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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.