The US Navy's first flattop aircraft carrier, USS Langley (Langley-class), at anchor with 7 battleships in Culebra Harbor, Culebra, Puerto Rico, 18 Mar 1926. See Comment below.

Caption   The US Navy's first flattop aircraft carrier, USS Langley (Langley-class), at anchor with 7 battleships in Culebra Harbor, Culebra, Puerto Rico, 18 Mar 1926. See Comment below. ww2dbase
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Added Date 8 Mar 2014

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
8 Mar 2015 07:35:02 PM

Although it is not known which is which, the 3 battleships to the left are all 3 ships of the Colorado-class (Colorado, Maryland, & West Virginia). The two in the background are both ships of the Pennsylvania-class (Pennsylvania & Arizona). The two on the right are both ships of the Tennessee-class (Tennessee & California). Not shown out of frame to the right are 2 of the 3 New Mexico-class battleships, making a total of 9 battleships anchored around the Navy’s only aircraft carrier at the time – and there were 8 other battleships in commission at the time. 20 years on, by 1946, after the lessons learned in WWII, it was the aircraft carriers that greatly outnumbered battleships.

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