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Gallery: 1914-1916 Description: KEEL LAYING OF WORLD'S BIGGEST WARSHIP, NAVAL CONSTRUCTOR AND THE NEW YORK (BB-34). The keel of the largest battleship in the world, known officially as No. 39 of the United States navy, has been laid at the Brooklyn navy yard, and work is being pushed so as to complete the great fighter within ten months. No. 39, which will likely be christened North Carolina, is 608 feet long and 31,000 tons burden. Her main battery will consist of twelve fourteen-inch guns, two more than the New York, the latest super-dreadnought to be finished for Uncle Sam at the same yards, and which will have her trial tests within the next month. Naval Constructor Robert Stocker, who has charge of No. 39 and under whose direction the New York was built, says the Brooklyn navy yard is setting a record for battleship construction in point of time. The Democratic Banner. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 20 March 1914
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