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View of the U.S.S. North Dakota
View of the U.S.S. North Dakota
TitleView of the U.S.S. North Dakota
Date of Originalbetween 1910 and 1923
DescriptionPort side view of the U.S.S. North Dakota
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Battleships
Postcards
Organization NameNorth Dakota (Ship)
United States. Navy. Atlantic Fleet
Decade1910-1919
1920-1929
Item Number2002-P-15-2-P63b
Format of OriginalColor postcards
Dimensions of Original14 x 9 cm.
Publisher of OriginalH. H. Stratton
Place of PublicationChattanooga (Tenn.)
Transcription"U.S.S. North Dakota"--Printed on front of postcard.
"Pub. by H. H. Stratton, Chattanooga, Tenn."--Printed on back of postcard.
"Dear Son & Daughter, We got your letter, found us all well. And George with us, will be here until Monday. Come down Sunday if you can, Mother Weaver"--Handwritten on back of postcard.
Addressed to Mr. Robert Russell, 1200 Shipley St., Muncie, Ind.
Postmarked New Castle, Ind., Sep. 12, 1918.
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-P63b)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2002P152P63b
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