Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: USS Arkansas, USS LST-389, USS Lawrence County, USS Jefferson County, USS Moale, USS Marion County, USS Little Rock, USS Calhoun County, USS Lafayette County, USS Lincoln County, USS Grant County, USS Van Buren, USS Montgomery County, USS LST-1038, USS Pulaski County, USS LST-888, USS Ouachita County, USS Cooper, USS LST-849, USS Poinsett, USS Sebastian, USS Chicot, USS Crittenden, USS LST-263, USS Cleburne, USS LST-400, USS Craighead. Excerpt: USS Arkansas (BB-33), a Wyoming-class battleship was the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 25th state. Arkansas was laid down on 25 January 1910 at Camden, New Jersey, by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation. She was launched on 14 January 1911 sponsored by Miss Nancy Louise Macon of Helena, Arkansas, daughter of Congressman Robert B. Macon. The ship was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 17 September 1912, Captain Roy C. Smith in command. Arkansas served in both World Wars. She was part of the U.S. battleship squadron attached to the British Grand Fleet during World War I, Battleship Division Nine. During World War II she escorted convoys in the Atlantic and bombarded shore targets during the invasions of Normandy, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. She was sunk by the underwater nuclear test BAKER at Bikini Atoll in 1946. Arkansas sailing on 15 October 1912The new battleship took part in a fleet review by President William Howard Taft in the Hudson River off New York City on 14 October 1912, and received a visit from the Chief Executive that day. She then transported President Taft to the Panama Canal Zone for an inspection of the unfinished isthmian waterway. After putting the inspection party ashore, Arkansas sailed to Cuban waters for shakedown training. She then returned to the Canal Zone on 26 December to carry President Taft to Key West, Florid...
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