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USS Nevada (BB-36)

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USS Nevada (BB-36) sinking, July 31, 1948

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USS Nevada Discovery (BB-36) Discovery

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WWII Battleship USS Nevada Wreck Found

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Nuking the Battleship USS Nevada

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USS Nevada (BB-36) firing 14-inch guns - In color! (1945)

USS Nevada (BB-36), the second United States Navy ship to be named after the 36th state, was the lead ship of the two Nevada-class battleships. Launched in 1914, Nevada was a leap forward in dreadnought technology; four of her new features would be included on almost every subsequent US battleship: triple gun turrets, oil in place of coal for fuel, geared steam turbines for greater range, and the "all or nothing" armor principle. These features made Nevada, alongside its sister ship Oklahoma, the first US Navy "standard-type" battleships.