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|104k||Model of the name sake Connecticut class (BB-18 / 22 & 25) and her five sisters:|
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.|
|577k||Secretary 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:
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.|
|2.24k||ARMOR AND GUN POWER FOR BATTLESHIPS|
The Lesson of the Russo-Japanese War and How It Should Affect Construction and Armament of the Battleships About To Be Contracted For.
|Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside.
Photo from Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 04 June 1905, Image 29, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|71k||The New Hampshire (BB-25) was sponsored by Miss Hazel E. McLane, daughter of Governor John McLane of New Hampshire.||Image provided by: University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo by Desert Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1867-1920, 30 June 1906, Last Edition, Part Two, Image 22, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|3.4k||THE NEW HAMPSHIRE (BB-25) AND HER SPONSOR|
BIG BATTLESHIP LAUNCHED AT CAMDEN N J THIS MORNING WAS CHRISTENED BY MISS HAZEL McLANE DAUGHTER OF GOV McLANE
|Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 30 June 1906, Last Edition, Image 1 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|1.52k||FIVE HURT AT LAUNCHING OF BIG NEW BATTLESHIP|
The Lesson of the Russo-Japanese War and How It Should Affect Construction and Armament of the Battleships About To Be Contracted For.
|Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 01 July 1906, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|1.97k||HEROES DESCENDANTS CHOSEN TO COMMAND COVETED BATTLESHIPS
Winslow and Fremont Named for Mississippi (BB-23) and New Hampshire (BB-25)
|Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times.(Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 25 October 1907, Last Edition, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|89k||Running her standardization trial off Rockland, Maine, 19 December 1907. Note that her 12-inch gun turrets have not yet been installed.||Photo courtesy of the United States Naval Historical Center, # NH 73979.|
PDF courtesy of ussnewhampshire.org.
|254k||Postcard painting during speed trials of 18.86 knots off Rockland, Maine, 19 December 1907.||Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.|
|812k||BATTLESHIP NEW HAMPSHIRE (BB-25)
LATEST ADDITION TO THE UNITED STATES NAVY
|Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL.
Photo by Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.) 1893-1920, 21 March 1908, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|168k||Postcard painting of the New Hampshire (BB-25) in 1908.||Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.|
|58k||Photographed circa 1908.||Photo # NH 102972-KN courtesy of the United States Naval Historical Center.|
|89k||The New Hampshire (BB-25) photographed in 1908 by the noted photographer William Herman Rau, in Philadelphia, Pa.||Photo courtesy of greatwhitefleet.info, by William Stewart.|
|2.23k|| Color tinted postcard of the New Hampshire (BB-25) leaving Kittery Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. |
After fitting out at New York, New Hampshire carried a Marine Expeditionary Regiment to Colon, Panama, 20-26 June 1908, then made ceremonial visits to Quebec, (July 1908) Portsmouth, New York, and Bridgeport. Overhaul at New York and Caribbean exercises were followed by participation in the Naval Review by President Theodore Roosevelt in Hampton Roads 22 February 1909, welcoming home the "Great White Fleet."
This photo would have had to have been taken between July through December 1908.
|Text courtesy of DANFS.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library & State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Photo by The Ogden Standard (Ogden, Utah) 1920-current, 28 March 1909, Image 15, & Bismarck Daily Tribune. (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]) 1881-1916, 16 July 1908, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam via Gary Priolo.
|99k||View of the ship's bow decoration, taken while the battleship was in drydock at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, 6 January 1909. Note gilt-work on the eagle figurehead and associated decorations, stockless anchors in hause pipe, stocked anchor on billboard further aft, Sailors leaning on the bow bulwark, jack at half-mast, bell mounted in front of the ship's pilothouse, and barred portholes.||Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives / USNHC # NH 19-N-4-8-21.|
|124k||Taking on coal from a barge moored alongside, at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, circa 1909. View looks aft from over the port forward 8"/45 gun turret. Note boat crane, coal booms, hatches and bags, and 46-star U.S. ensign flying from New Hampshire (BB-25) flagstaff. Vestal (AR-4) is fitting out at right.
