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Wooden battleship

  1. Jul 1, 2015 #1

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    Although the original Recruit was lost after WWI, another similar training vessel of the same name was built by the USN after WWII, although not a battleship:


    Another mock up battleship was constructed earlier for the Columbian Exposition held at Chicago in 1893. At that time, the USN was in the midst of planning to build its first sea-going capital ships, and the organizers of the exposition built a brick and mortar replica of these vessels in Lake Michigan, which "vessel" was called the USS Illinois:


    After the exposition closed, there were plans to relocate the Illinois so that it could be used as the HQ of the state Naval Militia, but those plans fell through and the Illinois was dismantled.
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