an hour.
Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Harrisburg Telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, 21 April 1914, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-12 Ohio507kVERACRUZ TAKEN AFTER BOMBARDMENT
PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE STURDY FIGHTERS OF THE ATLANTIC FLEET STEAMING OUT OF HAMPTON ROADS FOR MEXICAN WATERS
LEFT TO RIGHT: THE OHIO (BB-12), THE VERMONT (BB-20), THE CONNECTICUT (BB-18), THE NORTH DAKOTA (BB-29), THE DELAWARE (BB-28), THE FLORIDA (BB-30), THE UTAH (BB-31), AND THE ARKANSAS (BB-33).
Image and text provided by University of Oregon, Knight Library; Eugene,OR.
Photo from Medford Mail Tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989, 22 April 1914, SECOND EDITION, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut 749k UNCLE SAM WILL KEEP A BIG FLEET IN MEXICAN WATERS
Rear Admiral Mayo and scene on his flagship Connecticut (BB-18).
Here's one of Uncle Sam's big fighting vessels that will stay in Mexican waters until the present troubles in the southern republic are over. It is the flagship of Rear Admiral Mayo, whose action in demanding a salute from Huerta led the president to seize the Mexican port of Vera Cruz. Rear Admiral Mayo is in command of the American war vessels now at Tampico.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Ogden Standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, 22 April 1914, 4 P.M. City Edition, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18
Connecticut99kRear Admiral Frank Friday Fletcher, USN (center, front)with Mexican Officials and U.S. Navy Officers on the quarterdeck of a U.S. Navy battleship off Vera Cruz, probably at the time of the U.S. intervention there, circa April-November 1914. Many of those present are identified on Photo # NH 95151 (complete caption). Photographed by Hadsell, Vera Cruz. The ship appears to be one of the Connecticut class (BB-18- 22/25). Note 12"/45 guns, with sub-caliber rifles and sighting training devices mounted on them. USNHC # NH 61208.
U.S.
Atlantic Fleet battleships71k U.S. Atlantic Fleet battleships steaming toward Mexican waters in 1914. Photograph copyrighted in 1914 by E. Muller, Jr., and Pach.
The following battleships that were dispatched to Mexican waters included the:
Ohio (BB-12), Virginia (BB-13), Nebraska (BB-14), Georgia (BB-15), New Jersey (BB-16), Rhode Island (BB-17), Connecticut (BB-18), Louisiana (BB-19), Vermont (BB-20), Kansas (BB-21), Minnesota (BB-22), Mississippi (BB-23), Idaho (BB-24), New Hampshire (BB-25), South Carolina (BB-26), Michigan (BB-27), Delaware (BB-28), North Dakota (BB-29), Florida (BB-30), Utah (BB-31), Wyoming (BB-32), Arkansas (BB-33), New York (BB-34) & Texas (BB-35) .
In insets are (left to right):
Rear Admiral Henry T. Mayo,
Rear Admiral Frank F. Fletcher,
Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger.
USNHC # NH 60322.
BB-19 Louisiana 636k HOW THEY LANDED OUR MARINES AND BLUEJACKETS FOR ATTACK ON VERA CRUZ
HERE ARE SOME OF THE BIG GUNS THAT SWEPT THE CITY OF VERA CRUZ.

The picture shows some of the big guns on one of the American battleships now in the harbor of Vera Cruz, Mexico. The battleships Connecticut (BB-18), Minnesota (BB-22), New Hampshire (BB-25), Louisiana (BB-19) and Vermont (BB-20) have each 44 guns like these.
Image and text provided by Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, KS.
Photo from The Topeka State Journal. (Topeka, Kan.) 1892-1980, 02 May 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 08/22/15.
BB-18
Connecticut230kA postcard photo of the Connecticut (BB-18) during a port visit to Bar Harbor, Maine 4-11 September 1914. Photo from the collection of Raymond Strout, submitted by Jonathan Eno.
Mid- Late 19 Teens / Early 20's
BB-18 Connecticut400kBattleship Connecticut (BB-18) in drydock at League Island. The picture shows the chain around the broken right propeller of the big war craft which forced her to seek the drydock at the Navy Yard here for repairs, which may keep her out of service for several weeks. Photo by Underwood & Underwood.
Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo courtesy of Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 3 April 1915, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32
Wyoming2.57k"Ships of the Atlantic Fleet playing their searchlights at night along the Hudson River."USN photo by Underwood & Underwood, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
Text courtesy of N.Y. Times, 16 May 1915, Page 1.
BB-18 Connecticut565kThe U.B. battleship Connecticut (BB-18) left Leauge Island today bearing 700 marines for Port- au-Prince, Haiti, where they will report to Admiral Caperton. A crowd gathered to see the Marines off, and there were a variety of leave takings, one of which is shown in the insert. Photo by Underwood & Underwood.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo courtesy of Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914- 1942, 31 July 1915, Night Extra, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut586kRE-ENFORCEMENTS FOR AMERICANS IN HAITI
Scene in the League Island navy yard in Philadelphia, as 500 bluejackets were being hurried aboard the battleship Connecticut (BB- 18) to be taken to Haiti to re-enforce the command of Rear Admiral Caperton and help in restoring order on the island.
