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BB-20 USS VERMONT


Connecticut Class Battleship: Displacement 16,000 Tons, Dimensions, 455' 10" (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, 9" 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 Fore River, Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA., May 4 1904. Launched August 31 1905. Commissioned March 4 1907. Decommissioned June 30 1920. Stricken November 10 1923.
Fate: Sold November 1 1923 and broken up for scrap.
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BB-20 Vermont2.20kBATTLE SHIP VERMONT (BB-20) WILL BE MOST POWERFUL OF OUR NAVY
The Vermont, from Design.
Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN.
Photo from The Cook County Herald. (Grand Marais, Minn.) 1893-1909, 15 August 1903, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont1.32kHOW A BATTLESHIP IS FIRST BUILT ON PAPER. Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch.The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 23 August 1903, MAGAZINE SECTION, Image 31, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont 581k The Vermont (BB-20) slides into the Fore River, at Quincy, MA., during her launching on 31 August 1905.
WAS WEDDED TO THE WATERS IN THE USUAL FORMAL WAY
Splendid Battleship Vermont Launched, Having Been Christened With Bottle of Champagne-Full Description of Monster Machine
Photo courtesy of greatwhitefleet.info, by William Stewart.
Image and text provided by University of New Mexico.
Photo & text by Albuquerque Evening Citizen. (Albuquerque, N.M.) 1905-1907, 31 August 1905, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont 716k The Magnificent New Battleship Vermont (BB-20) Slid into the Sea without a Mishap.
A CONNECTING NAVAL LINK
Last Living Officer of First Vermont at Birth of the New
Image and text provided by University of Vermont.
Photo & text by Burlington Weekly Free Press. (Burlington, Vt.) 1866-1928, 07 September 1905, Image 12, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont2.08kUnited States Battleship Vermont (BB-20), Type of the New Navy Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo & text by Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 26 November 1905, Image 36, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont4.07kBIG COST OF MODERN NAVY
THE BATTLESHIP VERMONT (BB-20) NOW BEING BUILT.
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo & text by The San Juan Islander. (Friday Harbor, Wash.) 1898-1914, 06 January 1906, Image 7, courtesy of 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-18 Connecticut111Stereoscopic 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.
United States fleet 1.86k SIX YOUNG NAVY CAPTAINS GIVEN SIX NEW WAR VESSELS
CAPT W. P. POTTER Queen of the New Battleships, the Vermont (BB-20), Will Be Under His Care
CAPT HENRY McCREA, Former Lighthouse Inspector of Baltimore District is to Command Iowa (BB-4).
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 10 December 1906, Last Edition, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont 371k Broadside photo of Vermont (BB-20). Photo # 80G-433635 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-10 Maine412kA circa 1900's postcard photo of the Vermont (BB-20) drawn by Edward H. Mitchell Publishers of San Francisco, CA.Photo from the collection of Raymond Strout, courtesy of Jonathan Eno.
BB-20 Vermont 73k Photographed on 20 August 1907. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photo # 19-N-12828 from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
BB-20 Vermont 53k Photographed on 20 August 1907. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 19-N-4-16-13 from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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-20 Vermont 73k Underway in heavy seas, circa 1907-1909, possibly during the cruise around the World of the "Great White Fleet". U.S. Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 101072.
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.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 59552.
Great White Fleet112k Chart from a contemporary newspaper, showing the route of the Atlantic Fleet's battleships from their 29 January 1907 departure from Trinidad until their arrival at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 12 January 1908. It emphasizes the offshore course taken to avoid strong westerly currents off the northeastern coast of South America.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106221. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis.
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 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-20 Vermont 121k Post card published by H.H. Stratton, Chattanooga, Tennessee, depicting some of the Fleet's Sailors landing at San Diego, California, on 14 April 1908. This was the Atlantic Fleet battleship's first contact with American soil since leaving Hampton Roads, Virginia, on 16 December 1907 to begin its voyage around South America. The boat partially visible at left has a "V" on its bow, and is presumably from Vermont (BB-20). US Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 106169-KN. Donation of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973.
