US Monitor Arkansas (BM-7)

US Monitor Arkansas Scan-120715-0002

The USS Arkansas (BM-7) was laid down 14 November 1899; launched 10 November 1900 and commissioned 28 October 1902. She first served as an instruction and cruise ship for US Naval Academy midshipmen. She was renamed Ozark on 2 March 1909.

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