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Gallery: 1914-1916 Description: ARIZONA (BB-39), GREATEST BATTLESHIP IN THE U.S. NAVY, LAUNCHED; SPONSOR'S WINE SPATTERS GAILY; WATER FLASK FAILS TO SMASH THE superdreadnought Arizona taking the water at the New York Navy Yard yesterday. The great hull had almost cleared the launching ways when the photograph was snapped. Before the ship began her slide to the water the bow touched the edge of the launching stand, seen in the fore-ground. Below is a snapshot of the launching party, left to right: Miss Eva Behn of Phoenix, Ariz., one of the maids of honor; Mrs. Josephus Daniels. Secretary of the Navy Daniels, Gov. Hunt of Arizona (wearing a cloth cap) and Miss Esther Ross of Prescott, Ariz., who christened the big fighter.
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