1898 Spanish American War / Great White Fleet Uss Texas Transferware Plate
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1898 Spanish American War / Great White Fleet Uss Texas Transferware Plate:
Rare and very attractive, ca1898, Spanish American War Era Flow Blue Transferware China Plate featuring the American Navy Warship USS Battleship Texas from the "Great White Fleet". This wonderful Souvenir / Commemorative Plate measure approx. 9" in diameter and features a fantastic image of the U.S. Navy Battleship Texas at the center and gold gilt feathering at the scalloped edges.
This Plate is marked on the back by the manufacturer - Vodrey & Brothers Pottery Company of East Liverpool, Ohio.
USS Texas was a second-class battleship built by the United States in the early 1890s, the first American battleship commissioned and the first ship named in honor of the state of Texas to be built by the United States. Built in reaction to the acquisition of modern armored warships by several South American countries, Texas was meant to incorporate the latest developments in naval tactics and design. This includes the mounting of her main armament en echelon to allow maximum end–on fire and a heavily–armored redoubt amidships to ensure defensive strength. However, due to the state of U.S. industry at the time, Texas's building time was lengthy and by the time she was commissioned, she was already out–of–date. Nevertheless, she and her near–sister USS Maine were considered advancements in American naval design. Texas developed a reputation as a jinxed or unlucky ship after several accidents early in her career; she consequently earned the nickname "Old Hoodoo". These mishaps included problems during construction, a grounding off Newport, Rhode Island, and flooding shortly afterwards while at dock in New York City. In the last, she settled to the bottom with her gun deck awash and several crew members drowned. She also received significant damage to her hull in drydock after being raised. Her reputation improved with her service in the Spanish–American War, when she blockaded the coast of Cuba and fought in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba.
This rare and very attractive, Spanish American War Souvenir / Commemorative Flow Blue Transferware Plate is in very good condition - clean and crisp with a shiny surface and no staining or foxing. There are 2 tiny, old, flea-bite type nicks on the rim of the Plate.
A rare and very attractive, ca1898 United States Navy Battleship / Span-Am War Porcelain / China Souvenir Plate and a fantastic addition to any collector!!!
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