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BB-19 USS LOUISIANA

Radio Call Sign: November - Juliet - Bravo


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 Newport News, Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA., February 7 1903. Launched August 27 1904. Commissioned June 2 1906. Decommissioned October 20 1920. Stricken November 10 1923.
Fate: Sold November 1 1923 and broken up for scrap.
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BB-19 1.84k
Battleship Louisiana (BB-19) Launched Successfully.

Private Yard Beats Government in First Stage of Battleship Race.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times.(Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 27 August 1904, Image 1 & New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 28 August 1904, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana1.62kBATTLESHIP LOUISIANA (BB-19)
Biggest Fighting Ship Afloat Launched at Newport News
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 28 August 1904, Image 15, 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.
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.
BB-19 Louisiana 170k View of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Newport News, Virginia. Photograph of the shipyard & Louisiana (BB-19) circa 11 April 190 (5)? published on a color-tinted postal card by the Illustrated Post Card Co, N.Y. Photo courtesy of greatwhitefleet.info, by William Stewart.
BB-19 2.20k BIGGEST WARSHIPS EVER BUILT HERE SOON TO JOIN RANKS OF THE NAVY Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Salt Lake Herald. (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 20 May 1906, Magazine Section, Image 27, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana 147k The Louisiana (BB-19) all dressed up with flags, possibly during her commissioning ceremony at Newport News, Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA., 2 June 1906. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-19 Louisiana 57k Capt. Albert R. Couden was the Commanding Officer during the Commissioning of the Louisiana (BB-19). Digital ID: # ggbain 06913. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-19 Louisiana 340k Starboard beam view of the Louisiana (BB-19) in her original configuration as seen in this postcard drawn by Edward H. Mitchell Publishers of San Francisco, CA. Photo from the collection of Raymond Strout, courtesy of Jonathan Eno.
BB-19 Louisiana 69k Louisiana (BB-19) with her masts enveloped in lights. USN photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.
BB-19 Louisiana 83k Photographed in 1906 by Enrique Muller.
Colored print of the same (close enough).
USNHC # NH 59575.
Insert photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
BB-18 Connecticut111kSteroscopic 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.
Oyster Bay1.20kAN IMPOSING SPECTACLE
Birds-eye View Showing Position of Fleet in Naval Review at Oyster Bay.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by The Salt Lake Herald. (Salt Lake City [Utah) 1870-1909, 04 September 1906, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-13 Virginia1.86kBIG BATTLESHIPS JOIN FIGHTING 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 Virginia1.85kBATTLESHIP LOUISIANA (BB-19) NOW AT HAVANA Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by Evening Star.(Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 21 September 1906, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 430k LOUISIANA (BB-19), NAVY'S FASTEST BATTLESHIP, SELECTED TO CONVEY PRESIDENT TO PANAMA Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA & Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 05 November 1906, Image 1, & The National Tribune. (Washington, D.C.) 1877-1917, 08 November 1906, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 2.52k OFFICERS ON THE BATTLESHIP LOUISIANA (BB-19) ON WHICH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WILL MAKE THE TRIP TO PANAMA
LT.COMMANDER FREDERICK L. CHAPIN & CAPTAIN ALBERT R. COUDEN.
Photograph by Enrique Muller
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 09 November 1906, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 380k THE PRESIDENT'S PANAMA TRIP
Note: The battleship featured in the photo is a Virginia class.
When Mr.Roosevelt disembarked from the battleship Louisiana (BB-19) at Panama on 15 November for the first time in the history of the country, a President set foot on alien soil. It is expected that the President will be back in Washington by 27 November thus making the total time of his absence 19 days.
For the comfort of Mrs. Roosevelt, who is with the President, a suite of the Louisiana (BB-19) cabins were handsomely decorated and refurnished before the battleship sailed for the Canal Zone November 8.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Ron Balko.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Deseret Evening News. 17 November 1906, Image 19.
