Photo #: NH 100748-KN (color)
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
Newport News, Virginia
Photograph of the shipyard's waterfront, showing warships fitting out circa mid-1904, published on a color-tinted postal card by the Detroit Publishing Company.
USS Virginia (Battleship # 13) is in the foreground. Those in the left background are USS West Virginia (Armored Cruiser # 5) and USS Maryland (Armored Cruiser # 8), one with four smokestacks installed and the other with three.
Note the large number of sailing vessels in the right distance, and the message (dated 15 October 1906) written in the card's margins.
Courtesy of Carter Rila, 1986.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 20 May 2006