Sunday, 4 June 2017

Ammunition transport on board of American battleship USS Michigan simplified according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1911-1912 no. 3

South Carolina-class

An item reported that on board of the American USS Michigan in a effort to simplify the ammunition transport a supply duct was made through which the ammunition was hoisted up.(1)

1. Laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation on 17 December 1906, launched by F.W. Brooks on 26 May 1908, commissioned on 4 January 1910, decommissioned on 11 February 1922, stricken on 10 November 1923 and sold to be broken up as a result of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 in 1924. Part of the South-Carolina class consisting of the South Carolina and the Michigan, preceded by the Mississippi-class and succeeded by the Delaware-class.