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Wyoming Class Battleship: Displacement 26,000 Tons, Dimensions, 562' (oa) x 93' 3" x 29' 7" (Max). Armament 12 x 12"/50 21 x 5"/51, 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 11" Belt, 12" Turrets, 3" Decks, 11 1/2" Conning Tower. Machinery, 28,000 SHP; Direct Drive Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 20.5 Knots, Crew 1063.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Cramp, Shipbuilding, Philadelphia, PA., February 9, 1910. Launched May 25 1911. Commissioned September 25, 1912. Decommissioned May 21, 1930. Recommissioned & Reclassified as Gunnery Training Ship (AG-17) July 1, 1931. Decommissioned August 1, 1947. Stricken September 16, 1947.
Fate: Sold October 30, 1947 and broken up for scrap in Newark NJ.
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BB-32 Wyoming1.84kUncle Sam To Build World's Biggest Battleship
Lessons learned from the building of the Dreadnought incorporated into construction of what would be the Wyoming class (BB-32 / 33).
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo by Deseret Evening News. (Great Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1867-1920, 12 January 1907, Last Edition, Image 10, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming665kDiver clearing away aft for the launch of the battleship Wyoming (BB-32), 25 May 1911.Photo by J.F. Huse from the Atwater Kent Museum Collection of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum.
BB-32 Wyoming433kThe Wyoming (BB-32) starts her slide down the ways on 25 May 1911.Photo courtesy of phillyhistory.org
Photo i.d. via Mike Green.
BB-32 Wyoming400kLaunching the Wyoming (BB-32) on 25 May 1911.Photo courtesy of phillyhistory.org
Photo i.d. via Mike Green.
BB-32 Wyoming 739k Battleship Wyoming (BB-32) in Dock and Girl Who Christened It Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo by The Salt Lake Tribune. (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1890-current, 26 May 1911, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming833k"Battleship Wyoming (BB-32), Latest Dreadnought Launched To-day at Philadelphia. Image and text provided by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Photo from Bismarck Daily Tribune. (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]) 1881-1916, 31 May 1911, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming657kHow a Battleship Looks In the Building
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo by El Paso Herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, 31 May 1911, Image 8, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming421kBEAUTY CHRISTENED THE NEW BATTLESHIP.
Miss Dorothy Eunice Knight, daughter of the former Chief Justice Jesse Knight of Wyoming, was sponsor for the new battleship Wyoming (BB-32), which was launched at Philadelphia on May 25.
Image and text provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI.
Photo from The Hawaiian Star. (Honolulu [Oahu]) 1893-1912, 08 June 1911, SECOND EDITION, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming1.32kPutting the Finishing Touches On the New Battleship Wyoming (BB-32) Image and text provided by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Photo from The Ward County Independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.) 1902-1965, 06 July 1911, Image 7, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming1.10kWORK ON NEW SEA FIGHTER PROGRESSES
THE task of completing the battleship Wyoming (BB-32), which was launched the other day at Camden, N. J., is progressing rapidly.
Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA.
Photo from The Colfax Chronicle. (Colfax, Grant Parish, La.) 1877-1981, 15 July 1911, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming604kThe 26,000 ton battleship Wyoming (BB-32) will be the flagship of Rear Admiral Hugh Osterhaus at the big naval review in New York Harbor October 14 and 15, when more than 120 war craft of the United States Navy will pass in review before President Taft, Secretary of the Navy and other high dignitaries of Government Officialdom. Besides the Wyoming, her sister ship, the new Arkansas (BB-33) will also be in line.
These two super-Dreadnoughts will make the display much more formidable than that of last November when the Utah (BB-31) and Florida (BB-30) divided honors as the pride of the navy. Twenty-one first-class battleships are included in the program of the big river parade. The presence of the Atlantic reserve fleet will be another feature of the review. At the same time the Atlantic review is in progress the Pacific fleet will mobilize at San Francisco and the Asiatic fleet at Manila. There will be American warships on review on both sides of the world. The event will eclipse anything in the way of a naval demonstration of the American naval strength that has ever taken place in the United States.
Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA.
Photo by The Mathews Journal. (Mathews C.H. [Court House]) 1903-1937, 22 August 1912, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming110kMiss Dorothy Eunice Knight, the daughter of former Chief Justice Jesse Knight of the Wyoming Supreme Court at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 25 September 1912.Digital ID: # 2163471162_5fdbdb37af_o. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
BB-32 Wyoming109kWyoming Gov. Jim Carey & wife, Susan Carey & Miss Dorothy Eunice Knight, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 25 September 1912.Digital ID: # 2162670101_46393b84b4_o. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
BB-32 Wyoming 2.06k WYOMING (BB-32), BIGGEST OF BATTLESHIPS / AND ONE OF ITS CREW DOING EMBROIDERY WORK.
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Photo by Bismarck Daily Tribune. (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]) 1881-1916, 17 October 1912, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming 2.23k BIRDSEYE VIEW OF THE WYOMING (BB-32), THE GREATEST OF UNCLE SAM'S BATTLESHIPS
This picture of the superDREADNOUGHT Wyoming was made from the Brooklyn bridge as the battleship was proceeding up the East River. It shows the vessel from the rear with six of the twelve inch guns visible, two in each turret......
Image and text provided by State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Photo by Bismarck Daily Tribune. (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]) 1881-1916, 23 October 1912, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming860kBow view of the Wyoming (BB-32) in dry dock NO 4, Brooklyn Navy Yard on 20 November 1912. Photo No. f1048n2, Brooklyn Navy Yard Archive - courtesy National Archive and Records Administration, Northeast Region - NYC, Record Group 181 via flickr.com.
BB-32 Wyoming947kStern view of the Wyoming (BB-32) in dry dock NO 4, Brooklyn Navy Yard on 22 November 1912. Photo No. f1048n3, Brooklyn Navy Yard Archive - courtesy National Archive and Records Administration, Northeast Region - NYC, Record Group 181 via flickr.com.
BB-32 Wyoming167k1912 Bell from Wyoming (BB-32) at Navy Museum. Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
BB-32 Wyoming375kCaptain Frederick Lincoln Chapin was the first commanding officer of the battleship Wyoming (BB-32). Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress via Bill Gonyo.
BB-13 Virginia 571k No No New York (BB-34).
Yes Wyoming (BB-32).
Labeled as the 14" guns (actually labeled 14' guns!) of the New York (BB-34), but these are clearly 12" gun turrets (flat tops and vertical sides), which I believe are from a Wyoming (BB-32) class ship.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Ron Nash & Chuck Haberlein.
Photo # LC-B2-3037-15 from George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress) via flickr.com.
BB-32 Wyoming102k Wyoming (BB-32) as completed and running acceptance trials at speed. Pretty sparse conditions on the bridge and conning tower. Front 5" casemate gun is wet; a problem with all guns mounted this low. The problem was there in smooth water and was severe in rough water; the guns on all ships being removed and relocated on subsequent refits.>USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Richard Jensen.
BB-32 Wyoming119kFront cover of a post card showing the Wyoming (BB-32) steaming at high speed, possibly during her trials, circa 1912-13 with an insert of Admiral Badger.USN photo courtesy of Enrique Muller Jr. via Tommy Trapp.
