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16" Naval rifles

Post by Pokermind on Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:18 am

Here are two pics of 16" Naval rifle the first shows one finished at the Naval Ordince plant in Pocatello, Idaho



Test fire near Arco Idaho



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Post by Admin on Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:01 pm

WTF the plant was in Idaho? There is nothing in Idaho????

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Post by Dilandu on Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:18 pm

Are you sure it's the naval 16-inch rifle? It looks pretty much as army's M1919.

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Post by Pokermind on Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:52 pm

Yep 16" naval rifles.  here three sit in USS Iowa's turret under construction.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/016121.jpg

From http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/61a.htm lots of pics of the lead ship of the Iowa Class's leadship under construction.

Oh something you might be interested in, an Imperial Russian BB under construction in US see http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/00f.htm

From the above, six pages of a history of the ship in Russian and Japanese Navy including plans http://navsource.org/archives/01/pdf/01frbbs2a.pdf  Note stack surrounded by air preheat space like I used in my Monitor drawings.  Enjoy!


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Post by Dilandu on Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:59 pm

I'm not sure it's navy Mark 7.
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Post by Pokermind on Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:58 pm


http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/016120.jpg

"Hoisting one of the ship's nine 16"/50 Mark VII main battery guns on board, while she was fitting out, at the New York Navy Yard, circa Autumn 1942. Another gun is still on the pier, at the bottom of the photo."  So yep a US Navy Mark 7.


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Post by Pokermind on Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:06 am

Admin wrote:WTF the plant was in Idaho? There is nothing in Idaho????

Yes, in my home town Pocatello about four blocks from my childhood home. As kids we used to like to watch the security jeeps make the rounds, they had pentil mounted .30 MGs. When I was about 5-6 they had an open house a Navy 16"/50 Mark VII main battery gun mounted on a lathe is an impressive sight turning about 4 RPM, the carrage traveled on rails the machinist riding the carriage. The tool bit was 2" (50mm) square. I used to have a chip off a 16" gun that chip wasabout an eight of an inch thick, as said that lathe was a monster! Most impressive was heating the barrel in a pit, a pipe down the center sprayed water on the liner allowing its extraction, then a new liner was installed talk about steam! They made 40 mm Pom-pom guns there too, rejects provided clothesline poles, a friend made a model of a rifled Parrot gun using one reject and a pair of Japanese MG wheels he brought home from Iwo.

This video of the Washington cannon factory will give an idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epclkzKJvfc

The test range near Arco, about 10 miles SSW near Big Bute, Later the AEC took it over and built the nations first power breeder reactors, Arco, Idaho was the first city in the world lit by atomic power, they train Navy reactor operators there to this day.
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