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The Sixteen Inch Turrets
.....everything you wanted to know

It is a great reference about; powder,  ammunition, gun placement, as well as an exhaustive guide with pictures on the steps it takes to load the 16 inch guns.

  • General Information
    Here's where you'll find cut away drawings of the turrets, gun barrels, and other interesting information about the big guns.
  • Loading Process (the 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.  ISBN 0-7137-17327

Sumrall, Robert, F., IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIPS, 1988, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis.   ISBN 0-87021-298-2



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