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The Battleship (Grand Canyon)
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Highest point
Elevation 5,850 ft (1,780 m)
Prominence 832 ft (254 m)
Isolation 0.75 mi (1.21 km)
Parent peak Maricopa Point
Location Grand Canyon National Park
(Coconino Plateau),
Coconino County, Arizona, US
Parent range Kaibab Plateau
Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Grand Canyon
Age of rock Permian down to Cambrian
Mountain type sedimentary rock: sandstone-(prominence-cliff), siltstone, mudstone, limestone, shale
Type of rock Coconino Sandstone,
Hermit Shale,
Supai Group,
Redwall Limestone,
Muav Limestone,
Bright Angel Shale, Tapeats Sandstone

The Battleship is a 5,850-foot (1,780 m)-elevation summit located in central Grand Canyon, in Coconino County of northern Arizona, United States. The ridgeline, Battleship landform forms part of the western border of Garden Creek Canyon, which contains the Bright Angel Trail down to the Colorado River, and across it to Phantom Ranch. The east border of Garden Creek Canyon is the South Rim, with the overlooks of Grandeur Point and Yavapai Point. The Battleship is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northwest of Yavapai Point, 1.5 miles due-north of Grand Canyon Village, and roughly 2.0 miles (3.2 km) southwest of the Colorado River.

The long ridgeline of "the battleship", is oriented slightly southwest-by-northeast, with the "conning tower", (The Battleship prominence), at the southwest, making up about one fourth of the battleship landform. The striking west Redwall Limestone cliffs, surmounted by the orange-reddish slopes of Supai Group “redbeds”, of The Battleship landform, is offset at the east, by the same Redwall cliffs and orange-red "redbeds", of the cliffs of the South Rim.

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The Battleship, Grand Canyon at sunrise
The Battleship at sunrise
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The Battleship peak, and the horizontal "ship surface"

The Battleship prominence is composed of cliffs of Coconino Sandstone, upon short eroded slopes of Hermit Shale. The length of "the battleship" is a cliff-platform of the upper member of the Supai Group, (unit 4, Esplanade Sandstone). The entire 4-member orange-red Supai Group (heavily vegetated), sits on the platform, and tall cliffs of the Redwall Limestone. Below the Redwall cliffs are the Tonto Group members - a short cliff of Muav Limestone, large slopes of Bright Angel Shale, and short cliffs of Tapeats Sandstone.

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