Photo #: NH 60570
USS Illinois (Battleship # 7)
Underway, circa 1918, showing modifications made to the ship during the First World War.
Despite the inscription on the print, this is NOT USS Alabama.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 104KB; 740 x 590 pixels
Identification note: The ship in this photograph has long
been identified as USS Alabama
(Battleship # 8). However, it is without doubt actually Illinois, for the
It is probable that this photograph and Photo # 19-N-1-11-3 were taken at the same time, and that their identifications were reversed at that time, with the error persisting for decades.
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Image posted 26 December 2002
Corrected and reposted 6 February 2003