PDF courtesy of The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 11 November 1906, Image 32 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana 72k Louisiana's (BB-19) officers make up a Christmas band on the after-deck, while the ship was at Havana, Cuba, 1906. Among those present are Assistant Surgeon Richard A. Warner; Joseph O. Foster; Joseph Evans; Ensign Harold E. Clark; Lieutenant Robert W. McNeeley; Marine Captain John W. Wadleigh; and Ensign Richard Wainwright, Jr. USNHC # NH 52801.
BB-19 1.96k Mrs Roosevelt Is Proud Of Louisiana (BB-19) Loving Cup.
Crew of Battleship Present Token of Appreciation
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The Washington Times. (Washington, D.C.) 1902-1939, 13 February 1907, Last Edition, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 2.72k THE MAYFLOWER WITH THE PRESIDENT ON BOARD PASSING BETWEEN THE BATTLESHIP LOUISIANA (BB-19) AND THE ENGLISH ADMIRAL'S BATTLESHIP GOOD HOPE (REAR ADMIRAL GEORGE NEVILLE). Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by Underwood & Underwood.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 28 April 1907, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 1.11k The Mayflower, carrying the President's party between the lines of warships & showing the sailors and marines saluting on the battleship Louisiana (BB-19). Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by Underwood & Underwood.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 05 May 1907, Image 17, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Naval Review300kStereoscopic color print of the Louisiana (BB-19) leading a line of Battleships at the Naval Review at Hampton Roads during the Jamestown Exhibition, 1907. Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
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.
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-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 stereograph 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.
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.
G. Dall'aros1.39kU.S. Atlantic Fleet Battleships at Anchor. Painting by G. Dall'aros, 1908, depicting three battleships of the "Great White Fleet" in a Brazilian anchorage, January 1908. One of the battleships has a collier alongside. The Brazilian cruiser Almirante Tamandare is in the left foreground. Courtesy of Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf, 1977.
USN photo # NH 85503-KN courtesy of the Library of Congress, from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, courtesy of flickr.com.
John Charles Roach2.12k"Great White Fleet" Painting by John Charles Roach, 1984, depicting U.S. Atlantic Fleet battleships steaming at sea during their 1907-1909 World cruise.USN photo # NH 95513-KN courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph via the Library of Congress, from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, courtesy of flickr.com.
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 Connecticut185kMAGDELENA BAY, WHERE THE FLEET ASSEMBLES FOR TARGET PRACTICE.
INTENSE RIVALRY OF CREWS IN MAKING NEW RECORDS WITH THE BIG GUNS

Seven inch gun drill aboard the Connecticut (BB-18) in Magdalena Bay, Mexico on 12 March 1908.
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.
BB-19 Louisiana 100k Off Coronado, California, on 14 April 1908, during the "Great White Fleet's" visit to the west coast. Note lighted ship's name displayed on the bridge. USNHC # NH 63136 photo courtesy of the Historical Collection, Union Title Insurance Company, San Diego, California.
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.
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.
Naval Review in San Francisco Bay 621k Crew photograph by the Pillsbury Picture Company, 1908. Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
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-19 Louisiana 69k Louisiana (BB-19) as she appeared during the "Great White Fleet's" visit to Australia in 1908. Photo printed on a stereograph card, copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood, 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 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, [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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BB-19 Louisiana 80k President Theodore Roosevelt tips his hat in salute as he comes aboard the Louisiana (BB-19), upon her return from the cruise around the World, circa 22 February 1909. In return, he is receiving a salute from the ship's officers. There are two Turkish Navy officers (wearing Fez hats) present, in the center of the image. USNHC # NH 101496.
BB-19 Louisiana 136k Capt. Albert Gustavus Winterhalter commanded the battleship Louisiana (BB-19) from 1909 to 1911. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
 Hudson-Fulton Celebration 93k Battleships anchored in the Hudson River, off 145th Street, New York City, during the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 25 September - 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 on the last three is probable.
USNHC # NH 91471, Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1980.
1910's
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-19 Louisiana 64k Church pennant flying above the National Ensign at the ship's stern, circa the middle or later 1910s. The original image is printed on post card ("AZO") stock. Inscribed on its reverse is the following hand-written note: "The white flag with blue cross is the Church flag, the only flag ever allowed to fly above the stars and stripes. It is a pretty sight on Sunday morning to witness such a scene on all the ships. The Louisiana (BB-19) holds Protestant services." U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106254. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.