BB-32 Wyoming31kThe Wyoming (BB-32) appears here possibly during her trials, circa 1912-13. Photo taken from Jane's Fighting Ships, 1924 & submitted by Robert Hurst.
BB-32 Wyoming110kUnknown battleship photo quite likely taken during trials or shakedown period due to the text written "Making twenty knots" possibly circa 1912-13.
Short Answer: This is either the Wyoming (BB-32) or Arkansas (BB-33).
Key Clues: Conning Tower in front of Signal Bridge Deck, which angles back from the tower, wet 5"/51 guns below this deck, saluting battery above, command bridge on mast above, and arrangement of search lights.
Long Answer: The date of the photo is definitely prior to America's entry into WW I. The British insisted that an enclosed pilot houses was a necessity when operating in the North Atlantic and North Sea and the USN added them to all battleships sent to England. The only weather protection this ship has is awnings and the canvas wind/spray breaks tied to the deck stanchions. The other clue is the search lights on top of the boat cranes rather than a 3" AA gun; another addition before going "Over There".
This is definitely a 12" gunned dreadnought but not one of the South Carolina's (BB-26/27). They have a prominent plated supports at the outer edge of the signal bridge which would be visible where the 5"/51 is peeking out above the awning. Also note the saluting guns on the deck above.
The Delaware class' (BB-28 / 29) originally had the forward most 5"/51 guns in casemates on the second deck foreword of the No. 1 barbette. This proved to be too wet and the casemates were removed and plated over and the guns were move to a "wet" mount on the 02 Deck beside the foremast and under the signal bridge deck (03 deck). The 03 deck also completely surrounds the conning tower allowing a walkway in front of the conning tower. The ship in the photo lacks this walkway. Also I have not seen any photos of either Delaware (BB-28) or North Dakota (BB-29) with only 2 searchlights mounted on the foremast in an over/under arrangement. So I do not think this either of the Delaware's.
The Florida's (BB-30/31) can be eliminated as all of this class' secondary battery were mounted in casemates in the forecastle or on the Second Deck amidships and aft. They have no "wet" mount 5"/51's though the saluting battery was located in this position. Also their signal bridge deck extends straight back from the conning tower to the bridge wings, which extends outboard perpendicularly.
The USNHC page for the "Arkansas" has a photo album from a European cruise taken in the fall of 1913, just a year after commissioning. The first photo is an over-all picture of the Arkansas in which she is carrying the same search light arrangement as in this photo. Assuming that the cover photo from the album was taken at the same time as the other photos, its reasonable to assume that it represents the Arkansas at or near the time of commissioning. Photos of the Wyoming attributed to her trials show her sporting 6 search lights mounted on the fore mast. All of this suggest that the photo is probably the Arkansas in 1912 or 1913.
USN photo courtesy of Jerry Crow. Photo I.d. & text courtesy of Chris Hoehn.
BB-32 Wyoming176kMarines on Wyoming (BB-32).Digital ID 3379435568_83369f14c3_o,# ggbain LC-B2-2694-16. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection.
BB-32 Wyoming297kPostcard photo of the crew of a Wyoming (BB-32 / 33) class battleship gathered between the barrels.Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
BB-32 Wyoming1.20kScenes on Battleship at Target PracticeImage and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from The Washington Times., 1902-1939, 4 April 1913, Last Edition, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
Maine 703k Maine Monument committee on Wyoming (BB-32), May 1913.
Members of the committee included: Chairman James Grant Wilson, William R. Hearst, George F. Shrady, John W. Keller, and J. Edward Simmons. In 1913, the monument was placed at the Columbus Circle and 59th Street entrance to Central Park in New York City.
Photo # LC-B2-2696-17 & text from George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress) via flickr.com.
BB-32 Wyoming482kStern view of the Wyoming (BB-32) in dry dock, sometime between 1910 and 1915. This photo is a good view of the 5-inch 51 caliber anti-destroyer gun mounted at the extreme stern of the ship. The Wyoming (BB-32/33), New York (BB-34/35) and Nevada (BB-36/37) classes were designed and originally armed with this weapon. It was removed to it’s ‘wet’ location and not mounted on following classes. Photo from Library of Congress; # LC-B2-3038-2 [P&P] LOT 10785 via Mike Green.
BB-32 Wyoming71kStaff of Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, in a planning session on board Wyoming (BB-32) in 1913. Those present around the table are (from left to right): Lieutenant Gardner L. Caskey, USN; Lieutenant Commander Walton R. Sexton, USN; Lieutenant Commander Frank R. McCrary, USN; Lieutenant Stanford C. Hooper, USN; Major Albertus W. Catlin, USMC; and Commander Carl T. Vogelgesang, USN.USNHC # NH 53320, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-32 Wyoming66kOrchestra of the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. On board Wyoming (BB-32) in 1912-13.USNHC # NH 95226, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-32 Wyoming599kLooking forward, a view of the Wyoming (BB-32) on her port side. The photo was taken during a break in target practice in 1913. The anchor and forward 5”/51 casemate gun are visible. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress, # LC-H261-3211 via Mike Green.
BB-32 Wyoming600kSTEEL DOORS ABOARD BATTLE SHIP TWISTED BY SHOCK OF HEAVY GUN FIRING IN FLEET TARGET PRACTICE
Inspection of the battleships of the First Division of the Atlantic Fleet, which are now lying in Hampton Roads and Lynnhaven Bay, shows that unexpected havoc was wrought on board by the firing of the big guns at target practice. Usually the twelve inch rifles are fired singly and in salvo, with no more damage than a little broken glassware in the wardroom or a smashed watch crystal. This time, however, there was a trail of litter all along the starboard deck of the Wyoming (BB-32), and the other vessel report similar casualties.
As the vessels fired while approaching the target obliquely the guns were swung to starboard and slightly forward, the muzzles were inboard. The concision smashed a two inch port light in Rear Admiral Badger's cabin on board the Wyoming, blew out a headlight of the superstructure over the engine room and hurled the light to the grating below, smashed in the steel doors of the bakery on the main deck, ripped off name and number plates from the ash hoists and hatchways, and on hoard the Utah (BB-31) frightened a cat into jumping overboard.
Image and text provided by University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR.
Photo from Medford Mail Tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989, 01 November 1913, SECOND EDITION, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming604kSTRICKEN CAPTAIN AND FLAGSHIP WYOMING (BB-32) BACK FROM FOREIGN WATERS;
THE OHIO (BB-12), ON WHICH SMALLPOX CASES HAVE BROKEN OUT
Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
Photo by The Democratic Banner. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, 19 December 1913, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming772kA NAVAL HOLIDAY AND THE MORNING AFTER.
The Wyoming (BB-32) is in the inset.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by New-York Tribune, (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 22 February 1914, Image 41, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming1.72kCOALING DREADNOUGHT WYOMING (BB-32) AT SEA IN THREE HOURS
In a recent test it was demonstrated that it is possible in time of war to coal four or five battleships a day at sea in fair weather. In the above photograph is seen the U. S. Navy colliers Jason (AC-12) and Nereus (AC-10), on the starboard and port sides respectively, putting aboard the dreadnought Wyoming more than 2,200 tons of coal in less than three hours.
