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U.S.S. North Dakota crew on deck
U.S.S. North Dakota crew on deck
TitleU.S.S. North Dakota crew on deck
Date of Original1919 or 1920
DescriptionThe crew of the USS North Dakota on deck waving their hats, either to other ships, or to people on shore. Several unidentified ships can be seen in the background.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
People
Water
Subject (LCTGM)Postcards
Battleships
Ships
Sailors
Flags
Organization NameNorth Dakota (Ship)
Decade1910-1919
1920-1929
Item Number2010-P-026-03
Format of OriginalPostcards
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
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 CollectionEdward Campbell USS North Dakota Collection 2010-P-026
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (2010-P-026-03)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2010P02603
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