The Sixteen Inch
.....everything you wanted to know
It is a great reference about; powder,
placement, as well as an exhaustive guide with pictures on the steps it takes to
load the 16 inch guns.
Here's where you'll find cut away
drawings of the turrets, gun barrels, and other interesting
information about the big guns.
30 second clock)
Listed in here are steps and
pictures on the process of loading a sixteen inch naval gun.
All of the information in these pages is from
the two sources below: (If you get a chance - go to the library
and get these books, they are VERY enlightening!)
Muir, Malcolm, THE IOWA CLASS
BATTLESHIPS, 1987, Sterling Publishing, New York.
Sumrall, Robert, F., IOWA CLASS
BATTLESHIPS, 1988, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis.