USS Katahdin, a harbor-defense ram of innovative design, 1893.
A light cruiser type, Brooklyn shipyard on Mare island
USS Mississippi (BB-41) Underway in Puget Sound, Washington,1944.
USS Brooklyn ca 3
In Dry Dock # 2 at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 10 August 1915. From left to right: Intrepid, Submarine Tender Cheyenne, H-1 (SS-28), H-2 (SS-29) are just visible along side), Ohio (BB-12) (head of dry dock), New York State Nautical School Ship Newport (PG-12) (Rear of dry dock), and Raleigh (CL-7)
U.S.S. New York, CA-2, crew, in front of 8-inch gun turret.
Mending the flag
Before WW1, the US Navy ordered each and every American battleship to have
within its arsenal at least one sewing machine and one sailor, sufficiently proficient in the “art of tailoring”:
‘REPAIR OF FLAGS – Although ships carry spare sets of flags, Signalman or third class petty officers may be assigned to
repair bunting. If a bunting space is available, it will contain a sewing machine, bunting, thread, tapes, and tabling material. If a bunting repair space is not available,
repairs may be done by using a sewing machine located in the deck spaces.’
WW1, sailor/tailor mending the flag on the deck – Ministère de la Culture, France