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo Copyright by Enrique Muller, Jr.
Photo by The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 12 April 1914, FOURTH SECTION PICTORIAL MAGAZINE, Image 40, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming713kFLEET SAILS FOR MEXICO, TO AVENGE INSULT TO FLAG
MIGHTY DREADNOUGHTS OF FLEET ORDERED TO MEXICO
Dreadnoughts of Admiral Backer's Atlantic Fleet in battle line formation. This is part of the mighty fleet of powerful warships ordered to Mexican waters as a result of Mexico's refusal to salute the Stars and Stripes. The photograph was made during the recent target practice at Hampton Roads from the deck of Admiral Badger's flagship, the Wyoming (BB-32).
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by The Washington Herald., (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 16 April 1914, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming88kBattleships of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet steaming in column formation, circa 1914. The leading ship is either Wyoming (BB-32) or Arkansas (BB-33). Note the dense smoke produced by these coal-burning ships. USNHC # NH 105079 Photographed by Enrique Muller, New York.
BB-32 Wyoming833kMarines Board Battleship Wyoming (BB-32) at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Battalion of Marines boarded the Wyoming on 4 October. Officials are reported to have said that the ship is going only on a practice cruise, but it is very probable that the warship will go Cuban waters relieving the New Mexico (BB-40) which is now off the Florida coast.
A.P. Wire photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Vera Cruz Incident
Almost Unknown380kMighty Dreadnoughts of Fleet Just Sent To Mexico
Dreadnoughts of Admiral Badger's Atlantic Fleet in battle line formation. This is part of the mighty fleet of powerful warships ordered to Mexican waters as a result of Mexico's refusal to salute the Stars & Stripes. The photograph was made during the recent target practice at Hampton Roads from the deck of Admiral Badger's flagship, the Wyoming (BB-32).
Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX.
Photo & text courtesy of El Paso Herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, 25 April 1914, HOME EDITION, Cable and Too Late to Classify, Image 15, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
U.S. Atlantic Fleet battleships71k U.S. Atlantic Fleet battleships steaming toward Mexican waters in 1914. Photograph copyrighted in 1914 by E. Muller, Jr., and Pach.
OUR POWERFUL NORTH ATLANTIC FLEET
This is to considered be the most powerful battle fleet in the world. Recently it returned from the Mediterranean and left Hampton Roads for the south. During the last battle practice each of the vessels made a record for herself while the flagship Wyoming (BB-32) broke the world's record at target practice. The photograph shows the nine ships in the order in which they usually sail. The Wyoming is in the lead at the right, and is followed by the Florida (BB-30), Utah (BB-31), Delaware (BB-28), North Dakota (BB-29), South Carolina (BB-26), Rhode Island (BB-17), Georgia (BB-15),and New Jersey (BB-16).
The following battleships that were dispatched to Mexican waters included the:
Ohio (BB-12), Virginia (BB-13), Nebraska (BB-14), Connecticut (BB-18), Louisiana (BB-19), Vermont (BB-20), Kansas (BB-21), Minnesota (BB-22), Mississippi (BB-23), Idaho (BB-24), New Hampshire (BB-25), Michigan (BB-27), Arkansas (BB-33), New York (BB-34) & Texas (BB-35).
In insets are (left to right):
Rear Admiral Henry T. Mayo,
Rear Admiral Frank F. Fletcher,
Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger.
USNHC # NH 60322.
Insert PDF image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA.
Photo by The Madison Journal. (Tallulah, Madison Parish, La.) 1888-current, 07 February 1914, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming523kTHE BATTLESHIP PART THEY GOT RIGHT
Guns of the Battleship Connecticut (BB-18), Which Point Towards Tampico
Either the Wyoming (BB-32) or the Arkansas (BB-33).
Image and text provided by University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR.
Photo from The Evening Herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942, 23 April 1914, Image 1, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming539k Wyoming (BB-32) escorting the Montana (ACR-13). The Montana is carrying the first 17 military dead from Vera Cruz, 11 May 1914.Photo # LC-B2-3085-8 courtesy of Library of Congress via Mike Green.
PDF from New York Times. "Vera Cruz Dead Here on Warship." 11 May 1914 via phillyhistory.org.
BB-32 Wyoming31kCaptain Glennon, one of the veterans of the American navy, is commander of the battleship Wyoming (BB-32).Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA.
Photo from Abbeville Progress. (Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, La.) 1913-1944, 16 May 1914, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming110kU.S. Atlantic Fleet Change of Command Ceremony. On board Wyoming (BB-32) circa 16 September 1914, probably at the New York Navy Yard. Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger is at right, reading his orders as he turns command over to Rear Admiral Frank Friday Fletcher (right center). Looking on, in left center, is Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, aide for operations to the Secretary of the Navy. Some of the others present are identified on Photo # NH 95153 (complete caption). The original print is stamped: "Photograph by the New York World. Walter C. Harris. 16 September 1914". USNHC # NH 95153, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-32 Wyoming101kThe Wyoming (BB-32) at anchor, apparently at Hampton Roads, Virginia, on one of her many visits there early in her career. USN photo by Brown Brothers, courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Mid 19 Teens
BB-32 Wyoming761kHOWE'S CAMERA MAN REMINDED HE WAS TECHNICALLY DEAD
Say, you're dead up there!" was the message that floated from the captain's bridge of the battleship Wyoming (BB-32) to Lyman H. Howe's camera man perched high on the main mast of the flagship during the battle maneuvers of the Atlantic fleet in Mexican waters a few months ago....
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA
Photo by The Star-Independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, 26 January 1915, Image 4, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming787kREAR ADMIRAL FLETCHER'S FLAGSHIP ON TRIP THROUGH PANAMA CANAL
FIGHTING MASTS OF WYOMING (BB-32)

Norfolk. Va. January 24. With the battleship Florida (BB-30) leading, seven vessels of the Atlantic fleet steamed out of Hampton Roads on a voyage that will end at San Francisco. The ships were the Florida, Utah (BB-31), New Hampshire (BB-25), Louisiana (BB-19), North Dakota (BB-29), Vermont (BB-20), and Washington (ACR-11). Outside the Virginia Capes these ships met Rear Admiral Fletcher on the battleship Wyoming and eight other ships of the Atlantic fleet, and all steamed for Guantanamo. Sixteen torpedo boats and destroyers overtook them before they rounded Cape Hatteras. The fleet will start for Panama early in March, where they will mobilize for the voyage through the canal.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by The Washington Herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 29 January 1915, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming761kGreatest Fleet Ever Assembled By U.S. Gathered At Guantanamo
Maneuvers Directed by Admiral Fletcher Are Most Notable in Nation's History.
Photo by El Paso Herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, 30 January 1915, HOME EDITION, Cable News and Classified Section, Image 9, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming190k Sailors celebrate George Washington's birthday with a pie eating contest on board Wyoming (BB-32) in 1915. All Hands magazine photo by: Navy Historical Center, December 2002, pg. 46. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
BB-32 471k ATLANTIC FLEET ARRIVING AT HAMPTON ROADS FOR SPRING MANEUVRES.
