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Launch of USS California at Mare Island Navy Yard, 20 Nov 1919Diagram of the Officers Station of a main battery 14-inch gun turret for the Tennessee-class of US battleships
Launch of USS California at Mare Island Navy Yard, 20 Nov 1919Diagram of the Officers Station of a main battery 14-inch gun turret for the Tennessee-class of US battleships
Longitudinal diagram of a main battery 14-inch gun turret for the Tennessee-class of US battleshipsTransverse diagram of a main battery 14-inch gun turret for the Tennessee-class of US battleships
Longitudinal diagram of a main battery 14-inch gun turret for the Tennessee-class of US battleshipsTransverse diagram of a main battery 14-inch gun turret for the Tennessee-class of US battleships
California steaming at high speed, circa 1921California underway circa 1921
California steaming at high speed, circa 1921California underway circa 1921
Christmas party for disadvantaged children, San Pedro, California, aboard the USS California, 1921Tennessee anchored in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa Feb 1921
Christmas party for disadvantaged children, San Pedro, California, aboard the USS California, 1921Tennessee anchored in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa Feb 1921
US Navy Battle Fleet entering Panama Bay during fleet maneuvers, probably 1923USS fleet in Panama Bay, 1 Mar 1923
US Navy Battle Fleet entering Panama Bay during fleet maneuvers, probably 1923USS fleet in Panama Bay, 1 Mar 1923
The US NavyCalifornia underway during the 1930s
The US Navy's first flattop aircraft carrier, USS Langley (Langley-class), at anchor with 7 battleships in Culebra Harbor, Culebra, Puerto Rico, 18 Mar 1926. See Comment below.California underway during the 1930s
Admiral R. H. Leigh inspecting crew of California, 1932California firing 5-inch/51 guns in night battle practice, 1933
Admiral R. H. Leigh inspecting crew of California, 1932California firing 5-inch/51 guns in night battle practice, 1933
Tennessee-class battleship entering San Francisco Bay under the nearly completed Golden Gate Bridge on her way to attend the opening of the Oakland Bay Bridge, California, United States, 12 Nov 1936California
Tennessee-class battleship entering San Francisco Bay under the nearly completed Golden Gate Bridge on her way to attend the opening of the Oakland Bay Bridge, California, United States, 12 Nov 1936California's forward 14-inch guns and her superstructure, 1938
Tennessee in harbor, 1938; note three SOC-3 floatplanes of Observation Squadron Two (VO-2B) aboardTwo SOC-3 Seagull aircraft of Observation Squadron Two (VO-2B) parked on battleship Tennessee
Tennessee in harbor, 1938; note three SOC-3 floatplanes of Observation Squadron Two (VO-2B) aboardTwo SOC-3 Seagull aircraft of Observation Squadron Two (VO-2B) parked on battleship Tennessee's after capapults, 1938
View on battleship California, looking aft from inside a SOC-3 floatplane atop the turret # 3 catapult, showing two more SOC-3 aircraft, 1938Cruiser USS Chester at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1939. Note six battleships on Battleship Row and cruisers Minneapolis and New Orleans (New Orleans-class) at left. Note also the passenger train cars in the foreground.
View on battleship California, looking aft from inside a SOC-3 floatplane atop the turret # 3 catapult, showing two more SOC-3 aircraft, 1938Cruiser USS Chester at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1939. Note six battleships on Battleship Row and cruisers Minneapolis and New Orleans (New Orleans-class) at left. Note also the passenger train cars in the foreground.

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