U.S.S. New Mexico

U.S.S. New Mexico

I recently won several lots of cards that were mailed from a sailor to his wife and children during WWII, and one of the cards was this RPPC of the U.S.S. New Mexico. The U.S.S. New Mexico was around to see both great wars. She was close to the U.S. throughout World War I after being commissioned in 1918, but did get to bring Woodrow Wilson home from the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. The end was near after being hit by a Kamikaze at Okinawa in 1945, and she was sold off for scrap several years later.

The battleship was not in Battleship Row during Pearl Harbor, but later came in as a reinforcement. Today, there is a submarine named the U.S.S. New Mexico.

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