The US Navy and the Panama Canal
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Contributed by Louis Barbier

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USS Kansas BB-21

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USS Arizona - BB-39

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USS Texas  BB-35 &

USS Arkansas BB-33

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Naval Transport
USS Henderson AP-1

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USS Wyoming  BB-32

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USS Maryland BB-46

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USS Michigan  BB-37

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USS Mississippi  BB-41

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USS New Mexico  BB-40

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USS New York BB-34

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USS Patoka  A0-9

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USS Pensacola  CA-34

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USS Rhode Island  BB-17

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USS Tennessee  BB-43

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USS Texas BB-35

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USS Texas  BB-35  - again

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... and again - USS Texas  BB-35

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USS Vermont  BB-20

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USS Washington  BB-56

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USS West Virginia  BB-48

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US Navy 4 Stackers-Flushdeck Destroyers

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Some of the Pacific Fleet ...

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... and more Pacific Fleet

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US Navy Submarines - Pre WWII

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USS Elliott DD-967

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USS New Jersey  BB-62
Gatun Locks - 1968

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USS Tarawa  LHA-1

Photo Credits:
Panama Canal Comany
US Navy
I.L. Maduro
Skip Rowley
Louis Barbier

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US Navy
 Nuclear Submarine

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...also a Nuclear Sub

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USS Houston  CA-30

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US Navy Destroyers
One is USS Williamson DD-244
Pedro Miguel Locks - 1925

The USS Texas (BB-35) is now a memorial at San Jacinto, TX; USS Henderson was converted to USS Bountiful (AH-9) in 1944; USS Maryland (BB-46) was at Pearl Harbor; USS Mississippi (BB-41) became the first ship to have a missle launched from it; USS New York (BB-34) and USS Pensacola (CA-24) were sunk at Bikini Atoll; USS Tennessee was at Pearl Harbor.   The USS New Jersey (BB-62) after some work at the Philadelphia Navy Yard will become a memorial at Camden, New Jersey; USS Houston (CA-30) was lost Jan. 3, 1942 in the Java area along with the USS Langley (CV-1)


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