USS Indiana, First Battleship in Our Navy

In the early 1900's Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet conducted annual maneuvers in Sandy Bay, Rockport. The Battleship USS Indiana (BB1), commissioned in 1895, was part of that fleet. She was the US Navy's first battleship. The heavily armed and armored 350 foot long Indiana fought in the Spanish American War, and later served as a gun crew training ship in WWI.

In the early 1900′s Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet conducted annual maneuvers in Sandy Bay, Rockport. The Battleship USS Indiana (BB1), commissioned in 1895, was part of that fleet. She was the US Navy’s first battleship. The heavily armed and armored 350 foot long Indiana fought in the Spanish American War, and later served as a gun crew training ship in WWI.

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  • Thanks Fred, love all your information and see you tomorrow

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  • From the USS Constitution to many Navy Ships came in to Gloucester Harbor. I remember my Father and Uncles tell a story before WWII the Navy came for St. Peters and tried to beat the “Italian boys” in seine boats and losing; then challenged with use of Navy Whale Boats and lost again to Gloucesterman in the mid 30′s

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  • What makes ou country so great is the wisdom and path clearing by those who went before us thanks Fred!
    Dave :-) Kim :-)

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