On January 4, 1910 the USS Michigan (BB-27) was commissioned. The 16,000-ton South Carolina class battleship was built at Camden, New Jersey and spent most of it’s time in the Atlantic. During World War I she was used for convoy, training and battle practice operations in the western Atlantic area. After the conflict, the USS Michigan took on the mission of bringing thousands of veterans home. The ship finally made it to the Pacific in 1919, was decommissioned in February of 1922 and scrapped in November of 1923.
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