How Interwar Treaties Changed the Course of USS Wyoming’s Career
The National Interest -

Peter Suciu

USS Wyoming,

The Wyoming-class battleships featured a dozen 12-inch guns when first constructed, but the London Naval Treaty forced her into service as a training ship.

The United States Navy authorized the construction of a new class of dreadnought battleships prior to the outbreak of World War I. The new Wyoming-class’ armament featured more powerful twelve-inch (305mm)/50 caliber Mark 7 guns than those on the preceding Florida class. The Wyoming class also included an...

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