TWELVE-MILE RANGE OVER WHICH OUR NEW DREADNOUGHT COULD SCATTER DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
Besides demonstrating last week, by attaining a speed 21.98 knots, that she is the fastest first class battleship ever made, the Delaware has the most powerful battery in the service. From each of her ten 12-inch guns of the largest type she can throw a shell weighing 870 pounds to a distance of twelve miles, or from below the Narrows, down the Bay, into City Hall Park, and a little beyond. After traversing 9,000 yards these shells can still penetrate eleven inches of solid steel.
1. Fort Tompkins, 2. Fort Wadsworth, 3. Staten Island, 4. the Narrows, 5. Fort Lafayette, 6. Upper Bay, 7. St. George, 8. Kill van Kull, 9. Bergen Point, 10. Newark Bay, 11. Newark, 12. New Jersey, 13. Passaic River, 14. Hackensack River, 15. Bedlow’s Island, 16. Ellis Island, 17. Jersey City, 18. Hoboken, 19. Manhattan, 20. Weehawken, 21. Hudson River, 22. the Battery, 23. Governor’s Island, 24. East River, 25. Brooklyn Bridge, 26. Manhattan Bridge, 27. Williamsburg Bridge, 28. Bay Bridge, 29. Fort Hamilton, 30. Bath Beach, 31. Bensonnurst, 32. Prospect Park, 33. West Brighton, 34. Gravesend Bar, 35. Norton’s Point, 36. Lower Bay, 37. the battleship Deleware, 38. a 12-inch shell.
USS Delaware (BB-28) of the United States Navy was a battleship launched in 1909 and scrapped in 1924, the lead ship of the Delaware class. She was part of the U.S. battleship squadron attached to the British Grand Fleet during World War I, United States Battleship Division Nine, and was the sixth ship to carry her name. Read more about this history of the ship on Wikipedia.