U.S.S. Michigan memorabilia collection
This collection, compiled by Robert Beasecker, focuses on the U.S.S. Michigan (Battleship BB-27), but includes articles, images, and memorabilia of all three vessels utilizing the name of U.S.S. Michigan.
Access to Materials
Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.
For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.
The name U.S.S. Michigan has been shared by 3 vessels in the United States Navy. The first U.S.S. Michigan was the Navy's first iron-hulled warship (1843-1949). It was renamed the U.S.S. Wolverine in 1905 and decommissioned in 1912; the U.S.S. Michigan (Battleship BB-27) along with her sister ship U.S.S. South Carolina was the first “all-big-gun battleships designed and built for the U.S. Navy; the third and current U.S.S. Michigan SSBN 727 is a Trident-class missile submarine launched in 1980.
1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)
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Donated by Robert Beasecker in 2008
- Battle cruisers Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Great Lakes (North America) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Michigan (Paddle steamer)
- Ships Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- U.S.S. Michigan (Battleship BB-27)
- United States. Navy Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Wolverine (Paddle steamer)
- U.S.S. Michigan memorabilia collection, RHC-48
- Special Collections & University Archives
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