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USS New Hampshire (BB-25)

USS New Hampshire, a 16,000-ton Connecticut class battleship built at Camden, New Jersey, was commissioned in March 1908. In June of that year she carried a Marine Corps' Expeditionary Regiment to Panama, then visited Quebec and ports in the northeastern U.S. New Hampshire spent most of her service career on routine activities off the U.S. east coast and in the Caribbean area, but also took part in several special operations and made a number of voyages to Europe. In late 1910, after her appearance had been altered by the installation of a pair of "cage" masts, and again in 1911 she crossed the Atlantic to call on northern European ports. New Hampshire was active in protecting United States' interests in Mexico and the Dominican Republic during 1912-15, including participation in the Vera Cruz intervention in April-June 1914.

During World War I, New Hampshire was mainly engaged in training service along the U.S. coast, but performed convoy escort service during the last months of 1918. She was then employed as a transport, bringing troops home from France between December 1918 and June 1919. In mid-1920, the battleship carried U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen on a cruise through the Panama Canal to Hawaii and the west coast. In that year, when the Navy formally adopted hull numbers, she was designated BB-25. New Hampshire operated off Haiti later in the year and into 1921, then steamed to Sweden on a diplomatic mission. On that, her final operation, she also visited Germany and England. Placed out of commission in May 1921, USS New Hampshire was sold for scrapping in November 1923.

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