USS Iowa

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Title: USS Iowa

Date: Between 1897 and 1901

Photographer: Detroit Publishing Company

Source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994013758/PP/

Notes:

USS Iowa (Battleship No. 4) was a United States Navy battleship. It was the first ship commissioned in honor of Iowa and was America’s first seagoing battleship. Iowa saw substantial action in the Spanish–American War.
While she was an improvement over the Indiana class because of a superior design, the warship became obsolete quickly in the first quarter of the 20th century, and was used for target practice and sunk on 23 March 1923 in Panama Bay by a salvo of 14-inch shells.[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Iowa_(BB-4)]

An amazing digitally colourised image by Japanese artist Irootoko Jr. can be found here http://blog.livedoor.jp/irootoko_jr/archives/2412739.html, click on the image for an enlargement.

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