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U.S.S. Michigan memorabilia collection

U.S.S. Michigan memorabilia collection

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U.S.S. Michigan memorabilia collection RHC-48

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorBeasecker, Robert
Title: U.S.S. Michigan memorabilia collection
Dates: 1900-2002
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet(2 boxes)
AbstractThe name U.S.S. Michigan has been shared by 3 vessels in the United States Navy, U.S.S. Michigan (1843-1949), renamed the U.S.S. Wolverine; the U.S.S. Michigan (Battleship BB-27); and the U.S.S. Michigan SSBN 727, a Trident-class missile submarine launched in 1980. This collection focuses on the U.S.S. Michigan (Battleship BB-27), but includes articles, images, and memorabilia of all three vessels.
Identification: RHC-48
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Collection Description

This collection, compiled by Robert Beasecker, focuses on the U.S.S. Michigan (Battleship BB-27), but includes articles, images, and memorabilia of all three vessels utilizing the name of U.S.S. Michigan.


Administrative History

The name U.S.S. Michigan has been shared by 3 vessels in the United States Navy. The first U.S.S. Michigan was the Navy's first iron-hulled warship (1843-1949). It was renamed the U.S.S. Wolverine in 1905 and decommissioned in 1912; the U.S.S. Michigan (Battleship BB-27) along with her sister ship U.S.S. South Carolina was the first “all-big-gun battleships designed and built for the U.S. Navy; the third and current U.S.S. Michigan SSBN 727 is a Trident-class missile submarine launched in 1980.


Battle cruisers
Great Lakes (North America)
Ships
United States. Navy.
Wolverine (Ship).

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], U.S.S. Michigan memorabilia collection (RHC-48). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Robert Beasecker in 2008


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