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BB-36 USS NEVADA
1920 - 1926

Radio Call Sign: November - Alpha - Delta - Kilo

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Nevada Class Battleship: Displacement 27,500 Tons, Dimensions, 583' (oa) x 95' 3" x 29' 7" (Max). Armament 10 x 14"/45 21 x 5"/51, 2 x 21" tt. Armor, 13 1/2" Belt, 18" Triple Turrets, 16" Dual turrets, 3" Second (armor) Deck, 2 1/2" Third (splinter) Deck 16" Conning Tower. Machinery, 26,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws. Speed, 20.5 Knots, Crew 864.

Operational and Building Data: Laid down by Fore River, Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA., November 4, 1912. Launched July 11, 1914. Commissioned March 11, 1916. Decommissioned August 29, 1946. Stricken August 12, 1948.
Fate: Target During Atomic Bomb Tests, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Sunk, off Oahu, July 31 1948, by Gunfire from Iowa BB-61 and 3 Heavy Cruisers.
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BB-36 Nevada132kStarboard and overhead view of the Nevada (BB-36) in 1920, line drawing by A. L. Raven. Photo and text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.
BB-37 Oklahoma 88k Starboard broadside view of an anchored Nevada (BB-36) or Oklahoma (BB-37) in a warm climate, possibly at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1 Jan. 1920. Photo courtesy of Tim Muir.
BB-36 Nevada68kAiring the signal flags and bedding, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 1920.NHC / USN photo.
BB-36 Nevada122kNevada (BB-36) underway with aircraft-launching platform on turret, 1920. National Archives # 80-CF-2045-1 photo.
Atlantic and Pacific Fleets49k "Combined Atlantic and Pacific Fleets in Panama Bay, Jan. 21st 1921". Right section (of three) of a panoramic photograph taken by M.C. Mayberry, of Mayberry and Smith, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Among the ships present in this image are (from left to right): Sicard (DD-346), Hatfield (DD-231), North Dakota (BB-29), Delaware (BB-28), Brazos (AO-4), Prometheus (AR-3), Utah (BB-31), Oklahoma (BB-37), Bridge (AF-1), Nevada (BB-36), Schenck (DD-159), Arizona (BB-39), Black Hawk (AD-9), Dickerson (DD-157), Dahlgren (DD-187), Herbert (DD-160), Columbia (CA-16), Cleveland (PG-33), Tacoma (PG-32), Semmes (DD-189) and one other destroyer.
Photo # NH 86082-C, courtesy of Naval Historical Center. D.H. Criswell Collection.
BB-36 Nevada84kCrewmen exercising with one of the ship's casemate 5"/51 guns, circa 1921. Taken by A.E. Wells, the Nevada's (BB-36) photographer.USNHC # NH 93414 from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
BB-36 Nevada192kIn September 1922, the Nevada (BB-36) represented the United States in Rio de Janeiro for the Centennial of Brazilian Independence. A floatplane is pictured here taking off her catapult. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-36 Nevada505kCrews from the Nevada (BB-36) & New Mexico (BB-40) engage in boat races under oar power with Point Loma on the horizon during the early 1920's.
Of the many ships pictured, the MacDonough (DD-331) is in the upper right and the Williamson (DD-244) is in the upper left. The other destroyers remain unidentified.
From the collection of Benetta Buell. Photo added 12/21/08.
BB-36 Nevada188kThe Nevada (BB-36) at San Pedro, California, after her transfer to the Pacific Fleet. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-36 Nevada131k Nevada (BB-36) as completed, circa early 20's. Bridge wings are rigged for in port maneuvering and amidships 5" guns are sealed with closed gun port shutters.USN photo.
BB-36 Nevada192kEarly 1920's shot taken at Panama Bay. She's been fitted with 4- 3"/50A.A. guns; two on the 01 deck at the bridge/foremast area and two in board her boat crane on the deckhouse. Air operated catapult and plane are easily visible on her fantail.USN photo.
BB-36 Nevada66kSteaming with other battleships, during the early 1920s. Oklahoma (BB-37) is in the left background. The other ship is either Pennsylvania (BB-38) or Arizona (BB-39).USNHC # NH 50109 from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
BB-36 Nevada1.8m Nevada (BB-36) class battleships with all their main turrets trained to starboard during a Fleet Problem with other battleships during the early 1920s. The other ship is too far away to positivley identify.USN photo via USNIP submitted by Pieter Bakels.
BB-36 Nevada171k Sea Bag Inspection, 1925. Another battleship is seen astern of the Nevada (BB-36). USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-36 Nevada97kNevada (BB-36) in drydock in 1925. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-36 Nevada101kView from the Nevada's (BB-36) bridge as the ship cuts through the seas in 1925. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
BB-36 Nevada379kPhoto of the Nevada's (BB-36) 2nd Division in Port Angeles, Washington in July on 1926 and was taken by J.O. Reynolds, Ship’s Photographer.The contributor's Great Uncle, ENS William P. Tammany is in the front row, 13th from left. ENS Tammany was a 1924 graduate of the Naval Academy. Photo courtesy of Curtis Tammany. Photo added 12/21/08.

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

USS NEVADA BB-36 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The Hazegray & Underway Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Position open
Address: 153 Cecil Avenue, PO Box 216, Owingsville, KY,40360
Phone: 606-674-2125
E-mail: Kevin Stewart


Note About Contacts.

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Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Battleship Pages By Andrew Toppan.
HyperWar Pacific Theater of Operations.

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