USS Nevada during a fleet 'whale boat' race, mid-1920

Caption     USS Nevada during a fleet 'whale boat' race, mid-1920 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseJames W. Gustin, Jr. Collection
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Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Craig R says:
8 Feb 2019 08:22:41 AM

I believe that battleship is actually the Nevada... you can just barely make out her name on the stern (in the full size view).
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
8 Feb 2019 12:11:46 PM

Thanks Craig R., I have corrected the caption.
3. Craig R says:
20 Feb 2019 07:43:13 AM

You are very welcome!

In looking more closely at the whaleboats, I just noticed that some of the boats' abbreviated names can be made out... 'COLO' for Colorado, 'OKLA' for Oklahoma, 'CAL' for California. Toward the center back of the whaleboat group is what looks like 'MD' for Maryland, but did they use two-letter abbreviations for single-name states--and their namesake battleships--back then? (Two-name states like the Dakotas, the Carolinas, and West Virginia I suppose would have done so.)

Finally, I wonder which team won?

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