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BB-27 USS MICHIGAN


South Carolina Class Battleship: Displacement 16,000 Tons, Dimensions, 452' 9" (oa) x 80' 3" x 27' 1" (Max). Armament 8 x 12"/45 22 x 3"/50, 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 11" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 12" Conning Tower. Machinery, 16,500 IHP; 2 vertical, triple expansion engines, 2 screws. Speed, 18.5 Knots, Crew 869.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York, Shipbuilding, Camden, NJ., December 17, 1906. Launched May 26 1908. Commissioned January 4, 1910. Decommissioned February 11, 1922. Stricken November 10, 1923.
Fate: Broken up for scrap at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard during 1924.
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BB-26 South Carolina364k Port side view of a model of the South Carolina (BB-26) at US Navy's Modeling Basin in VA. Courtesy of Mike Ley.
BB-26 South Carolina3.02kTHE ALL-BIG-GUN BATTLESHIPS SOUTH CAROLINA (BB-26) AND MICHIGAN (BB-27).
First picture ever made of these remarkable ships.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 13 January 1908, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan90k"In times of peace the launching of a battleship is a gala event, attended by elaborate ceremonies and witnessed by enthusiastic throngs proud of the privilege of seeing the "marriage of the sea" of another man-of-war destined to uphold the honor of America. In times of war, however, no such crowds as attended the Michigan's (BB-27) launching are admitted to the shipyards, for an enemy might, with a bomb undo the labor of years and destroy a formidable unit of our growing sea power."
The Michigan is pictured here on her launching day, 26 May 1908 at New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, NJ.
Brown Brothers photo from the book "Flags Of The World", by McCandless and Grosvenor, published in 1917 by the National Geographic Society and submitted by John Chiquoine & Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 31 May 1908, Image 50, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Hi-res photo by Paul Thompson from National Geographic, 1917 via Dan Wilmes.
BB-27 Michigan2.02kMiss Carol Newberry to Christen the New Battleship Michigan (BB-27) at Camden, N.J., May 26.Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 13 May 1908, Last Edition, Image 6 courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan1.89kFIRST DREADNOUGHT LAUNCHED FOR NEW UNITED STATES NAVY.
Insert photo of Michigan's (BB-27) sponsor, Mrs. F. W. Brooks, daughter of Secretary of the Navy Truman Newberry.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 26 May 1908, Last Edition, Image 1, & insert PDF from the Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 24 May 1908, Image 12, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan2.27k CHRISTENING OF NEW BATTLESHIP MICHIGAN (BB-27) RECALLS SIGNIFICANCE OF ANCIENT CUSTOM.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 24 May 1908, Image 52, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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.
BB-27 Michigan3.70kNine page PDF of the Michigan (BB-27) on her trial runs. Copyright by N.L. Stebbins, Boston.
USN photo # 19-N-20-20-13 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan516k16,000 tons of a smoky Michigan (BB-27) accompanied by a destroyer bear down on photographer Enrique Muller, most likely during her trial runs off Cape Cod in June 1909.
THE MICHIGAN, FASTEST OF AMERICAN BATTLESHIPS, BREAKING SPEED RECORD ON HER TRIAL TRIP.
The new battleship Michigan in her tests preparatory to acceptance by the government attained a speed of 20.01 knots an hour and averaged a fraction under 10 knots an hour on a four mile run. Considering her class and the fact that only 18 knots an hour is required of her, the time she made is regarded as phenomenal. The vessel ran ashore off Cape Cod while proceeding at a high ratio of speed, but suffered no apparent injury. She then went to Camden, N. J to be overhauled for her final test, a twenty-four hour run at top speed. It is believed that the Michigan will establish a new world's record for the "twenty-four hour run. She is fitted with two of the new skeleton masts recently adopted by the Navy.
Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo from The Marion Daily Mirror.(Marion, Ohio) 1892-1912, 17 June 1909, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
USN photo by Enrique Muller. NARA FILE #: 165-WW-334A-23. Photo # HD-SN-99-02142 from the the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
BB-27 Michigan373kMichigan (BB-27) on 30 June 1909. USN photo # 19N-141029 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan362kMichigan (BB-27) at Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA. on 16 November 1909. USN photo # 19-N-20-20-20 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan348kMichigan (BB-27) at Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA. on 16 November 1909. USN photo # 19-N-141029 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan321kUndated photo of sailors on the main deck of the Michigan (BB-27). Photo courtesy of Library of Congress, Photo # LC-B2-2008-4A [P&P] LOT 10778 via Mike Green.
