U.S Armored Cruiser "South Dakota" 800 officers and men.Postmarked San Diego, CA 4/24/1908, Flag cancel & 1 cent US Ben Franklin stampThe first USS South Dakota (ACR-9/CA-9), also referred to "Armored Cruiser No. 9", and later renamed Huron, was a United States Navy Pennsylvania-class armored cruiser.South Dakota was laid down on 30 September 1902 by the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California, she was launched on 21 July 1904; sponsored by Grace Herreid, daughter of Charles N. Herreid, Governor of South Dakota, and commissioned on 27 January 1908, Captain James T. Smith in command.
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1908 U.S. Armored CRUISER South Dakota Postcard