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This are 16 inch gun barrels being built at the Baldwin Locomotive plant in Philadelphia pa. These guns are for the USS NEW JERSEY photo dated early 1942

Ordnance men moving a 16" shell from its storage stall to ammunition hoist on board the Iowa Class Battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62). Nov 1944. 16"/50 calibre Mark 7 gun

Gun Tube for Fort Funston, California. The barrels for the guns were manufactured for mounting on the 35,000 ton battle cruiser U.S.S. Saratoga whose construction was stopped by the Treaty of Washington. Picture taken 14 April 1937.

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German Battleship Bismarck

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The battleship Iowa 1942-2012

USS Missouri (left) and USS Iowa

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Powerful Naval weapons in high-res (30 HQ Photos)

USS Idaho (BB-42). USS Idaho received seven battle stars in World War 2.

USS Hornet CV 1944. Grumman F6F Hellcats parked on the carrier's flight deck and anti-aircraft gun.

German ferry artillery support Siebel A German ferry artillery support "Siebel" at anchor carrying four 88 mm Flak 36 anti-aircraft and two 20 mm FlaK 38 anti-aircraft guns.

A German "Nashorn" in Italy 1944. L/Cpl J.A. Thrasher, Westminster Regiment of the 5 Canadian Armored Brigade, with his PIAT gun and a self-propelled 88mm gun which he knocked out with it. 26 May 1944, Pontecorvo (vicinity), Italy.

Six Great Carriers In Ulithi Anchorage: Read from foreground to background: USS Wasp, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Hancock, USS Ticonderoga, and USS Lexington, anchored at Ulithi before a strike on Japan. U. S. Navy Photo

USS New Jersey fires a six gun salvo of 16 inch shells into an enemy troop concentration near Kaesong, Korea.