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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Kentucky (Battleship # 6, BB-6) in 1909-1920

This page presents overall views of USS Kentucky from the time she temporarily went into reserve in 1909 until her final decommissioning in May 1920.

For links to pictorial coverage of Kentucky during other times, views taken on board her and miscellaneous items, see: USS Kentucky, Selected Views.

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

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Photo #: NH 52045

USS Kentucky (BB-6)


Off New York City during a Naval Review, circa 1912.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 86KB; 740 x 570 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 52048-KN (Color)

USS Kentucky (BB-6)


Photograph taken circa 1912-1916, after modernization with "basket" masts. It has been color-tinted and published on a post card.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 475 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 60354

USS Kentucky (BB-6)


Photographed circa 1918, while serving as a training ship.
Most of her main deck 5-inch guns have been removed, leaving only those in the corners.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 95KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 80744

USS Kentucky (BB-6)


Photographed circa 1918 by O.W. Waterman, Hampton, Virginia.
Many of her main deck 5-inch guns have been removed, leaving only four per side.

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Lieutenant O.E. Wightman.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 62KB; 740 x 505 pixels

 


The following photographs show USS Kentucky in the background of the images, with other subjects featured more prominently:

Photo #: NH 92300

Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania


Old battleships in the Reserve Basin, 22 October 1919. Ships in front row are, from left to right:
USS Iowa (BB-4);
USS Massachusetts (BB-2);
USS Indiana (BB-1);
USS Kearsarge (BB-5);
USS Kentucky (BB-6) and
USS Maine (BB-10);

Courtesy of Frank Jankowski, 1981.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 87KB; 740 x 610 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 42525

Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania


Older warships in the Reserve Basin, 18 November 1919, as seen by a Philadelphia Evening Ledger photographer. Ships are (front row, left to right):
USS Missouri (BB-11);
one Connecticut class battleship;
USS Michigan (BB-27); and
USS Saint Louis (C-20).
Those in the back row are (left to right):
USS Maine (BB-10);
USS Kentucky (BB-6);
USS Kearsarge (BB-5);
USS Indiana (BB-1);
USS Massachusetts (BB-2);
USS Iowa (BB-4);
USS Wisconsin (BB-9); and
USS Illinois (BB-7).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 69KB; 740 x 585 pixels

 

For links to pictorial coverage of Kentucky during other times, views taken on board her and miscellaneous items, see: USS Kentucky, Selected Views.

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5 February 1999