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.
Naval Review in San Francisco Bay, 17 May 1908 155k Panoramic photograph by the Pillsbury Picture Company showing the review of the "Great White Fleet" on 17 May 1908 by Secretary of the Navy Victor A. Metcalf, embarked in Yorktown (PG-1), which is steaming toward the left in the right center of the image. Three destroyers are in the line nearest to the camera (from left to center), with either Hopkins (DD-6) or Hull (DD-7) in the center and Lawrence (DD-8) next astern. Eleven battleships are present, in the rows on the opposite side of Yorktown's course, and seven Pacific Fleet armored cruisers are in the most distant row. Photo # NH 105310, from the collections of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
Great White Fleet 104k Post card welcoming the "Great White Fleet" to Australia, circa August-September 1908. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106181-KN. Courtesy of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973.
BB-20 Vermont 189k The Fleet's naval brigade landing at Port Melbourne Town Pier, Australia, on 31 August 1908, prior to marching to the city of Melbourne. The steam launch and other boats in the foreground are from Vermont (BB-20). The Sailors, also presumably from Vermont, are armed with Krag-Jorgensen rifles and are equipped with cartridge belts, canteens and bayonets. Large ship in the right distance is HMS Powerful (British protected cruiser, 1897). US Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 106190. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
BB-20 Vermont 47k World Cruise of the "Great White Fleet", 1907-09. Port side bow view of the Vermont (BB-20) in Sydney Harbor, Australia, in late August 1908. Photo printed on a stereographic card, copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood, and submitted by 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, [storeship] & Arethusa,[torpedo flotilla tender].
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The National Tribune. (Washington, D.C.) 1877-1917, 24 September 1908, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Great White Fleet 100k 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.
Charles S. Sperry127kPost card published by H.H. Stratton, Chattanooga, Tennessee, showing Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, the fleet's Commander in Chief (center foreground), and some of its Sailors watching a Geisha performance at Yokohama, Japan, October 1908. Several Japanese Navy officers and enlisted men are also present. US Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 106178-KN. Donation of Mrs. Ruth Mayfield, 1973.
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.
BB-20 Vermont 477k Captain William P. Potter commanded the Vermont (BB-20). Overall commander was Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry.Digital ID: # ggbain 03560. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo & text by The Marion Daily Mirror.(Marion, Ohio) 1892-1912, 29 December 1908, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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.
Atlantic Fleet Commanders 92k Halftone reproduction of a photograph by H.R. Jackson, showing the Fleet's senior commanders on board ship, circa late 1908 or early 1909, during or shortly after the "Great White Fleet's" World cruise. Those present are, from left to right:
Rear Admiral William P. Potter, Commander, Fourth Division;
Rear Admiral Seaton Schroeder, Commander, Third Division;
Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet and First Division;
Rear Admiral Richard Wainwright, Commander, Second Division.
US Naval Historical Center Photo # NH 106140. Copied from "Pictorial Log of the Battle Fleet Cruise Around the World", by Chief Turret Captain Roman J. Miller (A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1909).Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold.
BB-20 Vermont 73k Receiving her new "cage" masts and other alterations, probably at the Boston Navy Yard, circa March-June 1909. Photograph # 19-N-4-16-18 from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives / U.S. Naval Historical Center.
BB-20 Vermont 73k Photographed by Brown & Shaffer, during the last half of 1909. Collection of Chief Quartermaster John Harold. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 101502.
BB-12 & 202.39kTWO OF THE UNITED STATES BATTLESHIPS WHICH LEFT THE NORTH RIVER YESTERDAY.
VERMONT (BB-20) & OHIO (BB-12).
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by Paul Thompson.
Photo from the New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 06 October 1909, Image 5, courtesy of 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 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.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 91471, Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1980.
