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Absence of a bridge and no obvious lookout positions on the "birdcage" make me think this an aft view of Nevada. Forward mast is taller and more equipped. If so, are the tugs pushing, pulling or just going along with the program? Around 1920-1921 as a young seaman, my father sailed on a similar trip down the Hudson on Arizona.
Thinking out of the box I consulted Wikipedia and Anonymous is correct!https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Nevada_(BB-36)#/media/File:USS_Nevada_(BB-36)_specs.jpg
Bow shot, I think. Anchors on the bow as well as a Plimsoll line. Most sterns do not taper down like that. Check the wakes - she would not be pushed stern-first.
full armoured conning tower . exterior bridge not yet added. she was commissioned in 1916. not finished the fiddly bits.rms/pa
Again thinking outside of the box I revisited the Wikipedia page and the picture is indeed a bow shot.