In the foreground is the flagship Wyoming (BB-32). The Administration is said to be thankful that this mighty aggregation is so near Newport News in case of complications with foreign warships.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 13 April 1915, Night Extra, Image 16,courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-34 New York622kActing mayor of New York City George McAneny, his secretary Theodore Rousseau, and Docks Commissioner R.A.C. Smith boarding the Wyoming (BB-32) to greet Admiral Frank Friday Fletcher (1855-1928), Commander of the Atlantic Fleet on 8 May 1915.Source: Library of Congress, Photo No. LC-B2-3469-15,courtesy of Mike Green.
BB-32 Wyoming936kBig guns on the battleship Wyoming (BB-32).Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 9 May 1915, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming613kBig guns on the battleship Wyoming (BB-32).Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 9 May 1915, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 2.15k FLEET FORGETS GUNS IN CHEERING CRACK BOXERS; RHODE ISLAND (BB-17) ARRIVES, DESTROYERS IN TO-MORROW
Above, a view of the battleship fleet as it swung with the turn of the tide in the Hudson yesterday; taken from the fire control platform of the flagship Wyoming (BB-32). The ships seen are the New York (BB-34), Texas (BB-35), Delaware (BB-28), North Dakota (BB-29), Michigan (BB-27), South Carolina (BB-26) and Kansas (BB-21).
Below, sailors on the Wyoming seated on one of the big twelve inch turret guns.
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 11 May 1915, Image 1, via 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-32 Wyoming626kUNCLE SAM'S FLEET AT NEW YORK
Views Taken From Flagship Wyoming (BB-32).
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by The Washington Herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, 16 May 1915, PICTORIAL SECTION, Image 27 courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming2.57k"Ships of the Atlantic Fleet playing their searchlights at night along the Hudson River."USN photo by Underwood & Underwood.
Text courtesy of N.Y. Times, 16 May 1915, Page 1, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
Atlantic Fleet2.05kSAILORS OF THE FLEET PASS THE PRESIDENT IN PARADE
Above in the reviewing stand at Forty Second Street showing Acting Mayor McAneny, President Wilson, Secretary Daniels & Admiral Fletcher in the centre of the reviewing party. The sailors of the Utah (BB-31) with the flags they carried at Vera Cruz are passing the stand. Below are the sailors from the flagship Wyoming (BB-32) marching up the avenue.
Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
Photo from The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, 18 May 1915, Image 2, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming545k Wyoming's (BB-32) Mascot Poses on Big Gun of Super-Dreadnougt
While each battleship of the Atlantic fleet came in for its share of attention during the review in the North river, the center of interest was the Wyoming, the flagship of Admiral Fletcher, in commnnd of the Atlantic fleet. In the accompanying illustration are shown one of the Jackies aboard the Wyoming and the ship's mascot astride one of the twelve inch guns of the Dreadnought.
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo by The Logan Republican. (Logan, Utah) 1902-1924, 27 May 1915, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming358kHOW BOYS ON BIG U. S. BATTLESHIP KEEP IN TRIM FOR RACES.Photo by Bisbee Daily Review. (Bisbee, Ariz.) 1901-1971, 17 June 1915, Image 6, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming2.81kTHE UNITED STATES FLAGSHIP WYOMING (BB-32) LEAVES NEW YORK FOR THE MANOEUVRES. A GOOD VIEW OF HER NEW 12-INCH GUNS IS GIVEN.
Quits Navy Yard Three Days Ahead of Scheduled Sailing Time.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by The New York Times Picture Section, Rotogravure, 11 July 1915, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Ron Nash.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 2 July 1915, Image 3 courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection via flickr.com.
BB-32 Wyoming667kCHINESE ADMIRAL SEES BIG U. S. GUNS; IN AMERICA TO PURCHASE SUBMARINES
Vice Admiral Wei Han aboard battleship Wyoming (BB-32).Vice Admiral Wei Han is probably the most important figure in the Chinese navy. Because he is looked upon in China as an authority, he has been sent to the United States to purchase submarines for his government.
Image and text provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; Phoenix, AZ.
Photo by Arizona Republican. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939,(Phoenix, Ariz.) 1890-1930, 03 September 1915, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Atlantic Fleet2.86k"U.S. destroyers, at a speed of more than thirty miles an hour, passing in review before the Secretary of the Navy and the Governors of the States on board the battleship Wyoming (BB-32) off the coast of Massachusetts."USN photo by Underwood & Underwood, text courtesy of N.Y. Times, 5 September 1915, Page 1, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
Atlantic Fleet26kSecretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels discussing the recent War Games with Governor Fielder of New Jersey (left) and a friend on the Wyoming (BB-32). USN photo by American Press Association, text courtesy of N.Y. Times, 5 September 1915, Page 1, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming121k DANIELS SIGHTS A BIG GUN
Secretary of the Navy Daniels looking through the sights of one of the big guns on the monster battleship Wyoming (BB-32). The picture was taken at the time of the review of the fleet at Boston.
Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE.
Photo from The North Platte Semi-Weekly Tribune.(North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, 10 September 1915, Image 9, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming580kSIGNAL TURRET OF DREADNOUGHT WYOMING (BB-32) UNCLE SAM'S BIGGEST BATTLESHIP
STERN of the DREADNOUGHT WYOMING
Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL.
Photo by The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, 01 October 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 31 courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming1.40kArgentina Dreadnought Moreno appears here in drydock at the N.Y.N.Y., circa 1915.
In the left rear of the photo is a partial broadside view of a Wyoming class (BB-32 / 33) battleship.
LOC photo # 17604 courtesy of wikipedia.org.
BB-32 Wyoming580kAFTER THEIR HARD WORK IN WAR GAMES BIG BATTLESHIPS NEED OVERHAULING.
STERN of the Dreadnought WYOMING (BB-32)
Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library.
Photo by The Logan Republican. (Logan, Utah) 1902-1924, 09 November 1915, Image 1, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Wyoming97k"Sailors from the U.S. dreadnought Wyoming (BB-32) making a bayonet charge in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, to keep in fighting trim." Photo by American Press Assn.,text courtesy of N.Y. Times, 7 May 1916, Page 8, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming52k Admiral Frank F. Fletcher, USN, on board Wyoming (BB-32) while serving as as Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, circa 1915-1916. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # 103861. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Captain Cyrus R. Miller, USN (Retired).
BB-32 Wyoming47kAdmiral Frank F. Fletcher, USN, (right) shakes hands with Vice Admiral Henry T. Mayo, USN, on board Wyoming (BB-32) during change of command ceremonies in which Vice Admiral Mayo relieved Admiral Fletcher as Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, circa June 1916. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 103866. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Captain Cyrus R. Miller, USN (Retired).
BB-32 Wyoming76kAdmiral Frank F. Fletcher, USN (right center, distance)on board Wyoming (BB-32) during the change of command ceremony in which Vice Admiral Henry T. Mayo (standing to right of Admiral Fletcher) relieved him as Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, circa June 1916.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 103867. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Captain Cyrus R. Miller, USN (Retired).
