Ca. 1920: Photo of the US War Ship West Virginia

b/w photo, postcard size, USS. West Virginia. Thinner paper. Fine condition.

The ship was sponsored by Miss Alice Wright Mann of Mercer County, daughter of millionaire coalmine operator Isaac T. Mann, a prominent West Virginian. At noon on December 1, 1923, the USS West Virginia was commissioned under command of Capt. Thomas J. Senn. This was the last American Battleship to be launched prior to the restrictions imposed by the 1922 Washington Conference on Limitation of Naval Armament.

Item ID: col5413

$20 USD

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