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Picture from a publication published just after the Spanish American war by the Chicagoan Swedish newspaper Hemlandet. Battleship Indiana. The text underneath the picture deals mainly with naval etiquette. It seems that the lower ranks generally must stay on the port side. The guns - the text says -

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Nice picture of the Quarter-deck Stein,

Indiana was the first true battleship in the USN hence her number BB1, she was the lead ship in a class of three - Indiana BB1, Massachusetts BB2 and Oregon BB3

Basic details :
Displacement 10,288 Tons, Length 350' 11" Beam 69' 3" Draft 27' 2" (Max)
Armament 4 x 13"C35 8 x 8"C35, 4 x 6"C30 and 4 x 18" torpedo tubes
Armour, 18" Belt, 15" Turrets, 3" Decks, 10" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 9,000 IHP; 2 vertical, inverted, triple expansion engines, 2 screws
Speed, 15 Knots, Crew 473.

Short career history:- Laid down by Cramp of Philadelphia on May 7, 1891.
Launched February 28, 1893 and Commissioned November 20, 1895.
Reclassified Coastal Battleship #1, March 29, 1919.
Decommissioned March 31, 1919.
Fate: Sunk as target off Tangier Island, Maryland, November 1 1920
Hulk sold March 19, 1924 and broken up for scrap.

Rgds Steve W

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