BB-32 Wyoming52kAdmiral Frank F. Fletcher, USN being piped over the side of Wyoming (BB-32), circa June 1916, by Lieutenant Commander Cyrus R. Miller (left center, with Boatswain's pipe), with other officers as side-boys. He had just been relieved as Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, by Vice Admiral Henry T. Mayo (right center in Special Full-Dress uniform, with back to camera). The officers behind Vice Admiral Mayo, also wearing Special Full-Dress uniforms, are Lieutenant Russell Wilson and Captain Henry A. Wiley. Note Admiral Fetcher's civilian clothes.U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 103868. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Captain Cyrus R. Miller, USN (Retired).
BB-34 New York723kNo Know New York (BB-34).
Once again don't believe everything you see printed on a photo.
Any 2-gunned 14" turret will be of the "turtle-backed" design (rounded top and sides) This flat-roofed turreted BB belongs to the Wyoming class (BB-32 / 33). Note the shape of gun ports in the turret and the 2 "wet" 5"/51 guns beside the turret. The lack of a second tier to the conning tower makes this the Wyoming (BB-32) rather that the Arkansas (BB-33). The open bridge and the searchlights on the crane king post platforms makes the photo pre-1917.
You can see in the picture that both forward turrets are twin turrets with flat tops and vertical sides. While the New York also had twin turrets, her turrets had curved tops and slanted sides. Every main turret on every ship built from the New York class (BB-34/35) on has slanted sides, but only the classes from South Carolina to Wyoming have both flat tops and vertical sides, and all of these have 12” guns. You can also see that the New York’s turrets have smooth faces, while the faces of the turrets in the new picture have vertical objects on them. Further, the flying bridge that protrudes on both sides of the superstructure is clearly at a level above the second turret in the new picture, while in the picture of the New York it is at approximately the same level as the second turret.
Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Chris Hoehn & Ron Nash.
Library of Congress, LC-B2-3037-15 courtesy of Mike Green.
BB-32 Wyoming153kDeck view of the Wyoming (BB-32) showing her forward guns as she passed under the Brooklyn Bridge escorted by tugs.Photograph by Enrique Muller Jr & submitted by John Hummel.
BB-32 Wyoming375kA fleet of tugs escort the Wyoming (BB-32) under the Brooklyn Bridge.Digital ID: # 2459825996_c135f7e69a_o. LC-B2-2465-2. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
BB-32 Wyoming22.57kBow view of the Wyoming (BB-32) being escorted by tug boats under the Brooklyn Bridge.Digital ID: # 2459825996_c135f7e69a_o. LC-B2-2465-2. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, courtesy of Tom Kermen.
BB-38 Pennsylvania417kThe Dreadnought Wyoming (BB-32) leading the battleship fleet to sea.
Officers & crew of the super dreadnought Pennsylvania (BB-38), largest battleship ever built for the US Navy.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo by New-York Tribune.(New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 03 September 1916, Image 52, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Wyoming3.54k"The U.S. battleship Wyoming (BB-32) fresh from the Fall target practice off the Virginia Capes steaming up the East River to the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the periodical docking and repairs." Text & PDF courtesy of N.Y. Times, 8 October 1916, Page 2, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
Photo by Edwin Levick & International News Service, from the Edwin Levick Collection, Mariner’s Museum via Jim Geldert.
BB-19, 32 & 33 65k U.S. Atlantic Fleet at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa 1916-1917. Third section from left (of six) of a panoramic photograph taken from the Naval Station radio tower. Among the ships present are: a battleship that is either Wyoming (BB-32) or Arkansas (BB-33) (left foreground), mine-layers Baltimore (CM-1) and San Francisco (CM-2) (toward the left, far distance), destroyers Nicholson (DD-52) (left center, middle distance) and Cushing (DD-55) (right center, middle distance), and battleship Louisiana (BB-19) (right center, far distance, with "La." written above it). USNHC # NH 76419, now in the collections of the National Archives. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Donation of MMC Jesse Forton, USN (Retired), 1972.
Over There
1917 - 1919

Atlantic Fleet58k"Armor piercing shells weighing half a ton or more apiece being loaded on an American Dreadnought that is preparing to sail for European waters."Photo by Central News Photo Service.
Partial text from The War of the Nations (New York) N.Y. Times, 31 December 1919, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
BB-321.28kFIRE ON BATTLESHIP IN MID OCEANImage and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA.
Photo from the The Herald. (New Orleans, La.) 1905-1953, 22 March 1917, Image 5, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-34, 32, 30 & 28.95k"Arrival of the American Fleet at Scapa Flow, 7 December 1917." Oil on canvas by Bernard F. Gribble, depicting the U.S. Navy's Battleship Division Nine being greeted by British Admiral David Beatty and the crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Ships of the American column are (from front) New York (BB-34), Wyoming (BB-32), Florida (BB-30) and Delaware (BB-28).USNHC photo # NH 58841-KN, courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
BB-28 Delaware199k This rare oil painting by American artist Burnell Poole, "The 6th Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet Leaving the Firth of Forth", is one of less than two dozen paintings owned by the Navy that depicts U.S. naval operations in World War One (WWI). After years of being considered a total loss by Navy Art Gallery curators it has been restored to near perfect condition. The entire process took several months, but the result is the total recovery of a painting that is sure to establish Burnell Poole's name among the best marine painters of the early 20th century.
The composition of the ships of the 6th Battle Squadron during their operational history, appearing in the painting in no particular order were: Delaware (BB-28), Florida (BB-30),Wyoming (BB-32), Arkansas (BB-33), New York (BB-34), Texas (BB-35), & Arizona (BB-39).
Photo and partial text courtesy of Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C., File photo # N-0000X-001.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 09 June 1918, Image 36, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-34 New York382k21 November 1918 - U.S. battleships witness surrender of German High Seas fleet at Rosyth, Firth of Forth, Scotland, to U.S. and British fleets.
New York (BB-34), Arkansas (BB-33), Delaware (BB-28), Texas (BB-35), Florida (BB-30), and Wyoming (BB-32).
Text & USN photo courtesy of Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship USS Iowa via Ron Reeves.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Andy McIntosh.
BB-32/33163kA British, German & American battleship, the Wyoming (BB-32) or Arkansas (BB-33), as seen from the Florida (BB-30) the day the German High Seas Fleet surrendered to the Allies in the Firth of Forth, 21 November 1918.Courtesy of Larry Yungk.
Sixth Battle Squadron72k Battleships of the Sixth Battle Squadron(anchored in column in the left half of the photograph): included the
Florida (BB-30)
Utah (BB-31)
Wyoming (BB-32)
Arkansas (BB-33)
New York (BB-34)
Texas (BB-35)
Nevada (BB-36)
Oklahoma (BB-37)
Pennsylvania (BB-38)
& Arizona (BB-39) at one time or another.
There are only three of the battleships present in this photo at Brest, France, on 13 December 1918. George Washington (ID-3018), which had just carried President Woodrow Wilson from the United States to France, is in the right background. Photographed by Zimmer
USNHC # NH 63454.
