Silver State Dreadnought, The Remarkable Story of Battleship Nevada

The USS Nevada was the first modern super-dreadnought for the US Navy, her keel laid in 1912. The Nevada was a survivor, surviving the First World War, the naval reduction treaties of the 1920s, her sinking at Pearl Harbor and her service during WWII in the North Atlantic and during the landings in France. – Highly Recommended

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NAME: Silver State Dreadnought, The Remarkable Story of Battleship Nevada
FILE: R2773
AUTHOR: Stephen M Yonger
PUBLISHER: US Naval Institute
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES: 302
PRICE: US$54.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWI, The Great War, World War I, World War 1, First World War, 
WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, super-dreadnought, 
oil-fired, modern battleship, Pearl Harbor, Queenstown, D-Day

ISBN: 978-1-68247-289-7

IMAGE: B2773.jpg
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DESCRIPTION:  The USS Nevada was the first modern super-dreadnought 
for the US Navy, her keel laid in 1912.  The Nevada was a survivor, surviving 
the First World War, the naval reduction treaties of the 1920s, her sinking at 
Pearl Harbor and her service during WWII in the North Atlantic and during 
the landings in France. -  Highly Recommended

The Nevada was an advanced ship and demonstrated many 'firsts' in the US Navy: first oil-fired 
warship; first triple main turret, and; first fully armoured. During WWI she was based in Queenstown, 
Ireland, to provide protection for convoys bringing US troops to Europe. She could so easily have 
been scrapped under the naval reduction treaties of the 1920s, but escaped and received a major 
rebuild that equipped her with the latest technology in 1928.

Nevada was to join the Pacific Fleet based on Pearl Harbour. She was the only battleship to get 
underway during the Japanese attack, but she was damaged by bombs and torpedoes. As a result, she 
sank in shallow water to be raised, repaired and returned to service. She then took on convoy escort 
duties again in the North Atlantic. In 1944 she joined the invasion fleet for D-day and the landings in 
the South of France, before being transferred to the Pacific and bombarding Iwo Jima and Okinawa. 
That was quite a survival record and outgunned and outmoded, she could have been towed to the scrap 
yard but she still had duty to perform.

In 1946 she survived two atomic tests which left her too radioactive for scrapping or preservation as a
 museum. In 1948 she was towed off the coast of Oahu to be used as a target. It took five days of 
pounding to sink her.

Nevada's story has been told here comprehensively and supported by many photographs. This is an 
important history of a battleship that moved the US Navy into the world of super-dreadnoughts and 
survived many times with service in both World Wars.