Work is being rushed on the new battleship New Hampshire (BB-25) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard that she may be ready to leave here Saturday on her trip to Quebec to honor the Prince of Wales on his visit to Canada.
|USNHC # NH 84539. |
PDF courtesy of ussnewhampshire.org.
|990k||How Battleships Age
Crew of the Battleship New Hampshire (BB-25) on the Forward Deck.
|Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.|
Photo by The Ogden Standard (Ogden, Utah) 1920-current, 28 March 1909, Image 15, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|106k||Stereoscopic photo by Enrique Muller of the New Hampshire (BB-25), port side view, circa 1909.||Courtesy of Paul Petosky.|
|81k||New Hampshire (BB-25) at anchor, circa 1909. Note another battleship anchored off in the distance.||USNHC # NH 76548.|
|1.19k||THE NAVY'S DUMMY DRILL GUN|
The 7-Inch Dummy Drill Gun of the Battleship New Hampshire (BB-25)
|Image and text provided by University of Florida.|
Photo from The San Mateo Item. (San Mateo City, Putnam County, Fla) 189?-19??, 19 June 1909, Image 10, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|88k||Front cover of the New York Shipbuilding Corporation company song sheet featuring what appears to be the New Hampshire (BB-25), on the cover, circa 1910nish.||Courtesy of New York Shipbuilding., yorkship.home.comcast.net.|
|46k||"New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, N.J." The ship in the covered wet slip has cage masts, after the fashion of Kansas (BB-21), New Hampshire (BB-25) and Michigan (BB-27), circa 1910nish.||Courtesy of New York Shipbuilding., yorkship.home.comcast.net.|
|127k||Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Second Regiment of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet at Deer Point Camp, Guantanamo Bay, 13 February 1910.
These men are from the battleships Minnesota (BB-22), New Hampshire (BB-25), Mississippi (BB-23) and Idaho (BB-24). The latter's battalion is in the center of the photograph.
Ships in the harbor are mainly battleships, with some auxiliaries and cruisers also present. Newark (C-1), Station Ship at Guantanamo Bay, is in the center background, with a white hull.
|USNHC # NH 105511. Donation of Truman C. Lane, 1990. Panoramic photograph by American Photo Company, Havana, Cuba.|
|732k||Photographed on 29 July 1910.||Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives / USNHC # NH 19-N-4-10-5.|
|91k||Photographed in harbor, circa 1910.||USNHC # NH 61217.|
|95k||New Hampshire (BB-25) underway, circa 1910.||USNHC # NH 82129, from the collection of Lieutenant Commander Abraham DeSomer, donated by Myles DeSomer & submitted by Robert Hurst.|
|2.79k||SCENE OF THE NAVAL DISASTER IN THE HUDSON RIVER|
THE BATTLESHIP NEW HAMPSHIRE (BB-25) AT THE LEFT
|Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.|
Photo by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 04 October 1910, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|696k||Battleship New Hampshire (BB-25) And Liberty Party Going Ashore|
One of the most serious disasters that ever befell the members of a crew of a United States battleship in time of peace was the swamping of a cutter of the New Hampshire in the Hudson river recently while the big fighting vessel was lying at anchor off the New York shore. Nearly thirty lives were lost when the boat was swamped by the wave of a passing barge. The cutter was loaded with nearly a hundred of the sailors and marines who had been enjoying shore liberty for a day and in same manner not fully explained all were thrown into the water. Darkness made the work of rescue difficult which together with a strong tide running at the time caused the fearful loss of life. For several days after the tragedy the river was dragged with little success. The officers of the warship fleet anchored in the Hudson called a board of inquiry immediately after the accident but beyond the fact that a wave from the barge was responsible no blame was attached to any one. This picture shows the New Hampshire at anchor and several small boats similar to the one swamped as they are being towed to the landing with a crowd of sailors out for a time on shore.
|Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by Palestine Daily Herald. (Palestine, Tex.) 1902-1949, 25 October 1910, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|1.00k||New Hampshire (BB-25) with a slight whiff of smoke arising from her aft funnel lies in a river at anchor; photographed sometime circa 10/3/10, shortly before going overseas. |
She departed Hampton Roads 1 November 1910 with the Second Battleship Division for Cherbourg, France and Weymouth, England.
|Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo ggbain.04455 / LC-B2-945-2 from the Bain Collection in the Library of Congress via commons.wikimedia.org.
|62k||Panoramic 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.|
|2.02k||OLD "HOODOO" BATTLESHIP TEXAS TO BE RIDDLED WITH SHOT MARCH 20 AS TARGET FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE (BB-25)||Image and text provided by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Photo by Bismarck Daily Tribune. (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]) 1881-1916, 19 March 1911, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|2.08k||SENSATIONAL PHOTOS OF THE OLD BATTLESHIP TEXAS UNDER FIRE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE'S (BB-25) TWELVE INCH GUNS IN TARGET PRACTICE AND HAVOC WROUGHT BY SHOT AND SHELL||Image and text provided by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Photo by Bismarck Daily Tribune. (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]) 1881-1916, 29 March 1911, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|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 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.
||Anchored in the Hudson River, off New York City, 1911.
||USNHC # NH 60574 / USN.
||New Hampshire (BB-25) firing her 12"/45 main battery guns at the target ship San Marcos [ex-Texas] in Chesapeake Bay, March 1911.|
This photo appeared under the title of
SHE CARRIED OUR MEDIATOR TO MEXICO.