Photo by Underwood & Underwood
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, 13 August 1915, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18
Connecticut557kAfter repairs and temporary service as receiving ship at Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1916 (date of this photo), Connecticut (BB-18) returned to full commission 3 October 1916 as flagship of the Fifth Division, Battleship Force, Atlantic Fleet. She operated along the east coast and in the Caribbean until the United States entered World War I.Digital ID: # LC-H261-7095 / LC-DIG-hec-07651. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.
Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo. Text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-18 Connecticut1.03kOn Our Battleships, Christmas dinner is built to satisfy the man's appetite of every man jack aboard. On the Connecticut (BB-18), Christmas Mail, usually delivered a day or two before the holiday puts everybody in the post office line. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 03 December 1916, Image 62, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-18 Connecticut1.00kTHE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ABOARD A BARGE WHICH FLIES HIS FLAG AT THE BOW WHILE TAKING HIM FROM THE MAYFLOWER TO THE FLAGSHIP Photo by Paul Thompson from National Geographic, 1917, courtesy of Dan Wilmes.
BB-18 Connecticut826kWHEN THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE NAVY REVIEWS THE FLEETPhoto by Paul Thompson from National Geographic, 1917, courtesy of Dan Wilmes.
Capt.
William Rees Rush166kCapt. William Rees Rush commanded the battleship Connecticut (BB-18) in 1917. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-18 Connecticut167kAdmiral Ralph Earle, captain of the Connecticut (BB-18) prior to WW I.Digital ID: ggbain # 28442. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-18 Connecticut300kPost card photo of the Connecticut (BB-18) by Enrique Muller Jr, underway, prior to WW I. Post card courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
Connecticut Class Battleships104kConnecticut Class (BB-18 - 22 & 25) battleships steaming in column, probably during a training operation circa 1918. Letterpress reproduction of a photograph. It was published with a quite incorrect caption identifying these ships as units of the Sixth Battle Squadron in the North Sea.USNHC # NH 105386. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007.
BB-18 Connecticut76k Lighter Rin Tin Tin alongside Connecticut (BB-18), transferring U.S. troops to be transported home from France, 1919. Note the motor launch on Connecticut's deck. USNHC # NH 104704. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.
BB-18 Connecticut98kTroops do calisthenics on the ship's after deck, during their passage home from France, 1919. These men may be members of the 136th Field Artillery, 37th Division, which Connecticut (BB-18) transported to the United States in mid-March 1919. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 105985. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.
BB-18 Connecticut101kArmy Chaplain O'Connor celebrates Mass on the ship's after deck in mid-Atlantic, during the homeward-bound voyage of the 136th Field Artillery, 37th Division, 16 March 1919.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 105989. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.
BB-18 Connecticut81kView looking aft from the Connecticut's (BB- 18) foredeck, circa 1918-1919, showing her forward twelve-inch gun turret, life rafts, rangefinder, and mattress-type splinter protection. A Sailor is posed atop the turret, in the right center. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 105977. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.
BB-21
Kansas 58k In a French port, probably Brest, during a post- World War I trooping voyage, circa January-June 1919. Note French sailing lugger in the foreground, with number C1667 on her mainsail. Kansas (BB-21) seven-inch broadside guns have been removed. Battleships in the distance are: New Hampshire (BB-25) (left) and Connecticut (BB- 18) (right). USNHC # NH 93862.
BB-18
Connecticut119k On 23 June 1919, after having returned over 4,800 men, Connecticut (BB-18) was reassigned as flagship of the Second Battleship Squadron of the Atlantic Fleet, under the command of Vice Admiral Hilary P. Jones. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Divisio, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-18
Connecticut88kConnecticut (BB-18) (right) photographed about 1920.USNHC # NH 55339.
BB-18
Connecticut251kIn the summer of 1920, Connecticut (BB-18) sailed to the Caribbean and the west coast on a midshipman-Naval Reserve training cruise. The next summer found her in European ports on similar duty, and upon her return to Philadelphia 21 August 1921, was as signed as flagship Train, Pacific Fleet.
She is seen here in the harbor of Genoa, Italy.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo from the private collection of Giorgio Parodi.
BB-18 Connecticut265kFAMOUS BATTLER TO JUNK HEAP
The old Connecticut (BB-18) flagship of Fighting Bob Evans on the famous trip around the world in 1908, has met its final resting place in Oakland Cal. Like so many others of her class, the famous old battler is being rapidly torn to pieces and in a short while will be nothing but memory. The old ship recently was towed from Seattle by the famous sea going tug Roosevelt, of Admiral Perry's fame during his trip to the North Pole. This photograph shows the Connecticut in Oakland getting ready for the junk heap and sailors in all parts of the country will heave a heavy sigh when the last piece of steel and the last hammock hook is taken from her, for she served as the home for many a gob in Uncle Sam's Navy.
Pacific & Atlantic photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
(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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