1920 - 1931
BB-30 Florida224kBaseball game between the crews of the Florida (BB-30) & the Wyoming (BB-32) circa 1 February 1919 following winter maneuvers in Cuban waters through 14 April, 1919.Photo courtesy of Larry Yungk. Text courtesy of DANFS.
New York Harbor46k"American dreadnoughts & super-dreadnoughts steaming into New York harbor 14 April 1919."
The Texas (BB-35) leads the procession with a airplane on her turret catapult. Note the escorting biplane.
The "escorting" aircraft is either a Curtiss HS-1 or HS-2 (note the single engine) can't tell which from the photo. The aircraft on a fly-off platform atop the No. 2 turret of the Texas is 1 of 6 Sopwith Camels purchased from Britain at the end of the war.
The platforms were a British concept designed to provide the fleet with an aircraft capable of reaching the high flying Zeppelins which the German Navy occasionally used as scouts. The Texas was the only US Battleship to be fitted with turret fly-off platforms while in Europe and was the test bed for this program in the US Navy. Not visible in this view is a stripped down (No fabric and no wings) Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter lashed atop the No. 3 Turret. The platforms were eventually mounted on all 14" gun BB's through the New Mexico (BB-40 / 42) class (with mixed reviews from their commanders) and carried either a Hanriot HD-1 or a Neiuport 28. Though equipped inflatable floats for water landings, this tended to do a lot of damage not the least of which was dowsing a hot engine in cold salt water. By 1920 a successful compressed air catapult was developed and were being mounted on the aft deck of all 4 turreted battleships and fly-off platforms were removed. The Texas and New York (BB-34), because of their 5 Turrets, lacked the deck space for the catapult and had to make do with a float plane (Vought VE-7) sitting on the aft deck which would be launched by lowering it over the side for a surface take-off.
If you look carefully at the 12th photo from the bottom on the New York 1919 - 1926 page, you see the VE-7 on the deck and the A-frame hoist used for handling it.
Photo by Paul Thompson; text courtesy of N.Y. Times 31 December 1919, courtesy of memory.loc.gov.
Text i.d. courtesy of Chris Hoehn.
Atlantic  Fleet975kHow the Atlantic Fleet looked to the camera man in a seaplane flying over lower Manhattan a week ago yesterday morning as the mighty armada came up the bay to anchorage in the Hudson off Riverside Drive for a two weeks' vacation after months of strenuous maneuvers in Southern waters. The destroyers Dale (DD-290) and Flusser (DD-289) are shown leading the column of eight dreadnoughts: Oklahoma (BB-37), Nevada (BB-36), Arizona (BB-39), flagship Pennsylvania (BB-38), Utah (BB-31), Florida (BB-30), North Dakota (BB-29) and Delaware (BB-28) past the Statue of Liberty at a fifteen-knot clip. In addition to the big battleships, the fleet includes thirty-two destroyers, numerous supply ships and several submarines.
The Atlantic battleship fleet is home again. Here are the twelve great first line fighting ships that are paying Father Knickerbocker a two weeks' visit. Over a hundred of Uncle Sam's grim sea warriors gray the North River, while their 30,000 sailor-men are given the freedom of the city in a royal welcome home.
The Battleship Mississippi (BB-41) leading the fleet into the harbor, as photographed from an airplane. Note the airplanes atop the forward and aft turrets.
Image provided by: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 20 April 1919, Image 48, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Atlantic  Fleet540kThe superdreadnought Wyoming (BB-32) photographed from Riverside Drive at Grant's Tomb. Wardogs from the Atlantic fleet once more gray the Hudson, here on quiet buiness of their own while orders are carried out for changes in the officer personnel. Image provided by: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 06 July 1919, Image 42, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32/3353k Wyoming (BB-32) at anchor circa 1919 after the removal of her stern 5"/51 gun. Naval Historical Centre taken from Jane's Battleships of the 20th Century, by Bernard Ireland, submitted by Robert Hurst.
BB-32 Wyoming117k Wyoming (BB-32) in July, 1919 as she transited the Panama Canal's Gaillard Cut. USN photo.
BB-32 Wyoming166k Wyoming (BB-32) in Gatun Lock, 8 August 1919. Associated Press photo courtesy of San Francisco Examiner via David S. Smith.
BB-32 Wyoming228kLooking from the stern of the Wyoming (BB-32) as she transits the Panama canal, 8 August 1919. Associated Press photo courtesy of San Francisco Examiner via David S. Smith.
BB-40 New Mexico 1.60k Wyoming (BB-32) and the stern of the New Mexico (BB-40) passing through Gatun lock, 8 August 1919. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-40 New Mexico 1.50k Wyoming (BB-32) passing through Panama Canal in August 1919. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
BB-40 New Mexico 339k New Mexico (BB-40) and Wyoming (BB-32) passing through Miraflores lock, 8 August 1919. Associated Press text & photo courtesy of San Francisco Examiner via David S. Smith.
BB-32756kGOLD HILL, and Culebra cut from the deck, of the Wyoming (BB-32) as the battleship was slowly steaming through the'deepest of Panama Canal on way to the Pacific with the American fleet' under command of Rear Admiral Hugh Rodman. Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 13 August 1919, Final, Image 22, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming66kFiring main battery, 1919. (Note crew members on deck.)Larry Bonn / USN photo.
BB-323.20kThe U.S. Navy & Passing Through the Canal
The Wyoming (BB-32) and the New Mexico (BB-40) are shown here passing through the Pedro Miguel locks of the Panama Canal.
The electric engines along the side of the locks are called "mules" in deference to their four legged predecessors they have just hauled the battle ship through the locks. If you are interested in mathematics you might figure out how many old style mules it would take to do the job.
The Wyoming at the left is moving out to the lower level, and as soon as the water in the other lock is let out to the correct level the New Mexico will move ahead.
This picture was taken from a U. S. Navy flying boat, during the recent trip of the Pacific Fleet to the West Coast. They were royally received at all of the ports along the trip.
Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA.
Photo & text by The Lynden Tribune. (Lynden, Wash.) 1908-current, 19 August 1920, Image 15, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Almost Unknown1.09kHow Victory at Sea, Once Nearly Lost, Was Finally Won
Wyoming (BB-32) is pictured below.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from New-York Tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, 31 October 1920, Image 74, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-35 Texas578kMan O War Row, Texas (BB-35), Arkansas (BB-33), Wyoming (BB-32) & New York (BB-34) at anchor, San Francisco harbor, Xmas 1920. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
Almost Unknown652kTwo Battleships and Flock of Destroyers Give Color and Life to the Hudson River
Two battleships of the North Atlantic Fleet are at anchor off 96th Street in the Hudson River. They are the Arkansas (BB-33) and Wyoming (BB-32).
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, 01 August 1922, Wall Street Final Edition, Image 18, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
BB-32 Wyoming551kPost card of the Wyoming (BB-32) with civillian touring the ship.Photo by International News Service submitted by Thomas Becher.
BB-32 Wyoming551kOne of the Wyoming's (BB-32) boats with the battleship Idaho (BB-42) in the background, circa early 1920's.Photo from the collection of Percy & Bill Fenner submitted by Ann Moss.