BB-19 Louisiana 116k After overhaul and maneuvers, Louisiana (BB-19) joined the 2d Division of the Atlantic Fleet 1 November 1910 and sailed for European waters to visit English and French ports before returning to the United States in the spring of 1911. During the summer, she paid formal visits to the north European ports of Copenhagen; Tralhafuet, Sweden; Kronatadt, Finland; and Kiel, Germany, and was inspected by the Kings of Denmark and Sweden, the Kaiser, and the Tsar.
She is seen here at Kiel, Germany.
Text courtesy of DANFS. Associated Press photo courtesy of San Francisco Examiner via David S. Smith.
BB-15 Georgia 2.53k Coast Awaits Warships - Pacific Fleet Assured
Four of the big battleships that probably will be seen in the Pacific before the close of the year.
Georgia (BB-15), Louisiana (BB-19), (pictured here), Delaware (BB-28) & North Dakota (BB-29) will probably comprise one squadron of the battleship fleet which the navy department will order to the Pacific coast during the coming summer or fall.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo by The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, 09 April 1911, Image 17, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Photo # Lot-3290-12 by Clarke and Muller, 1910. Courtesy of the Library of Congress via National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flicker.com.
BB-19 Louisiana 652k CZAR WILL VISIT AMERICAN BATTLESHIPS
The American battleship fleet under command of Rear-Admiral C. J. Badger arrived at Cronstadt, and remained several days. Emperor Nicholas did the United States the unusual honor of visiting the vessels, and also received Admiral Badger and the fleet officers in the palace in this city. The fleet comprises the battleships Louisiana (BB-19), South Carolina (BB-26), Kansas (BB-21) and New Hampshire (BB-25).
Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA.
Photo by Tensas Gazette. (St. Joseph, La.) 1886-current, 21 July 1911, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana 61k Off New York City during the Fleet Review, 3 October 1911. Photographed by the New York Navy Yard. USNHC # NH 51914.
BB-19 Louisiana458kLouisiana (BB-19), possibly off New York City during the Fleet Review, 3 October 1911. Photo by William H. Rau, from "Our Navy", published by the L.H. Nelson Co., Portland, Maine in 1917, courtesy of David Johnston (USNR).
BB-19 Louisiana503kGERMAN ADMIRAL, HIS FLAGSHIP AND VIEW FROM DECK SHOWING AMERICAN BATTLESHIP LOUISIANA (BB-19) ANCHORED NEARBY Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Hawaiian Star. (Honolulu [Oahu]) 1893-1912, 24 June 1912, SECOND EDITION, SECOND SECTION, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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.
BB-19 Louisiana 190k Captain Templin Morris Potts was the Commanding Officer of the battleship Louisiana (BB-19) from 1912 until 2 July 1913. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress via Bill Gonyo.
BB-19 746k Big U. S. Battleship That Was Beached Today To Prevent Her From Sinking After a Mishap.
U. S. BATTLESHIP LOUISIANA (BB-19) BEACHED NEAR NARRAGANSETT
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, 2 July 1913, Final Extra, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana148kThe Louisiana (BB-19) taken 17 July 1913.
Between 6 July 1913 and 24 September 1915 Louisiana made three voyages from east coast ports to Mexican waters. On the first (6 July to 29 December 1913), she stood by to protect American lives and property and to help enforce both the Monroe DOctober rine and the arms embargo which had been established to discourage further revolutionary disturbances in Mexico. Her second voyage (14 April to 8 August 1914) came at a time when tension between Mexico and the United States was at its peak during the shelling and occupation of Vera Cruz. Louisiana sailed a third time for Mexican waters to protect American interests again from 17 August to 24 September 1915.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
Digital ID: # LC-B2-2455-1. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
BB-19 589k NAVAL CAPTAIN POTTS APPEALS TO PRESIDENT Image and text provided by University of Oregon, Knight Library; Eugene, OR.
