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USS Nevada??????

From a collection of photos I bought from a antik shop

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Hello Mareud,

Looks like the ship may be docked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on the East River, NY City. At Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941, she was the only battleship to get underway during the Japanese attack. Bombed and torpedoed, she was beached to prevent her sinking and blocking the harbor entrance. She was raised and rebuilt and served in both theaters of the war. Her duty finished, she was in the fleet of ships at Bikini Atol and survived two atom bomb blasts. Her final end came as a target ship in 1948. A great shot of an old warrior.

Dave Boone
 

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Hi tugboatpainter.
Thanks for your answer.
Could this photo be from her building years, beacuse her stern lattice mast is not yet finished, I also have som more photos from her building at Fore River Ship Building Corp. Quincy, Mass.
If there is some interest for the other pictures, I can scan them and publice them under War Ships.
 

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Mareud, the Williamsburg Bridge over the East River is clearly, well almost clearly, in the background as the ship appears to be in a graving dock at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Perhaps she was undergoing some modifications at the shipyard when this photo was shot. I grew up in the shadow of the New York Shipbuilding Corp. in Camden, NJ and was always spell-bound when a ship was launched from the inclined ways. This interest turned into an obsession that turned into employment in the tugboat industry on the Delaware River. Now retired, I enjoy painting the River's maritime history in accurate, historic colors. Neither profitable nor collectable, but I plow on hoping it may be interesting to someone someday. Collecting data and stories for publications on the history of tugboats on the River and Philadelphia's working waterfront. If I don't do it, there's no one else following me that has the zeal and experience I have. You can view my art on my site www.tugboatpainter.net. Dave Boone
 

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By the funnel spacing and arrangement of armament, I would say this is either Rivadavia or Moreno of the Argentine Navy. Commissioned 1914/15 and scrapped 1957. Given the view that the photo was taken in Camden, then it is Moreno as she was built by New York Shipbuilding.

Cheers;

Don K.
 

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Don, definately not Camden, I know this area well, my "playground" as a kid was New York Ship. Dave Boone
 

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Thanks all of you for your help.
The rest of the photos is on my blog http://mareud.blogg.se/
 

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