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USS South Dakota, Aug 1943.

Battleship Number USS South Dakota, at anchor off the Norfolk Navy Yard, August If I had to describe South Dakota in a word I'd probably choose 'pugnacious'.

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USS South Dakota was a battleship in the United States Navy, in active service from 1942 until The lead ship of her class, South Dakota was the third ship of the US Navy to be named in honor of the state.

Battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) and Japanese torpedo plane, Battle of Santa Cruz, 1942

Battleship USS South Dakota and Japanese torpedo plane, Battle of Santa Cruz, 1942

USS Nevada (BB-36) shows off her curves at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard while being prepared for atomic weapons testing. [1000x1570]

USS Nevada (BB-36) shows off her curves at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard while being prepared for atomic weapons testing. [1000x1570]

14 in dreadnought era battleship USS Nevada at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in December 1945 whilst being prepared for expenditure as a target during atomic weapons testing.

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USS Archerfish (SS/AGSS-311) Balao-class Submarine. Best known for sinking the Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano in November 1944.

November 1944 - USS Archerfish (SS sinks Japanese carrier Shinano on her maiden voyage 160 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo Bay. Shinano is the largest warship sunk by any combatant submarine during World War II.

USS South Dakota (BB-57) steaming near USS Cowpens (CVL-25) as part of Task Group 58.3, during raids on the Marshall Islands, circa. January 1944. Note Cowpens’ flight deck barriers in the foreground and men at her port side 20 mm and 40 mm guns.

“USS South Dakota steaming near USS Cowpens as part of Task Group during raids on the Marshall Islands, circa January Note Cowpens’ flight deck barriers in the foreground and men at her port side 20 mm and 40 mm guns.

USS South Dakota (BB-57) is leaving Philadelphia on 4 June 1942 for her shakedown training to 26 July.

USS South Dakota is leaving Philadelphia on 4 June 1942 for her shakedown training to 26 July.

USS Washington (BB-56), the only American battleship to sink an enemy battleship (IJN Kirishima) during a war in a "one on one" combat at night. This great warship is the second of North Carolina class!

USS Washington the only American battleship to sink an enemy battleship (IJN Kirishima) during World War II in a "one on one" combat - at night. This great warship is the second of North Carolina-class.

Gun crews of the battleship USS Mississippi (BB-41) take a rest during the attack on Peleliu. Sept. 15, 1944.

Gun crews of the battleship USS Mississippi take a rest during the attack on Peleliu.

USS South Dakota BB-57 -South Dakota class Battleship

The USS South Dakota was the lead ship of its class of battleships. Commissioned in it saw extensive service in the Pacific during World War II.

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