Photo from Medford Mail Tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989, 25 July 1913, SECOND EDITION, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana 741k DANGER OF AMERICANS IN MEXICO BRINGS BATTLESHIP TO THEIR AID AND PRESIDENT HURRIES UP LEGATE
Battleship Louisiana (BB-19), Admiral F. F. Fletcher and Senor don Anjrel, Mexican Charge' d' Affairs
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo by The Ogden Standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, 28 July 1913, 4 o'clock p.m. City Edition, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana 630k TROUBLE IN TUXPAN OIL FIELDS DRIVES AMERICANS AND OTHERS OUT; MISS PAYNE ON THE LOUISIANA (BB-19)
Representatives of the English oil interests here have made frantic appeals to the United States government for protection against the rebels who now occupy the. city. Arthur C. Payne, the United States consular agent, sent his daughter, Miss Inez Payne, to the battleship Louisiana, now lying off this port. Many Americans have left, some going on the English ship Bloomfield. Others have taken the oil tank steamers. It is likely that one of the three English battleships ordered to the eastern coast of Mexico will be sent here, probably the Lancaster.
Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo from The Democratic Banner. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 02 December 1913, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-16 New Jersey701kGUNS OF UNCLE SAM'S FLEET FROWN ON CITY OF VERA CRUZ
Watching the mobilising of U. S. fleet in the harbor of Vera Cruz, Mexico
American battleships for many weeks have lain in the harbor of Vera Cruz, Mexico, ready to protect American interests or to seize the city on a moment's notice should intervention on the part of the United States be necessary. Vera Cruz is Mexico's largest port city. The battleships New Jersey (BB-16), Michigan (BB-27), Virginia (BB-13), Louisiana (BB-19) and Rhode Island (BB-17) are now anchored there.
Photo by Underwood & Underwood.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo by The Ogden Standard. Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, 02 December 1913, 4 o'clock p.m. City Edition, Image 1.
Insert PDF Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo from The Tacoma Times. (Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, 12 December 1913, Image 7, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana286kPostcard photo by Enrique Muller Jr. of the Louisiana (BB-19) underway sometime after 1914. Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
Capt 966k CAPT. THOMAS WASHINGTON, Who has chief hydrographer of the Navy Department to succeed Capt G. F. Cooper, who has been placed in command of the Louisiana (BB-19). Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 12 April 1914, Sunday Evening EDITION, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Vera Cruz Incident
BB-19 Louisiana847kWAR FLEET NOW ON WAY TO MEXICO TO FORCE SALUTE
Louisiana (BB-19) Off West Seventy-ninth Street Getting Ready to Start for Tampico
Three Hundred Off on Ten Days' Leave and Many Didn't Wait for Recall Draft of 160 to Take Place of Absentees and Bring Ship Up to Fighting Strength.
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Evening World. 15 April 1914, Final Night, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana599kCoaling the Louisiana (BB-19), on 16 April 1914. Source: Library of Congress, Photo No. LC-B2-3056-2 via Mike Green.
BB-19 Louisiana1.54kCoaling Louisiana (BB-19) on 16 April 1914 on her second voyage to Mexico (14 April to 8 August 1914) came at a time when tension between Mexico and the United States was at its peak during the shelling and occupation of Vera Cruz. USN photo # LC-DIG-GGBAIN-15757 courtesy of the Library of Congress, from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, courtesy of flickr.com.
BB-19 Louisiana362kCrew Aboard the Louisiana (BB-19) Cheering News of Order to Be Off to Mexico
Mascot in Midst of the Fun
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Evening World. 16 April 1914, Final Edition-Extra, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-34 New York2.00kUNITED STATES FLEET ON WAY TO BLOCKADE ALL PORTS OF MEXICO
LOADING SUPPLIES ON ONE OF LOUISIANA'S (BB-19) TENDERS
NEW YORK (BB-34) GOING INTO COMMISSION
CAPT. T.S. ROGERS OF THE NEW YORK
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from the The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 16 April 1914, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana362kLOUISIANA (BB-19) READY FOR WAR OR FROLIC
Battleship Strains at Hawsers Waiting Arrival of Men.
