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American battleship histories. American naval battleship USS Nevada. Battleship website dedicated to the history of USS Nevada from launch to participation in major wars also notice board for naval historians interested in the USS Nevada.

USS NEVADA (BB36)

This was a dramatic new design, There design gave them very long range and had very thick deck armour with a highly centralized fire control. USS Nevada was built by Fore River and was launched on the 11th July 1914, completed on the 11th June 1916, Near the end of 1917 a number of the secondary 5 - inch guns were reduced to twelve. Along with her sister ship, when the US entered the great war, they were stationed in Ireland and took part in convoy protection.  Between the wars, the USS Nevada received new Turbines which were originally intended for the USS North Dakota, with these new turbines her speed was increased to 20.2 knots during trials.  The Nevada was badly damaged during the Japanese raid on Pearl harbor but she ran aground in shallow waters to save her sinking. she was raised and temporarily repaired. she was taken to Puget sound Navy Yard for refit and In may 1943 was in action at the Aleutians. and also supported the Normandy Landings in June 1944 and again in the landings in Southern France. She was transferred to the Pacific theatre where she saw service in the Landings at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. During the Okinawa landings she was hit by a Kamikaze which caused light damage. In July and August 1945 she served in Japanese Home waters and eventually decommissioned on the 30th  October 1945. USS Nevada was used during the atomic tests in 1946, although badly damaged she remained afloat. She was used again as a target and few experimental tests, eventually being sunk by a aerial torpedo on the 31st July 1948.

BB36 USS Nevada, December 1942

Order Code BB36

One copy only of original 1940's printed photo plate, 10" x 8" available, price ?15.  Please note image shown has been cropped for website purpose and more sky and sea and text is shown on the photo plate.   Please add post of  ?3 post for UK ?10 overseas, recorded airmail order photograph here

BB36 USS Nevada, December, 15th December 1942, Puget Sound Navy Yard

Order Code BB36B

One copy only of original 1940's printed photo plate, 10" x 8" available, price ?15.  Please note image shown has been cropped for website purpose and more sky and sea and text is shown on the photo plate.   Please add post of  ?3 post for UK ?10 overseas, recorded airmail order photograph here

BB36 USS Nevada, 15th December 1942, Puget Sound Navy Yard

Order Code BB36C

One copy only of original 1940's printed photo plate, 10" x 8" available, price ?15.  Please note image shown has been cropped for website purpose and more sky and sea and text is shown on the photo plate.   Please add post of  ?3 post for UK ?10 overseas, recorded airmail order photograph here

Displacement: 27,500 tons normal , 29,065 Tons full Load.   Speed: 20.5 Knots    Armament: ten 14-inch Guns in pairs, Twenty One 5 - Inch Guns, being reduced to twelve  in 1917, two 21 - inch torpedo Tubes in the beam (Submerged).   Compliment 864 /  1400 (outbreak of World War Two, and eventually in 1945 it was 2,170)

USS Nevada passing through Caillard Cut, Panama Canal.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PUB127