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U.S.S. North Dakota & Brooklyn Bridge, New York
U.S.S. North Dakota & Brooklyn Bridge, New York
TitleU.S.S. North Dakota & Brooklyn Bridge, New York
Date of Original1912?
CreatorUnderhill, Irving, d. 1960
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionStarboard view of the U.S.S. North Dakota near the Brooklyn Bridge, New York. The New York city skyline is visible in the background. Identified buildings are the Bankers Trust Building, Singer Building, Woolworth Building, and the new municipal building.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Battleships
Postcards
Cities & towns
Organization NameNorth Dakota (Ship)
United States. Navy. Atlantic Fleet
Woolworth Building (New York, N.Y.)
LocationBrooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number2002-P-15-2-P33b
Format of OriginalColor postcards
Dimensions of Original14 x 9 cm.
Publisher of OriginalUnion News Company (New York, N.Y.)
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
Transcription"Copyright 1912 by Irving Underhill, N.Y., Bankers Trust Bldg., Singer Bldg., Brooklyn Bridge, Woolworth Bldg., New municipal bldg., U.S.S. North Dakota & Brooklyn Bridge, New York"--Printed on front of postcard.
"Published by the Union News Company, New York, 5015"--Printed on back of postcard.
Dear Lena, I am going home to day. Sterling is a lot better. If Abbie is still there. I will come down after her as soon as comes a chance. I suppose Abbie and Ivan has had a wonderful time. Laura"--Handwritten on back of postcard.
Addressed to Mrs. J. [illegible] Quinn, No. Haven, Maine.
Biography/HistoryThe U.S.S. North Dakota (Battleship No. 29) was built by the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1907. She was christened by Mary L. Benton of Fargo, N.D., on Nov. 10, 1908, was commissioned April 11, 1910, and first sailed in that year with the Atlantic Fleet. A dreadnought, the North Dakota had displacement of 20,000 tons, was 518 feet, 9 inches in overall length, with a beam (width) of 85 feet, 3 inches and a mean draught of 26 feet, 11 inches. The North Dakota's armaments consisted of ten twelve-inch guns mounted in five turrets on the longitudinal centerline of the ship, allowing them to fire broadsides in either direction. The ship also had fourteen five-inch guns, four three-pounders, four one-pounder semi-automatics, two three-inch field guns, two .30 cal. machine guns, and two twenty-one-inch torpedo tubes. The North Dakota was decommissioned in 1923 and sold for scrap on March 16, 1931.
Bibliographic ReferenceThe battleship U.S.S. North Dakota. Bismarck, ND: State Historical Society of North Dakota, July 1998.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionU.S.S. North Dakota Album 2002-P-15
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2002-P-15-2-P33b)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2002P152P33b
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