Photo #: 19-N-1-6-13
USS Illinois (Battleship # 7)
Fitting out at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company shipyard, Newport News, Virginia, circa 1901, soon after she ran her trials. The number "17.31" painted on her after turret proclaims the speed achieved on the trial run.
Note the numbers on her hull side, and the broom lashed to her foremast peak.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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4 February 2003