Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Random Cutting - Ship Steered by Wireless (1923)

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For those anaraks interested in such things - this was the USS Iowa desigated BB-4 that was commissioned in 1897, served in the Spanish American War and in 1919 was renamed rather unpoetically Coast Battleship No. 4. She was then fitted with radio control equipment and used as a target ship in maneuvers. As described above she was sunk by USS Mississippi in March 1923.

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