BB-32 Wyoming685kLine crossing ceremony aboard the Wyoming (BB-32), 1920?Photo from the collection of Percy & Bill Fenner submitted by Ann Moss.
BB-32 Wyoming2.91kPDF of 55 photos of Percy Fenner who served on the Wyoming (BB-32) in the early 1920's when it was serving in Panama and South America. Photo from the collection of Percy & Bill Fenner submitted by Ann Moss.
BB-32 Wyoming606kThe Wyoming (BB-32) moored in the Philadelphia Navy Yard for "Navy Day" on 27 October 1923. Photo from the Philadelphia Department of Records via Bill Gonyo.
BB-32 Wyoming217k1920 appearance at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington before conversion from coal to oil burning propulsion. USN photo.
BB-32/33106k Henderson (AP-1) photographed from an aircraft while flying the flag of Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby and returning a gun salute in the early 1920s. Wyoming (BB-32) or Arkansas (BB-33) is in the background, with crew manning the rails. USNHC # NH 53241, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Arkansas class70kSharkey (DD-281) in harbor, during the 1920s. Note the recessed anchor housing fitted to her bow and signal flags flying from her formast. Wyoming (BB-32) or Arkansas (BB-33) is in the background.USNHC # 67903. Photo i.d. courtesy of Phil Lucy.
BB-28 Delaware819kPanoramic photo of the U.S. fleet in Panama Bay (Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal) on 1 March 1923. 70 vessels are viewed; the Battle Fleet consists of all U.S. battleships from the Delaware (BB-28) through the Idaho (BB-42). Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, courtesy of Tom Kermen. Copyright R.G. Lewis, Y Photo Shop, Balboa, C.Z."
BB-32 Wyoming756k Wyoming (BB-32) in Gaillard Cut, Panama Canal. USNIP., January 1924.Photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels via USNIP.
BB-32 Wyoming108kThree USN Battleships anchored at Target Bay, Culebra, West Indies, circa Jan-Feb 1924. The closest of the three is a Wyoming class (BB-32 / 33)battleship.
The two ships in the background are the Florida (BB-30) and the Utah (BB-31), but again which is which is anybody's guess.
USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Photo I.d. and partial-text courtesy of Chris Hoehn.
BB-32 Wyoming120kIn a storm, Wyoming (BB-32) looks more like a submarine coming up for air then a surface craft, 7th November 1925.Courtesy of Jon Burdett.
BB-32 Wyoming209kOn maneuvers off the coast of Maine, 1926.Courtesy of Jon Burdett.
BB-32 Wyoming155kThe Wyoming (BB-32) at anchor with the company of at least two other battleships as their masts protrude over her fore & aft turrets. Photo dates from before her overhaul at the New York Navy Yard from 23 November 1925 to 26 January 1926. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-32 Wyoming103kCapt. Luther Martin Overstreet was the commanding officer of the battleship Wyoming (BB-32) from February 1927 to June 1929. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress via Bill Gonyo.
BB-32 Wyoming489kNavy Day Program: Philadelphia Navy Yard celebrates "Navy Day" on 27 October 1927. The map in the program shows Wyoming (BB-32) at Pier 8 south side undergoing modernization. The Oklahoma (BB-37) is at Pier 5. Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
BB-32 Wyoming493k Philadelphia Navy Yard celebrates "Navy Day" on 27 October 1927. The map in the program shows Wyoming (BB-32) at Pier 8 south side undergoing modernization. The Oklahoma (BB-37) is at Pier 5. Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
Battlefleet122kWatercolor of a Presidential review during President Hoover's term of office, 1928-32.
Crews line the rails of a Colorado class (BB-45 / 48) battleship as the ships pass in line astern of the reviewing stand with the airship Los Angeles (ZR-3) piercing the clouds accompanied by 9 biplanes.
Courtesy of Michael Schwarz.
Battlefleet56kView of the U.S. Battle-fleet from above, possibly from the airship Los Angeles (ZR-3). Photo courtesy of periscopefilm.com.
BB-36 Nevada260k Nevada (BB-36) steaming in line, guns trained out to port. Directly behind her are the Wyoming (BB-32) & Idaho (BB-42). Date approximately 1930.USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-32 Wyoming101kUnderway at sea, with ten of her 12"/50 guns trained out to starboard, 24 March 1930.Official USN photo USNHC # 80-G-466464, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-32 Wyoming323k Most likely the Wyoming (BB-32) anchored sometime between her 1927 modernization and her conversion to a training ship in 1931.
Arkansas (BB-33) had the projecting area around the anchors that is lacking in this photo. She also had a pipe up the front side of the stack that Wyoming (and this photo) lack. The structure under the sponson is hidden in shadow making it look like the structure on Arkansas, but the shadow hides the actual shape of the sponson understructure.
(The lower line of the understructure on Wyoming was straight while that on Arkansas was lower in the middle. But the sponson projected out in the middle on both ships making the shadow in this photo mimic the shape of Arkansas.)
Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Richard Jensen.
Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Photo added 05/25/15.
BB-32 Wyoming475k Wyoming (BB-32) subsequently visited Annapolis upon the completion of her demilitarization and, between 29 May and 5 June 1931, embarked Naval Academy midshipmen for a cruise to European waters. Sailing on 5 June, the ship was in the mid-Atlantic 10 days later, when she went to the aid of the foundering ice-cutting submarine Nautilus, commanded by the famed British Arctic explorer, Sir Hubert Wilkins. Wyoming took the disabled submersible in tow and took her to Queenstown, Northern Ireland. Later in the course of the cruise, the former battleship visited Copenhagen, Denmark; Greenock, Scotland; Cadiz, Spain; and Gibraltar, before she returned to Hampton Roads on 13 August. During her cruise, she had been redesignated from a battleship, BB-32, to a miscellaneous auxiliary, (AG-17), on 1 July 1931. Text courtesy of DANFS.
AP Wire photo courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, (ret.)
Gunnery Training Ship (AG-17)
BB-32806k Painting of the Wyoming (AG-17) circa 1930's. Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, (ret.)
BB-32 Wyoming164kPier side port side partial photo possibly previewing preparation pre-practice participation at Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone.
On 18 January 1935, she embarked men of the 2d Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, at Norfolk, for the winter-spring landing assault practices. In almost every succeeding year, Wyoming (AG-17) took part in amphibious assault exercises, as the elements of the Fleet Marine Force and Navy developed tactics for use in possible conflicts of the future.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
BB-32 Wyoming 144k Wyoming (AG-17) late 1930s, in port. Note lack of anchor embrasures characteristic of Arkansas (BB-33). USN photo, text courtesy of Werner L. Stunkel.
BB-32 Wyoming229kOn 18 February 1937, during the culminating phase of a multi-faceted (land, sea, and air) exercise, a shrapnel shell exploded prematurely as it was being rammed into one of the ship's 5-inch broadside guns. Six marines were killed, and 11 were wounded. Immediately after the explosion, Wyoming (AG-17) sped to San Pedro, where she transferred the wounded marines to the hospital ship Relief (AH-1). Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
BB-32 Wyoming 156k Wyoming (AG-17) late 1930s overhead view, (note 5-inch/38 on starboard 01 level). USN photo & text courtesy of Werner L. Stunkel.
