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View of the U.S.S. Dreadnaught North Dakota
View of the U.S.S. Dreadnaught North Dakota
TitleView of the U.S.S. Dreadnaught North Dakota
Date of Originalbetween 1910 and 1923
CreatorMuller, Enrique, Jr.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionStarboard view of the U.S.S. North Dakota.
Ordering Information
General SubjectMilitary
Subject (LCTGM)Battleships
Organization NameNorth Dakota (Ship)
United States. Navy. Atlantic Fleet
Item Number2002-P-15-2-P46a
Format of OriginalColor postcards
Dimensions of Original14 x 9 cm.
Publisher of OriginalValentine-Souvenir Co.
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
Transcription"U.S. Dreadnaught North Dakota, 217712 c. E. Muller, Jr."--Printed on front of postcard.
"217712--U.S. Dreadnaught North Dakota. Displacement, 23, 000 tons; speed, 21 kts; 30, 000 H.P. Length, 518 3/4 ft.; beam, 85 1/4 ft.; draught, 27 ft. Crew, 937 men. Carries ten 12 in. guns; fourteen 5 in. guns and four smaller guns. Two 21 in. torpedo tubes. Armor belt, 11 ins. amidships; 12--8 ins. on turrets. Completed, April, 1910. Cost, $3, 946, 000 without armament. The Valentine-Souvenir Co., New York. Printed in U.S.A."--Printed on back of postcard.
[Illegible] I hope both Mr. Hughart and you are in good health. Now ain't this war something awful and if it don't let up soon I don't see what one is going to do. Work is awful my husband has done nothing in nearly 3 months and no sign of any"--Handwritten on back of postcard.
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-P46a)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2002P152P46a
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