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USS NORTH CAROLINA

These pictures our courtesy of Russell Damtoft in Bethesda, MD. His father, Walter Damtoft, was a reporter and editor with the Charlotte Observer and was assigned to cover the ship coming into Wilmington in Great photos!

enrique262: 16"/50 caliber (406mm) Mark 7 gun,... - war is only for stupids, but...

The turret held three guns; below the gun deck were the turret floor, the machinery floor, and two levels of magazines for the shells and propellant charges. Two centrally located ammunition hoists carried the ordnance from the magazines to the gun deck.

Battleships at anchor on battleship row in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. USS Nevada USS Oklahoma * USS Pennsylvania USS Arizona * USS Tennessee USS California * USS Maryland USS West Virginia * *Sunk or destroyed

Battleships at anchor on battleship row in Pearl Harbor on December USS Nevada USS Oklahoma * USS Pennsylvania USS Arizona * USS Tennessee USS California * USS Maryland USS West Virginia * *Sunk or destroyed

26-inch thick armor from Japanese Yamato class battleship pierced by a US Navy 16-inch gun. The armor is on display at the US Navy Museum.

thick armor from Japanese Yamato class battleship, pierced by a US Navy gun. The armor is on display at the US Navy Museum just in case anyone asked to see the math. That is a huge hole.