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U.S.S. North Dakota sports off Gibraltar
U.S.S. North Dakota sports off Gibraltar
TitleU.S.S. North Dakota sports off Gibraltar
Date of Original1919-11-27
DescriptionSailors from the crew of the U.S.S. North Dakota compete in games held on board ship off the coast of Gibraltar on Thanksgiving Day 1919. It appears as if two sailors are balanced on one of the ship's large guns, holding heavy bags. One sailor holds on to the gun with an arm and leg, and his bag has fallen to the deck. Sailors and officers watch.
Ordering Information
General SubjectSports & Recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Postcards
Military officers
Subject (LCSH)Thanksgiving Day
Organization NameNorth Dakota (Ship)
Item Number2010-P-026-36
Format of OriginalPostcards
Transcription"Sports U.S.S. N. Dak. Thanksgiving 1919"--Handwritten on front of postcard.
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-026-36)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh2010P02636
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