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80-G-461428 USS Mississippi (Battleship # 23)

Photo #: 80-G-461428  USS Mississippi (Battleship # 23)
Description: View on the ship's afterdeck, while she was carrying the Navy's first combat air group to Vera Cruz, Mexico, in April 1914. Planes visible include a Curtiss AB type flying boat (on deck at left), and a Curtiss AH type floatplane (atop the after 12/45 gun turret). Note boom rigged to the battleship's superstructure, at left, for hoisting the planes on and off the ship. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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