CGN-38 Virginia, CGN-39 Texas, CGN-9 Long Beach.
100 foot of the stern on Texas has been removed so she can fit in the scrapping dock with another CGN. Bremerton, Washington.
Photo 5/17/97 by Don Shelton
Even at the end of their lives, these mighty ships maintain a fascination....
The battleship USS Virginia seen here during the Naval Review in 1911.
The Virginia (14,980 ts) was launched April 6th, 1904 by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. as the lead ship of the Virginia-class, consisting of 5 vessels. She commissioned on May 7th, 1906.
On Nov. 3rd, 1906 Virginia
Photo from the collection of the Library of Congress.
It is indicated on the website for the photo: "No known restrictions on publication" so I assume the photo is now on Public Domain.
More information on the USS VIRGINIA here: