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Ceremonial Sinking of One of the American Battleships

Ceremonial Sinking of One of the American Battleships

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Battleships -- Rites and ceremonies

  • Edition Notes

    StatementUnited States House Committee on Naval Affairs, Sixty-Seventh Congress, second session
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Naval Affairs
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationp. 765
    Number of Pages765
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15288318M

    Rear cover notes: "Many books have been devoted to the history or technical details of battleships, but this is the first layman's guide to the design process, the factors which governed the development of capital ships, and the reasons why battleships were built in a particular way/5. While battleships were never intended for anti-submarine warfare, curiously enough, one submarine was actually sunk by a battleship! HMS Dreadnought rammed and sank the German U on 18 March off Morray Firth.

      One of the very first ships of the young U.S. Navy, Constitution was launched in and saw action in the First Barbary War, when the United States went to war against North African pirates.   On September 2, , surrender ceremonies officially ending World War II were broadcast worldwide from the deck of the USS Missouri. The ceremony also marked the end of one of the most eventful years for any vessel in the history of warfare. USS Missouri at War chronicles the career of this mighty warship, the last battleship built by the United States.

    One of the most fascinating stories surrounding the ship regards a notification printed by the German Embassy in various American papers on April 22nd, , little more than a week before departure. While the ad did not explicitly mention the Lusitania, it noted ominously that any passengers attempting to make an Atlantic crossing and entering Great Britain’s waters would be doing so “at.   USS Perch, a foot-long American submarine, was gone. So were two British ships—the foot HMS Encounter and the foot Exeter. Another, the foot HMS Electra, .


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