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1911 Team:

Sheets - End

Mick - Tackle

May - Guard

Duncan - Center

Oschner - Guard

Schneller - Tackle

Wilhoyt - End

Duffy - Quarterback

Davis - Halfback

McBride - Halfback

King - Fullback

 

 

 

 

1938 Players (Russell Moore Photos)

  USS Idaho BB-42 (1919 - 1946)

Team Photo:  Battleship Idaho Football Team:  1938  (Russell Moore Photos)

Years of Operation: 1919-1946

 

Overall Record

 

First Game:

 

First Win:

 

Final Game:

 

League Affiliation:  

 

 

 

Team Headquarters:

United States Naval Stations

Owner: United States Navy

 

General Manager:

 

Coaches: Slade Cutter (1935-36); Ensign M. C. Robertson (1911); Paymaster F.H. Hold (1911); Cmdr John Wechel

 

Home Field(s):

Titles Won

1911 Second Squadron Champions

1921 Battleship Division Champions

 

 

 

 

Honors

 

All-League


All-America

 

"Battleship Idaho" was the second ship named in honor of the US State.  Launched in 1908, the ship was decommissioned in 1914 and sold to Greece and renamed the Limnos and later sunk by German bombers in 1941.

 

The football team made it through the 2nd Squadron teams and met the Battleship Connecticut for the US Navy Championship finally outlasting the team from the Nebraska after three games in 2 weeks to determine winner.  Two previous games ended in scoreless ties.  Tied once again at 6-6 Davis finally made the play that nailed the honors for the Idaho, fittingly in the final period of play.

 

The U.S.S. Idaho BB-42 was commissioned on March 24th 1919.  Shakedown training in Guantanamo Bay,  Cuba in April 1919, passed through the Panama Canal joining the Pacific Fleet in California in September and returned to California from Alaska in July 1920.

 

Idaho arrived in Pearl Harbor on July 1st 1940. She departed for Hampton Roads Virginia on June 6th 1941 to join the Atlantic Fleet protecting bases in Iceland.  Rejoined the Pacific Fleet in January 1942.

 

After seeing action in the Pacific the Idaho sailed into Tokyo Bay and was anchored there during the surrender signing aboard the Missouri on Sept 2, 1945.  She was decommissioned on the east coast July 3, 1946.

 

Coach Cutter was an All-American at the Naval Academy and elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1967.

 

Ken Overlin was a Quarterback

 

 

 

 


 

 

1911 Schedule/Results (3-0-2):  
- Battleship Maine W
- Battleship Minnesota W
Oct 23 - Battleship Nebraska 0-0
Oct 28 - Battleship Nebraska 0-0
Nov 1 - Battleship Nebraska 12-6
Nov 15 - Battleship Connecticut *  
  * US Navy Championship  

1921 Schedule/Results (0-1):

 
   
 Dec 1 - Air Service Eleven *  
  * Fleet Championship  
   
1922 Schedule/Results (0-1):  
Sep 30 @ University of Washington 0-49
   
   
   
   
1927 Schedule/Results (1-0):  
 Sep 25 - Bremerton All-Stars W
Oct 1 @ University of Washington 0-27
Oct 7 @ University of Washington 0-48
   
   
   
1939 Schedule/Results (1-0):  
Sep 23 - USS Arizona 0-0
Oct 1 - USS Maryland 15-2
Oct 7 - USS Pennsylvania 7-2
Oct 14 - USS Mississippi 19-6
Oct 21 - USS New Mexico 12-7
Oct 28 @ USS California  
Nov 5 - USS Nevada  
   
1941 Schedule/Results (0-1):  
 - XXXXX 6-26
 - USS New Mexico 2-6
 - USS California 11-0
 - USS New Mexico 6-7
 - USS West Virginia 45-0
 - USS Nevada 44-0
 - USS Mississippi 33-6
 - USS Arizona 18-0
 - USS Maryland * 7-7
  * Fleet Championship  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

 

   
   
   
   

 

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