USS Indiana (BB-58), a South Dakota-class battleship, was the fourth ship of the United States Navy named in honour of the 19th state. Her keel was laid down on 20 November 1939 by the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company of Newport News, Virginia. She was launched on 21 November 1941 sp
USS Indiana, built by Cramps Philadelphia in 1895. Sunk the destroyers Pluton and Furor in the Spanish American war. Sunk as target 1920, hulk sold for scrap 1924. More info by Steve Woodward is posted under this photo of her main guns: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=43500
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 -
B 1905 Soc. Esercizio Bacini, Riva Trigoso. T 5,012g, 3,051n.
D 393.7/120 x 48.1/14.67 x 25.7/7.83.
E Tw scr, 2 x tpl exp, 222 nhp. 14 kts.By builder. H Steel. 3 dks. P 25 1st, 1,600 3rd. 1905 Oct 10: Launched for Lloyd Italiano. Sisters: Florida, Louisiana, Virginia. These were the sisters