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View of the U.S.S. Battleship North Dakota
View of the U.S.S. Battleship North Dakota
TitleView of the U.S.S. Battleship North Dakota
Date of Originalbetween 1910 and 1923
CreatorGold, S.
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionPort side 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-P52a
Format of OriginalColor postcards
Dimensions of Original14 x 9 cm.
Publisher of OriginalS. Gold
Place of PublicationNorth Chicago (Ill.)
Transcription"U.S. Battleship 'North Dakota'"--Printed on front of postcard.
"U.S. Battleship 'North Dakota.' The U.S. Battleship 'North Dakota' is 510 feet long, 85 feet 2 1/2 inches wide, with draft of 26 feet 11 inches. The Armament consists of ten 12 inch, fourteen 5 inch and 4 smaller guns under 4 inch; also two 21 inch torpedo tubes. Complement consists of 52 officers and 893 men, speed is 21.01 knots, displacement 20, 000 tons, engines are 31, 300 horsepower. Published by S. Gold, U.S. naval station photographer, No. Chicago, Ill. C.T. American Art"--Printed 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-P52a)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2002P152P52a
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