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USS NEVADA

USS Nevada 1916, Sunk off Hawaii as Target 31st July 1948, Photo During WWII

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The elderly dreadnought USS Nevada, as she appeared during WW-II (note the newly-installed secondary armament of twin 5-inch gun mounts installed amidships, the numerous light AA batteries, and the Vought "Kingfisher" float planes at the stern). Commissioned in 1916, the battleship survived service during both world wars, in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. During WW-I this ship was attached to the British Grand Fleet. Later, she survived the attack on Pearl Harbor to take part in the Invasions of Normandy and Southern France, and to see action in the Western Pacific.
 

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great image, I wasn't aware she had the mixture of triple and double gun turrets.
 

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Nevada and Oklahoma were the only U.S. battleships to be built with that combination of twin and triple turrets. The previous class, comprising New York and Texas, were equipped with 5 twin turrets, while the following class, Pennsylvania and Arizona, had 4 triple turrets.
 

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