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BB-25 USS NEW HAMPSHIRE
1905 - 1912


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1913 - 1923


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, 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 New York, Shipbuilding, Camden, NJ., May 1 1905. Launched June 30 1906. Commissioned March 19 1908. Decommissioned May 21 1921. Stricken November 10 1923.
Fate: Sold November 1 1923 and broken up for scrap.
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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).
US Navy photo # N-5549O-006 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien, courtesy of navy.news.mil.
BB-18 Connecticut 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 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.
BB-18 Connecticut 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.
PDF added 05/10/14.
BB-23 Mississippi 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 254k Postcard painting during speed trials of 18.86 knots off Rockland, Maine, 19 December 1907. Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.
BB-25 New Hampshire 168k Postcard painting of the New Hampshire (BB-25) in 1908. Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.
BB-25 New Hampshire 58k Photographed circa 1908. Photo # NH 102972-KN courtesy of the United States Naval Historical Center.
BB-25 New Hampshire 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.
New Hampshire411k 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, 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. Photo courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam via Gary Priolo.
BB-25 New Hampshire 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 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.
BB-19 Louisiana 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 106k Stereoscopic photo by Enrique Muller of the New Hampshire (BB-25), port side view, circa 1909. Courtesy of Paul Petosky.
BB-25 New Hampshire81k New Hampshire (BB-25) at anchor, circa 1909. Note another battleship anchored off in the distance.USNHC # NH 76548.
BB-25 New Hampshire 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.
New York Shipbuilding Corporation 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.
New York Shipbuilding Corporation 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.
Guantanamo Bay 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 91k Photographed in harbor, circa 1910. USNHC # NH 61217.
BB-25 New Hampshire 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 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.
New Hampshire1.00kNew 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.
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-13 Virginia 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.
BB-13 Virginia 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.
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 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 100k Anchored in the Hudson River, off New York City, 1911. USNHC # NH 60574 / USN.
BB-25 New Hampshire 106k 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 584k DREADNAUGHT QUAILS BEFORE ONSLAUGHT OF SOUND LINER
Shattered stern of the United States dreadnaught New Hampshire (BB-25), 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 University of North Texas; Denton, TX.& University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from El Paso Herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, 15 July 1912, Image 3, & The Logan Republican. (Logan, Utah) 1902-1924, 23 July 1912, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-25 New Hampshire 391k 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.
BB-25 New Hampshire 81k New Hampshire (BB-25) at anchor, Brooklyn, N.Y., 9 October 1912. Courtesy of Vern Maxson, LCDR,USNR-RETIRED (SS).

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