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U.S.S. North Dakota, Wills's cigarettes
U.S.S. North Dakota, Wills's cigarettes
TitleU.S.S. North Dakota, Wills's cigarettes
Date of Originalbetween 1910 and 1923
DescriptionStarboard view of the U.S.S. North Dakota on a Wills's Cigarette card, no. 16 in the set, The World's Dreadnoughts.
Ordering Information
General SubjectMilitary
Subject (LCTGM)Battleships
Cigarette cards
Organization NameNorth Dakota (Ship)
United States. Navy. Atlantic Fleet
Item Number2002-P-15-2-P71a
Format of OriginalCigarette cards
Dimensions of Original7 x 4 cm.
Transcription"North Dakota. Wills's Cigarettes"--Printed on front of card.
"16, The World's Dreadnoughts. United States Battleship 'North Dakota." 20, 000 tons. Laid down Dec., 1907. Completion date, 1910. Guns: 10--12 in., 14--5 in., 10 small, 2 torpedo tubes. Armour: 11 in.--3 in. belt. 12 in.--8 in. guns. Speed: 21 knots, with 25, 000 h.p. Sister ship: Delaware. These ships carry as many big guns as the 'Dreadnought', but owing to all guns being in the centre line, can fire all ten on either broadside. 'Vice Regal' Mixture, a high class pipe tobacco"--Printed on back of card.
NotesArtist 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-P71a)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2002P152P71a
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