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USS Illinois Battleship 1893

USS Illinois Battleship 1893

A full-size wooden replica of he US Navy Battleship Illinois was on display at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago's Jackson Park. The U.S. Navy launced the actual ship at Newport News in 1898 but this replica was designed to show what the ship would look like when completed. The actual ship was part of The Great White Fleet that Teddy Roosevelt sent around the world in the early 1900s.

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