This drawing shows the damage to the USS Oklahoma caused by the Japanese torpedoes. It also shows the Oklahoma capsizing, and how she came to rest.

This drawing shows the damage to the USS Oklahoma caused by the Japanese torpedoes. It also shows the Oklahoma capsizing, and how she came to rest.

USS Florida (BB-30) The Florida class (of only two) were the first US battleship class in which all ships received steam turbine engines. [2150x1696]

USS Florida (BB-30) The Florida class (of only two) were the first US battleship class in which all ships received steam turbine engines. [2150x1696]

USS Colorado - USS Colorado (BB-45), was the lead ship of the Colorado class of battleships, the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 38th state. Her keel was laid down on 29 May 1919 by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation of Camden, New Jersey. She was launched on 22 March 1921.

USS Colorado - USS Colorado (BB-45), was the lead ship of the Colorado class of battleships, the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 38th state. Her keel was laid down on 29 May 1919 by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation of Camden, New Jersey. She was launched on 22 March 1921.

Aerial view of US battleship Massachusetts 1943. Note OS2U Kingfisher float planes on the fantail catapults.

Aerial view of US battleship Massachusetts 1943. Note OS2U Kingfisher float planes on the fantail catapults.

US battleships en route to Ulithi, 2 December 1944: 16 in USSs Washington, North Carolina (sisters) and the later South Dakota viewed from carrier USS Ticonderoga.

US battleships en route to Ulithi, 2 December 1944: 16 in USSs Washington, North Carolina (sisters) and the later South Dakota viewed from carrier USS Ticonderoga.

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