Idaho 3.59k Warships Held Ready to Capture Zelaya; His Agents in Washington.
Rush orders have been issued here for the powerful battleships Michigan (BB-27) and Idaho (BB-24), which are now at Philadelphia, to be prepared to sail at a moment's notice with full complements of men and extra stores.
Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside;
Photo from Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1900-1911, 12 December 1909, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-26 South Carolina118kNavy Recruiting Poster, circa 1909. Poster featuring a sailor, a South Carolina class battleship, small craft and details on pay and benefits, published about 1909.USNHC # NH 65452-KN.
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BB-27 Michigan66kNathaniel Reilly Usher, first Captain of the Michigan (BB-27) [04.01.1910}Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
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-27 Michigan350kMichigan (BB-27) circa 1910. USN photo # 19N-13702 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan104kMichigan (BB-27) at anchor, boats out, circa 1910-15. Photo clearly shows the main armament layout of eight 12" rifles in four center line turrets. The Michigan and South Carolina's (BB-26) design preceded the Dreadnought's design but building delays on the two ships allowed the Dreadnought to be launched and commissioned first which diminished the South Carolina class's impact on the naval scene. The United States ships were of a superior design combining a powerful armament on a limited displacement.USN photo.
BB-27 Michigan810kGUNNERS OF THE BATTLESHIP MICHIGAN (BB-27) THAT WON THE CHAMPION SHIP OF THE NAVY IN TARGET PRACTICE
The Navy Department is elated over the sensational record in marksmanship made by the crew of the warship Michigan in the spring tests. According to the official records just made public, the battleship Michigan's men outclassed all the other bluejackets of the navy in target work with the big guns. The men in the picture are some of the sailors who helped to win the trophy for the Michigan. In honor of their victory that ship is now entitled to fly at her masthead a red pennant with a black ball in the center, and she will fly the bunting until another vessel does some shooting good enough to take the championship away from her. The navy department's figures give the Michigan 99.929 % of merit.
Image and text provided by University of Florida.
Photo courtesy of The Pensacola Journal. (Pensacola, Fla.) 1898-1985, 03 June 1911, Image 8, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Insert PDF Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Iowa.
Photo from Evening Times-Republican. (Marshalltown, Iowa) 1890-1923, 19 August 1911, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan585kAMERICAN FLEET BREAKS WORLD GUNNERY RECORDSImage and text provided by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Photo & text by The Beaver Herald. (Beaver, O.T. [Okla.]) 1895-1923, 08 June 1911, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan518kResults of War Game Held by Uncle Sam Will Be Kept Secret From Foreign Naval Experts.
The above picture shows the fore deck of the battleship Michigan (BB-27), one of the score of battleships which comprised the great fleet which participated in the war game of attacking and defending the Atlantic coast. The rival forces did splendid work, for which their commanders praised them in reports to Washington. While in the newspaper dispatches victory was claimed for both sides, whether the attacking battleships were theoretically sunk or the defending craft destroyed will never be made public, as the naval strategy board believes the information would be too valuable to foreign naval experts.
Photo copyright by American Press Association. 1911.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo & text by The Logan Republican. (Logan, Utah) 1902-1924, 08 August 1911, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan604kBluejackets, on a Man-of-war Must All Be Good Housekeepers
SAILORS on Uncle Sam's battleships do not find life one sweet dream. In addition to being ready to fight at any time, they must be good housekeepers and must keep their vessels clean and shipshape. The pictures above show scenes on the battleship Michigan (BB-27), where the blue jackets were scrubbing and holy-stoning the deck in preparation for an official visit. Few men like this sort of work, but it is one of the things that must be done, and, as a rule, the boys do it cheerfully and skillfully. Water is plentiful, and with steam pumps to draw it from the ocean it is used liberally.
Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photos by American Press Association.
Photo from The Democratic Banner. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 18 August 1911, Image 1, PDF courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan90kFleet Review, New York, 1911.USN photo.
BB-27 Michigan3.03kFully dressed with flags and with her crew manning the rails, during the naval review off New York City, 3 October 1911.Text courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center.
