Entire crew of the battleship Oklahoma in formation on deck during World War I.
Berehaven Ireland Date:1918 Duration:2 min 37 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A U.S. Navy commander and a Lieutenant Commander pose with a number of other officers on the deck of an anchored U.S. warship during World War 1. Low mountains and hills in the background. Aerial views of the U.S. Navy Battleship USS Oklahoma (BB-37) showing the entire ship's company on deck on deck in dress uniforms. Aerial view of the Oklahoma's stern clearly shows five 14 inch guns, three mounted in a turret on deck and two in a turret above. (The main armament of the Oklahoma consisted of ten 14inch guns mounted in 4 turrets - two forward and two aft. ) A U.S. Caldwell-class destroyer, in camouflage paint, underway in the harbor, at very slow speed, leaving practically no wake. (Note: The USS Oklahoma was one of three U.S. oil burning battleships stationed at Berehaven, Ireland, to guard trans-Atlantic troop convoys against a possible breakout of the German Battle Cruiser Force.The other ships were the USS Nevada and the USS Utah.)
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