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Battleship Texas
Formerly lone-star-battleship and tybarious. A blog about Battleship Texas, Battleships and anything else I want to write about.
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lonestarbattleship · 7 hours ago
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USS Arkansas (BB-33) tied to a pier at the New York Navy Yard, circa early 1910s.
LOC: LC-B2- 2940-6
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lonestarbattleship · 8 hours ago
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A six-gun salvo is fired from the forward turrets of USS Missouri (BB-63), during shakedown gunnery exercises, circa August 1944.
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Fire Controlman First Class E.M. Smith, Gun Captain opens one of the 16"/50 Mk.VII guns breech plug. The gun's polished steel breech is marked with the stamp of its manufacturer, the Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard, DC. Note tattoo on FC1c Smith's left forearm.
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Six 16-inch projectiles are visible in the air at the extreme right.
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Notice the concussion effect on the water alongside the ship.
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Photographed by Arthur Stratham.
NHHC: 80-G-K-4515, 80-G-K-4549, 80-G-47015, 80-G-K-4546, NH 58158, 80-G-K-04558, 80-G-48412
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lonestarbattleship · 9 hours ago
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USS Missouri (BB-63) with the barge Cleary Bros. No. 76 alongside and her motor Launch boats moored astern. She was at anchor in New York Harbor, on July 30, 1944.
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Note: she is painted in Measure 32 Design 22D.
NHHC: 80-G-237646, 19-N-68799
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lonestarbattleship · 10 hours ago
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USS Idaho (BB-42) and USS Texas (BB-35) underway during a battle practice off the coast of California, sometime between September 18 to October 14, 1930.
On the reverse of this photo is reads "Broadside of 14-inch guns at long range taken from USS Idaho".
NHHC: NH 73834
Colorized by Irootoko Jr: link
TXPWD: 1997-22-211
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lonestarbattleship · 11 hours ago
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lonestarbattleship · 11 hours ago
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Sikorsky H-5 landing on the forward 16-inch gun turret of USS Missouri (BB-63) during the 1948 “Midshipmen’s Practice Cruise".
"Guard Mail, ship’s newspapers and personnel were exchanged via helicopter while the cruise squadron was at sea. Most exchanges, however, were made by 'hovering pick-up' in which the helicopter did not land but hovered over the deck."
Photograph filed on September 13, 1948.
Lot-6048-5
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lonestarbattleship · 12 hours ago
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Abandon ship drill on the after deck of USS Missouri (BB-63), during her shakedown period, circa August 1944.
Note: "OS2U floatplane (actually an OS2N-1) on the port side catapult; variety of lifebelt types; baseball caps and red white hats worn by some sailors; Marine walking by with an M-1 rifle; and open hatch cover."
NHHC: 80-G-K-4528
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lonestarbattleship · 13 hours ago
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The Second Battleship Squadron of the High Seas Fleet.
Colorized by Irootoko Jr: link
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lonestarbattleship · 14 hours ago
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View of USS New York (BB-34) at anchor, circa 1915.
Photos from Henry Sabuda's Collection: link, link
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lonestarbattleship · 15 hours ago
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USS Nevada (BB-36) at Puget Sound Navy Yard, in September 1934.
NHHC: NH 93517, NH 93516
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lonestarbattleship · a day ago
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A catapult crewmen raises a green flag to launch a Naval Aircraft Factory OS2N-1 Kingfisher (Bureau # 01491 or 01401) from USS Missouri (BB-63) during the ship's shakedown cruise, circa August 1944.
Later, the crew hoists and recovers the Kingfisher back onboard.
The OS2N was a Naval Aircraft Factory built version of the Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher with a 450 hp (336 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-2 engine.
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Note Mk.51 director and its associated 40mm quad gun mount at left.
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The pilot unstraps his flight log from his leg, after returning from a flight.
NHHC: 80-G-K-4597, 80-G-K-4596, 80-G-K-4594, 80-G-K-4592, 80-G-K-4561, 80-G-K-4562
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lonestarbattleship · a day ago
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The flag is raised for the first time during commissioning ceremony for USS Guam (CB-2), at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, on September 17, 1944.
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NHHC: NH 90735, NH 90734
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lonestarbattleship · a day ago
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View of USS New York (BB-34) under construction at the New York Navy Yard, on July 31, 1913.
NARA: 6038691
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lonestarbattleship · a day ago
Hey Enrique, it is 44 days till Halloween, my dude?
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lonestarbattleship · a day ago
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USS New York (BB-34) and USS Texas (BB-35) drydocked at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, for modernization and reconditioning, circa late 1925.
NHHC: NH 45153
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lonestarbattleship · a day ago
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Scaffolding surrounds the superstructure of USS Wisconsin (BB-64), on September 17, 1987.
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The ship is undergoing an overhaul by Ingalls Shipbuilding and is about 50 percent complete.
NARA: 6431786, 6431804, 6431798, 6431802
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lonestarbattleship · a day ago
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USS Nevada (BB-36) underway in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of U.S., on September 17, 1944.
Photographed from a blimp of squadron ZP-12.
NHHC: 80-G-282709
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