USN photo # 19-N-61-6-25 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan461kFlag less Michigan (BB-27) anchored off Navy Yard, New York on 3 October 1911.USN photo # 19-N-61-6-26 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan267kMichigan (BB-27) anchored at the Navy Yard, New York on 3 October 1911. USN photo # 19-N-61-6-27 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan354kA three stacked battleship of the Maine, Virginia or Connecticut classes is anchored behind the Michigan (BB-27) off Navy Yard, New York on 3 October 1911.USN photo # 19-N-61-6-31 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan533kPRETTY GIRL IS A BATTLESHIP MASCOT
This idea is certainly an improvement of this one as far as raising spirits for the isolated sailor.
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text by El Paso Herald.((El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, 13 November 1911, Image 11, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-16 New Jersey2.02kThe Monitor, That Revolutionized Naval Warfare Fifty Years Ago, Was a Pygmy When Compared With Modern Battleship Image and text provided by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Photo by Bismarck Daily Tribune. (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]) 1881-1916, 09 March 1912, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan391kMichigan (BB-27) in the company of other anchored battleships. From left to right, either the Indiana (BB-1) or Massachusetts (BB-2), and 2 three stack from either the Maine, Virginia or Connecticut classes. USN photo # 19N-14915, from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan435kFiring a broadside with her 12"/45 main battery guns, 1912. Photographed by Enrique Muller. This image has been retouched to emphasize guns and masts.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 66299.
Image and text provided by University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR.
Photo from Polk County Observer. (Monmouth, Polk County, Or.) 1888-1927, 10 May 1912, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Idaho 538k YANKEE NAVY AT TARGET PRACTICE
The Michigan (BB-27) firing broadside. 2. Same, nearer view. 3. Going to look at target. 4. Big gun at moment of firing. 5. Battleships in line. 6. Ready to lay mines. 7. Setting up target. 8.Utah (BB-31) firing broadsides. 9. Target in position.
Photos by Enrique Muller.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Hawaiian Star (Honolulu [Oahu]) 1893-1912, 31 May 1912, SECOND EDITION, SECOND SECTION, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 MichiganNEW GUNS FOR BATTLESHIP MICHIGAN (BB-27) AT TARGET PRACTICE WORK
Defects have been found in her main battery, these new 12-inch guns are being placed aboard the Michigan (BB-27), which is undergoing repairs at Leauge Island under rush orders.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from Evening Bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1895-1912, 14 March 1912, 3:30 EDITION, Image 7, PDF courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27659kThe Michigan (BB-27) at Navy Yard NY on 20 September 1912. National Archives photo courtesy of William Clarke and atlanticfleetsales.smugmug.com
BB-27 Michigan441kIn New York Harbor, during the Naval Review, October 1912.USN photo # 19-N-13573 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan203kPostcard photo by Enrique Muller Jr. of the Michigan (BB-27) underway in July 1913. Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
BB-27 Michigan65kStern view of Michigan (BB-27), possibly when riding at anchor with other ships when she was anchored off Tampico on the 15 July 1913 and remained alert off the Mexican coast until sailing for New York, 13 January 1914, reaching Brooklyn Navy Yard on the 20th. Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
BB-27 Michigan523kThe thunder of the U.S. battleship Michigan's (BB-27) broadside on the lens. The black smoke is the escaping gas which first follows the ignition of the powder. The big white puff is just ahead of the flame spurt from the muzzle. Taken during recent maneuvers in Narraganset Bay. Photo by Enrique Mueller Jr.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 29 August 1913, page 3, courtesy of 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-27 Michigan523kREADY TO AID FOREIGNERS IN MEXICO
ENTRANCE TO HARBOR OF VERA CRUZ.
Michigan (BB-27) In Center and French Battleship Conde In Right Foreground. At Extreme Left, a Merchant Sailing Is Shown At Anchor.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times.(Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 13 January 1914, LAST AND HOME EDITION, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan1.17kMARINES READY TO LAND IN MEXICO
Inspection of marines on board the United States battleship Michigan (BB-27) in the harbor of Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA.
Photo & text by The Madison Journal.(Tallulah, Madison Parish, La.) 1888-current, 14 February 1914, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Vera Cruz Incident
BB-19 & 27 2.55k MARINES OF THE LOUISIANA (BB-19) AND PHOTO OP 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.
PDF added 08/22/15.
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-28 Delaware 1.32k SCENES IN CONNECTION WITH MEXICAN TROUBLE
Photos of the battleships North Dakota (BB-29) & Michigan (BB-27) in action.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo from The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, 24 April 1914, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan980kMEN WHO FIRE THE GUNS AT VERA CRUZ
BLUEJACKETS OF BATTLESHIP MICHIGAN (BB-27) OPERATING 5 INCH RIFLE TRAINED ON MEXICAN SEAPORT.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, 26 April 1914, Sunday Evening EDITION, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan599k Michigan (BB-27), Showing Ten-Inch Guns. Michigan has eight ten-inch guns in her main buttery. Image and text provided by University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR.
Photo from Daily Capital Journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, 27 April 1914, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan117kTaking on coal from a Navy collier, while off Vera Cruz, Mexico, in April-June 1914. Note ship's band atop Turret # 2, playing to encourage the crewmen at work moving coal.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 73774.
BB-27 Michigan115kMen of the Michigan (BB-27) Battalion on the outskirts of Vera Cruz, circa late April 1914. They are wearing dyed "Whites" and are armed with a Colt M1895 machine gun and M1903 rifles. Note the colorful bandannas worn by two of these men.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 100616.
BB-27 Michigan1.54k WITH THE STAR'S CORRESPONDENT ABOARD THE BATTLESHIP MICHIGAN (BB-27), EN ROUTE TO VERA CRUZ
Top left. A busy day on the Michigan coaling from collier. Bottom. Landing party.
Top right. As the fleet looked approaching; Vera Cruz. Center. Senior (wardroom) officers, battleship Michigan. Bottom. Big guns of the Michigan
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from Evening Star. (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 30 April 1914, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan946kAs the battleship Michigan (BB-27) slowly steamed into the harbor of Vera Cruz the sailors looking over the side got their first view of the peaceful war as the dead bodies of marines were carried back to their ships. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 30 April 1914, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan708kLife on Greyhound on Way to Front Told by J. P. Annin
ORDER TO FRONT SHATTERED HOPE OF MANY WIVES.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 3 May 1914, Image 28,via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan679kU. S. MARINES ON BATTLESHIP MICHIGAN (BB-27) READY FOR WAR IN VERA CRUZ HARBOR Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo & text by The Democratic Banner.(Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 05 May 1914, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27401kThe Michigan (BB-27) Flagship AP Wire photo courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, (ret.)
BB-27 Michigan1.00kMarines Leaving Warships For the Wharf in Vera CruzImage and text provided by University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC.
Photo from The Anderson Daily Intelligencer. (Anderson, S.C.) 1914-1917, 13 May 1914, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 & BB 14450kBluejackets Aiming Guns From Battleship
This interesting picture was taken aboard the battleship Michigan (BB-27) off Vera Cruz. It shows the sailors lying flat on the deck with guns pointed at the city. They later took part in the conflict in the streets of the city and were used to restore order.
Bluejackets In Action Aboard Michigan.
Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Photo from The Bee.( (Earlington, Ky.) 1889-19??, 15 May 1914, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan186kBattery from Michigan (BB-27) stationed at the Plaza of Alameda at Vera Cruz during the 1914 Mexican Revolution. Associated Press text & photo courtesy of San Francisco Examiner via David S. Smith.
BB-27 Michigan68kU.S. blue jackets with 3 inch field piece from Michigan (BB-27) guarding the Government building at Vera Cruz during the 1914 Mexican Revolution. Associated Press text & photo courtesy of San Francisco Examiner via David S. Smith.
BB-27 Michigan18kCaptain Who Was in Charge of the Battleship Michigan (BB-27)
Captain Albert P. Niblack was in charge of the Battleship Michigan when it grounded off Capes Henry coast on Thanksgiving day. He was feeling his way into the harbor between the Capes Henry & Charles, and as a thick fog had settled down he concluded not to try to make the entrance to Chesapeake. He anchored some ten miles out to sea. In the morning when the tide went out he found the stern of the vessel, supposed to be in thirty feet of water, was resting on the bottom.
Image and text provided by University of Oregon, Knight Library; Eugene, OR.
Photo from The Evening Herald.(Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942, 12 December 1914, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 & BB 14729kUNITED STATES DREADNOUGHT AGROUND.
The Michigan (BB-27) is stranded on the tail of the Horseshoe, near the lightship of Cape Henry, on the Virginia coast.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Herald.(Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 01 December 1914, Image 5.
