U.S. Atlantic fleet at sea approaching in column formation, dreadnought Delaware leading. Before airplanes and aircraft carriers came of age in World War II, dreadnoughts - very large and heavily armed ships - were the most fearsome surface vessels in the world.
A strong shipbuilding industry was essential if ships like the USS Delaware were to be produced. The effort of the major world powers to build capital ships - large and powerful warships like the U.S.S. Delaware - came to be known as the naval arms race.
New York State Archives, New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Visual Instruction. Instructional lantern slides, [ca. 1856-1939], bulk 1911-1939, Series A3045-78, No. 4859.
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