The battleship New Hampshire, upon which John Lind, special envoy to Mexico, went into Vera Cruz harbor. The picture showing the New Hampshire firing a broadside gives a fairly good idea of what she can do if the Mexicans start something.
|USN photo # NH 73105 courtesy of USNHC.
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA., which appeared in the The Tacoma Times. (Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, 13 August 1913, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
||CAPTAIN HARRY LEE.
Officer In the Navy on Duty on Battleship New Hampshire (BB-25)
|Image and text provided by Montana Historical Society; Helena, MT.
Photo by The Harlowton News. (Harlowton, Mont.) 1909-1914, 04 August 1911, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|| HAWAII MAY HAVE PERMANENT FLEET|
An illustration showing a part of the fleet, which according to rumor, is to be permanently located in Hawaiian waters.
New Hampshire (BB-25) is Uncle Sam's latest Dreadnought and the pride of the navy, while the Torpedo Boat destroyer Flusser (DD-20) and the trim little submarine, Tarantula (SS-12), are said to be equal to any of their kind afloat. Hawaii, under the protection of such, will have little need of being alarmed over "war talk."
|Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Garden Island. (Lihue, Kauai, H.T.) 1902-current, 09 April 1912, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
||BOARD OF INQUIRY IS INVESTIGATING THE DAMAGE DONE TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE (BB-25) WHEN SOUND STEAMER RAMMED THE BATTLESHIP
||Image and text provided by Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
Photo by The Bridgeport Evening Farmer. (Bridgeport, Conn.) 1866-1917, 18 July 1912, Image 8, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
||WARSHIP DAMAGED BY MERCHANT SHIP|
View of the Stern of the U. 8. Battleship New Hampshire (BB-25) After Her Collision With the Passenger Steamer Commonwealth Off Freeport Recently. The War Craft Is Now In Dry Dock.
DREADNOUGHT QUAILS BEFORE ONSLAUGHT OF SOUND LINER
Shattered stern of the United States dreadnought New Hampshire, photographed immediately after that powerful fighting vessel had been rammed by the big steamboat Commonwealth, en route from New York to Fall River with 1000 passengers on board, as the battleship lay at anchor off the naval training station at Newport. The bow of the Commonwealth was badly damaged, but Uncle Sam's pet battleship was by far the more damaged of the two. It is estimated that it will take more than two weeks work, at a cost of 13,500, to repair the New Hampshire.
|Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN & University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from Dakota Farmers' Leader. (El Paso, Tex.) (Canton, S.D.) 1890-19??, 19 July 1912, Image 2 & The Logan Republican. (Logan, Utah) 1902-1924, 23 July 1912, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
||Battleship New Hampshire's (BB-25) Stern Battered by Collision With Steamer.
||Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.|
Photo by Iron County Record. (Cedar City, Utah) 1893-1982, 20 September 1912, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
||New Hampshire (BB-25) at anchor, Brooklyn, N.Y., 9 October 1912.
||Courtesy of Vern Maxson, LCDR,USNR-RETIRED (SS).
Sailors practice the employment of sea mines for the defense of advanced bases, on board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa the early or middle 1910s. New Hampshire (BB-25) is in the background.
The original image, copyrighted by E. Muller Jr. from N. Moser, New York, is printed on post card ("AZO") stock.
|U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106270. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008.
||189k||Two 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
||Late in 1913, Captain Edwin A. Anderson was given command of New Hampshire (BB-25) and while in command of that ship, took part in the American intervention at Veracruz, Mexico, in April of 1914. Given command of the Second Seaman Regiment, Anderson led that bluejacket landing force ashore and so distinguished himself in the fighting that followed that he was awarded the Medal of Honor.|
Medal of Honor Citation for Captain Edwin A. Anderson:“For extraordinary heroism in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914, in command of the Second Seaman Regiment. Marching his regiment across the open space in front of the Naval Academy and other buildings, Captain Anderson unexpectedly met a heavy fire from riflemen, machine guns and 1–pounders, which caused part of his command to break and fall back, many casualties occurring amongst them at the time. His indifference to the heavy fire, to which he himself was exposed at the head of his regiment, showed him to be fearless and courageous in battle”.
He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
|Digital ID: ggbain # 19696. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Text from: "Medal of Honor; 1861-1949. The Navy". Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.||67k|| From 14 June 1913 until 29 December, New Hampshire (BB-25) similarly protected American interests along the Mexican coast, to which she returned 15 April 1914 to support the occupation of Vera Cruz. Pictured here are Marines on her quarterdeck during the Vera Cruz occupation. ||Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. ||896k|| President's Envoy, His Adviser. Battleship That Carried Him to Vera Cruz Route to Mexico City ||Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.|
Photo & text by The Washington Times.(Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 10 August 1913, Evening, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|71k|| 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. ||99k||Rear 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.||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.
|Mid- Late 19 Teens / Early 20's
||250k|| 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.
||"Sam Taylor of the Michigan (BB-27) winning the middle weight championship of the Atlantic Fleet from Mike Davis of the New Hampshire (BB-25)."
||Photo by International News Agency, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
Text courtesy of N.Y. Times 16 May 1915, Page 1.
|2.57k||"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.
||THE BATTLESHIPS NEW HAMPSHIRE (BB-25) AND LOUISIANA (BB-19) (IN THE LINE) OFF THE BATTERY
||Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.|
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 19 May 1915, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|4.42k||"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.
||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
|3.79k|| U. S WARSHIP IN MEX WATERS|
United States battleship New Hampshire (BB-25) in Mexican waters, photographed while firing a broadside.
|Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.|
Photo & text by The Tacoma Times. (Tacoma, Wash.) 1903-1949, 20 September 1915, Image 8, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
||A nice day to park in the bay: New Hampshire (BB-25) lies anchored with three of her small boats out.
||US National Archives photo # 80G-1035063 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.||738k
||New Hampshire (BB-25) lies anchored with one gun raised in her forward turret,
||USN photo courtesy of Jim Millholland via Alan Cole.
||531k||The 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.
||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.
|578k|| GERMAN FLAGS FLOAT FROM U. S. SHIPS AT NAVY YARD|
An unusual spectacle at Leauge Island yesterday was the Imperial German banner flying from a forest of masts. The display was in honor of the Kaiserin's birthday and a mark of courtesy to the German ships interned. One of the decorated vessels was the battleship New Hampshire (BB-25).
|Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.|
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 23 October 1916, Night Extra, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|600k||Starboard broadside view of the New Hampshire (BB-25) at anchor sometime between 1916 and 1917 at an unknown location. Funnel bands indicate that the New Hampshire was in the 1st Battle Division, 2nd ship.
||Library of Congress photo # LC-F82-1594 courtesy of Mike Green.||801k
||Capt. L H. Chandler, U. S. N., of the battleship New Hampshire (BB-25).
||Image and text provided by Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, KS.
Photo by The Hays Free Press. (Hays, Kan.) 1908-1924, 14 July 1917, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
||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.
||104k||Connecticut 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.
||New Hampshire (BB-25) inboard profile, circa 1918, as modernized with cage masts and then with long-base range-finders and vee-form torpedo defense tops.
|| Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.||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.
||FAST BASEBALL CLUB ON ONE OF U. S. SEAFIGHTERS.|
This is the baseball team of the United States battleship New Hampshire (BB-25), one of the speediest organizations in the navy.
| Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger. 19 July 1918, Night Extra, Image 13, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
||Coaling while moored alongside a U.S. Navy fleet collier, at Brest, France, in December 1918. Ship in the left background is Albany (CL-23). Next ship ahead of her is a U.S. Coast Guard cutter.
||USNHC # NH 60213||168k
||In the Hudson River, New York, 27 December 1918. Note wartime modifications, including removal of some of the seven-inch and three-inch broadside guns and fitting of blast deflection shields on the "cage" mast fire control positions.
||Photo courtesy of Larry Bonn. Text courtesy of USNHC # NH 2891
||477k||Photo of a busy port scene with lots of ship's flags fluttering in the breeze. The New Hampshire (BB-25) appears in this photo taken from the submarine O-15 (SS-76), (bow in foreground) at Philadelphia Navy Yard, on "Peace Day", 28 June 1919. The whale boat has, I believe, "NH" on its bow. Two or three more BB's moored behind this one. Note the last letters that wrap around the stern are "SHIRE". ||Photo taken by Frowley-Collins, courtesy of George Peterson and submitted with text by Ric Hedmen.
||580k||New Hampshire (BB-25) in Gatun Lake,15 June 1920.||National Archives photo courtesy of William Clarke and atlanticfleetsales.smugmug.com
|| New Hampshire (BB-25) served as flagship for the special naval force in Haitian waters from 18 October to 12 January 1921, and on 25 January sailed with the remains of Swedish Minister Wilhelm Ekengren for Stockholm arriving 14 February. She called also at Kiel and Gravesend before returning to Philadelphia 24 March. She is shown in Kiel Canal, Germany.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
||The identity of this ship is not certain, but is firmly believed to be New Hampshire (BB-25) taken in the early 20's just prior to being broken up for scrap under the terms of the Naval Treaties.
Note that her secondary broadside guns have all been removed and that her main fore turret has been marked with bearing marks by which the ships ahead and behind in the battle line could determine on which relative bearing the main battery was training.
Partial text courtesy of Warships in Profile, Volume 2, by John Wingate, Profile Publications LTD, Windsor, Berkshire, U.K.
|371k||A 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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