USS Kentucky; c.1908

THE DREADNOUGHT

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Truly dread in its day. Obsolete nowadays as are older ships including aircraft carriers sold for pennies on the dollar for scrap. Makes you want to cry, but if not properly equipped with countermeasures they are little more than sitting ducks for new missile technologies.

Above the USS Kentucky sails as part of “The Great White Fleet“; c.1908 somewhere in the Atlantic. Below is the “USS Massachusetts (BB-59)” as she lay in mothballs in Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts (January 24, 1979). The great ship is now a museum. Displayed alongside and out of view is the World War II submarine USS Lionfish.

USS Massachusetts