PDF courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan95kPhotographed circa 1914.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 73772.
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BB-27 Michigan377kTaken from the U.S. battleship Michigan (BB-27), the target, anchored in Chesapeake Bay, with the Rhode Island (BB-17) standing by passing a line to take it in tow. The ships take turns at towing the target. Photo by Enrique Mueller Jr.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 9 May 1915, Image 51, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 & BB 14377kThe fourth division of the U.S. Battleship Fleet on the firing line, Southern Drill grounds.
This photo is taken from the Nebraska (BB-14), the name of which is written on a life preserver.
The lower photo shows the U.S. battleship Michigan (BB-27) taking aboard a drenching spray from a heavy swell.
Photo by Enrique Mueller Jr.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 9 May 1915, Image 51, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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-25 New Hampshire 725k AT THE RINGSIDE ON BOARD THE MICHIGAN (BB-27)
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).
The light heavyweight title of the Atlantic fleet changed hands when Sam Taylor of the battleship Michigan defeated Mike Davis of the New Hampshire.
Both hoys are nifty with the gloves,and quite a crowd gathered on the Michigan in the North river to see the contests of ring skill arranged as a diversion for the fleet members while in New York's harbor.
Photo by International News Agency, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
Text courtesy of N.Y. Times 16 May 1915, Page 1.
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, 11 May 1915, Final Edition-Extra, Image 14, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan2.28kBATTLESHIP MICHIGAN (BB-27), WITH ATLANTIC FLEET, CRACK SHOT OF UNITED STATES NAVY.
The Dreadnought Michigan at recent target practice demonstrated that she is one of the crack shots at the navy. In the accompanying illustration members of her crew are shown clustered about her twelve inch guns. The Michigan was one of the Atlantic fleet which was on review in New York harbor.
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Iowa.
Photo from Evening Times-Republican.(Marshalltown, Iowa) 1890-1923, 26 May 1915, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27904kFighting tower of the Michigan (BB-27). LOC photo # LC-B2-2008-9C, courtesy of Mike Green.
BB-27196kMichigan in the lead followed by Nebraska, (BB-14) exercise together between 1910 & 1915. Digital ID # ggbain 09626, LC-B2-2272-9. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
BB-27 Michigan131kCaptain # 5 of the Michigan (BB-27), Carlo Bonaparte Brittain, 01.12.1915. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-26 South Carolina62k"Battleship South Carolina (BB-26) at a distance of nine miles, firing on a target seen between the towers of water during the naval games in Chesapeake Bay, just concluded. The observers on a sister ship in the foreground are only a few hundred yards away." Text courtesy of N.Y. Times 31 October 1915, page 8. USN photo by Enrique Muller Jr, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan738kFLEET READY FOR "ANY EMERGENCY," SECRETARY DANIELS TOLD.
North Atlantic fleet, led by battleship Michigan (BB-27), at maneuver; Vice Admiral Mayo" (left); Captain Albert P. Niblack, commander of the Michigan.
In every respect, the shooting was the best the navy ever did." This sentence, taken from the report of Vice Admiral Mayo on the recent target practice of the Atlantic fleet in Cuban waters and just made public by Secretary Daniels, forms the substance of the report, accompanied as it is by the admiral's simultaneous declaration that the fleet is ready for any emergency.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo from The Ogden Standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, 24 April 1916, 4 P.M. CITY EDITION, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan715kNEW GUNS FOR BATTLESHIP MICHIGAN (BB-27) AT NAVY YARD
Defects have been found in her main battery, these new 12-inch guns are being placed aboard the Michigan (BB-27), which is undergoing repairs at League Island under rush orders.
Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from The Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942,Night Extra, 26 April 1916, Image 1, PDF courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan482kExclusive photograph showing how a 12-inch gun on battleship Michigan (BB-27) cracked along virtually its entire length in recent firing practice off Guantanamo Bay. As a result of the discovery of this defect, all four big guns in the forward turrets have been discarded and new ones are being mounted while the ship is undergoing repairs at the Navy Yard. Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from The Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942,Postscript Edition, 27 April 1916, Image 16. PDF courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan492kADMIRAL OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLICS NAVY PAYS A VISIT TO THE NAVY YARD.
Admiral Martin is the trim-looking figure with the derby hat seen surrounded by American officers on board the dreadnought Michigan (BB-27), which he inspected in the course of his visit.
Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from The Evening Public Ledger.(Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 13 May 1916, Night Extra, Image 22, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan499kLIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD AT NIGHT.
This photograph taken on the night of May 31 shows the illumination of the famous Bartholdi Monument in New York Harbor by searchlights of the pennant-winning battleship Michigan (BB-27),. For half an hour this beautiful spectacle was viewed by thousands, who were thrilled by the majestic Statue of Liberty standing out of the darkness, and by the American flags at the battleship's mastheads, emblazoned by two shafts of light. The illumination was ordered by the Secretary of the Navy to afford an approximation of the effect that will be produced by the permanent lighting of tbe statue proposed by The New York World. Congress has passed an amendment to the Rivers and Harbors bill authorizing acceptance by the Federal Government of a fund of $30,000 being raised by The World. to purchase an illuminating plant, which the Government will maintain. Many small contributions to this fund are sought in order that the lighting of the famous statue shall be in keeping with the traditions of this gift of the people of France to the people of the United States.
Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ.
Photo from Arizona Republican. (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1890-1930, 22 June 1916, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan75kView looking aft along the port side, showing barrel of burst 12-inch gun on deck with the gun's rear portion in Turret # 2. Photographed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 25 September 1916. Note holes in superstructure and in the "cage" foremast caused by this accident. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 61254.
BB-27 Michigan100kView of damage to upper deck and winch received when the left 12" gun mount of Turret Two burst. Taken at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 28 September 1916.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 46293.
BB-26 & 2756kU.S. Atlantic Fleet at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1916-1917. Second section from left (of six) of a panoramic photograph taken from the Naval Station radio tower. Among the ships present are: battleships South Carolina (BB-26) and Michigan (BB-27)(toward the left, in no particular order); destroyers Drayton (left center) and Aylwin (center, middle distance); and a battleship that is either Wyoming (BB-32) or Arkansas (BB-33) (right foreground). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 76418, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Donation of MMC Jesse Forton, USN (Retired), 1972.
BB-27 Michigan2.60kPhotographed by O.W. Waterman, Hampton, Virginia, circa 1916-17. She is wearing horizontal "two-tone" paint scheme, possibly a camouflage experiment.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106438. The original photograph, given to Michigan (SSGN-727) by Mr. Sanford Aronoff, was donated by the ship to the Naval History and Heritage Command in 2008.
BB-27 Michigan322kPort side view of the Michigan (BB-27) underway, circa 1916.Photo by E. Muller, Jr. Contributed by Roy C. Thomas from the book,"The United States Navy", published in 1919.
BB-27 Michigan687kWORLD WAR LEADING TO WORLD BANKRUPTCY
OUR FIRST ALL BIG GUN BATTLESHIP, THE MICHIGAN (BB-27) PLANNED IN 1905.
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Sun. (New York, [N.Y.]) 1916-1920, 25 February 1917, Section 5 Special Feature Supplement, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan545kDistinctly unuaual naval picture looking bow on toward the fighting top and fire control station of the Michigan (BB-27)-a photograph taken from the top of the dreadnought's aft skeleton mast. Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 25 November 1917, Image 53, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-39 Arizona467kA brand new picture of the Arizona (BB-39), the latest dreadnought to join the Atlantic Fleet, hitting it up at a 16 knot clip in line of breast formation.
Below, another new photo of the Arizona coming bow on at full speed with guns trained for a starboard broadside.
Below and to the left, the Michigan (BB-27) with decks cleared for action. A striking an intimate picture that gives one a definite impression of this sea fighter's businesslike efficiency.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.] 1866-1924, 2 December 1917, Image 59 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan2.70kMichigan's (BB-27) Officers and Crew, photographed on board in 1918 by O.W. Waterman, Hampton, Virginia. Note the ship's bandsmen seated in the front row with their musical instruments. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106439. The original photograph, given to Michigan (SSGN-727) by Mr. Sanford Aronoff, was donated by the ship to the Naval History and Heritage Command in 2008.
BB-27 Michigan126kView looking aft from atop Turret # 2, showing Michigan's (BB-27) collapsed "cage" foremast, which had buckled in an Atlantic storm on 15 January 1918. Photographed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 28 January 1918. Note details of armored conning tower, and tripod-mounted rangefinder atop it.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 46283.