1910's
BB-20 Vermont 100k From November 1908 to March 1910, Admiral Frank F. Fletcher commanded the battleship Vermont (BB-20). Digital ID: ggbain 03560. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-20 Vermont 61k Vermont (BB-20) at anchor in Philadelphia, circa 1910. Photographed by J.W. Dawson and contributed by Philip H. Robare RMCS, USN - RET.
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-20 Vermont3.20kTHE GREAT BATTLESHIP FLEET AT ANCHOR IN THE HUDSON RIVER
The battleship Vermont (BB-20), with the curious black "boxes" on top of her basket, military masts. These "boxes" are merely the canvas inclosure's put up to protect the officers directing the gun fire from the high winds which prevailed during battle practice.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.] 1866-1924, 29 September 1910, Image 16, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont 410k Stern view of the Vermont (BB-20) after modification, 1910 - 1920. Library of Congress photo # LC-B2-944-15 courtesy of Mike Green.
BB-20 Vermont 146k Capt. Harry McLaren Pinckney Huse was the Commanding Officer of the Vermont (BB-20) in 1911. Photo from the Library of Congress via Bill Gonyo.
BB-20 Vermont 3.89k Crew photo of the Vermont (BB-20) circa 1911. Note what appears to be Capt. Harry Huse in the middle between the life rings described with the Vermont. Photo copyright by Waterman, Hampton VA., courtesy of David A. Jones MMCM(SW) USN Retired.
BB-20 Vermont 315k Scan of a Vermont (BB-20) fo’cstle record postcard for 25 October 1911. Photo courtesy of Thomas Becher.
BB-20 Vermont 888k The Big War Fleet Anchored Alongside the Drive; Members of the Crews Coming on Shore Leave in Launches.
Boats (marked with V on their bows) indicate that they are either from the Virginia (BB-13) or Vermont (BB-20).
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo & text by The Evening World. (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, 25 October 1911, Final Edition, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB 141.66kMap Showing Where Warships Are Going
The battleship Virginia (BB-13) is hurrying to Tampico and the battleships Vermont (BB-20), Nebraska (BB-14) and Georgia (BB-15) to Vera Cruz.
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, 13 February 1913, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont 813k GREAT guns of the battleship Vermont (BB-20) and her marine guard, who were the first to arrive at Vera Cruz for the purpose of protecting American lives and property during the Diaz revolt.Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by The Salt Lake Tribune. (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1890-current, 19 February 1913, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont 197k Picture side of the Post card of the Vermont (BB-20), sent by E.W. Raugh of Norfolk Va. to Clara Stork of Gogebic, Mich. 7/23/13, "Hello - On the other side is the $8,000,000 dollar home of mine, I have been on for 40 months, 452 feet long. E.W. Raugh, U.S. Navy." Courtesy of Don Gray.
BB-20 Vermont 1.62k The Battleship Vermont (BB-20) Tossed About by the Angry Ocean underway in 1913. While returning home from a Mediterranean cruise Vermont hit an Atlantic gale which resulted in damage to her propeller.
Photo taken from the battleship Wyoming (BB-32).
Photo from "Popular Mechanics" Magazine, January 1914 via Robert Hurst.
PDF image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC & The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.] 1902-1939, 17 December 1913, LAST AND HOME EDITION, Image 1 & The Sun. (New York [N.Y.] 1833-1916, 19 December 1913, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont 445k DISABLED DREADNOUGHT BEING TOWED TO PORT
Deck scene on board the Vermont (BB-20), which is being towed to the Norfolk Navy Yard by the battleship Delaware (BB-28) and the naval tug Sonoma. The big war vessel was disabled by the breaking of her main propeller shaft, five hundred miles off the Virginia Coast.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The Washington Herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 20 December 1913, Image 8, courtesy of 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.
Vera Cruz Incident
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. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 61208.
