New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_4859
The USS Delaware was a dreadnought class ship. Dreadnought ships were the centerpieces of the 1906-1914 naval arms race.
What is the Dreadnaught class ship made out of and how are these ships powered?
What were previous generations of naval battleships made out of and powered by?
What tactical advantage does the dreadnaught have over earlier types of ships?
Why might these ships be important to the war effort?
Do you think ships like the USS Delaware were expensive to put out to sea?
Compare the dreadnaught class ship to other significant weapon discoveries such as the submarine, the airplane, or the intercontinental ballistic missile.
Science: Research and calculate the firepower of the cannons (range, explosiveness, etc.).
Math: Research and calculate the tonnage of battleships.
Mahan, Alfred Thayer. The Influence of Sea Power Upon History. NY, Little & Brown, 1890.