1917 US NAVY Battleship SUPER DREADNOUGHT USS New York BB-34 ? New Mexico BB-40

£8.99
An original illustration from a WW1 magazine/paper.
An original full page from a publication, as the date states and not a modern reproduction.

On the subject of:
 
The First World War

A full page entitled American Might at Sea - A Super Dreadnought of the U.S. Navy. A drawing of the ship the signature of the artist look like H. J. Swanholm, but I could be mistaken. After much searching it looks to be the USS New York (BB-34) but I can't be certain. The small caption mentions Mr Secretary Daniels 1916 naval programme - 624ft in length; 32,600 tons; 16inch guns.

On the reverse are two smaller photographic images entitled: American Destroyer Preparing for Sea in an English Port. It shows sailors getting guns ready etc.

Great Warship of the United States Navy and shows the launching of the U.S. Battleship New Mexico on April 23rd 1917 at the New York naval yard (Brooklyn), 624ft long, 32,000 tons etc. It shows dignitaries, on a platform draped with the stars and stripes, along with crowds watching the ship go down the slip-way and into the river. I don't think this is the same ship as the full page photograph as the US New Mexico had, (according to my research), 2x3 guns at the front. The full page photograph has 2x2 guns on the front in line with the USS New York. Keenlyside

There is also related and unrelated (incomplete) text on the same page as the two smaller photographs.

Provenance: The Great War - Amalgamated Press. circa 1917. .

The page measures 310 x 225 mm (12.25 x 8.75 inches) approx. It is printed on both sides. There is a little age yellowing with handling marks to the edges. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope.
 

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Condition Used
Weight 0.1kg