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View of the U.S.S. 'North Dakota' Dreadnought
View of the U.S.S. 'North Dakota' Dreadnought
TitleView of the U.S.S. 'North Dakota' Dreadnought
Date of Originalbetween 1910 and 1923
DescriptionStarboard view of the U.S.S. North Dakota.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Battleships
Organization NameNorth Dakota (Ship)
United States. Navy. Atlantic Fleet
Decade1910-1919
1920-1929
Item Number2002-P-15-2-P62a
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original7 x 5 cm.
Publisher of OriginalPhoto Card Co.
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
Transcription"U.S.S. 'North Dakota' Dreadnought"--Printed on front of photograph.
"U.S.S. North Dakota, armored cruiser. Displacement: Length over all, 518 ft. 9 inches; Full-load displacement, 22, 060 tons; Breadth, 85 ft. 2 1/2 inches; Speed, 21.01 knots; Horse power, 31, 300. Crew: Officers, 95; Bluejackets, 787; Marines, 64. Guns: Ten 12 inch 45 calibre breech-loading; Fourteen 5 inch 51 calibre, breech-loading. Torpedo tubes: Two 21 inch submerged. Cost, hull and machinery, $4, 377, 000. In commissoin [sic], April 11, 1910; burns coal for fuel. Photo Card Co., 105 W. 47 St., N.Y."--Printed on back of card.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
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-P62a)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2002P152P62a
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