Entertainment 1900's steam warships in color

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Among these photos are the classic steam-era battle wagons of the U.S. Navy. These pre-dreadnoughts, built in the transitional era between the old school Civil War iron clad and the modern all big gun warships of World War I and later, were dazzlingly beautiful. Gleaming white hulls, buff superstructures, ornate bow shields and bright work, however, are lost in black and white pictures.
    http://www.guns.com/2015/07/09/amazing-colorized-images-of-1900s-steam-warships-10-photos/
    *Bold typed the ships just incase writing was too small on the pics.*


    USS Virginia 1907

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    American Flagship KearSarge in 1903.

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    [/b]USS Connecticut running spead trials off the Maine coast in 1906[/b]

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    USS Georgia in Boston Harbor in 1904

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    The USS Missouri and the USS Maine in 1905

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    USS Kentucky in 1905

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    The USS Oregon in 1900

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    The Charles Martel

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    The French Battleship Hoche in 1898

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    You start the best threads!
     
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    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

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    How do they know what the colours are? Grey vs. white ?
     
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    teddy Roosevelt and the great white fleet:salute:
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    I have no idea but it is amazing to look at all of them.
     
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    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

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    Maybe from letters/diaries from sailors or paintings of the ships ?
     
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    Steam engine trivia...

    "The first recorded instance of a steam engine dates all the way back to the first century AD writings of Hero of Alexandria. He wrote of a rocket-style engine that converted water into steam and used the steam to spin a sphere outfitted with two crook-necked nozzles."

    However they didn't figure out warships at that point.
     
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    your threads rock
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    You can still see the USS Olympia, a protected cruiser from the era. This was Admiral Dewy's flagship at the battle of Manila Bay.

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    Good stuff SL.
     
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    teddy painted them all white and sent the fleet on a show of strength tour around the world. we weren't a world power then but he wanted to send a message especially to the japs, look what we got bitches....and it worked for 30+yrs:cool:
     
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    A tad more recent but still my favorite oldie sailing vessel

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    USS Olympia, heavy cruiser, laid down 1895 and Dewey’s flagship at the battle of Manila Bay. Now languishing at the Port of Philadelphia and in danger of being broken up for want of funds.

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    Just Launched.

    USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)

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    The Only Four Iowa Class Battleships ever built. There were plans for many more but at the end of the War they were scrapped or discontinued. These are sailing together for the only time during the Korean War. I had the privledge to board the USS IOWA during her recommision in 1984 while serving in the Coast Guard.
    New Jersey, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri....
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    Apparently every time they make a ship they also make a scale replica model. The photo above is the collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I am sure the US Navy has a museum with these displayed somewhere...maybe the Smithsonian ?
     
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    They came pretty close with the Kentucky, BB-66.

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    Her bow was used to repair the Wisconsin after a collision and she wasn't scrapped till 1958.

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    Yes - One place is the USNA:

    http://www.usna.edu/Museum/collections/rogers/index.php
     
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    If you guys ever find yourself in Massachusetts, do yourself a favor and visit battleship cove.

    http://www.battleshipcove.org

    Also, World of Warships is a free to play game, a bit arcadey in its gameplay, but it's a ton of fun to romp around in pre war warships.