Thursday, October 1, 2009

USS Wisconsin (BB-9), 1919

The first battleship to be named Wisconsin was Battleship Number 9. This is a 1919 rotary photograph of the battleship in a dry dock ("world's largest" according to the photographer) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The Great White Fleet and World War I veteran had just returned from post war exercises in the Caribbean. The Navy decommissioned her a year later and scrapped her in 1922.

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