Continuing on with my representation of my past works, here is the Connecticut-class battleships.
The Connecticut class of pre-dreadnought battleships were built between 1903 and 1908. The class was comprised by six ships: Connecticut, Louisiana, Vermont, Kansas, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. These ships were armed with a mixed battery of 12-inch, 8-inch, and 7-inch guns, rendered obsolete with the arrival of the all-big-gun battleship HMS Dreadnought, completed before most of the Connecticuts entered service.
The first five ships took part in the cruise of the Great White Fleet in 1907–1909—New Hampshire had not entered service to take part. From 1909 onward, they served as the workhorses of the US Atlantic Fleet, conducting training exercises and showing the flag in Europe and Central America.
During the American participation in World War I, the Connecticut-class ships were used to train sailors for an expanding wartime fleet. In late 1918, they began to escort convoys to Europe, and in September that year, Minnesota was badly damaged by a mine laid by a German U-boat. After the war, they were used to bring American soldiers back from France and later as training ships. The 1922 Washington Naval Treaty, cut the ships' careers short. Within two years, all six ships had been sold for scrap.
The USS Connecticut (BB-18) 1908:
The USS Connecticut (BB-18) 1909:
The USS Vermont (BB-20) 1917: