Photo #: 19-N-2-23-15
USS Rhode Island (Battleship # 17)
At the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 11 September 1915.
Note her "cage" foremast with a topmast supporting radio antennas; crewmembers crowding her rails and superstructure; 3"/50 gun atop the 8" gun turret, and spectators (mainly female) watching the ship from on shore.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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Image posted 31 March 2008