BB-27 Michigan412kMichigan (BB-27) in port, soon after her "cage" foremast collapsed in an Atlantic storm on 15 January 1918.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 106440. The original photograph, given to Michigan (SSGN-727) by Mr. Sanford Aronoff, was donated by the ship to the Naval History and Heritage Command in 2008.
BB-271.28kHERCULES
This great derrick, called "Hercules," is here seen lifting a steel mast at the plant of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. It is said to be one of the largest electrically operated revolving derricks in the world. The photograph, with others of a similar nature, appeared in The National Marine.
Assuming this photograph wasn't aging in a camera somewhere, the mast most likely belongs to the Michigan (BB-27). The only other battleship built within a year of this date was the Mississippi (BB-41), which was commissioned 18 December 1917.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 14 April 1918, Image 43, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan243kLooking forward from the main turrets. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-26 South Carolina65k Leviathan (ID # 1326) in New York Harbor, 1918, with a tug steaming by on the right and a battleship in the left background. Photographed by E. Muller, Jr., 198 Broadway, New York City, and printed on postcard stock.
The ship in the photo is either South Carolina (BB-26) or Michigan (BB-27) (this is the after portion of the ship we see). The significant tell-tales are the "step-in" on visible funnel and its distance from the main mast (other dreadnought classes crowded the funnels and mast together) and the location of end of the foredeck. The foredeck for the Delaware class (BB-28 / 29) and Florida class (BB-30 / 31) ended near the fore mast, whereas here we see most of the secondary battery gun-house atop the foredeck (rather than case-mates in the hull) and the foredeck continuing aft to the mainmast before stepping down to the main weather deck. The structure between the funnel and mast is the king-post of the port-side boat crane with a 3" gun platform on top; in this class the starboard side crane was situated outboard of the forward funnel.
The size and shape of the fighting top is also consistent with the a South Carolina Class. The barrels of the No. 4 are concealed by the bow of the Leviathan but the turret is visible. The structure sitting above where the No. 3 turret should be as well as that, which extends from it to the Leviathan's bow above the No. 4 Turret would seem to belong to another ship anchored beyond the BB, its funnel being visible above the Leviathan's foredeck (note the black funnel cap). Throughout 1918, both ships were on training duty and convoy escort along the East coast until the Armistice when both were used as transports to bring troops home. To determine which of the 2 BB's this is, it would be helpful to know when each would have made port in NYC at the same time as the Leviathan.
The Leviathan reportedly received her dazzle scheme in March 1918 at Liverpool, while postwar photos (March 1919) show her sporting an overall drab (probably gray) scheme. As the photo does not show her decks teeming with GI's we can assume that the photo shows her entering harbor after taking a load of troops to Europe (i.e. pre-armistice). During this time she made 8 trips to Europe. NHC attributes dazzle photos of the Leviathan in NYC in early July and Mid April.
Leviathan was painted out of camouflage by 16 December 1918, when she arrived at N.Y. with 8000 homeward-bound troops on board, and was almost certainly painted overall gray before leaving for France to pick up that batch of Soldiers, which (given her transit speed of about 23 knots) would have been about two weeks earlier (say, late November or very early December). As for what Leviathan was doing at the time the photo was taken, I can't say for sure. It is possible that the Leviathan was returning to New York (actually across the Hudson River at Hoboken, N.J., which was her base) after taking troops to France. However, she might also just be shifting position in N.Y. Harbor.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 105389. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007.
Photo I.d. courtesy of Chris Hoehn & David C. Nilsen. Additional text courtesy of Charles R. Haberlein Jr.
BB-27 Michigan77kFiring 12 inch guns aboard U.S. dreadnought Michigan (BB-27) at night. The white part is flame, the black gas, which disappears instantaneously. Photo by Enrique Mueller Jr.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 10 February 1918, Image 55, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-27 Michigan2.2m"Four gun salvo at the instant of fire."
Looking forward from the maintop of the Michigan (BB-27). The concussion of the guns at the moment of discharge released the shutter of the camera lens, thus producing this remarkable view of actual gunfire.
USN photo # 22474-8-54 by Enrique Muller Jr, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-27 Michigan51kCAPT John Havens Dayton, #6, 20.06.1918 07.09.1918.Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-27 Michigan367kSteam launches parked off her port side while at anchor with awnings over her rear turrets. USN photo courtesy of David Buell.
