USS Rhode Island Battleship BB-17 seen off New York in 1909. Returned to full commission on 27 March 1917 at Hampton Roads, Rhode Island broke the flag of the Commander of Battleship Division 3, Atlantic Fleet on 3 May shortly after the United States entered World War I. Undertaking vigorous gunnery practice and emergency drills to reach combat readiness, Rhode Island was assigned to anti-submarine patrol duty off Tangier Island, Maryland.
October 3, 1911: USS Louisiana Battleship BB-19 preparing for the Fleet Review in New York City. Following her final trip back from Brest, Louisiana reported to the Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was decommissioned on 20 October 1920 and was sold for scrap 1 November 1923. The figurehead was preserved and is on display at City Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.