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RE: Naval Bombing
www.pearl.harbor.com and www.ussmissouri.com confirm that the
Missouri had 3 turrets of 3 guns each (65 foot long and weigh 116 tons) called
16 inch and fire a 2,700lb shell 23 miles in 50 seconds. Also displacement
fully loaded was 58,000 tons and 45,000 tons unloaded.
message dated 12/12/2001 9:23:30 AM Pacific Standard Time, Jwscpd8@aol.com
we could see the shadow of the shell as it passed in
of us, hit the hill, then literally lift the top off and set it back
It sounds very powerful.
long did the Naval bombing last?
According to a reference source I
checked, each round from 16 inch guns
had the explosive power of 2,700
Ib--much more powerful than
the 500 Ib that the Air Force used.
seems the Navy also engaged
in carpet bombing, using their Naval guns,
the K.W. For instance, the Naval guns bombarded
of Wonsan for 41 straight days and nights
in the last months before the
Armistice, setting a new
world record. Does anyone have any idea why the
Navy did this?