"SHOW US A MEXICAN!" IS SAILORS' SLOGAN
Photo by Enrique Muller.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 16 April 1914, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana1.19kFLEET OF GREAT BATTLESHIPS SPEEDING TO FORCE REPARATION FOR MANY INSULTS BY BLOCKADING MEXICO, EAST AND WEST
LOADING STORES ON THE LOUISIANA (BB-19) & LIGHT-HEARTED SAILORS DANCING
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 16 April 1914, Image 1 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 1.02k MORE WARSHIPS RUSH TO SEA DESPITE SETTLEMENT.
The Louisiana (BB-19) cheered as she leaves New York Harbor.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 17 April 1914, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 & 27 2.55k MARINES OF THE LOUISIANA (BB-19) AND PHOTO OF TARS RUSHING SUPPLIES ON BOARD THE MICHIGAN (BB-27); BOTH SHIPS ORDERED TO MEXICO. Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Iowa.
Photo from Evening Times-Republican. (Marshalltown, Iowa) 1890-1923, 21 April 1914, Image 7, 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.
BB-19 Louisiana741kBATTLESHIP LOUISIANA (BB-19) TO REACH MEXICO THIS WEEK.
The battleship Louisiana, which was a day behind the other battleships in getting away to Mexico; is now nearing Mexican waters. The ship is commanded by Captain John H. Gibbons and is the flagship of Admiral Bosch of the second division of the North Atlantic squadron.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library & University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR.
Photo from The Ogden Standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, 23 April 1914, 4 P.M. City Edition, Image 8.
Insert photo from Polk County Observer. (Monmouth, Polk County, Or.) 1888-1927, 24 April 1914, Image 1via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana 799k NAVY GUNNERS HOLD WORLD RECORDS
Phenomenal Accuracy of Marksmanship Shown in Tests.
LOUISIANA (BB-19) OFF FOR TAMPICO
Photo by Enrique Mueller Jr.
Image provided by: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. 26 April 1914, SPECIAL FEATURE SECTION, Image 43, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana 822k The Louisiana (BB-19) flies the flag of a two star admiral, possibly while as the flagship of Admiral Bosch of the second division of the North Atlantic squadron. National Archives Identifier: 45512743
Local Identifier: 165-WW-335A-024
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
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 174k Capt. George Franklin Cooper was the Commanding Officer of the battleship Louisiana (BB-19) from May 1914 to June 1916. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Mid- Late 19 Teens / Early 20's
BB-19 Louisiana 98k Photographed in harbor, shortly before World War I. Note blast deflector fitted to her foremast top. USNHC # NH 51418.
Atlantic Fleet4.42k"The Atlantic Fleet saluting the President as it passed out to sea last Tuesday mid-day, with the New York skyline in the background."
The battleship Virginia (BB-13) is leading the ships shown in the photograph to the left, and is followed by the Rhode Island (BB-17), Nebraska (BB-14), Georgia (BB-15), New Hampshire (BB-25) and Louisiana (BB-19) in the order named.
Photo by International News Service, courtesy of memory.loc.gov. Text courtesy of N.Y. Times, 23 May 1915, Page 3.
PDF image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo by The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 19 May 1915, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-34 New York2.03k Watching U.S. Navy Atlantic fleet warships depart during the Naval Review at New York City, New York, 18 May 1915. Photo # Lot-11276-4 Collection of George Bain, from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, via flickr.com.
Norfolk Naval Shipyard1.81kNorfolk, VA. Navy Yard. View of the yard in wartime showing several battleships.
First ship on the right (partial view) is a battleship of either the Virginia (BB-13 / 17) or the Connecticut (BB-18 / 22 & 25) class.
Wearing 4 stripes on her center smokestack, the New Hampshire (BB-25) lies broadside; beyond her with 3 stripes on her left stack, is the Georgia (BB-15), (stern facing right); the Louisiana (BB-19) wearing 2 stripes on her 1st stack is behind her. Docked is the Delaware (BB-28), bow on.
Partial photo i.d. courtesy of Chuck Haberlein.
Photo by Brown & Dawson.
National Archives Identifier: 45511816
Local Identifier: 165-WW-330D-1
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 04/12/17.
