North Dakota (the first U.S. 'Dreadnought'). Most tracings are numbered, titled and dated; additionally, many give either the names of the ships' captains who have presumably commissioned them, or the publications for which they were intended; a large number of the latter being for the Naval Annuals up to the 1914 issue. " /> North Dakota (the first U.S. 'Dreadnought'). Most tracings are numbered, titled and dated; additionally, many give either the names of the ships' captains who have presumably commissioned them, or the publications for which they were intended; a large number of the latter being for the Naval Annuals up to the 1914 issue. " /> William Frederick Mitchell (1845-1914) , An extensive series of tracings (approx. 350) comprising: capital and smaller ships of every type and class, mainly launched post 1900 [numerous sizes] and a coloured sketch of H.M.S. <I>London</I> annotated for Mitchell by Admiral Sir Colin Keppel in 1910; earlier warships of the nineteenth century, mostly post-<I>Warrior</I> types; an interesting group of vessels including merchant ships, royal yachts, submarines and various other unusual craft. Amongst the twentieth century ships are numerous foreign warships of the French, German, Japanese, Russian and U.S. Navies, the last group including the <I>Massachusettts</I> (marked "Cancelled - not used") and the <I>North Dakota</I> (the first U.S. 'Dreadnought'). Most tracings are numbered, titled and dated; additionally, many give either the names of the ships' captains who have presumably commissioned them, or the publications for which they were intended; a large number of the latter being for the Naval Annuals up to the 1914 issue. | Christie's