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Photo # NH 66299:  USS Michigan firing a broadside with ther main battery guns, 1912

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USS Michigan (Battleship # 27, later BB-27), 1910-1924
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This page features more images related to USS Michigan (Battleship # 27, later BB-27).

For other views concerning this ship, see:

  • USS Michigan (Battleship # 27, later BB-27), 1910-1924.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

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

    Photo #: NH 66299

    USS Michigan (BB-27)


    Firing a broadside with her 12"/45 main battery guns, 1912.
    Photographed by Enrique Muller.
    This image has been retouched to emphasize guns and masts.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 94KB; 740 x 535 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 73774

    USS Michigan (BB-27)


    Taking on coal from USS Jason (Collier # 12), while off Vera Cruz, Mexico, in April-June 1914.
    Note ship's band atop Turret # 2, playing to encourage the crewmen at work moving coal.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 117KB; 740 x 470 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 100616

    Vera Cruz Incident, 1914


    Men of the USS Michigan (BB-27) Battalion on the outskirts of Vera Cruz, circa late April 1914.
    They are wearing dyed "Whites" and are armed with a Colt M1895 machine gun and M1903 rifles. Note the colorful bandannas worn by two of these men.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 115KB; 740 x 490 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 61254

    USS Michigan (BB-27)


    View looking aft along the port side, showing barrel of burst 12-inch gun on deck with the gun's rear portion in Turret # 2. Photographed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 25 September 1916.
    Note holes in superstructure and in the "cage" foremast caused by this accident.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 106KB; 740 x 600 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106440

    USS Michigan
    (Battleship # 27)

    In port, soon after her "cage" foremast collapsed in an Atlantic storm on 15 January 1918.

    The original photograph, given to USS Michigan (SSGN-727) by Mr. Sanford Aronoff, was donated by the ship to the Naval History and Heritage Command in 2008.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 42KB; 740 x 475 pixels

    Note: This image has been retouched to eliminate tears and other flaws in the original print.

     

    High-Resolution JPG
    Photo #: NH 46283

    USS Michigan (BB-27)


    View looking aft from atop Turret # 2, showing her collapsed "cage" foremast, which had buckled in an Atlantic storm on 15 January 1918.
    Photographed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 28 January 1918.
    Note details of armored conning tower, and tripod-mounted rangefinder atop it.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 126KB; 740 x 605 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106439

    USS Michigan
    (Battleship # 27)

    Ship's Officers and Crew, photographed on board in 1918 by O.W. Waterman, Hampton, Virginia.
    Note the ship's bandsmen seated in the front row with their musical instruments.

    The original photograph, given to USS Michigan (SSGN-727) by Mr. Sanford Aronoff, was donated by the ship to the Naval History and Heritage Command in 2008.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 89KB; 900 x 560 pixels

    Note: This image has been retouched to eliminate tears and other flaws in the original print.

     

    High-Resolution JPG


    For other views concerning this ship, see:

  • USS Michigan (Battleship # 27, later BB-27), 1910-1924.


    NOTES:

  • To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

  • Some images linked from this page bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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    Page made 13 February 2001
    New images added and page divided 25 February 2009