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
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
IMAGE: B2773.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/ycqn5t8q LINKS: 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.