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

USS Missouri (BB-11) in 1911-1919

This page presents overall views of USS Missouri from 1911 until she decommissioned in September 1919.
In 1910-11, Missouri was modernized further, receiving a second "cage" mast. World War I brought additional modifications, including the loss of some of her six-inch secondary battery guns, which were urgently needed for other purposes.

For additional picture coverage on this ship, her crew and activities, see the pages linked from:
USS Missouri, 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 #: 19-N-61-7-18

USS Missouri (BB-11)


Off New York City, 3 October 1911, during the naval review.
Note: The original negative identifies this ship as USS Minnesota, which it clearly is not.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 55KB; 740 x 550 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 63643

USS Missouri (BB-11)


Photographed in 1912, probably off New York City during a naval review.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 69KB; 740 x 585 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 45912

USS Missouri (BB-11)


Photographed circa 1914-16.

Collection of Rear Admiral Ammen C. Farenholt, USN(MC), 1932.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 44KB; 740 x 385 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 73411

USS Missouri (BB-11)


Passing Cucaracha Slide while transiting the Panama Canal on 16 July 1915. View looks north, with dredges working in the background.

Collection of J.W. Augustine, 1968.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 97KB; 740 x 525 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 82268

USS Missouri (BB-11)


In the Panama Canal, approaching the Chagres River railroad crossing, 16 July 1915. View looks north, with USS Ohio (BB-12) and USS Wisconsin (BB-9) in the background.

Collection of Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, 1973.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 122KB; 740 x 600 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 85944

USS Missouri (BB-11)


Transits the Panama Canal, circa 1914-15. She was reportedly the first battleship to pass through the canal when it opened in 1914.
The original photograph was published on a stereograph card by the Keystone View Co.

Donation of Louis Smaus, 1984.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 71KB; 590 x 655 pixels

A stereo pair version of this image is available as
Photo # NH 85944-A

Online Image of stereo pair: 67KB; 675 x 360 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 82788

USS Missouri (BB-11)
, at left,
and
USS Ohio (BB-12)

In the lower chambers of the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal, 31 August 1915. View looks north, with USS Wisconsin (BB-9) in the distance.

Collection of Mrs. Homer D. Cole, 1974.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 98KB; 740 x 565 pixels

 
Photo #: 19-N-13078

USS Missouri (BB-11)


Photographed circa 1918, flying a Rear Admiral's flag.
Note that some of her broadside guns have been removed for wartime service in other ships.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 75KB; 740 x 535 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 45915

USS Missouri (BB-11)


Operating as a training ship, circa 1917.
The next ship astern is probably USS Maine (BB-10).

Collection of Rear Admiral Ammen C. Farenholt, USN(MC), 1932.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 76KB; 570 x 765 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 additional picture coverage on this ship, her crew and activities, see the pages linked from:
USS Missouri, Selected Views.

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18 January 1999