BB-19 Louisiana362kThese guns soon to be pointed at Vera Cruz. These are two of the forward rifles of the Louisiana (BB-19), which last night sailed for Newport R.I. for Mexico under orders. Photo by Enrique Muller. Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 11 August 1915, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana 986k BATTLESHIP LOUISIANA (BB-19) FLAGSHIP OF THE FOURTH DIVISION OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC FLEET.
Rear Admiral Walter McLean, commander.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 12 August 1915, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
New Hampshire 530k BATTLESHIPS, DESTINATION A SECRET, READY FOR ANY EMERGENCY THAT MAY ARISE IN MEXICO
Louisiana (BB-19) and New Hampshire (BB-25) Steam from Newport and Gunboat Is Sent from Progreso.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Logan Republican.(Logan, Utah) 1902-1924, 28 August 1915, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana 82k "On the battleship Louisiana (BB-19) in the latest war games. Ready to drop mines over the ship's side into Narragansett Bay." USN photo by Enrique Muller Jr, text courtesy of N.Y. Times 29 August 1915, page 1, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
BB-19, 32 & 33 65k U.S. Atlantic Fleet at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1916-1917. Third section from left (of six) of a panoramic photograph taken from the Naval Station radio tower. Among the ships present are: a battleship that is either Wyoming (BB-32)or Arkansas (BB-33) (left foreground), mine-layers Baltimore (CM-1) and San Francisco (CM-2) (toward the left, far distance), destroyers Nicholson (DD-52) (left center, middle distance) and Cushing (DD-55) (right center, middle distance), and battleship Louisiana (BB-19) (right center, far distance, with "La." written above it). Photo USNHC # NH 76419 courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Donation of MMC Jesse Forton, USN (Retired), 1972.
BB-19 Louisiana 503k The rear turret of the Louisiana (BB-19) is trained about. US National Archives photo # 80G-1035070 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-19 Louisiana 822k Marines aboard the Louisiana (BB-19), (note the L on the boat behind them), circa 1917. National Archives Identifier: 45509944
Local Identifier: 165-WW-321A-003
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 04/12/17.
BB-19 Louisiana741kOFFICERS AND CREW OF THE BATTLESHIP LOUISIANA (BB-19) ASSEMBLE ON THE DECK FOR A PICTURE.Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Evening Public Ledger.(Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 21 April 1917, Sports Extra, Pictorial Section, Image 20, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-19 Louisiana 90k Maneuvering in line abreast off the Atlantic coast, 1917, as seen from the masthead of Minnesota (BB-22), the Division flagship. Ships seen are (from front to rear):
Louisiana (BB-19); Kansas (BB-21); and New Hampshire (BB-25).
USNHC # NH 63337.
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-19 Louisiana 82k Starboard side view, 1919. USN photo courtesy of Larry Bonn.
BB-19 Louisiana 61k View on board, looking aft on the port side as the steam lighter Knickerbocker approaches. The latter is loaded with troops who are to be transferred to Louisiana (BB-19) for transportation home to the United States, 1919. Probably photographed at Brest, France. The original photograph was printed on post card ("AZO") stock. USNHC # NH 104811. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007.
BB-19 Louisiana68kThe Louisiana (BB-19) taking aboard troops of the "Arrow" Division for passage home from France, 1919. The men are embarking on Louisiana from the ferry lighter Knickerbocker. Location is probably Brest harbor. The original photograph is printed on post card ("AZO") stock. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 105871. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2009.
Atlantic Fleet1.56kFirst of the warships to bring troops home. The battleship Louisiana (BB-19) brings 59th coast artillerymen who fought at St. Mihiel and Argonne. The steamer Highlander with relatives welcoming home their boys.Photographer: Kadel & Herbert.
Photo courtesy of Record Group 165, ARC Identifier 26433477, National Archives Catalog.
Atlantic Fleet1.56kReturning Brooklyn boys of the 59th Artillery (old 13th Regiment). Front view of the battleship Louisiana (BB-19) just as she decked with men ready to debark, 27 January 1919. Photographer: Western Newspaper Union.
Photo courtesy of Record Group 165, ARC Identifier 26433599, National Archives Catalog.
