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I think I'd have to add my vote for the Texas---she escorted the 29th Infantry Division to France twice----once in 1918 and then again in June 1944 to a beach in Normandy....

"When in doubt, Go cyclical"


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"In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923"

"Let's Go! The History of the 29th Infantry Division"

"To Hell with the Kaiser: America Prepares for War 1916-1918 Volumes 1 and 2"

"Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces"

"Forgotten Soldiers of WWI: America's Immigrant Doughboys"

"Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball During the Great War"

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I think I'd have to add my vote for the Texas---she escorted the 29th Infantry Division to France twice----once in 1918 and then again in June 1944 to a beach in Normandy....



Being a survivor of the old 'dreadnaught' era battleships, the Texas is one of my favorites too. A friend of mine had a named uniform from her in 1918, which is the only WWI wartime uniform I have seen from a Texas crewman. She graciously donated it back to the ship; what a reunion! Hopefully it is on display by now.

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USS Massachusetts! She sits under the Braga Bridge that sits over the Taunton River in Fall River Massachusetts.

I lived about 2 miles from her for nearly 9 years. We've been aboard her several times.




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I started to count the 'votes', but some of the comments centered more around the ship than stating it was their 'favorite'.


So..I guess they all 'won'. :lol:

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338thRCT, thanks for posting the photo of the West Virginia. I'm not going to say she's my favorite BB, but I do think she and California had great figures after their rebuild from Pearl Harbor. Love the way they rebuilt them with the compact superstructures. I wonder many changes were done below decks?

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Lots of great ships named here. Tough to choose just one. The already named Oregon and Hartford are about the top of my list. It makes me sick knowing that the Hartford actually existed until scrapped a year before I was born! To name one that nobody has named here yet, I'll put in USS Tyler. Some of those Civil War conversions were pretty strange looking ships, but man, what service they gave. Her fighting toe to toe with Arkansas was a good example.




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Have to be the USS Indianapolis CA-35 - ever since I first heard and read her story, I have been fascinated with all things Indy. Reading her story and the the stories of the survivors and what they endured and went through really resonated with me. I have read multiple books and multiple articles and anything I can get my hands on about this storied tragic ship. I have a few newsletters from the ship 1930's and 1940's and they are the most treasured items in my military collection..... May her crew rest in peace of God's loving arms forever. This photo is the Indianapolis off Saipan June 1944 as seen from the CL-62 USS Birmingham.




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