The USS North Dakota (BB-29). The photograph is dated 1916 but we are not sure if this is the correct date. It appears that the ship is attending some sort of a special celebration inasmuch as the crew is lining the rails, three U.S. flags and signal flags are being flown. It also appears that a gun salute has just been fired as revealed by the smoke amidships. The photograph is © by Real Photographs Ltd. U.K.
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