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The Atlantic fleet at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
The Atlantic fleet at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
TitleThe Atlantic fleet at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Date of Originalbetween 1910 and 1923
DescriptionThree battleships are visible in the distance. Palm trees line the shore.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Battleships
Postcards
Organization NameNorth Dakota (Ship)
United States. Navy. Atlantic Fleet
LocationGuantanamo Bay (Cuba)
Decade1910-1919
1920-1929
Item Number2002-P-15-1-053
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Dimensions of Original14 x 9 cm.
Transcription"The Atlantic Fleet at Guantanamo Bay Cuba"--Handwritten on front of postcard.
"Dear Bob, enjoyed cards"--Handwritten on back of postcard.
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-15-1-053)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2002P151053
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