BB-32 Wyoming52kAdmiral Graf Spee photographed from Wyoming (AG-17) at Kiel, Germany, during the U.S. Naval Academy 1937 Midshipman's cruise. Note the canvas covered anti-aircraft gunnery rangefinder in the right foreground. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 50268.
BB-32 Wyoming43kIn 1938 Wyoming (AG-17) continued her operations out of Norfolk, Boston, and New York, visiting Cuban waters, as well as Puerto Rico and New Orleans. In addition, she conducted a Naval Academy midshipman's practice cruise to European waters in 1938, visiting Le Havre, France; Copenhagen; and Portsmouth, England. Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
Kiel, Germany448kDawn in the harbor of Kiel, Germany. Left to right - training ships Gorch Fock and Horst Wessel, [Now USCGC Eagle], New York (BB-34), Wyoming (AG-17) and Arkansas (BB-33). USNIP., January 1938. USNI Photo Navy Recruiting Bureau, N.Y.
Photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
Kiel, Germany509kAmerican Bluejackets in Kiel, Germany. In the background the New York (BB-34), on the right the Wyoming (BB-32). USNIP.,January 1938.USNI Photo Navy Recruiting Bureau, N.Y.
Photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
BB-32 Wyoming103kPress and radio women pose with Wyoming (AG-17) Commanding Officer, Captain Van Leer Kirkman, atop her forward 12"/50 gun turret, while visiting the ship during a press tour of Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, 10 October 1941.Official USN photo USNHC # NH 48407, now in the collections of the National Archives.
WW II / Post War
BB-32 Wyoming45k Wyoming (AG-17) STDB Quarter View off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia on 6 June 1942. Photo Serial 5197(42), courtesy of Mike Green.
BB-32 Wyoming67k Wyoming (AG-17) off the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, 6 June 1942. She is wearing a Measure 12 (Modified) camouflage scheme, and is still armed with six 12"/50 guns, plus a variety of five-inch and smaller guns. Photograph # 19-N-30947 from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives. Photo i.d. courtesy of Barb and Paul Rebold.
BB-32 Wyoming1.70kJune 1943 photo of the Wyoming (AG-17) off the Norfolk Navy Yard. Photo courtesy of David Buell.
BB-32 Wyoming159k Wyoming (AG-17) June, 1943 appearance as a gunnery training ship with 12" turrets #1, #2, and #3 still in place. Along each side of the ship are the various range of anti- aircraft guns and directors.USN photo.
BB-32 Wyoming107k Wyoming (AG-17) June, 1943 appearance as a gunnery training ship with 12" turrets #1, #2, and #3 still in place. Note the antiaircraft range-finders atop her torpedo-defense platform. In 1940 it was proposed that she be rebuilt as a target ship similar to the Utah (BB-31), but nothing was done. Photo and partial text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
BB-32 Wyoming229kServing as a gunnery training ship during WW II, Wyoming (AG-17) was fitted with the full range of antiaircraft guns & directors. Photographed 17 June 1943. Partial text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
USN photo submitted by Pieter Bakels.
BB-32 Wyoming109k Starboard view of Wyoming (AG-17), April 1944. Notice the main armament change from 12 inch to 5 inch.Official USN photo USNHC # 19-N-68191, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-32 Wyoming100kA line drawing by A.L. Raven of the Wyoming (AG-17) as a training ship, 1945. Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
BB-32 Wyoming1.60k Final appearance of Wyoming (AG-17) in March, 1945 as an anti-Kamikaze research vessel based out of Casco Bay, Maine. She is shown as she emerged from Norfolk Navy Yard, 31 March 1945. USN photo courtesy of Ed Zajkowski via Gary Priolo.
BB-32 Wyoming89k Final appearance of Wyoming (AG-17) underway, probably off the coast of Maine, 31 March 1945.Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Warships of W.W. II by Paul H. Silverman, submitted by Robert Hurst.
BB-32 Wyoming2.57kUnderway, beautiful overhead view as Wyoming (AG-17): Armament: 10 5"/38 DP, 4 3"/50 DP, 3x2 40mm, 1x4 40mm, 1x1 40mm, 6x1 20mm, 2x2 20mm, 2 Mk17 rocket launchers. Hyperwar WWII
BB-32 Wyoming1.40kFinal appearance of Wyoming (AG-17) in April 1945 as an anti-Kamikaze research vessel based out of Casco Bay, Maine. USN photo courtesy of Ed Zajkowski via Gary Priolo.
BB-32 Wyoming583kUnderway in the Atlantic Ocean, 30 April 1945.BuAer photo, 80-G-323307, courtesy of David Buell.
BB-32 Wyoming70k Chief Gunner's Mate Eugene Metzel, USN, who has served 24 years on board Wyoming (AG-17), looks at the bronze plaque commemorating her First World War service with the Grand Fleet. Photographed in 1945. Chief Metzel is wearing the World War II era service dress grey uniform.Official USN photo USNHC # 80-G-334378, now in the collections of the National Archives.
BB-32 Wyoming64k Wyoming (AG-17), at Norfolk Navy Yard, fall of 1945 or spring of 1946.Photo by Joseph Albright, courtesy of Christopher Albright.
BB-32 Wyoming361k"Battleship Graveyard" - Three decommissioned battleships, the Idaho (BB-42) (left foreground), the Wyoming (AG-17), (right foreground), and the New Mexico (BB-40), lie alongside a pier at Port Newark, N.J. were they are being scrapped.
Workmen have progressed with the New Mexico which was the subject of considerable controversy between Newark city officials and the scrapping concern. The Wyoming, most recent arrival, has its gun turrets protected by round white coverings.
Text courtesy of AP wire-photo of 17 December 1947 edition of the Baltimore Evening Sun, submitted by Joe MacDonald. Photo courtesy of Warship Boneyards, by Kit and Carolyn Bonner & submitted by Robert Hurst.
BB-42 Idaho193k Three battleships are on their way to Naval Valhalla: New Mexico (BB-40), Idaho (BB-42), & Wyoming (AG-17) on 31 January 1948. Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, (ret.)
BB-32 Wyoming515kWire Photo Painting of the Wyoming (AG-17) dated 8 March 1959. Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
(NISMF)926kA 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.
World War II Memorial371kA quote made by Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz is inscribed on a granite wall at the National World War II Memorial located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Fleet Adm. Nimitz was the United States signatory to the surrender terms aboard the battleship Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay, Japan on 2 September 1945, thus ending World War II. Established by the American Battle Monuments Commission, the memorial honors all military veterans of World War II, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms. On 29 May 2004, the memorial was formally dedicated with an estimated 200,000 people expected to attend, and includes 100,000 visiting veterans of all wars. USN photo # N-0295M-011 by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain, courtesy of news.navy.mil.

Additional Wyoming Images
1 General View Of Wyoming From The Library Of Congress Server.

USS WYOMING BB-32 History
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Phone: 419-823-7524
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