16inch-guns How Battleship Guns Work: “16 Inch Gun & Turret” 1955 US Navy Training Film MN-9321c; Iowa Class BBS

The 16″/50 caliber Mark 7 — United States Naval Gun is the main armament of the Iowa-class battleships. These guns were 66 feet (20 m) long—50 times their 16-inch (406 mm) bore, or 50 calibers, from breechface to muzzle.

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la-fleet-week-2018 2018 LA Fleet Week – Five ships Arrived

Three of the ships came in on Tuesday, 28 August. The final two arrived on Friday, 31 August, just in time for the long Labor Day Weekend. It was quite a weekend.

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dxing DXing and DXpeditions

Curious about DXing, Here’s a video describing two of the fascinating aspects of amateur radio, DXing and DXpeditions.

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antennas Battleship IOWA Antennas Review Manual Slideshow Rev C

Curious about the IOWA’s communications antennas. Mathew C Orlich, WA6AJC, has created a slideshow to show you what they look like, where they are mounted, and to explain how they are used.

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sgt-reckless Sgt Reckless – Korean War Horse Hero

Story of Sgt Reckless, a horse so heroic during the Korean war she was promoted to Staff Sergeant by the Commandant of the US Marine Corps, and is listed alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and John Wayne as one of our all-time heroes.

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comm-officer-afloat The Communications Officer Afloat (released 1974)

This 1974 Navy documentary examines the duties and daily routines of two Communications Officers. One serves on board a destroyer escort, the other an aircraft carrier. This film features extensive footage of 1970’s Navy warships. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UM(O)-41.

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videos-radio-at-war Radio at War 1944 RCA Radio Corporation of America

Communications and communicators facilitate World War II

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16-inch-gun-turret-video Turret Crawl

Join us for a behind the scenes below deck tour inside the IOWA’s 16″ gun turrets with Mike Getscher, VP of Operations as we watch him crawl through the ship and learn how the gun crew operated these guns.

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raising-guns-video The Big Sticks – Raising the Guns

Rich Koehnen, former USS New Jersey Crewmember, guides us behind the scenes aboard the IOWA to explain how the crew managed to raise the 16″ gun barrels and refit the bloomers.

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shells-arrive-video Shells Arrive

The navy donated inert, practice rounds to the ship. They had to travel from Crane, Indiana, to San Pedro. The challenge was to schedule four different railroads and a local cargo handling contractor to get them to the ship.

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adam-the-woo-video Exploring the OFF LIMIT Areas of the Battleship IOWA

Join Adam The Woo on an extended, 30 minute, guided tour of ship’s nooks and crannies from the Captain’s quarters to the steam turbines to loading the 5″ guns.

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Panoramic Images

panoramic-images 140+ Panoramic Images Aboard the IOWA

View the IOWA from top to bottom in high resolution panoramic images from the 012 Level down to the Seventh Deck. Using your keyboard you can examine a 360 degree view of each location as well as zooming in for even more details.

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