September 8, 2011
The USS Arkansas (M-7) was one of four monitor-class naval vessels built near the turn of the twentieth century. It was built by Virginia’s Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. With a crew of 220 sailors, it launched on November 10, 1900. The ship is shown here in its 1902 armament installation. When a new ship named Arkansas was commissioned in 1909, the M-7 was renamed the USS Ozark. The ship was scrapped in 1922.