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

USS Kentucky (BB-6), Miscellaneous Items

This page features views of USS Kentucky under construction, plans of the ship, and other pictures related to her construction and service.

For links to overall views of Kentucky and views taken on board her, see:
USS Kentucky, Selected Views.

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

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: NH 92506

USS Kentucky (BB-6)


Ready for launching at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company shipyard, Newport News, Virginia, 24 March 1898.
Note chalk marks on her hull plating, indicating the planned location of fittings and gun ports.

Courtesy of the Filson Club, Louisville, KY. Gift of Salem H. Ford.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 69KB; 740 x 560 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 95456

Society of Sponsors of the U.S. Navy


Attendees at the Society's organizational meeting, in Washington, D.C., February 1908. The photograph was given to the Society by Mrs. Annie Keith Frazier Somerville, one of its founders. Her mother had sent a photographer to Washington's Willard Hotel to take this view.

The fourteen sponsors present to organize the Society are identified in NH 95456 (Complete Caption).

Collection of the Society of Sponsors of the U.S. Navy.


U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 84KB; 740 x 500 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 76628

USS Kearsarge (BB-5)

and
USS Kentucky (BB-6)

Outboard profile plan, October 1899, showing the ships as built. It includes a wave profile based on trials of Kearsarge at a speed of 17.3 knots.

The original plan is in Record Group 45, U.S. National Archives.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 66KB; 740 x 395 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 76629

USS Kearsarge (BB-5)

and
USS Kentucky (BB-6)

Inboard profile plan, 1899, showing the ships as built.
It includes general arrangement of the ammunition hoists that supplied the superimposed 13-inch and 8-inch gun turrets.

The original plan is in Record Group 45, U.S. National Archives.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 51KB; 740 x 205 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 76630

USS Kearsarge (BB-5)

and
USS Kentucky (BB-6)

Armor plan, 1899, showing the distribution of side and turret armor.

The original plan # 143-10-31 in Record Group 19, U.S. National Archives.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 36KB; 740 x 235 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 76631

USS Kearsarge (BB-5)

and
USS Kentucky (BB-6)

General arrangement plan for the main deck, as designed.

Copied from Transactions Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Volume 3, 1895.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 45KB; 740 x 285 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 76632

USS Kearsarge (BB-5)

and
USS Kentucky (BB-6)

Midship section plan, through the conning tower at Frame 33, showing the ships as designed.
The arrangement of armor is depicted, along with one 5"/40 broadside gun, an 18-inch above-water torpedo tube, and the steering wheels in both the armored conning tower and the pilothouse.

Copied from R. Robinson, Naval Construction, 4th Edition, 1917, page 160-61.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 123KB; 690 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 59552

World Cruise of the "Great White Fleet", 1907-09


Commanding officers of most of the fleet's ships, photographed in 1908.

Those present are identified in NH 59552 (Complete Caption).

Donation of Captain Donald I. Thomas, USN(Retired), 1971.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 99KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 

For links to overall views of Kentucky and views taken on board her, see:
USS Kentucky, Selected Views.

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New picture added 9 February 1999