BB-19 Louisiana 1.11k The battleship Louisiana (BB-19) is the first of the warships to bring troops home.
Arriving at New York City with a load of troops from France. The tug Excelsior (closest to camera) is among those assisting her into her berth.
Deck scenes on board the battleship.
Photographer: Kadel & Herbert.
Photo courtesy of Record Group 165, ARC Identifier 26433609 & 26433607, National Archives Catalog.
BB-19 Louisiana 3.49k "The 59th Coast Artillery, Brooklyn's "Lucky 13th" arrives in New York Harbor in an 80 mile an hour gale aboard the battleship's Louisiana (BB-19) & New Hampshire (BB-25).
This photograph shows the Louisiana steaming up the Hudson river accompanied by the Mayor's Committee of Welcome Aboard the Patrol".
Times Photo Service. Text courtesy of N.Y. Times, 2 February 1919, Page 1, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
Norfolk Naval Shipyard237kBattleships Louisiana (BB-19) & New Hampshire (BB-25) dock at Hoboken, New Jersey. From the top deck of the ferry to Long Island City, the returning soldiers watch a Pennsylvania (BB-38 / 39) class battleship on its way down the harbor, 14 February, 1919.Photographer: 2nd Lieutenant George H. Lyon.
National Archives Identifier: 26433759
Local Identifier: 165-WW-139A-65
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 04/12/17.
Atlantic Fleet1.03kBattleships Louisiana (BB-19) and New Hampshire (BB-25) dock at Hoboken, New Jersey.
Louisiana (in foreground) and New Hampshire in their slip at Pier 4 upon arrival from overseas with 59th Regiment, Coast Artillery; troops preparing to debark, 14 February, 1919. The regiment was in action 68 days, but lost only two men killed in action.
Photographer: 2nd Lieutenant George H. Lyon.
Photo courtesy of Record Group 165, ARC Identifier 26433665, National Archives Catalog.
Atlantic Fleet389k Battleships Louisiana (BB-19) and New Hampshire (BB-25) dock at Hoboken, New Jersey.
Waiting for Pop.
Photographer: 2nd Lieutenant George H. Lyon.
Photo courtesy of Record Group 165, ARC Identifier: 26433725, National Archives Catalog.
BB-19 Louisiana 132k A flag draped Louisiana (BB-19) on Sunday 16 February 1919 as part of the 4th Battleship Division. Beginning 24 December 1918 she saw duty as a troop transport, making four voyages to Brest, France, to carry troops back to the United States. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
BB-19 Louisiana100kThe Louisiana (BB-19) coaling from a Navy collier, circa 1918-1920. The collier is either Proteus (AC-9) or Nereus (AC-10). Note one of her coal transfer buckets dumping its load on Louisiana's deck, amidships, and Sailors working to send the coal below to the battleship's fuel bunkers. The original photograph is printed on post card ("AZO") stock. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 105898. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.
Atlantic Fleet3.46kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. Older warships in the Reserve Basin, circa 1919.
Very congestioned basin and the lack of a clearer view makes identifying vessels a challenge.
In the distance, beyond Kearsarge's (BB-5) mainmast, is the Alabama (BB-8). Also, the BB hidden behind Kentucky (BB-6) is likely the Maine (BB-10), based on the two circular control tops on her masts, but I can't see enough other details to confirm it.
At the left side of the photo, on the near side of the basin, Ohio (BB-12) is next to the pier with St Louis (C-20) outboard of her. To the right we have Kearsarge closer to the camera with Illinois (BB-7) beyond. Immediately aft of these two is Wisconsin (BB-9). Behind Wisconsin are Connecticut (BB-18) on the right and Louisiana (BB-19) as the next ship to the left.
Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Richard Jensen.
Photo courtesy of Ric Hedman.
U-boats663kGerman submarine U-111, in dry dock at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6 April 1920.
The BB to the left of the crane is New Hampshire (BB-25). The BB to the right of the crane is Louisiana (BB-19). There is not enough visible of the distant BB below the crane, or the mainmast at the right to make a positive ID on either.
Photo & text i.d. courtesy of Richard Jensen.
Photo # 19-N-3618 from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.
(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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