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Twin mount 5-inch, 38-caliber gun turret from USS Reno displayed at US Navy Museum Atlantic exhibition.

Twin mount gun turret from USS Reno displayed at US Navy Museum Atlantic exhibition.

USS Idaho BB-42,fires the 14/50 guns of Turret Three at nearly point-blank range, during the bombardment of Okinawa, 1 April 1945.Photographed from USS West Virginia (BB-48). -

USS Idaho fires her guns of Turret Three at nearly point-blank range, during the bombardment of Okinawa, 1 April Photographed from USS West Virginia

Twin mount 5-inch, 38-caliber gun turret from USS Reno displayed at US Navy Museum Atlantic exhibition.

Twin mount gun turret from USS Reno displayed at US Navy Museum Atlantic exhibition.

USS ASTORIA in the Delaware River shortly after launching.  Note the absence of gun turrets, masts, and much of her superstructure. -photo from NARA Records Group 80-G

USS ASTORIA in the Delaware River shortly after launching. Note the absence of gun turrets, masts, and much of her superstructure. -photo from NARA Records Group

Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, 24 October 1944 Japanese battleship Yamato is hit by a bomb near her forward 460mm gun turret, during attacks by U.S. carrier planes as she transited the Sibuyan Sea. This hit did not produce serious damage.

Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, 24 October 1944 Japanese battleship Yamato is hit by a bomb near her forward gun turret, during attacks by U. carrier planes as she transited the Sibuyan Sea. This hit did not produce serious damage.

IJN Mikuma after the Battle of Midway. She had been bombed by planes from both the USS Enterprise and USS Hornet. Note her shattered midships structure, torpedo dangling from the aft port side tubes and wreckage atop her number four eight-inch gun turret. [5724 x 4501]

Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma, photographed from a USS Enterprise SBD aircraft during the Battle of Midway, after she had been bombed by planes from Enterprise and USS Hornet

Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee’s forward 11-inch triple-gun turret, circa 1939.

Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee’s forward triple-gun turret, circa

USS New Mexico (BB-40) 14-inch projectiles on deck, while the battleship was replenishing her ammunition supply prior to the invasion of Guam, July 1944. The photograph looks forward on the starboard side, with triple 14/50 gun turrets at left. Note floater nets stowed atop the turrets. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Ammunition Replenishment - USS New Mexico July 1944 preparation for invasion of Guam

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