Photo #: 80-WP-975
"New Naval Vessels Now Building for Our Fleet"
Poster from the "What the Navy is Doing" series, published by the Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York, circa 1919.
It depicts the Lexington (CC-1) class battle cruisers and South Dakota (BB-49) class battleships then planned or in early stages of construction. These twelve ships were cancelled under the naval limitations treaty of 1922.
Photograph from the Collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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15 February 2000