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-12 & 20633kBattleship Vermont (BB-20) and Commander, Now at Vera Cruz.
CAPTAIN G. W. KLINE
Image and text provided by University of Vermont.
Photo by Paul Thompson.
Photo from the Burlington Weekly Free Press. 1866-1928, 23 April 1914, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.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.
OUR POWERFUL NORTH ATLANTIC FLEET
This is to considered be the most powerful battle fleet in the world. Recently it returned from the Mediterranean and left Hampton Roads for the south. During the last battle practice each of the vessels made a record for herself while the flagship Wyoming (BB-32) broke the world's record at target practice. The photograph shows the nine ships in the order in which they usually sail. The Wyoming is in the lead at the right, and is followed by the Florida (BB-30), Utah (BB-31), Delaware (BB-28), North Dakota (BB-29), South Carolina (BB-26), Rhode Island (BB-17), Georgia (BB-15),and New Jersey (BB-16).
The following battleships that were dispatched to Mexican waters included the:
Ohio (BB-12), Virginia (BB-13), Nebraska (BB-14), 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), Michigan (BB-27), 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.
Insert PDF image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA.
Photo by The Madison Journal. (Tallulah, Madison Parish, La.) 1888-current, 07 February 1914, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont1.19kSCENES AFTER THE BATTLE, BRINGING DEAD TO THE SHIPS
Taking three dead Bluejackets to the battleship Vermont (BB-20)
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, 30 April 1914, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Mid- Late 19 Teens / Early 20's
Atlantic Fleet250k OUTLINED AGAINST A CURTAIN OF DARKNESS
A fleet of destroyers and torpedo-boats has now arrived at New York to join the heavy ships of the line. Altogether, about 50 vessels will be assembled when the ceremonies began next Monday. It is promised that the strained international relations will have no effect on the parade.
Photo by International News Service.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.] 1914-1942, 13 May 1915, Night Extra, Image 16, courtesy of 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-30 Florida314kModern US Battleship.Photo i.d. courtesy of Chris Hoen.
Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via flickr.com.
BB-20 Vermont 81k View looking aft on the main deck of Vermont (BB-20), while she was steaming in heavy seas during the Nineteen "teens". Note man standing by the ladder leading to the quarterdeck whaleboat. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 101060.
BB-39 Arizona531kThe super-dreadnought Arizona (BB-39), latest addition to the Atlantic fleet and one cf the most powerful ships in the world, has just entered the service of Uncle Sam, fully, manned and ready for action. This addition to the Navy is far from a clear gain in strength, however, since it was necessary to strip three other battleships of their crews and place them in reserve to find a full complement of men for the new fighter. The 911 men who make up the crew of the Arizona were formerly on the Vermont (BB-20), the Kansas (BB-21) and the New Hampshire (BB-25). Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo from The Democratic Banner. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 20 October 1916, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont 716k WAKING UP TO REALITIES AFTER JOSEPHUS DANIEL'S DREAM
The battleship New Hampshire (BB-25), idle now for lack of a crew.
The battleship Vermont (BB-20), which was sent to the "graveyard" that her crew might help man the superdreadnought Arizona (BB-39), pictured above.
The Kansas (BB-21), another useful fighting ship sent to the "graveyard".
Grave Doubts Cast Upon Secretary's Statement That the Efficiency of Navy Has Been Increased
Another Side to Story of Trading the Superdreadnought Arizona for Three Old Battleships
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo & text by The Sun. (New York, [N.Y.] 1916-1920, 29 October 1916, SECTION 5 SPECIAL FEATURE SUPPLEMENT, Image 52, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont 1.87k A starboard beam view of the Vermont (BB-20) with a flying boat in the foreground. Official USN photo in the National Archives #80-G-442118, courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-20 Vermont 62k Stern view of the Vermont (BB-20) in New York City harbor, 1918-19. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 94208.
BB-20 Vermont 70k Photographed circa 1918-19. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 67492.