BB-27 Michigan304kUnderway, circa 1919.USN photo # 19-N-13358 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan377kA Navy wedding at League Island aboard the Michigan (BB-27). Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from The Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 27 May 1919, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown 298k Two battleships lay before a dry-dock with a collier in the distance before the mountains, probably in the Pacific after 1919 docked near one of the locks of the Panama Canal (Pedro Miguel?).
The Ships both have 2 funnels between two cage masts and at least two flat roofed two-gunned super-firing turrets (One turret mounted high enough to fire over the top of its neighbor) facing aft which means that they are not pre-dreadnoughts. The flat roofed turrets makes them 12" guns. By comparing the relative distances between the two mast and the distance between the after-most mast the the most forward after turret and it becomes evident that there not enough room for an additional turret between the mast and the turret, therefore, there can be only 4 turrets total (2 forward and 2 aft).
This leaves us with only 2 ships (America's first dreadnoughts South Carolina (BB-26) & Michigan (BB-27).
Following overhaul at Philadelphia during May and June, Michigan resumed training exercises in the Atlantic until 6 August, when she was placed in limited commission at Philadelphia Navy Yard. She next put to sea 19 May 1919, sailing to Annapolis to embark midshipmen for a training cruise through the Panama Canal to Honolulu, Hawaii, arriving 3 July. The cruise continued to major west coast naval bases and Guantanamo Bay before the battleship returned home in September.
Following an overhaul at the Norfolk Navy Yard, South Carolina embarked midshipmen at Annapolis for a cruise to the Pacific. She departed Annapolis on 5 June 1920, transited the Panama Canal, sailed to Hawaii, and then to the west coast. She visited Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego as she sailed down the western seaboard. South Carolina cleared San Diego on 11 August, re-transited the canal, and sailed for Annapolis on 2 September; then she headed on to Philadelphia, where she remained for seven months.
Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Chris Hoehn. Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Old Battleships 69kPhiladelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania. Older warships in the Reserve Basin, 18 November 1919, as seen by a Philadelphia Evening Ledger photographer. Ships are (front row, left to right): Missouri (BB-11); one Connecticut class battleship; Michigan (BB-27); and Saint Louis (C-20). Those in the back row are (left to right): Maine (BB-10); Kentucky (BB-6);Kearsarge (BB-5); Indiana (BB-1); Massachusetts (BB-2); Iowa (BB-4); Wisconsin (BB-9); and Illinois (BB-7). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 42525.
BB-27 Michigan143kEntering Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii, "with the U.S. Fleet Second Observation Group," 7 March 1920 photo showing the ship in her final appearance. Range clocks and turret deflection scales have been added. Due to her short length superstructure, boats are carried amidships. Broadside 3" gun shutter doors are open here, but the guns have been removed. USN photo.
BB-27697kRemoving gun from forward 12" turret; Lifting sling in place,Michigan (BB-27) PNY, 26 September 1923. US National Archives photo # 19LC-21-G-3632, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27556kHauling out gun from forward 12" turret; Lifting sling in place, Michigan (BB-27) PNY, 9 October 1923. US National Archives photo # 19LC-21-G-3627, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27608kGun rotated ready for hauling out; forward 12" turret, Michigan (BB-27) PNY, 9 October 1923. US National Archives photo # 19LC-21-G-3630, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27512kBroadside of Michigan (BB-27) dismantled for sale, PNY, 16 October 1923.
The battleship in the background is the South Carolina (BB-26).
US National Archives photo # 19LC-21-G-3634, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27768kForward deck of Michigan (BB-27), dismantled for sale, PNY, 16 October 1923. US National Archives photo # 19LC-21-G-3635, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27768kAfter deck of Michigan (BB-27), dismantled for sale, PNY, 16 October 1923. US National Archives photo # 19LC-21-G-3636, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27746kAmidship of Michigan (BB-27), dismantled for sale, PNY, 26 October 1923. Details of her bridge and upper deck are clear. Note the small chart house at the base of her mast and the flimsiness of the weather protection around her flying bridge. Many photos of this type were taken to prove the U.S. was complying in accordance with the Washington Naval Treaty. Text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
US National Archives photo # 19LC-21-G-3637, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
BB-27 Michigan82k5 January 1925 photo of the Michigan (BB-27) being scrapped at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in accordance with the Washington Naval Treaty.USN photo.
(NISMF)371kA 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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