Tag Archive | USS Wisconsin

Great White Fleet, post card find

The Great White Fleet was the nickname given to 16 American Battleships that sailed around the world from 1907 to 1909. President Teddy Rooselvelt order the cruise to demonstrate that America was a world player in Naval power he reviewed the fleet as it passed through the Strait of Gibraltar. For more go to Naval […]

USS Wisconsin’s Birthday!

I found out today that the USS Wisconsin (named for my State) is 66 years old today. 68 years young and still as beautiful as ever. Commissioning pamphlet from the Philadelphia Navy Yard, April 16 1944. Small print reads “Displacement 52,000 tons at full load; length 880 feet, beam 108 feet, draft 36 feet, according […]