BB-20 Vermont74k Vermont's (BB-20) crew line the decks as the ship makes slow headway into port, possibly after 26 August 1917 when she sailed for Hampton roads for duty as an engineering training ship in the Chesapeake Bay region. She performed that vital function for almost the entire duration of hostilities, completing the assignment on 4 November 1918, a week before the armistice stilled the guns of World War I. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
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-20 Vermont68kSmall boats pull alongside the Vermont (BB-20) with the crew dressed in whites, most probably going off to liberty in this late teens photo. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba441k Vermont (BB-20) loaded with troops on 24 January 1919 at Brest, France.Source: Imperial War Museum American First World War Official Exchange Collection, Photo No.© IWM(Q 58291) via Mike Green.
Photo added 06/09/15.
BB-20 Vermont 114k In the middle west chamber, Gatun Locks, while transiting the Panama Canal to the Pacific on 26 July 1919. Note awning spread over the battleship's foredeck. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photographs # NH 50392 & 75724.
BB-20 Vermont977kCOMMAND WARSHIPS ON PACIFIC
Kellog is commander of the battleship Vermont (BB-20) and Vogelgesong of the Idaho (BB-24), both battleships in the new Pacific fleet, just locked through the Panama Canal into Pacific waters.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 03 August 1919, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-12 Ohio622kTHE VERMONT (BB-20) in the west chamber of the Gatun locks, Panama Canal, on the way to the Pacific and San Francisco with the American fleet under command of Rear Admiral Hugh Rodman.Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 12 August 1919, Final, Image 22, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-20 Vermont89kVermont (BB-20) arriving at Mare Island on 28 September 1919. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-20 Vermont 75k Photographed circa 1919-1920. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 67497.
BB-15 Georgia 109k Pacific Fleet Battleships tied up at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, in the Spring of 1920. Ships are (from left-center foreground to right-center distance): Georgia (BB-15); Rhode Island (BB-17); Vermont (BB-20) and Nebraska (BB-14). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 45052.
BB-20 Vermont 44k 7 August 1921, San Diego bay. Curtis H-boat patrol plane flying alongside. NHC / USN photo.
BB-20 Vermont 165k The Vermont (BB-20) with 1921 era Blue Angels filling the skies above the ship. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Mare Island 108k Mare Island Navy Yard, California. Six destroyers docked at one time in the Yard's concrete Dry Dock # 2, during the 1920s. These ships are all members of Destroyer Division 36. The three in front are (from left to right): Farenholt (DD-332), Sumner (DD-333) and Hull (DD-330). The drydock's dimensions, as given on the photograph, are 740 feet in length and 120 feet in width, with 30 feet of water over the sill.
The destroyers in the back row are MacDonough (DD-331), Corry (DD-334) and Melvin (DD-335). All six ships were dock from 15 Jun 22 until 14 July 22. Masts of the decommissioned battleships Rhode Island (BB-17), Vermont (BB-20), Nebraska, (BB-14) and Georgia (BB-15) are just visible to the left of the dock destroyers.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 70684. Partial text & photo i.d. courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Mare Island 18k Mare Island Navy Yard in late 1923. Ships included the battleships Georgia (BB-15), Nebraska, (BB-14), Vermont (BB-20), and Rhode Island (BB-17), (right centre). Also shown is the Tippicanoe (AO-21) and two older cruisers. Vallejo Naval Museum photo courtesy of Warship Boneyards, by Kit and Carolyn Bonner & submitted by Robert Hurst.
BB-20 Vermont 1.07k The Comfort (AH-3) is outboard of Vermont (BB-20) at the Mare Island Reserve Fleet in January 1924. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-20 Vermont 574k The Vermont (BB-20) bell, in the Pavilion Office Building, Montpelier, Vermont. This bell should not be confused with Miss Bell, the sponsor. Photo courtesy of faithnlvevt.
(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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