Navy and Battleship Postcards and Photographs

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This color postcard features a large naval ship moving in the water. The ship has two visible funnels/stacks in the middle and two lattice/ cage masts on either side of the funnels. A United States flag flies near the mast on the stern end of the ship. People are visible on the deck of the bow. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher information as well as indication for address and postage stamp placement. The description in the upper right reads "217837--U. S. Battleship Illinois. Displacement, about 12,200 tons; speed, 17 knots; 11,000 H. P. Length, 374 ft.; beam, 72 1-6ft.; draught, 23 1/2 ft. Crew of 693 men. Carries four 13 in. guns, fourteen 6 in. guns and eight smaller guns. Armor belt, 16 1/2--14 ins. amidship; 14 ins. on turrets. Completed 1901. Cost $4,750,000. Additional cost of refitting, $667,000.

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Publication Date

1900

Publisher

Valentine Souvenir Co.

Object Type

image

Format (original)

Postcard

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MSS_837_Postcard_U.S.-Battleship-Illinois._001

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Naval Battleship Subcollection

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.MSState.edu.

United States Battleship Illinois on Open Water

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