In the course of some actual academic research I happened upon Robert O'Connell's Sacred Vessels: The Cult of the Battleship and the Rise of the U.S. Navy. Someone (I forget.
One hundred and nine years ago today, the pretext for an imperial war was laid as the USS Maine was obliterated by five tons of its own gunpowder. Two days.
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State of the art battleship armament in the late 19th century involved a mix of large and small caliber weapons. It was believed thatthe higher fire rate of the smaller.
USS Oklahoma and her sister, USS Nevada, were the first of the "standard type" US battleships. The intention behind the standard type design was to create a squadron of battleships.
The first American battleship built on the West Coast was USS Oregon, commissioned in 1896. USS Virginia, USS Massachusetts, and USS New York were built in their nominal states. The.
Japan withdrew from the London Naval Treaty in 1936. The chief Japanese negotiator, Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto, feared that concessions on the part of his negotiating team would lead directly to.
HMS Renown was to be the sixth "R" class battleship, but construction was suspended at the beginning of World War I in the expectation that the ship would not be.