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Forward Turret

Foraward Turret

Courtesy: The Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing 

A view of the forward 13 inch turret from the forecastle. Visitors swarm the ship to view the famed "Bulldog of the Navy". The gun barrels have the decorative tompions in the protect the barrel from the salt air. These would be removed before firing.

Forward Turret #2

Courtesy: U.S. Naval Institute

Above: Another view of the forward 13" turret. Visitors get an explanation of the turret from a member of the ships crew.

 

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Cut-away view

Cutaway drawing courtesy of the American Society of Naval Engineers

 

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