Battleships, 1898

From the September 23, 1898 Skidmore Standard, page 4, come two news items:

The contract has been let for the building of a battleship to be called the “Missouri.” When completed, it will be the greatest battleship in the world.

and right below that was:

The officers of the W. C. T. U. are making great efforts to have water used instead of wine, in the christening of the battleship, Illinois.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *