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Fired upon by Taku forts, 17 Jun 1900. Stricken 22 Jun 1903, sold in Japan, Nov 1903. [Armament: (1889) 4-–8”¢, 2-–60pdrBLR] Tallapoosa: Sunk in collision with schooner James S. , 21 Aug 1884. Raised; recomm, 11 Jan 1886. South Atlantic Squadron 1886‑91. Sold at Montevideo, Uruguay, 3 Mar 1892. 4: The ocean tug Leyden was built during the Civil War. May 1915. Station ship, Samoa 1915‑22. Designated YT 11, 1920. Decomm 7 May 1922, sold 22 May 1922. Jean Sands: Norfolk NYd, tug and salvage vessel 1864‑92.
Out of comm 19 Apr 1915- 21 Nov 1916. C&TF 4/4795. Decomm 30 Jun 1920. † 21 Kansas: Great White Fleet. Overhaul Dec 1912-May 1913. Mexican Intervention 1914. C&TF 5/7486. Decomm 16 Dec 1921. † 22 Minnesota: Great White Fleet. Mexican Intervention 1914. , 29 Sep 1918. (none dead) . C&TF 3/3955. Decomm 1 Dec 1921. 25 New Hampshire: In collision with m/v Commonwealth while at anchor at Newport, RI, 7 Jul 1912. Mexican Intervention 1914. Convoy escort. C&TF 4/4900. Decomm 21 May 1921. † Mississippi Class No.
The Nevada class introduced “all-or-nothing” protection. This innovative class also introduced triple-turrets and oil fuel. The four turrets were arranged close to the center with heavy armor amidships, saving weight. The two ships were competitive sisters as to machinery. The Pennsylvania class of 1912, completed in 1915, were very good ships, with four triple turrets and geared turbines. The New Mexico class had new 14-inch guns and clipper bows. The New Mexico itself introduced turbo-electric drive with electric transmission for speed reduction between the engines and shafts.